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Cappadocia: 1.5-Hour Camel Safari Ride

1. Cappadocia: 1.5-Hour Camel Safari Ride

Enjoy a fun and traditional dessert experience as you ride on a camel caravan to see unique views of Cappadocia. Choose from sunrise, midday, or sunset camel rides. After your hotel pickup, join your guides during the safety briefing.  Get to know your new camel friends and start the safari journey. Admire the stunning landscapes of Cappadocia as you ride into the Red and Rose Valleys. Capture incredible picture moments with hot air balloons floating in the background. Enhance your experience by donning traditional clothing, which will available for you to wear during the ride. After your camel trek, you will be driven back to your hotel.

Cappadocia: Sunset Horse Riding Tour

2. Cappadocia: Sunset Horse Riding Tour

Enjoy an unforgettable sunset as you ride horseback through the beautiful valleys of Cappadocia. See captivating rock formations, rock-carved churches, and local apricot orchards and traditional vineyards. Known as the 'land of beautiful horses,' Cappadocia also provides just as beautiful scenery from fairy chimneys to multicolored rock formations. A professional rider will guide you through the Rose Valley, known for its striking rock formations and hidden rock-carved churches. Visit the rock-cut Church of the Cross where a cross has been carved into the stone ceiling. Finish the ride through local apricot orchards and traditional vineyards during the Cappadocia's beautiful sunset.

Red Tour: North Cappadocia with Göreme Open-Air Museum

3. Red Tour: North Cappadocia with Göreme Open-Air Museum

Discover Cappadocia on a 7-hour guided tour. Visit Avanos town, known for its earthenware pottery. See a demonstration of the Hittite technique. Explore Çavusin, one of the area's oldest settlements. People still live in the rock-cut dwellings and stone houses. Walk among the Devrent Valley's fairy chimneys, and marvel at unique rock formations that resemble animals. Visit the Göreme Open-Air Museum and see centuries-old rock-cut churches and monasteries. In the Pasabag Valley, marvel at the best collection of fairy chimneys in Cappadocia. Uchisar Rock Castle is the area's highest point. Take in panoramic views from the top of the castle. Stop in Ürgup to visit a winery for a tasting.

Cappadocia: Red Tour With Lunch

4. Cappadocia: Red Tour With Lunch

Begin your full-day Cappadocia tour in the Devrent Imagination Valley, well known for its animal-like natural rock formations. Marvel at the mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys in Pasabag, or Monk’s Valley. Continue to Avanos town, known for tile and pottery workshops. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the Zelve Open Air Museum, one of the earliest inhabited and latest abandoned monastic settlements in Cappadocia. Head to Esentepe Wish Hill for panoramic views of Cappadocia, Mt. Argeus, canyons and cave houses. End the tour with a visit to the Uchisar Rock Castle, which is the highest peak in the region.

Cappadocia: Off-Road Jeep Adventure with Champagne Party

5. 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: Sunset Horse Trek Through the Valleys

6. 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.

Exclusive Highlights of Cappadocia in One Day

7. Exclusive Highlights of Cappadocia in One Day

You will picked up from your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning and start your full day Cappadocia tour. Your first meeting with the lunar landscape of Cappadocia will be in the Devrent Imagination Valley which is famous for animal-like natural rock formations. After Devrent you will visit Pasabag (Monk’s Valley) where you will see mushroom shaped fairy chimneys with multiple stems and caps. After Pasabag a short drive will take you to Avanos Town which is divided into two by the longest river of Turkey, Kizilirmak (Redriver) and famous for tile and pottery workshops. After lunch in a local restaurant you will visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum where you will see some well preserved, rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings dating from as early as the 10th century and the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. Then head on to Uchisar Rock Castle which is the highest peak in the region and used as a fortress by the Roman and Byzantine armies. You will end the day with a descent towards to the center of the earth, with a trip to the Kaymakli Underground City which is one of the largest and most fascinating multilevel underground settlements of Cappadocia. This incredible underground world contains courtyards, stables, churches and wineries all intertwined in an extensive network of tunnels. At the end of a spectacular day’s sightseeing you will be dropped off your hotel at around 17:00.

Istanbul: Round Trip by Air to Cappadocia with Pigeon Valley

8. 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 Goreme National Park

Super fun! I booked both the ATV and horse riding tour from the same company and I’m blown away by the tours! Both tours explored the region in such different ways and neither one can replace the other. You have to do both if time allows! Both tours were the highlight of my trip! The guide will help you take lots of beautiful pictures with your horse at 2 photostop but the view along the way is so magnificent that you definitely shouldn’t miss snapping a few shots! Best to bring something like a lanyard to hook your phone/camera around you so that you can always take photos of the scenery easily. If not you might just drop your phone down the valleys.

Amazing experience and a really cool guide. I'm an experienced rider so after the tour had ended he took me separately to have a bit of a canter and gallop! Beautiful scenery and lovely horses; would recommend to all :)

Such an amazing experience. The camels had saddles and the ride was super comfortable. Full of best views of the red valley in Cappadocia.

Wonderful experience. We loved it very much. Highly recommended if you are after some exciting and fun times

It was really very nice. Our guide was very nice and attentive!