Join this 3 in one tour of some of the greatest historical sites of the region. Step back in time as we visit Aspendos, the home of one of the greatest amphitheatres in the world and still in regular use today. Join us in the ancient theatre city of Side as we visit the Apollon temple and marvel at the beautiful waterfalls of Manavget. For culture, history and natural beauty this day long experience is hard to beat. Included in the price are the guide fees as well as a buffet styled lunch and of course all return transportation.
The day’s exploration begins with a visit to the Greco-Roman amphitheatre of Aspendos. This site dates back to 2AD and is one of the best preserved amphitheatres in the Mediterranean. In fact it is still in use today, with a capacity of 15,000. Operas, ballets and many more performances take place here during the summer months.
Our second stop is the city of Side which used to be a Roman port. Side is now a modern town but there are still many old Roman ruins dotted around. Again dating back to 2AD the town was a gift from Anthony to Cleopatra, representing his love for her. The local bazaar at Side is a fantastic place full of bustling life and is a great stop to do some souvenir and present shopping. Don’t worry you will have penty of time to spend some holiday money.
Our final destination on this 3 in 1 adventure is the Manavget river and in particular its stunning waterfalls. Did you know that this is one of the most photographed spots in the whole of Turkey? The Manavget falls are not high but the water is very powerful. White foam rushes over the rocks and cascades down through the rapids. It’s a wonderful sight and can be enjoyed at a charming tea house located right by the falls. This is also the spot where we’ll enjoy a nice local lunch (also included in the price).
If you are short of time on your holiday here in Turkey and you would like to see beautiful scenery, learn about our unique culture and immerse yourself in our rich history, then this is the tour for you. Our expert guides are on hand to talk you through the historical tales and myths and our courteous and professional drivers will be ready to drive you home at the end of the tour.
For those who want to pack in history, culture and nature all in one ful day the Manavget, Aspendos, Side tour from Alanya is a must. On this 3 in 1 tour you’ll get the chance to visit some of Turkey’s most important historical sites. You’ll be led by expert guides as you explore ancient ruins such as a one of the biggest Greco-Roman amphitheatres in the area. You’ll marvel at the sights both man made and natural as you visit the Manavget falls. There’s also a healthy and tasty lunch included in the price as well as full guide and commentary.
Pick up: Your day will begin when our friendly driver comes to collect you from the hotel and transfer you to the bus depot.
Busses and guides: Our buses are fully air conditioned and all of our guiding team is a licensed expert so you can ask as many questions as you need to get the most out of the day.
Aspendos Theatre: This ancient Greco-Roman amphitheatre is a sight to behold. With a capacity of 15,000 it dates back to 2AD and is still in use today. We’ll explore this massive historical site and your guide will be on hand to tell you of its importance not just in ancient times but also today.
Lunch: We’ll take a welcome break from the exploration to enjoy a local styled lunch which is included in your ticket price. Please note however, that there is an extra charge for drinks.
Kursunlu Waterfall: This waterfall is a tributary from the Aksu river. It is situated in the middle of a beautiful pine forest and is a favourite spot for locals to picnic. The stunning waterfalls make superb photo opportunities so please remember to bring your camera.
Side: This historical site is full of fascinating places to visit. Your guide will take you around and show you the faous amphitheatre, the temple of Apollo, Necropolis and the old market place. The Side bazaar is also a favourite spot for many of our guests to do some important gift shopping. Don’t worry we have factored in enough time for you to do some shopping here.
Return Back: Following our coach trip back to Alanya our drivers will be on hand to take you back to your hotel.
Went on this tour with my parents and some friends and it was exceptional. What we all liked is that we managed to combine some sightseeing and nature exploration. I think that was quite awesome. Tour guide was friendly and professional. She was fluent in English and we felt comfortable with her. The lunch by the river was so nice. The views were great and we had some time to relax and enjoy the setting. I recommend this tour to all of you.
A delightful day full of interesting sites. I really like to learn the history of each place I’m visiting, so this tour had almost all the elements I was looking for. Spectacular ancient ruins, e very interesting history, and of course beautiful landscapes. I enjoyed the visit at the ancient theatre. Its size and good condition are impressive. Our guide explained some details about it and it appears that this theatre is still in use, wow! The company was great in organising everything. Well done to all people involved, it was a great day!