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“Amazing and a Must Do” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Koprulu Canyon

Koprulu Canyon
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US$21.95*
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Canyoning and Rafting Tours
Ranked #2 of 53 Tours in Antalya
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: East of Anatlaya you'll find the clear and beautiful river Köprü. Shortly after Beskonak is the starting point of the canyon and a white water rafting tour. Two Roman bridges mark the beginning. The canyon is 14k meters long.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Amazing and a Must Do”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

I visited Koprulu Canyon multiple times, and the main reason is river rafting. It would be best described as safe, amazing views, and adventurous. I came across many first timers (including my wife, friends, and tourists) who were reluctant to raft, and I had to provide them with basic advice for better results and experience...

My advice is to purchase special rafting shoes (TRY20) and avoid slippers or going barefoot. You could ask the tour bus driver to stop at any shop on your way. Small rocks and pebbles could cause minor injuries. Everyone must wear the floating jacket, although I find it useless because most of the journey you can actually stand while in the water (or if you happened to fall in the water). Most rafting tours provide lunch (dont expect much of quality) and remember the purpose is rafting! You get to jump in the water from 5 meters (only for the brave ones). Water temperature could be between 5 and 9 degrees Celsius in May.

Bring some extra clothes and a towel. Dont bring valuables or cameras/electronics. You could leave your bag in the vehicle (generally safe). There are changing rooms available. The entire journey is recorded on video so you might want to buy it at the end. There are also photos taken during your rafting adventure and you get to choose which one to buy.

Other activities are also available, trekking, canoe, etc. If you are going to ride a canoe, make sure you are a good (not professional) swimmer and travel in groups.

Visited May 2012
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2012

Unlike most reviewers we didn't go rafting, but simply drove around in the car enjoying the lovely scenery. Really recommend doing this trip - very tranquil and scenic. Can only really be done in your own car though.

Visited August 2012
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Hamburg, Germany
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“River Rafting at Koprülü Canyon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012

We took a half day trip and paddled in a boat with six other people (8 in total plus guide). We had a lot of fun together, but the water was freezing cold! Anyways we jumped in a couple of times. Our tour guide was fabulous and we had a great time!

Visited September 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Rafted with Air-Raft”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

We booked this trip through our Thomas Cook Rep at our hotel who use a company called AirRaft. It was a brilliant trip rafting through stunning scenery. The guide we had was superb, making everyone feel safe and at ease. We were divided into groups based language - our instructor spoke very good english. Lunch was included. A change of clothes and shoes is recommended. Thoroughly Recommended!

Visited September 2012
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“A must do trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

What great fun, 14 km paddling down stream, some rapids but not too serious, great fun having splashing competitions with other boats. Reasonable lunch. About two hours drive from Antalya. One word of advice. Don't buy this of the reps in the hotels. I was quoted £49 by Thomas Cook, £45 by Thompsons, and $45 by a Russian rep. I then spent €2 on the Internet cafe in the hotel, found a travel agent that offered €35,kept on looking and eventually found one of the companies themselves who run the trips on the river. Price? €28 yes that's under half the price that the two British companies were trying to rip me off for. Don't forget there are dozens of businesses up on the River, each with a few RIBS and kayaks, which go downstream together as a fleet. Forget the stories from the reps that their trips are better than others, it's a load of eyewash. Also some of the trips, which seemed to set off basically from the same area, simply go straight downstream. The one we were on however, includes pulling the boat upstream for about 500 m right between the cliffs of the Canyon itself on ropes suspended above the boats, to see a great waterfall before then starting the trip down the stream. Really worthwhile finding a tour that includes that. Overall a great day, you should really try to do this.

Visited August 2012
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