Cappadocia
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Cappadocia: Sunset ATV Tour

1. Cappadocia: Sunset ATV 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, head to the Cavusin Village, where you can admire the architecture and churches of this former Greek village.  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: Sunset Quad Safari

2. Cappadocia: Sunset Quad Safari

After being collected from your Cappadocia accommodation, you will make your way to the starting point of your quad tour. Once there you will go through a short instruction to the tour, before you begin your adventure. Start by discovering "Swords Valley", in which there are so many fairy chimneys and rock formations. You will also visit the famous "Rose and Red" valleys, with plenty of free-time included to take photos. Following these valleys, you can find out how the early people used to live inside these caves by visiting "Cavusin" (Ghost Village). "Love Valley" is one of the more popular valleys in Cappadocia, which draws a lot of attention from the interesting shapes of its fairy chimneys. Following your quad bike adventure, you will be dropped off back to your hotel.

Cappadocia: Royal Queen Hot Air Balloon Tour at Sunrise

3. Cappadocia: Royal Queen Hot Air Balloon Tour at Sunrise

Enjoy Cappadocia from above on a thrilling hot air balloon tour complete with a light breakfast and champagne celebration upon landing. Start your tour with a luxury mini-bus transfer from your hotel to the local partner's headquarters. Here you can relax and enjoy a light breakfast while the pilots choose a launch site. Then get ready to watch the crew assemble and inflate the balloon. It's the only balloon variety in the region that is silver-coated, a hallmark of quality and safety. Following a brief introduction, you'll be off to see Cappadocia from high in the air. Climb approximately 300 meters and take in panoramic views as you drift above the valleys and between rock formations. Balloons move by the wind and you'll float wherever the breeze takes you. Once back on the ground, celebrate your flight with a champagne toast and receive a commemorative flight medallion.

Cappadocia: Hot Air Balloon Flight

4. Cappadocia: Hot Air Balloon Flight

Enjoy a thrilling hot air balloon flight over the fairy chimneys and rock-cut churches and houses of Cappadocia, with transfers from your hotel and a pre-flight breakfast on arrival at the launch site. You will be picked up from your accommodation in Cappadocia for the transfer to the launch site. Warm up from the early morning chill with complimentary coffee and tea. While you enjoy breakfast, watch the balloons as they are prepared and inflated. Then, as the sun begins to rise, float to an altitude of about 1,000 feet (300 meters) for extraordinary 360-degree views of Cappadocia. The wind will transport you across the valleys and mountains for about 45 minutes to 1-hour, depending on the weather. Marvel at the unique rocks and caves of the region from a bird’s eye perspective. Toast your landing with a glass of sparkling Champagne, and get your personal flight certificate before the transfer back to your hotel and the start of the rest of your day.

Cappadocia: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

5. Cappadocia: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

Discover the moon-like landscape of Cappadocia from a new perspective as you witness the sunrise from a hot air balloon. Get picked up from your hotel just before sunrise and head to the starting point. Once permission to fly has been granted, head to the take-off site where you can take captivating photos and watch the balloon inflation process. When everything is ready for the flight, rise up from the heart of Cappadocia and marvel at the spectacular landscape as you watch the fairy chimneys and rock formations shrink before your eyes.  Your flight will last approximately 1 hour. Upon landing you will enjoy a traditional Champagne toast and medal presentation. End your experience with a convenient drop-off back to your hotel.

Cappadocia: Full-Day Highlights Tour

6. Cappadocia: Full-Day Highlights Tour

Your tour will begin as you are picked up from your hotel in the morning. From here your first stop will be a meeting with the lunar landscape of Cappadocia, where you will discover rock formations beyond belief in the Devrent Valley. You will visit the famous Pasabag "fairy chimneys", where the sound of the of wind mixes with the "songs of fairies" near Zelve. You will later have lunch in Avanos, the center of the terracotta art medium since 3000 B.C. It is at this location that you will enjoy a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop. In the afternoon, you will visit the famous Goreme Open-Air Museum, where you will be able to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. This is demonstrated in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings which date from the 10th to the 13th century. Next, you will continue to the panoramic viewpoint of Esentepe, which will provide you with a spectacular view over Goreme. You can see the complete view of the Goreme Valley and Goreme Village, including fairy chimneys, rock formations, and cave houses. You will later end your day with Uchisar Castle, a tall rock which is the highest point of the Goreme region. At the completion of your tour, you will be returned safely back to your hotel.

Cappadocia: Hot Air Balloon Sunrise Flight with Breakfast

7. Cappadocia: Hot Air Balloon Sunrise Flight with Breakfast

Discover Cappadocia from above on an early-morning hot air balloon flight. Gently fly over the fairy chimney rock formations for an hour and experience Cappadocia like a bird surveying its surroundings. Benefit from early morning hotel pickup before the day breaks, and travel to a hot air balloon launch site to get ready for your amazing adventure. Savor a light breakfast and hot drinks as you watch the balloons inflate against the stunning backdrop of the landscape. To make sure everyone stays safe, a passenger safety briefing is provided. You'll learn the basic rules of hot air balloon flights before ascending into the sky as the sun begins to rise. Take souvenir photos of the valleys below before gliding gently back down to the ground for your champagne celebration. Collect your keepsake flight certificate as a reminder of your experience. End your experience with a comfortable transfer back to your hotel.

From Istanbul: Day Trip to Cappadocia with Flight and Lunch

8. From Istanbul: Day Trip to Cappadocia with Flight and Lunch

Tour the most important landmarks of Cappadocia along with its fascinating rock formations on an all-day guided tour. Get picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and arrive at the airport for a 1.5-hour flight to Kayseri. Meet your local driver and enjoy the ride to Cappadocia, where you will join other group participants and begin your tour. Explore the Goreme Open Air Museum and study the many rock-cut churches from as far back as the 10th century. Next, visit Devrent Valley, famous for its quirky animal-shaped rocks, and feel like you're in another world. Head to Pasabag, also known as Monks Valley, and see the chapel dedicated to St. Simeon along with a hermit's shelter. Admire some of the most striking fairy chimneys with a unique mushroom shape. Stop for a typical Turkish lunch in Avanos. Then learn to make pottery with local experts. Take in the best views of the fairy chimneys from Goreme Panorama before marveling at more magnificent landscapes from Uchisar Rock Castle. Drive back to Kayseri for your return flight to Istanbul where your driver will greet you and take you back to your hotel.

Cappadocia: Discover Sunrise with a Hot Air Balloon

9. Cappadocia: Discover Sunrise with a Hot Air Balloon

Witness the lunar-like landscape of Cappadocia from above on a hot air balloon ride. Admire panoramic views from 3000ft and look out for the fairy chimneys and volcanic spires. Once on land, enjoy a glass of champagne. Be picked up from your hotel in Cappadocia and travel in an air-conditioned coach to Göreme. Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, and snacks and watch the balloons being prepared at the take-off area. Take off at sunrise and climb 3000ft for the best views of Cappadocia. See the lunar-like Cappadocia region from above and feel a rush of adrenaline. Spot the fairy chimneys, volcanic spires, the houses and churches carved into the rocks. After roughly one hour, make your return back to the ground and be welcomed with a glass of Champagne and a flight certificate. Then enjoy a seamless transfer back to your hotel.

Cappadocia: Green Tour in the Ihlara Valley

10. Cappadocia: Green Tour in the Ihlara Valley

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel and get a panoramic view of Göreme en route to Derinkuyu Underground City. Marvel at the subterranean city, used by the Romans to shelter against invasions by the Arabs. Get explanations about the area's deepest underground city before moving on to the Ihlara Canyon, formed by volcanic activity from Mount Hasan and erosion by the Melendiz River. Learn how early Christians carved churches from the rock on a 3.5-kilometer hike through the Ihlara Valley, and pause for lunch at a riverside restaurant. Next, visit the rock-carved Selime Monastery and learn about monastic life in Cappadocia. Continue to Pigeon Valley to learn how the locals have used pigeon eggs and droppings for different purposes and why they carved pigeon houses on the slopes of the valley. End with a visit to an onyx factory in Uçhisar and watch a demonstration about how volcanic stone is shaped by a master craftsman.

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What people are saying about Cappadocia

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 207 reviews

First time on an ATV. My husband and I enjoyed it a lot, we drove our own. The guide was very good and attentive. We had opportunities to learn and also put in more speed. It did rain for a little midway and we were provided raincoats. We were able to see 4 different sites and still make it to a mountain top to wait for the sunset. I highly recommend. Beautiful sites and so good for the price.

It was a first for both of us, and we loved it despite my vertigo, the flight was very gentle, the landscapes magnificent and all these hot air balloons around us, the show was really magnificent!!! To do without hesitation

The ATV tour was amazing. We really had a good time. The tour guide, Eren was very friendly and helpful and he took good pictures and videos! Would 100% recommend doing!

Good organized tour. The flight was about 50 min. We got an Breakfast bag in the beginning of the flight.

It was great, on time pick up, professionalism, puntuality, friendly. But there was no breakfast