Tortum Waterfall

Tortum Waterfall: Located in one of the Eastern Anatolian cities with a rich cultural heritage, Tortum Waterfall is one of the most beautiful natural treasures.

Subject to many myths in the past and one of the world’s largest waterfalls, Tortum Waterfall is an impressive natural site. The region including a lake with the same name welcomes visitors with the colors of the rainbow.

Prepare your bags right now if you want to escape from the bustle of the city and take out into nature!


Attracting thousands of visitors for its cultural and natural riches every year, Erzurum is also home to Tortum Waterfall that fascinates everyone with its magnificent beauty.
Fed by the Tortum River the Tortum Lake connects to an outlet over a fault revealing a magnificent view of the waterfall. The waterfall occurred as a result of a landslide that blocked the Tortum River in a valley and formed a lake which eventually found an outlet over a fault. Today, it is considered the second most significant waterfall in terms of its natural formation.
With a drop of 50 meters, this incomparable wonder of nature literally forms a giant boiler on the ground. You may even witness the huge rainbow if your round trip coincides with a sunny day.
The waterfall reveals unforgettable scenic views, particularly in the months of spring when the waterfall gets stronger due to the rise of water.
The observation platform in front of the waterfall enables visitors to take a closer look at the scenery and take pictures.
An ideal location for both water sports and outdoor sports, Tortum is highly inviting to sports enthusiasts who want to spend some adrenaline-filled time.
Surrounded with lush green picnic areas this incomparable waterfall is waiting for you to visit.

How can I get there?

Tortum Waterfall lies in Erzurum province with highly developed transportation facilities.
You can take a flight to Erzurum Airport which accommodates connection flights from Ankara and continue to Tortum via highway.
The public transportation facilities and taxis leaving from Erzurum city center will be at your service and take you to this natural wonder.

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