We will pick you up from your hotel at 09:30. We drive to a village, the smell of apricots permeates the village as the harvest blankets the roofs of the flat-topped houses. Turkish village life is a different world- different to the Turkish towns and cities where visitors will spend most of their time in Turkey, and different to village life outside of Turkey.
The population of Turkey around seventy five millions. There are approximately 37,000 villages in Turkey, of which approximately 80 percent have fewer than 1,000 inhabitants. Settlements range from tiny hamlets of thatched huts to larger settlements of tile-roofed stone and brick houses.
It is in villages that Turkey’s most basic business– agriculture– takes place. The work ethic is strong, with little time out for relaxation, except for numerous divinely sanctioned festivals and rite-of-passage celebrations. Residents feel a sense of village pride and honor, and the reputation of a village depends upon the behavior of all of its residents.
The idea behind the tour is to give an understanding of life in the Cappadocia villages. We visit typical rural Cappadocian village and you see the way in which they live. The tour guide will explain to you their beliefs, their customs including the role of women, their superstitions, their religion and the problems that they face, and you will be able to ask questions through him.
Highlights Experience Village Life: Life in a Cappadocian village is alien to most people’s experience. You learn about how the majority of Cappadocian typically live, with their strong faith and sense of community. You will spend time in people’s houses as well as wondering around the village and enjoying the stunning views. You will almost certainly be accompanied by some young people of the village!
Take Part in Farming And Other Activities you truly understand how life is like in the villages, you need to do some village work! For example you can see doing traditional needlework and embroidery, preparing meals, or making molasses or bulgur. Men may be harvesting crops, plowing the fields, or sowing wheat, depending on the season. we may continue the spirited conversation about village life and family.Then we enjoy a village stroll and visit a local mosque,village coffe house where only man can go and sit,but we all can go and discover their place.Here is a chance to observe a fascinating way of life that may soon disappear as Turkey becomes increasingly modern and aligned
with the West.
Enjoy a Village Lunch The food is an essential part of the trip and the lunch in one of the villager’s homes is a highlight. You will eat the villagers themselves eat- rice and a few vegetable dishes (possibly beef or chicken for those who want). Beware that you will be encouraged to eat with your hands! Cleanliness is very important to us and we ensure that the food and the cooking facilities are clean and hygienic if fairly basic. We also take plenty of mineral water.