1. Must stay - in a cave hotel
Facinating & remarkable region, booming destination…
Cappadocia has been one of Turkey’s most popular destinations since
the early 1980s, for a good reason. Its lunar-like landscapes,
underground cities, fairy chimneys and ancient churches are only
some of the sights this destination has to offer. Hike through
rose-tinted gorges and explore centuries old cave dwellings.
HOT AIR BALOONS
Flight ends with breakfast and champagne!
Many trails from 4 to 6 kilometers, from easy to hard levels. The
Pigeon Valley, the Red Valley, the White Valley… The most popular
trail is the Pigeon Valley which is one of the most famous valleys
of Cappadocia and its name comes from the pigeon-cotes carved on its
walls. The walk starts from the south side of Uchisar fortress and
ends at Goreme village. The tunnels and the fairy chimneys houses
are marvellous. Distance: 4km Level: Easy
35 to 45 kilometers, minimum 70% off road trails.. The most popular
route is the g ride towards the most popular sites of Cappadocia
starting with the famous Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best
examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. These are found in rock-cut
churches with frescoes and paintings dating from as early as the
10th century. Riding through Rose Valley leads us to Cavusin and
then Pasabag. Following lunch in Zelve and visiting its open air
museum, head on to Devrent Valley to see the incredible rock
formations. Tour ends in Urgup.
Lunch, dinner and farewell / gala organizations - Entertainment
- Turkish Mystic Music and Sema Rituals to accompany any evening event
Sema, is turning of human being towards truth, soaring by sense and
love, quitting the egoism and existing with God and as a perfect man
returning to slavery with a brand-new soul servitude to all
creatures. Sema Ritual is the essence of the universe.
MusMust visit the sites – either with or without wine tasting combo
IHLARA – KAYMAKLI
Kaymakli Underground City, walking in Ihlara Canyon, a “mirage” in the Steps of Anatolia up to Belisirma village, the ancient Peristrema. Visit to the Caravansaray of Agzikarahan, a very fine example of the Turkish Seljuk art.
AVANOS – ZELVE – GOREME
Devrent valley: First meeting with the lunar landscape of
Cappadocia: rock formations beyond belief in Devrent valley;
ORTAHISAR – URGUP – UCHISAR
Ortahisar: (Centre Fortress)
The natural fortress, 90 m high, a prominent landmark in the region,
.Mustafa pasa (Sinasos) & Urgup –
The most developed tourism center of the region. Visit the wine
factory and taste of delicious Cappadocia wines. Climb on top of
the Uchisar Rock-Castle.
Explore one of the oldest wine regions of the world. It is
Cappadocia where wine production started more than 4ooo years ago..
We visit Goreme open air museum, Derinkuyu underground city, we hike in Kızılçukur and some other little known sites of Cappadocia.
Zelve and Paşabağ
where the most amazing formations of fairy chimneys can be seen.
Little surprises during excursions
Sudden sunset wine and cheese party with trio or quartet music
Folklore show with a Turkish coffee break
Fairy chimney gifts to be presented at the end of the tour made of
- COOKING CLASS - MARKETS OF CAPPADOCIA
BREAKFAST WITH LOCALS AND CLAY POTTERY WORKSHOP
We join to the life of Cappadocians by stopping in local coffee houses, strolling on our own in the typical villages and helping them in in some works in order to share their life.
The breakfast is taken in a Cappadocian house with family members.
We then join their life by going to the field, by collecting one of the agricultural crops or by making tomato paste or home made pasta.The lunch is also the same as they eat in their daily life.
to the schedule demonstration of pottery making and lecture on
Turkish hand made rugs
will be offered.