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Antalya Aquarium Tour from Manavgat

Experience a day like no other at one of the globe’s most expansive aquariums. Accessible and straightforward, the Antalya Aquarium Tour from Manavgat invites guests to a realm of awe, knowledge, and fun. This vast aquarium complex boasts 40 thematic tanks alongside the globe’s most extensive tunnel aquarium, stretching 131 meters in length and 3 meters in width. Let us guide you to the Antalya Aquarium, a place where you can partake in exciting activities sourced from across the planet.

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Modern Aquarium: The Heart of Antalya

The Modern Aquarium, centrally located in Antalya, welcomes visitors to the world’s largest tunnel aquarium. Your transfer from Side to the Anatolian Oceanarium unveils a marvel: a tunnel that spans 131 meters in length and 3.5 meters in width. The heart of this marvel is a massive saltwater tank with a capacity of 5,000 tons, accommodating the entire structure. This setup allows visitors to delve into a captivating marine universe, observing the life habits of more than a thousand species of marine and oceanic fauna.

A Unique Underwater Experience

The design of the aquarium envelops visitors with marine life on all sides, creating an impression of humans being on exhibition. A specific habitat is dedicated to gentle giants like giant stingrays and sharks, showcasing their peaceful nature. Additionally, the aquarium comprises forty distinctive smaller tanks, each presenting a unique aquatic ecosystem, all interlinked to form a cohesive aquatic experience. Beyond the aquatic exploration, the Antalya Aquarium Tour from Manavgat offers more attractions.

Beyond the Aquarium: The World of Snow

For those seeking a break from the heat, the “World of Snow” pavilion spans 1,500 square meters, filled with ice, snow, and beautifully crafted snow sculptures. Here, visitors can engage in winter activities such as sledding and snowball fights. Warm clothing is provided to ensure comfort in the pavilion’s chilly atmosphere, which is kept below -5 degrees Celsius.

Transition to the Tropics: The Terrarium

After experiencing the cold, visitors can transition back to warmth in a terrarium that replicates a tropical environment, complete with forests, caves, and deserts. An immersive soundtrack of jungle sounds, including animal calls and the rustle of vegetation, enhances the experience, making it easy to forget the outside world and fully immerse in the tropical ambiance.

Exploring Antalya’s Rich Heritage

The tour extends to Antalya’s Old Town, allowing for a deeper appreciation of the city’s Ottoman legacy and medieval cultural sites, which have evolved an eastern aesthetic over the years. This part of the journey leaves a lasting impression, with ample time allocated for exploring the historic city.

Leisure and Natural Beauty

In addition to historical exploration, guests can enjoy the city center’s ambiance, relax at charming cafés, and proceed to visit Kursunlu Waterfall—one of Turkey’s most stunning natural attractions, rounding off the tour with breathtaking scenery.

How much does Antalya Aquarium Tour from Manavgat cost?

Antalya Aquarium Tour from Manavgat costs (price) 60 € for adults, 55 € for children 3-11 years old and children under 3 years old are free.

Manavgat Hotels – 13:15

Includes

  • Hotel Transfer (Both Ways)
  • Antalya Aquarium Entrance Fee
  • Guiding Service
  • 40 Thematic Aquariums
  • 1,5 Hours Free Time
  • Lunch
  • Kursunlu Waterfall Entrance Fee
  • Insurance

Excludes

  • Other Activities
  • Personal Expenses

“Please note that we have no hidden costs”

What do you need to bring with you?

Camera, Comfortable Shoes.

Description of Antalya Tunnel Aquarium Tour from Manavgat

Prepare to be mesmerized by one of the globe’s most expansive aquariums located in Antalya, where an array of fish and marine life awaits to enchant you. The vibrant display and the peaceful coexistence of countless different species are truly remarkable. This vast aquarium plays a crucial role in educating visitors about the mysteries of underwater geology, historical insights, and the wonders of marine organisms.

The primary exhibit of the aquarium boasts an exceptional decoration by the renowned Italian artist Benedetti, who, despite his formal education in brain surgery, pursued his passion in the artistry of aquarium design. This decoration stands as the largest coral reef decor in the world, featuring full-scale models of airplanes, ships, and submarine ruins. This exquisite artwork offers a serene getaway, allowing you to temporarily step away from everyday life. From Manavgat, you can indulge in a variety of activities while being captivated by the magical marine world.

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Pick-up

An air-conditioned, modern bus will collect you from your accommodation in the morning, ensuring a comfortable start to your day. This service transports you from your hotel in Manavgat to the Antalya Aquarium, with the journey lasting approximately an hour.

Antalya Aquarium

Upon entering the Antalya Aquarium, its impressive architecture and vastness immediately catch your eye. The facility spans a large area, featuring 40 themed aquariums housing around 10,000 species. You’ll have between 1.5 and 2 hours to freely explore the premises.

Thematic aquariums

The interior design of the Aquarium is sure to impress. Informative plaques near each aquarium provide insights into the fish species on display. Despite being just millimeters away from sharks, moray eels, and piranhas, you’ll remain completely safe.

You’ll be mesmerized by the vibrant and nimble fish from tropical environments, alongside stunning coral reefs and captivating tunnels. There’s a 20-meter-long shipwreck exhibit within the aquarium, home to nearly a hundred sharks, large rays, and a multitude of smaller fish in the main tank.

Panoramic tunnel

Next, you’ll traverse one of the largest tunnel aquariums globally, measuring 131 meters in length and 3 meters in width, making you feel as if you’re walking through the ocean itself.

Designed by an Italian artist and brought to life by South African artisans, the Antalya Tunnel Aquarium’s decorations are truly unique. Discover the mysterious Easter Island statues, a sunken pirate ship on the seabed, and treasure chests surrounded by sharks.

Marvel at the largest coral reef display, featuring various ancient sculptures, amphorae, statues, and ruins that resemble a submerged city. Each tank’s unique setting transports you on an adventurous journey, maintained pristine by an advanced filtration system.

Snow world

Experience the joy of snow even in summer. Authentic igloos, snow-laden trees, and Santa Claus’ house await you. Enjoy ice slides, snowball fights, and snowman building.

Snow Town is filled with mazes, castles, and sculptures made of snow and ice, with occasional snowfall adding to the magic. The temperature here is kept at a constant -5 degrees Celsius. Special warm clothing is provided before you enter.

Wildlife park

The Wildlife Park is a sanctuary for tropical reptiles, showcasing species from across the globe. It includes snakes, lizards, scorpions, spiders, and crocodiles, some rare and poisonous. The ambiance is enhanced with simulated rain, wind, bird calls, and monkey sounds, immersing you in a jungle experience.

XD Cinema

The Oceanride XD Cinema offers a thrilling conclusion to your visit. Join the pirate commander on a multidimensional journey through the seas, encountering giant whales and exploring shipwrecks, while learning about the mysteries of the world’s oceans.

Fun for kids

Antalya Aquarium also caters to younger visitors with a range of fun activities, including a diving school, an entertainment center, a 5D cinema, playgrounds, a paintball club, dining options, exhibition spaces, and a toy store.

Return to hotel

After an exhilarating 1.5 to 2-hour exploration of marine life, a comfortable vehicle will take you back to your lodging.

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Questions & Answers

Is there anything more I should buy once I'm inside the Antalya Tunnel Aquarium?

Any snacks or drinks will be optional extras for you to pay as you go. Do bring some money with you for those extras at the gift shops, or for your own personal DVD or riding the VR 360 magic carpet.

Is there anything that I should bring with me on Antalya Aquarium from Manavgat?

Bring or wear your Camera, Comfortable Shoes and dress please.

How long does it take to go around the entire Antalya Aquarium from Manavgat?

While this varies from person to person, you should allow 1.5 to 2 hours to properly enjoy the facilities.

What will you see in Antalya Aquarium from Manavgat?

The Antalya Aquarium Complex features 40 themed aquariums, the world’s largest underwater tunnel, a “Wildlife” terrarium, a “Snow World” pavilion, a coral sand pool “Maldives,” the Oceanride XD Cinema, and other entertainment for both children and adults.

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Thomas
Thomas

With 2 words: Great Experiance! 👍

Elena
Elena

Great place to visit!This is a must see definitely!Lot of fish tanks and aquariums with different sorts of fish.Never was so close to shark.Wonderful experience.

Claudia T.
Claudia T.

Easy online booking and comfortable transfers from and back to the hotel. A very nice aquarium with a wide variety of fish, much appreciated by the children. Easy to get around even with a trolley.

Abbas
Abbas

Took our two year old, he loved it. Really large aquarium with plenty to see. And a large tunnel to walk through with sharks swimming aside and above you.
Not too busy and spacious so great to stroll through at your own pace