Our equestrian tours in Cappadocia
Horseback riding vacations in Cappadocia
Cappadocia, known as 'the land of the smoking chimneys', is a giant meringue that was formed between two and ten million years ago by volcanoes on the Anatolian plateau. While cooling, the warm ashes of the volcano turned into layers of tufa, varying in colour and density. Water, wind and mankind have eroded and carved the soft rock, giving birth to a wonderland of deep canyons and fantastically shaped rock formations. From prehistoric times, civilizations have flourished here, and the Hittites, Persians, early and Byzantine Christians, Mongols, Greeks and Ottomans have left abundant evidence of their passage. Cappadocia is unique, and, as such, is listed World Heritage by UNESCO.
Take the domestic flight from Istanbul Ataturk airport to Kayseri with Turkish Airlines (transit is the same day and in the same airport if you're flying from Europe with Turkish Airlines). Or, Cappadocia is a 50 mile drive from Kayseri. You can also travel to Cappadocia by night bus from Istanbul or anywhere in Turkey. Buses are modern and comfortable but they are often full so you should book in advance. Buses arrive in the city of Nevsehir, where you will be offered free transfer to the centre of Cappadocia.
You must have travel insurance to take part in our trails. Make sure your policy covers horse riding activities abroad.