If you join Excursion to Belek Altinbesik Cave Tour, you will visit the largest underground cave in the country, where we will take a boat ride and look at the three levels of a magnificent natural monument. Fantastic views, magical underground waterfalls, rivers and lakes, antiquity and beauty – all this will definitely be on the program. But that’s not all. On the way we will also visit many other interesting places.
Before your eyes you will see magnificent landscapes, cliffs, mountain rivers, villages lost in the mountains and the mysterious Altinbeshik Cave, which means Golden Cradle in Turkish. Like a caver, you set out to explore the places that still arouse the real interest of the entire scientific world to this day.
You will see a truly endless subterranean kingdom and be amazed by the imagination of nature that created this splendor. You will visit the ethnographic museum, mountain villages, get to know the local people, get a lot of impressions and great photos.
Belek Altinbesik Cave Tour, discover the unknown, learn new things and have an unforgettable experience! You will definitely enjoy this amazing excursion.
Belek Altın Besik Cave Tour price is 40 Euro for adults, 20 Euro for children from 7 to 11 years old and free for children under 3 years old.
Please note that we have ‘no hidden costs’
Your tour begins at 10:00 AM when a comfortable coach will pick you up from your hotel. You will drive inland and in about 2 hours you will make your first stop at the Omer Duruk recreation center, where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and fresh air of the Taurus Mountains and take great unforgettable photos.
Next, drive to Sarı hacilar village. There, accompanied by a guide, you will walk through the streets of the village. During this walk, Sarı hacilar village will amaze you with its interesting old architecture and magnificent nature. The next point of our exciting journey is Akseki village where you will have a lunch break at a local cafe. After gaining strength, visit the main attractions of Akseki, as well as the Ethnographic Museum.
And now the most exciting part of your trip and actually what you came for is Altınbesik Cave, which houses one of the largest underground lakes in the world. You arrive at the national park where you can observe the amazing, untouched beauty of nature. Then, float on an inflatable boat in Altynbeshik Cave, enjoying the stone vaults and mysterious atmosphere. After the end of the excursion you have a way back. And at 18.00 your transport will be waiting for you to take you back to the hotel.
The road along the entire route is just great. Your bus climbs higher and higher in the mountains with every kilometer, and with every turn, more and more breathtaking views open up to you. Your first stop is Omer Duruk Recreation Center. The viewing platform offers a breathtaking view. You will take amazing pictures that will collect thousands of likes on your social networks.
At the next point of the route, visit the village of Sarykhajilar. The entire architecture was created according to Duimeli Evler’s technology, which is characteristic only of these places. The uniqueness of the buildings is that they were erected without connecting mortar and represent a wooden frame lined with stones. Externally, the walls resemble the quilts carefully wrapped around the apartments. The beams protruding from the stones appear to be rivets or buttons. It looks very cozy. The houses are homely and well-kept, you will have a lot of fun walking here!
One of the points of the trip will be a visit to Akseki village. The history of the village goes back over 800 years. The village was once crossed by the historic Silk Road caravan routes connecting Europe and Asia. Today, thousands of tourists roam its streets. All the secrets of different eras of the life of these countries are carefully kept by the Akseki Ethnographic Museum to share with you interesting facts.
A complicated picture of the past will open before you in museum showcases. You will learn who and when inhabited the earth, how people, times and customs have changed. The museum will tell you about modern life, how the pearl of these places was found – Altynbeshik Cave. How the first tourists visited the attraction and how scientists have been puzzling over the mysteries of the cave for 55 years.
After a long walk along the beautiful streets of the old settlements, you will get hungry, so a delicious lunch will be waiting for you in one of the cafes: chicken kebab, rice and salad. Drinks are not included in the tour price but can be purchased at the cafe.
You will witness an amazing natural wonder, caves are just incredibly big. You enter with a rubber boat through a forty meter long gigantic grotto. Inside you’ll find a deep lake with a speckled bottom, a large stone bridge, and a cavernous upper vault dotted with stalactites that hang down like crystal chandeliers. They and white travertines up to 40 meters high give the cave a fantastic and mysterious look. In the underworld you will meet hundreds of residents. Pigeons and bats find shelter there from the weather and the scorching sun, but due to the excessive salinity of the water there are no fish in the lake.
So far, curious cavers are trying to determine the true extent of Altinbesik. They have already explored 2.5 km, but believe that its length is several times greater, and the field for scientific and research activities is immense. Imagine, after the lake, the next begins, then another. And so about 20 lakes. Nature connected them with a river, which in some places even overcomes rapids, turns into a waterfall and falls loudly.
In the rainy season, the water fills the space up to the stone bridge, only the upper level of the underground remains dry, the cave rests from tourists, stalactites and stalagmites grow to show its beauty one day. The tourist walking area is limited to an area of 200 m from the entrance for safety reasons. But also from this side you can admire the enchanting beauty of Altinbesik Cave.
For your comfort, we advise you to take warm clothes with you, since the temperature in the cave does not exceed 16 degrees Celsius. As well as a good mood and readiness for great adventures.
After this amazing excursion, you will be transferred to your hotel in a comfortable vehicle.
Belek Altin Besik Cave Tour prices are:
Adult: 40 €
Child: 20 €
Altinbesik Cave Excursion from Belek price includes transfer from your hotel and back, insurance, lunch, professional English speaking guide, museum entrance ticket and Altinbesik Cave entrance ticket.
A trip to Altinbesik Cave from Belek lasts from 10:00 to 18:00. The total tour time is approximately 8 hours.