Best Places for Rafting

Discover Turkey and its best rafting rivers

Turkey's Best Rafting Places

Turkey has plenty of rivers which are perfect for river rafting. This is the list of awesome white water rafting places in Turkey; Coruh River, Dalaman River, Koprulu River, Firtina River, Goksu River, and Munzur Stream.

Experience River Adventure

Turkey is very suitable country for rafting with its beautiful rivers and regions. While you are on rafting holiday, you can find lots of great rivers and creeks for white water rafting in the country. The most important point is that you should go on an adventure with a guide who knows the region well and with high security measures.

Here are the 15 rafting rivers to experience unforgettable adventure in Turkey;

  • Coruh River, Barhal Stream - (Artvin)
  • Koprulu River, Alara Stream - (Antalya)
  • Firtina River, Ikizdere River - (Rize)
  • Dalaman River (Mugla)
  • Goksu River, Dragon River - (Mersin)
  • Zamanti River - (Kayseri)
  • Melen River - (Duzce)
  • Munzur Stream - (Tunceli)
  • Esen River - (Mugla)
  • Bekili Stream - (Denizli)
  • Ermenek Creek - (Karaman)

6 Best Rivers for Rafting

Coruh River: Coruh River is one of the world's most famous and fastest flowing rivers. Located in Artvin, the river is in the list of top 10 rivers for rafting in the world. Coruh River, which hosts thousands of people every year, has a 169 km rafting route for professionals and amateurs consisting of 4 different stages. The natural habitat of Coruh River remains undisturbed, and colonies of wildlife live among the rocks by the riverside.

Koprulu River: Koprulu River is the country's most popular rafting area, famous with its red speckled trouts and grey mullets. Antalya may be called rafting center of in Turkey. The river is located in Antalya, constitutes one of Turkey's most beautiful natural recreation areas.

Firtina River: Firtina River is located in Rize, interesting for the arched bridges, tea plantations, and traditional costumes of the local people. The route can be completed in 1 hour and is used by amateur and professional rafting lovers. This river is included in the category of places that need to be protected by the World Wildlife Fund.

Dalaman River: Recommended for those who will experience rafting for the first time, Dalaman River has two different routes depending on the difficulty level. The river is fed with the natural limestone, has the total length of 229 km. The turquoise blue water is always clear and warm, so attracts local and foreign tourists and rafting is possible throughout the year.

Goksu River: Goksu River is the most important river in the province of Icel. The wide river bed of Goksu is suitable for all types of river sports, such as rafting and canoeing.

Munzur Stream: Munzur Stream is a hidden beauty, and the most ideal time for rafting is May and July. The stream has a 20 km rafting route hosting the competitions.

Best Places for Rafting in Turkey
Coruh River, Artvin