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Cappadocia: Goreme Hot Air Balloon Flight Tour at Sunrise

1. Cappadocia: Goreme Hot Air Balloon Flight Tour at Sunrise

Glide serenely above the unique rocks and valleys of Göreme, in the region 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. Begin your adventure with a pickup from your hotel one hour before sunrise. Upon arrival at the take-off site, enjoy complimentary snacks as the ground team finalizes their safety procedures. Once inflated, listen to a safety briefing about your flight. Then, begin the breathtaking tour 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, experience amazing panoramic vistas and descents that almost allow you to touch the rocks of Göreme open air museum. 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.

Cappadocia: Hot Air Balloon Trip in Goreme with Breakfast

2. 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.

Cappadocia: Red Tour(included,lunch,guide,entrance fees)

3. Cappadocia: Red Tour(included,lunch,guide,entrance fees)

Starts at : 09.30 – Ends at :16.30 Love Valley Love valley hosts one of the most beautiful sightseeing all around Cappoadocia you will get to see best examples of the mushroom typed fairy chimneys (hoodoo) with an amazing panoramic view. Pasabagi Fairy Chimneys (Monks Valley) At the monks valley you will get to see mushroom typed fairy chimneys with a closer look and have opportunity to even touch them you will be taking some information about christianity in the region and have enough free time to explore around. Zelve Open Air Museum Zelve was an open valley with a large cave settlement. The small area has a lot of remainings made for fulfilling almost every needs of christians lived in the past and remained a Turkish village until 1960s. Today, Zelve is an open-air museum open to the public. A lot to see and a lot to picture. Uchisar Castle Area Get ready to be amazed because this view will blow your mind off. At the center of cappadocia we have one of the biggest fairy chimneys all around cappadocia and it is the uchisar castle. We will spend some time under the castle and you will be well informed about it. You can take a lot of beautiful pictures and have enough free time to enjoy it. Lunch We will have a break for our lunch fix or open buffet in a decent restaurant Avanos Pottery Workshop Avanos is the house of the pottery and this will be the highlight of your day. We will find ourselves at a pottery workshop at avanos and there will be expert people about pottery making First they will give you some information about it and than they will show you how to make a pottery and than let people in our group to try it (Maybe you?) Devrent Valley (Imagination Valley) At the imagination valley you there will be a lot of different shaped rocks looking like various things such as Camel, Snail, Penguin etc. At this place you will be able to test your imagination and decide if you are an imaginative person or not.

Cappadocia: Green Tour with Lunch, Guide, and Entry Tickets

4. Cappadocia: Green Tour with Lunch, Guide, and Entry Tickets

Goreme Panorama Our first stop will be goreme panorama there you will be informed about the cappadocia region , occurance of fairy chimneys and goreme village itself. Pigeon Valley People were using pigeons for a lot of different purposes for a long time. At the pigeon valley you will be informed about those reasons and you will get the opportunity to feed the pigeons of the valley. Onyx Demonstration Factory Turkey is a real treasure when it comes to stones and we will spend some time at this beautiful factory with expert people about stones all around Turkey. We highly reccomend you to listen them and your guide very carefully because you will want to know everything about color changing zultanite stone. Derinkuyu Underground City Underground cities are the signs of cappadocia, these mega shelters will blow your mind we will get inside of it and walk through narrow tunnels you will get to see wineries,food storages and a lot of different parts of the underground city for defending and living. Narlı Lake We will see a volcanic lake whose colour changes during the year. Belisirma Village (Lunch) About 80 km away from our starting destination we will find ourselves in Belisırma village of Ihlara valley. Just next to the Melendiz river we will have our lunch at a pleasant restaurant. Ihlara Valley We will trek for 45 minutes in the canyon after the lunch. Selime Monastery Selime Monastery is an astonishing rock cut structure incorporating a vast kitchen and soaring chimney. A church with a gallery all around it, stables with feeding troughs and other evidence of the troglodyte lifestyle…

Cappadocia: Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Flight with Champagne

5. 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: Cappadocia Valley Hot Air Balloon Flight

6. Cappadocia: Cappadocia Valley Hot Air Balloon Flight

Embark on an extraordinary hot-air balloon adventure over the enchanting landscapes of Cappadocia, where you'll explore one of the incredible valleys below. Depending on the weather conditions on the day, fly over the breathtaking Cat Valley, Soganlı Valley, or Ihlara Valley. Start with pickup from your hotel early in the morning prior to the sunrise. Travel to the takeoff site and watch as the giant balloons are inflated by the expert teams. Prepare to be spellbound as you ascend into the sky, gently gliding above the iconic fairy chimneys, ancient cave dwellings, and striking rock formations that make Cappadocia a world-renowned destination. With each valley boasting its own distinctive charm and natural wonders, enjoy an awe-inspiring bird's-eye view of the region's breathtaking beauty. Snap photos as the rising sun illuminates the landscape, and capture a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Landing back safely on the ground, receive your flight certificate, and be returned to your hotel in Cappadocia.

Cappadocia: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight with Transfers

7. Cappadocia: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight with Transfers

Make your holidays in Cappadocia unforgettable, by joining our Sunrise Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon flight! Available on a daily basis, this ultra-exciting flight ensures fun, delightful views over Cappadocia’s infamous valleys, an idyllic atmosphere, and, of course, a chance to be part of a worldwide famous experience. Get your cameras ready, feel your enthusiasm growing strong, and unfold the beauty of Cappadocia with Hot Air Balloon Flight that combines everything you need! Our Sunrise Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon flight begins in the early morning hours, with a transfer from your hotel. All transfers are made with a comfortable and fully air-conditioned car, and are included in the price. At the take-off site, you will meet the pilots and instructors who are in charge of the flight. At first, you will receive detailed and important information and instructions. As the pilots get ready for the flight, you can watch their preparations and snap some photos. For the Sunrise Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Flight, you will enter a basket that can host up to 20 participants. As the Hot Air Balloon starts to rise above the ground, expect to feel the first adrenaline boosts and your levels of enthusiasm increasing. Your flight with a Hot Air Balloon is a great opportunity to observe Cappadocia during the dawn, and unfold its exceptional natural beauty. From the basket, you can enjoy breath-taking panoramic views, as the balloon flies above Cappadocia’s valleys. Hence, get your camera ready to capture these unique moments. At the highest altitude, you will also witness the most charming and iconic sunrise you’ve ever seen! As the sun starts to rise, the warm colours of its light will reflect on the lunar landscapes of the valleys below. The rock formations, the fairy chimneys, as well as the warm reflections of the sunlight, create an exceptionally unique atmosphere, that is ready to take your breath-away. The flight has an approximate duration of one hour. However, it can be subject to the weather conditions. The pilot is about to land the Hot Air Balloon safely and smoothly, at the landing site, where members of the team wait to provide technical assistance. Want more? This experience is not over yet! Upon landing, you will toast and enjoy a glass of champagne, in order to celebrate your special experience. To make this activity a long-lasting memory, you will also receive your personalised flight certificates. By the end of the celebration, the bus will transfer you back at your hotel.

From Antalya: 2-Day Cappadocia, Cave Hotel, & Balloon Tour

8. From Antalya: 2-Day Cappadocia, Cave Hotel, & Balloon Tour

Wishing to visit Cappadocia, but your schedule is strict? Worry no more! With our Antalya to Cappadocia 2-days Tour, you can make it happen. Visit and explore the main sites of the region, with an interesting and informative 2-day excursion. Want to know the best part? This tour is guided by a local, fluent in English guide who is in charge to explain important and fun facts about the places of interest. Cappadocia is one of the most famous destinations in the country, and there is no wonder why! During this 2-day excursion, you will visit some of the region’s most famous valleys and admire fairy chimneys and rock formations. Underground cities, panoramic locations, and other important sites in terms of history and culture are also included in the schedule. For an unforgettable experience, and since you are in Cappadocia, you may also join the hot air balloon flight, at an extra cost. Cappadocia is definitely one of the most charming and atmospheric regions, and this tour provides the best experience for you and your loved ones. "Day-1" Departure from Antalya hotels by comfortable air-conditioned bus Breakfast at the restaurant Visit to the underground city Visit to Uchisar fortress Panoramic stop at Pigeon Valley Lunch in Avanos city at a local Turkish restaurant Stop in the Valley of Love Visit to the Derwent Valley (Valley of Fantasy) Sightseeing tour of the city of Avanos Visit to the pottery workshop Visit to the Valley of the Monks Arrival at the hotel Dinner at the hotel Visit to the restaurant, show program – folklore of Anatolia “Night in Cappadocia” (for an additional fee – optional) "Day-2" Hot air balloon ride or Balloon parade (for an additional fee – optional) Breakfast at the hotel (buffet) Panoramic stop Uchguzel – Three Beauties Visiting the rock city of Chavushin, as well as the Church of St. John the Baptist Visit to the stone center of Anatolia Stop for lunch Return to Antalya

Full-Day Cappadocia Red Plus Tour

9. Full-Day Cappadocia Red Plus Tour

See the top sights of Cappadocia on this guided day tour. Visit Monks Valley, marvel at the fairy chimneys, and see Goreme Valley. You will be picked up from your hotel by a professional tour guide after your breakfast. Your first encounter with Cappadocia will be in Devrent Valley (Imagination Valley).  In this valley, different rock formations can be seen as animals which is why this valley can also be called Imagination Valley. Use your imagination to describe all these rocks. Then, head to Monks Valley or also known as Paşabağları.  There is a bit of a difference between these two meanings in English and Turkısh. Monks used to live here and hide from the religious pressures of the Roman government or local people.  During the Roman period, most of the people were pagans and not Christian. That's why all the history of these places comes from this point.  In Turkish, Paşa means men who have lots of money and land. Bağ means land or area that can be purchased. In the following years, all these rich men bought some part of the land for their own economic power. Afterward, the local people were known as Paşabağları. Avanos town will be your third point of interest. In the art center, you will see how to make pottery and ceramic in the Cappadocia region. The history of pottery making and ceramic dates back to the Hittite emperors (B.C. 4000).  Avanos is the only town that is famous for pottery and ceramic made using red and white clay only. In the art center, you will be shown a pottery-making demonstration and will also be able to try it yourself. Then, head to lunch in a local, clean restaurant as a tour break.  After a short photography break at the Esentepe viewpoint, see the stunning Gōreme Valley and fairy chimneys. The largest and tallest fairy chimney known as Uchisar Castle will be your next point of interest located in Uchisar. It is also a natural structure, not made by human hands. Continue on your adventure as you visit Cappadocia's indispensable leather shop. The most important place for Christianity, Zelve Open Air Museum will be waiting for your visit after Uchisar Castle. This will be completely similar to today's university model. You will see dormitories (for men and women), churches (9 to 10), chapels, dining rooms, mutual places, and classrooms.  You will see wall paintings or frescoes on most of the walls of the churches in this museum. These paintings depict some scenes from the Bible or some other important point in the life of Jesus Christ. People used to live here as students and teachers together. In addition, teachers gave Christian courses to their students from the Bible. Then after their graduation, they would go to some other part of Turkey in order to spread and teach Christianity to the people.  Finally, visit one of Cappadocia's deepest and largest underground cities. Uncover all parts of the underground city that are open to the public and learn how people survived with limited resources.  Mainly, you will see stalls, dining rooms, food storage rooms, churches, kitchens, and other similar places you would normally find in a living area. Your professional art historian guide will gladly explain all the details and the history of the places you will visit during your tour schedule. 

From Nevşehir: One-Way Airport Transfer to Cappadocia

10. From Nevşehir: One-Way Airport Transfer to Cappadocia

Arrive at your Cappadocia hotel in style with this easy airport transfer from Nevşehir. Benefit from comfortable vehicles and drivers who track your flight. After landing, head to the exit and meet your driver. Relax as they drive you through the stunning scenery of Cappadocia to reach your hotel in Göreme, Uçhisar, Ürgüp, Ortahisar, Çavuşin, Nevşehir, or Avanos. As you drive, take the time to plan your day or just take in the beautiful views.

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An extremely event filled day of experiencing the best Cappadocia has to offer. Our tour guide Faruk was very knowledgeable and friendly. He explained everything in detail which really helped us appreciate and learn about the Turkish culture, tradition and history. Faruk also had excellent English which made the information easy to understand. Faruk ensured the tour was interesting, fun and interactive. We highly recommend this day tour for a wholesome Turkish experience! Regards, Roshan and Milan Anand - NZ

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.

All our expectations for a good trip are matched☺️. The guide is super nice and helpful with informative and professional introductions; the price is ecnomic; the tour itinerary is well-designed, safe and covered most of the attraction spots; the lunch is good as well!! Highly recommend for everyone.

Very well organized tour that started with the taxi pick up and driving us to the airport. There are a lot of amazing places to see, and plenty of historical facts get to know about Cappadocia. A big thanks to our guide, Shukram - she was very knowledgeable and we really enjoyed the tour.