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Cappadocia: Sunset Quad Safari

1. 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 Half-Day Jeep Off-Road Adventure

2. Cappadocia Half-Day Jeep Off-Road Adventure

Join a fantastic half-day jeep tour and explore the best that the region has to offer from ground level. Drive through beautiful valleys with unique volcanic formations and experience the area from a different perspective. Begin your tour by being picked up from your hotel and driven to the tour departure point. Here, listen to a quick safety briefing and driving demonstration before boarding your vehicle. Be accompanied at all times by your guide who will show you the correct paths to follow. Explore the Sword, Rose, Red, and Love Valleys and have an off-road adventure at the Cavusin Ghost Village. Make a stop for a traditional tasty Turkish barbeque meal and watch the sun setting over the horizon before heading back to your hotel.

Cappadocia: Sunset Horse Trek Through the Valleys

3. Cappadocia: Sunset Horse Trek Through the Valleys

Discover the stunning views of Cappadocia on horseback with this sunset tour. Begin your adventure with a convenient pick-up from your hotel before being transported directly to our horse ranch. Get confident with a briefing from our experienced guides, then choose your equine companion and set out on your ride. Witness the region’s unique beauty through designated horseback pathways. Start your serene 2-hour trek in the picturesque Cavusin and then wind your way through the lovely Rose Valley. Stop to take in the land's spectacular scenery while the horses rest after reaching Red Valley. Soak up a stunning sunset on a comfortable grass platform with panoramic views of the natural geography. Finish up with a peaceful ride back down to the ranch. Say goodbye to your horse and then get driven back to your hotel or any desired location nearby.

Cappadocia: Quad Safari with BBQ Meal

4. Cappadocia: Quad Safari with BBQ Meal

For an exhilarating alternative to the classic Cappadocia hot air balloon ride, join this quad safari to explore the best the region has to offer from ground level. Get picked up from your hotel and driven to the tour departure point. Here, listen to a quick safety briefing and quad driving demonstration before boarding your vehicle. Now it's time to begin your tour, accompanied at all times by your guide who will show you the correct paths to follow.  Drive through the beautiful valleys with their unique volcanic formations and experience the area from a different perspective. Explore the Sword, Rose, Red, and Love Valleys and have an off-road adventure at the Cavusin Ghost Village. Stop for a traditional Turkish barbeque meal as you watch the sun setting over the horizon before heading back to your hotel.

Goreme: Cappadocia Jeep Safari

5. Goreme: Cappadocia Jeep Safari

Pigeon Valley (Guvercinlik Vadisi in Turkish) is where certain cave dwellings have been painted white to attract the birds for their valuable droppings. The fairy chimneys to the west, east and north of Uçhisar were hollowed out and used as graves during the Roman period. Babayan is its old name, now it is called Ibrahimpasa. It does not have strange rock formations but it has beautiful stone houses. Ortahisar is famous for its friendly inhabitants, picturesque stone houses, narrow streets and lovely churches as well as the castle-like rock formation after which the town is named. Today, it has been restored and the peak is accessible by a staircase. The Ortahisar Castle offers a magnificent panorama over the fairy chimneys of Hallacdere and the snowy peak of Mount Erciyes. The Stirrup Valley, situated between Ortahisar and Urgup, is an interesting valley which is full of both natural and historical beauties.  In Stirrup Stream, parallel to the valley, there are three springs from which natural mineral water emerges. These springs are said to benefit the recovery of digestion disorders and kidney diseases. Mutafa Pasa Village is a former Greek town which was inhabited by "Rums" (Greeks) until 1924 known as Sinasos by its Ottoman Greek residents, it is still called that today by many local people. Millions years ago, tuff, a soft stone comprised of lava, ash and mud have been thrown out by volcanoes. The erosion made this unnatural work; rock formations out of a fantasy land rise up before you at every turn and entice you to look longer and wonder at their creation, with a high cliff of white tuff where are thousands of pigeon houses. The Red Valley named such by the colors of rock. it is possible to hike about 5 kilometers (about 3 miles) along the valley. Known as a great place to watch the sunset.

From Göreme: Cappadocia Jeep Safari Tour

6. From Göreme: Cappadocia Jeep Safari Tour

Jeep Safari is an absolute necessity for those adventurous at heart. We will take you of the beaten path to an adventurous, scenic and fun filled trip. It is the best way to explore the most impressive spots of the hidden beauty. You will enjoy in stunning views, beautiful valleys, amazing fairy chimneys and untouched nature in your jeeps driven by experienced drivers. Jeep Safari makes a spectacular safari and off-road tourthrough the most inmost routes in Cappadocia. During the jeeps will drive you through hidden parts, up rugged paths, you will have the opportunity to discover a fantastic unspoiled scenery. While exploring the most beautiful and the most hidden corners, you will experience Cappadocia in a unique way. It is fun and adventure at the same time. You can choose whether you want to enjoy in a breathtaking view of dozens hot air balloons floating in the sky, while the sun is rising up; or you can watch the sunset from the best panoramic viewpoint. Cappadocian sunrise and sunset are known as one of the most beautiful in the world. Jeep Safari Tour is one of the best experiences which you can't miss in Cappadocia.

Cappadocia: Off-Road Jeep Adventure with Champagne Party

7. Cappadocia: Off-Road Jeep Adventure with Champagne Party

Experience one of Cappadocia's most exciting activities on this Jeep safari tour that travels around the region with off-road vehicles. Reach Cappadocia’s must-see spots and panoramic viewpoints while traveling alongside professional drivers who know Cappadocia’s geography. Hop on your off-road vehicle, then set out to see destinations including Love Valley, Pigeon Valley, O Ağacın Altı, Red Valley, and Ortahisar Castle. Enjoy plenty of time to take in the surroundings with 10-minute breaks at each viewpoint. Drivers for the tour are made up of experienced professionals, all experts in the local geography, ensuring a fun off-road adventure that's also safe. Feel extra secure knowing all the cars used are tracked via satellite during tours. At the conclusion of your tour, gather with the group for a champagne afterparty to celebrate your unforgettable off-road adventure.

Cappadocia: Private Jeep Safari Tour with Champagne

8. Cappadocia: Private Jeep Safari Tour with Champagne

Experience an adventure full of adrenaline on this Cappadocia jeep safari trip with your own private driver. Venture past fairy chimneys and through valleys as you conquer muddy paths, watery paths, and more. Celebrate your adventure with a glass of champagne. After pickup in Göreme, arrive at the take-off location, then hop on board with your group and take off through nature. Feel safe and comfortable knowing you are riding with experienced drivers who know the area very well. Travel to the Hallaç Monastery, Gullu Dere, Ortahisar Panorama, the Ibrahim Pasha Village, and Pigeon Valley. As you explore, get plenty of opportunities to take panoramic photos with the scenery and with your friends and loved ones. Whether you choose to take your tour at sunset, sunrise, or during the daytime, you’ll get to enjoy every moment of your adventure with the intimate settings of a private tour. The most popular tours are the sunrise and sunset options. 

Istanbul: Round Trip by Air to Cappadocia with Pigeon Valley

9. Istanbul: Round Trip by Air to Cappadocia with Pigeon Valley

Take to the skies from Istanbul for a day trip in Cappadocia. View the beauty of the Rose Valley and the village of Çavuşin. Explore the carved passageways and caves of Ortahisar Castle, Kaymakli Underground City, and Pigeon Valley. Get picked up from your accommodation in Istanbul and travel to the airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Once you land you will be escorted to your minivan to begin your adventure. Drive to the Rose Valley, famous for its rose-coloured rocks. Follow your guide as they show you the volcanic monoliths, fairy chimneys, dense orchards, and vineyards. See the cave churches which were used by monks. Continue to Çavuşin to see its ancient houses and St. John the Baptist Chapel. Break for lunch at a restaurant, then head to the town of Ortahisar. Climb up the narrow passageways and enter into the carved rooms of Ortahisar Castle, a breathtaking Byzantine-era fortification. Delve into the winding network of tunnels in Kaymakli Underground City and imagine a life without the sun. Finally, stop at Pigeon Valley, and take in amazing views of the valley's ancient caves. Relax with transfer back to the airport and catch your flight back to Istanbul.

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What people are saying about Central Anatolia

Absolutely amazing. We picked the perfect date and day. The service provider went the extra mile to accomodate us after our flight was delayed for 2 hours. Thumbs up to them and his communication to us about travelling arrangements was a wonderful experience

Lots of fun, great service and care for customers. felt very safe. Great way to see Capadoccia landscape. Would definitely recommend!

It was an incredible experience! 100% fun and adrenaline with beautiful landscapes around you! 100% recommendable

Experience at the top that suits all people. To do again without hesitation

The ride includes a lot of sights and it's really a lot of fun