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Cappadocia: Hot-Air Balloon Tour

1. Cappadocia: Hot-Air Balloon Tour

See beautiful panoramic views of the Cappadocia landscape in the bright morning sun. Feel like a VIP with included food and pickup on this hot-air balloon ride through the Turkish skies. This 3-hour program begins with a hotel pickup about 1 hour before sunrise. Watch the inflation of the hot-air balloon while enjoying a light breakfast of tea, coffee, and cookies. After a safety briefing from the pilot, climb into the basket and get ready for a spectacular flight. Rise to altitudes of several hundred meters for panoramic views. Drift through the valleys and canyons and around the fairy chimneys. The actual flight time is approximately 1 hour for standard flights, and 1.5 hours for deluxe and private flights. On landing, enjoy a traditional celebration party with Champagne and cakes. Take home a personalized flight certificate.

Cappadocia Highlights Tour with Lunch

2. Cappadocia Highlights Tour with Lunch

Your driver will pick you up at your hotel to begin a 6.5-hour tour full of incredible natural formations, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and many different types of ancient art. Your day begins with an exploration of Cappadocia, in particular Devrent Valley. This Valley is also known as “Imagination Valley”, which you’ll understand once you arrive. You’ll see countless different types of Fairy Chimney formations, which formed almost 30 million years ago. Following this, you’ll head to the Göreme Open Air Museum, one of the oldest settlements in Cappadocia and one of the 3 UNESCO Sites in the park. This is an amazing cave town with dwellings built into the sides of rock formations. Now a ghost town due to unsafe erosion, this place once housed Christians and Muslims in harmony with each other. This trip offers the opportunity to stop by a local shop to discover the real Anatolia. See how people survived and created beautiful art in this region dating back to the Hittite period. Sit down for lunch in a local restaurant and rest up for the second half of the tour.   Then, head to Uchisar Castle and Pigeon Valley, two of the best spots for photography in the whole world. Hit the road again to return to your hotel—but before you get home, you’ll stop at Goreme Panorama Point to see the beauty of Cappadocia from a different angle.

Early Morning Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning Tour of Cappadocia

3. Early Morning Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning Tour of Cappadocia

This tour covers the region of Ancient Cappadocia. Start in Ankara and from there you will visit the ruins of the Bronze Age Hittite Capital of Hatussa, abandoned for millennia. From there, your balloon will float whimsically across the Turkish landscape until reaching modern day Cappadocia, where you will peer at the the underground dwellings and churches of the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Goreme. See all this by hot air balloon, flying hundreds of feet above the ground. See the sunrise as you never have before – an extraordinary way to experience the unique landscape. The Balloon Tour offers a minimum 45-minute flight time in the air. You will be collected from your hotel early in the morning (usually before sunrise), and driven to the take-off site. While you are having a light breakfast and anticipating your exciting journey, you will watch the inflation of the balloon. After the flight lands there is a small celebration with champagne, and you will receive your flight certificate. Please note that the landing site is not the same as the take-off location. You will be driven back to your hotel at around 08:30 am - just in time for breakfast!

Private Heart of Cappadocia Tour with Japanese Guide

4. Private Heart of Cappadocia Tour with Japanese Guide

Your driver will pick you up at your hotel to begin a 6.5-hour tour full of incredible natural formations, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and many different types of ancient art. Your day begins with an exploration of Cappadocia, in particular Devrent Valley. This Valley is also known as “Imagination Valley”, which you’ll understand once you arrive. You’ll see countless different types of Fairy Chimney formations, which formed almost 30 million years ago. Next, visit Pasabag, where you’ll see some more Fairy Chimneys: they’re sure to call to mind the Shire from the Lord of the Rings, or the Smurfs. Close by, visit a local village’s pottery shop and see how people survived and created beautiful art in this region dating back to the Hittite period. Sit down for lunch in a local restaurant and rest up for the second half of the tour.   After lunch, visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, which contains some of the best cave churches in Cappadocia. Admire the frescoes adorning this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, head to Uchisar Castle and Pigeon Valley, two of the best spots for photography in the whole world. Hit the road again to return to your hotel—but before you get home, you’ll stop at Goreme Panorama Point to see the beauty of Cappadocia from a different angle.

Cappadocia: Hot Air Balloon Flight and Day Tour

5. Cappadocia: Hot Air Balloon Flight and Day Tour

Begin your day with a pickup from your accommodation in Cappadocia at dawn and travel to the hot air balloon launch site. Enjoy a light breakfast then board your piloted balloon. Ascend above Cappadocia’s lunar-like landscapes. Absorb the incredible views of the sculpted valleys below. Capture them on camera as the sun illuminates them in soft reds and pinks. After at least an hour in the air, touch down and celebrate your experience with a glass of champagne. Then, be transferred back to your accommodation for breakfast and two or three hours of free time.  Your second pickup will be in an air-conditioned vehicle to kick off your tour of the highlights of Cappadocia. Your professional tour guide will help you get acquainted with this unique area.  Visit Avanos town, which is famous for its production of earthenware pottery. The ceramic trade in this district, and the countless pottery factories, date back to the Hittites. The ceramic clay from the red silt in the Kizilirmak River has always been used. Watch a pottery demonstration of the Hittite technique. Explore Çavusin. This is one of the oldest settlements in Cappadocia, dating back to the 5th-century. It is an old village where people still live in rock-cut dwellings and stone houses. The Church of St. John the Baptist in Çavuşin village dates back to the 5th-century and the paintings date back to the 6th, 7th, and 8th centuries. The church offers a spectacular panoramic view of the village.  Devrent Valley, also known as Imagination Valley, is famous for a lunar landscape, with unique rock formations that look like particular animals, including a camel, an alligator, snakes, and seals. There are also rocks that resemble people as they dance or pray and one that appears to be St. Mary. Goreme Open-Air Museum is a UNESCO site with rock-cut churches and monasteries dating back to the 5th and 13th centuries. There are over 400 churches in Goreme and most of the beautiful frescoes have retained their original color and freshness. Visit the Apple Church, the St. Barbara Church, the Church of the Serpent, and the Dark Church.  Pasabag Valley has the best collection of fairy chimneys in Cappadocia. These rock formations with twin and even triple rock caps are known as the mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys. The valley is also known as Monk's Valley because monks used to take refuge here. A chapel dedicated to St. Simeon and a hermit’s shelter are built into one of the fairy chimneys with three caps. It is possible to visit the inside and climb to the top of it. Uchisar Rock Castle is the highest point in Cappadocia. There is a magnificent panoramic view of the area, and the Erciyes mountain in the distance, from the top of the castle. Rooms in this multi-level castle are connected to each other with stairs, tunnels, and passages. Urgup is a heart of Cappadocia and it is famous for the Three Beauties and wine production. Before returning to your accommodation, visit a winery to sample some local wines.

Cappadocia: Professional Panoramic Photo Tour

6. Cappadocia: Professional Panoramic Photo Tour

Enjoy the best views of Cappadocia with our guide and photographer The first stop is Esentepe, the impressive panoramic viewpoint overlooking Goreme. Red Valley (Kizilcukur) is located in the middle of Goreme Naitonal Park named after the red colored formations spread through the valley. Aydın Kıragı , a vantage point in the town of Göreme, one of the best spot you can go for panorama view. Can be accessed by climbing a pathway along the central Goreme Mosque. Uchisar Castle where we climb up tunnels inside the rock citadel for an extensive panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia and even Mt Erciyes on a clear day. Piegon Valley - One of the most beautiful valleys of Cappadocia. Taking its name from the pigeonholes carved into the tops of its fairy chimneys, and visitors to Cappadocia shouldn’t miss it. Last stop at one of the most important symbols of Cappadocia, the Legend of Three Beauties takes its name from the fairy chimney of two adults and a child.

Hot Air Balloon Flight and Private Cappadocia Red Tour

7. Hot Air Balloon Flight and Private Cappadocia Red Tour

Fly over the Cappadocia landscape early in the morning in a hot air balloon, a truly surreal experience you'll never forget. Follow this up with a 6.5-hour tour full of incredible natural formations, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and many different types of ancient art. Your day begins with this 1-hour hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia, perfect for taking pictures of the Fairy Chimneys from above. These rock formations formed 30 million years ago and are unique on this planet. Then, explore Devrent Valley for a more up-close sight of the Fairy Chimneys. Visit Zelve Open Air Museum, an amazing cave town with dwellings built into the sides of rock formations. Next, visit Pasabag, where you’ll see some more Fairy Chimneys. Close by, visit a local village’s pottery shop and see how people survived and created beautiful art in this region dating back to the Hittite period. Sit down for lunch in a local restaurant and rest up for the second half of the tour.   After lunch, visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, which contains some of the best cave churches in Cappadocia. Admire the frescoes adorning this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, head to Uçhisar Castle and Pigeon Valley, two of the best spots for photography in the whole world.  Hit the road again to return to your hotel—but before you get home, you’ll stop at Goreme Panorama Point to see the beauty of Cappadocia from a different angle.

Cappadocia: Balloon Flight and Private Cappadocia Tour

8. Cappadocia: Balloon Flight and Private Cappadocia Tour

Your guide and driver will meet you in your hotel lobby before the beginning of your day’s adventures in Cappadocia. Your experience will begin with a scenic hot-air balloon ride over the unique landscape, which will provide the perfect start to your day. From there you will drive for 1 hour to Soganli Village, where you can see one of the greatest examples of monastic life that has been hidden and protected over time. Following that, drive to the Sobesos Excavation site of a Roman City, which possesses one-of-a-kind floral mosaics that have only recently been discovered. Upon arrival at the Keslik Monastery, you will have the opportunity to understand how people survived and practiced their religion on this small site. This will also give you an idea of their not-so-well-known social life. You will then drive to Sinassos where you will see an Old Greek Village, which was re-inhabited after 1927. Following that, you will sit for lunch at a local restaurant, before beginning a Red Valley hike. Following this hike, you will complete your Cappadocia tour, following which you will be transferred to your hotel.

Cappadocia: Sunset Valleys Private Jeep Tour

9. Cappadocia: Sunset Valleys Private Jeep Tour

Come take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will create unforgettable memories of Cappadocia: join a 2-hour safari ride in a 4x4 off-roading vehicle and see 4 of the area’s most important attractions.  Starting with pickup from your hotel around 6:00 PM by your private driver, head out to your first attraction: Love Valley. Once you see the shapes of the rock formations in this valley, you’ll understand its name. Next, you’ll drive to Aydin Kiragi, also known as “Lover’s Hill”, where you’ll get amazing views of the valleys. Your third destination is Ortahisar Castle, a 78-metre-high castle-shaped rock from which you’ll get a perfect view of the beautiful sunset. As you take in the sun setting over panoramic valleys, taste some local Cappadocia wines. Finally, you’ll see the 3 Beauties, 3 fairy chimneys that symbolize a tragic love story. You'll then be driven back to your hotel.

Cappadocia: Private Highlights Tour with Italian Guide

10. Cappadocia: Private Highlights Tour with Italian Guide

Immerse yourself in the otherworldly landscapes of Cappadocia on this full-day tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, set out on a 6.5-hour journey of discovery of incredible natural formations, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and many different types of ancient art. Start your tour at Devrent Valley, an area also known as “Imagination Valley”, where you can admire several different animal-like natural rock formations. Next, visit Pasabag, where you’ll see some more fairy chimneys which will remind you of the Shire from the Lord of the Rings, or The Smurfs. Close by, visit a local village’s pottery shop and see how people survived and created beautiful art in this region dating back to the Hittite period. Sit down for lunch in a local restaurant and rest up before the second half of the tour.   After lunch, visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, which contains some of the best cave churches in Cappadocia. Admire the frescoes adorning this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, head to Uchisar Castle and Pigeon Valley, two of the best spots for photography in the whole world. Hit the road again to return to your hotel—but before you get back, stop at Goreme Panorama Point to see the beauty of Cappadocia from a different angle.

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What people are saying about Cappadocia

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 3 reviews

A day before the tour an email was sent to us to confirm and give instructions for hotel pick up, which is really nice. The tour itself started on time. It was well organised and the van was also spacious enough for the group. Our tour guide Mostafa was very knowledgeable and gave us on each stop an opportunity to enjoy the view and take pictures. If you want to explore beautiful parts of Goreme I highly recommend this tour, the tour was worth its price.

This tour covers the so called "Red route" in Cappadocia. I highly recommend to go for it if you wish to know more about the history and traditions of the region. Breathtakingly beautiful landscape, fantastic tour guide, great transport. Well organized, informative and interesting tour.

The company had a great private tour organized but more importantly, when the balloon ride was cancelled they worked all day to find us one the next morning. We were very blessed to have them.

The tour was beautiful, we flew without any problems, we enjoyed the sunrise and we have safe landing!

The tour ran like clockwork, met nice people along the way!