Avanos, which is built on both sides of Kızılırmak, east of Nevşehir, is one of the most important touristic places of Cappadocia region with its unique fairy chimneys, valleys and underground cities and churches where handicrafts and winemaking are developed. Hittite, Phrygian, Assyrian, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman traces bearing the place Avanos, dating back to 4000 years ago, Cappadocia has an important place in places to visit. The most recent works about the foundation of Avanos are Seljuk period mosques and bridges.
During the Seljuk period, Sultan II. It was built in 1249 during the reign of Izzeddin Keykavus. Renovated in 1991, Kervansaray is now being operated as a Culture and Performance Center.
Dereyamanlı Church: The church, which is generally dated between the end of the 4th century and the 6th century, is one of the oldest churches in the Cappadocia region.
Çeç Tumulus: Çeç Tumulus is the highest and most remarkable one in Nevşehir. It is a cone-like cone, with a height of 30 meters and a width of 300 meters.
John the Baptist Church: Early Byzantine building characteristics of the church dating from the 5th century is thought to be. Çavuşin Village is located at a high point overlooking the region. A portion of the entrance was subsequently demolished.
Hacı Nur Bey Konağı (Old Monopoly Building): It is an Ottoman monument dated 1902 in Konak District. Finally, it has been allocated to the Tourist Information Office.
Özkonak Underground City:
The underground city, located 14 km far from Avanos, was built on the northern slopes of the İdiş mountain, where the volcanic granite tuff layers were very dense.
Cappadocia Atv Qaud Tour
Cappadocia Atv Tour
Cappadocia Atv Tour , excurcions are an exciting, fun and enother way to see Cappadocia. Unique and Spectacular Valleys of Cappadocia giving us an opportunity to experience one of the best Quad Safari of the World.
Even if you don’t know how to drive a car and withhout having a driver license. İt’s a sport suitable for everybody and it’s very entertaining.
Cappadocia Tour, After having a brief lesson about how to ride an Cappadocia Atv Quad tour and having a small meters of training, you will be able to gain the knowledge of riding Quads.
Atv Excursions are tours in which you have adventurous and exciting moments with your family. Avoiding all the stres and away from the urban life.
We make sure that every excursion is memorable for all participants. We don’t mix the excursion groups so each tour that we depart from our hotel. You can experience Cappadocia’s tranquillity and beauty with your group through the help of our guides.
By not combinig tour groups you have the freedom to choose. And where you stop to take photos, how fast you go and how often you have breaks.
While you will explore Sword, Rose and Love Valley, and experience an off-road adventure at Cavusin Old Greek Village, you will see Cappadocia from a different perspective by viewing dunes and trails of the extraordinary Cappadocia landscape from the ground level.
- Pick Up and drop off from Hotel
- Quad ATV bike for 1-2 persons
- Helmet for safety concerns
- ATV Guide
What to expect :
- ATV ride in beautiful Cappadocia valleys
- Experience Cavusin village
- Amazing viewpoints
- Sunset landscape view
Starts at : 16.00 , Ends at : 18.00 p.m.
Your trail-ride track is carefully chosen to be challenging and exciting, yet controllable.
If you love adventures or extreme sports this is the
Cappadocia Package Tour
Cappadocia Paragliding tours, which are newly launched in the field of tourism, are now available for your service. A new activity has been realized for our guests coming to this natural wonder area.
Paragliding for your accommodation in the region or hotel with our transfer vehicles, Urgup office or direct flight to the region we offer a transfer service. After completing your arrival to the mountain you will fly to the mountain and a small briefing begins our preparations. After going up the hill, you leave yourself to the magnificent view of Cappadocia with our pilots. You can enjoy the freedom by seeing the fairy chimneys from above and feeling the wind in the historic area. All you have to do is to make reservations or contact our contracted sales offices. Cappadocia Paragliding service continues until 8:00 in the morning. You can enjoy this pleasure in any time zone.
First of all, we will give paragliding in Cappadocia to our guests. Tandem flights are made with 2 people and are always on the professional pilots. It consists of 42 m2 parachute.
While the flight is carried out, the pilot and passenger are connected to each other by a system called scales. With the arrival of the wind, the tandem pilot removes the wing and makes it ready for flight after filling the chute with air. Then all you have to do is take a few steps and take off from the slope.
First of all, we will give paragliding in Cappadocia to our guests. Tandem flights are made with 2 people and are always on the professional pilots. It consists of 42 m2 parachute.While the flight is carried out, the pilot and passenger are connected to each other by a system called scales. With the arrival of the wind.
Cappadocia Private Tour
Kızılırmak River Gondola tour also known as the Halys River in ancient Greek, is the longest river in Turkey flowing for a total of about 1,350 kilometers. The Hittites called it the Maraššantiya. It formed the Western boundary of the Hittite empire. From the 9th to the 13th centuries many significant Christian communities lived in Cappadocia; around Ürgüp, Göreme, Uçhisar, Çavuşin, Zelve and Avanos. Cappadocia Jet Boat and Gondola company aim to show you a different perspective of this spiritually noble, historically rich and geographically wonderful “Land of the Horses”, Cappadocia.
We propose to take you on a leisurely Gondola ride in Avanos. If you prefer a more adventurous Jet Boat experience we can take you out to the ancient village of Sarihidir and beyond. Or we can offer you our Jeep Safari where you will see sights that normal tourist do not see.
We are the first and only licenced company to operate Gondolas on the Kızılırmak river in Avanos. There is nothing more romantic than a it small craft ride down this tranquil river while watching the world go by. Let the professionals show you the sights of Cappadocia. Our experienced drivers will take groups of 4 passengers in a Land Rover Jeep and show you the sights of Cappadocia other operators only talk about. Our Jeep Safaris are not rushed and there are no shopping stops.
We are the first and only Jet Boat company in Turkey…
Experience the ultimate dose of adrenaline packed adventure including extreme 360 degree Hamilton spins, high-speed drifting, and other exciting manoeuvres… Whilst exploring the beautiful Kizilirmak river. Cappadocia is fast becoming the adventure capital of Turkey and Jet Boating is the new, ‘must do’ activity for the whole family.
We are the only authorised company to perform touristic tours on Kızılırmak. What could be more romantic then a Gondola tour on slient Kızılırmak? You may observe the beauties around you while our smal craft captain slides you on Kızılırmak.
Horse A Riding Tour
Horse a riding tour, According to research (or legend!) Cappadocia means “land of beautiful horses”.
So it’s only fitting that we introduce you to the Horse Ranches in Cappadocia.
Here you will find a brief overview of the companies offering tours on horse a riding but there is nothing. “Captivating” about this information.
We are looking forward to sitting with each of these companies, hearing their stories, and letting you get to know. Them better in future posts.
However, for now this should give you enough information to be able to pursue the Cappadocia horseback riding options that. Fit your preferences and budget.
When you visit know that you have many available alternatives to take a beautiful tour of the land of beautiful horses…on horseback!
Hot Air Balloon Tour
Hot Air Balloon Cappadocia
The hot air balloon cappadocia offers a minimum one-hour flight time in the air. You will be collected from your hotel early in the morning, usually before sunrise and driven to the take-off site.
While you are having a light breakfast, you Inflation of the cappadocia balloon tour will watch the inflation of the balloon then get a passenger briefing which explains basic rules & safety measures for the cappadocia balloon flight.
Then it’s time to climb into the basket and highlight of your Turkey trip begins! The take off is gentle – soon you’ll be taking hundreds of pictures over the valleys of Cappadocia.
After the flight lands, there is a small celebration with champagne and you will receive your flight certificate. You will be driven back to your hotel around 08:30am just in time for breakfast. Going on a daily tour or a nap.
While our pilots pick the best take-off spots with regard to weather conditions, our guests finish the check-in formalities and enjoy their hot drinks and cookies.
We transfer our guests to the selected take-off place. The pilots deliver detailed information on technical details of the flight, conditions and safety measures before take-off.
The balloons rise between 5-1000 meters above the ground depending on flight conditions. Guests will fly gracefully above beautiful valleys and spectacular fairy chimneys. No flights are identical as balloons follow the course of the wind.
The flight takes between 45-65 minutes. Larger baskets are used which carry 16-20 passengers.
- Full passenger insurance
- Snacks and beverage service before the flight
- Minimum flıght time of 45 to 65 minutes
- Champagne party after the flight
- Flight certificate
Jeep Safari Tour
One of the most exciting adventures in Cappadocia is exploring the region in an off-road vehicle.
Our Jeep Safari tour offers you the best of the best: open-top jeep vehicles for unobstructed views of the valleys, churches and other cultural highlights.
We take you to the hard-to-find places and away from the crowds for spectacular views and the excitement of traveling off-road in the unique landscapes of Cappadocia – all in one day.
We offer half day and full day tours and the itinerary will be like below;
Half Day Excursion:
This trip starts either around 10:00 in the morning or 14:00 in the afternoon and takes about 4 hours.
We will pick you up from your hotel and start our adventure trip by driving from Goreme to Cavusin via Love Valley.
We will have couple picture stops on the way until driving Cavusin village. In this small, lovely town you can walk up to the old city carved into rocks and see St. John the Baptist church, one of the oldest cave churches in Cappadocia.
Old Houses in Cavusin Our adventure will go on by Ortahisar town. We will drive Ortahisar via Rose Valley and again stop for quick picture stops.
When we see picturesque Ortahisar village and castle, we will drive into Uzengi Valley and drive in Uzengi brook!
We will also see hundreds of pigeon houses carved into rocks in this valley. Right after this off-road adventure, we will go to Mustafapasa village, a former Greek town which was inhabited by “Rums” (Greeks) until 1924 population exchange.
We can also have a stop for drinks in this town and then drive to back to Goreme via Pancarlik, Pigeons and Babacik valleys.
Finally we will drop you to your hotel.
The tour travels about 50 km and lasts 4 hours. The driver has basic English and he will drive you from one site to another. He will not be able to explain the sites.
Full Day Excursion:
This trip starts around 10:00 in the morning and finish around 16:30 in the evening.
We will pick you up from your hotel and start our adventure trip by driving from Goreme to Ortahisar.
Ortahisar is one of the small towns of Cappadocia with a picturesque rock-cut castle used as a fortress until medieval-ages.
We will then drive to Uzengi Valley and actually drive in Uzengi brook! We will also see hundreds of pigeon houses carved into rocks in this valley.
After this 4×4 off-road adventure, we will drive to Gomeda Valley and explore one of the hidden beauties of Cappadocia.
This valley is known to be the most greenery valley of Cappadocia.
Cappadocia Jeep Safari Tour Then we will drive to Golgoli hills which has lovely rock formations located next to Damsa Lake.
Golgoli is also a famous sky observing area in the evenings and used by TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) for summer camps.
Our last stop before having lunch in Urgup will be Mustafapasa village, a former Greek town which was inhabited by “Rums” (Greeks) until 1924 population exchange.
You can visit the old Greek mansions and have a short walk in this town. Around 13:00, we will have lunch in a restaurant in Urgup.
After we have our lunch, we will drive to Cavusin Village via Red Valley to Rose Valley vista point.
In this small, lovely town you can walk up to old city carved into rocks and see St. John the Baptist church, one of the oldest cave churches in Cappadocia.
Before driving back to your hotel we will drive in Love Valley and see the highest fairy-chimneys (volcanic rock formations) of Cappadocia.
We will then drop you to your hotel.
North Of Cappadocia Tour
North Of Cappadocia Tour
North Of Cappadocia Tour, Takes you to Göreme open air museum, the most famous tourist attraction in Cappadocia, Paşabağ, Devrent and Honey (Love) valleys where you can admire the amazing rock formations made by nature itself.
- Uchisar Panaroma
• Goreme Open Air Museum
• Cavusin Village
• Pasabag Monks Valley
• Devrent Valley
• Urgup Fairy Chimneys
• Wine Tasting
• Return back to Hotel
Goreme Esentepe for Panoramic View
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.
Goreme Open Air Museum
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.
Pasabag – Monks Valley
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.
Avanos Pottery workshop
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.
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Shuttle Bus (Airport Transfer Service)
Cappadocia Shuttle Bus, All of the domestic flights arriving/departing Cappadocia (both Kayseri and Nevsehir airports) have regular shuttle buses, however, advance booking is required and the drivers cannot accept passengers not on their list.
The Kayseri Airport is 70km from Goreme and the drive takes about 1 hour. The Nevsehir Airport is located 40km from Goreme and the drive is about 40 minutes.
When departing Cappadocia by plane, you will be picked up at your hotel approximately 2 to 3 hours prior to the flight departure time. You will arrive at least 1 hour before your plane departs, allowing plenty of time to check-in for your flight.
The regular airport transfer cappadocia shuttle bus fee is 10 Euro from/to Nevsehir Airport, 10 Euro from/to Kayseri Airport per person, each way. This rate is for airport transfers to/from any hotel in Goreme, Uchisar, Avanos and Urgup city. Please check with us for rates of other towns.
Private Airport transfers in Cappadocia
Many of our guests prefer the convenience of the private airport transfer to and from the area airports. The private transport will meet you at the exit gate of your airport upon arrival – the driver will be holding a sign with your name for easy identification. The driver will drive directly to your hotel. For the return flight you will also have direct service from hotel to airport, saving time.
Private Airport transfer rates in Cappadocia
Private Airport transfer with Vw Crafter or Mercedes Sprinter (up to 4 people) is 50 Euro for one way.
Private Airport transfer with Vw Crafter or Mercedes Sprinter (up to 15 people) is 60 Euro for one way.
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