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Cappadocia: Sunset or Sunrise Camel Ride

1. Cappadocia: Sunset or Sunrise 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 Nevsehir: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Hotel Transfer

2. From Nevsehir: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Hotel Transfer

Witness the unique beauty of Cappadocia from above in a hot air balloon. Soar above the fairy chimneys and incredible volcanic formations and in a safe, comfortable hot air balloon. Be picked up from your accommodation in Nevsehir and make your way to Cappadocia, Marvel at the otherworldly landscape of this unique location and board your hot air balloon. Feel at ease as your ride is managed by experienced pilots. Relax as you rise high into the sky and soak up the panoramic views of the Turkish countryside. Enjoy a smooth glide over the fairy chimneys and houses built into rocks for an experience like no other. After landing, be returned to your accommodation.

Cappadocia: Secrets Day Tour

3. Cappadocia: Secrets Day Tour

Explore the lesser-known locations in Cappadocia on this day-long guided tour. Start your excursion with pickup from your hotel before heading to Soganli Village. After a 1-hour drive, you’ll arrive at this abandoned village full of ancient cave churches—you’ll be captivated by the surreal landscapes of this off-the-beaten-path destination. Then, drive to the Sobesos Excavation Site, where a Roman city is currently being uncovered. Admire its one-of-a-kind floral mosaics that have only recently been discovered. Next, you’ll go to Keslik Monastery, a cave church that dates from approximately the 7th to 13th century. See where hermits and monks lived and practiced their religion and let the calming atmosphere of the cave relax you.   Your driver will then take you to Sinassos, where you’ll see an old Greek village that was abandoned and re-inhabited after 1927. Sit down to lunch at a local restaurant before your driver takes you to the Red Valley for a 2-hour hike. Explore in depth and up close the unique and whimsical landscapes of Cappadocia with your guide before being transferred back to your hotel.

Cappadocia: Zipline, Jetboat, and Safari Tour with Box Lunch

4. Cappadocia: Zipline, Jetboat, and Safari Tour with Box Lunch

Discover adventure in Cappadocia with tour options for ziplining with stunning views, speeding along on a jetboat, and riding on an open 4WD vehicle on a wildlife nature safari. Mix and match the activities that appeal to you most or experience them all with multiple tour options to choose from.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Nevşehir, Avanos, Göreme, or Ürgüp in a climate-controlled van and relax on the scenic drive to the activity provider's facility which is built on a green area of 14000 square meters. Get your heart pumping with 3 exciting activities. See Cappadocia from a unique perspective as you glide on the 167-meter-long two-way zipline track. Blaze over the water with a 40-minute jetboat ride. Go for a ride and try to spot wildlife on a naturally-formed track on a 40-minute safari. Participate in the activities according to the option you choose. Have the opportunity to purchase photos and videos. Savor a nice boxed lunch in this natural setting before returning to your accommodation by van. 

From Istanbul: Express Day Trip to Cappadocia with Flights

5. From Istanbul: Express Day Trip to Cappadocia with Flights

Experience Cappadocia and see the fairy chimneys in Devrent Valley, the UNESCO Göreme Open Air Museum, and its carved-rock churches, and take in views from the highest point in Cappadocia on this day trip from Istanbul. Be picked up bright and early from your hotel and head to the airport. Arrive in Cappadocia and begin by exploring the Göreme Open Air Museum, a UNESCO sight featuring incredible rock-cut churches dating back to the 10th century. Admire the colorful frescoes in the Dark Church and Apple Church. Next, visit Devrent Valley, also known as the imagination valley. Walk around the uniquely shaped rock formations and try to spot the different animal shapes such as dolphins, seals, and a camel. Stop in Avanos, for lunch so you'll have the chance to taste the local cuisine. Then, learn to make pottery with local experts at a pottery shop. Take in the best views of the fairy chimneys from the Göreme Panorama viewpoint and snap some stunning photos. From here, head to Uchisar Castle, a centuries-old citadel carved out of rock. Marvel at the magnificent landscape below from the highest point in Cappadocia. Finally, drive back to the airport for your return flight to Istanbul where your driver will greet you and take you back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Avanos

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.

Everything was just perfect! our guide was very professional with a huge knowledge, he knew everything but he also was extremly friendly nad helpful. The best trip in Turkey we had! Thank you so much for a wonderful day!

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.

Emotions are overflowing. It was great, great!!! There was no fear at all. The pilot inspired 100% confidence

The host is so nice and kind, and the camels are healthy and gentle. We really enjoyed the tour!!