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Alanya

Explore natural wonders and even swim in waters Cleopatra allegedly visited in this Turkish coastal town.

Our most recommended things to do in Alanya

From Alanya: Green Canyon Boat Trip with Lunch and Drinks

1. From Alanya: Green Canyon Boat Trip with Lunch and Drinks

Enjoy a memorable full-day excursion into the heart of nature. Begin you day with pickup from your hotel and a bus ride to the Green Canyon. Continue your journey by boat along the 14-kilometer-long Grand Canyon and 3-kilometer-long Little Canyon. Make use of stops to swim along the way. Admire the lush surroundings of the Green Canyon as you sail along this emerald-green lake. Be sure to keep an eye out for the rare brown fish owl as you cruise.  After exploring the Green Canyon, enjoy a longer swimming break in sparkling waters. Continue the cruise across the canyon before stopping for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant with breathtaking views over the lake. Well-rested and well-fed, continue onwards to explore the canyon further. Admire spectacular views of the mountain range and woodlands around you. Stop for one last refreshing dip before the return trip to your hotel.

Sapadere Canyon Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Alanya

2. Sapadere Canyon Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Alanya

Escape the hot and humid coast of Alanya for the day and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Sapadere Canyon. Located approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Alanya City, Sapadere Canyon offers visitors the chance to walk along a network of well-maintained wooden walkways through the Taurus Mountains, and experience the dramatic landscape up-close. With departures from hotels in Alanya province, drive to the cooling Canyon for the start of your 7-hour guided tour which includes a typical lunch of local produce in Sapadere village. Take in the fresh mountain air and marvel at nature’s pure beauty. During the relaxed 750-meter walk, pass numerous waterfalls cascading down the rocks. If you're feeling brave, jump in and swim in ice cold water! During this trip you will also visit the natural cave called Guceler (Smurffs cave). It will be an interesting experience to see the stalagmites and stalactites formations.

Alanya: Pirates Boat Tour with Lunch and Drinks

3. Alanya: Pirates Boat Tour with Lunch and Drinks

You will be picked up from your hotel and the shuttle will take you to Alanya Harbor, where your sailing adventure begins. From there, you will see the historical shipyard and the famous sight of Alanya: the Red Tower. The next stop is at Pirate's Cave and Lover's Cave, where you will have the opportunity to take a swim, explore the cliffs or watch the spectacular jumping show of the boat staff. Continue to Phosphorous Cave, watching the countless colorful fish in the Mediterranean Sea. Close to Cleopatra Beach, you will have some time to go for a swim in the turquoise waters. Have lunch in the New Alanya Harbor then see Devil's Cave, Mud Cave and Ulaş Beach - maybe you will find some treasure. You will have the chance to get off the boat here and enjoy the cold water and the beautiful sand beach. On your way back to the harbor, you can look around for dolphins, and the boat staff will provide some entertainment.

Alanya: Quad Bike Safari

4. Alanya: Quad Bike Safari

Pickup is available for all guests from their hotel security gate. From there you will arrive to the activity facility where you will watch a short movie about driving whilst learning information about how quad bikes work. You will then take a test drive around the facility twice. When you are ready to drive, everyone will follow the tour leader, marking the beginning of the tour program. It will take about 2 hours including stops, and you are guaranteed to feel adrenaline as you drive through the rivers and mud. A paparazzi team will be on hand to to take your photos while you are riding and swimming. Following your driving experience, you will watch a short movie and will have photos and a DVD available to purchase. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be returned to your hotel by an air-conditioned minibus.

Alanya: Unlimited 4G Internet in Turkey with Pocket Wi-Fi

5. Alanya: Unlimited 4G Internet in Turkey with Pocket Wi-Fi

Book a portable Wi-Fi rental service and avoid expensive data roaming charges or connecting to risky public Wi-Fi zones. Skip the hassle of buying a high-cost data package in advance or changing your sim card.  Save yourself the time looking for free Wi-Fi and relax with 24/7 live support to make the most of your experience in Turkey.  This is an unlimited package at 4G/LTE speed that has no limitations at any level of data usage. Watch movies, play games, make online calls, stream your playlists, share your memories, use live navigation, and more. Please note that connection speed may be affected depending on mobile coverage. In order to book, please select the rental option from 1 to 14 days. Provide your delivery and return addresses or flight details. If you prefer airport delivery the local partner will send you a meet and delivery/return service contact number.

Alanya: Tandem Paragliding Over a Castle and the Sea

6. Alanya: Tandem Paragliding Over a Castle and the Sea

We are rightly called the "KINGS OF ALANYA" Tandem Paragliding is one of the best activities to do in Alanya with professionally trained and official certified Pilots by FAI (Federation Aeronautics International). Enjoy the beautiful view over Alanya. The starting point's altitude is 700m. View the turquoise-blue sea and the castle from up to 1,000m high. Whether a relaxed flight in the thermals or exciting flight maneuvers. A breathtaking and royal tandem paragliding experience where you will meet your wishes and expectations awaits you and if you dare, you can take over the control of the paraglider for a short time. The crowning glory is the landing on the world-famous white sandy beach of Cleopatra. Pilots can fly 6-7 times a day, so hurry up to be among our happy guests.

Alanya: 2-Hour Traditional Turkish Bath Experience

7. Alanya: 2-Hour Traditional Turkish Bath Experience

On your visit to Alanya, set aside 2 hours to experience a Turkish bath. After this relaxing and rejuvenating ritual you’ll be ready for even more sightseeing! In Western Europe the Turkish bath as a means of cleansing and relaxation became popular during the Victorian era. The process involved is similar to that of a sauna, but is more closely related to ancient Greek and Roman bathing practices. The history of the traditional bath or hamam extends back centuries but it is still as prevalent as ever! It’s never been seen as just a time to cleanse the skin, but is a total experience that occurs in a special atmosphere. This Turkish bath experience includes a sauna, steam bath, foam massage, and aromatherapy oil massage. This full regime will make your body feel more fit, and your spirit feel more healthy. For a cleansing spa experience in Alanya, a Turkish bath at a hamam is perfect if you’re looking for a bit of calm and relaxation on your holiday. Indulge yourself with a body scrub and soap massage as you enjoy one of Turkey’s most unique and pleasurable traditions.

Alanya: 4-Hour City Tour with Sunset Panorama

8. Alanya: 4-Hour City Tour with Sunset Panorama

Travel around Alanya in a jeep and take in the city’s top sights. The 4-hour activity begins with a drive to a panoramic spot in the Taurus Mountains. The entire city will appear before you at a glance. Enjoy the views before driving down to Cleopatra’s Beach and the Damlatas Cave. For an additional fee you can enter the cave and marvel at the amazing stalactites and stalagmites that are 15,000 years old. Discover Alanya’s harbor, the iconic Red Tower and the old shipyard, and drive up to the castle to enjoy the magnificent sunset. From the top of the castle, built in the 13th century, you’ll have views of the city, the coastline and the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.

Alanya: Cable Car, Boat Trip and Dimcay

9. Alanya: Cable Car, Boat Trip and Dimcay

Start your day with a convenient pick up service at your accommodation. Meet your friendly expert guide and head to the stunning Alanya City on this guided tour. First you will take a cable car up to the Alanya Castle, and visit an iconic attraction of the district.  Later, experience the Damlatas Cave and admire the stalagmites, stalactites and columns. Whilst here you can also visit one of the most famous beaches in the Riviera called Cleopatra. Afterwards, have the opportunity to relax during a one-hour boat trip that departs from Alanya harbor and sails around the peninsula. Marvel at landmarks such as the Red Tower, the ruins of 13th-century Seljuk castle and numerous caves (pirates, phosphorus and lovers cave). Next, drive to the Dimcay River — one of the must-see attractions in Alanya and enjoy lunch there. It's a great place with delicious food, cool pockets of shade from the sun, and refreshing water. Have some free time in Alanya to explore the city by yourself.

From Alanya: Sapadere Canyon Discovery Tour

10. From Alanya: Sapadere Canyon Discovery Tour

Discover one of the most colorful places in the Alanya region - the magnificent Sapadere Canyon on a full-day tour. Get picked up from your hotel in Alanya at 10 AM, and set off on a 48 km drive to Sapadere. During the journey, admire breathtaking views of the gorge along the route, crossing the Sedre River multiple times on the scenic mountain road. On the way, stop for 15-20 minutes in a nomad tent where you can taste gözleme (Turkish pancake) as a light snack. Then, head over to the Cüceler Cave (the dwarf cave) for the chance to get out and explore. After this, continue on to the village of Sapadere Village for a 45-minute stroll to visit some interesting places. Discover the small village mosque, an old watermill, and a silk weaving workshop. Have the chance to visit a fruit garden where you can pick fresh oranges and taste local exotic fruits. Then, arrive at Sapadere Canyon for the opportunity to discover its hidden waterfalls and swim in crystal clear natural pools. Follow the stairs down to pristine swimming spots, with water flowing all year round. At the end of a 600 m path, find the most impressive waterfall where swimming is also allowed. Take a dip in this spectacular location and refresh yourself from the heat.   Finally, at around 4:30 PM, return to Alanya where you will be dropped off back at your hotel and the tour concludes.

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What people are saying about Alanya

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,105 reviews

Really fun day out. The views during the rafting are absolutely incredible. Great value for money aswell considering all that is included. We did purchase water shoes whilst we were there but i'd reccomend taking your own if you can as they were really uncomfortable. There was only one thing I wouldve changed about that trip and that was the fact we are english speakers but put with a german speaking group and tour guide, so we couldnt understand alot of what was going on

It was just great! our guide - Captain Jack was the best! He made it such an adventure for all of us! we laughed a lot! the water is a bit cold. wear watershoes. dont take anything with you. the pictures and the video are verry good and funny! its worthy!

It was overall an amazing experience, would definitely do this agin. I do recommend bringing your own snacks and drinks as the food they serve isn’t the best!

The driver was very nice and always on time and everything was extremely organized LOVEEEE IT so pretty and professional dance! Congratulations to the team

It was a amazing experience with city tour if someone wants to see the how beautiful alanya city definitely go with this .