Göreme: Horseback Riding Experience in Cappadocia
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- Duration: 2 hours
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Benefit from pick-up at your hotel 1-hour before sunrise, and then journey to the launch site of your hot air balloon flight. Watch the sunrise over Cappadocia as you glide over settlements depending on the conditions. Float back to ground for a post-flight celebration and collect your flight certificate. Then, marvel at the rock formations of the Devrent Valley before going to Monks Valley (Pashabagi), where the hermits built their cave dwellings and churches. Try your hand at pottery in Avanos and watch the potters at work using a technique that has remained unchanged for generations. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and explore the cave churches of Göreme Open Air Museum. Marvel at the Byzantine wall paintings depicting biblical scenes, and get a panoramic view of the valley and its fairy chimneys before visiting Uchisar Castle at the region's highest point.
Very professional people. The tour guide gave an outstanding service. The first baloon flight was canceled due weather conditions, and they were able to accommodate us another day. Highly recommended.
Enjoy Cappadocia from above on this thrilling hot air balloon tour. The Royal Queen Flight begins in luxury mini-buses that transfer you to our company headquarters. Here, you'll relax and enjoy a catered breakfast buffet while the pilots choose a launch site. Once the launch site has been selected, you will be able to watch the crew assemble and inflate the balloon. Our balloons are provided exclusively by Lindstrand Balloons and are the only variety in the region that are silver-coated--a hallmark of quality and safety. Following a brief introduction, you'll be off to see Cappadocia from high in the air! Our balloons will climb approximately 300 meters during the flight, and marvelous panoramic views await you as you drift above the valleys and between rock formations. Balloons move by the wind and you'll float wherever the breeze takes you. This also means that each flight brings ne...
The experience is amazing and the view we get from the top is just breathtaking!
While you are in Cappadocia, do not miss a unique experience of going horseback riding through the beautiful valleys with fairy chimneys. Cappadocia, also known as the ‘land of beautiful horses,’ has all necessary conditions for a quality and memorable ride with well-groomed, peaceful and powerful horses, amazing landscapes, quiet trails far from the crowds and hospitable people taking care of you all through the day. This 2-hour ride will be a great way to explore the area. Enjoy horseback riding in the peaceful environment far away from the roads and crowded tourist attractions. A professional guide will accompany you all the way showing you the trails with amazing rock formations and the most spectacular fairy chimneys. Continue riding through the local apricot orchards and traditional vineyards enjoying unique landscapes in every direction. This tour will also include a visit to th...
This is a tour to never forget. Especially when you get to drink their mulled wine up on the mountains looking at the valley and the caves churches and houses in the back. The scenery here is unreal!! We are amused by all Capadoccia in general. But again doing it on a horse ride makes it more enjoyable.
After a pickup from your hotel at 10 AM, hike along the Red and Rose Valley, the most breathtakingly and mysteriously beautiful valleys in the region. Conclude your hike at the Cavusin Cave Village. Here, marvel at the rock castle and troglodyte dwellings where people lived until the 20th century. Then, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Descend towards the center of the earth with a trip to the Underground City, one of the largest and deepest of Cappadocia’s many such settlements. Discover this underground city and its stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, churches, and wineries. Visit the Pigeon Valley, enjoy a spectacular view of dovecotes, see old abandoned cave homes, marvel at the old Greek houses of Uchisar, and visit Ortshisar Castle, the biggest mass of fairy chimneys in Cappadocia. Return to your hotel at the end of the tour.
Exhilarating experience. Our guide, Aygul, was really good, knowledgeable and very helpful. She made the 5km hike enjoyable. Terrain was a little challenging for us city folks but she was amazingly patient and guided us through the path beautifully. 100% recommended.
Begin the day with a pick-up from your hotel and head over to the incredible Goreme Valley. Resembling a vast monastic complex composed of scores of refectory monasteries placed side-by-side, each with its own fantastic church, Goreme is understandably the star attraction of any visit to the region. Continue the tour to Devrent Valley, also known as Imaginary Valley or Pink Valley, this area does not have cave churches like the other valleys of Cappadocia. Next, make your way to Uchisar for a walk through the beautiful valley, often called Valley of the Pigeon Lofts due to the thousands of pigeon houses carved into the soft tufa since ancient times. Enjoy the magnificent panorama of the surrounding land at Mount Erciyes in the distance from the Uchisar Castle and then continue the tour to Pasabag. Pasabag, meaning general's vineyard, is located on the road to Zelve and filled with rema...
It was only two of us and we were picked up by a new and clean spacious van. Our guide Nihat was very very helpful. It was a great experience, we got to see all main sites, along with an underground city visit in one day. Highly recommended to everybody.
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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 chu...
Following pick-up from your hotel in the early morning, journey to the take-off site for a light breakfast and briefing whilst your hot air balloon is inflated. Then, rise gently over the extraordinary rock formations of Cappadocia and travel for approximately 1 hour, propelled by the wind. Enjoy aerial views of the unique fairy chimneys, and get the chance to take some incredible souvenir photos. Float gently back to ground and celebrate your experience with a glass of champagne. Receive your flight certificate and keepsake souvenir, and then travel back to your hotel for drop off and the rest of the day at leisure.
Very safe journey on the balloon thanks to the pilot. Very nice experience. All team very professional. Amazing!!
You will be picked up from your hotel at 09:15 and start your tour at 09:30. Uchisar Castel is constructed on the highest point of the region and has a totally dictinct castle form, including graves, tunnels and churches which you cannot come across in any other place in the world. At Göreme Open Air Museum, it is especially important to understand the influence of religion, especially of Christianity on the region. For good reasons, it is the most famous attraction, a complex of several painted cave churches carved out by Orthodox monks between 900 and 1200 AD. Çavusin old village, an old Greek village, will be the next stop on this tour. Çavusin is a village about 4 kilometers from Göreme. The old village is largely deserted because the area has been plagued by rock falls. At Çavusin, you can visit the Church of John the Baptist, which probably dates from the 5th century with painting...
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 Goreme Open Air Museum. Admire the rock-cut churches with frescoes dating from the 10th century and fine examples of Byzantine art. 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.
The pick up from our hotel was punctual and the bus was clean. The guide spoke very good English and was informative and friendly. Our lunch at a local restaurant was very nice.
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Everything was great! We really enjoyed our day. We had an amazing tour guide, Mr. Ikut, who was very kind, friendly, knowledgeable and explained everything very patiently. The pick-up & drop-off service was great! Totally recommended, you won't regret it! :)
The place is great, we felt we were in a fairyland. Our guide Zeki was fantastic and very informed. he accommodated all our needs. I would go back again if I can.
I enjoyed a lot the tour. The guide offered us a lot of explanations about the region, personal background being very important in this case.
Very nice peaceful walk and beautiful landscapes many cool pictures I recommend
The tour is amazing, highly recommended Zaki is amazing and very informative