Activities

Let Cappadocia be your playground and enjoy the many fun activities this spectacular region has to offer. All of the following can be booked through OSMANLI Manor Hotel either at reception or in advance via email or phone. Please contact us for more information and current prices.

 

Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning
World renowned for its ideal flying conditions, hot air ballooning in Cappadocia is a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience to view the area's unique landscape. Balloons gently drift down into the magnificent valleys, in and around the Fairy Chimneys and over rural farming land. A light breakfast before take off and a champagne and fruit juice celebration upon landing is also provided. We recommend that you book your flight on the first morning of your stay with us as cancellations due to weather conditions can occur. If your flight is cancelled you then have the remaining mornings of your stay to try and rebook your flight. Please reserve your booking early as this is a popular activity in Cappadocia and flights fill up quickly.

Day Tours of Cappadocia

Day Tours of Cappadocia

Day Tours of Cappadocia
We organise two daily tours in Cappadocia which cover popular tourist attractions. Both tours begin at 
9.30am with pick-up from our hotel and finish at approximately 5-6pm. Our tours offer professional, licensed, English speaking guides who are experts in Cappadocian history and culture. Both tours include lunch and all entrance fees/tickets. Other languages are catered for at an additional fee.

Turkish Night Shows

Turkish Night Shows

Turkish Night Shows
Enjoy traditional folk dancing from various Turkish regions complete with traditional costumes and of course exhilarating belly dancers. This lively performance is a great way to experience Turkish music and dancing, and you can join in the festivities during audience participation.  The evening also includes unlimited beer, wine, soft drinks and dinner. Shows are performed nightly and booking is recommended.

Horse Trail Riding

Horse Trail Riding

Horse Trail Riding 
Take the work out of hiking through the valleys by foot and explore this unique landscape on horseback.  Cappadocia means "land of the beautiful horses." All riding levels are catered for.

ATV/Quad Bike, Scooter and Bicycle Hire

Scooter and Bicycle

ATV/Quad Bike, Scooter and Bicycle Hire
Check out the main attractions and explore the back streets of Goreme or nearby villages with your own wheels. A great way to maximise your time in Cappadocia at your own pace.

Walking Day Tours

Walking Day Tours

Walking Day Tours
Let an experienced local guide take you off the beaten track while imparting local knowledge and information about Cappadocia. Your expert guide will know all the must-see caves, valleys and churches and take you on the safest exploration of these. Walks can be tailor made to your requirements and interests. 

Whirling Dervish Ceremony

Whirling Dervish Ceremony

Whirling Dervish Ceremony
This deeply spiritual and meditative dance is called The Sema and is only performed by the The Order of the Whirling Dervishes, which is one branch of the vast Sufi tradition of Islam. The Sema ritual began with the inspiration of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273) and was influenced by Turkish customs and culture. Those witnessing the ceremony may experience feelings of contemplation and reflection.

Carpet Weaving Demonstration

Carpet Weaving Demonstration

Carpet Weaving Demonstration
The ancient tradition of carpet weaving lies deeply in Turkish art and culture. Observe this disciplined and time-consuming skill at a hand-made carpet weaving demonstration hosted at one of our trusted local carpet weaving centres. The presentation includes, the history of carpet weaving, weaving techniques, the dying process and an explanation of pattern and motif meanings.

Pottery Making Demonstration

Pottery Making Demonstration

Pottery Making Demonstration

The Kizilirmak ( Red river ) in Cappadocia is aptly named because of the red clay that lies on its banks. Locals have been taking the clay since the Hittite period and using it to make household products. It is well known throughout Turkey for its clay products. Watch and learn how this popular art form is still practiced today.

Turkish Cooking Classes

Turkish Cooking Classes

Turkish Cooking Classes
A souvenir that you can't lose! Learn the art of cooking traditional Turkish dishes from local women and add to your cooking repertoire. You may just pick up that "signature dish" for your next dinner party!

Turkish Bath (Hamam)

Turkish Bath (Hamam)

Turkish Bath (Hamam)
Steeped in tradition, a Turkish Bath is an experience like no other. You will be asked to relax in a hot steam (sauna) room followed by a rinse off in the plunge pool or shower. Wash all your cares away as you take your place on the warm marble slab where your attendant exfoliates your body with the aid of a rough mitt. Then prepare to be pampered with a foam-filled cloth for a sudsy massage.  The baths are segregated by gender.