Family Turkey - Anatolian Adventure
Turkey, Family, 8 days - from £645 (land only) - from €775 (land only) - from $1,065 (land only)
- Rock spires of Cappadocia and the spectacular Taurus Mountains
- Real family adventure holiday in hidden Turkey
- Horse riding, mountain biking and hiking!
- Visit the underground city of Derinkuyu
- Taurus Mountains Mini Trek
The world-famous rock spires of Cappadocia and the nearby rugged Taurus Mountains, provide an unbeatable destination for a family adventure holiday in Turkey. Flying into Kayseri, the first part of our trip highlights the outlandish scenery of Cappadocia, famous for its weird and wonderful rock formations. Millions of years of wind, rain and frost have sculpted the area's volcanic rock into a landscape of bizarre spires and 'fairy chimneys'. After exploring the Meskendir and Red valleys on foot, with visits to hidden rock-carved churches, we spend an afternoon on bikes, whirling around the rock formations in the vicinity of Goreme. We have time to check out the open air museum at Goreme, hike in the White Valley, try our hand at making pottery in an artisan's studio and enjoy a horse riding adventure on an ancient caravanserai route leading to a hot spring. We end our time in Cappadocia with a visit to the amazing troglodyte city of Derinkuyu. Moving on to the Taurus Mountains, the source of the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers, we find ourselves in an idyllic area, where the local people still travel with their animals to high pastures during the summer months. Here, we will embark on a 2-day trek in the valleys beneath Demirkazik (3756m), the highest peak in the range. A holiday full of Turkish delight!
Is this holiday for you?
If you enjoy walking in beautiful mountain scenery and soaking up rich culture, then this trip is for you and your family. The holiday includes sightseeing, relaxation, 2 days of walking at moderate altitudes, biking and horse riding. The biking is on easy dirt trails and is suitable for youngsters who ride at home. The horse riding is also introductory level, so those with no previous experience can take part. Suitable for a wide age range.