Traveling to Turkey, you do not only admire the ancient castle or Troy horse. In fact, there are many interesting activities worth to try. Let’s discover Turkey tourist attractions (Turkey points of interest) with top 12 fun things to do in Turkey you should try with Living Nomads below.
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1. See Cappadocia from above
Situated on the eastern side of Turkey, Cappadocia has a unique rocky terrain with “mushroom valleys” and underground caves. One of the activities which are attracted with tourists is the view of Cappadocia from above by hot air balloon, especially at dawn.
From one hour to one a half hours (depending on air balloon), visitors will have a journey from above at dawn of the Cappadocia city. Normally, visitors will have to get up from 3 to 4 am to prepare and wait for the air balloon to pump up. Standing up from the bottom, the sky in Cappadocia will be filled with colorful air balloons and from above look down the entire Anatolia valley at your feet.
2. Scour the “mushroom valley” with the Jeep Safari car
Travelling to Cappadocia, except for experiencing the “mushroom valley” from above, another adventurous sightseeing tour is very impressive; the Jeep Safari car will help you do that. The journey lasted nearly 2 hours, departing from the city center for taking tourists to enter the valley. With a distance of 30 kilometers, most of the monorail roads through the deserted roads, visitors will experience the steep slope and climb up the rocky peaks.
After all, the journey ends at a place at hundreds of meters above sea level. Here, the driver must cross the steep slopes, take visitors to a vacant land and take a panoramic view of the “mushroom valley”.
3. Mediterranean Diving
Turkey is located near the Mediterranean Sea, so it also owns many beautiful beaches with clear blue water, clear features are very suitable to visit by boat or cruise to see. In addition, the Mediterranean is also the best diving area in the world.
Only about 10 minutes by boat from Kaş (a coastal old town in southwestern Turkey) – the famous diving spot of Turkey gives you the experience of exploring under the Mediterranean Sea. Visitors will have the opportunity to admire the tanks, wrecks, aircraft or statues … with the ecosystem of plants and animals under the sea extremely rich, diverse.
4. Surfing on the Çeşme peninsula (Izmir)
Çeşme (Izmir Province) is a resort town in western Turkey, which attracts surfers from many places in over the world, including windsurfing, kitesurfing, and surfing.
It takes about an hour to go from İzmir to the surfing site. Wind and waves are factors that make Çeşme peninsula a favorite place for surfing enthusiasts. If you are a fan of surfing, so the Çeşme peninsula is a paradise.
5. Skiing at the height of 1,500 meters
Tourists who travel to Turkey often choose sea games in the summer, but a little people think that the country also attracts large numbers of visitors to play in winter.
From November to March, the snow covers the mountains of Turkey, especially the Köroğlu mountain range, where the Kartalkaya ski resort is located at a height of 1,500 meters above sea level. When coming here, visitors can visit, play snow and try your many favorites in ski sport.
6. Trekking is combined with discovering food
Normally trekking will take visitors to explore the mountainous terrain, rivers, and streams … to challenge you. But in Turkey, trekking combines with enjoying food is not a bad idea.
People who love trekking in Turkey refer to the Lycian coast along the Mediterranean coast. You can combine walking and explore cuisine in Çorum by going east from Ankara. This is the way of the ancient trade in Turkey, and the way to immigrate to this country. The best time to visit here is from April to November, culinary roads including 25 walkways that will take visitors to taste street food in Turkey.
7. Waterboard Games – Exciting adventure game in Turkey
Aerial adventure game with water-jet pushers attracts the adventurous visitors in Adana, Turkey. By attaching a pressurized engine to create super-powerful thrust, the flight deck can take players up to a height of 7 meters in mid-air. Thanks to the powerful water pressure mechanism, the player can fly up and control himself with the beautiful airy.
8. Paragliding in Oludeniz
Many people who love thrills will not miss this sport when coming to Oludeniz in Mugla Province (Turkey). Feeling in the sky at a height of 1,700 meters below the endless green beach is an unexpected experience for visitors to come here.
9. Take a walk on camel’s back
Most camels in Turkey are used for tourism purposes in some famous destinations. Guests can experience the feeling of camel riding through camouflage trekking tours on Kayakoy Mountain. The camel journey will be from Oludeniz, Hisaronu, and Fethiye, taking visitors along narrow green grasslands, traditional villages, and orchards.
Another characteristic of camels in Turkey is the Camel Fighting Contest that takes place in the beginning of the New Year until the end of March in the western regions. Different from the usual gentle look, the camel looks very brave in the war in the shout of visitors to watch. You will not miss this exciting competition if you come to Turkey on this occasion.
10. Surfing on the Kizilirmak (Cappadocia) with the Jet Boat
The fondness for Cappadocia is not only the “mushroom valley”, but also the Kızılırmak (or Halys River), the longest river in Turkey, has given Cappadocia a new type of service which guests are extremely fond of the experience of the Jet Boat on the Kizilirmak. A high-speed jet boat tour will take you to explore the narrow canyons along the Kizilirmak River.
The high-speed train is also popular with tours of Turkish rivers. Apart from Cappadocia, the Manavgat River originates from the western slopes of the Taurus Mountains in Turkey, which is also a good place for visitors to enjoy the thrills.
11. Riding Gondola boat on the Kizilirmak River (Cappadocia)
On the Kizilirmak River in Cappadocia also, if you like light feeling, romantic, try to sitting the Gondola boat
The Gondola is a traditional rowing boat, flat-bottomed, paddle, and it is not attached to the hull that has been used in Venice for centuries. In Cappadocia, the Gondola is used to serve tourists. With a unique design, visitors take a soul drop on the peaceful Kizilirmak River, watching the street scene in the afternoon romantic sunset, suitable for increasing the love flavor for the couples.
12. “Scared” in rafting game over the falls
If the game floats for visitors to experience the feeling of flying up the air with the thrust of water, the game rafting will give visitors the experience “ultimate” feeling. Rafting or kayaking game – one of the favorite watersports to challenge yourself and train your team spirit.
Joining this game, visitors will be equipped with protection items such as jackets, gloves, helmets … and carefully guided safety before starting the journey. Water-flow adventures of varying degrees challenge the visitors’ paddle and team building together to pass through cascades or steep slopes. And, of course, visitors will not be scared in this game, but this is a memorable experience for every visitor.