Goreme Valley tours

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Goreme Valley | Nature's masterpiece in Cappadocia

Goreme Valley is a unique region in Cappadocia steeped in history and brimming with natural beauty. The blend of outwardly rock formations with quaint ancient villages, intertwined roads, and a plethora of exciting activities against the stunning backdrop of Cappadocia make Goreme Valley an unmissable attraction. Read on to learn all about the Goreme Valley tours, different activities in the region, your stay and dining options, and other nearby attractions. 

Why visit Goreme Valley?

Why visit Goreme Valley?
  • Unique terrain: The landscape of Goreme Valley is dotted with whimsical fairy chimneys, ancient cave dwellings, and rocky outcrops sculpted over centuries by wind and water. 
  • Rich history and culture: Goreme Valley boasts a rich tapestry of history and culture with ancient cave churches, monasteries, and underground cities, bearing testament to its storied past. Don't forget to explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Göreme Open-Air Museum.
  • Charming villages: Surrounding Goreme Valley are quaint ancient villages where you can wander through the cobbled streets and discover hidden gems tucked away in the labyrinthine alleys.
  • Hot air balloon ride: Perhaps the most iconic experience in Goreme Valley is floating above its stunning terrain on a Cappadocia hot air balloon flight. Glide gently over fairy chimneys and immense valleys as the sun paints the sky with hues of orange and pink.
  • Outdoor activities: Adventure enthusiasts will find plenty to thrill them in Goreme Valley. From hiking through the surreal landscapes of Love Valley to horseback riding amidst fairy chimneys, the options are endless.

Which Goreme Valley tour is best for you?

Goreme Valley tickets

If you want to explore Goreme Valley

Go for: Red tour or Car safari
Duration: 2-7 hours
Guide: A professional guide on the Red tour and a driver and photographer on the car safari

  • Book these tours to explore the historical wonders and natural marvels of Goreme Valley.
  • Explore the iconic sites of Goreme Valley and visit the Zelve Open-Air Museum with an expert guide on the Red tour, or go on a thrilling car safari with an opportunity for a fun photoshoot in traditional dresses.

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If you want to relax

Go for: Hammam & Spa tickets
Duration: 2 hours
Guide: No

  • The private historical hammam bath offers a tranquil retreat, allowing you to unwind and rejuvenate amidst the valley's natural beauty. Indulge in massages and steam rooms and try body peels, seaweed facemasks, and more.
  • Experiencing the traditional Turkish hammam culture adds a cultural dimension to your relaxation journey in Goreme Valley.
  • Enjoy round-trip transportation and Turkish coffee with your spa experience.

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If you want to explore Cappadocia from the sky

Go for: Cappadocia hot air balloon tours
Duration: 1-2 hours
Guide: No

  • Go for an unforgettable adventure above the breathtaking landscapes of Cappadocia on a hot air balloon ride. 
  • Whether you opt for the classic Cappadocia Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Tour with Breakfast or choose the option over Soganli Valley or Fairy Chimneys, you're guaranteed a unique perspective on the region's ancient history and modern charm. 

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If you want to go on adventures

Go for: Jeep safari, Camel safari, or Horseback riding tours
Duration: 2-2.5 hours
Guide: Yes

  • Gearing up for an adventure in Goreme Valley? Zoom through rugged terrain and hidden paths in a private jeep safari, glide through the valleys with elegance on horseback, or go on a slow-paced and serene camel ride - all the while exploring different yet equally charming regions of Goreme Valley.
  • Accompanied by an experienced guide, you'll gain insights into Cappadocia's rich history, the significance of the unique rock formations, and much more.

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Cancelation Policy

Goreme Valley tours can be canceled 24 hours before the experience begins.

What to do in Goreme Valley?

Cappadocia hot air balloon tour

Cappadocia hot air balloon tour

Millions of tourists flock to Cappadocia to soak in the mesmerizing views of the region on a comfortable hot air balloon flight. Rise above the unique subterranean region and enjoy the beautiful sunset with your friends and family. 

Cappadocia hot air balloon watching tour

Cappadocia hot air balloon watching tour

Go on a hot air balloon watching tour if you are afraid of heights but want to enjoy the stunning Cappadocian sky filled with colored hot air balloons. Enjoy a complimentary 2-hour professional photoshoot against the scenic backdrop. 

Red tour, Cappadocia

Red tour, Cappadocia

The comprehensive red tour includes a visit to some of the most iconic sites of Cappadocia, including the historical Uchisar Castle, the beautiful Love Valley and Pasabag Fairy Chimneys, the famous Zelve Open Air Museum, and much more.

Horseback riding in Cappadocia

Horseback riding

Explore the Goreme Valley and its surroundings on a beautiful horse. Head out during sunrise, sunset, or any time in between to explore the region while capturing some of the best views of the Cappadocian scenery.

Cappadocia Car safari

Car safari

The Car Safari is one of the best ways to explore the gorgeous Goreme Valley and other nearby attractions, including the Love, Rose, and Red Valley. Enjoy the ride in a classic vintage car and make a stop for a photo shoot with an expert photographer wearing a chic rental dress, all included in your tour.

Cappadocia Hammam Bath and Spa

Hammam Bath and Spa

While Goreme and Cappadocia have no shortage of exciting outdoor experiences, these activities can get a bit tiring. What could be a better way to relax and rejuvenate than a traditional Hammam Bath and Spa? Let traditional Turkish massage techniques work their magic as you sit back and unwind.

Camel ride in Cappadocia

Camel ride

Go on an adventurous camel ride and explore the Silk Road and caravanserais. Wear traditional clothing to make the experience even more immersive, and enjoy scenic views of the sky filled with hot air balloons while exploring the wavy yet mesmerizing trails across Goreme and Cappadocia.

Plan your visit to Goreme Valley, Cappadocia

Goreme Valley tour Timings
  • Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tours: Start from 5am
  • 2-Hour Horseback Riding in the Valleys of Cappadocia: 5pm
  • Cappadocia Red Tour: 9:30am
  • 2-Hour Cappadocia Car Safari Tour: 6am - 5pm
  • Hammam Bath & Spa Experience in Cappadocia: 9am - 10pm
  • 1.5-Hour Cappadocia Camel Ride Tour: 5am - 1pm
  • 2.5-Hour Private Jeep Safari Tour of Cappadocia: 5am- 5pm

Address: 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Türkiye
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Getting there:

  • By flight: Take domestic flights to Kayseri Erkilet Airport (ASR) or Nevsehir Kapadokya Airport, which are around 86 and 43 kilometers from Goreme, respectively. Take a shuttle to reach Goreme from here. 
  • By bus: Take buses operated by private companies from Ankara to reach the Goreme bus station within 4 hours. Additionally, you can also take buses from other major cities like Antalya, Izmir, and more.
  • By car: Goreme is around 300 kilometers from Ankara. You can cover the distance in around 3 hours by car via Ankara - Tarsus Otoyolu/Niğde - Ankara Otoyolu/O-21. 
Tips for visiting Goreme Valley
  • Book your tours in advance: Book your Goreme Valley tours online in advance to avoid missing out on activities and tours. 
  • Be mindful of dust: While Goreme Valley in Cappadocia is beautiful, it is also very dusty. Keep a scarf or protective gear handy to cover your face. 
  • Hot air balloon ride: Do not miss the hot air balloon ride during your trip to the Goreme Valley to capture sweeping views of the region and ancient towns, churches, and more. 
  • Plan ahead: Book a taxi or arrange your transport in advance from the nearest airports since you have limited options to get to Goreme by public transport. 
  • Remember money exchange: It is a good idea to exchange money before heading to Goreme Valley since you will get better rates in cities like Ankara, Antalya, Izmir, and more. 
Dining options in Goreme Valley
  • Cappadocian CuisineEnjoy signature vegetarian and meat dishes served in earthen pots. You can also relish other specialty dishes, including meatballs, tomato soup, and traditional dishes like Manti. 
  • Quick China KapadokyaDelight your tastebuds with Asian dishes like sushi rolls, soups, sashimi, dim sum, and more. 
  • Seten Restaurant Cappadocia: Chase the sunset while relishing authentic Turkish dishes, including kebabs, Manti, clay pot dishes, and more.  
  • King's Coffee Shop: Chow down freshly-baked cakes and other Turkish delights like the baklava while sipping freshly brewed coffee. 

Beyond Goreme Valley

Kaymakli Underground City
Goreme Open-air Museum
Devrent Valley 
Uchisar Castle

Uchisar Castle

Marvel at Uchisar Castle’s ancient architecture and catch the breathtaking views from atop the valley situated at a height from Uchisar town. 

Pigeon Valley

Pigeon Valley

Nestled between Goreme and Uchisar, the Pigeon Valley is one of the most popular hiking trails in the region, providing panoramic views of the surrounding areas. 

Frequently asked questions about Goreme Valley tours

What is the cost of a Goreme Valley tour?

Goreme Valley tours start at €20. The prices can go up to €350 depending on the type of activity and attraction you are interested in.

How can I book Goreme Valley tours?

You can pre-book your Goreme Valley tours online. Booking online is easy and hassle-free, and advance booking ensures you don't miss out on your preferred experience.

Why should I book Goreme Valley tours online?

You should consider booking the Goreme Valley tours online for a convenient and relaxed experience and to avoid disappointment at the last minute. You can also get discounts and other benefits depending on the type of ticket and tour you opt for.

Do Goreme Valley tours include a visit to the Zelve Open-Air Museum?

Yes. The Cappadocia Red Tour includes a visit to the Zelve Open-Air Museum.

Are discounts available on Goreme Valley tours?

Yes, discounts are available on specific Goreme Valley tours like the Cappadocia: Fairy Chimneys Hot Air Balloon Flight, and Cappadocia Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Tour with Breakfast

Do Goreme Valley tours include transfers?

Yes, most of the Goreme Valley tours include round-trip transfers to your accommodation.

What is the cancellation policy for Goreme Valley tickets?

You can cancel your Goreme Valley tickets 24 hours before the experience’s scheduled starting time and get a full refund.

How long does it take to complete a Goreme Valley tour?

The duration of your Goreme Valley tour will depend on the type of experience you choose. For instance, you must set aside around 3 to 4 hours for most hot air balloon experiences and around 2 to 2.5 hours for horse and camel safaris.