Would you like to see the most unique place in Turkey that combines unusual space landscapes, rich history, cultural and religious attractions and unforgettable entertainment? Then you will definitely appreciate the Cappadocia Private Tour from Side from Side!
Cappadocia is a Martian landscape from science fiction movies, these are the contrasts of picturesque green valleys and red rivers, this is the land of rocky caves and underground cities, a corner of amazing culture and fascinating history.
You will see cities carved into the rock, underground settlements, Byzantine-era Christian churches, local workshops that keep centuries-old secrets. You will be amazed by the excellent service in one of the best stone hotels and cave restaurants in Cappadocia. You will feel the original atmosphere of the place, which was created through the contact of different cultures over thousands of years.
You will find yourself like in a fairy tale walking along the stone valleys, among the bizarre shapes that nature itself has created from volcanic rock. You will plunge into the magical world of cosmic landscapes contrasting with the terrestrial sky dotted with hundreds of balloons.
From this beauty your heart will beat faster, you will feel a strong inspiration and desire to contemplate this amazing life full of wonderful moments. Your photos and videos from this wonderful place will make any blogger or just a seeker of extraordinary adventures jealous. This journey will be remembered for a long time, and the warm moments of childish joy and joy will remain in your heart.
Side Cappadocia Private Tour price is ( Ask Price ) Euro for adults, ( Ask Price ) Euro for children from 6 to 11 years old and for children under 5 years old free.
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Your unforgettable journey begins at 4:30am when a bus will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel in Side. The departure time can be adjusted according to your wishes. Around 6:00 AM, arrive in the town of Akseki, where you will have breakfast at a local cafe against the backdrop of the scenic landscape of the Taurus Mountains. The next point of the route is the city of Aksaray, where you can visit the underground city of Saratly. A journey through Cappadocia begins in the town of Avanos, where you will also have a hearty lunch in a cave restaurant.
A rich program of exploring local attractions awaits you. You will take a walk through the fabulous Valley of Love and the magical Valley of Bizarre Shapes and Silhouettes, visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, St. Basil’s, Barbara’s and Catherine’s Chapels, the Apple and Snake Churches, the Church of Sandals and the Church of Tokala.
Breathe in the impressions of what you saw and head into the pottery workshop and witness the creation of amazing household items, learn about centuries-old traditions and experiences.
After exciting adventures, check into a chic stone hotel. You will be pleasantly surprised by the authentic Ottoman style furnishings, large swimming pool and excellent service including delicious breakfast and dinner. After a short rest in a comfortable room, you will have a unique opportunity to visit the enchanting show “Turkish Night”, where you will get acquainted with the culture of Turkey in the form of songs and riotous oriental dances.
At dawn, do not miss the opportunity to fly in a hot air balloon, you will get incredible impressions and positive emotions. Write us in the chats below and we will reserve you a place in the ball basket.
At around 9 a.m., breakfast will be waiting for you, after which we will continue – to explore magical Cappadocia. You will visit the settlement and fortress of Uchisar, carved into the cliff that rises above the rock city. Walk through the Valley of the Doves, with hundreds of dovecotes carved into the soft rock and flocks of birds soaring overhead. Admire the beauties in the Valley of the Monks or Pasabag. And finally, enjoy the magnificent view at the Goreme Panorama viewing platform.
Several stops are planned on the way back to Alanya , at the caravanserai, which served as a resting place for ancient traders for centuries, and for lunch in the historical town of Konya, which will surprise you with its original appearance.
At 9:00 p.m. you will reach your hotel in Side full of pleasant impressions.
Your journey begins in Akseki County, the oldest region in Turkey. And this region is also known for endless fields of fragrant snowdrops blooming here in early spring. The city is crammed with old buildings from the Ottoman era. You will be satisfied with a delicious breakfast, enjoy your stay in such a historical place and breathe in the clean air of the Taurus Mountains.
The city was once an important point in Cappadocia through which the Great Silk Road passed. The city has an interesting attraction – a white marble palace built by the Seljuk sultan, in honor of whom the city got its name (ak-weiß, scale palace). Not far from Aksaray , an underground city, Saratly, was discovered 30 years ago, attracting crowds of tourists. It is one of the 36 underground cities in Cappadocia.
The city is multi-level and consists of hundreds of underground spaces for people and livestock. There is even a ventilation system and an overlapping system that serves as a kind of door. The doors are made of very hard rock, their weight reaches 500 kg, so it is not entirely clear how they got into the narrow passages of the cave.
Until now, the purpose of building these multi-level underground cities remains a mystery. Who were these people? What tools did they use to cut caves in volcanic tuff? How long did it take them? How did they escape the cold in dark caves? – at least no trace of clothing remains was found. All of these questions are still being asked by curious scientists studying Saratly.
Undoubtedly, after completing the excursion here, you will ask a lot of similar questions.
A small town on the banks of the red river Kızılırmak , the longest in Turkey. A suspension bridge spans the river, and the Alaaddin Mosque adorns the bank. The city is famous for its pottery workshops, famous for its centuries-old traditions and experiences. Clay products have been made here for a very long time, because on the banks of the Red River there is an abundance of high-quality raw materials. Clay products are now the hallmark of the city of Avanos and are well known even outside of Turkey.
The city has a neat appearance and attracts tourists. If you go here, you will admire the numerous workshops filled with amazing products. You will be amazed by the skillful work of the potters who, with skillful movements, create a masterpiece before your eyes. You will have the opportunity to sculpt something out of clay yourself, maybe you will find yourself in the creative field in that.
Be prepared that no one left here without a souvenir because here you will find thousands of unique clay objects made by Turkey’s best craftsmen.
You will be lucky enough to dine in a cave restaurant that blends so well with the surrounding landscape. Delicious main courses and appetizers await you.
After lunch, take a walk through the most picturesque valley with a beautiful name. The valley is rich in stone idols with bizarre shapes that resemble mushrooms and are up to 40 meters high. For millions of years, nature has created such exquisite “phallic” shapes through exposure to wind, sun and rain. They are made of soft volcanic tuff with basalt tips or caps.
Locals call these forms erotic and some believe that a child conceived here will grow up strong and prosperous.
Perhaps the most memorable place for you on this trip will be the Goreme Open Air Museum. After all, this place is a World Heritage Site and is under UNESCO protection, a place of pilgrimage for Orthodox Christians and simply a popular spot for tourists from all over the world. There are two dozen churches carved directly into the tuff, a multi-storey nunnery, living quarters and much more.
You will visit: Church of the Buckle, Church of the Sandals, Chapel of St. Onufry, Chapel of St. Basil, Chapel of St. Barbara, Apple Church. For a fee you can visit the Chapel of St. Catherine and the Dark Church.
Many churches have perfectly preserved frescoes that tell about biblical events or events from the life of those years. Some of the images were created at the time when iconography was being explored, so there are no familiar faces, but rather veiled symbols. The churches here mostly date from the 8th to 11th centuries and the Byzantine period.
Despite centuries of soot from shepherd fires and pigeon droppings, painstaking restoration work has done its job, and now tourists from all over the world have a chance to see these original churches.
After brain activity, learning new and interesting things, you can relax and unwind in Imagination Valley. The valley does not bear its name for nothing, because the imagination gives the bizarre tuff forms all possible outlines. You will see here: a stone camel, a chicken, a reptile, an alien, a cat, a turtle, the Virgin Mary with Jesus in her arms and much more, in general, who is in what much. The imagination knows no limits!
After an adventurous day, check into a beautiful Ottoman-style stone hotel. You will feel as if you have stepped back in time to the Ottoman Empire, like in the well-known Turkish series. The hotel has a beautiful swimming pool where you can relax after a busy day and a spacious dining room where you can have dinner and breakfast the next morning. There is also a bar where you can order all drinks at your own expense. You will get a positive impression about the service, decoration and food in the hotel.
After a wonderful dinner at the hotel, you will get to know the Turkish culture as part of the famous Turkish Night Show. The show takes place in an interesting place, a cave hotel! You will see incendiary dances of different nationalities, oriental belly dance performed by charming beauties, a traditional wedding ceremony and more.
You will enjoy unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as snacks and fruit. You will be imbued with the unique atmosphere of the holiday, which will definitely make you shine on the dance floor. The show runs from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. You spend the night in your room and recharge your batteries for the next, no less exciting day.
At dawn you can take the opportunity to fulfill your childhood dream by soaring over the stone valleys in a hot air balloon. You will enjoy the first rays of sun bathing the valley in scarlet hues while a gentle breeze gently caresses your face. You will get incredible emotions watching the cosmic landscapes of Cappadocia below you and hundreds of colorful spheres in the sky.
If you don’t plan to conquer the skies, you can go horseback riding through the valleys of Cappadocia at dawn. The view is no less breathtaking, and the emotions when communicating with horses are unforgettable.
You will make amazing pictures for your Instagram and other social networks. You will remember this dawn for a long time and will want to return to this wonderful country more than once.
After the end of the excursions at dawn, breakfast awaits you at the hotel.
A hearty breakfast buffet awaits you in the hotel’s dining room. Various snacks, classic Turkish dishes, as well as elements of a European breakfast, you can appreciate all this. And as the icing on the cake, classic strong black tea, in Turkish glass glasses to round off such a wonderful meal.
The second, no less exciting, day of your tour begins right after breakfast. Plans include a visit to the ancient settlement of Uchisar . There are practically no traces of modern civilization in the city, and you can enjoy the silence of this place, which only emphasizes all its mystery. Abandoned houses and dovecotes carved into soft tuff create a special atmosphere. The city got its name because of the presence of three rock fortresses: Main, Middle and Extreme Fortress.
The largest and most interesting of them is the extreme (Uchisar). It is carved into a rock that towers 65 meters above the city. The fortress is one of the most recognizable symbols of Cappadocia as it can be seen from almost anywhere here. It is known that people have lived here since the Bronze Age, and the fortress was used for defense by representatives of many cultures for thousands of years.
Pasabağ or the Valley of the Monks or the Valley of the Vineyards is one of the most beautiful valleys in Cappadocia, a must-see. The Valley of Stone Mushrooms and Idols is named after the chapel of St. Simeon carved into one of these mushrooms. In the valley there is something to see and a well-developed infrastructure for tourists: toilets, a few souvenir shops and cafes.
You will appreciate the walk through the magnificent landscapes and vineyards from which the local wine is made.
A no less beautiful valley of Cappadocia is the Valley of the Pigeons. Since ancient times, people have been growing vines near Cappadocia, but the soil was not fertile enough. Wise ancestors began raising pigeons and fertilizing the soil with dung, so they carved thousands of houses into the rocks, and to attract birds they painted the rocks bright colors. Pigeons still live here and meet tourists from their luxurious castles. You will be completely amazed by this valley and its inhabitants.
The next stop is Goreme Panorama Hill which offers the best view of the fabulous valleys. You will admire the cosmic landscapes and see the remains of their creator – the vents of the ancient volcano Aegies that erupted 6000 years ago.
From the website you will capture the best images and videos to leave Cappadocia and its amazing beauties in your memory forever.
On the way back to Side you will visit a few more interesting places. Among them is the Kervansaray Sultankhany. Once upon a time, the Silk Road passed through the Cappadocia area. Merchants and merchants brought silk, jewellery, household goods and other goods over long distances to every corner for resale. Weary travelers stopped at the caravanserai to rest, eat and pray.
You will be amazed by the large 13 meter high gates decorated with beautiful ornaments. The overall atmosphere of the building takes you back to the 18th century Ottoman Empire. There are rest rooms, a doctor’s room, a stable and a bathhouse. In the center is a small mosque.
Stop for lunch in the beautiful city of Konya . From interesting facts: Ancient Konya was mentioned in the Bible, and the famous philosopher, mathematician, astronomer and poet Omar Khayyam also lived here.
The city has many mosques and mausoleums, making Konya one of the most important religious centers in Turkey. Every year thousands of Muslims make a pilgrimage to Konya.
Konya is a very beautiful, green city in the heart of Anatolia. You will definitely like it so much that you will not want to leave this wonderful place.
You must return to Side Hotel by scenic roads. Around 21:00 you will be transferred to your hotel.
Cappadocia custom tour cost from Side includes transfer from your hotel and back, insurance, professional English speaking tour guide, meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), hotel accommodation, red tour, green tour.
The private tour to Cappadocia from Side takes 2 days and 1 night.
The price of a private tour to Cappadocia from Side is ( Ask for Price ) … euros.