Tazi canyon from Side

Excursions to Tazi canyon from Side is a walk in the Köprülü National Park for true connoisseurs of nature, an opportunity to visit the ancient city of Selge and see the famous sculptures of Adam Kayalar carved into the rocks.

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Content of the trip

Tazi canyon from Side is not just an acquaintance with another picturesque sight of Turkey. The gorge belongs to the Köprülü nature reserve and is considered its highest point - 400 m above sea level. A real masterpiece created by the forces of nature and time. Huge rocks and boulders every year attract more and more tourists, because they offer gorgeous panoramic views of almost the entire territory of the reserve: mountains, forests and the winding emerald river Koprucay will be in full view.

How to get to Tazi Canyon from Side

The road to the Tazi canyon from Side is already a separate journey. 90 km along the road to the village of Beshkonak, in the province of Antalya, where the National Park originates. In the village, travelers change their vehicle and, after a brief safety instruction, change to large off-road jeeps. Ahead of them is an exciting journey along the serpentine road to the ancient city of Selge, once the most densely populated in the region.

For outdoor enthusiasts, it is worth noting that rafting from Side takes place in the Köprülü National Park. Rafting on the waterway is an extreme, team sport, but anyone can take part, regardless of experience. The route has 2 degree of difficulty, is characterized by a quieter current, wide passages between underwater obstacles and even rapids. The rafts are designed for 6-8 seats, each team has an experienced leader who will help in any difficult situation.

Near the Agva gorge and the ancient Roman bridge of Kesme, our journey will begin on open jeeps, which will easily overcome 14 kilometers of steep mountain serpentine.

Jeeps have been considered the most popular all-terrain vehicles for tourism for decades. The 4-wheel drive makes off-road driving comfortable and safe.

Tazi canyon from Side: sports and entertainment event

The tour program is great for family holidays and has practically no restrictions, but it provides for a fairly large physical activity. Based on this, it is not recommended to visit the excursion for people suffering from heart and musculoskeletal ailments, as well as with children under 3 years old and pregnant women. Dress code - comfortable clothes and shoes with stable soles, well-fixed foot. If the walk falls on the summer months, when the air temperature varies from +25 to +40, it is worth taking care of the supply of drinking water and protection from the sun's rays, because you will not find shops at the top. In the autumn-spring period, on the contrary, warm clothes will not be superfluous. It is important to remember that the mountains set their own rules: the wind blows stronger, the sun shines brighter, and the air is cool and refreshing.

For a mass visit to Tazi, the canyon from Side was opened in 2017, a place untouched by the hand of civilization, without any signs of infrastructure and fences, has retained its original appearance. The country's authorities are actively monitoring the local order.

The observation deck is often used for their own purposes by photographers for thematic and wedding photo sessions. About an hour of free time will be enough to enjoy the beauty, make gorgeous stills and relax before the trip home.

Tazi canyon from Side price list

Age Range Price
 1 Adult 30
 1 Children (7-12) 15
 1 Infants (0-6) 0

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Tazi canyon from Side excursion program

  • Meeting with tourists at the hotels

  • Transfer to the Koprulu Canyon

  • Arrival in Beshkonak village for transfer to jeeps

  • Safety instructions

  • Departure to Tazi Canyon

  • Arrival in the ancient city of Selge

  • Free time

  • Acquaintance with the statues of Adam Kayalar

  • Arrival at the observation deck, free time

  • Lunch at a restaurant

  • Back road by jeeps to buses

  • Transfer to hotels in the region.

What every guest should know

  • Tour days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

  • Tour hours: 09:30 — 17:30

  • IncludesRound trip, guide, insurance, lunch

  • Excludes: drinks, personal expenses, photo and video material

  • Recommended: sun protection, hats, warm sweaters, drinking water supply, money

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