Day1 (Istanbul-Cappadocia) B L D
After breakfast,transfer to the airport for flight to Cappadocia. After arrival in Cappadocia we drive to a village, the smell of apricots permeates the village as the harvest blankets the roofs of the flat-topped houses.
Down in the valley is an almost eerie grouping of cave facades that retain the curvy lines of the smooth cave surfaces. At sunset, the sound of drums in the distance and the image of village women baking the evening meal's bread in ancient rock ovens create an unforgettable vision of rural life.These villages make their living as farmers and herders, and their lands abound with fruit trees and fertile gardens. This afternoon, we'll get an up-close look at life here as we share a traditional, home-cooked meal
with alocal family
when they welcome us as guests into their stone home, enjoying both the hearty, flavorful food of cappadocia the region
and the warmth and good will of our hosts.
Others may be doing traditional needlework and embroidery, preparing meals, or making molasses or bulgur. Men may be harvesting crops, plowing the fields, or sowing wheat, depending on the season. we may continue the spirited conversation about village life and family. Then we enjoy a village stroll and visit a local mosque,village coffe house where only man can go and sit,but we all can go and discover their place.Here is a chance to observe a fascinating way of life that may soon disappear as Turkey becomes increasingly modern and aligned with the West.
Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 2 (Cappadocia) B L D
Today you may have an optional Hot-Air Balloon Ride wich is quite safe.
Cappadocia is one of Turkey’s most fanciful and recognizable landscapes, and during this optional hot-air balloon flight, the best time is early in the mornings.We’ll soar over its amber terrain and fairy-tale chimneys, savoring a unique panorama in the quiet, rosy light of dawn.
Please note: The cost of this tour cannot be refunded to passengers who cancel less than 24 hours prior to the flight .
We’ll drive to the famous Goreme “open-air museum,”
a group of ancient churches carved from the rock. Most of these chapels have colorful icons in cave churches, which date from the tenth to the 13th centuries. Then we take a short drive to Uchisar Castle
which is thepopular, panoramic viewing
point for Cappadocia. There are many rooms, steps, tunnesl and galleries inside the castle. Lunch in a local restaurant. Avanos
, will provide us with the opportunity to purchase some of the hand-turned pottery and tile
that has been shaped here for millennia. Some of the techniques still used date back to Hittite times to 2000 BC. This afternoon we visit Zelve open -Air Museum.
This nature site is the perfect place to take photos of remarkable landscape of tufa cones .Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day3 Cappadocia) B L D
Ths morning we drive to Kaymaklı Underground City.
During the Hittite era, as successive armies swept across Asia Minor, underground cities were built as a uniquely defensible community, some eight stories underground. We can explore some of the hundreds of rooms, wandering the many narrow, sloping passageways between kitchens with enameled food storage areas, water cisterns, stables, and living spaces—all well ventilated by air shafts. At one time, several thousand people lived here. Following our underground city discovery, we'll see more of this scenic area of Cappadocia.Pasabag
with its highly remarkable earth pillars can be seen here in the middle of a vineyard, hence the name of the place which means: the Pacha's vineyard. Pacha means "General", the military rank in Turkish and it is a very common nick name. This site is also called Monks Valley. We will see another interesting rock formation called Dervent valley.
The small fairy chimneys in this valley formwhat looks like a lunar landscape. The valley also has many animal shaped rocks. It looks like a sculpture zoo made but by nature. After lunch we havea hike to Rose Valley.
This is a large valley located between Goreme and Cavusin villages, and is divided into many smaller valleys:
Gulludere, Kizilcukur, Meskendir and Zindanonu Valleys. This beautiful valley gets its name from the rose-colored rock that varies in hue and intensity depending on time of day, season and weather conditions. Later this afternoon, we have the unique opportunity to get acquainted with the old Turkish carpet-
making tradition of Anatolia. Return to hotel or before dinner we have an optional Whirling Dervish tour
, You can be witness the "Ritual of Sema." The Semazens, also called “Whirling Dervishes,” believe that the fundamental condition of our existence is to revolve. Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast transfer to Airport for your flight to Istanbul