Would you like to get to know the real Turkey? Would you like to see and admire the country in all its diversity and contrasts and understand the culture of the locals? Then a tour of the Kemer Green Canyon Boat Trip is for you!
You drive to the most picturesque place, carefully hidden from prying eyes by the mountain range. A lake of exceptional beauty will open to your eyes. Lake Oymapinar has a pleasant emerald color, its water is fed by 27 mountain springs. That is why the water temperature does not exceed 12 degrees Celsius and around the lake there is always a soothing coolness and freshness that will delight you on a sultry day. During the tour you can swim twice in this fresh, crystal clear water.
Although it is an artificial reservoir, Oymapinar received the status of a natural park due to its incredible beauty. You will be amazed by the local nature, high cliffs with dense vegetation around the lake, deep shades of green. Get rid of stress and worries by inhaling the aromas of blossoming pomegranate and citrus trees. You will enjoy watching goats grazing peacefully on the slopes and watching proud eagles nesting in the rocks above the enchanting lake.
Be sure to take the Kemer Green Canyon Boat Trip, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the most remote corners of the real Turkey. Feel like a real traveler!
Kemer Green Canyon Boat Trip price is 40 Euro for adults, 25 Euro for children from 7 to 11 years old and for children under 6 years old free.
Please note that we have ‘no hidden costs’
A comfortable bus will pick you up from your hotel between 07:30 and 08:00. The journey takes just over an hour and the guide will tell you how the excursion will go along the way. The road leads along the serpentines of the Taurus Mountains. Along the way, you will come across fragments of an ancient Roman three-tiered aqueduct that once supplied water to the residents of the city of Side.
Your motor ship departs at 10:00 am from the pier where the transfer will take you. You will take a 5-hour walk along the magically beautiful Oymapinar Lake, stopping for a hearty lunch of chicken kebabs, assorted snacks, rice and salad. You can also swim in the lake for half an hour before and after lunch.
The outing is measured but eventful. Around 3:30 PM, the boat ride ends and you return to your hotel. During the trip you will definitely get an extraordinary aesthetic treat and will keep the memory of this wonderful place in your heart and in beautiful pictures.
You will sail on a comfortable modern motor ship equipped with everything you need. There are two decks on board the ship, on which there are conveniently located recreation areas, a bar, changing rooms, toilets and showers with fresh warm water. The motor ship can accommodate up to 150 tourists from different countries around the world, providing you with entertaining company.
When you find yourself on the shore of a magnificent lake with malachite-colored water, you will never believe that this is all man-made. The deep river Manavgat flows through the country of Turkey and originates from the Taurus Mountains. The water level was so high that during floods it more than once posed a threat to residents of coastal areas. Therefore, it was decided to build a reservoir on the river. The most logical decision was to build a reservoir in a place chosen by nature itself and gather all 27 underground springs into a single emerald lake. People recognized this back in Roman times and created a whole water system of water reservoirs, tunnels and aqueducts on the site of today’s reservoir. By the way, the color of the water is not accidental,
At the end of the 20th century, according to the project of Soviet architects, a huge dam was built, which for 7 years filled 500 hectares of land with water to a depth of more than 100 meters. Nature was pleased with such changes, and before the stony valley was overgrown with magnificent greenery, the waters filled with fish, and mountain eagles chose inaccessible rocks for nesting.
Depending on the season, you will witness the lush flowering of tangerines, oranges, almonds or heavy fruits of pomegranates, olive groves, giant cacti that seem completely unreal, the fruits of which you can even taste!
The total length of the route is 14 kilometers, every minute of which will bring you indescribable aesthetic pleasure. In the transparent thickness of the deep emerald waters, you will see fish gleaming in the sun and magnificent eagles soaring to the sky, hoping to delight in the expanses of sea creatures. Clouds hang over the gorge and fall on the tops of the rocks that surround this place.
We recommend that you bring your swimwear, sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen. Just like a good mood and the willingness to dare the best adventure of your life!
During the trip you will stop twice to swim in the lake. Swimming in a high mountain reservoir significantly increases the level of adrenaline in your body, the water in the lake is cold, it does not warm up above 12 degrees Celsius even in summer. This is certainly not a baptismal hole, but the temperature is sobering and refreshing. The die-hards will love it!
For those who dive into cool water for the first time, it is recommended to use the life jackets available on the ship, which everyone can use absolutely free of charge. And to quickly change into dry clothes after swimming and not get too cold, there are changing rooms and showers on board.
Have you noticed that your appetite is much better in the fresh air? During the tour, you’ll stop at a quaint lakeside restaurant serving local cuisine. A hearty lunch awaits you there: chicken kebab, rice, snacks and salad. In addition, all soft drinks (cola, sprite, water, tea, etc.) are available to you absolutely free of charge throughout the boat trip.
After the excursion you have a way back to the hotel, this time you will travel not only comfortably, but also in pleasant company, because during the trip you will certainly make new friends and acquaintances.
Adult: 40 €
Child: 25 €
Kemer Green Canyon Boat Trip price includes transfer, insurance, professional English speaking tour guide, lunch, soft drinks and the boat trip.
Green Canyon Boat Trip from Kemer operates from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.