Cave Hotel Saksagan
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... and the paintings had more colour with better preservation, but the extra cost was confusing as it was small and some of the others were just as impressive. Once we had explored every inch of the museum we decided to go for a walk and explore the chimneys and valley. We hiked past the camels and donkeys and decided we could probably take a short cut to get closer to rose valley without hiking the trail. This was the best idea ever! We cut down through a side valley and found ourselves ...
... for an hour, taking sooooo many photos a few on my phone, but I can't wait to go through my camera on a big screen! Our pilot said there were about 100 or so balloons in the sky that morning. Upon landing we came down ever so smoothly, straight onto the trailer, which was linked up to a 4x4, very impressive landing! Had a glass of sparkling wine, received our certificates and headed back to the guest house! It was still only 7am, a quick bit of breakky, the usual olives, ...
... celebratory champagne for us and handed out cake. I survived another standoff with my fear of heights!
Elated by the experience, we went back to our cave, picked up our map of hiking trails and headed right back out into the fairyland. It was time for some up-close views from the ground. We started with the Pigeon Trail (so called for the hundreds of pigeon dwellings carved into the rock), which led us from Goreme to the next town, Uchisar. In Uchisar, we ...
... around us, and watched as some of them started taking off! The ones in our field started to use their fire after a certain amount of inflation, and quickly came off the ground after that! We were led over to our balloon (Cihangiroglu Balloons) and got a ladder to get into the basket! There were five sections of the basket, with four for passengers, and the middle for the pilot and the gas tanks, and we were joined by the two people from our van and a group of about 15 or so ...
... could have a rest, save some money for accommodation (in Ankara it was really expensive, around USD 18 per person, in Göreme we paid USD 12 per person) and take it a little bit slower. On the other hand we would miss to see the capital of Turkey. In any case we´ve heard and read that there was not much to see in Ankara, so we decided to stay in Cappadocia for one more night, and just take an overnight bus to Istanbul (this is from were I’m writing right now). After making ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
TravelPod Member ReviewsCave Hotel Saksagan Goreme
Very friendly and helpful owner and family. Rooms are spacious and nicely decorated. Very close to the bus station.
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