25-01-2023 - Tips & Guides

Awesome Things to Do in Cappadocia in 2023

The picturesque Cappadocia region of central Turkey is well-known for its fairytale landscapes, cave houses, amazing rock formations, and, of course, the hordes of hot air balloons that take to the skies each morning at daybreak. Additionally, Cappadocia offers so much fantastic hiking that it will take you at least a week to visit all of the area's various hiking paths. Spend at least three days in Cappadocia exploring the region's numerous hiking routes, historic valleys, and, of course, the region's hot air balloons. In order to aid you in exploring this stunning region, we have compiled this list of the best activities to do in Cappadocia.

Before digging into amazing things to do in Cappadocia, let’s take a break and have a look at the Cappadocia Travel Pass®. The Pass is created by a well-known and experienced travel agency which is also the creator of the Istanbul Tourist Pass®. Experience in tourism matters, especially in remote destinations like Cappadocia. So, it is fair to say that you can wholeheartedly rely on Cappadocia Travel Pass® during your travel. If you have any questions in mind, don’t hesitate to ask via our WhatsApp line or Instagram account. We are here for you.

Hot Air Balloon Tour over the Dreamland

The Cappadocia hot air balloons are one of the top most popular bucket list items among worldwide travelers. It's not difficult to understand why as you gracefully soar above the ancient cave homes of Goreme Town at daybreak alongside over 100 other balloons in what can only be described as a fairytale scene.

Hot air ballooning attracts nearly one million visitors to Cappadocia annually, making this area the most popular hot air balloon destination in the world. Cappadocia Travel Pass® includes a discounted hot-air balloon flight so don’t wait long, buy your Pass and reserve your flight right away!

Famous Red Tour: Wonders of Cappadocia

The Cappadocia Red Tour is a well-liked sightseeing tour that visits the well-known landmarks and attractions of Cappadocia's northern region, including valleys, fairy chimneys, vistas, towns, castles, Avanos pottery studios, and Goreme Open Air Museum. The majority of tours are conducted with a driver and expert tour guide.

One of the finest ways to discover Cappadocia's greatest attractions is with the Cappadocia Red Tour. A professional tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at around 9:30 am to begin your typical tour, which typically lasts for about 7-8 hours. You are dropped off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

Although the itinerary for the Cappadocia Red Tour's sights and attractions is subject to change, you'll end your day by visiting the most popular Cappadocia sites, such as; Avanos and its pottery workshops, Pasabag Monks Valley, Devrent Valley, Love Valley, Esentepe viewpoint, Uchisar Castle, the old Greek homes of Cavusin, and wine cellars in Urgup.

Here is a great Red Tour specially designed for Cappadocia Travel Pass® holders! Don’t miss out on this tour, it will be the journey of a lifetime!

ATV Tour through Magical Valleys

What could be more ideal than exploring Cappadocia on wheels? Not automobiles, please. All-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, are what we're discussing. To get the most out of your time in Cappadocia, ATV Tours are great!

ATV tours in Cappadocia should be high on your bucket list if you enjoy the rush of adrenaline in your veins and are into an active lifestyle. due to the fact that it is among the most thrilling things to do in Cappadocia.

Do not worry if you have never operated an ATV before. No prior experience is required. Professional tour guides will offer you some training beforehand, and a guide will be with you the entire time, so if you have any difficulties, they will take care of you right away!

Come rain or shine, you may ride an ATV and take this tour regardless of the weather. The car has a top speed of 60 kilometers per hour. It is your choice how quickly or slowly you ride it. In order to avoid falling behind, make sure to follow the group's rhythm. You can travel in the car alone or with a companion. Here is the ATV Tour which is included in Cappadocia Travel Pass®!

Whirling Dervishes Sema Ceremony

Numerous people all around the world admire and read Rumi. He does, however, hold a very particular place in the hearts of the Turkish people. One of the main reasons Turks like and admire him is his teachings, particularly his Sufi doctrine.

The Whirling Dervishes ceremony, commonly known as the Sema ceremony, is a ritual that many Sufi practitioners engage in. It represents the man's voyage to the higher creator and his subsequent return as a mature man who has attained perfection. This enables him to accept everyone and everything, regardless of their religion, ethnicity, age, gender, or socioeconomic standing, and to be of service to all living things.

The dervishes dress in white underneath a black coat, and they wear hats that represent tombstones. It's because the dervish is supposed to grow spiritually and let go of his ego. With his movements of the arms, hands, and feet during the Sema ceremony, one can readily see that the Dervish moves closer to the creator with each stride. He circles the center in a clockwise motion. You will undoubtedly feel calm and at peace during every minute of this ceremony. Check here the details of the Whirling Dervishes Show you can participate for FREE with Cappadocia Travel Pass®.

Derinkuyu Underground City

Here is one of the most mysterious places in the whole world! Derinkuyu is an underground city that was built by Christians to hide from Roman attacks. The depth of the Derinkuyu Underground City is about 85 meters. This underground city is made up of stalls, cellars, dining rooms, chapels, and junk stores, to name just a few of its features. Additionally, there is a missionary school in the second story. The 55-meter-deep, surface-connected ventilation shaft doubles as a water well. Only a very small portion of the Derinkuyu underground city, which was first opened in 1965, can currently be seen.

The earliest floors in an underground city are often the entrance levels, which were largely used as stables. This is due to the difficulty in moving the animals to lower floors. In underground cities that are cozy in the winter and summer, stum stores and kitchens are often found on the higher floors.

There is more to see in Derinkuyu Underground City, and you must see it for yourself! With Cappadocia Travel Pass®, the entrance to this amazing place is free!

There is so much to do in Cappadocia, and it is hard to tell them all in one article. So check out Cappadocia Travel Pass® and discover 25+ amazing attractions. If you have any questions in mind, don’t hesitate to contact us via our WhatsApp line and Instagram account! Enjoy your Cappadocia!


Is Cappadocia a city?

No, Cappadocia is the name of a historical region that is located in five different cities.

Why is Cappadocia famous for?

Cappadocia is famous for its unique geography, fairy chimneys, ancient structures, underground cities, and hot-air balloon rides.

What is the best month to visit Cappadocia?

Every month is great depending on your travel choices. But to be fair between April and November can be the best months.

How many days in Cappadocia is enough?

Generally, people say 3 days is enough for a first visit but we now hear that tourists started to come for longer periods after their first visit. Even for 10 days, you can have so much to discover.

Do balloons fly every day in Cappadocia?

Yes, no matter the season, balloons fly every day according to the weather. In some icy days of winter, they might be delayed.

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