Early booking is important and highly recommended!
Daily tours and Excursions in Cappadocia
Cappadocia things to do and activities
Cappadocia, with its very special landforms, underground cities and history that fascinate its visitors, is an extraordinary place that is unique in the world that everyone should see. The number of tourists visiting museums and archaeological sites in Cappadocia exceeded all years in 2019 and approached 4 million visitors. Interest in Cappadocia is increasing every year.
About 10 million years ago, the lava of 3 volcanic mountains (Hasan Mountain, Güllü Mountain and Erciyes Mountain) rained on the region. With the end of the volcano activities, the rivers gradually started to shape the region. These rivers first formed deep valleys. Then, with the strong winds, sloping structures began to appear in the valleys. Fairy chimneys have started to form with these processes over the years. The parts eroded by the wind and rains separated in time, and as a result of this formation that lasted for years, a very interesting view of nature has emerged. In Cappadocia, lava layers are spread over approximately 20 thousand square kilometers, and in Cappadocia lava layers are still being formed.
The volcano lava layers covering the region hardened over time and became rock-like. Over time, civilizations living in the region discovered that these lava layers could be carved, and they built houses and underground cities by carving out layers of lava. They carved the fairy chimneys and used them as houses or cellars. Today, in the Cappadocia region, there are extraordinarily beautiful cave hotels built by carving deep layers of lava underground.
What to do in Cappadocia?
Cappadocia means interesting fairy chimneys, underground cities, rock churches, cave hotels, uniquely beautiful valleys, horse safari tours in the valleys, Turkish night show activity, whirling dervish show, hot air balloon tours, handmade pottery workshops, vineyards and wines, and Ihlara valley. .
Cappadocia is a wide region with its south and north, and every corner is worth seeing. There is no place to be called "not worth seeing" in Cappadocia, yes every part of Cappadocia should be seen. Turkey's longest river (1,355 km) to the Red River passes through the town of Avanos, Cappadocia.
Undoubtedly, the most important place to see in Cappadocia is Göreme open air museum. Here you can see a summary of Cappadocia. All of the underground cities were built on the same plan, but some differ in size. The most important is Derinkuyu underground city. In Göreme open air museum, it is possible to see some examples of the many rock churches in the region. You should definitely see the relief religious paintings (frescoes) in these rock churches or chapels made by carving lava layers.
Hot air balloon tours of Cappadocia
Cappadocia is one of the world's leading balloon tour centers today. Hot air balloon tours have become very popular due to the very special nature of the region, and hundreds of balloons cover the sky every morning at sunrise. You should definitely experience the magnificent views of Cappadocia from the sky with a 1-hour standard balloon tour. Early booking is very important for a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia.
At sunrise, you can see hundreds of people watching the balloon tours in the valleys. Watching the balloons from the valleys is of great interest as much as the balloon tour in Cappadocia.
To get to know Cappadocia better, you can join 3 separate tours grouped as Red, Blue and Green. These 3 different tours cover the must-see places of Cappadocia. You can join the Green tour to see the Ihlara valley.
Horse safari tour in Cappadocia valleys is very interesting. During the day, caravans of horse safari tours are seen in the valleys. In addition, Atv Quad safari tours made in convoy along the valleys at any hour or especially at sunset are also very enjoyable. And Jeep safari tours along the valleys also attract a lot of attention. Another activity that must be experienced in Cappadocia is the Turkish nights with dinner and unlimited wine, which is the local production of the region. And another very interesting event in the area is the whirling dervish performance, watched by hundreds of people every night.
You should definitely experience the cave hotels of Cappadocia, which provide an extraordinary accommodation pleasure. Early booking is very important for Cappadocia cave hotels, which attract a lot of demand and interest.
How to get to Cappadocia?
Cappadocia is 1 hour away from Kayseri and Nevşehir airports. Both airports are 1 hour and 10 minutes flight distance from Istanbul. Cappadocia is 3 hours away from Ankara by road. Kayseri airport has more alternatives in terms of getting more air traffic over Istanbul. In addition, guided tours of 2 or 3 days to Cappadocia from all touristic regions of the Mediterranean and Aegean are organized. Guided tours from Istanbul by road or plane are highly organized. Roads to Cappadocia are extremely good. Roads to Cappadocia from all directions are extremely good.
Cappadocia, which sends all its visitors happy, will also give you great pleasure.