Cappadocia - Magic of the Landscape
EXPLORE THE PHENOMENAL VOLCANIC SIURFACE AND ROCK FORMATIONS KNOWN AS FAIRY CHIMNEY
VISIT THE EARLY CHRISTIAN CHAPELS
DISCOVER CAPPADOCIA FROM A HOT AIR BALLOON
HIKE -BIKE-RIDE IN THE VALLEYS
SEE THE UNIQUE UNDERGROUND CITIES
STAY IN ROCK CUT CAVE BOUTIQUE HOTELS
The day in Cappadocia begins with the sunrise. After enjoying your breakfast surrounded by the views of this unusual landscape let’s head to the heart of it. You will drive from one panoramic view point to the other. Short hikes will help you feel the geology more. This is what the mother nature created. But there are also structures made by the human. Cave dwelling and chapels. Dwelled in caves and prayed in chapels. Chapels are early examples of Christian architecture but wall paintings and frescoes are from a later era and are the works of the skilled monks and artists. All about early Christianity will be told through the frescoes. Lunch will be served at a local authentic restaurant in a village or by the river.
To really understand where you are, may be one of the most interesting way is to fly over the landscape. Before sunrise you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the launch spot. Watch your Hot Air Balloon being prepared for the flight. Take off and glide over the landscape around an hour. Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and rest of the day is at your leisure.
Cappadocia is also ideal for outdoor activities such as Hiking & Biking & Horseback Riding. The valley you saw from the sky is your destination. One other name of Cappadocia is Land of Horses. The local breed Yılkı horses are the best when its about riding.
Today is the day to experience the local art & crafts. You might either find yourself sculpting pottery or help designing a ceramic dish at a local workshop or may be weaving a rug at a loom. Farewell to Cappadocia. The best place can be a local cave restaurant where you can Wine & Dine. Dances from all over the country and Oriental Belly Dancers will help you finish your vacation in Cappadocia in the most colorful way.
CAPPADOCIA IN ONE DAY
After a short drive you will first explore a thousands of years old underground settlement near Cappadocia.The very spectacular Pigeons Valley will be next stop of the day. Göreme open air museum where unique early christian chapels with colorful frescoes and wall paintings are, will be a great moment of culture.
Lunch will be served at a local authentic restaurant.Next you will visit a local handicraft center A seramic atelıer or a carpet loom.The tour will be completed with a short hike in a valley and a photo stop at another panoramic view point.
CAPPADOCIA IN TWO DAYS
The monks valley will be the first stop of the day where you will see the iconic examples of the volcanic formatıons.Next is the Göreme open air museum to observe the life of the early christian settlers who had the churches built.Lunch will be served at a local authentic restaurant.Following the lunch you will visit a local handicraft workshop.Complete the day at the Red Valley and enjoy the spectacular sunset over Cappadocia.Dinner at the hotel.
The day will begin with a hot air balloon ride .During this one hour flight you will fly over the unique surface of Cappadocia.After breakfast at the hotel you will drive to see the underground city.Next stop of the day will be the Pigeons valley near the Uçhisar fortress where once the locals had settled.Lunch at a riverside restaurant.Cappadocia is covered in vineyards So next taste the local wine at a winery and visit a local house in Ürgüp.Then drive to a valley for a short hike and then complete day at a panoramic view point.Dinner en route or at the hotel.