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Things to do in Central Anatolia, Turkey

Our most recommended things to do in Central Anatolia, Turkey

Cappadocia: Goreme Sunrise Balloon Flight Tour

1. Cappadocia: Goreme Sunrise Balloon Flight Tour

Glide serenely above the unique rocks and valleys of Cappadocia on a shared hot air balloon flight. Have the choice of colorful balloons and get a flight completion certificate and champagne at the end of the experience. Your adventure begins with a transfer from all hotels in the Cappadocia area 1 hour before sunrise. Upon arrival at the take-off site, fill up on complimentary light snacks, while the ground team finalizes their safety procedures. Once inflated, and following a safety briefing about your flight, your breathtaking tour begins as you rise to an altitude of up to 2,000 feet (600 meters). Propelled by the breeze, drift over the valleys and iconic fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, enjoying breathtaking panoramic vistas and descents that almost allow you to touch the rocks. Let the wind and fire float you gently back to earth. Back on the ground, toast the day with a glass of complimentary champagne, and collect your personal flight certificate, before the transfer back to your hotel.

From Side Area: Green Lake Jeep and Boat Tour

2. From Side Area: Green Lake Jeep and Boat Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in the early morning by jeep. From that moment on, your adventure will begin.  Once the jeep convoy has gathered, you will drive to the Taurus Mountains, where you will witness breathtaking views of Green Canyon. The convoy will lead you to the villages of Sartlar and Işıklar and your tour guide will explain to you the tradition, culture, and routine life of the locals. As you are driving off-road in the hot weather, you will splash water onto each other - helping you to cool down and have some fun. The next stop will be at a waterfall named Manavgat. Forget your problems as you relax watching the beautiful flow of water. You will move from jeep to boat as you go sailing on Green Lake. This is a great tour for those who want to escape the city noise. You will also have the possibility to go swimming in the Lake as well.

Cappadocia: Hot Air Balloon Trip in Goreme with Breakfast

3. Cappadocia: Hot Air Balloon Trip in Goreme with Breakfast

Treat yourself to an adventure in the air with a hot air balloon flight above scenic Cappadocia. Gaze down on Central Anatolia from your colorful balloon as you float above the landscape in the morning light, and enjoy some food to celebrate your flight. Start your day with pickup from your hotel. Upon arrival, meet your team on the ground for a safety briefing. Have peace of mind as the crew fill you in on all the details about your experience before boarding your balloon. Next, settle into your comfortable, individual spot in the basket and get ready for lift-off. Rise into the air and experience the sensation of both adrenaline and calm as you float across the scenic landscape. Marvel at the natural and man-made landmarks below as you make your flight. Once you've landed back on the ground, treat yourself to a light breakfast and a drink. Upon completing your experience, take advantage of convenient drop-off back at your accommodation.

Belek: The Land Of Legends Theme Park Entrance Ticket

4. Belek: The Land Of Legends Theme Park Entrance Ticket

Experience endless fun and excitement on a day trip to the Land of Legends Theme Park which boasts over 40 water slides and over 20 fun rides. Enjoy a fantastic day out perfect for entertaining your friends and family. First, touch the sky with the 62-meter-high Hyper Coaster. Then, meet the water after climbing up to 43 meters on the Typhoon Coaster. If you prefer, spin and spin on the Magicone ride. Or perhaps experience the Space Rocket and become a water astronaut. Also explore a range of other surprising, exciting, and adrenaline-filled rides. Don't forget to bring your swimwear and towel so you can take advantage of the pool and waterpark facilities.

Antalya: City Tour with Cable Car, Boat Trip and Waterfalls

5. Antalya: City Tour with Cable Car, Boat Trip and Waterfalls

Discover the natural beauty of Antalya on this full-day tour. Visit the Duden Waterfall, explore a natural cave, and take a boat trip to see even more. Then visit the highlights of the old city of Kaleici. Your full-day Antalya City and Waterfalls Tour begins in the morning with a drive to the Duden Waterfalls National Park. Take a walk through the beautiful park and take in views of the spectacular 15-meter-high Duden Waterfall. Behind the waterfall is a natural cave you can enter to watch the cascades. Back in Antalya, you’ll enjoy a 1-hour boat trip from the old harbor to the spectacular Karpuzkaldiran Waterfall, also known as the Lower Duden Waterfall. At 30 meters, it is the highest cascade in the Antalya region. You’ll have views of the coastline of Antalya’s old city as you arrive in the harbor. Take a break for lunch at a local restaurant followed by some free time to explore Kaleici – the old city. See the main attractions, including Hadrian’s Gate, the Clock Tower, Kesik Minare and the city walls dating back to the 2nd century. You’ll also have time to visit some of the numerous boutiques, art galleries and interesting museums in the old town.

Cappadocia: Soganli Valley Hot Air Balloon Tour at Sunrise

6. Cappadocia: Soganli Valley Hot Air Balloon Tour at Sunrise

Take to the skies in a hot-air balloon ride over Soğanlı valley, Cappadocia. Marvel at spectacular views and see the sun rising as you take postcard-perfect photos from the balloon basket. After a convenient, pre-dawn pickup from your hotel, hear a safety briefing from your pilot and enjoy a hot cup of coffee and some snacks. Watch the balloon inflate before climbing into the balloon's basket, lifting off, and drifting peacefully over Cappadocia. Float over Soğanlı valley to take in the early morning sunrise over the mountains, illuminated in stunning golden hues. Snap some photos of the iconic Cappadocian landscape. After about an hour, land gently and return to your hotel.

Cappadocia: Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Flight with Champagne

7. Cappadocia: Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Flight with Champagne

Take to the skies on this private or group hot-air balloon experience over Cappadocia. Awe at the spectacular views and see the sun rising as you take the most memorable photos from the balloon basket. Choose between a standard, comfort, or private flight. Fly in a hot-air balloon above Cappadocia and discover the best way to view this land of rocky valleys, underground cities, and legendary landscapes. Begin your experience very early in the morning with pickup from your hotel followed by transportation to a secret location via minibus. Once there, meet the rest of your group (if choosing a group flight). Follow your licensed crew on board the balloon basket as it bloats with hot air and becomes very big. Listen to your pilot who will share safety measures and the dos and don’ts during your flight. Hold on as your balloon rises between 500 and 1000 meters above the ground. Fly smoothly above valleys and spectacular geographical formations that you can only see from the sky. Make sure to snap some photos of your own balloon and the dozens of others nearby that will be starting to go up in the air. At the end of the flight, land somewhere safe where the ground crew will be waiting for you with a commemorative flight certificate and a light drink to celebrate.

Cappadocia: Sunset ATV Adventure Tour

8. Cappadocia: Sunset ATV Adventure Tour

Experience an alternative way to see the sights of Cappadocia from the ground on this ATV tour. After a quick safety briefing and demonstration, get some practice on the bikes before beginning your tour. When you are 100% comfortable behind the wheel, begin your tour of Cappadocia's must-sees. First, drive through Sword Valley, the smallest valley in the region, and admire the sword-like fairy chimneys which give the valley its name. Next, speed through the White, Love and Red Valleys, stopping in each location for a rest or photos. Finish off at Rose Valley where you can watch the sunset from one of the best spots for sunset viewing in Cappadocia.

Cappadocia: Private Flying Dress Photoshoot at Sunrise

9. Cappadocia: Private Flying Dress Photoshoot at Sunrise

We will pick you up from your hostel on the morning then we will drive to best panoramic place. The program will be approximately 2 hours. we have many kinds and colorful custom dresses. At the end of the program you will have 300 photos, We will drop back you hostel. We are going to the most beautiful panoramas in the balloon take-off area. 1 Custom dress is included in the price. You can choose the color you want. It will be charged extra if you want 2 or more dresses. 20 Out of 300 photos are being edited.

Cappadocia: Sunrise Photo Shooting With Flying Dresses

10. Cappadocia: Sunrise Photo Shooting With Flying Dresses

Find yourself backlit by the Cappadocia sunrise, posing for a special moment among the fairy chimneys. Take photos at three separate and special locations, including the place where the hot air balloons take off. Get your flying dress dropped-off the night before at your hotel, and once ready, enjoy a private transfer to the balloon take-off area. Begin the photo shoot as the balloons begin to rise, then go to the valley of love for your second session. Next, pose inside of a natural cave formed from inside a fairy chimney and get great shots of you amongst the scenery. Afterward, receive all the photographs and choose 10 best shots for editing.

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The trip is definitely worth the money paid; great and polite tour guide and safe ride! Only off putting if you’re in a tour with idiots! We had a very rude woman with our trip that ruined it for us! From refusing to budge over when another passenger wanted to sit to moaning about everything from having to pay for her own drinks, steps and windy roads!! She even slammed her bag at me upon getting in the tour van because the idiot thought a stray dog was my dog coming into the van! What if it’s a blind man with their guide dog? Idiots like her shouldn’t be allowed out….. Everyone except themselves didn’t enjoy her company!!!! Then again it’s not the tour operators fault for picking idiots up as they’re everywhere!!!

Ali was a great guide. He was friendly and so kept us engaged as he brought us around various sights in Cappadocia. Ali also tailored the tour to what we wanted to do as well as our comfort/fitness level (my parents are seniors who have trouble walking far distances and climbing steps) instead of simply following a standard itinerary. He gave great insight into the culture too.

Our tour was wonderful! Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. She showed us all the beauty Cappadocia. She took the time to explain and describe every important fact about this magic place. Everything was organized and coordinated. We definitely recommend this tour to everyone who wants to visit the beautiful Cappadocia.

Best experience. Drove to many locations and saw unreal sights and the best sunset Our guide is extremely talented at his job !! Thank you for an unreal Experience on my birthday.

Very exciting drive with Mustapha. Saw many caves, and rock formations that are not usually available on bus tours.