Ihlara Tour; Goreme Panorama, Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley Hiking, Belisirma Lunch,   Yaprakhisar Panorama, Selime Monastry, Pigeon Valley.

   Red Tour; Goreme Open Air Museum, Rose Valley Hiking, Cavusin Old Village, Pasabag Fairy Chimneys, Avanos Pottery Demonstration, Devrent Valley, Cappadocia Wine Factory, Uchisar.

   Off the Beaten Track; We arrange also private tours just ask us and we will give you the details.

    Ballooning in Cappadocia
A hot-air balloon flight is unique from all other experiences of flight as there is no sensation of motion. Travelling at heights of up to 1500 feet, the feeling is one of peace and tranquility. The earth slowly descends and rotates below you. Within moments after lifting off you become at ease while you effortlessly drift over the treetops and the spectacular Cappadocian landscape. It is like a dream to gently float over the countryside in complete harmony with your surroundings.

The deep canyons and lush fertile valleys of Cappadocia provide our balloons with an ideal playground for a unique and memorable flight; gentle winds carry us over places that could never be reached except by balloon. Ballooning can be such fun! In season we can even pick apricots from the trees!


About the ballooning; This is one of the nices things to do in Kappadokia. İt start in the morning 05.00 thay pick you up from the hotel and bring you to one of the valleys, when they give air to the balloon you will get information about the ballooning and they offer tee, coffee and cakes.After when you enter the basket they take you 900 m up in the air and you will see the sunrice from the balloon.After the balloon will go deep of the valleys very softely. The flight  last one hour, and after the landing they offer a glas of champagna and a diploma for the flight. The seanery from the air is very beautiful and different from the ground.You will bee back at the pension about 07.00 – 07.30

There are different companyes and different prices for the ballooning.
Please Contact Us for more information booking@anatoliacaves.com
If you book through us we can give you discount.

Just tell us wich flight you want, and we will make the reservation. We recomand you to do the reservation in advance, because to bee sure you will have a place.

   Activities
    Balloon Tours
    Bicycle Tours
    Trekking Tours
    Jeep Safari Tours
    Horse Riding Tours
    Whirling Dervishes Ceremony
    Car, motorbike, Quad and bicycle rental
    Turkish folk night
    Visit to the hamam (Turkish bath)
    Airport transfers

 
    Information About Cappadocia

    The geological formation of Cappadocia is anatural wonder of our world and is the result of two         contradicting natural forces. One of these forces is the volcanic outspurts of the region which led to itscoverage with lava, ashes, tuff, and volcanic residue. The second force then is the territorial erosion that started after the volcanic build up was over.

The Taurus Mountains of south Anatolia emerged at the Tertiary stage of the geological development just like the European Alps have been (65-2 million years prior to our time). In this stage of "mountain building", deep crevasses and subsidences occurred in central Anatoila. The molten rock (magma) at the earth's core emerged to the surface through these crevasses and formed the volcanoes of Erciyes, Develi, Melendiz and Keçiboyduran. These volcanoes formed a volcano chain paralel to the Taurus mountains and strong erruptions followed. The volcanic lava, ashes and tuff moved slowly towards the subsidences of the region and covered the formerly shaped hills and valleys, thus turning the whole region into the huge plateau we see now.

The reasons of the erosion whish rendered Cappadocia its present scenery have been the winds, the rivers, and the rains. The other factors of the scenic formation of Cappadocia are the climate of the region with its sharp temperature changes, and the melting snow of the mountains. These sharp changes in temperature gave way to splits in the rocks which were filled up with rain water. As these crevasses froze in winter, the rocks cracked and seperatedd., but the main factors of erosion have been the rains and the rivers. The Nevsehir and Damsa streams which flow into the Kizilirmak river played the major role in the formation of the famous cappadocian valleys. Particularly the area between Nevsehir, Avanos, and Ürgüp, Where the thickness of the tuffs in the old valleys reached almost a hundred meters, got extremely affected by erosions. The rain waters filled uq the crevasses on the surface of the plateau and gave birth to the streams and rivers. The volcanic residues and the eroded earth got carried away by the rivers which sometimes cut the volcanic surface so sharply, that seperate hills came into existence.

 
Göreme

Göreme has the most beautiful setting in Cappadocia, the hotels and pensions fade into the village and the village fades into the fairy chimneys, hills and valleys.

Göreme has seen many changes particularly over the last 20 years as tourism has developed in the area. Nevertheless this small town still has a thriving community working the fields tucked away between the fairy chimneys and carrying on community seasonal activities such as autumn harvest of pumpkin seeds and the preparation of pekmez (made of wine) and village bread to see them through the long winter months. In Göreme you can see the old and new Turkey side by side (my personal favorite is the donkey tied up for a rest outside the Internet Cafe) and as you wander through the winding village streets you will probably be invited to to the tea in one of the ancient cave houses still lived in by local families. Göreme has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere but there is cafe society and nightlife in the center of the village for those who fancy something more lively.

There is plenty to see in Göreme itself, and that famous Göreme Open Air Museum is just up the road, but Göreme also makes an ideal base from which to explore the rest of Cappadocia. Walking maps are available and just about every other form of transport can be hired (including camels for the really adventurous) for longer trips and tours. There is a wide variety of accommodation available in Göreme from basic camp sites right up to the beautiful Ataman Hotel, set at the edge of the old village in the Uzundere valley and offering a complete range of service in a traditional setting.

 

 
 

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