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Cappadocia: Sunset or Sunrise Scenic Camel Ride

1. Cappadocia: Sunset or Sunrise Scenic Camel Ride

Cappadocia is the point of the Silk Road, used for thousands of years, joining the east and the west. Caravansaries located in all parts of Cappadocia are historical structures that tell about the intensity of trade. The most popular helpers of caravans are camels. The camel is a calm animal resistant to hot and cold weather and suitable for carrying heavy loads. These animals, which once served cultures and civilizations, now serve for tourism. We offer our guests a safe and authentic travel in a unique view of Cappadocia. You can be a piece of history with the possibilities of ancient times. You can join sunrise and sunset private tours with us, and you can also participate in camel safaris at different times during the day. We will pick you up from your hotel in these locations; Göreme, Uchisar, Ortahisar, Urgup, Avanos, Çavuşin and İbrahimpaşa and head to pigeon valley viewpoint to start riding. You will amaze by the view of pigeon valley and ride to an outstanding spot of view for Uchisar Castle, We will have photo break here and enjoy the mesmerizing sun going down from the back of magnificent Uchisar Castle.

From Göreme or Uçhisar: Fairy Chimney Valley Horseback Tour

2. From Göreme or Uçhisar: Fairy Chimney Valley Horseback Tour

Explore Love Valley in Cappadocia and a second valley that has breathtaking fairy chimneys on this guided tour. Watch the sunset over this unusual location. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up and dropped off in from you hotel in Göreme or Uçhisar. Hop aboard an air-conditioned van at your hotel and relax on the conformable transfer to the starting point of your tour. Get set up with all the necessary riding gear and meet your horse. Mount the horse and set off on your adventure through lunar-like landscapes. Take in fantastic rock formations that have been sculpted over millions of years by wind erosion. Stop to take pictures along the way, ensuring that you get some excellent opportunities to capture pictures of Cappadocia's iconic fairy chimneys. Soak up the colors of the colors of the sunset before returning to the starting point of your horseback ride and transferring back to your hotel.

Göreme Open Air Museum: Express Guided Walking Tour

3. Göreme Open Air Museum: Express Guided Walking Tour

The mystifying Göreme Open Air Museum or the Göreme National Museum, one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Turkey, is a complex of monasteries at the center of the Cappadocian region. The honeycomb cave dwellings of the museum are etched into the landscape, providing visual intrigue and amazing history. Go on a guided tour with a friendly certified guide who will brief you on the history of the Byzantine monastic settlement and point out several important structures such as churches, cave dwellings, rock formations, and more. Understand what it was like in the day of the life of the monks and discover historical details and tidbits of this UNESCO World Heritage Site from your knowledgeable guide.

Cappadocia: Fairy Chimneys Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

4. Cappadocia: Fairy Chimneys Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

Experience an extraordinary adventure in the Cappadocia scenery at dawn, with a hotel transfer included. As the sun begins its ascent, hop aboard a hot air balloon to fly above the iconic Fairy Chimneys, accompanied by delightful snacks, coffee, and tea to enjoy. Sit back as you're transferred from your hotel and be whisked away to the exclusive launch site. Be mesmerized as you fly into the sky, witnessing the awe-inspiring beauty of Cappadocia's landscape. Marvel at the unique Fairy Chimneys rock formations and the picturesque valleys below. Once you touch down, enjoy a special champagne celebration, toasting to the memories made during your balloon experience. Receive personalized flight certificates as tokens of this incredible journey. Relax on the return trip to your hotel, ensuring a seamless conclusion to this adventure.

Cappadocia: Small Group Guided Full-Day Red Tour with Lunch

5. Cappadocia: Small Group Guided Full-Day Red Tour with Lunch

Delve into the history of Cappadocia at Uchisar Castle, and see rock-carved churches at Goreme Open Air Museum. Enjoy a delicious buffet in a Turkish restaurant. See a skilled potter making pottery in Avanos. Check out the camel-shaped rock formation in Devrent Valley with an expert guide. Get into a modern and comfortable bus at your hotel and meet your tour guide. Then, drive to Uchisar Castle, which is the highest rock formation in Cappadocia. Enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding area and learn about its history while you take some amazing photographs. Next, head to Goreme Open Air Museum, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List due to its historical importance. It is famous for the churches built into rocks and the carved chapel. There is also a monastery which was used as an emergency hideout in case of Roman invasions. See the 5th-century frescoes inside the church too, and learn some facts from your guide. After this, head to Pasabagi Valley to admire three fairy chimneys. Learn how the valley is also called Monks Valley, due to a church dedicated to Saint Simeon, which is carved into a fairy chimney. Following this, have a break for lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant. Dine on tasty food suitable for all tastes with a delicious buffet. After lunch, continue toward Avanos, next to the Red River. This city is famous for pottery, a skill that has been passed down through generations. Visit a pottery workshop for a demonstration. Watch a potter show you how traditional pottery is made, and take part in the experience too. Then, drive to Devrent Valley, famous for its rock formations resembling dolphins, snakes, seals, and other animals. See a rock that looks like a camel. Observe a unique rock formation which is used as the symbol of Cappadocia. Learn about its importance and symbolism from your guide. Finally, board the bus, sit back, relax, and head back to your hotel.

Cappadocia Sunrise Balloon Watching Tour With Photoshoot

6. Cappadocia Sunrise Balloon Watching Tour With Photoshoot

Snap some stunning photos of the Cappadocian landscape as colorful hot air balloons fill the sky on this tour from Avanos. Get picked up from your hotel in Avanos and go to the hot air balloon staging area. Watch the preparation process and see the balloons take off. While the balloons are taking off, set off toward the valley for better views. Your driver will take you to some scenic spots where you can get panoramic views of the action. Enjoy a photoshoot of the magical landscape as the sky fills with balloons. After the balloons land, get dropped off back at your hotel.

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Flight

7. Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Flight

Our flight is an alternative flight in Çat Valley, with best price guarantie. you need to watch balloons in Göreme, but you need to fly in Çat valley for best experience.

Cappadocia: Private Jeep Tour with Sunrise or Sunset Options

8. Cappadocia: Private Jeep Tour with Sunrise or Sunset Options

Experience one of Cappadocia's most exciting activities on this Jeep safari tour that travels around the region with off-road vehicles. It is totally up to you, if you want to experience it at sunset, sunrise or even during the day. Reach Cappadocia’s must-see spots and panoramic viewpoints while traveling alongside professional drivers who know Cappadocia’s geography. Hop on your off-road vehicle, then set out to see destinations including Love Valley, Pigeon Valley, O Ağacın Altı, Red Valley, and Ortahisar Castle. Enjoy plenty of time to take in the surroundings with 10-minute breaks at each viewpoint. Drivers for the tour are made up of experienced professionals, all experts in the local geography, ensuring a fun off-road adventure that's also safe. Feel extra secure knowing all the cars used are tracked via satellite during tours. At the conclusion of your tour, gather with the group for a champagne afterparty to celebrate your unforgettable off-road adventure.

Early Morning Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning Tour of Cappadocia

9. 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!

Goreme: Cappadocia Jeep Safari

10. 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.

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The Balloon Over Cappadocia Experience is definitely not to be missed. It is a very relaxed feeling, with a little bit of adrenaline at the beginning, but you love it once you are enjoying these wonderful views, and feeling this fresh air. The tour was very good, perhaps I felt a little frustrated seeing that our balloon rose much later than others, already with the sun peeking out, and the idea was to see the sunrise from above. I don't know what this is about, that some manage to get out before others. In fact we were picked up at 4am. and still had to wait at the site, since the balloon was not ready. We enjoyed it anyway, and the drivers look very experienced. Not even talking about champagne (I don't rate this)

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.

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.

The flight on the balloon very excited, unfortunately the service before and after disappointing