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Cappadocia: Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Flight with Champagne

1. 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 small 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. For this experience, select between 3 options: • Standard flight: group option with up to 20-24 people and a 45 to 65-minute flight • Comfort Flight: group option up to 16 people and approximately 60-minute flight • Private flight: private option for you and your friends with approximately 60-minute flight

Cappadocia: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight Experience

2. Cappadocia: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight Experience

Experience the best way to view the rocky valleys, underground cities, and legendary landscapes with a Hot Air Balloon flight at sunrise. See the sun rising as you take the most memorable photos from the balloon basket. Choose between a standard, luxury, or private flight to enhance your experience. Begin very early in the morning with a pickup from your hotel and a transfer by minibus to a secret location. Meet the rest of your small group with whom you will fly in the balloon. The licensed crew will help you board the balloon basket as you see it bloat with hot air and increase in size. Receive a short safety briefing, see dozens of other balloons nearby begin to bloat and go up in the air, and take some amazing pictures of the spectacle. Rise between 500 and 1000 meters above the ground and experience a smooth flight high above valleys and spectacular geographical formations that you can only see from the sky. At the end of the flight, land somewhere safe where the ground crew will be waiting with a commemorative flight paper and a light drink to celebrate.

Cappadocia Half-Day Jeep Off-Road Adventure

3. Cappadocia Half-Day Jeep Off-Road Adventure

Join a fantastic half-day jeep tour and explore the best that the region has to offer from ground level. Drive through beautiful valleys with unique volcanic formations and experience the area from a different perspective. Begin your tour by being picked up from your hotel and driven to the tour departure point. Here, listen to a quick safety briefing and driving demonstration before boarding your vehicle. Be accompanied at all times by your guide who will show you the correct paths to follow. Explore the Sword, Rose, Red, and Love Valleys and have an off-road adventure at the Cavusin Ghost Village. Make a stop for a traditional tasty Turkish barbeque meal and watch the sun setting over the horizon before heading back to your hotel.

Göreme: South Cappadocia Highlights Tour with Lunch

4. Göreme: South Cappadocia Highlights Tour with Lunch

Discover Cappadocia's Southern region on a full-day guided tour that includes lunch. Travel through the fairy chimneys of Ortahisar, explore the rock-cut churches of Rose and Red Valley, marvel at the cave houses of Çavuşin, and visit an ancient multi-level underground city. Start the tour with Ortahisar, an old Cappadocian town famous for its rock warehouses carved into the valley slopes, also called citrus warehouses in Southern Anatolia. See the Ortahisar castle, the largest fairy chimney in the region, and learn about its history from your guide. Next, visit the Rose and Red Valley to see hidden rock-cut churches and unique rock formations. These valleys are isolated behind Urgup and full of little villages, fruit gardens and vineyards, tied together by a charming set of trails. Make your way to one of the oldest villages in the area, Çavuşin, famous for its cave houses that stretch out like a maze of ruins carved in rock. See the Church of John the Baptist, the biggest cave church in all of Cappadocia, dating back to the 5th century. Then, follow your guide to the Underground City. Built by Christians in Middle Ages to escape persecution, it has several levels with an impressive collection of kitchens, wineries, storage areas, and living areas. Unwind over a traditional lunch before continuing the tour. For the final stop, be driven to Love Valley. Look out in awe at its huge rock formations, formed naturally millions of years ago by erosion of volcanic rock. Some of the formations reach 40 meters in height. Admire a surreal landscape consisting of pinnacles, pillars, cones, and fairy chimneys.

Cappadocia Sunset and Night Tour with Dinner

5. Cappadocia Sunset and Night Tour with Dinner

Discover Cappadocia by experiencing its beauty and charm at night. Follow in the footsteps of your guide in a 4-5 hour private tour that features the main attractions of the city that glow in the evening light. As the day winds down, set out for Kızılçukur Valley to witness the magnificent sunset. See some of the city's most iconic sights, including Goreme, Ortahisar, and Ürgüp to gaze over the stunning landscape. Next, stop at a local restaurant and enjoy a delicious dinner. Finish your tour with visits to the towns of Avanos and Çavuşin. Tour spots: Kızılçukur Valley Sunset point Ortahisar Panoroma Ürgüp Panoroma and Fairy Chimneys Avanos city tour Uchisar Castle Göreme Panoroma Dinner

Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Custom Tour

6. Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Custom Tour

Following pickup from your hotel, your first stop is the fantastic viewpoint of Uchisar Castle. Whilst there, receive information about the rich history of Cappadocia and its unique rock formations. Next up is the Kaymaklı Underground City, which was used by early Christians as a shelter to hide themselves against their enemies. Afterwards, take a break for terrific views of Pigeon Valley, where your guide informs you about carved pigeon houses. You are then gifted some time to enjoy lunch. Following lunch, visit the Devrent Valley, where you can take fantastic pictures with the area's animal-shaped rock formations. You then visit Pasabag, commonly known as Monks Valley. There you have the chance to see the famous mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys, as well as the St. Simeon’s Monk Cell carved into the rock. Towards the end of your tour, visit the Goreme Open-Air Museum. There your guide explains the meanings of the frescoes covering the walls of the 1,000-year-old cave churches, as you explore this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your final stop is then to the Ortahisar Castle, where you conclude your tour with terrific views of the castle and old Greek houses.

Cappadocia Highlights Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

7. Cappadocia Highlights Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Discover both the fascinating historical and natural sides of Cappadocia on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour. Explore historical ruins from the ancient Anatolian civilizations in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy breathtaking natural landscapes of valleys and hill slopes as you travel. During your hop-on, hop-off trip, walk along the illustrious “fairy chimneys” and discover rock-carved houses, churches, and underground cities. Marvel at the exceptional and unique views from Uchisar Castle and witness history at archaeological sites. See the Zelve Open Air Museum, Devrent Imagination Valley, and the splendid rock formations in Cavusin. To complete your experience, try an authentic meal in a traditional cave setting. Without a doubt, the magnificent geography and rich culture, art, and history will amaze you. This tour has options for 24-hour, 48-hour, and 72-hour bus tickets.

Cappadocia: Off-Road Jeep Adventure with Champagne Party

8. Cappadocia: Off-Road Jeep Adventure with Champagne Party

Experience one of Cappadocia's most exciting activities on this Jeep safari tour that travels around the region with off-road vehicles. 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.

From Istanbul: Cappadocia Guided Day Trip & Flights

9. From Istanbul: Cappadocia Guided Day Trip & Flights

You'll be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Istanbul and take an early morning flight to Kayseri. First stop once you land in Cappadocia is the village of Urgup and Esentepe, which is followed by a visit to Uchisar Castle. Goreme Open Air Museum and Ortahisar Castle are the next stops. The tour ends after visiting the fairy chimneys of Pasabag and Devrent Valley. You'll be transfered to the airport for your return flight in the evening to Istanbul. On arrival, transfer to your Istanbul hotel will be arranged.

Cappadocia: Private Jeep Safari Tour with Champagne

10. Cappadocia: Private Jeep Safari Tour with Champagne

Experience an adventure full of adrenaline on this Cappadocia jeep safari trip with your own private driver. Venture past fairy chimneys and through valleys as you conquer muddy paths, watery paths, and more. Celebrate your adventure with a glass of champagne. After pickup in Göreme, arrive at the take-off location, then hop on board with your group and take off through nature. Feel safe and comfortable knowing you are riding with experienced drivers who know the area very well. Travel to the Hallaç Monastery, Gullu Dere, Ortahisar Panorama, the Ibrahim Pasha Village, and Pigeon Valley. As you explore, get plenty of opportunities to take panoramic photos with the scenery and with your friends and loved ones. Whether you choose to take your tour at sunset, sunrise, or during the daytime, you’ll get to enjoy every moment of your adventure with the intimate settings of a private tour. The most popular tours are the sunrise and sunset options. 

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What people are saying about Ortahisar

The experience was amazing. The driver came on time, we got a mini breakfast and we had an amazing time in the balloon. I’d recommend this to anyone! It’s just magical

Everything is fantastic, except for the visits to the jewelry and clothing vendors. The rest is great, the guide speaks very good Spanish.

Very good organization! We definitely suggest Turkiye Balloons to anyone who wants to enjoy sunset above fairy chimneys!!

Great experience with a great driver . Worth the money. Thanks

Excellent guide, magical landscapes and a very good food