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  Horse Riding Cappadocia

Cappadocia: Land Of The Beautiful Horses - (7 days with hotel accommodations)


Day 1
Early morning flight from Istanbul to Kayseri. Transfer by minivan to Ayvali and check in at hotel. Barbecue lunch at the ranch in Avanos. Afternoon ride to get to know horses.  Dinner in Avanos.

Day 2
Ride from Avanos to Sarihidir, a tiny fishing village on the Red River, where you will stop for tea in a local cafe. Continue on to Sarihan, a beautifully-restored 13th Century caravanserai, for lunch. In the afternoon ride amongst Cappadocia's famed fairy chimneys to Zelve, Pasabagi and Çavuşin, where the horses will overnight.After leaving the horses, visit the Göreme Open Air Museum to see the awe-inspiring painted churches built by exiled Christians during the Roman era.  Dinner in Ayvali.
Day 3
Ride from Çavuşin through the tranquil White Valley to Uchisar.  Stop for lunch, and then continue on to the villages of Kavak and Bahçeli for a tea break.  Finish the day in Ayvali, a quiet town in the midst of lush apricot groves, where you will overnight in a charming old hotel with a 12th Century church inside.Delicious organic dinner at hotel in Ayvali.
Day 4
Ride from Ayvali through Mustafapaşa, an old Greek village, to Lake Damsabarajı for a picnic lunch.  If the weather is warm, you can take a dip with the horses in the lake.  After lunch return by a different route on a high plateau to Ayvali where you’ll spend one more night.
Day 5
Ride from Ayvali to Ibrahimpaşa, an old village boasting exquisite Greek architecture, then on to Ortahisar for lunch.  If you have the energy, you can climb to the top of Ortahisar's craggy rock fortress for a beautiful view.  After lunch enjoy a long, exhilarating ride through the Red and Rose Valleys on to Çavuşin and Avanos.  After freshening up, visit a carpet shop to see local weavers at work and learn about this ancient craft tradition.  Dinner in Ayvali.
Day 6
Ride from Avanos to Özkönak where you’ll visit one of Cappadocia's largest underground cities.  Return over Ziyaretdağı Mountain to Avanos.  Upon return, if you’d like, you can visit a local pottery factory to enjoy the art form for which Avanos has been well-known since the time of the Hittites.  Final dinner in Ayvali.
Day 7
Transfer to airport in the morning for return flight to Istanbul.

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