Alanya Sapadere Canyon Tour is a great way to explore one of the natural wonders of our local countryside. Formed thousands of years ago by glacial movements, the canyon is a melting pot of natural wildlife, flaura and fauna. This beauty spot has to be seen to be believed. With over 300 metres of wooden pathways constructed right in the heart of the canyon, you’ll be able to get close up, touch and feel the power of the water at one of the many waterfalls in the canyon. Bring a camera for this nature trail like no other.
We’ll begin the day with a drive of about 40km out of Alanya town through Gazipasa, Mersin and Demirtas until we reach the village of Sapadere. This untouched spot is full of original flora and fauna and is the pride of the Alanya countryside. The local lifestyle here is very sedate. Farmers tend to their livestock and the pace of life is a lot slower than in the city. One of the local trades is silk. This is because the vast amount of Mulberry trees in the area attracts silk worms. You can observe silk production during our time in Sapadere.
About 3km outside of Sapadere is the famous canyon. 750 metres long and 400 metres high this natural site of beauty is a stunning example of glacial erosion from the ice age. Guests can take advantage of the wooden walkways that have been built to explore right into the centre of the canyon. Home to numerous bird species and local wildlife the canyon is almost like walking into another world. The spray of one of the numerous waterfalls will cool you down and there is even an opportunity to take a dip in one of the calming pools. As we are up in the mountains the water here rarely gets above 12 degrees which is welcome relief from the summer heat.
As well as the numerous water falls we’ll also explore local caves such as the famous Dwarves cave which has stalactites and stalacmites of over 170 metres in length.
Following this beautiful, natural experience it is time for the group to enjoy a local lunch of fish and chicken as we rest under the shade of the trees, all of which is included in your ticket price. A perfect way to end the experience before we journey back to Alanya.
For those looking to escape into nature, the Alanya Sapadere Canyon Tour is a must. We will have a journey to the beautiful country village of Sapadere, home to a bustling silk trade as well as some of the area’s most stunning flora and fauna. We’ll start to take life at a slower pace as we explore the village before heading 3km into the countryside to the Sapadere canyon. A haven of caves and waterfalls of all different sizes, we’ll take the wooden pathway right into the heart of the canyon and be completely at one with local nature.
Pick up: Our driver will collect you in one of our fully equipped jeeps and take you the 40km to Sapadere.
Sapadere Canyon: The canyon is 750 metres long and 400 metres high. It is home to some stunning wildlife as well as around 20 different water falls and numerous caves. A wooden platform has been constructed to allow you to enter the canyon safely and get up close and see nature at its best. We’ll not only be able to see the canyon but there’s also opportunities to swim and bathe in the cooling waters. Don’t forget to bring your swim wear.
Lunch: Lunch is included in your ticket price. We will visit a local, family restaurant and enjoy some dishes prepared freshly for our enjoyment. A wonderfully relaxing time.
Sapadere Village: Sapadere village is famous for its silk production. The abundance of Mulberry trees in the area attracts silk worms. For over 500 years the village has been involved in silk production. You’ll be able to see the processes required as well as have some time to purchase some finely crafted silk garments. This is one of the oldest industries of the area and you should not miss a chance to buy some of the beautiful goods.
Sapadere village: We’ll take a short walk around the village, taking in the laid back country atmosphere. Farming and silk production are the main industries here. The village has a lovely mosque as well as many beautiful houses which are great for photos.
Dwarves caves: Before we begin our journey home, we will stop in at the famous Dwarves caves. Here you can marvel at the impressive stalactites and stalacmites and take impressive photos to show your friends back home.
Return back: Our jeep drivers will be waiting to transport you back to your hotel in Alanya.