- DAILY TOURS
- WEEKEND TOURS
- PACKAGE TOURS
- EASTERN BLACK SEA
- TAILOR MADE TOURS
Accomodation at converted cave or stone-built hotels typical of the region
Erciyes Ski Restort
Traditional Cappadocian meals
A UNESCO world heritage site – Göreme Open Air Museum & Dark Church
Fantastic Red Valley hike
You have never seen such a valley – the Love Valley
Balloon ride (at sunrise) (not included in the price)
Horse ride on the banks of Kızılırmak (Red River) (not included in the price)
An undiscovered beauty – Soğanlı Valley
An engineering marvel of humanity – Mazı Underground City
Undiscovered Cappadocian villages
Day 1 – Panorama Hill – Göreme Open Air Museum – Uçhisar Casle – Sunset
Meeting at Kayseri Airport at 12.30 PM
Lunch at the famous Kaşıkla Restaurant in Kayseri (mantı – Turkish ravioli)
Arrival in Cappadocia after a 45-50 minute ride
Turkish coffee and tea at the panoramic hilltop and general information on the region given by our guide
Guided tour in the Göreme Open Air Museum – a UNESCO world heritage site especially important regarding the Christian history.
Sunset at the Uçhisar Castle – the highest fairy chimney of Cappadocia
Welcome dinner at the hotel
Day 2 – Walk from Red Valley (Kızılvadi) to Çavuşin – Love Valley – Avanos Pottery Workshops – Saruhan Inn (Caravansarai) – Horse ride on the Kızılırmak banks at Sunset
We will start our day with a walk through the Red Valley among the fairy chimneys that look like giant cookies with caster sugar sprinkled on them. This is a 2,5 hour hike of moderate difficulty accompanied by magnificent views.
After a short break at Çavuşin – one of the oldest settlements of the region, another walk in the Love Valley famous for its fantastic fairy chimneys.
Drive to Avanos for lunch
Visit one of the pottery workshops of Avanos that have kept their fame since antiquity.
Travel in time to the Seljuk period while visiting the Saruhan Seljuk Caravansarai (Inn)
Horse ride at sunset on the banks of the Kızılırmak (Red River) (those who prefer to walk can also do so)
Return to hotel for dinner
Day 3 – Balloon Ride – Mazı Underground City – Sobessos Ancient City – Soğanlı Valley – Mustafapaşa and Ürgüp Houses
Guests who want to do the balloon ride will be picked up from their hotels between 4.30 – 5 AM and will be taken to the departure site and live this unforgettable experience.
Departure from hotel will be at 11 AM and we will drive for 45 minutes to the Keşlik Monastery and the ancient city of Sobessos where we will see Roman mosaics.
A visit to the rarely visited Soğanlı Valley where we will do a nature walk and see cave churches. (the walk is a 1 hour easy level walk)
On the journey back we will visit the Mazı Underground City – an engineering marvel.
Walk among the traditional houses of Mustafapaşa and Ürgüp and a visit to a winery
Free time in Ürgüp for shopping and dinner. Ürgüp is especially famous for its pumpkin seeds.
Return to hotel at a designated time
Day 4 – Erciyes Ski Resort
Departure from hotel at 8 AM and arrival at Erciyes Ski Resort at 9.30 AM.
Snow activities and lunch at Erciyes ski resort
Farewell at the airport
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