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Written by Sairam on September 22, 2020 Share on

Best Activities To Do In Cappadocia On Your Turkey Vacation

Cappadocia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey, especially for foreign visitors. The fairy chimneys, ancient cave churches, cave hotels, underground cities and varying landscapes which take your breath away. This semi-arid region in central Turkey is one of the most unique destinations in the world that takes us back to the ancient bronze age and before that. It has been a UNESCO world heritage site since the year 1985. In recent years, thanks to photographers and travel bloggers, Cappadocia has gone viral for the hot air balloon activity. Nowadays people would want to visit Cappadocia just to experience the cave hotels and hot air balloon rides. There is a quite a bit more to Cappadocia than just these two. Let us check the best activities to take in Cappadocia in Turkey.

Highlights of Cappadocia

As mentioned earlier, if it is your first time in Cappadocia you might be eager to get the cave hotel and hot air balloon experience. But I would also suggest that it is a good idea to book a tour or a tour guide who will show you all the major attractions of the city along with transportation. This is a great opportunity to know about Cappadocia’s origins and history. If you are to go on a highlights of Cappadocia tour, you would most likely cover 4-7 of the most important sites around Cappadocia. The Goreme Open Air Museum which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, The Uchisar Castle, Pigeon and Pasabag Valleys, town of Avanos, and the mysterious Kayamkli underground city. This is one of the best activities to take in Cappadocia in Turkey.

Highlights of Cappadocia
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Cappadocia Bike Tour

If you are an active and athletic person and want to explore Cappadocia on a bike, then this is the tour for you. This tour combines two of your favourite activities physical activity combined with exploring a historic city. You will be provided with a road bike for the exploration. The tour covers Goreme rock valleys, the fairy chimneys, goes on to explore the Ihlara Canyon, the city of Özkonak, The Erciyes volcano, The crimson mountain national park, the sultan marshes with its many flora and fauna. It being a physical activity, a much-needed break at Ottoman mansion boutique hotel in the ancient village of Güzelyurt is a blessing. You can also book the tour on a self-guided basis with full vehicle support.

Cappadocia Bike Tour
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Cappadocia Hiking Tour

The Cappadocia Hiking Tour or the golden hiking tour as it is famously called is the tour for you if you want to explore Cappadocia in at your own space and your speed. The Cappadocia Hiking Tour usually starts relatively early in the morning, just after breakfast and it usually ends around the sunset time. It is a 16-kilometre trail which begins with the hike at pigeon valley, goes on to Goreme and Uchisar. The hike continues to white and love valleys, and head on to the red and rose valleys post-lunch. It is one of the best activities to take in Cappadocia in Turkey. Do not forget to bring a good pair of hiking shoes for this tour.

Cappadocia Hiking Tour
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Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Activity

The Cappadocia Hot Air Ballon Activity is the poster boy of all activities that one can do in Cappadocia. People from all over the world come to this historic city for this breathtaking experience. The one thing to keep in mind is that the Cappadocia Hot Air Ballon activity is extremely weather dependent. So make sure to check with your support team and operator before planning your trip.

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