Activities

SHUTTLE SERVICES

We can arrange shuttle bus transfers for all domestic flights to / from Cappadocia (Kayseri and Nevşehir airport), but cannot accept passengers that are not on their list and booked in advance. Our driver will be waiting for you at the exit door of the discharge, washing a sign bearing your name. If your flight is delayed, it will wait for you. We can make reservations for Cappadocia connection and two-way transfers. The transfer is easy! Send an e-mail to info@shoestringcave.com with your transfer request, flight number and number of people arriving. We will book your transfer and inform you by e-mail.

BALLOON TOUR

Your hot air balloon tour experience begins as you are collected by a luxurious vehicle from your hotel. You are then transferred to one of the ten different launch sites that have been carefully selected for you in order to achieve the optimum flight path. At the launch site you will have the opportunity to sit back and enjoy a delicious breakfast snack while you experience the inflation of the balloon. Once your pilot has completed the final checks and you have been given a general flight and safety briefing, it is time for the true magic to begin! Once your expert pilot lifts you off into the air, allow the peace and tranquility to wash over you. As the gentle winds carry you away, be enchanted by an unforgettable journey over the extraordinary rock formations that were created by a volcanic eruption more than 3 million years ago. During your balloon flight, you will have the opportunity to experience flying at varied heights from tree-top level - where you will enjoy contour flying at low levels amongst the infamous ‘Fairy Chimneys’, and through the canyons and ancient valleys (for which the weather in Cappadocia is uniquely suited), to an average altitude of up to 2000 feet (600 meters): the perfect vantage point to experience the majesty and timeless beauty that is Cappadocia. Once you have landed, celebrate in style with a glass of Champagne - a hot air ballooning tradition! And before you are transferred back to your hotel, your pilot will present you with personalized flight certificate to commemorate your day.

TURKISH BATH

Turkish bath also known as Hamam is a traditional kind of wellnes , the ground techniques and skills comes out of the Seljuk and Ottoman empire, the reason to do it in Cappadocia is that you can enjoy the cave atmosphere in a modern wellness spa ambiance .

TURKISH NIGHT SHOW CAPPADOCIA

Cappadocia in Turkey's Central Anatolia region is stunning by day and mysterious by night. In addition to the hopping nightlife in the small tourist towns of Avanos and Uchisar, some restaurants in the region offer "Turkish Nights" tours. In a real cave you will have a change to get to know about Turkish Culture. Whirling dervishes, folk dancers and belly dancer will take you to a different time in history.

SOUTH(GREEN) CAPPADOCIA TOUR

Ortahisar Panorama Ortahisar means "middle castle," and as its name implies, it is central among the Cappadocian towns of Goreme, Urgup, Uchisar and Nevsehir. Ortahisar Castle offers a magnificent panorama over the fairy chimneys of Hallacdere and the snowy peak of Mount Erciyes. Mustafapasha Old Greek Village In Mustafapaşa you can discover the beautifully carved facades and old doors as well as the typical central Anatolian village life which carries on unchanged as it has done for centuries. Mustafapaşa had a largely Greek population in Ottoman times. Turks and Greeks lived side by side, and the sound of church bells mingled with the call to prayer from the mosque. Keslik Monastery About 200 monks once lived at this rock-cut Byzantine monastery complex amid its labyrinth caverns, which include living quarters, refectory and kitchen. Above is the main 13th-century chapel with an interior covered in blackened frescoes. Taskinpasha Madrasah Taskinpasa Madrasah is located only 20 km from Urgüp on the way to Soganli Valley. It was an Islamic School which was built by Karamanoglu Dynasty in the middle of 14’th century. This building which one distinguished samples of Karaman art havent destructed and maintained their existance. After the restoration which has held recently, the medresseh is still being used as a library. Sobesos Ancient City Sobesos Ancient City in Sahinefendi Village is located quite remote to the main sights in Cappadocia en route to Soganli Valley. The ancient city was discovered by some treasure-hunters working in the fields in 2002. Today, you can see the only Roman Ancient City in Cappadocia with the help of researches and excavations. Sobesos despite its small size is one part of this large collection and since the city walls have not yet been discovered. Soganli Valley and Cave Churches Soganli is the one of the more interesting valleys of Cappadocia. Not only does it have historical value,gorgeous landscapes and cave churches. Most of cave churches date from the 9th to 13th centuries, although settlement by mankind actually first took place during the Roman era. Turkey’s most famous abandoned village is perhaps Kayakoy on the Mediterranean coast but Soganli also has that eerie vibe, that makes you wonder if the ghosts of earlier residents still lives on. Derinkuyu Underground City Derinkuyu is one of the largest underground cities in the world. Located in Turkey’s Cappadocia region, it’s one of over 200 subterranean cities that were carved into the volcanic rock. In fact, Derinkuyu is connected to some of these subterranean settlements by tunnels that run for miles. Pigeon Valley This stunning valley has unique rock formations known as Fairy Chimneys, which rise high from the valley floor like chimneys & are dotted in their tops with birdhouses. Onyx Workshop Onyx is a natural volcanic stone of the agate family; much of it is mined in Cappadocia. It has a long history of use for hardstone carving and jewellery. Onyx comes in varying colours and quality (green is the best quality, followed by beige). A translucent stone marbled with concentric veins, it is crafted by local artisans into all sorts of decorative objects and jewellery. You can find turtles and dolphins,vases and bowls, chess sets, earrings, many different ideas for a present to bring back from Cappadocia, and at very reasonable prices. Göreme Panorama Close to Goreme in Cappadocia, there is a zone called Panoramic View. In the event that you are around there, then certainly try to go. It gives you sees over the entire of Goreme and if travel photography is your thing, you can ensure that you will wind up with some honor winning pictures.

NORTH(RED) CAPPADOCIA TOUR

Goreme Open Air Museum We will begin at the Goreme Open Air Museum, an impressive collection of monasteries, churches and chapels that date back to the Middle Ages. It served as an important Christian centre of learning and its religious buildings still exhibit elaborate and beautifully preserved frescoes. Uchisar Castle Uçhisar is the best place to have a full view of all Cappadocia valleys the village. The panorama of the surrounding area is lovely. You will see the Uchisar Castle and the surrounding ancient houses; the scenery is beautiful; the ancient houses are hollowed out into the rocks and form amazing shapes. Pasabag – Monks Valley We will then have time to explore the Monks Valley, famed for its three-headed fairy chimneys. This region of is also known as Pasabag, or ‘Pasha’s Vineyard’, as its stunning earth pillars are located within a vineyard. Devrent Valley After a short drive we will stop in the Devrent Valley, famed for its lunar-like landscape of small, pointed fairy chimneys. We will take the time to explore the valley and witness some of its most unusual rock formations. Love Valley Love is a universal word, after all, and there is nothing that could be considered remarkable in its resemblance to the female equivalent of these enormous formations in the area. Love Valley harbours and encompasses incredible sights from the canyons below the vineyards and orchards leading to gigantic fairy chimneys Avanos Pottery workshop Our final destination is the small town of Avanos, home to a terracotta industry that dates back to 3000BC. The clay is sourced from the Red River which passes through the town and we will have the opportunity to visit a traditional pottery workshop and see how it is crafted first-hand.

JEEP SAFARI TOURS

One of the best way to enjoy the cappadocian lanscapes are with jeeps , you get enough adventure ,fun and view of the terrain . There are two ways of jeep excursion , half day an full day . The half day trip starts around 10:00 untill 13:00 or 13:00 untill 16:00 , the full day version includes lunch and goes from 16:00 - 19:00 o'clock.

ATV TOUR

A great way to get right off the beaten track! Take a half or full-day guided tour through the most beautiful of Cappadocia's spectacular rock-cut valleys on a sturdy ATV (quad) bike. These tours are a great activity option for those seeking a few hours of fun and adventure outdoors. ATVs provide an opportunity for great sight-seeing, as one is enabled to roam the hills, valleys, dunes, and trails of Cappadocia. A variety of ATV tours, lasting from 2 to 8 hours, are available. All tours include a professional, local guide. The guide will follow you with another ATV. The two hours tour is the most common. ATVs are also available for daily rentals. Our All Terrain Vehicles are extremely easy to use, as they are fully automatic, so no experience is necessary. The tracks you will be riding on are carefully laid out to be challenging, but not frightening.

HORSE TOUR

The best way to see the spectacular rock formations, ancient vineyards and abundant orchards of Cappadocia is from the saddle of an Anatolian horse! The ancient Persian was named Cappadocia, “Katpatuka”, means “Land of Beautiful Horses” and for thousands of years the many settlers of this region have explored the remote valleys and canyons on horseback.

NOSTALGIC CAR

Our Classic Car is at your service for photo shoot. We have started a new event where you can enjoy fairy chimneys by our nostalgic car. You can do sunset tour with this amazing car. You can do sunrise tour with this car and you can see the balloon flights. To enjoy Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia with our Nostalgic Car, please contact us.

SALT LAKE TOUR

The Salt Lake is the second largest lake after Van Lake, the size of the huge lake is 1500 sq. km, what gives an amazing view of an salt desert. But more interesting is that there are around 22 very healthy minerals which are good for problems as eczema, rheumatism, joint pain, foot fungus, and foot odor even the bad electricitie sirculate thrue the salt minerals. Mud and salt bath are few of the reasons why people are visiting the Salt Lake. We offer you the chance to visit this unbeliveble beautiful place in an daily excursion, enjoy it .