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Cookery course at a local home

Spending time in a local family's home, learning how to cook traditional meals is an excellent way to experience rural life in Cappadocia.

Although the landscape in Cappadocia looks fairly barren, the volcanic soil is richly fertile and yields excellent vegetables and fruit, including grapes for Cappadocia's thriving wine industry. Local ingredients are therefore used in all cooking, and villagers have passed the art of producing excellent home-cooked food down through the generations.

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Other experiences in Cappadocia

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

  • Chez Galip pottery workshop
    Chez Galip pottery workshop

    Chez Galip pottery workshop

    Chez Galip pottery workshop

    Visit the workshop of one of the finest pottery masters in Turkey and watch him at work, or take part in a workshop yourself.

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  • Jeep safari
    Cappadocia

    Jeep safari

    Jeep safari

    Taking a jeep safari through the Cappadocian landscape is one of the best ways to see some of its most spectacular scenery and formations.

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  • Kaymakli underground city excursion
    Kaymakli underground city

    Kaymakli underground city excursion

    Kaymakli underground city excursion

    Explore Kaymakli one of the best and most accessible of the 200 underground cities within the Cappadocia region.

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  • Trip to the Göreme Open Air Museum
    Goreme Open Air Museum, Cappadocia

    Trip to the Göreme Open Air Museum

    Trip to the Göreme Open Air Museum

    Visit the Göreme Open Air Museum with its well-preserved selection of cave houses, monasteries and churches, which date back to the 10th century.

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  • Whirling dervish ceremony at Surahan Caravanserai
    Whirling dervishes

    Whirling dervish ceremony at Surahan Caravanserai

    Whirling dervish ceremony at Surahan Caravanserai

    With this evening excursion you'll be taken to the large and rather grand Surahan Caravanserai, to witness a hypnotic whirling dervish ceremony.

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