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Tired of a measured beach vacation? Would you like to spend an active day full of adrenaline? Side Jeep Safari & Rafting Tour is a great opportunity to combine two types of extreme entertainment in one excursion!
In huge modern Land Rover Defender jeeps, you will embark on an off-road journey along the mountain. Their 4×4 vehicles are open and completely safe, so you can enjoy impressive mountain roads and breathtaking views as you climb the mountains.
You will visit the national mountain village of Sagyr, which will amaze you with its color, solitude and customs preserved to this day. You will see a real rural mosque and enjoy the incredible landscapes that will open to you in the Taurus Mountains and near the National Park.
You drive to one of the most picturesque corners of Turkey – Koprulu Canyon, which is known for its fantastic landscapes, vivid, untouched nature, diversity of flora and fauna. Not only can you admire the natural beauty that surrounds you, but you can also see the native animals that have made their home here.
An extreme adventure awaits you along the most beautiful river Koprüçay, which formed the huge and deep Koprülü Canyon Rafting. On safe inflatable boats – rafts – you’ll raft along the river’s turbulent streams, watching the breathtaking landscapes open before you with every twist of the river. Rafting is an active and driving pastime that will give you a lot of vivid impressions and positive emotions!
Side Jeep Safari & Rafting Tour is an extreme adventure that will be remembered by fireworks of different emotions from tranquility to crazy adrenaline!
|📅 Tour Days:||Every Day|
|⏱️ Tour Hours:||Between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|✔️ Tour Includes:||Transfer, lunch, guiding, all equipments|
|📌 Tour Highlights:||Jeep safari to Tazi canyon, Rafting for 12 kilometers|
Side Jeep Safari & Rafting Tour price is 30 Euro. Child price is 15 Euro ( 4 – 11 Ages ). Under 3 years old free.
Please note that we have ‘no hidden costs’
Your exciting adventure begins when you are picked up from your hotel in Side at approximately 09:20 AM in huge open Land Rover Defender jeeps.
For your comfort, we recommend that you bring beach and sun protection gear, drinking water and a change of clothes.
You will visit a breathtakingly beautiful nature reserve – the national park Koprulu Canyon Milli Park, the territory of which is 366 km². On the way to the park, stop at the picturesque Turkish village of Sagir, where you will see a real rural mosque.
You will then reach the settlement of Beshkonak where you will have a rafting meeting point. Here you will undergo a safety briefing and drive to the Kopruchay River, along which rafting will take place.
During the rafting, you will have a break for lunch in one of the restaurants on the river bank and swim in the water of the purest mountain river.
After your rafts reach the finish line, your all-terrain vehicles will be waiting for you to take you back to the side. You will be transferred to your hotel around 6:00 p.m.
Your full-speed adventure takes place in modern and safe Land Rover Defender SUVs. This is an open jeep with a capacity of 10-12 people. Therefore, you can take a trip with the whole family or a large and friendly company.
The 4×4 is driven by a professional driver who will turn on incendiary music for you to make your journey not only interesting but also fun.
Jeep Safari is an exciting and driving journey along mountain roads and absolutely off-road. You will have fun and have an interesting time, and you will also be able to contemplate the incredibly picturesque natural landscapes.
With huge modern all-terrain vehicles overcoming all obstacles, you will reach the real Turkish mountain village of Sagır.
Sagır is a small settlement that has carefully preserved its customs and national flavor since ancient times. It is a quiet, secluded place with scenic nature. You can walk around the village, take a break from the road, enjoy the beautiful view and fresh mountain air.
In addition, you will see a colorful rural mosque in Sagır and a breathtaking panoramic view of the majestic Taurus Mountains.
After visiting the mountainous village of Sagir, drive to Köprülü Canyon , located in the vast Köprülü National Park, Milli Park Canyon. This park was established in 1973 and covers a huge area of 366 km².
Köprülü Canyon Milli Park is a real treasure, many animal and plant species are concentrated on its territory. There are more than 600 species of plants, including juniper, eucalyptus and fir.
In addition, the park is home to deer, wolves, rabbits, foxes and many other animals, as well as more than 100 species of birds that hover over your head.
The Köprülü Gorge, 14 km long and up to 100 m deep, is formed by the rapid rivers of the Köprüçay. This is truly a beautiful corner of wildlife: turquoise, bubbling river streams, incredible hills covered with dense vegetation, fresh mountain air and amazing bird songs. You will feel peace and oneness with nature, you will definitely want to come back here.
The Koprucay River, along which you need to raft, is a mountain river with a length of 183 km. It originates from the Taurus Mountains and flows into the Mediterranean Sea.
In ancient times it was a full-flowing river, a waterway on which cargo and merchant ships moved freely. As in all mountain rivers, the water in Kögehenay is clean and transparent, and from its slopes there are divine views of the Taurus Mountains.
The Köchenay is ideal for rafting, as its rapids are grade 1 and 2. This means that both professionals and amateurs, beginners and even children can raft on it. The length of the route is about 14 km, which takes about 2.5-3.5 hours on the way.
Before embarking on your adventure along the Koprüçay River, receive a brief safety briefing from an experienced Russian-speaking instructor.
During the briefing, they will inform you about the rules of conduct on the raft and on the water in general, hand out equipment and show you how to use it, and help you get on the raft and attach special fasteners. A qualified instructor will accompany you throughout the rafting, allowing you to relax and overcome the river route.
Rafting is an active pastime on the water or rafting down the river on inflatable boats.
Raft is a very convenient and safe means of rafting on rapids. It has special seats and attachments so you can cross the river route comfortably and in total safety.
An unforgettable adventure awaits you! You can not only get tremendous pleasure and a lot of adrenaline from overcoming rapids, but also enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful landscapes that open to your eyes.
After an active day in nature, you will certainly want to recharge your batteries. A delicious and hearty lunch awaits you at one of the restaurants on the banks of the river, the menu of which includes: freshly grilled trout, Turkish creamy rice and fresh vegetable salad, cooked Turkish chefs.
After finishing rafting in Land Rover Defender SUVs, return to the side.
Side Jeep Safari and Rafting tour prices are:
Adult: 30 €
Child: 15 €
Side jeep safari and rafting cost includes transfer from your hotel and back, insurance, driver, professional English speaking instructor, rafting and lunch.
Jeep safari and rafting in Side lasts from 09.20 to 18.00. Total tour time is approximately 10 hours.
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