This is a full day tour of outstanding natural beauty that takes you to Green Canyon, from where you can enjoy the views of Oymapinari Dam, with its green waters and stunning mountain surround. On the way to the Canyon and Dam you will travel through some of the oldest village settlements of the breathtaking Taurus Mountains, Ibradi, Ormana and Sarıhacılar villages are just three of such. The unique architecture of these villages makes them known as buttoned houses. They are not made from cement but from natural fibres and trees and are unique to this area. With friendly locals to greet you as you travel you will begin to understand the true meaning of Turkish hospitality.
As your tour progresses you will visit Altinbesik National Park where you will visit the Altinbesik caves. Renowned for their ethereal beauty this is the third largest underground lake in Turkey. The lake is of 50 kilometres in length and 15 metres deep, with hundreds and thousands of stalagmites and stalactites formed over thousands if not millions of years. This totally natural beauty is worthy of a thousand pictures.
In 2023, price of Manavgat Altinbesik Cave Tour is 27 € for adults, 17 € for children between age 4 and 11, free for children under 4 years old.
Every Monday & Thursday between, all year round. from 08:45 to 16:30.
Your day commences with an early morning transfer (approx. 08:00) from your hotel to the Altinbesik National Park, through the Taurus Mountains and down to Green Canyon and the Oymapinari Dam. The National Park is an ecologists dream with over 600 species of different plants. The Park has been around since 1994 and is thriving to this day.
You will have lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant before reaching the Cave and taking the boat across the colourful waters. The total length of these underground waters is over 50 kilometres, your ride will take in a shorter length of known, safe waters, around 450 metres or thereabout.
After lunch you will have free time before returning to the coach and back to your Alanya hotel, where you can swim, sunbathe or simply relax and enjoy the emerald waters of the Dam.
Cost of Manavgat Altinbesik Cave Tour is 27 € for adults, 17 € for children between age 4 and 11, free for children under 3 years old in 2023.
This is a gentler tour for families, friends and groups to enjoy. With the beautiful scenery of the majestic Taurus Mountains and for anyone who loves caves and their beauty, this is a must do for your Alanya holiday.
This tour does not suit anyone with mobility difficulties, due to the walking aspect, and should be considered when booking. Although there are no restrictions for younger children, it is up to the family when booking, to consider whether younger members of the family will be able to enjoy the tour or not.
This tour goes out several days a week between the hours of 08:00 and 18:00 return to Alanya. Your purchased ticket will give your day, date and time of pickup.
Transfers plus air conditioned coach throughout the tour.
English speaking guide service throughout the day.
Lunch and Insurance.
Your personal expenses for the day are not included. This means also any drinks that you choose to purchase and any snacks (other than your lunch).
Bring your swimsuit, towel and suncreams, together with your sunglasses and or hat if you wish. There may be a cool swimming option at the Dam, with some free time for you to do as you wish.
Bring some money for those little extras. You may wish to purchase souvenirs as you travel through the region, or extras surplus to your lunch and drinks.
Don’t forget your camera. With a variety of landscapes to tempt your photographer’s eye, you will be sorry if you don’t bring it with you.
Do wear appropriate footwear for walking distances.