TOURS

DAILY TOURS

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RED TOUR

Red Tour takes you to Göreme open air museum, the most famous tourist attraction in Cappadocia, Paşabağ, Devrent and Honey (Love) valleys where you can admire the amazing rock formations made by nature itself.

 

Highlights
• Uchisar Panaroma
• Goreme Open Air Museum
• Cavusin Village
• Avanos
• Lunch
• Pasabag Monks Valley
• Devrent Valley
• Wine Tasting

 

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GREEN TOUR

Green Tour takes you to explore Derinkuyu underground city, the deepest one in Cappadocia and allows you to admire the beauty of the less often visited places in Cappadocia like the beautiful Ihlara valley and the Selime Monastery, the biggest rock-cut monastery of Cappadocia with a cathedral sized church.

Highlights
• Goreme Panaroma
• Derinkuyu Underground City
• Ihlara Valley
• Belisirma Lunch
• Yaprakhisar
• Selime Monastery
• Pigeon Valley
• Onyx Demonstration

 

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BLUE TOUR

Blue Tour also known as Silver Tour allows you to admire the beauty of the less often visited places in Cappadocia like the beautiful Soğanlı valley and old Greek village of Mustafapaşa.If you're into culture and history, the ancient little monasteries of Soğanlı and handmade dolls of locals  are not to be missed. 

Highlights
• Goreme Panorama
• Keshlik Monastery
• Sobessos
• Sahin Efendi
• Soganli Valley
• Lunch in Soganli Valley
• Taskinpasa
• Mustafapasa

 

SHOWS & ACTIVIES

HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHTS

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STANDARD BALLOON FLIGHT (1 HOUR):
Standard balloon flights offer the minimum of one hour’s flight time. You are picked up from your hotel early in the morning, before sunrise, and driven to the take-off site. After you have had a light breakfast, you can also see the inflation of the balloon and you get a brief instruction about the basic rules of balloon flights. After that you smoothly take off in your balloon. Having glided over the beautiful valleys of Cappadocia and taken hundreds of pictures, you land and celebrate your flight with champagne. After getting your flight certificates you are taken back to your hotel by 08:30 am, having still a full day for other activities ahead of you.

Hot Air Balloon Flights

A balloon flight is the best way to admire the beauty of Cappadocia, a place with sensational sunrises above fairytale-like landscape. You can enjoy endless panoramic views and breathtaking sights while drifting smoothly over unique rock formations and beautiful valleys. In a hot-air balloon there is no sense of motion, you are slowly gliding over the magnificent landscape without feeling the wind or movement. After the flight you have hundreds of photos and even more memories that will last a lifetime. Whether adventurous or merely curious, this is an unforgettable experience for everybody.

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WHIRLING DERVISH CEREMONY

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- The Semâ ceremony represents all a mystical journey of man's spiritual ascent through love, deserts his ego, finds the truth and arrives to the Perfection. Then he returns from this spiritual journeys as a man who reached maturity and a greater perfection, so as to love and to be of service to the whole creation, to all creatures without discriminating in regard to belief, class, or race. The dervish with his head-dress(his ego's tombstone), his white skirt (his ego's shroud) is spiritually born to the truth, by removing his black cloak, he journeys and advances to spiritual maturity through the stages of the Semâ. At the onset and each stage of the Semâ holding his arms crosswise he represents number one, and testifies to God's unity. While whirling his arms are open, his right hand directed to the sky ready to receive God's beneficence, gazing his left hand turned toward the earth, he turns from right to left, pivoting around the heart. This is his way of conveying God's spiritual gift to the people upon whom God looks with a Divine watchfulness. Revolving around the heart, from right to left, he embraces all of humankind, all the creation with affection and love.

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Sema is is the inspiration of Mevlânâ Celâleddin-i Rumî (1207 - 1273) as well as part of Turkish custom, history, beliefs and culture. It symbolizes in seven parts the different meanings of a mystic cycle to perfection (Ascension - Mirac). Contemporary science definitely confirms that the fundamental condition of our existence is to revolve. There is no object, no being which does not revolve and the shared similarity among beings is the revolution of the electrons and protons in the atoms, which constitute the structure of the smallest particle to the stars far in the sky. As a consequence of this similarity, every thing revolves and man carries on his life, his very existence by means of the revolution in the atoms, structural elements in his body, bye the circulation of his blood, bye his coming from the Earth and return to it, by his revolving with the Earth itself.
However, all of these are natural, unconscious revolutions. But man is the processor of a mind and intelligence which distinguished him from and makes him superior to other beings
Thus the whirling dervish or Semâzen causes the mind to participate in the shared similarity and revolution of all other beings.

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TURKISH NIGHT SHOW

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After some other dances and shows like fire dance, Caucasian dance with knives and drum show, the night ends around 23:30 when we drive you back to your hotel for a deep sleep.

During the night the waiters will serve unlimited soft and alcoholic drinks with appetizers. The main course will be lamb with rice, the traditional wedding meal of Turkey.

The Turkish Night Show highlights the dance traditions of various regions of Turkey, complete with traditional costumes and of course, exhilarating belly dancers. This lively performance is a great way to enjoy traditional Turkish music, dancing and join in the festivities during audience participation.

The show begins with Turkish folk dancers entering the stage and start dancing. Dancers, including the bride and groom, perform the traditional way in which a girl gets married in Turkey. The bride dressed in a beautiful red dress dances in the middle and the groomarrives to put on different shows for her. He first shows how handsome he is, and then how strong he is and finally how rich he is. After rejecting all these shows one by one, the bride accepts to get married with him when the groom tells that his heart beats for her. While they are starting their wedding dance, all the guests are invited to dance with them, as well.

After a couple of other folk dances from different parts of Turkey, the highlight of the night comes: Belly Dancer! She makes her breath-taking dance and then goes around all the tables to take one man from each table. The men have a great time while they are learning the secrets of belly-dancing with some basic movements.

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CAPPADOCIA ATV TOURS

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Explore the off-the-beaten-paths around Goreme on a sturdy ATV (quad) bike. Our half or full-day escorted tours provide an exciting adventure over and through the beautiful hills, valleys, dunes and trails of the extraordinary Cappadocia landscape. Our escorted ATV Tours range from 2- to 8- hour tours. Our most popular option, the 2-hour tour  including a rider or a leader-driving separate vehicle. Please note that he will just show the way you should go; he will not be able to explain anything about the area.

1 Hour ATV ride : Depart from Goreme, Cavusin(off-road), Rose Valley, Red Valley, Swords Valley

2 Hour ATV ride : Depart from Goreme, Cavusin(off-road), Rose Valley, Girls Monastery, Red Valley, Swords Valley and Love Valley

4 hour ATV ride : Depart from Goreme, Cavusin(off-road), RoSe Valley, Girls Monastery, Red Valley, Swords Valley, Love Valley, Babatcik Valley, Aydin Kiragi, Iceri Dere Valley.

Our All Terrain Vehicles are extremely easy to use, as they are fully automatic – so no experience is necessary for adults. The tracks you will be riding on are carefully selected to be challenging, but not frightening.

CAPPADOCIA HORSE RIDING

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Cappadocia, known as the "Land of Beautiful Horses" is the ideal place to explore on horseback. Horses have held a distinctive place in Cappadocia history for thousands of years and the unique landscapes around Goreme are perfect for exploring on a native Anatolian or Arabic horse – with a real Turkish cowboy!

Well away from the crowds, explore the fascinating valleys and breathtaking vistas around Goreme during a 2- or 4-hour trail ride. We also offer all-day trail rides and multiple-day excursions on horseback.

The 2 hour ride : You will travel through some of the most beautiful valleys in Cappadocia – Swords Valley, Meskendir Valley, Rose Valley and Love Valley. Ride among the apple, apricot, walnut and quince orchards as well as the grape vines used for local wines. The trails wind up through volcanic stone hills passing many beautiful fairy chimneys and churches along the way – with breathtaking vistas on mountain tops and unique landscapes in every direction.

We also offer 4 hour tours.These tours visit the valleys listed above but also include the beautiful Pigeon, White and Zemi Valleys.

For both 2 and 4 hour tours, we will need minimum of 2 people. It is not possible to arrange the tours for 1 person.

Please do not hesitate to ask us for more information on horseback riding in Cappadocia.

TURKISH BATH or HAMAM

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Laying on the warm stone in the center of the room, your attendant (tellak for men and natir for women) will pour hot water on you and begin to scrub every square inch of your body. Basically, every millimeter of dead and dirty skin is scrubbed off, even the skin between your fingers and toes.

Afterwards you are lathered with liquid soap and shampoo and given the choice of massage options (a little bit painful for the first time, but said to be well worth it). After the massage, the attendant will wash you from head to toe again as if you are a small child. One last shower and then it is time to leave the Sicaklik.

Then you are given fresh towels and again brought to Sogukluk (the cool room) to rest, dry off and marvel at your glowing, soft as a baby’s skin.

The Turkish bath, also known as hamam or hammam, is one of the ancient world's most widely exported customs. The tradition of the Turkish bath was born generations ago, adopted from Romans and Byzantines and then perfected by the Seljuk and Ottoman Turks and has continued even until today.

We offer the long-established hamam experience in a luxurious modern hamam carved out of a cave – allowing our guests the best of both worlds; old-world tradition in a modern, luxury setting. To help you relax after your daily adventures in Cappadocia, our professional masseurs offer a variety of services in addition to the hamam ritual. Our luxury hamam also features a sauna.

"What happens in a Hamam?" Well, the ritual is simple. You will find yourself in the Sicaklik. Sicaklik (also known as Hararet), a room filled with the sound of splashing water, the scent of soap, and wafting steam through which daily concerns and worries cannot penetrate. In the gentle moist heat your body relaxes, and your nerves are soothed. You sit down at one of the marble wash basins which line the walls, and adjusting the temperature of the water to a delicious warmth, dip the copper bathing bowl into the basin and tip the water over your head and body. Waves of relaxation seem to pour right through you as the water envelops your body.

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