Top 4 Best Day Trips & Excursions from Antalya + Tips

Last Updated on January 1, 2022

Here you can read our guide on the best day trips and great excursions from Antalya in Turkey, best tours with local expert help advice. Antalya is a fascinating place in itself, but sometimes you might want to take a daytrip and explore what the rest of glorious Turkey has to offer. From cable cars to white water rafting, there’s an exciting adventure waiting around every corner.

Lycian History Lessons

The ancient area of Lycia is perfect for a historical day out. Breathtakingly unspoiled, Lycia is nicknamed the ‘Turquoise Coast’ for its incredible clear, blue seas.

The most popular spot is Xanthos, with its impressive tombs and amphitheatre. The Unesco heritage site of Letoon is another must see, it’s home to a beautiful nymphaeum, an ancient monument dedicated to mythological nymphs.

Antique tombs in Myra town

Lycia is on the western coast of Turkey; around 200km from Antalya, but day trips by coach, car or boat are easily booked from most hotels. Each of these sites charge a small entrance fee (approximately £2) but you will surely get your money’s worth in history lessons!

Xanthos sites

Koprulu Canyon White Water Rafting

If you’re more of an adrenaline junkie than a history buff, set your sights on Köprülü Canyon. This beautiful National Park is home to some incredible rapids and stunning views. Book yourself a white water rafting excursion and surf the rapids while you admire the beautiful views of Taurus Mountain.


White water rafting excursions start from £17 but after that you won’t exactly need much cash while you float down the river! The canyon is just 87km from Antalya and regular transport is available so don’t miss this exhilarating adventure!

Antalya Boat Tours

If you’re going to Turkey, you can’t miss one of the spectacular boat trips. With so many to choose from including pirate ships and luxury yachts; you’ll be spoiled for choice.

Enjoy an afternoon of sunbathing on deck while you sail past the Turkish coast, there are trips to Kemer, Phaselis, Olympos, Demre and even Kaş. Many boat trips will take you for a chance to swim by hidden waterfalls and deserted islands for a taste of true paradise.

Pirate Ship, Antalya Boat Tour

Take your trip from the Roman harbor of Kaleiçi, right on your doorstep in the old town of Antalya where you’ll find a huge choice of boat trips starting from £20 for two hours.

Tahtali Mountain Cable Car

Mount Tahtali, located in Kemer, is home to the highest mountain in the Turkish Riviera. Take a cable car up to the top for some incredible, panoramic views and perfect picture moments. Go on a clear day and you’ll be able to see for miles across the beautiful Turkish coast.

Tahtali Mountain Cable Car

Cable car trips start from £30 and Kemer is just a quick 45km drive from Antalya city center so you’ve no excuse to miss this incredible experience!

Top Selling Tours in Antalya

Here we only suggest the proven ways and top rated ones with travelers’ comments. You can feel free to book one of the below top selling tours.

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts