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Manavgat River: Our most recommended tours and activities

Full-day Dolphin Island Boat Trip with Lunch

1. Full-day Dolphin Island Boat Trip with Lunch

The exuberant daily boat trip organized in and around Side offer quite nice pleasures that add value to your holiday. Sunbathing, relaxation and swimming from the boat will give you extraordinary pleasure. While sipping your drink on the terrace of our boat, you will admire the scenery you will see with a sweet breeze waving your hair. This full day joyful daily boat tour will start from Manavgat River. We will take a 40-minute boat ride from the river pier to the sea. During this journey you will see the river turtles lined up on the river bank. When our boat gets a little closer to the turtles, they will all jump into the water quickly. And while our boat is slowly traveling with music, we will pass the shipyards by the river. Very amazing and wonderful wooden boats are being built here. All the boats you see on the river were built at these shipyards. When we get to the place where the river meets the sea, we will take a break here. This place is quite interesting on one side of the sea and on the other side of the river. And you can swim in the icy water of the river or in the sea. Or you can take a walk by the beach. Or you can choose to stay in the boat. After the break at the mouth of the sea, our boat will take anchor from the pier and will slowly leave the river and go out to sea. And our boat tour starts at the sea. Depending on the weather, we will sail east or go to the ancient peninsula Side. Of course we're gonna have a swimming break on the way. And if we are lucky today, we will follow dolphins in the sea. We will also see huge sea turtles (caretta caretta) at the sea. When you cross the ancient peninsula by boat, don't forget to watch the magnificent Side view from the boat and the temple of Apollo at the end of the peninsula! If the weather is favorable, we will go from sea to east direction for about 1 hour. Again, of course we will have swimming breaks. If we go to the direction of Alanya there will be a chance to go to a small island and walk there. And open your eyes to the Dolphins!

Side: Boat Lunch Cruise on Manavgat River and Bazaar Visit

2. Side: Boat Lunch Cruise on Manavgat River and Bazaar Visit

Begin your fantastic day trip by being picked up from your hotel in the city. Board the boat and start your trip down the Manavgat River. Swim in clear waters at the beach between the sea and the river and savor a tasty lunch. Make an optional stop at the magnificent Manavgat Waterfalls and have 20-30 minutes to explore this stunning area. Head to the public bazaar and enjoy the exquisite smells, brightly colored stalls, and bustling atmosphere for 2 hours. If you choose to skip the waterfall, then head to the public bazaar and enjoy around 3 hours of free time to look around.

From Antalya: Manavgat River Cruise with Waterfalls & Market

3. 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.

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What people are saying about Manavgat River

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 47 reviews

I received the confirmation immediately after booking. Then an email followed for the pick-up time at the hotel. on the day of the boat cruise we were picked up on time. At about 10:00 we boarded a pirate boat and sailed across the green river. Food and drink is partly free. With music and a foam disco at sea it was a nice display. Then moored at a beach for a dip in the sea, jet ski rental and a little later a tasty lunch on board. then you sail to the starting point where buses are ready. You can go straight to the big bazaar or first buy a ticket in advance or on board for a visit to the waterfall (30min) and then another 1.5 hours to the bazaar. At half past six we were back at the hotel in Side. It was a fun day with variety.

The experience was amazing and it’s worth the money. The lunch was super good. The guide Temir was very helpful and his knowledge was excellent. The waterfall is wonderful. I would recommend it a lot.

Very good organization. The boat trip was really great. Lunch very tasty. All in all a highly recommended tour.

Everything was well arranged from the hotel pick up to the bazaar. And the communication was very good.

Everything went smoothly and everyone was very nice. You should have seen it.