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Side Canyon Safari

Are you ready for the fresh pine mountain air of the Taurus Mountains, as you wind your way by jeep through one of Sides most amazing day tours?  Your jeep with professional driver at the helm, will take you on one of nature’s greenest and most delightful tours, experiencing such diversities as green lakes, rivers, waterfalls and forestry; through ancient Roman antiquity sites and the villages of Side and Manavgat. 

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All in all the Side Canyon Safari offers so much more than simply a ride through the glorious mountains of Anatolia.  The very history of the area is alive all around you from the ancient to the not so ancient from your taste buds to the scent of the orange orchards.  Altogether the Jeep Safari is not just a fun day out, but a truly unforgettable experience for young and old alike, a thrill that will remain with you for days to come.

Jeeps normally seat up to 10 people including the driver and don’t worry you don’t have to do a thing but sit back and enjoy your day.   Along with the other jeeps you will travel in convoy through this lovely region of Anatolia, sure to be making new friends as you go along.

Side Canyon Safari Price

In 2022, price of Side Canyon Safari is 20 € for adults, 10 € for children between age 7 and 12, free for children under 6 years old.

Includes / Excludes

  • Hotel Transfer (Both Ways)
  • Guiding Service
  • Jeep Safari
  • Green Lake Boat Trip
  • Insurance
  • Lunch
  • Manavgat Waterfall Entrance Fee
  • Personal Expenses
  • Photos & Videos
  • Drinks

Days & Time

Everyday, all year round from 09:00 to 16:00.

Side Canyon Safari Itinerary

You will be picked up from your hotel or apartment at approximately 09:00 and travel to the meet point where you will join the other jeeps in your convoy.  Your friendly driver will introduce himself and probably become your new best friend for the day.  Once you meet the other jeeps you will be given a brief safety talk by your guide and then you are off through the mountains and the emerald green forestry.

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Your first stop will be at the Manavgat waterfall.  The falls are symbolic of the region and you will have a half hour break for swimming and cooling off.  Then for the off road drive, through the countryside of Side to Manavgat, where you will pass by the 1800 year old Naras Bridge and a brief stop for photographs.

On through Orange orchards with their wonderful scent to the ancient Roman aqueduct and more photo opportunities.  By now you will be looking for refreshment and you will stop at a village tea garden, where you will be able to buy Gozleme, a traditional Turkish savoury pancake, and partake of a cool drink or Cay, which is Turkish Tea usually drunk without milk and one sugar cube to sweeten.  You will be amazed how refreshing it can be.

From the village and tea gardens you will head for Seyran Hill with its amazing views over Oymapinar Dam and Green Lake.  On the hill you will be served lunch, which usually consists of chicken or fish with rice, salad and the wonderfully fresh Turkish bread. Following lunch you can swim in the lake, sunbathe or take a walk in the area.

When everyone is ready to move on you will have a boat trip on the Green Lake which lasts 1 hour. Afterwards, it is time to say goodbye to new found friends, and go on your way, you will travel back down to the hotels and apartments and your original pick up point.

Lunch is included in the price of your ticket as well as full insurance and travel guides.  Your transport will be a 4×4 Land rover.  All passengers are expected to wear a seatbelt and jeeps will not exceed a speed of 50 km/h throughout the tour.

Q&A

How much is Side Canyon Safari?

Cost of Side Canyon Safari is 20 € for adults, 10 € for children between age 7 and 12, free for children under 6 years old in 2022.

Is it suitable for every one?

The Canyon Safari experience in Side is for every one of all ages.  Families, singles and groups can enjoy being driven through the mountain footholds of the Taurus Mountains, with all its greenery and wonderful scenery.  Driving through the river and the dusty off road thrill will be with you long after you return to your hotel.  Child seats can be fitted on request in advance of your tour.

When do they go?

Canyon safari goes out every day of the week between April and November and usually lasts around 8 hours.  With a pick up time of around 09.00 and return at 18.00, this is a value for money experience that you will be eager to repeat again and again.

What is included in the price?

Your qualified and professional driver, guide, boat trip, insurances and lunch.

What is NOT included in the price?

Any sundries you may wish to purchase along the way or drinks and snacks.

What should I bring with me?

Sun Cream is always essential together with good footwear for the varying terrain, plus a towel and swim clothes.  Some money for any purchases you may wish to make other than lunch.  Please note; put all perishable goods in a plastic waterproof bag for safety such as mobile phones or paper money.

Do also bring a towel and swim clothes for those cooling lake swims throughout the day.

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