Top Things to Do in Cappadocia

Wondering about things to do in Cappadocia? Trying to arrange your trip but there are many question marks. Cappadocia Travel Pass® provides over 25 attractions, with just one pass – so book yours NOW! Here is a list of the main must-do activities but there is so much more in this amazing part of geography.


Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fly like a bird. Feel the air on your face. See the wondrous views of Cappadocia from the sky. It will surely be an unforgettable sunrise ride and you won’t ever feel the same after. Smiles and champagne at the end, guaranteed! Free with Cappadocia Travel Pass®


Visit the Extraordinary Göreme

Göreme has been named one of the most beautiful villages in the world by various travel magazines. The settlement lies half-buried into the hill, its stone building facades concealing a labyrinth of cave rooms beneath. Many of these ancient dwellings have been converted into boutique cave hotels in Göreme, the tourism capital of Cappadocia. El Nazar (Evil Eye) Church and Sakli (Hidden) Church may both be found off Müze Caddesi, a short walk from the center on the route to Göreme Open-Air Museum. All of the main valleys branch out from the settlement, giving a wealth of paths that go through crazy rock formations known locally as fairy chimneys and secret cave churches up to panoramic vistas.


Private Goreme Open Air and Panorama Tour

Ready to witness history? If so, you are expected at the Private Goreme Open Air and Panorama Tour. It resembles a gigantic monastery made up of dozens of reflective monasteries situated next to one another, each with its beautiful cathedral. It is located in the geographic center of Cappadocia and is easily accessible from all directions. Discounted with Cappadocia Travel Pass®


Visit the Breathtaking Fairy Chimneys

Pasabagi Valley's hoodoos, often known as fairy chimneys in Cappadocia, have made it one of Cappadocia's most recognized monuments. A religious community dedicated their lives to their own stylite practices here in the early Byzantine era, following Saint Simeon Stylites, a 4th-century monk who spent his life on top of a pillar in northern Syria. They carved monk cells high up in the rock pinnacles instead of pillars to living a hermetic life of devotion. One of these monk cells is still open to the public. Because the locations are just two kilometers away on the same road, a trip to Pasabag Valley may easily be coupled with a visit to Zelve Open-Air Museum.


ATV tour through magical valleys

Get ready for an adventurous ride.  And what a wild ride! Take your lover or your friends on a bumpy ATV tour through magical valleys and be prepared to get a little dirty on the dirt roads. The tour will take around 2 hours and you will experience the volcanic landscapes during sunset. We feel your rush of excitement already! Free with Cappadocia Travel Pass®


Cappadocia Red Valley hike & tours

Red valley hikes are the most gorgeous hikes in Cappadocia. They take around 3 hours and can be a little confusing, so a guided tour may be your personal choice. Doing a little research on google maps beforehand will save you the trouble if you decide to hike on your own without a guide. The activity will make you sweat, and it’s ideal to do this in spring or autumn so it’s not too hot. Beware that after dark it’s not fully recommended. Free with Cappadocia Travel Pass®


Underground City Tours

The ancient underground cities of Cappadocia may strike the interest of even the most claustrophobic person! Every year tens of thousands of tourists around the world visit Cappadocia to discover these mysterious caves and learn about their history. The underground cities were built for protection by early Christians and consisted of everything you can need to live a life underground. The best way to see the underground cities is to join one of the daily tours. The two main underground cities are Kaymakli and Derinkuyu. Free with Cappadocia Travel Pass®


Whirling Dervishes

“God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches you by means of opposites so that you will have two wings to fly – not one” – Mevlana Rumi.

A spiritual dance of love.  In this magical night performance, you will get shivers. It is a famous practice of whirling as a form of remembering God. Dervish is a common term for the Sufi path. The shows impress both local and foreign tourists. Organized in Saruhan Caravanserai, the show takes about an hour. Free with Cappadocia Travel Pass®



Jeep off-road Safari Adventure

Have you ever gone off-road out in nature and experienced the highs and lows of a Jeep jumping up and down with a change of speed? You can try dirt roads or open nature in these scenic safari adventures. It is guaranteed fun – so bring your lover, family or friends and let’s drive and ride! Free with Cappadocia Travel Pass®


Turkish Night Dinner with folk and belly dance show

Belly dancing culture goes back to the Ottoman Times. How about we experience some local traditional music and cuisine all in one fun dancing night in Cappadocia? You will watch the famous “tossing the belly” and even get up to dance yourself! It will be a night to remember. Free with Cappadocia Travel Pass®


Horseback riding

Go through the valleys and magical chimneys. See the balloon rides. Explore the views and sense the peace. Horses are well-trained and are guaranteed to provide you with a mystical ride through the valleys. Free with Cappadocia Travel Pass®


Ihlara Valley tour

The Ihlara Valley was formed by volcanic activity and is a magnificent canyon with a depth of around 100 meters and 10 km in length. A day out at the Ihlara Valley is really a fantastic experience for nature, hiking and history lovers. After the parking area, you will see that there are many stairs J to descend down to the hiking part, which will then take an additional 4 km where you will see hidden churches. It can be tiring but it’s worth it even if you complete some parts of it. Free with Cappadocia Travel Pass®



Zipline adventure over the river

Come over, outdoor adventure lovers! Zipline is truly a thrilling activity that will give you that feeling of rush that you needed. You will see the scenic nature underneath you and it will feel a bit like flying! If you haven’t tried it before, it’s truly a heart pumper, and if you have, you need to do it again over in Cappadocia! Free with Cappadocia Travel Pass®


Wine-making experience

Explore the special variety of regional Cappadocia and Turkish wines in a private setting. Especially if you are looking for natural house wines, Cappadocia is a must-visit! Cappadocia’s wine culture dates back to 3000 BC. There have even been wine festivals dating back many, many years.

Make sure to take time from hot air balloon or ATVS rides and visit the local wineries and make & taste their wine. The flavours will take you to places unmatched by any of the other activities. Free with Cappadocia Travel Pass®


Sultan’s Turkish Bath (Urgup Hamam) experience

A day at the Turkish bath is guaranteed to relax your mind and body – a soothing holiday at its maximum. The hot bathrooms are designed to provide the guests with the most tranquil experience. As you sweat your pores will open up- then you will be scrubbed to take the dead skin away. You can also get massages from professional masseuses. This activity will take all the stress away and make you feel reborn. Don’t leave Cappadocia without trying the Sultan’s Turkish Bath! Discounted with Cappadocia Travel Pass®


Romantic gondola tour on the Red River