There are many horse riding safaris for the discerning tourist, but a ride through the volcanic landscape of Cappadocia, with its fairy chimneys and cave houses, is like nothing you may have experienced before. The landscape of Cappadocia is so unique with its underground cities and lunar landscape, you might be forgiven for believing you were riding on another planet.
You will ride through Sword Valley, one of the narrowest routes, through the Red and Rose Valleys and visit Cavusin Village with its houses carved into the rocks. Cappadocia is such a visual feast that you may forget your otherworldly life, at least for the duration of your trek. It is not a simple coincidence that Cappadocia means land of horses in the old Persian language as you see that discovering the area on your four legged steed really is a unique way to make your way through the landscape. This is a ride that will transfix you and stay indelibly in your memory.
In 2023, price of Cappadocia Horse Safari is 30 € per person. Children under 6 years old are not allowed to ride a horse but can ride the same horse together with their parents.
Everyday, all year round, anytime in the day. Duration is 2 hours.
There are several packages for you to choose from in this tour that go out every day of the week.
If you prefer the sunrise, you can book a morning tour. The sun rising above the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia is a truly spectacular sight, coupled with the vista of hot air balloons rising up into the sky, makes this a truly magical experience. The tour goes out around midday as well so that you can witness the countryside of Cappadocia in all its splendour.
And if this isnt enough there is a sunset tour, equally as magical as the early morning and afternoon treks, and a must for photographers everywhere, with the sun setting over the ochre coloured rocks and chimneys.
Each tour lasts around 2 hours giving you ample time to explore the wonders of Cappadocia. After being transferred to the ranch in a fully air-conditioned luxury vehicle you will be matched to the best horse for you and given some time with the horses and instructors to get to know each other. You will then set off on your magical tour of the fairy chimneys and narrow valleys before heading back to the ranch and your return to the hotel.
Cost of Cappadocia Horseback Riding is 30 € per person in 2023. Children under 6 years old can join the tour and ride the same horse with their parents.
This tour is not recommended for anyone with existing health problems, pregnant women or very young children. That said children under the age of 8 are able to ride with a parent or relative quite comfortably. Please be aware that there is a maximum weight limit of 110 kg.
There is no previous experience necessary for this tour, first time riders and professional riders alike can enjoy themselves. On arrival at the stable your professional guide will give you a safety talk, introduce you to your horse and you will take an initial ride, to accommodate your comfort and ability, at the stable, until you are ready to leave in a small convoy.
First of all shoes that are suitable for riding i.e. that will not fall off as you ride along. Seasonal appropriate clothing, a light jacket or sweater for those cooler mornings or evenings.
Bring a little money with you for any optional extras you might wish to purchase. Either bring a bottle of water with you or purchase one at the stable.
It is always advisable to wear or bring a good sun cream with you, likewise sunglasses if weather appropriate.
Air conditioned, comfortable transfer from and to your hotel in the Cappadocia region to the stable. Your professional guide who will ride with you throughout your tour . Your safety equipment (hard hat or helmet) will also be provided by the stable as will your horse. Insurance is also covered.