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Horse Riding Holidays Turkey

See the highlights of Cappadocia in one week, like the rose-red valley, white valley, and love valley. Visits to Göreme Open Air Museum and performance of whirling dervishes are included. The stay is in comfortable Saddle Cave Boutique Hotel in a historic town.

Key information

  • Rider weight limit: 94 kilograms
  • Tack type: Western, Australian tack
  • Horse breed: Arabian, Anatolian, Arabian / Anatolian, Anatolian-Akhal-Teke


  • 5 days of horse riding
  • Approximate daily riding time: 4 - 5 hours
  • See the highlights of Cappadocia in one week
  • Entrance fees to museum and dervish performance
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Dutch, French, Spanish, Turkish
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
Airport transfer included: Erkilet International Airport
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You will stay in a comfortable boutique hotel - Saddle Cave Hotel in Mustafapaşa Köyü, Ürgüp. You will stay in a Standard room with twin or double bed.


Day 1

Transfer is managed after your arrival to an authentic hotel “Saddle Cave Hotel” which is located in the historic town of Mustafapasa, where you will stay for the whole week. You can take a stroll around town and meet your host to talk about the riding program and the schedule of the week. Dinner will be served at Avanos in a Restaurant.

Day 2

Transfer to the horses after breakfast. Today you ride to Özkonak where you will visit one of Cappadocia's famous underground cities. When excavated, the city revealed ten floors that could have housed 60,000 people for three months at a time, the first four floors are open for visitors.

Lunch will be served at Özkonak after lunch you return over Ziyaretdagi Mountain to the ranch. From Ranch you will be transferred to the hotel and dinner will be served at the hotel. If you wish, there is time to visit the ceramic and carpet stores in Avanos and the surrounding area.

Day 3

Today you will ride from the ranch to Çavuşin over Sarihidir, a tiny fishing village on the Red River. After a short break, you can enjoy a long canter along the river, before you pass a beautifully restored 13th century caravanserai where you will also see the whirling dervish performance. After lunch (which will be served picnic-style) you will ride through the fairy chimneys of Zelve before returning to the Çavuşin. Dinner will be served at Avanos.

Day 4

Breakfast will be served with the absolutely amazing view of balloons at the Çavuşin where you will pick up the horses and ride to the magnificent Pasabagi Valley and on to Devrent Valley where you will see wonderful examples of fairy chimneys and interesting geological rock formations. You ride to Ortahisar where you will have lunch. After you will ride to Mustafapaşa where the horses will stay overnight near the hotel and dinner will be served at the hotel.

Day 5

You start from the hotel which is at Mustafapasa, which is a Greek village, famous for the elaborate carvings on houses. You stop for tea and then ride on through the valleys to a trout farm where you'll have lunch after to the Keslık Monastery. After a leisurely lunch return to the hotel through the beautiful Balkan Valley on horseback. Dinner will be served at the hotel.

Day 6

Riding will start from the hotel after a nice breakfast. On your way back to the ranch, you pass through Ortahisar panoramic points, the stunning fairy chimneys near Göreme, through the green valley before you enjoy a long canter in the plains. Later go back to the hotel, refresh and visit the Göreme Open Air Museum. Dinner will be served at a restaurant in Göreme town.

Day 7

Transfer to the airport.


This vacation will take place in Turkey.


During the holiday, you will be served full board with local specialties and non-alcoholic drinks. Lunches will sometimes be picnics.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 5 days of horse riding (4 - 5 hours daily)
  • 6 nights accommodation in the charming Saddle Cave Hotel in Mustafapasa
  • Full board with local specialties and non-alcoholic drinks, lunch sometimes as picnic Entrance fee to Göreme Open Air Museum and dervish performance

What's not included

  • Flight tickets
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Private expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Erkilet International Airport Airport transfer included: Erkilet International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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