This full day tour takes you up into the Taurus Mountains and the magical scenery of the Sapadere Canyon. With its natural waterways and manmade pathways negotiating the canyon, you can easily discover nature at its very best. The flora and fauna along the way are enchanting. The canyon is over 360 metres long and 400 metres in height. To enter the Sapadere canyon is to enter into an enchanting world of sights and sounds, from birdsong to the music of the gentle river that flows through this wonder of nature.
Walking through the canyon soothes the soul. The walk through covers about 750 metres and at the end you will arrive at a natural pool and the Sapadere Waterfall. Only the brave will swim in this icy cold mountain water. From the falls and nature’s pool to the Dwarves Cave with its legends and beautiful stalagmites and stalactites, all of this and lunch too, make for a great day out in spectacular settings. One that you are unlikely to forget.
In 2022, price of Side Sapadere Canyon Tour is 30 € for adults, 15 € for children between age 6 and 12, free for children under 5 years old.
Every Wednesday & Sunday, all year round from 09:00 to 17:00.
Leaving your Side hotel at approximately 09:00, your fully air conditioned coach will take you through the city of Alanya and up into the Taurus Mountains, where you will find the Sapadere Canyon. A walk through the canyon follows, where you can enjoy the sounds and sights of beautiful nature at its best, before arriving at the Nature Pool and the Falls themselves. Here you will break for swimming, photography or just to relax in the ambience of the Sapadere Falls.
Lunch served at a local restaurant will follow, usually consisting of grilled fish or chicken, salad and pasta or rice, served with delicious freshly baked bread. You will have a chance to sample other locally produced food, by the friendly villagers who are serving your lunch.
After lunch you will visit the Dwarves Cave, known by other names such as Rainbow Cave or in Turkish Cuceler Cave. The cave comes with its own legend, as will be told to you by your guide. The cave is renowned for its beautiful stalagmites and stalactites, of many rainbow colours, hence the name. Just one more photographer’s delight on this beautiful tour.
This cave is also known for its healing properties. Particularly for people with respiratory or asthmatic problems.
When your visit to the cave ends, you return to your coach and head back down towards the city of Alanya, where you will have an hour for free time shopping, sightseeing or simply taking a cool drink at a street cafe and watching the world go by.
At the designated time and pickup point you will rejoin your guide for the journey back to Side and your hotel.
Cost of Side Sapadere Canyon Tour is 30 € for adults, 15 € for children between age 6 and 12, free for children under 5 years old in 2022.
If anyone in your group has mobility problems then this tour is not for them. For anyone who can walk a little distance unaided, the walking platforms of the canyon are of great assistance. Older children, families and groups can enjoy this tour.
Firstly your hotel pick up and air conditioned coach right throughout the tour, until return to your Side Hotel.
English speaking Guide service throughout the day, together with lunch and insurances.
Your entry fee to Sapadere Canyon.
Drinks are extra to your lunch.
Entrance into the Dwarves Cave and any personal expenditures you may make throughout the tour.
Wear your swimsuit beneath comfortable T shirts and shorts. Good footwear is essential too. Don’t forget a towel, sun creams and sunglasses, although it will be cooler in the canyon’s shade and in the caves.
Bring some money with you for drinks or any other expenses you may make throughout the day.
Don’t forget your camera, with such wonderful picture opportunities, it would be a shame to be without your camera.
The tour goes to Sapadere Canyon every Sunday and Wednesday. With a duration time of 7 hours approximately, it is classed as an all day tour, with pick up times from the hotel at around 08:40 am and return to your hotel at around 16:30.