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Cappadocia: Soganli Valley Hot Air Balloon Tour at Sunrise

1. Cappadocia: Soganli Valley Hot Air Balloon Tour at Sunrise

Take to the skies in a hot-air balloon ride over Soğanlı valley, Cappadocia. Marvel at spectacular views and see the sun rising as you take postcard-perfect photos from the balloon basket. After a convenient, pre-dawn pickup from your hotel, hear a safety briefing from your pilot and enjoy a hot cup of coffee and some snacks. Watch the balloon inflate before climbing into the balloon's basket, lifting off, and drifting peacefully over Cappadocia. Float over Soğanlı valley to take in the early morning sunrise over the mountains, illuminated in stunning golden hues. Snap some photos of the iconic Cappadocian landscape. After about an hour, land gently and return to your hotel.

Cappadocia Highlights Tour with Lunch

2. Cappadocia Highlights Tour with Lunch

Your tour of Cappadocia's highlights begins with a pickup from your hotel. Head to the Devrent Valley and see why it is also known as Imagination Valley. See countless different types of Fairy Chimney formations, which formed almost 30 million years ago. Head to the Göreme Open Air Museum, one of the oldest settlements in Cappadocia and a UNESCO site. See the cave town's 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. Have 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 stop in Pasabag, where we will see the most interesting fairy chimneys, resembling those seen in the Hobbit and Smurfs.

From Alanya or Side: Cappadocia 2-Day Guided Excursion

3. From Alanya or Side: Cappadocia 2-Day Guided Excursion

Begin your immersive Antalya experience with a visit to the Saratli Underground City and see its rock-carved dwellings from the Byzantine era. After lunch, explore Devrent Valley and the Cavusin Old Village abandoned rock houses carved into the cliff. See the church of St. John the Baptist and Pasabag Valley before taking in the views. Spend your evening at the cave-themed hotel or join an optional Turkish Night with traditional music and an Anatolian folk dance show. If you choose the hot air-balloon option or want to watch the balloon flights, start the next with a one-hour balloon ride. After breakfast, take in the panoramic views of Pigeon Valley and visit Uchisar Castle, the highest point in Cappadocia.

Cappadocia: Professional Panoramic Photo Tour

4. Cappadocia: Professional Panoramic Photo Tour

Enjoy the best views of Cappadocia with our guide and photographer The first stop is Esentepe, the impressive panoramic viewpoint overlooking Goreme. Red Valley (Kizilcukur) is located in the middle of Goreme Naitonal Park named after the red colored formations spread through the valley. Aydın Kıragı , a vantage point in the town of Göreme, one of the best spot you can go for panorama view. Can be accessed by climbing a pathway along the central Goreme Mosque. Uchisar Castle where we climb up tunnels inside the rock citadel for an extensive panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia and even Mt Erciyes on a clear day. Piegon Valley - One of the most beautiful valleys of Cappadocia. Taking its name from the pigeonholes carved into the tops of its fairy chimneys, and visitors to Cappadocia shouldn’t miss it. Last stop at one of the most important symbols of Cappadocia, the Legend of Three Beauties takes its name from the fairy chimney of two adults and a child.

Cappadocia: Hot Air Balloon Flight and Day Tour

5. Cappadocia: Hot Air Balloon Flight and Day Tour

Begin your day with a pickup from your accommodation in Cappadocia at dawn and travel to the hot air balloon launch site. Enjoy a light breakfast then board your piloted balloon. Ascend above Cappadocia’s lunar-like landscapes. Absorb the incredible views of the sculpted valleys below. Capture them on camera as the sun illuminates them in soft reds and pinks. After at least an hour in the air, touch down and celebrate your experience with a glass of champagne. Then, be transferred back to your accommodation for breakfast and two or three hours of free time.  Your second pickup will be in an air-conditioned vehicle to kick off your tour of the highlights of Cappadocia. Your professional tour guide will help you get acquainted with this unique area.  Visit Avanos town, which is famous for its production of earthenware pottery. The ceramic trade in this district, and the countless pottery factories, date back to the Hittites. The ceramic clay from the red silt in the Kizilirmak River has always been used. Watch a pottery demonstration of the Hittite technique. Explore Çavusin. This is one of the oldest settlements in Cappadocia, dating back to the 5th-century. It is an old village where people still live in rock-cut dwellings and stone houses. The Church of St. John the Baptist in Çavuşin village dates back to the 5th-century and the paintings date back to the 6th, 7th, and 8th centuries. The church offers a spectacular panoramic view of the village.  Devrent Valley, also known as Imagination Valley, is famous for a lunar landscape, with unique rock formations that look like particular animals, including a camel, an alligator, snakes, and seals. There are also rocks that resemble people as they dance or pray and one that appears to be St. Mary. Goreme Open-Air Museum is a UNESCO site with rock-cut churches and monasteries dating back to the 5th and 13th centuries. There are over 400 churches in Goreme and most of the beautiful frescoes have retained their original color and freshness. Visit the Apple Church, the St. Barbara Church, the Church of the Serpent, and the Dark Church.  Pasabag Valley has the best collection of fairy chimneys in Cappadocia. These rock formations with twin and even triple rock caps are known as the mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys. The valley is also known as Monk's Valley because monks used to take refuge here. A chapel dedicated to St. Simeon and a hermit’s shelter are built into one of the fairy chimneys with three caps. It is possible to visit the inside and climb to the top of it. Uchisar Rock Castle is the highest point in Cappadocia. There is a magnificent panoramic view of the area, and the Erciyes mountain in the distance, from the top of the castle. Rooms in this multi-level castle are connected to each other with stairs, tunnels, and passages. Urgup is a heart of Cappadocia and it is famous for the Three Beauties and wine production. Before returning to your accommodation, visit a winery to sample some local wines.

Cappadocia: Hot Air Balloon Flight and Private Red Tour

6. Cappadocia: Hot Air Balloon Flight and Private Red Tour

Fly over the Cappadocia landscape early in the morning in a hot air balloon, a truly surreal experience you'll never forget. Follow this up with 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 this 1-hour hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia, perfect for taking pictures of the Fairy Chimneys from above. These rock formations formed 30 million years ago and are unique on this planet. Then, explore Devrent Valley for a more up-close sight of the Fairy Chimneys. Visit Zelve Open Air Museum, an amazing cave town with dwellings built into the sides of rock formations. Next, visit Pasabag, where you’ll see some more Fairy Chimneys. Close by, visit a local village’s pottery shop and 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.   After lunch, visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, which contains some of the best cave churches in Cappadocia. Admire the frescoes adorning this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, head to Uçhisar 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.

Cappadocia: Balloon Flight and Private Cappadocia Tour

7. Cappadocia: Balloon Flight and Private Cappadocia Tour

Your guide and driver will meet you in your hotel lobby before the beginning of your day’s adventures in Cappadocia. Your experience will begin with a scenic hot-air balloon ride over the unique landscape, which will provide the perfect start to your day. From there you will drive for 1 hour to Soganli Village, where you can see one of the greatest examples of monastic life that has been hidden and protected over time. Following that, drive to the Sobesos Excavation site of a Roman City, which possesses one-of-a-kind floral mosaics that have only recently been discovered. Upon arrival at the Keslik Monastery, you will have the opportunity to understand how people survived and practiced their religion on this small site. This will also give you an idea of their not-so-well-known social life. You will then drive to Sinassos where you will see an Old Greek Village, which was re-inhabited after 1927. Following that, you will sit for lunch at a local restaurant, before beginning a Red Valley hike. Following this hike, you will complete your Cappadocia tour, following which you will be transferred to your hotel.

Red Tour with Goreme Open Air Museum (Small Group)

8. Red Tour with Goreme Open Air Museum (Small Group)

Discover the best of Cappadocia on a guided tour from Nevşehir with lunch. Visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, see Uchisar Castle, marvel at the fairy chimneys, and much more. Enjoy the convenience of a hotel pickup and set out to explore the most popular attractions in Cappadocia. Start off with a visit to the Goreme Open-Air Museum and embark on a journey through the history of Christianity. From here, continue your tour and take a short break to stop at a viewing point. Enjoy panoramic views and see Uchisar Castle in the distance. Listen as your guide provides a description of the castle's history over the past 4,000 years. Stop at another viewing point overlooking Love Valley and admire the unique tower-shaped rock formations. Located between Avanos and Goreme road, the valley is named after the interesting fairy chimney formations and has become a popular spot for proposals. Next, head to the pottery capital of the Cappadocian Region, Avanos Oren Yeri. Join your guide on a tour of the city and visit a pottery workshop. Then, visit Pasabag Valley, one of the most popular fairy chimney areas in Cappadocia. Take a short hike and be rewarded with fantastic photo opportunities. Finally, hop back into the van and make your way to the final 2 stops for the day, Devrent Valley and Urgüp to see the Three Graces. Along the way, you'll make a stop for lunch and savor a local meal included in the price of your tour. Your Cappadocia highlights tour comes to an end with a comfortable return transfer to your accommodation. 

Cappadocia: Guided ATV Tour of 4 Valleys and Wadi Al-Siouf

9. Cappadocia: Guided ATV Tour of 4 Valleys and Wadi Al-Siouf

Enjoy 4 different Stops to one of the best experiences in Cappadocia, visiting The Red Valley - The Green Valley - The Valley of Roses - The Valley of Love - Wadi Al-Siouf with an instructor to discover the amazing atmosphere and the good vibe. 2 Hours of rush adrenalin in one of the most visited location and unique sightseeing in the best villages in Cappadocia with your guide to see and experience beautiful views in a good quad bike by yourself. We will stop in each location to let you take your amazing photos and to show you where you can have the best of them and to break for sure.

Cappadocia: Guided Red Valley Sunset Tour w/Night Light show

10. Cappadocia: Guided Red Valley Sunset Tour w/Night Light show

You’ll be picked up 45 minutes before the sun sets and head to the Red Valley viewpoint to get the best spots. This popular hiking area features sandstone rocks that turn a gorgeous shade of red as the sun sets. If Red Valley is crowded, you can also head to Devrent Valley, which features towering rock formations that can be interpreted to form animal shapes. After watching the sun coat the sky with a multitude of brilliant colors, you’ll stop by Ortahisar Panorama, Pigeon Valley Panorama, Uchisar Castle, Goreme Esentepe Panorama, and Cavusin to take some photos and capture the beauty of these landscapes at night. End the evening with a light show at Zelve Open Air Museum. This unique show uses computers with mapping software which are then projected onto the caves and rock formations at the Zelve Valley. The 30-minute exhibition depicts the story and history of the human race, specifically the Assyrian, Hittite, Persian, and Alexandria civilizations up until the development of the modern republic of Turkey. If the weather does not permit a light show, you’ll head to a local restaurant and dine on delicious local fare with some live music entertainment.

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Great first time up in a hit air balloon!! Good communication with Coordinator via Whatsapp. Light preflight snack. interesting watching balloon inflate. Great views of cave dwellings & beautiful landscape. very different from Goreme area. after flight toast. Recommend!!

Excellent experience. The hot air balloon ride was the highlight of the tour. The pilot was funny and a good tour guide and expertly handled the ride. The red tour is a standard experience with less walking across Cappadocia's sights and the Air museum is a must see!

Unforgettable, a magnificent course. Level quality price is more than good! The staff, super nice, attentive and accommodating! Thank you again for these beautiful memories.

Great tour, very interesting information and sights, the guide spoke great English too. This tour made exploring Cappadocia very easy. Highly recommend.

The van came on time . The guide was knowledgeable. Lunch was very good. Very satisfied with the tour and ai can recommend it.