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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 Hikmet’s House Ancient Stone Townhouse 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 Hikmet’s House Ancient Stone Townhouse in Avanos.


Day 1

Arrive at Kayseri Erkilet Airport (ASR) or Nevsehir Kapadokya Airport (NAV), transfer to your comfortable Hikmet’s House Ancient Stone Townhouse in the historic town of Avanos, where you will stay for the whole week. Take a stroll around town or relax in the beautiful garden. Meet your host to talk about the riding program.

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. After lunch, you will return over Ziyaretdagi Mountain to the ranch. 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 to 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, you will ride through the fairy chimneys of Zelve before returning to the ranch.

Day 4

You will 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 will ride to Ortahisar where the horses will stay overnight near the hotel.

Day 5

You start from the hotel in Ortahisar and ride to Mustafapasa, which is a Greek village, famous for the elaborate carvings on the houses. You will stop for tea and then ride on through the Pancsarlik valleys to a trout farm where you have lunch. After a leisurely lunch, return to Ortahisar through the beautiful Balkan Valley.

Day 6

On your way back to the ranch, you will pass the stunning fairy chimneys near Göreme before we enjoy a long canter in the plains. Later visit the Göreme Open Air Museum.

Day 7

Transfer to the airport.


This vacation will take place in Avanos, 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
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Entrance fee to Göreme Open Air Museum and dervish performance
  • Nonalcoholic drinks
  • Airport transfers
  • Tent
  • Tour

What's not included

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Private expenses

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kayseri Erkilet Airport (ASR). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Akhal Teke Horse Center will pick you up from the airport.

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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Friday October 22, 2021
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