Let us launch you into the majestic world of hot air balloon rides to experience the sheer joy of the oldest and most romantic form of aviation in the world, Cappadocia.
You will be picked up from your hotel early in the morning, usually before sunrise, and will be driven to the take off site. While you are having a light breakfast you will see the inflation of the balloon and get a passenger briefing which explains basic rules about balloon flights ...Please visit Hot Air Balloon Tour page for more information.
Best examples of fairy chimneys can bee seen in Red Tour. Goreme Open Air Museum, this time not only the places curved into rocks...
also the churches with gorgeous frescos and paintings will be shocking you by their art. Afterward you will see fairy chimneys and walk through Pasabaglar, used to be known as Valley of Monks, after that you will be able to see Devrent Valley, you most probably wont want to stop taking picturesPlease visit Red Tour page for more information.
PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK AFTER - FOR FULL SCREEN VIEW
Rose Valley is a large valley located between Goreme and Cavusin villages, and it is divided into many smaller valleys -- Gulludere, Kizilcukur, Meskendir and Zindanonu valleys. This beautiful valley gets its name from the rose-colored rock that varies in hue and intensity depending on time of day, season and weather conditions. During the hike you can visit several cave churches, cave houses and cave tunnels. Rose Valley has paths for easy, medium and difficult levels. The most common path in the valley takes around 2 hours (3.5 km).hiking tours are also undertaken. The walking trips are highly enjoyable and one can have a feel of the idyllic environment and the greenery.
You descend into the Red Valley. During your walk you will see several chapels where the monks were living the monastic life and pigeon houses. The Color here is rose and pink. You pass from the Red Valley to Rose valley and visit the hidden White Church. You stop on the ridge and see both valleys for a while and descend into Rose Valley and walk untill Cavusin Village Ruins. Here You explore Saint John The Baptist Church and caves. You watch the baby fairy chimneys and keep walking below the pigeon houses carved at a little red mountain cliff. You arrive to Pasabaglar Fairy chimneys of Cappadocia and view them from the slope of the mountain. Descend down into the valley explore the monks houses in the fairy chimneys.hiking tours are also undertaken. The walking trips are highly enjoyable and one can have a feel of the idyllic environment and the greenery.
It may look like a practical joke, but these suggestive columns are, in fact, natural rock formations in the Turkish region of Cappadocia. Locals have proudly dubbed the area “Love Valley”. There are hundreds of these phallic-shaped rocks, created over millions of years by wind erosion. Some have even been hewn out to create homes. Love Valley is just one of the many treats in store in Cappadocia, a fascinating corner of Turkey.
Being one of the major tourist attractions in Cappadocia, the Pigeon Valley, Cappadocia is visited by plenty of tourists. The idyllic atmosphere of the valley makes it a great place to see. Various trips are undertaken to the Pigeon Valley, Cappadocia. The Pigeon Valley in Cappadocia consists of plenty of pigeon houses. In ancient days, pigeons were trained in this region to deliver letters and messages which was a major mode of communication. The pigeon droppings were also used as fuel and fertilizers. Travelers come to this place to see a wide variety of architectural structures. The pigeon houses are carved in rock. The wonderful architecture constructed amidst the idyllic landscape makes it a magnificent sight. Chimneys have been craved in the rocks. The chimneys consist of caves which were used as hiding places for Christians who escaped from the Romans. Numerous trips are undertaken to the Pigeon Valley. The valley is a major attraction in balloon tours of Cappadocia. hiking tours are also undertaken. The walking trips are highly enjoyable and one can have a feel of the idyllic environment and the greenery. The walking tours begin from the southern part of the fortress of Uchisar and cover a distance of around 6 kms.
In the soğanlı valleys you may have the hiking trails, churches and weird dovecotes to yourself. You can have fun exploring on your own throughout several valleys, and really get off the beaten path. The Soganli valley is 55 km far from Goreme. It collapsed and settled during earthquakes and these dips got deeper with natural effects, formed valleys and plateaus as the consequence of such natural phenomena. Settlements in this area took place during the Roman times. The Romans used the stone conies on the slopes of the valley as graveyards and the Byzantine as churches. Church frescos in styles, dates back to the 9th and 13th centuries. There are thousands of carved bird aviaries, caves and shelter in addition to some churches and monasteries along the Soganli valley. This captivating scene combined with the mild effects of the colorful trees on both sides of valley coerces the limits of another time. The major churches in the Soganli valley are Karabas, Yilanli, Kubbeli St. Barbara (Tahtali). Kubbeli (the domed) church was formed by carving into a chimney rock. It reveals a characteristic architecture with its vaults and apse. Kubbeli (the domed) church is of great importance in that it is one of the fine examples of its kind due to the carving made outside the rocks. The St. Barbara Church, which was supposed to be built in the 10th century, is located at the end of the valley. This church, which is also called Tahtali (wooden) church, has a single apse and a barrel vault. Authentic hand-made linen dolls produced in Soganli and its surrounding have attracted the attention of the tourists visiting the area and this has already become an industry. Handiwork, gloves and socks ornamented with Anatolian motifs, etc also attract attention as well as the linen dolls made and sold under different names in the area.
On Goreme Museum way, after Tourist Hotel, you take right and you start hiking in Zemi Valley, after a short walk you turn off to head up to some cones that they have churches carved into them. The Zemi valley itself doesn not boast many of the typical fairy chimneys, but it is beautiful and peaceful. Tall poplar trees dot the valley the entire way. The valley is monochromatic. It seems to lack the deep colors that other areas of Cappadocia boast. Tall poplar trees dot the valley the entire way. As you hike you will see no other living soul outside of the birds adn a fox you can spot scurrying along the ridges. So Zemi Valley (5 km) from Goreme to Uchisar. A moderate hike in a green valley with wind-eroded volcanic rocks.