Alanya Safari Tour: After collection from the hotels, the tour drives to the meeting point to join the beginning of the combi tour. The first destination is the Castle of Alanya dating back to the Middle Ages and having a spectacular view of the coastline of Alanya from its’ hilltop position. From here it is possible to see the harbour, Cleopatra Beach, Keykubat Beach and the Taurus Mountains in the background.
After the castle, the tour heads to the mountains behind Alanya, driving on the first off- road section of the tour, which takes around 20 minutes. The tour breaks at the Mosque in Obakoy where information is given about the Islam religion, customs and the architecture of mosques. Continuing on the way through the countryside, the tour joins the second part of the off-road section (20 mins), passing orchards of fruit trees (olives, banana, medlar, pomagranate, orange and lemon), fields and the beautiful scenery of the Taurus Mountains.
Following this, the tour stops at a Turkish house for a half hour break and to observe the life of a typical Turkish village family. The owners of the house serve sage tea in their garden full with orange trees. Leaving Obakoy the tour drives on to the valley of DimCay and stops for a gozleme which is a traditional rural food like a very thin crepe stuffed with cheese and parsley and to take a look over the Dim Dam; a new hydro-electric station in the area, built on the Dim River and creating the Dim Lake with its spectacular surroundings.
A tasty lunch will take place in a picnic place over the DimCay which is a famous site for the inhabitants of Alanya to escape to when seeking a cooler climate, having tables floating in the cool river water. A swim break is given here.
The tour ends with a drive over a hill (450m high) for an unforgettable view of the city from Mahmutlar till Alanya.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up at the hotel.
Start/opening time: At 9:30am.
End/closing time: At 5pm.
Languages: English, German, Dutch.
Others: Included: hotel pick-up and drop-off, lunch (chicken/fish + salad + bread + seasonal fruits). Children’s menu available.