Cappadocia is known for its bizarre rock formations and intriguing moon-like landscape. Located in the centre of the Anatolian Region of Turkey, this otherworldly setting has been created by thousands of years of wind and rain erosion. This unique volcanic plain is famed for its hot-air balloon rides, spectacular hikes and eclectic bazaars, and a organised tour is ideal for experiencing these splendours. There’s simply no better way to reach the great heights and depths of Cappadocia than with a well-seasoned guide.
Don’t miss these Cappadocia attractions
- Hot-air balloon ride
- Fairy Chimneys of Goreme
- Uchisar and its natural rock castle
- Day trip to Ihlara Valley
- Guvercinlik (Pigeon) Valley
The ride of a lifetime
Sailing over Cappadocia’s ‘fairy chimneys’ by hot-air balloon is an experience you won’t forget anytime soon. Marvel at the cone life formations below and learn about the fascinating inhabitants who carved their homes and castles out of these soft rocks, creating an enchanted village.
Along the way, you’ll also witness orchards, vineyards and the ripples of the jagged ravines. Gentle winds will float you over the fascinating rock formations from 1,500 feet above, offering the best possible views of the region.
You can walk amongst the famous fairy chimneys, treat your eyes to the rose-coloured hues of Rose Valley, marvel at the rock formations in Love Valley and take in the epic views from Honey Valley as you tour the region on foot. Crossing through the valleys created by the eruptions of three volcanoes; Mount Erciyes, Mount Hasan and Mount Melendiz, you’ll meander along ancient routes, meet locals, traipse through vineyards, see spectacular river valleys, visit old cave churches and enjoy traditional Turkish meals.
However you decide to spend your time in Cappadocia, you won’t find a more remarkable landscape to wander. Uncover Cappadocia with a tour and journey this otherworldly landscape with those who know it best (and how to operate a hot-air balloon).