Private Cappadocia Food and Culture Tour: Ayvali Village, Turkish Cooking Class and Wine Caves

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Turkey, Cappadocia, Urgup
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  • 4 hours
  • Urgup
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Feel, cook and feast like a local on this engrossing private food and culture tour in Turkey’s Central Anatolia region. Traveling by private vehicle with a private guide, head to the village of Ayvali to experience its cuisine and customs. Be welcomed into a villager’s home, help them prepare a delicious Anatolian lunch of 'yaprak sarmas' vine leaves and 'börek' pastries, and sit down to eat with the family! Explore a market, orchard or food storage cave; learn about the villagers’ lifestyles, and sample Cappadocian wines in an authentic wine cave.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Ayvali, Ayvali, Urgup, Cappadocia

Transfer to Ayvali Village for a cooking experience and lunch. Transfer back to your hotel at the end of tour.

Duration: 4 hours

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch in Ayvali village
  • Turkish coffee
  • Local guide
  • Wine-tasting session

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

4 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Katie H

23 Jun, 2014

This tour was the highlight of my time in Cappadocia. The family that hosts the class could not have been more welcoming! They brought us into their home, treated us like family, and fed us some of the best food we had in our ten days in Turkey. I would highly recommend that anyone interested in learning more about life in Cappadocia book this tour.

Katie H

02 Jan, 2014

I can’t rave enough about this wonderful experience. The guide, Tolga, and his family were so warm and welcoming; we really did feel like family friends being welcomed into their home. The food was delicious and there was so much of it (maybe even too much since it was all for the two of us) and we learned a lot not only about the food but also about the family and life in Cappadocia. This experience was the highlight of our trip.

User's Picture Gallery

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Learning to roll the grape leaves for dolmas

Learning to roll the grape leaves for dolmas

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Manti

The manti - or Turkish ravioli - we made, topped with yogurt, sumac, and dried mint

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Cooking class

Tolga's mother, making the bulgur soup

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