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Side > Side Buggy Safari

Side Buggy Safari

  Last Updated: May 10, 2024

Side buggy safari is a half-day excursion consisting fast rides, steep turns, dust clouds and a roaring engine. A highly manoeuvrable and reliable buggy is the best way to unwind and change the monotony of a hotel holiday into something exciting.

Buggies are driven like any car, and even easier, you’ll learn in minutes. What’s more this lightweight all-terrain vehicle is very stable and comes with a sturdy safety frame and seat belts. It is safe to take even small children on safari trips. The driving age is 16+. Double or single seater buggies can be reserved.

The safari takes place in the Taurus Mountains, in the forest around Köprülü Canyon. The track is prepared specially for this safari with different levels of difficulty and different types of terrain: dry roads, river and puddles. Before the trip you will be taught how to steer your ‘iron horse’ and take a test drive. Driving time is a total of about two hours with a rest break.

Don’t forget to bring sunglasses and bandanas to protect your eyes and face from dust. If you don’t have them, they can be purchased at the base. Buggy safari in Side is held every day. Helmet for safe travel, buggies in good working order, showers at the base, assistance by experienced instructors and both transfers are included in the safari ticket price. The buggy tour in Side is the most popular tour along with the quad safari. We highly recommend booking it at least a day in advance.

The Buggy is a frame car, which seats up to two people, and is capable of multi terrain driving.  It is open sided and you can sit side by side rather than one in front, one behind.  The Buggy is lower to the ground than the Quad bike which means river riding is another experience again.

You will travel in convoy along the specially modified route, along the lower parts of the Taurus mountains, with the sparkling Mediterrenean shining in the distance.   You will  encounter different terrain as you ride along, encountering the mud, water and obstacles set out for you along the way, giving you that wonderful sense of achievement as you master each difficulty. 

Your Instructors will head the convoy and tail the convoy so that even if you get into difficulties, they will see and come to your aid.  Once again, as  always, your safety is paramount.  Also a team of mechanics will follow the course with you so that should there be any mechanical problems – help is at hand.

📅 Tour Days:Every day
⏱️ Tour Hours:08:30 – 10:00 / 13:30 – 16:00 / 16:00 – 19:00
✔️ Includes:Transfer, powerful buggies, helmet, gas
📌 Highlights:Muddy, dusty adventure. Bumpy tracks in the forest

Side Buggy Safari Price

In 2024, price of Side Buggy Safari is 35 € for single buggy vehicle, 45 € for double buggy vehicle. Buggy Safari lasts 2 hours.

Single Buggy1 Person35 €
Double Buggy2 People45 €

Includes / Excludes

  • Hotel Transfer (Both Ways)
  • Training Service
  • Buggy Cars
  • Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Photos & Videos

Side Buggy Safari Tour Program

The tour goes out every day throughout the summer season and four times every day.  There is a morning session, midday, afternoon and sunset Safari, so whether you prefer to drive in the midday sun or the evening sun, the choice is yours.  You will be advised of the times for pick up when you book.  If you do wish to share a buggy you should declare at the time of booking that there will be two of you on board.  The safari lasts 3 hours with 2 hours of actual driving.  All of this adrenalin among the fresh air and the pine trees of the Taurus Mountains, altogether an unforgettable experience for drivers and non drivers, and heres the best bit, you do not need any previous experience, or to hold a current drivers licence to enjoy the Buggy Safari.

You will be picked up from your hotel or apartment in the Side area, at the chosen time of your safari and brought to the base, at the foothills of the Taurus Mountains.  Once you arrive at the base you will be greeted by your Instructor, who will be with you throughout the ride.   You will be given a safety talk and shown to your Buggy, then proceed to partake of a 20 minute test drive.  Once everyone has taken the test drive you are good to go.

We recommend you leave your cameras or mobile phones back at the hotel, due to the wet nature of the Safari.  There is, however, photographer, who will be taking action photographs of you at given vantage points along the course, and these will be available for you to purchase at the end of your Safari. Likewise we suggest you do not wear your whitest or best T shırts and shorts, they may never be white again!

About halfway around the course there will be a chance to cool off in the river, washing off any mud or dust that you may have accumulated,  so do wear your swimsuits under your shorts and T shirts.

When you have completed the course you will return to the base where you can view any pictures or DVD taken of you during your Safari. 


How much is Side Buggy Safari?

Cost of Side Buggy Safari is 35 € for single buggy car, 45 € for double buggy car in 2024. Ride lasts between 1.5 to 2 hours.

What about smaller children?

Younger children can ride in the Buggy though discretion is always advised as to height. 

Are they any restrictions?

This safari is not recommended for anyone with mobility difficulties or pregnant women.  

What's included?

Included in the price of your ticket is a 2 hour drive, guide and instruction, insurance and use of safety helmet throughout the Safari, plus transfer to and from your hotel or apartment in the Side area.

Will i need any spending money?

We do suggest that you bring a little money with you for sundries such as drinks, spare bandanas or photographs.    We also recommend that you bring sunglasses with you as they may protect your eyes from any dust.  Likewise a bandana for your mouth and nose area is also recommended.  If you do not have a handkerchief or bandana you may be able to purchase one from your Instructor at the base.

Operated by: River Safari