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  • Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Flight and Full-Day Tour

    1. Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Flight and Full-Day Tour

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel 1-hour before sunrise, and then journey to the launch site of your hot air balloon flight. Watch the sunrise over Cappadocia as you glide over settlements depending on the conditions. Float back to ground for a post-flight celebration and collect your flight certificate. Then, marvel at the rock formations of the Devrent Valley before going to Monks Valley (Pashabagi), where the hermits built their cave dwellings and churches. Try your hand at pottery in Avanos and watch the potters at work using a technique that has remained unchanged for generations. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and explore the cave churches of Göreme Open Air Museum. Marvel at the Byzantine wall paintings depicting biblical scenes, and get a panoramic view of the valley and its fairy chimneys before visiting Uchisar Castle at the region's highest point.

    Very professional people. The tour guide gave an outstanding service. The first baloon flight was canceled due weather conditions, and they were able to accommodate us another day. Highly recommended.

  • Hot Air Balloon Tour of Cappadocia: Royal Queen Flight

    2. Hot Air Balloon Tour of Cappadocia: Royal Queen Flight

    Enjoy Cappadocia from above on this thrilling hot air balloon tour. The Royal Queen Flight begins in luxury mini-buses that transfer you to our company headquarters. Here, you'll relax and enjoy a catered breakfast buffet while the pilots choose a launch site. Once the launch site has been selected, you will be able to watch the crew assemble and inflate the balloon. Our balloons are provided exclusively by Lindstrand Balloons and are the only variety in the region that are silver-coated--a hallmark of quality and safety. Following a brief introduction, you'll be off to see Cappadocia from high in the air! Our balloons will climb approximately 300 meters during the flight, and marvelous panoramic views await you as you drift above the valleys and between rock formations. Balloons move by the wind and you'll float wherever the breeze takes you. This also means that each flight brings ne...

    The experience is amazing and the view we get from the top is just breathtaking!

  • Göreme: Horseback Riding Experience in Cappadocia

    3. Göreme: Horseback Riding Experience in Cappadocia

    While you are in Cappadocia, do not miss a unique experience of going horseback riding through the beautiful valleys with fairy chimneys. Cappadocia, also known as the ‘land of beautiful horses,’ has all necessary conditions for a quality and memorable ride with well-groomed, peaceful and powerful horses, amazing landscapes, quiet trails far from the crowds and hospitable people taking care of you all through the day. This 2-hour ride will be a great way to explore the area. Enjoy horseback riding in the peaceful environment far away from the roads and crowded tourist attractions. A professional guide will accompany you all the way showing you the trails with amazing rock formations and the most spectacular fairy chimneys. Continue riding through the local apricot orchards and traditional vineyards enjoying unique landscapes in every direction. This tour will also include a visit to th...

    This is a tour to never forget. Especially when you get to drink their mulled wine up on the mountains looking at the valley and the caves churches and houses in the back. The scenery here is unreal!! We are amused by all Capadoccia in general. But again doing it on a horse ride makes it more enjoyable.

  • Full-Day Cappadocia Blue Tour with a Small Group

    4. Full-Day Cappadocia Blue Tour with a Small Group

    After a pickup from your hotel at 10 AM, hike along the Red and Rose Valley, the most breathtakingly and mysteriously beautiful valleys in the region. Conclude your hike at the Cavusin Cave Village. Here, marvel at the rock castle and troglodyte dwellings where people lived until the 20th century. Then, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Descend towards the center of the earth with a trip to the Underground City, one of the largest and deepest of Cappadocia’s many such settlements. Discover this underground city and its stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, churches, and wineries. Visit the Pigeon Valley, enjoy a spectacular view of dovecotes, see old abandoned cave homes, marvel at the old Greek houses of Uchisar, and visit Ortshisar Castle, the biggest mass of fairy chimneys in Cappadocia. Return to your hotel at the end of the tour.

    Exhilarating experience. Our guide, Aygul, was really good, knowledgeable and very helpful. She made the 5km hike enjoyable. Terrain was a little challenging for us city folks but she was amazingly patient and guided us through the path beautifully. 100% recommended.

  • Cappadocia Highlights: Private Full-Day Tour with Lunch

    5. Cappadocia Highlights: Private Full-Day Tour with Lunch

    Begin the day with a pick-up from your hotel and head over to the incredible Goreme Valley. Resembling a vast monastic complex composed of scores of refectory monasteries placed side-by-side, each with its own fantastic church, Goreme is understandably the star attraction of any visit to the region. Continue the tour to Devrent Valley, also known as Imaginary Valley or Pink Valley, this area does not have cave churches like the other valleys of Cappadocia. Next, make your way to Uchisar for a walk through the beautiful valley, often called Valley of the Pigeon Lofts due to the thousands of pigeon houses carved into the soft tufa since ancient times. Enjoy the magnificent panorama of the surrounding land at Mount Erciyes in the distance from the Uchisar Castle and then continue the tour to Pasabag. Pasabag, meaning general's vineyard, is located on the road to Zelve and filled with rema...

    It was only two of us and we were picked up by a new and clean spacious van. Our guide Nihat was very very helpful. It was a great experience, we got to see all main sites, along with an underground city visit in one day. Highly recommended to everybody.

  • Cappadocia: Royal King Flight

    6. Cappadocia: Royal King Flight

    The Royal King Flight experience begins as you are transferred from your hotel to our headquarters via luxury minibus. Then, enjoy a delicious fully-catered open buffet breakfast while the pilot checks weather conditions and chooses a proper launch site. Once the site is selected, you can watch as the crew and pilot unload, assemble and inflate the balloon. Your pilot will give you a fully comprehensive pre-flight briefing covering basic rules and safety measures for the balloon flight. Then, climb into the basket and experience the highlight of your trip to Cappadocia. Your professional and safe journey over the stunning hills and valleys of Cappadocia lasts about 75 minutes. These balloons are exclusively made by Lindstrand Balloons and are the only silver coated balloons in the region to ensure the highest degree of quality and safety. The balloons will climb approximately 300 meter...

    Go and enjoy ! This team is awesome. Just a true pleasure to be on such a tour !! Highly highly recommended

  • Cappadocia: Small-Group Guided Tour

    7. Cappadocia: Small-Group Guided Tour

    The driver and the guide will pick you up from your hotel in the morning. Then you can decide with them what to visit. Cappadocia's most famous attraction, for good reason, is the Göreme Open Air Museum, a complex of medieval painted cave churches carved out by Orthodox monks. There are over 10 cave churches in the Göreme Open Air Museum. Along with rectories, dwellings, and a religious school, they form a large monastic complex carved out of a roughly ring-shaped rock formation in the otherworldly landscape of Cappadocia. Old Cavusin, with its rock-cut dwellings and stone houses, had several hermitages. The two most important churches in Cavusin are the Great Basilica dedicated to St. John the Baptist and Cavusin Church or the 'Great Pigeon House'. The old city of Avanos, whose name in ancient times was Venessa, overlooks the longest river in Turkey, the Kızılırmak (Red River). The cer...

    Really fun experience. Covered everything you need in Cappadocia in a single day and skipped what I wanted to skip. Guide was laid back, informative, and helpful.

  • Exclusive Highlights of Cappadocia in One Day

    8. Exclusive Highlights of Cappadocia in One Day

    You will picked up from your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning and start your full day Cappadocia tour. Your first meeting with the lunar landscape of Cappadocia will be in the Devrent Imagination Valley which is famous for animal-like natural rock formations. After Devrent you will visit Pasabag (Monk’s Valley) where you will see mushroom shaped fairy chimneys with multiple stems and caps. After Pasabag a short drive will take you to Avanos Town which is divided into two by the longest river of Turkey, Kizilirmak (Redriver) and famous for tile and pottery workshops. After lunch in a local restaurant you will visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum where you will see some well preserved, rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings dating from as early as the 10th century and the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. Then head on to Uchisar Rock Castle which is the highest p...

    Excellent tour, I had the luck of being the only one who booked for that day, so the tour turned out to be a private one, with no extra cost. The guide, Aras, was very friendly, knowledgeable, right on time for pick up and also since I was the only one for the tour, was so kind to take me to an extra panoramic view at sunset. I would definitely recommed this tour if you want to see all the major atractions in Cappadocia in one day.

  • Cappadocia: Hot Air Balloon Flight with Pickup & Drop-off

    9. Cappadocia: Hot Air Balloon Flight with Pickup & Drop-off

    Following pick-up from your hotel in the early morning, journey to the take-off site for a light breakfast and briefing whilst your hot air balloon is inflated. Then, rise gently over the extraordinary rock formations of Cappadocia and travel for approximately 1 hour, propelled by the wind. Enjoy aerial views of the unique fairy chimneys, and get the chance to take some incredible souvenir photos. Float gently back to ground and celebrate your experience with a glass of champagne. Receive your flight certificate and keepsake souvenir, and then travel back to your hotel for drop off and the rest of the day at leisure.

    Very safe journey on the balloon thanks to the pilot. Very nice experience. All team very professional. Amazing!!

  • Göreme: Full-Day Cappadocia Private Tour

    10. Göreme: Full-Day Cappadocia Private Tour

    You will be picked up from your hotel at 09:15 and start your tour at 09:30. Uchisar Castel is constructed on the highest point of the region and has a totally dictinct castle form, including graves, tunnels and churches which you cannot come across in any other place in the world. At Göreme Open Air Museum, it is especially important to understand the influence of religion, especially of Christianity on the region. For good reasons, it is the most famous attraction, a complex of several painted cave churches carved out by Orthodox monks between 900 and 1200 AD. Çavusin old village, an old Greek village, will be the next stop on this tour. Çavusin is a village about 4 kilometers from Göreme. The old village is largely deserted because the area has been plagued by rock falls. At Çavusin, you can visit the Church of John the Baptist, which probably dates from the 5th century with painting...

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What people are saying about Avanos

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 178 reviews

Excellent tour, I had the luck of being the only one who booked for that day, so the tour turned out to be a private one, with no extra cost. The guide, Aras, was very friendly, knowledgeable, right on time for pick up and also since I was the only one for the tour, was so kind to take me to an extra panoramic view at sunset. I would definitely recommed this tour if you want to see all the major atractions in Cappadocia in one day.

This was such a great experience .From the pick up to the drop off at the hotel we had an amazing time .Our pilot Abdullah was so funny and experienced.Smooth landing .We had champagne and chocolate covered strawberries when we landed and we received our medal .The view from the balloon when you are up in the air is amazing .Thank you for making my birthday so special.

Great English! He was friendly and very knowledgeable. He brought the sights to life with expectations and the story behind them. Went at our pace and was very flexible! It was by far the most enjoyable tour the wife and I have been on!! We travel quite a bit and have been on several tours. So that’s very high praise!

Exhilarating experience. Our guide, Aygul, was really good, knowledgeable and very helpful. She made the 5km hike enjoyable. Terrain was a little challenging for us city folks but she was amazingly patient and guided us through the path beautifully. 100% recommended.

Very professional people. The tour guide gave an outstanding service. The first baloon flight was canceled due weather conditions, and they were able to accommodate us another day. Highly recommended.