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Cappadocia: Sunset Horse Trek Through the Valleys

1. Cappadocia: Sunset Horse Trek Through the Valleys

Discover the stunning views of Cappadocia on horseback with this sunset tour. Begin your adventure with a convenient pick-up from your hotel before being transported directly to our horse ranch. Get confident with a briefing from our experienced guides, then choose your equine companion and set out on your ride. Witness the region’s unique beauty through designated horseback pathways. Start your serene 2-hour trek in the picturesque Cavusin and then wind your way through the lovely Rose Valley. Stop to take in the land's spectacular scenery while the horses rest after reaching Red Valley. Soak up a stunning sunset on a comfortable grass platform with panoramic views of the natural geography. Finish up with a peaceful ride back down to the ranch. Say goodbye to your horse and then get driven back to your hotel or any desired location nearby.

Goreme: Cappadocia Jeep Safari

2. Goreme: Cappadocia Jeep Safari

Pigeon Valley (Guvercinlik Vadisi in Turkish) is where certain cave dwellings have been painted white to attract the birds for their valuable droppings. The fairy chimneys to the west, east and north of Uçhisar were hollowed out and used as graves during the Roman period. Babayan is its old name, now it is called Ibrahimpasa. It does not have strange rock formations but it has beautiful stone houses. Ortahisar is famous for its friendly inhabitants, picturesque stone houses, narrow streets and lovely churches as well as the castle-like rock formation after which the town is named. Today, it has been restored and the peak is accessible by a staircase. The Ortahisar Castle offers a magnificent panorama over the fairy chimneys of Hallacdere and the snowy peak of Mount Erciyes. The Stirrup Valley, situated between Ortahisar and Urgup, is an interesting valley which is full of both natural and historical beauties.  In Stirrup Stream, parallel to the valley, there are three springs from which natural mineral water emerges. These springs are said to benefit the recovery of digestion disorders and kidney diseases. Mutafa Pasa Village is a former Greek town which was inhabited by "Rums" (Greeks) until 1924 known as Sinasos by its Ottoman Greek residents, it is still called that today by many local people. Millions years ago, tuff, a soft stone comprised of lava, ash and mud have been thrown out by volcanoes. The erosion made this unnatural work; rock formations out of a fantasy land rise up before you at every turn and entice you to look longer and wonder at their creation, with a high cliff of white tuff where are thousands of pigeon houses. The Red Valley named such by the colors of rock. it is possible to hike about 5 kilometers (about 3 miles) along the valley. Known as a great place to watch the sunset.

Cappadocia: Guided Horseback Riding Experience with Transfer

3. Cappadocia: Guided Horseback Riding Experience with Transfer

Seize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride a horse through Cappadocia, known as the "Land of Beautiful Horses". This trip provides everything you need for a great ride, including well-groomed and strong horses, breathtaking routes, and experienced people who will look after you all day. Steer away from the crowds and enjoy the quiet scenery of Goreme National Park, far from the busy highways and tourist sites. Explore Cappadocia's lunar environment, with its peculiar rock formations and remarkable fairy chimneys. A trained guide will you the safest and most beautiful pathways. Continue riding through the local apricot orchards and classic vineyards, taking in the breathtaking scenery in all directions. As a special treat, your tour also includes a visit to the rock-cut Hallacdere Monastery, one of Cappadocia's many treasures.

From Nevsehir: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Hotel Transfer

4. From Nevsehir: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Hotel Transfer

Witness the unique beauty of Cappadocia from above in a hot air balloon. Soar above the fairy chimneys and incredible volcanic formations and in a safe, comfortable hot air balloon. Be picked up from your accommodation in Nevsehir and make your way to Cappadocia, Marvel at the otherworldly landscape of this unique location and board your hot air balloon. Feel at ease as your ride is managed by experienced pilots. Relax as you rise high into the sky and soak up the panoramic views of the Turkish countryside. Enjoy a smooth glide over the fairy chimneys and houses built into rocks for an experience like no other. After landing, be returned to your accommodation.

From Cappadocia: Erciyes (Argaeus) Mountain Ski Tour

5. From Cappadocia: Erciyes (Argaeus) Mountain Ski Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and driven to Mount Erciyes. Argaeus (Erciyes) is the highest and most famous volcano in Cappadocia having last given smoke 2000 years ago. Today, it is an inactive volcano but still impressive with its amazing quality of snow for skiing.  Along the way, you will realize the silk road hasn't changed much in 800 years. It became one of the most important highways of Turkey for trucks, buses and cars etc. instead of camels and horses. After arriving at the volcano, you will go to a place (shop) to rent equipment like ski gear. Under the leadership of one of the teachers, learn or practice skiing for half an hour. You will have roughly 3 hours to ski or try other activities.

Cappadocia: Secrets Day Tour

6. Cappadocia: Secrets Day Tour

Explore the lesser-known locations in Cappadocia on this day-long guided tour. Start your excursion with pickup from your hotel before heading to Soganli Village. After a 1-hour drive, you’ll arrive at this abandoned village full of ancient cave churches—you’ll be captivated by the surreal landscapes of this off-the-beaten-path destination. Then, drive to the Sobesos Excavation Site, where a Roman city is currently being uncovered. Admire its one-of-a-kind floral mosaics that have only recently been discovered. Next, you’ll go to Keslik Monastery, a cave church that dates from approximately the 7th to 13th century. See where hermits and monks lived and practiced their religion and let the calming atmosphere of the cave relax you.   Your driver will then take you to Sinassos, where you’ll see an old Greek village that was abandoned and re-inhabited after 1927. Sit down to lunch at a local restaurant before your driver takes you to the Red Valley for a 2-hour hike. Explore in depth and up close the unique and whimsical landscapes of Cappadocia with your guide before being transferred back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Cappadocia

Private excursion, a little special. Our guide, Bulten, did not have the program for the day, described as on the Get Your Guide site. He therefore offered us several tours available depending on what we wanted to see/do and what we had already visited. We therefore chose the "blue circuit" which is the one that came closest to the description of Get Your Guide. Our guide was great, he taught us a lot. The discovery of a less touristy part of Cappadocia was very interesting.

Amazing experience, it’s a must when being in Cappadocia! Everything was very well organized. The baloon was bright colored and looked good on photos, the basket was spacious and there was more then enough space for 16 people. Pilots are real professionals with excellent sense of humor, which made flight even greater fun.

Everything was just perfect! our guide was very professional with a huge knowledge, he knew everything but he also was extremly friendly nad helpful. The best trip in Turkey we had! Thank you so much for a wonderful day!

Excellent tour to learn more about Capadoccia and its culture, history and customs. Oskar, a knowledgeable guide of history and very friendly !! With all the disposition and knowledge.

Emotions are overflowing. It was great, great!!! There was no fear at all. The pilot inspired 100% confidence