1. Hours :
Atv Training Area , Swords Valley , Rose and Red Valley , Panaromic View Point , Cavusin
2. Hours :
Atv Training Area , Swords Valley , Rose and Red Valley , Panaromic View Point , Cavusin , White Valley , Love Valley Panorama
4. Hours :
Atv Training Area , Swords Valley , Rose and Red Valley , Panaromic View Point , Cavusin , Pasabağ , Mushroom Valley , White Valley , Love Valley Panorama
Pick up: 9:30 from our Hotel .Finishing 18:00
Tour end: Evening
- Professional tour guide
- Entrance fees
- Open buffet lunch
- Transfers from / to any cave accommodation
Derinkuyu is Cappadocia's biggest underground with approximately 7 floors and 85m deep. It contains all the usual rooms found in an underground city (stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, churches, wineries etc). Apart from these, a large room with a barrel vaulted ceiling on the second floor was a missionary school, the rooms to the left being study rooms. From the 3rd and 4th floors onwards the descent is by way of vertical staircases, which lead to a cruciform plan church on the lowest floor. The 55m deep ventilation shaft was also used as a well. Not every floor was provided with surface access in order to protect the dwellers from poisoning during raids. Derinkuyu Underground City was opened to visitors in 1965 but so far only 10% can be visited.
Early Christians have constructed their rock houses and temples by carving the tuffs in the valley of Ihlara, through the valley runs the Melendiz River. The waters of the river are named Ihlara as Peristrema meaning "The people of circulating waters". To search the source of the water in Ihlara, is in fact trying to reveal the meaning of life. It takes 2 1/2hrs to walk from the Ihlara Vadisi to Belisirma and about 3hrs to walk from Belisirma to Selime.
After walking through Ihlara Valley you will be driven to Belisirma for a smorgasbord lunch, a mixture of Turkish and Western food including dessert.
You will stop on the outskirts of Goreme village and look down into Pigeon Valley to see the centuries old pigeon houses carved from the cliffs. Throughout the years farmers have used pigeon manure as a rich source of fertiliser for their crops.
Selime Monastery is an astonishing rock cut structure incorporating a vast kitchen and soaring chimney. A church with a gallery all around it, stables with feeding troughs and other evidence of the troglodyte lifestyle.
The magnificent landscape around Goreme has been formed from its solidified lava streams, its ash and tuff stone, all dating from the Neocene period. A result of thousands of years of continual erosion makes this area look like a lunar landscape. The fairy chimneys also have a great colour variety. There are light and dark colours from white to yellow, pink, grey and black.
Pick up: 09:00 to 9:30 from our Hotel.
Tour end: Approximately 17:00 pm.
- All entrance fees per itinerary
- Professional English-speaking tour guide
- Transfers from / to any cave accommodation
Our next stop is at the Esentepe viewpoint, located between Uchisar and Goreme. This stunning panorama overlooks not only the town of Esentepe, but also the surrounding landscape of fairy chimneys.
We will begin at the Goreme Open Air Museum, an impressive collection of monasteries, churches and chapels that date back to the Middle Ages. It served as an important Christian centre of learning and its religious buildings still exhibit elaborate and beautifully preserved frescoes.
We will then have time to explore the Monks Valley, famed for its three-headed fairy chimneys. This region of is also known as Pasabag, or ‘Pasha’s Vineyard’, as its stunning earth pillars are located within a vineyard.
After a short drive we will stop in the Devrent Valley, famed for its lunar-like landscape of small, pointed fairy chimneys. We will take the time to explore the valley and witness some of its most unusual rock formations.
Our final destination is the small town of Avanos, home to a terracotta industry that dates back to 3000BC. The clay is sourced from the Red River which passes through the town and we will have the opportunity to visit a traditional pottery workshop and see how it is crafted first-hand.
Three Graces are the brilliant three fairy chimneys located near Urgup. It is the most famous natural beauty and symbol of Urgüp. This amazing natural formation is well known not only its enchanting landscape but also its incredible story.
(They will pick up you when you landed on airport and drive you into our hotel )
or you can use private Transportation with the brand new car (4-5 person)
From Nevsehir Airport to Elite Stone House: 30 Turkish lira / Per Person
From Kayseri Erkilet Airport to Elite Stone House : 30 Turkish lira / Per Person
İf you want to order Airport Transfer , please inform to us some information below
- Arrival airport
- How many person
- Flight Number
1. Hours :
Göreme Swords Valley , Church , Rose and Red Valley
2. Hours :
Göreme Swords Valley , Church , Rose 1 and Red Valley
3. Hours :
Göreme Swords Valley , Church , Rose and Red Valley , Cavusin , Pasabagları
Most guests find our 2- or 4-hour rides best to see several different valleys; we also offer longer, full-day rides. All rates include transportation to/from your local area hotel and your horse ride with a Turkish cowboy!
The valleys we cover for our daily rides depend on the weather conditions and your riding experience. Most of our rides are in and around Rose/Red Valleys, Sword Valley, Love Valley and White/Honey Valley – as these are the most beautiful trails to ride and we can reach many remote locations…away from the crowds - with spectacular vistas and amazing views throughout the entire ride. We offer early day rides starting around 10:00 and also late afternoon or sunset rides. Please let us know what works best for your schedule on the email form and we can reply with availability. We also offer private 1-hour or full-day rides. Please email us for availability and pricing.
Sema (Whirling dervishes ceremony), is the inspiration of Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi (1207 - 1273) as well as part of the Turkish culture, belief and history in Konya. It symbolizes the different meanings of a mystic cycle to perfection (Ascension - Mirac).
Contemporary science definitely confirms that the fundamental condition of our existence is to revolve. There is no object, no being which does not revolve. Every thing whirls and man, a whirling dervish, carries on his life, his very existence by means of the revolution in the atoms, structural elements in his body, by the circulation of his blood, by his coming from the Earth and return to it, by his revolving with the Earth itself.
The Sema (whirling dervishes) ceremony represents all a mystical journey of man's spiritual ascent through love, finding the truth and arriving to the "Perfect". Then he returns from this spiritual journeys as a man who reached maturity and a greater perfection, so as to love and to be of service to the whole creation, to all creatures without discriminating in regard to belief, class, or race.
The dervish with his hat (his ego's tombstone), and his white skirt (his ego's shroud) is spiritually born to the truth. When he removes his black cloak, he journeys and advances to the spiritual maturity through the stages of the Sema. At the beginning and each stage of the Sema holding his arms crosswise he represents number one, and testifies to God's unity.
While whirling his arms are open, his right hand directed to the sky ready to receive God's beneficence, gazing his left hand turned toward the earth for giving what he received to poor, he turns from right to left, pivoting around the heart. This is his way of conveying God's spiritual gift to the people upon whom God "looks with a Divine" watchfulness. Revolving around the heart, from right to left, he embraces all of humankind, all the creation with affection and love.
Avanos , 8 kms away from Goreme, has been the center of pottery making for thousands of years. In the second quarter before common era, Avanos was the commerce center of Assyrians. Later, Hittites took the the place of Assyrians. Some of the technics and designs has been used since those times. You can watch traditional pottery making and you can live this experience too.