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Cappadocia: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight Experience

1. 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.

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Cappadocia: Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Flight with Champagne

2. 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, deluxe, 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

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Cappadocia Highlights Tour with Lunch

3. Cappadocia Highlights Tour with Lunch

Your driver will pick you up at your hotel to begin a 6.5-hour tour full of incredible natural formations, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and many different types of ancient art. Your day begins with an exploration of Cappadocia, in particular Devrent Valley. This Valley is also known as “Imagination Valley”, which you’ll understand once you arrive. You’ll see countless different types of Fairy Chimney formations, which formed almost 30 million years ago. Following this, you’ll head to the Göreme Open Air Museum, one of the oldest settlements in Cappadocia and one of the 3 UNESCO Sites in the park. This is an amazing cave town with dwellings built into the sides of rock formations. Now a ghost town due to unsafe erosion, this place once housed Christians and Muslims in harmony with each other. This trip offers the opportunity to stop by a local shop to discover the real Anatolia. See how people survived and created beautiful art in this region dating back to the Hittite period. Sit down for lunch in a local restaurant and rest up for the second half of the tour.   Then, head to Uchisar Castle and Pigeon Valley, two of the best spots for photography in the whole world. Hit the road again to return to your hotel—but before you get home, you’ll stop at Goreme Panorama Point to see the beauty of Cappadocia from a different angle.

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Cappadocia: Turkish Night Show w/ Dinner in a Cave

4. Cappadocia: Turkish Night Show w/ Dinner in a Cave

Start your magical night with a glass of Turkish wine or beer as the Turkish dance performance begins. Be mesmerized by the shimmering costumes and impressive dance moves as traditional belly dancers take to the stage and clap along to the hypnotic rhythms of classic Turkish music, played by live musicians. In between performances, indulge in a delicious dinner of traditional Turkish cuisine, including dessert and a glass of wine. Enjoy traditional dances from various regions of Turkey and be wowed by professional dancers, ornate costumes, and exotic music.

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Cappadocia Highlights Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

5. 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.

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Cappadocia: Hot Air Balloon and Highlights Private Tour

6. Cappadocia: Hot Air Balloon and Highlights Private Tour

Start your day with a pickup from your hotel in Cappadocia at dawn and travel to the hot air balloon launch site. Once there, enjoy a light breakfast and then board your balloon. Marvel at Cappadocia’s lunar-like landscape from above. Admire the breathtaking views of the sculpted valleys illuminated by the rising sun in soft reds and pinks. After about an hour in the air, touch down, and celebrate your experience with a bubbly glass of champagne. Next, head back to your hotel for a relaxed breakfast. Meet your guide for your next Cappadocia adventure at 10 AM to discover the highlights of the region with a professional tour guide. Visit Avanos town, famous for its production of earthenware pottery, and watch a pottery demonstration using the traditional Hittite technique. Then, explore Çavusin, one of the oldest settlements in Cappadocia before heading over to Devrent Valley, also known as Imagination Valley, to see its unique animal rock formations. Continue your tour with a visit to the churches and monasteries of the Goreme Open Air Museum. Then, discover Pasabag Valley and its collection of fairy chimneys in Cappadocia before closing off your tour at the top of Uchisar Rock Castle, the highest point in the region, for a magnificent panoramic view.

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Cappadocia Tradtional Cookery Class

7. Cappadocia Tradtional Cookery Class

Your tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel in Cappadocia (Uchisar, Goreme, Urgup, Avanos, Ortahisar, Ibrahimpasa or Mustafapasa). Your cookery class experience is a combination of food, local culture and traditions, so before cooking your food, you will have a chance to shop in a local market. After choosing the fresh ingredients you would like to eat, you will continue to the house of your host. While enjoying your welcome tea, your hosts will introduce you to the recipes to be prepared. You will cook the food with the assistance of your hosts and will learn about the history of Anatolia's culinary traditions. Your lunch will be followed by a delicious cup of Turkish coffee, before you bid farewell to your hosts and return to your hotel.

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Göreme: Full-Day Cappadocia Private Tour

8. Göreme: Full-Day Cappadocia Private Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel at 09:15 and start your tour at 09:30. Uchisar Castel is constructed on the highest point of the region and has a totally dictinct castle form, including graves, tunnels and churches which you cannot come across in any other place in the world. At Göreme Open Air Museum, it is especially important to understand the influence of religion, especially of Christianity on the region. For good reasons, it is the most famous attraction, a complex of several painted cave churches carved out by Orthodox monks between 900 and 1200 AD. Çavusin old village, an old Greek village, will be the next stop on this tour. Çavusin is a village about 4 kilometers from Göreme. The old village is largely deserted because the area has been plagued by rock falls. At Çavusin, you can visit the Church of John the Baptist, which probably dates from the 5th century with paintings from the 6th, 7th and 8th centuries. The view of Rose Valley is excellent from this village. The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha's Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene. Have an hour for lunch at Han Restaurant which is cool and popular in the region. You will start with the soup and then it will be self-service. Since the Hittites in 2000 BC, people could get red clays (terra rosa) around Kızılırmak River, which is the longest river in Turkey, and white clays (caulin) from the volcanic hills. They could use the clays for their daily life by shaping the clay with their hand on the spinning wheels. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems. The "fairy chimneys" with caps, mainly found in the vicinity of Ürgüp, have a conical-shaped body and a boulder on top of it. The cone is constructed from tufa and volcanic ash, while the cap is of a harder, more resistant rock such as lahar or ignimbrite. The fairy chimneys which are symbols of Ürgüp are called holy spirit chimneys. You'll find the mother, father and son fairy chimneys are together. At a carpet factory, every carpet, with its patterns, resembles a collection of messages, beliefs and symbols. Every pattern that is woven into a carpet is a picture of a feeling, a desire or a wish. Every carpet represents a living history from the early ages to the present in which women have patiently and untiringly written their joys and sorrows in amazing codes and magic letters which are to be read line by line. Your tour will finish at 17:30 and you will be dropped off back to your hotel.

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4.7 / 5

based on 122 reviews

This was an amazing experience! I travelled solo along with a very niceee group of Turkish people and they were so amazing! Bayram, our tour guide, was very patient explaining the history with me in English. Glad I had a chance to see beautiful Cappadocia covered in white snow. It’s a once in a lifetime experience indeed!

Its second time i fly with ghem and always they are the best. Super experience, great guys, very friendly and hopefull. I recomand 100% I propose to my girlfriend and it was like i planned. It just a dream. Andrei, from România.

Mustafa was friendly and knowledgeable, the van was a Mercedes Sprinter that was very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the tour very much and highly recommend it!

Thank you Mr. Bayram for today's very informative and interesting trip. Me, my wife and our kids, we all enjoyed a lot.

Great tour guide and wonderful area. would recommend both !!