EXCEPTIONAL SHORE EXPERIENCES in CAPPADOCIA
Let you spirit soar with an unforgettable Balloon adventure over CAPPADOCIA’s Magical Landscape with an early bird departure from your cave hotel, you will be driven to the most celebrated balloon company’s site in Cappadocia, to start your hot-air-balloon ride, hailing the slowly rising sun, with the excitement of seeing from above the lunar landscape and the farthest “Fairy Chimneys” of the vast region of Cappadocia, as if you are in a “Fantastic Dream”.
The highest safety standards of the fleet of luxury balloon and equipment, that we book exclusively for our esteemed guests, are of world quality to ensure the comfort of our guests with a lovely touch of luxury, as they are transferred privately back to their hotel where a sumptuous open buffet breakfast is waiting for you before you are ready for a new day in Cappadocia, with other “fun” experiences and wonderful cultural “surprises” for “Art Work Creators and Wine Lovers”.
Your bilingual expert guide of the Cappadocia region will privately escort you today as you visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, under the protection of UNESCO, as one of the Turkey’s World Heritage Sites, with two thousand years of history of early Christians having built underground cities with decorated churches. The remarkably well preserved underground site today continues to create an unforgettable experience for International visitors.
You will then continue to AVANOS village of the region where you will meet with one of the most colorful personalities of Cappadocia, the Old Master of Pottery, at his primitive atelier that he built personally in labyrinth like caves of the village, where earth is soft and reddish in color – an ideal raw material for the area’s traditional business of pottery making. The Famous Old master will show you how to use his old fashioned kick-wheel, if you wish to produce your own pottery item then and there, with your name on work of art that you personally just created.
A delicious lunch will be served at one of the local Turkish home restaurants celebrated for the taste of their local dishes made up of fresh vegetables that they grow in their own gardens.
In the afternoon, you will discover that Cappadocia is a heaven for wine lovers, being one of the oldest vine yard regions in the World. You will be welcomed by the TURASAN Family’s third generation in charge of the main producing center of Cappadocia, as every bottle of wine is made with great care and attention to protecting their famous quality and taste in Turkey.
You will visit their underground wine collars, stocking their wine barrels that will eventually be bottled into ONE MILLION bottles for the local and International markets. Upstairs, you will enjoy their wine tasting ceremony of red-white and rose TURASAN wines, together with the best of local cheese.
Before you say good-bye to TURASAN’s warm hospitality prior to your transfer back to your hotel, you will be presented with a bottle of selected wine with UTS’s Compliments.
To book this tour, please contact UTS – Turkey Team