Guide To Visiting Upper Duden Waterfalls in Antalya

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Duden Waterfalls – upper and lower – are a must-visit place when you are in Antalya. Upper Falls can be described as a hidden oasis in the middle of a city – very unusual surroundings for this natural formation. We visited Upper Duden Waterfalls and are excited to share our experience and tips with our readers.

Upper Duden Waterfalls, Antalya

How To Get To Upper Duden Waterfalls

By Public Transportation: Bus and Tram

You can take a VS18 bus that goes from Liman district and hop off at Süleyman Demirel Blv-23 bus stop and then have a 10-15 minute walk to the waterfalls. Or you can take the same bus and hop off at MarkAntalya and take minibus MK80 which will take you straight to upper Duden Falls.

Also, you can take the T3 tram from the Museum of Antalya hop off at the Karşıyaka Tram stop, and take a 15-minute walk to waterfalls.

Our ride from Liman to Upper Duden Waterfalls took about 1,5 hours. 

By Taxi 

The total cost to get there will depend on where you start. From MarkAntalya it can cost you about 400 – Liras. Please note that this price is approximate.

By Car

You can park your car near the entrance. Parking fee may vary depending on car type.

With A Guided Tour 

This city tour includes visiting not only Upper Duden Waterfalls but also Karpuz Kaldıran and a cable car ride to Tünek Tepe Mountain. You can also read our article about Antalya Cable Car and Tünektepe Hill. 

Click here if you would like to get more info about this tour and make your reservation.

Upper Duden Waterfalls Entrance Fee & Working Hours

Upper Duden Waterfalls are open daily from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

The ticket price is 50 Turkish Liras for foreigners. You can pay with cash or a card at the ticket counter. 

After payment, you will get these tickets, which you need to scan at the entrance. 

What To Expect From Upper Duden Waterfalls

We spent and hour and a half at this place, but if you are not in the hurry, you can definitely explore Upper Duden Waterfalls for longer.

Ancient Olive Processing Area

One of the first things you will encounter is a small pond with ducks, enjoying a refreshing stream. After that, you will have to cross several bridges to get to the ancient olive processing area. Right here you can enjoy panoramic views of waterfalls and the whole oasis.

Upper Duden Waterfalls, Antalya

Make sure to stop near the ancient olive workshop – an olive processing area that can be dated to the Roman Period.

Olive Processing Area, Upper Duden Waterfalls, Antalya

Explore Cave Formation

Get ready to go down and explore cave formations under the stream. Be careful here as the stairs are very steep and narrow. Take your time to explore caves and take plenty of photos here. Make sure to wear non-slip shoes and do not rush here, since the floor is constantly wet because of the water dropping from the cave ceiling.

Upper Duden Waterfalls Caves

Once you reach the lower level of the caves you can take some picturesque photos here and just enjoy the calming sounds of falling water.

Do Not Disturb Bats

Yes! There are bats there – and pretty large. We didn’t enter the cave where they had their daytime nap, but some of the bats were visible from the outside. And they’re quite noisy too. 

Bats at Duden Waterfalls

You can also enjoy a peaceful picnic here, as there are plenty of tables and benches to sit, relax, and have quick snacks.

Bats' Caves at Duden Waterfalls

General Tips and Advice 

  • Wear comfortable and non-slippery shoes, while visiting Upper Duden Waterfalls. While exploring this place you will have to go through cave formations and under the stream itself. The floor in some places is wet and very slippery. 
  • If you don’t want to get wet while exploring caves, you can take a light raincoat, since water is dropping from the ceiling in many places.
  • Don’t forget to take a bottle of water with you. 
  • Right after the entrance gates you can buy some souvenirs – here they’re sold for a very reasonable price. Also, at the entrance you can try fresh pomegranate juice, fruits, and of course, Turkish ice cream.
  • Pets are not allowed in the park (except for service animals).
  • Smoking in not allowed, except for designated areas.
  • Swimming in Duden Waterfalls is prohibited.
  • And, of course, do not litter and behave respectfully.

P.S. We included trip to Upper Duden Waterfalls in our guide on 12 Things to Do in Antaya in 1 Week, so be sure to check this article if you would like to explore this wonderful city.


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