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Alanya > Alanya Manavgat River Cruise

Alanya Manavgat River Cruise

  Last Updated: April 16, 2023

Alanya Manavgat river cruise is a popular excursion organized both in hot and cold season. You just can’t find more water than on this tour. We head downstream on a boat trip to the meeting point of the emerald Manavgat River and the azure Mediterranean Sea. First, we swim at Cleopatra Beach and then at the place where the sea and river merge. On our way up the river, chef prepares a delicious lunch for us. After lunch and swimming we will walk around the town of Manavgat to visit historic sites and the famous bazaar of the town.

Next on the programme is a huge waterfall on the Manavgat River. It’s about 40 metres wide and looks breathtaking. We will take lots of memorable photos during the day. In the evening we will be transferred directly to the hotel by a comfortable minibus. There are no hidden costs. Transfers, boat trip, ticket to the waterfall and lunch – everything is included in the price of the tour. Enjoy it!

Alanya is surrounded by natural parks and areas of natural beauty.  The Manavgat River is just one of these beauties and what better way to explore it than by drifting along its calm emerald waters lined with forests full of flora and fauna?

More than just a lazy river ride, you may also have the chance to shop until you drop at the locally famed market that takes place in Manavgat on Mondays and Thursdays.  Here you will be amazed at the sights and sounds of a Turkish market that will awaken your senses with the aromas of spices and vibrant colours of the market stalls.  This is a great chance to experience a Turkish market and a typically Turkish shopping experience.

On this tour you will actually start at the Manavgat waterfalls and head downstream through the magnificent landscape taking in the stunning river banks as you head towards the Mediterranean Sea and the place where fresh water meets saltwater.  You will experience all of this with the Taurus Mountains at your rear, providing an ever present dominance over the landscape.

📅 Tour Days:Every Monday & Thursday
⏱️ Tour Hours:8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
✔️ Tour Includes:Transfer, lunch, guiding, boat trip, entrance fees
📌 Tour Highlights:River cruise, Manavgat waterfall, authentic Turkish bazaar

Alanya Manavgat River Cruise Price

In 2023, price of Alanya Manavgat River Boat Trip is 30 € for adults, 15 € for children between age 7 and 12, free for children under 6 years old.

Includes / Excludes

  • Hotel Transfer (Both Ways)
  • English Guiding
  • Lunch (Open Buffet)
  • Entrance Tickets
  • Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Personal Expenses

Alanya Manavgat River Cruise Itinerary

You should expect to leave your hotel at around 08:30 when you are picked up by comfortable coach ready to make your way to the Manavgat Waterfalls and your vessel for the day.  Once you are on board your captain and crew will head downstream towards the sea.  As you travel along the river you should keep an eye out for unexpected wildlife that may include turtles or river snakes.

The lazy river ride lasts around 2 hours and you will dock at the small jetty where the river reaches the sea.  You will then have some time for swimming before you are served with a BBQ lunch prepared and cooked on board.

After lunch you will be able to visit the town of Manavgat and experience the local market.  There is also a Mosque in Manavgat that boasts four minarets and is worth a visit to explore the ornate interior and exterior. 

After you have driven a hard bargain in the market and have had your fill of the town you will head back to your transfer vehicle ready to return to Alanya feeling rested and satisfied with your day out.


How much is Alanya Manavgat River Cruise?

Cost of Alanya Manavgat River Cruise is 30 € for adults, 15 € for children between age 7 and 12, free for children under 6 years old in 2023.

Will I need to take a swim suit?

Absolutely.  If you want to take advantage of the cool waters it would be even better if you had your costume on ready to take a dip!

What time will I get back to the hotel?

You should arrive back at approximately 17:30.

What is the boat like?

The river boat is a small comfortable boat with sunbathing decks and a covered seating area.  You will be made to feel most welcome on board where there will be a small bar available for drinks hot or cold.

What sorts of things can I buy in the market?

This is a local market that is frequented by villagers buying their fruit and vegetables.  You can also find a selection of spices and sweets as well as cloth and leather stalls.