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Altin Besik Cave Tour from Manavgat

Embark on an unforgettable full-day exploration that showcases the genuine allure of the Taurus Mountains. The Altinbesik Cave Tour from Manavgat is perfect for those eager to venture into rural areas, appreciate stunning vistas, and visit charming villages nestled in the Taurus Mountains. Highlights of your expedition include quaint stone houses, magnificent natural scenery, and intriguing cave formations.

Your journey kicks off in the morning when our team greets you at your hotel in Manavgat. Along the way, an expert guide will share detailed information about the itinerary, ensuring you’re well-prepared for the day’s adventures.

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Green Canyon Visit

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Green Canyon, perched at an elevation of 1250 meters. Here, you can gaze upon the breathtaking Oymapinari dam, capturing the essence of nature’s beauty in your photographs. This serene location, surrounded by a vibrant green landscape, is a haven for nature lovers seeking a picturesque setting.

Exploration of Taurus Mountain Villages

The itinerary also encompasses visits to charming villages nestled in the Taurus Mountains. The ancient hamlets of Brad, Ormana, and Sarhaclar are celebrated for their distinctive charm. These villages stand out for their unique architectural design, characterized by houses built without cement, utilizing juniper, cedar, and tar trees, known as buttoned homes. This architectural style lends the villages a unique allure, inviting visitors to explore their quaint beauty.

Altinbesik Cave Adventure

A highlight of the tour is the exploration of Altinbesik Cave, recognized as Turkey’s premier and Europe’s third-largest underground lake cave. Stretching over 450 meters in length and plunging 15 meters deep, the cave boasts 20 miniature lakes within its 50-kilometer expanse. Accompanied by a tour guide, you will delve into the cave’s mesmerizing ambiance, marveling at its natural wonders.

Free Time in Altinbesik National Park

After the cave visit, enjoy leisure time in Altinbesik National Park, established in 1994 to protect the area’s natural beauty. The park is a treasure trove of biodiversity, home to 605 plant species, including 69 endemic varieties. It’s a magnet for eco-tourists and nature enthusiasts, offering a diverse array of flora to discover.

Tour Practicalities

For this nature-centric tour, it’s advisable to wear comfortable attire and shoes. A lunch break is scheduled within the day’s activities. The tour concludes with a bus journey back to Manavgat, ensuring you return to your lodging in the afternoon, enriched with beautiful memories of your adventure.

Altin Besik Cave Tour from Manavgat

The Altinbesik Cave Tour from Manavgat costs 49 € for adults, 29 € for children aged 6 to 12, and children under 6 years old are free.

Manavgat Hotels – 08:40


  • Hotel Transfer (Both Ways)
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Inflatable Boating
  • Entrance Ticket
  • Lunch
  • Insurance


  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks

“Please note that we have no hidden costs”

What do you need to bring with you?

Hat, Sun Cream, Sunglasses, Camera, Comfortable Shoes.

Description of Altin Besik Cave Tour from Manavgat

Venturing on a full-day journey from Manavgat, you’ll explore the awe-inspiring landscapes of Altnbesik National Park and the famous cave within. This tour from Manavgat to Altinbesik Cave offers a blend of natural wonders and cultural exploration, ideal for any traveler. Dive into local traditions, take in the majestic Taurus Mountains, and marvel at the underground lake.

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Green Canyon

On this adventure, the Green Canyon awaits you. Situated at an impressive elevation of 1250 meters, it boasts panoramic views over the Oymapinar Dam. The serene beauty and lush surroundings will captivate you. Don’t forget to capture this scenic beauty with your camera.

Altinbesik Cave

The cave features three distinct levels, stacked vertically. The uppermost level remains dry year-round, while the middle and lowest levels become active with water during the rainy season. Access to the cave is by boat, necessitating a 15-minute journey across a turquoise-blue lake that can reach depths of up to 15 meters. A natural rock bridge sits at the heart of the lake, leading to a chamber enclosed by a steep travertine wall, extending 44 meters in length.

The cave is characterized by high humidity and maintains a constant temperature of 17 degrees Celsius. Inside, you’ll find various stalactites and stalagmites. Visitation is limited to the summer and autumn months, as the cave is flooded by a stream in winter and spring, leading to natural closures during these seasons.

Villages in the Taurus Mountains

The excursion includes visits to ancient villages nestled in the Taurus Mountains, notably Brad, Ormana, and Sarhaclar. These villages are celebrated for their enduring traditions and unique architectural styles. Visitors can wander through the villages and observe the notable buttoned houses, which feature wooden frameworks and are built without cement.

Altinbesik National Park

Located 678 meters above sea level on the western slope of the steep Manavgat Valley, Altinbesik Cave National Park is surrounded by scrubland and wetlands. The region is renowned for its prevalent mountains and caves. The foremost attraction within the park is the Altınbeşik Cave, surrounded by the natural wonders of Manavgat Valley, promising unforgettable impressions.


The day-long journey concludes in the late afternoon, with the bus scheduled to transport you back to Manavgat. Upon returning to your hotel, you’ll be enriched with beautiful memories and a sense of joy.

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Questions & Answers

What should I carry with me on the Altinbesik Cave Tour from Manavgat?

The essential decent sun cream and, if desired, a sun hat. Good footwear is recommended due to the varied landscape and boat experience. Bring your camera or smartphone since there are several photo possibilities along the route! Extra money for beverages or snacks, and any presents or mementos you may want to buy throughout the day.

Is Altin Besik Cave Tour from Manavgat appropriate for families?

Altin Besik Cave Tour from Manavgat is for everyone who wants to learn more about their vacation spot. This is a fantastic opportunity for young and old, singles and families, Manavgat is going to astound you.

How much does Altin Besik Cave Tour from Manavgat cost?

Altin Besik Cave Tour from Manavgat costs (price) 49 € for adults, 29 € for children 7 between 12 years old and children under 7 years old are free.

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Dillon Hatfield
Dillon Hatfield

Nice place. Must be visited by anyone who has time to


Amazing to go through the caves, a real eye opener. Tour guide was very helpful and informative. Highly recommended

Nathanael Hatfield
Nathanael Hatfield

Very qualified guide and a wonderful natural beauty 👌

Gemma O'Brien
Gemma O'Brien

Our guide was great fun and made our day enjoyable. Loved the music in the cave chamber. Time was well spent and well worth our money. The history of the caves and the region is conveyed with enthusiasm and knowledge. Thank you very much.