Did you know that just five kilometres from Side there is another town, Manavgat? We go there in Manavgat boat trip from Side.
In the morning we take a comfortable bus to Manavgat port, where a ship will be waiting for us. The boat will take us down the river. First we visit Cleopatra beach with golden sand. Another amazing thing that we see on the tour is the place where the Manavgat River flows into the Mediterranean. Swimming there is something special as you will be able to feel the difference between the cool emerald river water and the warm azure sea water.
We will be back on the boat that will take us upriver to the centre of Manavgat. The cook will prepare a nice lunch for us. We will enjoy our meal and take a walk to Manavgat, visit the historical sites and the famous bazaar. Our next stop is a large waterfall on the Manavgat River. It is about 40 m wide.
We’ll return to the hotel in the evening with lots of photos, good impressions and perhaps some lucky bargains.
No hidden extras, both transfers, ticket to the waterfall, boat trip and lunch are all included in the price of the tour.
The best introduction to the Manavgat river is by yacht. In a tour that incorporates swimming in the river delta as well as the sea, with a gentle tour that takes you to trout and turtle breeding farms, as well as the stunning Manavgat waterfalls.
The waterfalls of Manavgat are not particularly high but spread along the wide river, cascading into the depths at a high speed. Here you will have stunning views of the falls as they turn from dark blue to the white foamy waters below.
With free time to explore the traditional Manavgat Bazaar, this tour offers so much more than its counterparts. You will be able to brwose the market stalls and all their exotic wares from spices to silks. With an extensive range of leather bags belts and clothes, you are sure to find a bargain or two!
If you have never been to the lovely region of Manavgat before, then you are in for a treat. One of the most naturally beautiful regions surrounding Antalya, a timely reminder of the natural beauty of Turkey, and all within a short distance of Side.
In 2023, price of Side Manavgat River Cruise is 25 € for adults, 15 € for children between age 7 and 12, free for children under 6 years old.
Every Monday & Thursday, all year round from 08:30 to 17:30.
With a pickup from your Side hotel you will be transferred to the pier at Manavgat and welcomed on board your yacht for the day. On departure you will spend approximately 1.5 hours on board where you will visit the Trout farm and have the opportunity to see turtles and pelicans, all natural habitat to this amazing area.
A gentle cruise along the delta, with a stop for swimming, where the Manavgat river meets the sea, you can swim in either the fresh water of the river, or the salt water of the sea. Whichever you choose, the clear fresh air will ensure you have an appetite for the lunch cooked on board for you, by the crew. The delicious lunch of trout or chicken, with pasta and salad, and served with the beautiful fresh bread so loved in this region, will be a delight for your taste buds.
With a slow return to the pier at Manavgat you may sunbathe as you return.
Next will be free time in Manavgat town, where there is a market. You will have approximately 2 hours to relax, walk around shop, and practise your bargaining Turkish style.
With a designated time to return to your coach and guide you will visit the beautiful waterfalls of Manavgat, before returning to Side and your hotel.
Cost of Manavgat Boat Tour From Side is 25 € for adults, 15 € for children between age 7 and 12, free for children under 6 years old in 2023.
This tour goes out on Mondays and Thursdays. Classed as a full day tour, pick up from your Side hotel will be around 09:00 with a return time of approximately 16:00. Thus with an approximate 7 hour duration time.
This tour is most definitely suitable for all ages and any size groups, whether they are family or friends. With its gentler nature, this tour offers land and sea time, with enough variety in the day to keep the children interested and the adults happy.
Smaller groups also enjoy the flexibility and ambience of this yacht and land tour.
First of all your swimsuit and comfortable outer wear, such as shorts and T shirts. Your sun creams, sunglasses and sunhat if you prefer to wear one. Don’t forget to bring a towel, and appropriate footwear for the waterfall and market.
Bring money with you for personal expenditure.
Don’t forget your camera, the waterfall and views from the sea and river are exceptional photo opportunities in their own right, in this lovely region of Turkey!