The Cappadocia Hot air balloon and Green Tour deal package is your best bet if you want to see both the South part of Cappadocia. Go on a Hot Air Balloon ride in Cappadocia, two of the most popular tourist attractions in the region. Cappadocia's top attractions are yours to explore for an entire day, both from the air and on the ground. You may also witness the simultaneous inflation of hundreds of balloons. Our flights last for 60 minutes total, the first 30 of which give you a close-up look at the fairy chimneys and the second 30 giving you a bird's-eye view of the entire area.You'll be having a champagne toast and a certification party after we safely touch down to celebrate our fantastic flight. After making your way through the valley fed by Melendiz River from Belisirma, you'll reach Selime, a town with a hollowed-out citadel and churches where fairy chimneys rest atop the steep hillside. Make a photo stop in Yaprakhisar, a nearby village, and after lunch, you'll explore Derinkuyu Underground Village, a network of tunnels that once housed Christian communities seeking safety from the Ottoman Empire.
Meskendir Valley is your first stop, and there you can expect a short hike through some truly breathtaking scenery. The valley, which is located close to Ortahisar, spans for around 440 meters and is home to the well-known Meskendir Church. In the interior, visitors can admire the huge cross etching on the chapel ceiling and the magnificent geometric red ornaments.
There are some fantastic rock-carved churches nestled among the stunning rock formations. The area's greatest charm lies in the web of trails that crisscross vineyards and gardens to link the various hamlets and towns. Behind Urgup is a secluded valley known as the Rose Valley.
Magnificent rock formations and underground chapels make the Rose Valley an essential stop on the Cappadocia Hot air balloon and Green Tour. Behind Urgup is a secluded valley. Small settlements are linked by a spider web of rails that wind through vineyards and gardens. Villagers toiling away in the neighborhood might even offer you grapes, apples, or apricots.
On a Cappadocia Hot air balloon and Green Tour you'll check out Cavusin Village, one of the region's oldest settlements, famous for its cave dwellings that wind through the rock like a maze of ruins. A large cave church dating back to the fifth century, the Church of John the Baptist may be found in this settlement.
The Christian subterranean city you explore is the largest and most well-known of the 36 such communities created by the persecuted faith. There is no way to do a proper tour of Cappadocia without stopping by these amazing underground cities. There are a total of eight floors, although only four are open to the public. These floors house an unique network of wine cellars, kitchens, and residential quarters.
You will take a break on the outskirts of Goreme to look out over Pigeon Valley, so named for the centuries-old pigeon houses carved into the cliff walls below. Once upon a time, pigeon excrement was widely employed as a high-quality fertilizer by farmers all across the area.
Uchisar, a troglodyte settlement deep within Cappadocia, is your last visit. The massive outcropping of rock in the middle of Uchisar previously served as a castle, hence the name. As the highest point in the region, it provides stunning panoramas over Erciyes Mountain and the surrounding area, including Cappadocia.
Natural weathering of the volcanic rock roughly 9 to 3 million years ago generated the enormous phallic structures of Love Valley. Some of the structures can reach heights of 40 meters! Cones, mushrooms, pinnacles, pillars, and "fairy tale chimneys" are just some of the odd geological formations that greet visitors to Love Valley.
Best Time to VisitThe months of April and May, as well as September and October, are ideal for a trip to Cappadocia. Spring and fall are ideal for visiting Cappadocia because of the region's varied temperatures (both hot in the summer and frigid in the winter). You can't pick a better time to go on a hike and discover the wonders of the Rose and Red Valleys. Springtime in the kingdom of fairy chimneys is brightened by the blooming of countless varieties of flowers. Cappadocia's stunning landscapes are best appreciated from above, and luckily hot air balloon rides are accessible year-round.
Tour of Cappadocia via hot air balloon ( 1 Hour )
Any and all museum and attraction entry costs
Guide fluent in French for Private Groups
Private air conditioned Mercedes-Benz Sprinter with private air conditioning for all trips and transfers.