DAY 1 Meet the guide at the Airport, and transfer to Cappadocia. Upon arrival to Nevşehir, C/in the hotel, very selective one.
DAY 2 Ride from Avanos to Sarihidir, a tiny fishing village on the Red River, where you’ll stop for tea in a local cafe. Continue on to Sarihan, a beautifully restored 13th Century caravanseri, for lunch. In the afternoon ride amongst Cappadocia´s famed fairy chimneys to Zelve, Pasabagi and Çavusin, where the horses will overnight. After leaving the horses, visit the Göreme Open Air Museum to see the awe-inspiring painted churches built by exiled Christians during the Roman era.
DAY 3 Ride from Avanos to Özkönak where you’ll visit one of Cappadocia´s largest underground cities. Return over Ziyaretdagi Mountain to Avanos. Upon return, if you’d like, you can visit a local pottery factory to enjoy the art form for which Avanos has been well known since the time of the Hittites.
DAY 4 Ride from Çavusin through the tranquil White Valley to Uçhisar for lunch beneath the town’s impressive rock fortress. After lunch ride along the Pigeon Valley with thousands of natural dovecotes carved into its cliffs, then down an breathtaking trail into the bustling village of Göreme. Continue back to Çavusin to leave the horses before heading back to the hotel.
DAY 5 Ride through the Göreme and Zemi Valleys to Ortahisar, where you’ll eat lunch. . If you have the energy, you can climb to the top of Ortahisar´s craggy rock fortress for a beautiful view. Continue on through fertile apricot groves in the Pancarlik Valley, to Mustafapasa where you’ll spend the night in a restored Greek house and enjoy an exquisite home-cooked meal.
DAY 6 From Mustafapasa ride through the charming village of Ürgüp and then enjoy a long, exhilarating ride through the Red and Rose Valleys on to Çavusin and Avanos. Late lunch in a local restaurant then a free afternoon for shopping or a much-deserved Turkish bath. Final dinner at the hotel.
DAY 7 Transfer to the airport for the morning flight to back to home with full of energy and dozens of good memories, may be the plans for the next holiday…
Ps. The program can be suited depending on your time.
Traditional Turkish Nights