Altınbesik Cave and Ormana Village Tour will take you on a tour in the Taurus Mountains where you will see wonderful natural beauties of Anatolia and Anatolian village life. Real Anatolian life is lived here and you will be amazed by the cultural richness of Turkey and the hospitality of Anatolian people throughout the tour.
With Altınbesik Cave and Ormana Village Tour, you will take a trip to the Taurus mountains and villages in the countryside. You will see the magnificent Altinbesik Cave (Golden Cradle Cave) and take a boat tour inside the cave. On this tour, you will visit village cafes and mosques in the cute towns of Anatolia and have a delicious lunch. Visiting the “Buttoned Houses”, which bear the unique architectural style of Anatolia, and seeing the Ancient Silk Road are also in the program of this cultural tour.
Altınbesik Cave And Ormana Village Tour is available every Monday and Thursday. This full-day excursion begins with our comfortable and air-conditioned bus picking our guests up from the security gates of their hotels around 08:45. We will set off for the İbradı district of Antalya, which is about 110 km away from Side. The journey will be through the mountain roads of the Taurus Mountains. You will see spectacular views during this voyage and have the chance to take pics of these marvels at short photo stops. We will have a short break at a village coffee house and then arrive at Altınbesik Cave (Golden Cradle Cave) at around 12.15. You will take a half-hour tour on inflatable boats inside the cave and this magical place will surely amaze you. Then, we will be on the way to the restaurant in Ormana town for lunch.
You can choose grilled fish, grilled chicken, or Turkish pizza as the main course at lunch. There will also be yoghurt, salad, and appetizers (meze) service. The restaurant here is in the garden of a Buttoned House. After lunch, you can visit this house, which is an example of the traditional architecture of Anatolia. Then, you will visit a 300-year-old village mosque. After visiting this mystical place, we will go to the village of Sarıhacılar and you will see an abandoned Anatolian settlement and traditional “Buttoned” houses here. You will also see the historical Silk Road at this point. Then, we will be on the way back to Side and drop everyone off at their hotels around 16.30.
This tour is the best opportunity to get an impression of Turkish village life, culture, and traditions. The most important feature of this tour is Altınbesik Cave, which is a rare geographical formation in the world. Join us if you want to meet the “Real Turkish” on your vacation this summer.