Motivational hour session: Turkish city of Cappadocia

A unique experience through the land of fairy chimneys, in the Turkish city of Cappadocia

Duration : 60 mins     Max Size : 100     Destination : Turkey  

Category : Tours & Experiences     Recommended For : Businesses & Teams


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Somewhere along the pages of Turkish history, these tall monoliths earned the name of fair chimneys. From as early as BC 2000s, Assyrians from Northern Mesopotamia wanted to visit the Kings of the Anatolian peninisula for the purpose of trade. As they were approaching Cappadocia, from the outskirts itself, the land was nothing like what they had seen before, with a very dry climate and scarce vegetation. They could spot the towering monoliths from a distance, and though they could see no people dwelling in it, smoke seemed to be arising from it. The smoke from the fires lit by the cave dwellers, was believed to be the work of fairies, and hence the monoliths were referred as fairy chimneys.

Cappadocia lies in the Anatolia peninsula in Western Asia, which is surrounded on all three sides by mountain ranges and a high plateau on the fourth. Anatolia was believed to have volcanic mountains nearly 13 million years ago. Interestingly, instead of a singular conical shape, these were strata volcanos. As erosion occurred and the tectonic plates collided over one another, many of these volcanos erupted. The lava that spewed became volcanic ash but tremendously high temperatures led them to turn into tuff, a kind of basalt rock typical to the area. Even though it didn’t provide the kind of soil fertility that lava was known to result in, tuff was soon to be discovered as a softer, malleable material, excellent for construction.

Infrastructural development was at a bare minimum, to keep from destroying any of the standing pillars. This resulted in most families moving out of their cave homes to go to cities. Yet, they didn’t sell their land. Instead, most of the earth pillars have now been converted to cave hotels, inviting many a tourist to have a unique living experience.

A Monday morning session on Goreme in Cappadocia is sure to boost the morale of your company employees. Join our native host on this live and interactive tour, as he enthrals you with stories from the region that is a natural wonderland and quite expectedly, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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How it works

This is a tour for business and teams which admits up to 100 people. Once you book this experience, we will send you a confirmation email with a link to join the session. All you need to do is click on the link on the said date and time. Please note that you do not have to download Zoom to access the session, and only need to follow the link on the date and time confirmed. You can access the session from your mobile, laptop or desktop.

What you need

You will need a stable internet connection and a mobile device (ideally a desktop or laptop) to stream the session.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel and obtain a full refund for this session until 5 days before the date of the first session.

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