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Cappadocia: Royal Balloon Flight and Private Cappadocia Tour

1. Cappadocia: Royal 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.

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Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Tour with Art Historian Guide

2. Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Tour with Art Historian Guide

After getting picked up from your hotel, head to your first stop, the famous ‘Three Beauties of Ürgüp’. Here, admire mushroom-shaped rock formations and learn more about their geology from your expert guide. Your next stop is the ancient village of Mustafapaşa, where you can admire fine examples of ancient Greek architecture. Later, drive through Taşkınpaşa which has some of the best examples of Seljuk architecture in the district, before arriving in Sobessos, a recently-discovered Roman archaeological site. Here, admire beautiful mosaics and Roman baths. Next, drive through Şahin Efendi, where you can observe typical local residents doing their daily chores, dressed in traditional costumes. You can also see the huge storage caves in the surrounding hills where fruit and vegetables are stored. Afterwards, enjoy a short walk in Soğanlı valley to admire the area's many different rock churches. You can also buy the most famous local souvenir, the Soğanli doll, here. Finish your walk with lunch at a local restaurant to reenergize before heading to the largest underground city in the Cappadocia area. Spend some time wandering around this vast complex with its stables, refectories, and chapels. At the end of the tour, be dropped off back at your hotel.

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Cappadocia: 3-Day Guided Trip

3. Cappadocia: 3-Day Guided Trip

Discover Cappadocia on a 3-day, 2-night trip accompanied by an expert guide. Visit the ethereal Devrent Imagination Valley, the Byzantine tombs, the Derinkuyu Underground City, and enjoy local cuisine and comfortable accommodation. Day 1, blue tour with lunch: Book an early morning flight to Cappadocia (Kayseri Airport) and arrive by 8:00 AM at the latest. The local partner will organize the shuttle transfer to your hotel in Cappadocia accordingly. Your guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel between 9:30 AM and 10:00 AM. The first stop is Devrent Imagination Valley, where you'll walk through the ethereal lunar landscape and admire the dramatic rock formations. You'll also visit the Pasabaglari, fairy chimneys, and you'll see a pottery demonstration using the Hittite technique at Avanos. Tuck into a traditional lunch at a local restaurant and then head up to Uchisar Rock Castle, the highest point in the region and the best place to watch the sunset. Catch amazing panoramic views of the Goreme Valley from Esentepe, and visit the Goreme Open Air Museum. Day 2, green tour with breakfast and lunch: Before your 9:15 AM pickup from the hotel, you have the option to book an early morning hot air balloon ride. Otherwise, your first stop will be Kaymakli Underground City and then it's on to Soganli Valley where you'll take a relaxing walk along Byzantine rock tombs. Continue on to Sobesos, a Roman bath from the 5th century, then Taskinpasa Medresesi, an Ottoman theological school, and Mustafapasa where you'll see Ottoman and Greek architecture. Day 3, red tour with breakfast and lunch: Get picked up from the hotel at 9:15 AM, and then head to the Derinkuyu Underground City, the largest in the region, Narli Gol a volcanic creator lake, and Ihlara Canyon. Enjoy Lunch in Belisirma Village, Selime, a surreal ancient monastic site with great panoramic views of the Ihlara Valley. At the end of the trip, you'll transfer to Kayseri Airport and fly back to Istanbul or another part of Turkey to continue your travels.

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Cappadocia Tour & Royal Balloon Flight with Portuguese Guide

4. Cappadocia Tour & Royal Balloon Flight with Portuguese Guide

Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel to begin your adventure in Cappadocia. Take a scenic hot air balloon ride over the unique landscape for the perfect start to your day. Afterwards, relax on the 1-hour drive to Soganli Village, where you’ll see one of the greatest examples of monastic life. Following that, drive to the Sobesos excavation site to see the incredible floral mosaics of this ancient Roman City. Continue to the Keslik Monastery, to learn about how monks survived and practiced their religion at this small site. This will also give you an idea of the lesser-known aspects of monastic social life. Head to Sinassos to see an old Greek village, before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant. After refuelling, start a 2-hour hike through the stunning Red Valley to discover the unusual rock formations there. At the end of the hike you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel, where your tour will finish.

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Cappadocia Tradtional Cookery Class

5. Cappadocia Tradtional Cookery Class

Your tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel in Cappadocia (Uchisar, Goreme, Urgup, Avanos, Ortahisar, Ibrahimpasa or Mustafapasa). Your cookery class experience is a combination of food, local culture and traditions, so before cooking your food, you will have a chance to shop in a local market. After choosing the fresh ingredients you would like to eat, you will continue to the house of your host. While enjoying your welcome tea, your hosts will introduce you to the recipes to be prepared. You will cook the food with the assistance of your hosts and will learn about the history of Anatolia's culinary traditions. Your lunch will be followed by a delicious cup of Turkish coffee, before you bid farewell to your hosts and return to your hotel.

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Cappadocia: Hidden Gems Private Day Trip with Lunch

6. Cappadocia: Hidden Gems Private Day Trip with Lunch

Get an insider's view of Cappadocia's lesser-known sights like Hallac Hospital Monastery, Mustafapasa, Mazi Underground City, Gumusler Monastery, and Nigde. Take your trip beyond Goreme and Urgup and explore these overlooked beauties of the region with a guide. Meet your guide and driver at your hotel reception to begin the tour. Settle in on your comfortable ride and get to your first stop, the Hallac Hospital Monastery. Learn about the history of this place and its use as a mental hospital by early Christians. Head to your next stop, Mustafapasa, the former Greek Village Sinasos with spectacular architecture. Take a leisurely walk around the village, learning about the wealthy merchants and locals who once thrived in this town. Visit the fantastic monasteries of this region. Next up, explore the Mazi Underground City, used by early Christians as a shelter to hide from enemies. Take a lunch break in Nigde. After treating yourself to a hearty lunch, continue to Gumusler Monastery. Marvel at this structure carved out of a large rock, which is one of the best-preserved and largest of its kind in Cappadocia. To end the tour, stop at Nigde Castle. Catch a panoramic view of Nigde city. Be driven back to your hotel with lots of great memories.

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