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If you’re looking to explore the beautiful countryside just outside Alanya then this is the tour for you. Not only do we explore the amazing Taurus mountains, but you will be driven along narrow dirt paths in between valleys, up mountains and down canyons as we traverse this landscape. We’ll visit a small local zoo where you can pet some animals before heading to the majestic green canyon. This lake was created when the river Manavgat was dammed here. You can swim and take boat rides around the area and it’s a great spot to get away from it all. So, come and join us on this cool way to explore our countryside.
We’ll come and pick you up in our luxury jeeps from your hotel in Alanya. These vehicles are the only way to travel through the countryside. They can go on dirt tracks, up the side of mountains and down steep hills. They offer unparalleled access to farms and small villages and from your vantage point in the higher seats you’ll have the best views as we journey around the area.
For the nature and animal lovers amongst you, you will love our first stop on today’s tour. A small, local petting zoo offers you the chance to see some of our more interesting animals and to learn about different species that can be found here. Your guide will explain about all of the different animals and some of their quirky habits.
After our short stop at the zoo we’ll continue through the countryside. We stop off at an orchard and try some fresh fruit, this really is the only way to taste fruit, right from the trees. Then we continue our safari, always through the best scenery Turkey has to offer.
Our destination is of course the green canyon. This man made lake is a consequence of the Oymapinar dam which was built in 1984 and is the fifth biggest dam in Turkey. Once we arrive at the lake you can enjoy swimming and other water sports activities such as water skiing, canoeing and riding catamarans. Lunch is included in the price of the tour. We will sit down and relax at a local restaurant by the lake.
This full day tour will get back to Alanya at about 5pm and is a great way to see some of Turkey you might otherwise not see.
Our friendly jeep driver will come and pick you up from your hotel and begin the safari at around 9am in the morning.
Our vehicle of choice today is the local jeep. Our drivers know the roads and dirt tracks like the back of their hands so all you need to do is sit back and relax and enjoy the drive. The jeeps are very comfortable and guarantee you a much better view than you’d get in a normal car or coach. They are also the only vehicles that can get you through the rugged terrain of the Taurus mountains.
Our first stop is a small, local zoo. This is a really good opportunity to get closer to some Turkish animals than you can in the wild. Great for photo opportunities your guide will be on hand to explain about each different animal. This is a really unique stop for animal lovers.
The jeep safari is an adrenaline filled ride through the olive trees, farms and orchards of the Taurus mountains. Our driver will speed you along the dirt tracks and you’ll feel the wind in your hair as you climb and fall in between valleys. We’ll stop off at a local orchard and try some freshly picked fruit as we continue along our journey to the Green Canyon.
The green canyon was formed when the Manavgat river was dammed by the Oymapinar dam. The dam was built between 1977 and 1984 and today helps to produce about 3% of Turkey’s electricity. Perhaps the canyon is much more well known for its multitude of water activities that go on on the surface. When we get to the canyon you will want to splash right into the cool water. You can go for a leisurely swim, try your skills at water skiing, take a relaxing catamaran ride or even hire a canoe and go exploring. This really is a water world paradise. For those interested in fishing you can do so in the canyon as well. We’ll have lunch at a local restaurant before enjoying some more water activities before we leave.
The ride back in the jeeps is just as much fun as the journey to the canyon. We arrive back in Alanya at about 5pm. You will have enjoyed some great sights and had a swim at one of the best watering holes in all of Turkey.