You could spend weeks in Cappadocia exploring the vast valleys of this UNESCO World Heritage area with their weird and wonderful rock sculptures, hidden early-Byzantine churches, and honey-combed rock citadels. If you don't have loads of time though, there are plenty of tours and activities that can help you make the most of your time here.

Hot Air Ballooning
Every morning (weather dependent) hot air balloons take off in the valleys surrounding Göreme.  It is the ultimate aerial thrill and allows you incredible panoramic vistas over this geological marvel of a landscape.  
Prices vary between companies and it is better to book in advance to secure a place.  Please email us to help find the right flight for you.

Horse riding
A horse riding tour is a great, environmentally friendly way to explore the surrounding valleys of Göreme. Available for all levels and  we are happy to help with bookings for a ride anywhere from one hour to a full day.



If you are short on time, a day tour is a great way to get an overall snapshot of Cappdoccia. 
Two of the most popular tours are the Red  and the Green tours. The Red tour takes in the local area of Goreme and the surrounding villages. Highlights include the Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar Castle and Avanos Village.The Green Tour takes you a little further away making it easy to visit both Derinkuyu Underground City,  Ihlara Valley  and Selime monastery in one day.There are a range of other tours also available which include some less visited sights of Cappadoccia. 
Please contact us for more information about your tour options while in Goreme.


Goreme is the ideal spot to base yourself and explore the surrounding valleys on foot. We are avid hikers at Taskonak and whether you feel like a one hour stroll or a more challenging all day hike, we can point you in the right direction. We are happy to help arrange a tour for you if you prefer to go with a guide, or if you want to independently explore, we can give you one of our famous hand drawn maps, guaranteed to lead you to some hidden treasures.


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