Cappadocia is a poem written earth’s surface by nature... Millions of years, water and wind have given shapes to wear away to soft tufa rocks. On this land, it is as if a divine hand dressed carvings. In every corner, rocky Cappadocia is not this world with hidden and pleasant surprise, is fantastic and is like a piece of another planet. That extra-ordinary coquetry of earth’s surface invite you an over-excited journey. With this tour, the history of Cappadocia will come to life in your eyes. You will see the life of old people and the monastery life besides of rock formations. • Goreme Panaroma • Derinkuyu Underground City • Ihlara Valley • Belisirma • Lunch in Belisirma • Selime Monastery • Pigeon Valley • Onyx Demonstration • Return to Hotel Details of the tour: The tours are up to 15 persons maximum, 40 €.- per person. The tour begin at 09:30 with pick-up from your hotel and last around 18:00. If you would like to combine a hot air balloon flight in the morning of your tour, you will arrive back to your hotel around 08:30 from the balloon flight and you will have enough time for an enjoyable breakfast. The rate includes transportation (air-conditioned, new and comfortable non-smoking minibuses), Professional guide in English, lunch and All museum and historical site entrance fees. All taxes are included. Cappadocia; as a present by god and also like a treasury for human beings... It is the most excellent gallery for exhibition of nature’s miracle. Such a nice chance to sightseeing and feeling here in your heart. Rocks had designed different by nature; ground had lied down with its curl. Valleys are waiting you with extra-ordinary beautifulness, fresh air, clean environment and also historical and cultural treasuries. The fairy chimneys opening their laps for human beings for long ages are greeting you and sending smiles. You will feel as if hugging by love. Any more you are at journey ages over. It is like a dream not wanting to get up.
Cappadocia is the place becoming a united whole of nature and history in the world. While geographic events was giving the shapes to fairy chimney, in the historical process, people also digged a lot of houses and churches figured with frescoes inside of these fairy chimneys, and so these structures have carried thousands of years old civilization’s track till today. With this tour, you will see the real sightseeing experience. • Goreme Panaroma • Red & Rose Valley • Cavusin Village • Lunch in Goreme • Urgup (Cappadocia Wine) • Devrent Valley • Avanos (Pottery) • Pasabag • Return to Hotel Details of the tour: The tours is up to 15 persons maximum, 35 € - per person. The tour begin at 09:30 with pick-up from your hotel and last around 18:00. If you would like to combine a hot air balloon flight in the morning of your tour, you will arrive back to your hotel around 08:30 from the balloon flight and you will have enough time for an enjoyable breakfast. The rate includes transportation (air-conditioned, new and comfortable non-smoking minibuses), Professional guide in English, lunch and all museum and historical site entrance fees. All taxes are included. This tour can be arranged in private for any language.
-Kaymaklı underground city
-Dine in soğanlı
-Ürgüp Wine Factory
Start to uncover the rich history of captivating Cappadocia on this fascinating private tour. Meet the guide and driver in the hotel at 9:30, prepare yourself to live exciting moment. First stop is Göreme panorama where you will witness the unique view of Göreme and fairy chimneys. Then we drive to Kaymaklı underground city which is the widest underground city in Cappadocia region. Your next stop after a drive of about 45 minutes is Soganli , a beautiful, wild valley with numerous rock-cut churches.
After visit the churches, you will stop for lunch at the Soganli. Then you will go on to find out sahinefendi( Sobesos ) newly discovered (01 May 2002) mosaic houses & Archaeological excavation site. Again after a short drive, we arrive at Taskinpasa. Here you will see a ‘medrese’, or Islamic theological college, and a mosque, both dating back to the Seljuk period. After Taşkınpaşa you will visit Cemil, an old Greek village, of which there were a number in Cappadocia. Then we drive to charming and undiscovered Mustafapasa town , famous for its beautiful architecture; Mustafapasa was a predominantly Ottoman Greek settlement in Cappadocia until the 1924. Finally for relax a bit, take a stop in Ürgüp for tasting wine. At the end of a fabulous day's sightseeing you will be dropped back at your hotel and price 60 € total 6 people.
Cappadocia Balloon Tours
Sunrise from the BalloonCappadocia is known around the world as one of the best places to fly with hot air balloons. The spectacular surrealistic landscapes combined with excellent flying conditions allow the balloons to gently drift over and between fairy chimneys, pigeon houses hewn into the unique rock formations, orchards and vineyards – through impressive valleys, each with distinctive rock formations, colors and features – and then float up over rippled ravines for breathtaking views over the region.
We offer 3 different types of balloon flights in Cappadocia – according to flight duration and services.
STANDARD BALLOON TOURS (1 HOUR)
The Standard Balloon Tour offers a minimum one-hour flight time in the air. You will be collected from your hotel early in the morning, usually before sunrise and driven to the take-off site.While you are having a light breakfast, youInflation of the balloon will watch the inflation of the balloon then get a passenger briefing which explains basic rules & safety measures for the balloon flight. Then it's time to climb into the basket and highlight of your Turkey trip begins! The take off is gentle – soon you'll be taking hundreds of pictures over the valleys of Cappadocia. After the flight lands, there is a small celebration with champagne and you will receive your flight certificate. You will be driven back to your hotel around 08:30am just in time for breakfast, going on a daily tour or a nap.
Whirling Derviches Ceremony
Sema is is the inspiration of Mevlânâ Celâleddin-i Rumî (1207 - 1273) as well as part of Turkish custom, history, beliefs and culture It symbolizes in seven parts the different meanings of a mystic cycle to perfection (Ascension - Mirac). Contemporary science definitely confirms that the fundamental condition of our existence is to revolve. There is no object, no being which does not revolve and the shared similarity among beings is the revolution of the electrons and protons in the atoms, which constitute the structure of the smallest particle to the stars far in the sky. As a consequence of this similarity, every thing revolves and man carries on his life, his very existence by means of the revolution in the atoms, structural elements in his body, bye the circulation of his blood, bye his coming from the Earth and return to it, by his revolving with the Earth itself.
However, all of these are natural, unconscious revolutions. But man is the processor of a mind and intelligence which distinguished him from and makes him superior to other beings
Thus the whirling dervish or Semâzen causes the mind to participate in the shared similarity and revolution of all other beings.
- The Semâ ceremony represents all a mystical journey of man's spiritual ascent through love, deserts his ego, finds the truth and arrives to the Perfect. Then he returns from this spiritual journeys as a man who reached maturity and a greater perfection, so as to love and to be of service to the whole creation, to all creatures without discriminating in regard to belief, class, or race The dervish with his head-dress(his ego's tombstone), his white skirt (his ego's shroud) is spiritually born to the truth, by removing his black cloak, he journeys and advances to spiritual maturity through the stages of the Semâ. At the onset and each stage of the Semâ holding his arms crosswise he represents number one, and testifies to God's unity. While whirling his arms are open, his right hand directed to the sky ready to receive God's beneficence, gazing his left hand turned toward the earth, he turns from right to left, pivoting around the heart. This is his way of conveying God's spiritual gift to the people upon whom God looks with a Divine watchfulness. Revolving around the heart, from right to left, he embraces all of humankind, all the creation with affection and love.
TURKISH NIGHT SHOW
The Turkish Night Show highlights the dance traditions of various regions of Turkey, complete with traditional costumes and of course, exhilarating belly dancers. This lively performance is a great way to enjoy traditional Turkish music, dancing and join in the festivities during audience participation.
The rate of the Turkish Night is 35 Euro per person including drinks and fruits or 40 Euro per person including drinks, fruits and dinner. Both of the rates also include transfer between hotel and restaurant. We will pick you up at your hotel at 20:00 (winter) or 20:30 (summer) and drive you to one of the cave restaurants where the show is performed nightly.
Belly Dancer at Turkish Night ShowThe show begins with Turkish folk dancers entering the stage and start dancing. Dancers, including the bride and groom, perform the traditional way in which a girl gets married in Turkey. The bride dressed in a beautiful red dress dances in the middle and the groomarrives to put on different shows for her. He first shows how handsome he is, and then how strong he is and finally how rich he is. After rejecting all these shows one by one, the bride accepts to get married with him when the groom tells that his heart beats for her. While they are starting their wedding dance, all the guests are invited to dance with them, as well.
After a couple of other folk dances from different parts of Turkey, the highlight of the night comes: Belly Dancer! She makes her breath-taking dance and then goes around all the tables to take one man from each table. The men have a great time while they are learning the secrets of belly-dancing with some basic movements.
After some other dances and shows like fire dance, Caucasian dance with knives and drum show, the night ends around 23:30 when we drive you back to your hotel for a deep sleep.
During the night the waiters will serve unlimited soft and alcoholic drinks with appetizers. The main course will be lamb with rice, the traditional wedding meal of Turkey.
The Turkish bath, also known as hamam or hammam, is one of the ancient world's most widely exported customs. The tradition of the Turkish bath was born generations ago, adopted from Romans and Byzantines and then perfected by the Seljuk and Ottoman Turks and has continued even until today.
We offer the long-established hamam experience in a luxurious modern hamam carved out of a cave – allowing our guests the best of both worlds; old-world tradition in a modern, luxury setting. To help you relax after your daily adventures in Cappadocia, our professional masseurs offer a variety of services in addition to the hamam ritual. Our luxury hamam also features a sauna.