Konya Province Nature & adventure

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From Side: Jeep Safari Adventure and Boat Trip with Lunch

1. From Side: Jeep Safari Adventure and Boat Trip with Lunch

Take a journey from Side and learn about traditional Turkish culture. Drive around some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Southern Mediterranean area of Turkey. Travel on and off-road on a Jeep, and cross rivers in your vehicle. Try local Turkish foods and teas, and take in an Islamic mosque. Start your tour by boarding your Jeep. Next, meet up with your group and drive as a fleet across rivers, rough roads, and along the mountains. Stop for lunch and tea at a local Turkish town. Once you’re refreshed, continue to the Oymapınar Dam, a stunning arch dam on the Manavgat River. Use this view as a prologue to your next views at Green Lake, a beautiful place to swim. Enjoy a boat tour of the lake, and enjoy a snack at a restaurant near the lake before getting ready to head back in your Jeep. Before you get back to Side, take a quick stop at a mosque to see where the Islamic religion lives. After, relax on your return journey with drop-off at your hotel.

From Antalya: Manavgat River Cruise with Waterfalls & Market

2. From Antalya: Manavgat River Cruise with Waterfalls & Market

Get away from the crowds and participate in a unique and memorable exploration in Manavgat city. Antalya Manavgat River Cruise is an excursion that combines everything you need for a relaxing and exciting exploration. Enjoy a river boat trip, observe stunning landscapes, visit an authentic bazaar and spend your day in an imposing and charming setting. Pick-Up: On the day of your excursion, a modern and comfortable vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Antalya. The car will drive you towards Manavgat, where the boat is. The Manavgat Waterfall: There is a waterfall 3 km far from Manavgat. It is a low (2 m), but very wide (40 m) stream. It is not visible in the flood. This place creates an amazing atmosphere, beautiful views and a pleasant coolness from cold water. It’s transparent, but under the sunlight, it changes its color in a bizarre way, with different shades of blue and green. You can admire the waterfall from a small viewpoint. The pictures here are beautiful. River Trip & Swimming The yacht tour is one of the popular entertainments in Turkey, which is not less interesting than a sea trip. The Manavgat River flows from the eastern slopes of Western Taurus mountains among the canyons. After the waterfall, the landscape is replaced by a plain. After a few kilometres, the river flows into the Mediterranean Sea. It has two dams – Manavgat and Oimapinar. The latter one formed a reservoir called Green Canyon (Green Canyon). After a walk on the river everyone can swim in its delta. There is a sandy spit that separates Manavgat from the Mediterranean Sea. Bathing in cool waters allows refreshing and energizing for the rest of the excursion. This option should be planned in advance and take a swimsuit (swimming trunks) and a towel. If you don’t want to swim, you can just admire the sea view. Market Visit: The market in the city of Manavgat is the local Grand Bazar. Here you can fully experience the Turkish coloring. The range in the market is large: – fresh fruit and vegetables; –spices and sweets; – bags, shoes and accessories; – watches and jewelry; – clothing and jeans; – souvenirs. On the market you can find high-quality copies of famous brands at an affordable price. It can always be reduced as it is obligatory to bargain a little bit. At this stage, tourists are given free time to find what they need. Return Back: After your exciting exploration in Manavgat, a comfortable transfer take you back to Antalya. The excursion ends when you arrive back to your hotel. By that moment, you will be full of emotions and great memories from this tour. Swimsuits, Sunglasses, Towel, Sun Cream, Hat, Comfortable Shoes, Camera.

Side: Green Canyon Boat Tour with Lunch and Drinks

3. Side: Green Canyon Boat Tour with Lunch and Drinks

After pickup from your hotel in Side, drive to Oymapınar Dam to take photos. Then, continue to Green Canyon. Upon arrival, board a boat tour to take in the beautiful scenery of the lake. Stop to go swimming in the turquoise water. After the boat trip, enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant. Choose from meatballs, chicken or fish, served with rice and salad. For drinks, choose from tea, coffee, mineral water, and various soft drinks. After lunch, try a spot of fishing on the lake. You will then start the 2-hour return journey by boat back to the bus. Along the way, make another stop to go swimming and cool down in the refreshing water. You will then be dropped off back at your hotel in Side.

Alanya: Green Canyon Boat Trip on Oymapinar Lake

4. Alanya: Green Canyon Boat Trip on Oymapinar Lake

Start with pickup from your hotel at 8:00 AM and travel by air-conditioned bus to the starting point of the boat trip. Enjoy the beautiful scenery throughout the journey and admire the views of the Mediterranean Sea, the Taurus Mountains, various forests, and local villages. Stop at a viewpoint overlooking the Oymapinar Dam and Lake, also known as the Green Canyon. This lake was formed in 1984 after the damming of the Manavgat River. Today, the lake is a protected area, which is home to a variety of rare birds.  Then, embark on a relaxing boat trip on the calm waters of the lake. Listen to the songs of the many birds who live in the area. Enjoy a stop for an optional swim in the stunning turquoise-green waters.  Break for lunch at a local restaurant on the shore with fantastic views of the lake. After lunch, set sail on the return leg of the journey, and arrive back at the port for your transfer back to your hotel.

Istanbul: 8-Day Cappadocia, Ephesus, Konya, Pamukkale Tour

5. Istanbul: 8-Day Cappadocia, Ephesus, Konya, Pamukkale Tour

Discover the highlights of Turkey on a guided 8-day sightseeing tour. See the best of Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Konya. Visit the famous sites of Ephesus, Pammukale, and the Devrent Valley. Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul Arrive at Istanbul Airport (IST) or SAW airport where the tour representative will meet you with your name sign and private transfer to the hotel for your overnight stay in Istanbul. Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Tour (Breakfast) After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of Istanbul. Visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping and spend the night in Istanbul. Day 3: Istanbul – Izmir – Ephesus Tour – Kusadasi (Breakfast-Dinner) Start with pickup from the hotel and transfer to Istanbul IST or SAW airport for your flight to Izmir. Arrive at Izmir Airport and be met by your tour guide. Next, drive to Ephesus for 45-minutes. First visit the Artemis Temple, before continuing to Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionia. After Ephesus, visit the House of the Virgin Mary. Transfer to the hotel for overnight in Kusadasi. Day 4: Kusadasi – Pamukkale Tour (Breakfast-Dinner) Drive to Pamukkale to visit the Travertine terraces and Hierapolis. Stay overnight in Pamukkale. Day 5: Pamukkale – Cappadocia Cave Hotel (Breakfast) Drive to Cappadocia. Visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the worldwide famous mystic, and Sultanhani Caravanseria, a roadside inn where travelers could rest and recover from the day’s journey. Overnight in Cappadocia in a cave hotel. Day 6: Cappadocia Tour Cave Hotel (Breakfast) Optional: Hot air ballooning with sunrise. See the Three Sisters Fairy Chimneys in Urgup. Then, visit Kaymakli Underground City. Visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum Continue to Uchisar Rock Castle to have a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. Spend the night in a traditional Cappadocia cave hotel. Day 7: Full Day Cappadocia Tour-Istanbul (Breakfast) In the morning, admire the lunar landscape of the Devrent Valley. Enjoy lunch in Avanos, the center of terra cotta works of art since 3000 BC, and enjoy a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop. Transfer to the airport for your domestic flight from Kayseri to Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay. Day 8: Home (Breakfast) After breakfast check out from the hotel and enjoy a private transfer to the airport.

Alanya: Green Canyon Boat Trip With Lunch and Drinks

6. Alanya: Green Canyon Boat Trip With Lunch and Drinks

Enjoy an epic day surrounded by the natural beauty of the Green Canyon. You’ll explore the area by boat and swim in the clear waters of the lake. Relax or give fishing a try, and enjoy a traditional meal for lunch. After pickup from your hotel in the Alanya area, you’ll first stop at the Oymapinar Dam to take photos. It’s then on to the incredible Green Canyon. Once there, you’ll board a boat, ready to take in the beautiful scenery. Stop for a swim or some fishing on the lake. After the boat trip, you’ll enjoy a traditional lunch at a nearby restaurant.  The boat ride then continues for the 2-hour journey back to the bus – but along the way, there’ll be another stop for refreshing swimming. Finally, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Konya Province

The drive from Antalya is very long and tiring. You first collect other participants to Side, and then change to a big bus. In the evening you reach the hotel, which is more than adequate for 2 nights. The absolute highlight and despite the additional costs not being cheap, the balloon flight is an absolute must. Will remain one of our most beautiful travel moments and we have already experienced and seen a lot in the world. An extra compliment to Metin the tour guide! He lives his job and inspires you all day long with his knowledge, commitment and wit. Fluent in English, German and Russian. Conclusion: very long and exhausting journey, but the hardships are worth it. We can only warmly recommend the tour.

Everything went so well! We just came home from one fantastic 8 days toru around in Turkey! It all went so smooth from pick up in the airport to we where driven back to the airport. We had few problems with lugguage and a credit card swallowed by a machine - and the guide was so helpful with contacting airport and bank. We had a driver there was so relaxed so there was absolutly no stress when we where on the road. We had one guide in Istanbul and one guide the rest of the tour and both guides where so knowing and at the same time with respect for alone time. We can only recommend this tour to others!

The trip was one of my favourite, bus was comfortable with air-conditioning, the guide was warm person with a lot of knowledge about Cappadocia and all places which we visited, I am glad I met so many kind people on the trip including drivers. Thank you for amazing memories. Recommending to everyone :)

We were collected from our hotel by jeep and drove around for a few hours with stop points! Waterfights happened what was fun and refreshing. You have a free lunch what was really nice as well! Followed by a boat trip where you can jump off

Great tour! We had amazing guides and drivers, and felt like we had a good amount of time in each city and location. The tour never felt rushed and everything was organized in advance and ran very smoothly. Would recommend!