For the forest tour, our guests are picked up by our professional guides (German, English, Russian) in our comfortable and air-conditioned vehicles between 08:30 and 09:30, starting from the side area and staying at the hotels. The tour starts after all our guests are picked up from their hotels. First, we take a 20-minute break in an orange orchard in Sarılar village. Our guide in the orange garden will inform you about the types of oranges grown here and which ones are grown and when. Afterwards, you can stroll around the garden and drink freshly squeezed orange or pomegranate juice if you wish. After this break, our tour continues towards the Taurus Mountains. You will reach Avasun village, one of the most beautiful mountain villages of Manavgat, with a half-hour journey from the orange grove. Our guide will give you information about the village of Avasun, the surrounding villages and the life of the people here. In addition, during this walk, you can see the laurel plants along the village and collect bay leaves, as well as the fruits that grow in the region. After a wonderful 10-minute walk in Avasun village, our vehicle takes us to the viewing terrace at 1200 meters in the Taurus Mountains, with a 20-minute journey. Here we take a 10-minute photo break. From this terrace, you can see the famous Oymapınar and Managat dam lakes with a bird’s eye view. Our vehicle, which departs from the viewing terrace, takes you to the Ürünlü village of İbradi district, within the lush forests of the Taurus Mountains, with a 30-minute journey. Starting from the village of Ürünlü, you will see the buttoned houses, one of the most important examples of the architecture specific to the region. During a 15-minute walk with our guide in the village of Ürünlü, you will see the most beautiful examples of buttoned houses. After taking a 15-minute break in a cafe at the exit of the village, which we reached by walking, our vehicle brings us to Altınbeşik Cave, which is a natural wonder in the national park. Inside the Altınbeşik Cave, there is the world’s third largest underground lake and Turkey’s largest underground lake. After our guide informs you about the cave, you will have the opportunity to see and photograph the golden yellow natural bridge and travertines inside the cave on a wonderful 15-minute journey with inflatable boats. After leaving the cave, you will reach our restaurant in Ormana village on the outskirts of Karadağ with a 20-minute journey with our vehicle. After lunch, we arrive at Belenalan village, where we will take our last break after a 30-minute journey. Here, after our guide shows you one of the oldest primary schools in the region, an Ottoman-era mosque and one of the buttoned houses, you will have half an hour to wander around the village. You will arrive at your hotel at around 17.30-18.00, depending on the location of your hotel, 1 hour after our vehicle departs from Belenalan village.
All Hotels in Side
Between 08:30 – 09:30 am, from the main gate of the hotel
Explore Side Area with a small bus. Visit the village of Ormana and the enchanting Altınbeşik Cave under professional guidance.