Go deep into the Taurus Mountains on a half-day excursion to a small mountain village and Sapadere Canyon. Join a local family for a welcome tea, learn about Islam in a village mosque, then hike and swim through Sapadere Canyon, with a two-course lunch in a nearby restaurant. This Taurus Mountains tour includes pickup and drop-off in Alanya and selected locations, as well as lunch and entrance fees at Sapadere Canyon.
Meet a driver at your hotel for morning departure, then begin the 25-mile (40-km) trip into the scenic Taurus Mountains (see Important Info for details on hotel pickup in your location).
The first stop of the day is a mountain village, where you’ll get a glimpse of rural life in the Turkish countryside. Join a local family on their home’s terrace for a traditional Turkish tea or coffee, and step into the village mosque to learn a bit about Islam in the small community.
Continue to Sapadere Canyon, where high rock walls contain a fast-moving river. Walk along the edge of the river on an elevated pathway, then challenge yourself to jump in the chilly waterfall pool.
After your time in the canyon, head to a local tavern for a two-course lunch that includes fresh trout, which is a specialty in the Taurus Mountains. If desired, you’ll have to opportunity to visit the Goblin's Cave to see sleeping bats in a swath of dripping stalactites (own expense, admission 3€). This tour concludes with return transfer to your original departure point.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Absolutely amazing! They picked up...
Miss D M P
, Oct 2016
Absolutely amazing! They picked up from the hotel then we picked up a few more people and 4x4s so had a group of about 5 jeeps in the end where we met up for the start of the tour. It was a great experience as you got to experience off-roading, you could stand up in the back and hold onto the rollbars and dance along to the music. The canyon was really beautiful and we went in the waterfall swimming. I won't lie - it was really cold, but well worth the experience. Thoroughly loved the day and well worth the money.
Fantastisk dejlig og sjov tur - kan KLART anbefales, men ikke til dårligt gående samt til personer som ikke er til vandkamp mellem jeepene på turen. Vi troede heller ikke, at vi ville syntes at vandkamp var sjovt når man kørte, men det viste sig at være dejligt at blive kølet ned når man kører rundt i en jeep i 32 graders varme - og sjovt var det altså også.