In the Heart of the Taurus: Ormana Village & Golden Cradle Cave
Turkey - Antalya




National parks, gardens & botanical

Boat Tour

Off The-beaten-track

Cultural Tour

Village Tour


Excursion to Altınbeşik Cave and Ormana Village with a professional local tour guide by air-conditioned minibus. Explore the wild mountains, visit the traditional mountain village of Ormana, and discover the longest underground river in the region.  Be ready to connect with the nature and history of the local people.

Depending on hotel location, you will be picked up between 08:30 and 9:00 am and start your journey into the Taurus mountains. This region of the Taurus Mountains has a very complex geological and geomorphologic structure with geological overlaps, large twists and deep valleys. 

Our first stop is at Avasun village located 900 metres above sea level; this place is also called the village of bay leaves. Hop back in to your vehicle for an ascension to an altitude of 1200 metres and stop for a picturesque views over the Green Canyon and Green Lake.

On arrival to the second village, called Ürünlü. Enjoy a 30 minutes tea/coffee break at a traditional house before the adventure part of the excursion. Authentic button houses will guide you through the history of more than 100 years, and a boat ride on a subterranean lake will reveal amazing cave formations.

Out next visit is to the Altinbesik Cave National Park and its main attraction - the Golden Cradle Cavern. It can be visited from the first level by boat. So get ready for an exciting boat ride on a subterranean lake, to one of the biggest caves of Turkey and has an international reputation. 

Then we will visit is Ormana village, also famous for its button houses and unspoiled nature. Enjoy delicious lunch at a local restaurant. You can choose cooked chicken or baked fish, all drinks extra. 

Continue to Sarihacilar köyü, a village on the Silk Road. This is a place with more than 800 years history. Visit a traditional village house and a 650 years old Ottoman mosque. Approximate time of arrival back to Antalya is 5:00 pm.


  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Professional, local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Drinks


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  • Wednesday
  • Sunday
  • English
  • Child-friendly
  • 1 - 12 People
  • Transportation: Included
  • 10 Hour(s)
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