Cultural & Historical

Altinbesik Cave and Ormana Village Tour from Side

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  • 09:00 - 17:00
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  • English,German,Russian
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  • Pickup from All Hotels in Side , Kumköy , Çolaklı , Kızılot , Kızılağaç , Manavgat , Boğazkent , Evrenseki
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A real traveler knows that seeing the towns and the countryside is necessary to understand and appreciate a nation's culture. For those who are interested in experiencing a real Anatolian village culture, the Altnbesik Cave and Ormana Village Tour is a fantastic trip. With a trip to the Taurus Mountains, you may explore the outdoors and see some incredible locations. 

The Side Country Tour aims to provide exceptional and genuine photos of village life in Turkey. The Side Village Tour will begin in the morning once you are picked up from your hotel. You will be taken to the "brad" city of Antalya on a comfortable and contemporary bus. You will see the stunning scenery while you go since the road trip takes place in the Taurus Mountains. There will be various stops along the way where you may sample some complimentary fruits if you want to shoot some stunning pictures. There will also be a stop at a local coffee shop where you may have Turkish tea or coffee. 

Your journey will continue until you reach the Altinbeşik Cave, also known as the Golden Cradle Cave. The largest underground lake in Turkey and the third largest in all of Europe is formed by this marvel of nature. When you get there, there is no better way to explore it than by boat. You may get some breathtaking images of the cave's natural bridges during the 30-minute boat ride. 

Your tour continues after this incredible experience with a lunch stop at a nearby eatery in Ormana town. The establishment is a Buttoned House component. Get the opportunity to visit the home after lunch, as it is a superb illustration of traditional architecture. With the help of this fantastic Side Village Tour trip, get acquainted with the customs and culture of Anatolia. The next destination is a 300-year-old mosque, where the inhabitants exhibit their hospitality by opening the doors to their holy building. The next stop on your journey is the hamlet of Sarhaclar, where you may witness old buttoned homes and an abandoned community. This location is also where the ancient Silk Road was. 

The tour bus will leave you at your hotel after your trip, which concludes in the late afternoon. This trip will provide you with priceless first-hand experiences and fully immerse you in Turkish culture and lifestyle. The Side Village Tour is a great way to learn about the real way of life and the culture of Anatolian villages. On this fantastic full-day trip, you will be amazed by the natural splendors, architecture, culture, and friendliness of the locals.

Inclusive Of

  • Pickup Service
  • Lunch
  • Full Insurance
  • Boat trip inside Cave
  • Professional Guide

Not Inclusive Of


Tour Itinerary

  1. Pickup Service

    Your tour will officially begin when our team members pick you up from your hotel in the morning. A pleasant bus will take you to the "brad" city of Antalya. There will be a few pictures stops made throughout the bus excursion across the Taurus Mountains. We will also make a stop at a village's old-fashioned coffee shop.

  2. Visit Altinbesik Cave

    The Golden Cradle Cave, also known as the Altinbesik Cave, is the next destination on the Side Village Tour. It is a unique setting for nature enthusiasts and is situated in Altinbesik National Park. The cave has the third-largest subterranean lake in Europe and the largest underground lake in Turkey. Inside, you will see stunning natural bridges. It is important to note that the temperature within the cave is always 16 degrees. The largest underground lake in Turkey and the third largest in all of Europe is formed by this marvel of nature.

  3. Boat trip inside Cave

    A boat tour is the best method for exploring the cave. You will experience a 30-minute tour of this magnificent cave using inflatable boats. Ten persons can fit on each of these boats.

  4. Lunch

    After the cave exploration, your tour continues with a lunch break at a typical neighborhood eatery in Ormana Village. Along with yogurt and salad, the menu selections include stewed fish, grilled chicken, or Turkish pizza.

  5. Buttoned Village House

    The restaurant where you will eat lunch is in a Buttoned House's backyard. You will get the chance to tour the home after lunch, as it is a superb example of traditional architecture. Their distinctive architectural design gives them the name "Buttoned Houses." In actuality, no cement nor mortar was included in the materials used to build them. There are more than 300 of these homes in that hamlet.

  6. Village Mosque

    Your Side Village Tour's next stop is at a significant location with a lengthy history. You will get to go inside a mosque that is 300 years old. You will be pleasantly pleased by the warmth with which the villagers welcome you into their holy space.

  7. Return Service

    Before starting your return trip with a bus headed for Side, you will stop one more time at the town of Sarhaclar. You will return to your hotel in the afternoon, full of wonderful experiences and memories.

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