mai 31 2024 - juin 03 2024

Cappadocia Photography Tour Germany

From hot air balloons dancing across the sky to the towering fairy chimneys nestled in a lunar landscape, Cappadocia is a photography dream.
Regular reservation until mai 31 starts from 1290 CHF per person

Whimsical Cappadocia in Turkey is one of the world's most magical and photogenic regions, with an abundance of stunning photo locations.

Staying in a premium boutique cave hotel, we will take unique photos featuring the fairy chimneys and the hot air balloons, take a balloon ride (optional) for aerial photos, discover the incredible scenery from the best viewpoints, and enjoy the local food and culture.

This trip will be led by: Osan Altun who speaks Anglais, Français

Location

Where do we go?

As if plucked from a fairytale and set down upon the stark Anatolian plains, Cappadocia is a geological oddity of honeycombed hills and towering boulders of otherworldly beauty.

Due to its rocky formation, Cappadocia has been a hiding place for millennia, and most notably for the Christians in the fourth century who were petrified to face the wrath of Rome. These people weren’t just “hiding,” they were creating. We will see literal cave chapels replete with stunning frescoes. You will see that even in a time of great duress, these people managed to establish a place of incredible beauty – a sanctuary within the rocks.

Everywhere you look, soft volcanic rock has been formed into what are colloquially known as “fairy chimneys,” as well as other structures. The ground is cut, carved, and battle worn, which means there is no shortage of caves, underground tunnels and bizarre formations. There is, quite literally, a whole world that you can’t see with the naked eye when you’re visiting Cappadocia.

Because of the region’s unique landscape, one of the most popular things to do here is to ride a hot air balloon. Early in the morning, just before sunrise, hundreds of colorful balloons dot the sky. Spectacular from the ground or from the air, it’s an unforgettable experience and a must-do in Cappadocia.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

What you can expect from this trip?

  • Arrive at the hotel, welcome presentation and light dinner.
  • Balloon ride during sunrise, breakfast at hotel, Pasabag & “Love” valley hikes, panorama shooting at sunset & astrophotography shoot.
  • Goreme valley hike, photograph making of clay pots, visit Goreme open air museum, Red Valley sunset and Turkish night dinner & drinks.
  • Transportation to the airport for Istanbul or back home.

ACCOMODATION

Where do we stay?

We will be accommodated at one of the highest rated hotels in Goreme : Aydinli Cave Hotel.

Situated on a hillside, this traditional cave hotel offers stunning views over Göreme from its lovely rooftop terrace and features unique cave rooms with free wireless internet and personalised service.

Aydinli Cave Hotel is a small, family-run hotel located in the heart of old Göreme. The beautiful cave rooms are simply decorated to make the most of their natural features.

Rooms offer a seating area with a cosy fireplace. After a day of hiking or sightseeing, enjoy a long bath in the spacious and modern bathroom.

With its panoramic views of Göreme, the lovely rooftop terrace offers an ideal place to enjoy breakfast. Savor a traditional Turkish buffet breakfast before exploring Cappadocia.

Included

  • Fully loaded program of photography practice
  • One or two dedicated experienced instructors
  • Transfers from/to NAV airport for flight
  • 3 nights at the selected hotel
  • All breakfasts
  • Local Transportation (travel by mini-van) for the duration of the workshop between shooting locations in the workshop area.
  • Snacks / Water during the day
  • Entrance fees to open air and other museums in case we add these attractions to our programme.

Not Included

  • Flights to and from Cappadocia (See below for recommended flights)
  • If you decide to come earlier and / or leave later, we can arrange you extra nights at preferential rates from the same hotel
  • Lunch and dinners
  • Personal expenses like souvenirs, bar beverages, laundry, insurance (travel, medical, cancellation, all of which are recommended)
  • Hot Air Balloon tour is optional

Recommended Flights:

Arrival at Cappadocia:

Closest airport is Nevsehir airport (NAV), which is 45km / 40m to our hotel at Cappadocia. Kayseri airport (ASR) is also an option (75km / 1h15m).

Transfer from NAV airport to the hotel included for the THY flight arriving on the evening of the first day (around 20:30). If you come at a different day or time, please assume a transfer cost of CHF 25.

Also possible to arrive at Kayseri Airport (ASR) on the same day (sometimes there are very cheap flights). In this case, please assume an extra transfer cost of CHF 35.

Departure from Cappadocia:

The program will be finished on Sunday evening. Transfer to NAV airport included to board the 10:30am flight to Istanbul.

Same transfer costs apply for other times / dates from NAV or transfer to ASR.

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