Best Daily Tours & Excursions in Cappadocia for 2024

Cappadocia is famous for its natural beauties, fairy chimneys, rock-cut houses, open air museum and historical sites. Attending to daily tours and excursions in Cappadocia is one of the best things to do in Cappadocia and also the best way to discover, experience and enjoy the secrets and wonders of Cappadocia.

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Cappadocia’s Popular Excursions & Best Tours

Typical Daily tours and excursions in Cappadocia mostly include hotel pick-up & drop off service, transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle, professional and licensed tourist guide, lunch at a local restaurant, museum entrance fees and parking fees.

If you want to experience the wonders of Cappadocia on vehicles or horses, than you should take the 4×4 off-road safari, ATV or Quad safari, horse safari tours.

Hot Air Ballon Tours

No visit to Cappadocia would be complete without a ride in the hot balloons! Watching more than 150 balloons taking off at sunrise will be a unique scene you’ll never forget. Hot air balloon ride is one of the most attended tours in Cappadocia. The Cappadocia hot air balloon tour also considered as one of the most interesting and exciting attractions in the world.

When you decide to take your place in that beauty, no matter which company you choose, ensure to make a reservation for your balloon ride. There are plenty of on-site/online companies that can guide you through.

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Sightseeing Tours

If you want to discover the popular sights, fairy chimneys, valleys, underground cities and the most beautiful spots of Cappadocia, than you should take take the sightseeing tours in Cappadocia.

There are three main sightseeing tours available in Cappadocia: the Red Tour, the Green Tour, and the Blue Blue Tour. Each tour covers different areas and attractions of the region, and choosing the right tour can make a big difference in your experience.

Red Tour

The Red Tour is the most popular tour in Cappadocia, and it covers the highlights of the region. A popular way to explore this fascinating destination is by taking one of the many sightseeing tours available, such as the Cappadocia Red Tour. It is a full-day tour, usually starting at 9 am and ending at 5 pm.

The tour covers popular attractions such as Goreme Open Air Museum, Pasabag, Devrent Valley, and Avanos. The tour also includes a visit to a pottery factory where you can see how the famous Cappadocian pottery is made. One of the best daily tours in Cappadocia.

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The Cappadocia Red Tour is a great option for those who want to see the top sights of Cappadocia in a convenient and informative way, and in a single day.

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Green Tour

The Green Tour is a bit more off the beaten path and covers attractions that are less visited by tourists. It is a full-day tour and starts at 9 am and ends at 5 pm.

The tour covers places such as Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley, Selime Monastery, and the Pigeon Valley. This tour is ideal for those who want to explore the less crowded and more natural parts of Cappadocia.

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The Cappadocia Green Tour is an excellent choice for those who want to experience the best of Cappadocia’s natural and historical sites in a single day.

  1. Green (South) Tour Cappadocia (small group)
  2. Cappadocia Green Tour (Pro Guide, Tickets, Lunch, Transfer incl)
  3. South Cappadocia Green Tour with Trekking in Ihlara Valley
  4. Cappadocia Green Tour – All-inclusive
  5. Cappadocia: Green Tour with Lunch, Guide, and Entry Tickets
  6. Cappadocia: Small-Group Guided Green Tour with Lunch
  7. Cappadocia: Green Tour – Ihlara Valley & Underground City
  8. Cappadocia Green Tour (VIP Service, Small group, Expert Guide)

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Blue Tour

The Blue Tour is a full-day guided tour that takes visitors to some of the lesser-known sights of Cappadocia.

The tour covers the central and southern parts of Cappadocia, including the towns of Soganli, Sahinefendi, and Mustafapasa. The tour also includes stops at some of the area’s most impressive valleys, including the Gomeda Valley and the Soysallar Valley.

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The Cappadocia Blue Tour is an excellent choice for those looking for a relaxed and off-the-beaten-path experience. With visits to small villages, less crowded valleys, and local craftsmen, the tour is a perfect way to experience the heart and soul of Cappadocia.

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Outdoors & Adventure Tours

ATV & Quad Bike Safari Tour

One of the most adventurous outdoor sports activities in Cappadocia is the opportunity for you to rent an ATV or Quad Bike! Join an ATV – Quad Bike tour group and go rolling through the valleys and wetlands.

ATV and Quad Bike safari is made with the powerful quad motors along the unique Cappadocia landscape. You may experience the powerful quad motor ride and drive on the brand new quads along the outstanding natural scenery of Cappadocia.

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Horse Safari Tour

If the ATV is a bit too much excitement for you, instead head over to one of the area Horse Ranches. Prior to riding you will receive a training and will be accompanied by a guide. Cappadocia is also known as the “land of beautiful horses” and this attraction is live at the horse farms between Avanos and Goreme is an unforgettable experience in Cappadocia. One of the best daily tours in Cappadocia.

However, these horses have also had a lot of experience and know the routes! Enjoy an exhilarating yet peaceful outing and the perfect way to witness these natural wonders without disturbing their unspoiled beauty. Amid an incredible landscape of imposing rock formations, riders can look over valley and enjoy the companionship of both their friends or family and the horses.

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4×4 Off-Road Jeep Safari Tour

You may experience the travelling on dirt, dust and stone paved roads, canyon paths, the scenic lunar hills, red valley, having the adventure of safari in the company of the heaven nature and tracks on the safari.

If you want to take as much advantage as possible of the incredible countryside views, natural beauties, fairy chimneys, rock-cut houses, Cappadocia surroundings and nearby villages and breathtaking scenery, than head out on a Cappadocia 4×4 Off-Road Safari.

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Entertainment & Leisure Tours

Wine tasting for a Day

The local winemakers are waiting for you in the heart of Cappadocia to share with you the secrets of the regional wines with a fantastic wine tasting day out.

Want to know the tidbits about “How is wine tested?” and learn more about its quality with confidence? Then, you’re on the right page! Doing it in the magical Cappadocia area, blended with culture, history, art, and many more perks, will give you unforgettable memories you will carry all your life.

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Ceramics & Pottery for a Day

Another enjoyable activity of Cappadocia is making hand-crafted pottery in Avanos, with a pottery workshop on every corner where the artists generally practice their father’s profession. You, too, can make one and take it with you. Immerse yourself in the secrets of the traditional pottery workshops and demonstrations. The ancestral techniques and know-how of the craftsmen workshop will show you all the secrets.

In the small town of Avanos, visitors can learn the ancient art form from master potters who employ traditional tools and techniques to create stunning works. The workshops are called ‘Chez’ and offer classes throughout the day.

Classes are typically around half a day in length and include everything from clay preparation to decorating glazing. At the end of the session, you can take your unique creations home with you as mementos of your time spent in magical Cappadocia.

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Turkish Night for a Day

Turkish Night Show is not just another tour to Cappadocia but a unique cultural tour to give you a feeling about Turkish culture, food, hospitality, and entertainment! Enjoy a performance at one of the local restaurants, showcasing the tradition of Turkish nights. The evening consists of dinner, drinking, and dancing, accompanied by traditional live music. Guests will be treated to traditional folk dances, such as the infamous whirling dervishes.

You will have the perfect chance to end your day in a cave restaurant, witnessing the authentic Turkish culture harmonized with gorgeous dances with belly dancers and mini-sketches that you’ve been looking forward to for a long time!

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Whirling Dervishes for a Day

Suppose you would like to add some spice to your cultural trip and experience a different perspective on life and spirituality with the Whirling Dervish Ceremony (Mevlevi Culture Tours). In that case, this majestic tour is for you. The one-hour show will gift you this unforgettable mystical, magical, and fascinating experience!

An exquisite whirling dervish show in an enchanting atmosphere accompanied by live mysticism music intertwined with history, enabling you to listen to your soul!

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Photo Shooting for a Day

Taking photos is one of the favorite activities of visitors of all ages and will become even more enjoyable in Cappadocia’s eye-catching landscapes. Cappadocia’s photography tours will provide a service beyond your expectations for those who need help to reflect the magical atmosphere of Cappadocia in the frame or think they need a better photographer.

Let’s immortalize the fairy-tale image of Cappadocia, one of our natural and historical heritages in the central Anatolia of Turkey with its unique and rich nature and beauty.

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Gourmet Tour & Cooking Class for a Day

Through Gourmet Tour & Cooking Class for a Day in Cappadocia, you’ll feel the incredible balance between the fabulous traditional food and the fascinating history of Cappadocia, heading back to your hotel after a unique and unforgettable experience.

This food tour is an authentic opportunity to find out why Cappadocia is so unique in the hearts of its visitors. Like other cities in Turkey, Cappadocia has its ethnic cuisines with exotic flavors. Cappadocia’s kitchen is based on the cuisine prepared in Central Anatolian of Turkey, with legumes, vegetables, and red meat, which will stay on your palate for a long time.

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Carpet Tour for a Day

Cappadocia is a National Historic Site of Central Anatolia of Turkey, where carpet weaving survived from the Byzantine times in Cappadocia, and it’s still popular in Ürgüp and Avanos. In contrast, rug weaving is more common in Kozaklı, Selime, and Gülşehir. Motifs are seen in almost all of them and are heavily influenced by their surroundings.

These unique visits are reminders of the Turkish heritage, allowing you to step back in time to explore and learn more about the carpet art and history. Walk around them, and feel the fabric. Your expert guide will be on hand to help you dive into history with the marvelous colorful carpets. Please note that there will also be shopping opportunities in the carpet stores on the site if you decide to purchase one.

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If youʻre visiting Cappadocia for the first time, we have you covered. Below are some of the top recommendations, tours and experiences!

Some useful info

  • Cappadocia is the name of the region situated in the middle of Turkey. It is mostly known by the three popular towns of Goreme, Urgup and Uchisar but actually it is the name of the very big region spread through the cities of Nevsehir, Kirsehir, Nigde, Aksaray and Kayseri.
  • If you are first-time visitor, want to get familiar, please read our Cappadocia for first timers guide.
  • If you are not sure how to travel, please read our Traveling to Cappadocia guide.
  • If you don't know where to stay, please read our Where to Stay in Cappadocia guide for regions, and Accommodation guide for hotels.
  • If it is hard to plan your days, please read our Ideal 3-Days Cappadocia itinerary.

Top Attractions & Sights

There are 6 must do and see in Cappadocia that you won't want to miss!

  1. Hot Air Balloon Rides (the most exciting attractions in the world)
  2. Goreme Open Air Museum (some best-preserved examples of Byzantine rock-cut architecture and frescoes in the world)
  3. Pasabag Monks Valley (one of the most popular fairy chimneys areas)
  4. Uchisar Castle (highest point, the biggest fairy chimney)
  5. Derinkuyu Underground City (one of the largest underground cities in the world, 8th century BC)
  6. Ihlara Valley (fantastic canyon with a depth of about 100 mt. and 14 km. length)

Tip-1: One of the best ways to explore Cappadocia is by taking a sightseeing tour, so that you can cover all the top sights. Three main sightseeing tours available: Red Tour (covers the highlights of the region), Green Tour (best of natural and historical sites), and Blue Tour (lesser-known sights, off-the-beaten-path experience)

Tip-2: Private Tours are also good choice within a well-planned and custom itinerary along with a private vehicle, driver and professional guide. Great for those who don't have a car or don't know the region well.

For leisure activities we'd recommend 2 must-take attractions! Don't miss! Wine Tasting and Photo Shooting