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Cappadocia Adventures

Cappadocia is a land of unique landscapes and exploring the beauty of these amazing sceneries in various forms is the best adventure in Cappadocia that you can indulge in. There are a plethora of adventure things to do in Cappadocia that are fun and adventurous for all kinds of visitors and all age groups.

The most popular adventure activities to do in Cappadocia is to visit the Cappadocian villages which are carved out on the hillsides, the labyrinthine underground settlements. In these villages early Christians once hid from invaders, the elaborate Byzantine-era rock-cut churches with beautiful frescoes. You can take a hiking tour or get on a horseback riding tour to visit these amazing sights.

Brimming with adventure things to do in Cappadocia for both nature lovers and history buffs, the valleys here are one of prime hiking and horse riding destinations in Turkey. Incredible aerial shots of the sinewy contours of these colorful cliffs and valleys have made Cappadocia one of the best places in the world to take a hot-air balloon tour. Those corners of Cappadocia that cannot be reached by hiking, you can explore them with exhilarating jeep safari or enjoy quad bike rides on the rough yet magnificent terrain.

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Hot Air Ballooning

Cappadocia Hot air balloonis the rides Which is easily listed as one of the most popular adventure things to do in Cappadocia and for very good reasons too. The stunning landscape of Cappadocia and unique rock formations makes for the most perfect Hot air balloon ride. To enjoy some of the most incredible views and most mesmerizing display of colors, it is best to book a sunrise tour. Watching the sun rise and slowly bathe the whole place in unbelievable colors is one of the most incredible experiences ever.

  • Duration - 60 to 90 minutes
  • Price - Starting from TRY 3500
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One of the most adrenaline pumping adventures in Cappadocia is paragliding. The flight will give you a bird’s eye view of the most incredible natural landscape of Cappadocia. There will be an introductory briefing before you begin your flight. As this is a tandem flight you will be hooked onto your pilot 's uniform for safety reasons. Once you take the leap from the edge of the hill you will be overwhelmed by the breathtaking experience as you glide over the mesmerizing beauty of Cappadocia. You can observe fairy chimneys, Lunar landscape, unique rock formations and so much more.

  • Duration - 30 to 45 minutes
  • Price - Starting from TRY 1455
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Hiking Tour

Exploring the wondrous beauty of Cappadocia's unique landscape on hiking tours is one of the best adventures in Cappadocia that should be on your bucket list. You can pick from a wide variety of hiking tours and level of the trail according to your comfort zone. Some of the best hiking trails in Cappadocia are Rose Valley trail, Red Valley and Red Valley Flag viewpoint, Uchisar Castle from Love Valley, Meskendir Valley, Goreme to Uchisar, Ihlara Valley, Pigeon Valley and Zemi Valley.

  • Duration - 2 hours to 8 hours
  • Price - Starting from TRY 454
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Quad Biking

If you are a nature lover, and enjoy an adrenaline rush then Quad Biking should definitely be in your list of adventure activities to do in Cappadocia. The ride is a lot of fun as you drive your ATV along pathways meandering past fairy chimneys, Cappadocia's lunar landscape and wild terrain. Some of the best places in Cappadocia to enjoy a quad bike ride are Love Valley, Rose Valley and Swords Valley.

  • Duration - 2 hours
  • Price - Starting from TRY 545
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Horseback Riding

Cappadocia means the land of beautiful horses in Persian and without a doubt Horseback Riding is one great adventure in Cappadocia. Explore the most spectacular vistas and most beautiful trails on Horseback and visit places like Rose Valley, Red Valley, Honey Valley, Love Valley and Sword Valley. You can choose a sunrise or sunset ride or anytime of the day. The Horseback ride is best enjoyed in an expert guided tour where you won't only see but understand the unique landforms of this incredibly stunning place.

Duration - 2 hours Price - Starting from TRY 629

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Ihlara Valley Green Tour With Trekking

This is a comprehensive tour that showcases the stunning beauty of the natural landscapes of south Cappadocia. This extensive tour will take you to incredible places like Derinkuyu Underground City and Pigeon Valley. You will get to explore and discover the enchanting villages of the Ihlara Valley and take in the enthralling views of Cappadocia’s spell binding lunar landscapes. This amazing tour is usually limited to a small group of approximately 15 people in order to maintain an intimate and comfortable environment.

  • Duration - Approx 8 hours
  • Price - Starting from TRY 726
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Sunset ATV Tour

The speciality of Cappadocia lies in its unique land formations and the amazing colorful displays at different times of the day. Sunsets in Cappadocia are simply breathtaking, especially when you are amidst the fairy chimneys, beautiful valleys and lunar landscapes. Get on board this enticing sunset ATV Tour and explore the wondrous views of these valleys. Joining a guided tour will ensure you do not miss out on any of the incredible places that you would otherwise do if you go on your own.

  • Duration - 2 hours
  • Price - Starting from TRY 363
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Cappadocia Red Tour

Cappadocia Red Tour is a unique adventure in Cappadocia which will take you on an unforgettable journey to this breathtaking city and its many open air museums. The Red Tour will first take you to the open air Zelve Museum which is famous for the geometric frescos and the beautiful Grape Church. Next stop is the Pasabag open air Museum which is famous for its fairy chimneys. Next you will visit Avanos where there are pottery workshops and here besides shopping for pottery you can also make your own. From here the tour will take you to Derwent Valley, Uchisar Castle and the tour ends in Love Valley Panorama.

  • Duration - 8 hours
  • Price - Starting from TRY 636
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Jeep Safari

A jeep Safari in Cappadocia will take you to several unreachable corners of this beautiful city. This tour will take you off the main routes and right to the intense landscapes, past magical fairy chimneys and past the Pigeon Valley, Red Valley and the beautiful Love Valley. On this fascinating jeep safari you get to visit ancient churches and many old cultural sites turning this tour into one of the most incredible adventures in Cappadocia. End your tour in style with a champagne party with the group.

Duration - 2 hours 30 minutes. Price - Starting from TRY 763

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Adventures in Cappadocia

FAQ's of Cappadocia

Why is Cappadocia Famous for?

Cappadocia is famous for its incredible landscape, rock formations, fairy chimneys, beautiful countryside filled with pastel pink, orange and yellow cliffs which were formed due to volcanic eruptions over the ages. Churches and homes carved into Rocks that date back to Byzantine eras are still intact. Getting on a hot air balloon to enjoy an aerial view of this unique landscape is the best adventure in Cappadocia.

What are the best adventurous activities to do in Cappadocia?

  • Hot Air Balloon Rides - A trip to Cappadocia is incomplete without a hot air balloon ride. A view of the stunning landscape from up in the air, especially at sunrise is an experience that is incomparable.

  • Horseback Riding Cappadocia - Exploring the beautiful valleys between the colorful cliffs is one of the best adventures in Cappadocia. Each pathway opens up in beautiful sceneries, rock formations that look like fairy chimneys, unbelievable colors of the landscape and so much more.

  • Jeep Safari - Get off road and reach corners with an exciting jeep Safari and visit places that may seem impossible to reach. Visit ancient churches carved into rocks, countryside terrain and more in one of the best adventures in Cappadocia

Which are the famous hiking trails in Cappadocia?

Famous hiking trails that truly brings out adventures in Cappadocia are Rose Valley trail, Red Valley trail and Red Valley Flag viewpoint hiking trail, Uchisar Castle from Love Valley, Meskendir Valley, Goreme to Uchisar, Ihlara Valley, Pigeon Valley and Zemi Valley.

What Do and don'ts are in hot air balloon ride?

  • Pay close attention to the briefing and instructions before the ride begins and follow the rules at all times.
  • Book your hot air balloon rides on the first morning of your stay in Cappadocia. These things can get canceled if the weather is not favorable.
  • Do not go for a hot air balloon ride if you are suffering from Vertigo or are pregnant.
  • Strap your phone or camera safely on your ride to avoid any kind of mishap.
  • Do not move about too much while up in the air.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and footwear. It can get a little chilly once you're up in the air irrespective of the season. So dress accordingly.

What is the best time to visit Cappadocia?

Spring season between March to May and Autumn season September to November are the best times to visit Cappadocia. This is not the peak season and the weather is moderate with excellent conditions to take up adventure things to do in Cappadocia.

How many days in Cappadocia are enough?

Ideally you should spend 3 to 4 days in Cappadocia to truly experience the best of what this place has to offer. Cappadocia has much to offer in terms of scenery, adventure activities to do in Cappadocia, food, shopping and more.

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