Manavgat Aspendos Side tour from Alanya is a day trip to visit three ancient towns and the famous Manavgat or Kursunlu waterfall.
In the tour, you will see a huge 40m wide waterfall. It is situated on the full-flowing Manavgat river, which connects the Taurus Mountains to the Mediterranean Sea.
Aspendos is a city famous for its giant ancient amphitheatre with a seating capacity of 15,000 spectators at a time.
The amphitheatre is still in active use, although it is approximately 2 thousand years old. It hosts the world-famous Fire of Anatolia dance show. (the show is available every Tuesday – see the page)
Side is both young and old at the same time. Its history goes back to the 7th century B.C. until the 9th century A.D. After that, pirates destroyed it and it became a ghost town. Until the end of the 19th century, it was uninhabited, and the buildings were covered by sand. Numerous archaeological excavations are now taking place within the town.
This three-in-one tour is a fantastic value for seeing something more than the beach, pool or bar. If you are staying in Alanya and wish to learn the history of your holiday region, this tour is for you.
|📅 Tour Days:||Tue, Thu, Sun|
|⏱️ Tour Hours:||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|✔️ Tour Includes:||Transfer, entrance tickets, lunch, guiding|
|📌 Tour Highlights:||Aspendos ancient theater, Side old town, Manavgat waterfall|
In 2023, the price of Manavgat Aspendos Side tour from Alanya is €60 per adult, €30 for children between the ages of 7 and 12, and free for children under six.
This 3 in 1 tour begins with a pickup from your Alanya hotel at around 09:00. An English-speaking guide will accompany you throughout the day.
Your first stop will be the ancient city of Aspendos, where you can visit the famous amphitheatre, one of the best-preserved amphitheatres of the Mediterranean.
With a 15,000 seating capacity, you may be surprised to hear that the venue is still in use. Thanks to its wonderful acoustics, various operas, shows, and modern ballet performances are organised throughout the summer.
Your second stop of the day will be Side. A modern-looking city today was once an ancient thriving city. Today, antique buildings and columns sitting side by side with modern architecture, you can walk in the footsteps of gladiators and marvel at the ancient buildings.
You will receive free time at the bazaar here to soak up the ambience of its cultured past and purchase a few souvenirs along the way.
Your last stop will be either the Manavgat or Kursunlu waterfalls. After a stop at an authentic restaurant close to the waterfalls for lunch, you can enjoy watching the white foam of the water as it hits with force, creating clouds of mist over the river.
It is a refreshing sight, even on the hottest day, and you will have some free time after lunch to explore and take photographs of this area of natural beauty.
The cost of Alanya Manavgat Aspendos Side Tour is 60 € for adults, 30 € for children between the ages 7 and 12, and free for children under six years old in 2023.
This tour is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.
Otherwise, this is a historical sightseeing tour for all ages. The beauty of the amazing sights makes it a pleasant and relaxing day out.
This tour is organised every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and lasts 8 – 9 hours. Your pickup will be at 09:00 and return at approximately 18:00.
Your pickup and return to Alanya, English-speaking guiding, lunch, entrance tickets and travel insurance.
DVD and photographs.
Drinks and any snacks surplus to your lunch.
Good walking shoes are necessary.
Wear comfortable clothing and bring sun creams and sunglasses and a sun hat.
Take your camera for photo opportunities.
Bring some money for the personal extras you may wish to buy, such as drinks, souvenirs or snacks, along the way.
If you bring children, they will need proof of identity before entering museums. This is necessary to verify their ages to get discounted tickets.