Ormana Village and Altinbesik Cave

Price: € 33
( $ 36 / € 33 / ₺ 1,211 / £ 28)

Nestled in the serene beauty of Turkey, Ormana village is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. The charm of this quaint village lies not only in its picturesque scenery but also in its unique Button houses that add a touch of whimsy to the traditional architecture. As you stroll through the cobbled streets, you can't help but be enchanted by the allure of these colorful homes, each adorned with intricate wooden buttons that tell a story of craftsmanship and tradition. And just a stone's throw away lies the majestic Altinbesik cave, a natural wonder that beckons adventurers to explore its mysterious depths. So, whether you're seeking solace in the tranquility of Ormana village or embarking on an underground expedition in Altinbesik cave, you're sure to be captivated by the magic of this enchanting corner of the world.

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About this activity

  • Departure Location: Side
  • Event days:
    Monday Thursday Saturday
  • Tour duration (Approx - including transfers): 9 Hours
  • Guiding & Support: English , Turkish , German , Russian
  • Booking confirmation: Instant confirmation
  • Printed or mobile voucher: Both is accepted.
  • Easy Online Booking: Fast, Easy & SSL Secure Booking
  • Vegetarian & Vegan meal: Available
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • Skip the ticket line: Available
  • Tour ID: 81

Highlights | Overview

  • Ormana village is nestled within the Taurus Mountains
  • The village has unique circular Button houses with stone walls
  • The village exudes traditional Turkish charm
  • The Altinbesik cave is a legendary attraction in the area
  • The cave has stunning stalactites and stalagmites
  • The beauty of Ormana village and the Taurus Mountains creates a spellbinding backdrop
  • The area is perfect for adventurous souls seeking natural wonders

Full Description

Ormana Village and Altinbesik Cave: Exploring the Treasures of Turkey's Taurus Mountains

Nestled in the breathtaking Taurus mountains of Turkey lies a hidden gem waiting to be discovered – Ormana village and Altinbesik cave.

Ormana village, nestled in the picturesque Turkish countryside, is a true gem for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. One of its most notable attractions, Altinbesik cave, showcases the region's geological wonders with its mesmerizing underground chambers and pristine waterfalls. As you navigate through the labyrinthine passages of Altinbesik cave, the stunning rock formations and serene pools are sure to leave you in awe of nature's beauty. For visitors looking to immerse themselves in a journey through time and nature's grandeur, Ormana village and Altinbesik cave offer an unforgettable experience like no other.

Ormana Village:

  • Charming Button Houses:
    • Ormana village is famous for its unique button houses, traditional homes made of stone with wooden roofs that resemble ancient buttons.
    • These houses are not only aesthetically pleasing but also provide a glimpse into the rich history and culture of the region.
  • Scenic Beauty:
    • Surrounded by lush greenery and towering mountains, Ormana village offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.
    • Visitors can take leisurely walks through the village, admiring the natural beauty of the landscape and experiencing the warm hospitality of the locals.
  • Cultural Experience:
    • The village is home to a close-knit community that takes pride in preserving its traditions and heritage.
    • Visitors can immerse themselves in the local culture by attending traditional events, sampling authentic Turkish cuisine, and learning about the history of the village.

Altinbesik Cave:

  • Majestic Underground Wonderland:
    • Altinbesik cave is one of the largest and most beautiful caves in Turkey, with magnificent stalactites and stalagmites that have been formed over thousands of years.
    • Exploring the dark and mysterious chambers of the cave is a truly unforgettable experience that will leave you in awe of the wonders of nature.
  • Adventure Awaits:
    • For the adventurous souls, Altinbesik cave offers the opportunity to go on an underground boat tour along the subterranean river that flows through the cave.
    • The journey through the cave's winding tunnels and chambers is sure to get your adrenaline pumping and create memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Ecological Importance:
    • Altinbesik cave is not only a natural wonder but also an important ecological site, home to unique species of flora and fauna.
    • Conservation efforts are underway to protect the delicate ecosystem of the cave and ensure that future generations can continue to marvel at its beauty.


Ormana village and Altinbesik cave are truly hidden treasures waiting to be explored. From the charm of the button houses to the majestic beauty of the cave, this destination offers a unique blend of culture, nature, and adventure. So pack your bags, put on your hiking boots, and get ready for an unforgettable journey through the Taurus mountains of Turkey.

Price included

  • Pick up and drop off from hotels in Side and around Side
  • Professional tour guiding
  • Air-Conditioned tour bus
  • Lunch at the Mountain
  • Entrance and boat trip in the cave (Ticket: Tour guide)
  • Drinks during the excursion
  • Personal expenses

Pick Up Place

All the hotels in Side region. All the hotels in Gündoğdu, Çolaklı, Evrenseki, Kumköy, Side, Tireyengöl, Sorgun.

Pick up Point

Main entrance gate of the Hotels (Not from lobby or Reception).

Details to know

Ormana village and Altınbeşik cave tour in the high mountains surrounding Side

The Altinbesik Cave is sometimes kept closed due to the water level. There may be changes in the tour program.

The climate at the Taurus Mountains:
At the winter season time it s quite chilly there as well as some parts are snowy.
At springtime it is quite cool
Summer: cool and fresh with generous sun, and no humudity at all

Online reservation is confirmed immediately.
Babies should sit on their parents' lap
Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
Baby food not included
Tour participants must have a moderate level of physical fitness
This tour takes place with a maximum of 25 participants

Additional information

Tour program for Taurus mountains, Ormana village, with button houses, and the Altınbesik cavern tour from Side

Pick up and departure place: All the hotels in Side and around Side.

  • Pick up from Hotels in Side 08:30 / 09:00
  • Bus transfer through the Taurus Mountains with air-conditioned tour bus
  • Visit of Ürünlü village in Taurus mountains
  • Visit of Altinbesik cave in Taurus mountain
  • A short boat trip in the Altinbesik cave (extra)
  • Visit of Ormana village and Lunch at the village
  • Sightseeing of the unique buttoned houses of the Taurus mountains
  • Visit of a mosque at the village
  • Visit of Sari Hacilar village in Taurus mountain
  • End of the tour and Back to the Hotels in Side 17:00

Period & Price

23 March 2024 / 31 October 2024 - Price

Location Person
11 >
03 > 10
00 > 02
Side € 33.0 € 23.0 € 0
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Hello, Thank you very much for contacting us about Ormana village and Golden Cradle Cave tour. Yes, we have availability for 4 people on Thursday, July 21. The pick-up location may be in front of the Çağdaş market on Fatih Sultan Mehmet Boulevard (https://goo.gl/maps/MZX5xivpmkdFmHap8). We kindly ask you to make an online reservation on our website. Early booking is important and highly recommended. Best regards, Vigo Tours

6 Overall Rating


Total: (6 Review)

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Eckehard Geidel


Ormana Dorf Türkei - Altinbesik Höhle - Taurusgebirge Side

Auf jeden Fall weiterzuempfehle. Sehr gutes Preis-Leistungsverhältniss. Alles in allen war es ein schöner Tag. Danke auch an Faruk Boztas, der seine Sache sehr unterhaltsam absolvierte. Wir kommen wieder!


Tomasz Bogdal


Sehr sehr schön


Frederick Stocker


Food Tour

Excellence Tour Guide and Driver. Very good lunch during the tour. Enough pauses during the Tour.


Annette Musil


Super organisierte Tour

Super organisierte Tour, sehr kompetenter Reiseleiter, viel gesehen, leckeres Essen


Urs Koerner


Dorf Ormana und Golden Cradle Cave

Hat alles gut funktioniert, Reiseleiter Murat war kompetent und hat alles gut in deutsch erklärt. Kann ich weiter empfehlen.


Andrew Doole


Ormana Village / Altinbesik Cave Lake - recommended

We did this day trip in July 22 and would recommend. Booked online and prompt responses with details as to pick up time & location. Fascinating day, very good lunch at village restaurant included, spectacular views, good value for money. The temperature in the mountains is really pleasant compared to the heat on the coast.


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