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Online Excursions > Side Manavgat River Boat Trip

Side Manavgat River Boat Trip

Do you want to make the most of your vacation in Turkey? Take a river trip and see the enchanting landscapes of waterfalls, pelicans and turtles? Side Manavgat River Boat Trip will help make your dream come true.

You will visit a nature and culture tour along the Manavgat River, which is famous for its waterfalls and river. You have the rare opportunity to swim at the estuary where you can swim in its cool and refreshing waters or in the warm Mediterranean Sea.

You will see with your own eyes an unusual phenomenon – a place where river and sea water combine, forming an unusually beautiful waterfall. It is 40 meters wide. And also this walk allows you to see the coast of the resort with its architectural and historical monuments, sights and vegetation.

During the excursion you will learn a lot of interesting things. You can enjoy the beauty of Turkey’s nature and Manavgat National Park, and visit farms that breed pelicans, river turtles and trout. You will stroll through the bazaar where you can buy natural olive oil, local sweets and fruits, textiles and various souvenirs that will remind you of this exciting journey.

You will have the opportunity to visit the waterfall and enjoy the majestic and beautiful view.

Side Manavgat River Boat Trip is a walk that leaves vivid and unforgettable memories.

📅 Tour Days: Every Day
⏱️ Tour Hours: Between 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
✔️ Tour Includes: Transfer, lunch, guiding, boat trip, entrance fees
📌 Tour Highlights: River cruise, Manavgat waterfall, authentic Turkish bazaar

How much is Side Manavgat River Boat Trip Price 2024

Side Manavgat River Boat Trip price is 25 Euro. Child price is 15 Euro ( 6 – 11 Ages ). Under 5 years old free.

Please note that we have ‘no hidden costs’

Included / Not Included

  • Entrance ticket to the waterfall
  • Hotel Transfer (Both Ways)
  • Boat trip on the river
  • Insurance
  • Soft Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Personal Expenses

Side Hotels – 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Would you like to join another excursion in Side? Check out Side Demre Myra Kekova Tour.

Side Manavgat River Boat Trip Program

Your journey starts with a comfortable bus at 8.30am from your hotel to the city of Manavgat. The town is only 5 km away from Side. From the river port, you’ll sail on a yacht along the river to its confluence with the Mediterranean Sea.

Here you will have an hour and a half to walk and swim. You can swim in the calm waters of the river or in the pleasant waters of the Mediterranean Sea and enjoy the warm sands of the coast.

A hearty and delicious lunch awaits you during an eventful walk. You get a choice of fish or chicken dishes with fresh vegetable salad.

In the next two hours you will have the opportunity to explore the local market – the largest bazaar in the region. Here you can find everything from Turkish spices and souvenirs to clothes, shoes and jewellery.

Your next stop is the incredibly beautiful Manavgat Waterfall. In the beautiful tea gardens you can have a cup of tea and take photos of the local landscapes. This is a truly unique opportunity to enjoy the fabulous atmosphere – the breathtaking spectacle of mountain rivers and the purest air of nature.

After such a busy and active day, a comfortable bus will take you back to your hotel around 17:30.


Manavgat is a resort town between Alanya and Antalya , 5 km from the Mediterranean coast and the third largest city in the province. The area of ​​the territory is 2,283 km² and the population is just over 226,000 people. The first buildings in this city date back to the 6th century BC. The first mention as a resort town (called Melas) is in 1329. The Manavgat River flows through the city center, on the coast of which there is a park with pavilions, fountains and playgrounds. The river feeds the fertile land of the region with its water. The waterfall and the delta are the main natural treasures of this place. Manavgat is a treasure trove of scenic natural landscapes.

It is worth coming to Manavgat if you want to replace the seascapes with river landscapes and take a break from a beach vacation. If you dream of sitting in a restaurant in the shade of trees and feeling the freshness of a waterfall, swim in a mountain river charged with pleasant impressions.

Sailing Yacht

Your journey begins with a walk along the Manavgat River. Cool and powerful, Manavgat flows down from the peaks of Western Taurus and is 93 km long. The river flows through gorges and plains and then falls into the warm Mediterranean Sea . Cold and warm water mix to create a layered cake effect. Since ancient times, people have used this place of mixed water for rejuvenation purposes.

This river is among the deepest rivers thanks to the construction of two dams – Oymapinar and Manavgat. The maximum depth of the river is 130 meters.

Manavgat flows through the resort area among the forests on the slopes of majestic mountains. This way, during the walk you can see the beautiful untouched forests that have grown here since prehistoric times, picturesque plains, mountains and even caves.

The vegetation in them is unique and is found exclusively in these places, as well as in rare species of animals. On the way you will be surrounded by green landscapes, rich flora and fauna. You can see the rarest species of pelicans and turtles. These are pleasant moments of relaxation for you and your family.

Your yacht stops at the point where Manavgat connects with the waters of the Mediterranean Sea and you can refresh yourself in the fresh, cool river or in the salty, warm sea water.


A hearty lunch, fish or chicken, and a salad with fresh vegetables are provided on the yacht. Drinks, snacks and ice cream can be bought at the yacht bar for an additional fee.


After returning from a yacht trip to the city of Manavgat, you will have a unique opportunity to stroll through a real Turkish bazaar. Here you will find what you want. Fresh fruits, agricultural products, spices, oriental sweets, nuts, baklava. And also fabrics, bags, shoes at unbelievably low prices.


Manavgat Waterfall is 4.4 km from the city and 8 km from the ancient city of Side. Its width is 40 meters, height is 2 meters. You will see the stream of mountain water cascading down from the huge rapids – a truly breathtaking sight.

There are special viewing platforms near the waterfall, from which you can take beautiful pictures against the background of a turquoise stream. On the territory of the park you will have time to walk quietly in the shade of trees and have a snack in a Turkish restaurant.

You will not be indifferent to the river mountain streams and the incredible beauty of the landscapes of this area.

After a tiring break, a comfortable bus will take you to the hotel around 5:30 p.m.


Side Manavgat River Boat Trip price 2024

Side Manavgat River Boat Trip prices are:

Adult: 25 €

Child: 15 €

Infant: Free

What is included in the price of Manavgat river cruise from Side?

Manavgat river cruise cost in Side includes transfer from your hotel and back, insurance, boat ride along the river, visit to Manavgat waterfall and lunch.

How long is the Manavgat River Cruise in Side?

Manavgat River Cruise in Side operates from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Total tour time is approximately 9.5 hours.

How far is Manavgat from Side?

The distance between Manavgat and Side is 12 km. The road distance is 15 km.

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