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 2022, 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 2022.
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!