This is not your average Safari Tour and is an excursion with a difference as you are toured around by a Cabriolet Bus that has been modified to provide you with the most comfortable and unique experience. Once you have stopped marvelling at your vehicle for the day, you will be set to take in some stunning sites of natural beauty and historical interest.
There is so much to see in the area and it seems that with every turn in the road you will happen upon a historic site or scenes of unequalled beauty. You will drive up to the stunning cascades at Manavgat and hear the rush of water as it falls and plunges into the river below.
You will be treated with a visit to Seleukeia and its stunning remnants of temples with an agora facade that has been well preserved. This city was inhabited by Lycians and was also known as Lyrbe.
As your vehicle is equipped to take you off the main road you will be able to feast your eyes on remnants and relics that only the avid explorers are able to access. You will be able to spot ancient bridges and Roman aqueducts as you make your way to a canyon that boasts emerald green waters and is known locally as Green Canyon.
This excursion is full of activities to make sure that everyone is happy. As well as visiting so many spectacular places you will also have a water fight to cool you down on the dusty off road circuit, the opportunity to try out the canoes on the green waters and even a visit to a mini zoo!
In 2023, price of Side Cabrio Bus Tour is 25 € for adults, 15 € for children between age 7 and 12, free for children under 6 years old.
You will be met at your hotel by your driver and Cabriolet Bus, which is open on the sides with a roof to protect you from the midday sun, at approximately 09:00 ready to meet the other vehicles and set off in convoy to your first destination.
First stop will be at the Mosque in Manavgat where you are able to visit and learn about the place of worship. You will then head to the waterfalls at Manavgat where you will also make a comfort break.
From here, you will venture off road, heading towards a typical Turkish village where you may wish to enjoy some light snacks and refreshments should you wish. After a short break you will head off road to see a 19th Century Bridge and the Roman aqueduct before arriving at the Green Canyon where you will make a stop for lunch. Lunch is included in the cost of your tour and includes a choice of mains from grilled fish to chicken or meatballs. Your main choice will be accompanied by rice, salad and pasta with fresh fruit served as dessert. Vegetarian options are available upon request.
After you have eaten your fill you will have some time to explore the area and partake in some of the activities that are on offer, such as, kayaking or fishing. There are also sun loungers available should you choose to lie back and soak in the tranquillity of nature.
Finally, you will head back to the Cabriolet Bus and make your way to the small zoo where you can see some rare animals and maybe even feed them!
You will arrive back at your accommodation at around 16:30 wondering how you could have done and seen so much all in one day. It is worth mentioning that there will be water fights along the way between the buses, so be prepared to have some fun and get a little wet!
Cost of Side Cabrio Bus Tour is 25 € for adults, 15 € for children between age 7 and 12, free for children under 6 years old in 2023.
It is a great family day out and perfect for fun in groups, as a couple or as a solo traveller. You will soon become great friends with the other travellers on the bus as you discuss strategies to soak the other teams!
Prepare yourself with sensible shoes and comfortable clothes. Should you choose to bring any electrical items please make sure that you can keep them in a waterproof bag during the water fights.
Your transport, driver and local guide are included in the cost of the tour along with insurance. Lunch is also included in the price.
Any drinks that you consume throughout the day are not included. There is also a small entrance fee paid locally at the waterfall and zoo. Photographs and video footage will be taken of your adventures and you may choose to purchase these at the end of the day.
The Cabrio Bus Tour is not suitable for those who have difficulty in walking or for expectant mothers. Everyone else will be able to access this tour easily.
All buses are equipped with seatbelts and are driven by experienced drivers. You will not exceed a speed of 50 km per hour for your safety and comfort.