Would you like to visit the most unique region of Turkey with an unearthly landscape and interesting centuries-old history – Cappadocia? Can you see a miracle created by nature itself with your own eyes? Cappadocia hot air balloon ride from Manavgat is a tour that can fulfill your desires.
Cappadocia is a unique territory formed by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. The ancient people started carving their houses into the formed rocks. You will be amazed by entire cities carved into the rock, with a large number of churches and monasteries. During your breathtaking journey you will visit ancient cities with centuries of history and the magnificent beauty of the valley. Right at the beginning of your excursion you will make a stop in the ancient city of Akseki, where you can have breakfast with a view of the old town. Then visit the spiritual center of Turkey – the city of Konya , famous for the ancient ritual order – the Order of Dervishes .
In the small town of Aksaray, which was one of the most important shopping centers on the Great Silk Road, visit the 12th-century caravanserai where you can enjoy a delicious and hearty lunch. Not far from the city of Aksaray, visit one of the largest and most famous underground cities of Cappadocia – the city of Saratly. Your excursion continues to the ancient city of Avanos – the oldest center of pottery art, where you will see how skilled potters create masterpieces from ceramics.
In the beautiful Devrent Valley you will see unique rocks created by nature itself hundreds of years ago. In them you can easily recognize different animals and people, as well as take fantastically beautiful photos. In the most interesting ancient village of Uchisar, you will see a huge rock fortress with a multitude of tunnels and rooms. In the valley of Pashabag Vineyards, you will be amazed by the mushroom rocks with two or even three hats, as well as the famous Church of St. Simeon, local wine shop and clay workshop.
In the Goreme National Park you have an unusually beautiful view of a huge area with ancient rock monasteries and churches. On the way back to Manavgat, visit one of the largest and most famous “Mushroom Rocks” – Three Beauties, where you will take unearthly photos. You will also spend a pleasant few minutes in the onyx stone and leather workshop.
Your exciting day trip to Cappadocia hot air balloon ride from Manavgat will be your discovery of this unique region. Not only can you see unearthly landscapes and the glorious beauty of the valley, but you can also learn a lot from the history of the Ottoman state. Such an exciting journey will remain in your memory for a long time!
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In the early morning, a comfortable bus will pick you up from your hotel and embark on a fantastic journey to the unique Turkish scenic region of Cappadocia. On the first day of the trip, you will visit the ancient city of Konya, famous for its religious culture, the city of Aksaray , where you will visit the underground city of Saratly and have lunch at the 13th-century Karavanserai. In the ancient city of Avanos, the center of pottery, you will visit a workshop with the most beautiful ceramics. In the Devrent Valley – the Valley of Imagination – you can take beautiful pictures against the background of bizarre rocks.
Next, visit the ancient village of Uchisar, famous for its rock fortress, as well as the Pashabag Valley, where unique Cappadocian wine is produced. The last point of this day will be Goreme National Park. After that, check into the hotel where you will have dinner and stay overnight. On the second day of your trip, after breakfast at the hotel, you will make your way back. Along the way you will find two stops: Three beauties – the most famous porcini mushrooms, on which you will take unforgettable photos, as well as an onyx stone workshop and a leather shop. In the evening of this day you will arrive in Manavgat. Around 20:00 you will be taken back to your hotel.
Right at the beginning of your journey you will make a short stop in the ancient city of Akseki for breakfast. Akseki is a city inhabited by Persians, Greeks, Romans and Byzantines since ancient times. After being settled by Turks, it became part of the Ottoman Empire. You can have breakfast from your hotel and enjoy it while enjoying the view of this ancient city, or have breakfast in one of the local restaurants.
Konya is the oldest city with more than 9500 years of history from the Hittite Kingdom through the Roman Empire to the present day. It is the spiritual center of Turkey. The famous Persian poet, mystic and Sufi Muhammad Mustafa Jalal ad-Din-Rumi lived here. He became the founder of the Sufi monastery and order of dervishes, as well as the rotation ritual of dervishes – sema, which includes music, dance and prayer. In 1925, during the reign of Ataturk, the Sufi orders were abolished and Rumi Monastery was turned into a museum. Here you will find a place to take a short break, go for a walk, look at the surroundings of the great historical city and take unforgettable photos.
Aksaray is a small ancient city with 170,000 inhabitants. Originally a Roman city, it was conquered by the Seljuk Turks in 1071 and annexed to the Ottoman Empire in 1570. The city was on the Great Silk Road and was one of the most important trading centers. Not far from the city of Aksaray is one of the most famous underground cities of Cappadocia – the city of Saratly. This ancient underground city consists of 5 huge rooms connected by corridors and tunnels.
You will be amazed, but the doors between these rooms are huge boulders that still raise many questions. The premises of the city offer everything you need to live: kitchens, barns, living rooms and much more. During a stay in Aksaray you will have the opportunity to visit the Caravanserai built of volcanic stone by the Seljuk Empire in the 13th century. The Caravanserai is an old inn for traders who followed the Great Silk Road with caravans of goods. You will feel like a traveler of an ancient trade route who had a chance to catch a breath after a busy day. To replenish the expended energy, you will be offered a delicious and hearty lunch consisting of dishes from the national Cappadocian cuisine.
Continuing your journey you will find yourself in the ancient city of Avanos. This city is also called the city of potters, because thousands of years ago, in Hittite times, clay was processed here, which was mined in Turkey’s longest river (800 km) – Kyzylirmak – which flows through Avanos.
Now this city is the center of Turkish ceramics. Local potters process it and create truly remarkable products – masterpieces of ceramic art famous throughout Turkey and many other countries. You have the opportunity to visit one of the ceramic workshops, where you will be shown how experienced master potters work. You can see the delightful handmade pottery.
During the tour you will visit the Devrent Valley, also called the Valley of Magical Creatures. This valley is one of the most beautiful valleys in Cappadocia and although it has never been inhabited, it impresses with its unique shapes. For thousands of years, nature itself has skillfully created these bizarre shapes out of rock. Through their work, the stone has taken on a variety of forms.
Here you can see figures resembling animals and people. For example, in the rocks you can easily see a camel, a chicken, or doves merged into a kiss, as well as Napoleon and even the Virgin Mary with a baby in her arms. In addition, the valley is rich in beautiful landscapes, so here you will have a great opportunity to take unforgettable photos.
Uchisar is the most interesting ancient village of Cappadocia and is located at an altitude of 1400 meters above sea level. It still retains its national flavor and primitiveness. In the center of the village there is a 60 meter high rock. It was already used as a fortress in Hittite times. The rock is dotted with various tunnels and rooms, more than 3000 people lived here in the 15th century. As you climb to the top of the fortress, you will be amazed by the breathtaking view of Cappadocia that opens up to you. Uchisar is also interesting for the area’s characteristic feature of cone-shaped dovecotes carved directly into the tuff rocks.
Pashabag is a valley with a unique landscape. Translated from Turkish Pashabag is Pasha’s Vineyard, Pasha is a military rank similar to a general. The valley has a large number of vineyards that produce the unique Cappadocian wine. Here, as in many other valleys of Cappadocia, there are unique tuff rocks of bizarre shapes with caps resembling mushrooms. However, the uniqueness of Pashabag is that only here these rocks have 2 or even 3 caps at once.
Pashabag is also called the Valley of Monks because one of the famous churches is located here – the Church of St. Simeon, which is located in a rock with three mushroom caps. You can see all the beauty of this unusual landscape and take unique photos. You will also visit the local wine shop and clay workshop, where you will have the opportunity to buy wine or your favorite ceramics according to your wishes.
The last point you will visit on the first day of your exciting trip is Goreme National Park. Goreme is an open-air museum covering an area of 300 km². You will be amazed by the many rock formations, cave churches and monasteries in the vast area of the park. Goreme Park has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. After visiting the park, check into the hotel, have dinner and stay overnight.
On the second day of your exciting journey through the unique landscape, you will have breakfast at the hotel and drive to Manavgat. On the way back, visit the famous Three Beauties – three “mushrooms” made of tuff stones, located at the entrance to the town of Urgup – one of the largest tourist centers in Cappadocia. You will be amazed by these three beauties – the largest representatives of all these rocks in the territory of Cappadocia. You can not only be convinced of them with your own eyes, but also take unique pictures against their background.
Continuing your journey, visit a unique onyx stone workshop. Stones in Cappadocia have always been of great importance. They have been used for building, worshiping and decorating since ancient times. A large amount of onyx is quarried in Cappadocia in various colors, from white to red to green and black. Therefore, onyx is of particular importance for this region. Using different techniques, Turkish craftsmen make unique, beautiful patterns on the stones.
Products made from this stone are true masterpieces. You will also visit a leather goods shop. Like Turkey as a whole, Cappadocia is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and exporters of leather goods. Here you will find the largest selection of leather goods.
Manavgat Cappadocia excursion price includes transfer from your hotel and back, insurance, professional English-speaking guide, entrance tickets, meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), “Turkish Night” show and hotel accommodation.
The price of a day trip from Manavgat to Cappadocia is .. Euros for adults, .. Euros for children 4-12 years old and free for children 0-3 years old.
The Cappadocia tour from Manavgat takes 2 days with overnight stay.
Distance Cappadocia is 480 km from Manavgat, our bus is equipped with air conditioning and comfortable seats with folding backs especially for you. The journey time is approximately 5 hours 50 minutes. Visit the three-story underground city of Saratli in Cappadocia.