Whirling Dervishes Ceremony In Cappadocia

Whirling Dervishes Ceremony In Cappadocia


Duraction : 45 Mins (19:00 to 20:15) (approx.)  View similar tours & things to do


  Experience the spiritual cermeony of The Sema first hand 
  Learn about the history of this ritual from your private English-speaking guide
  Enjoy luxury air-conditioned transportation to and from your hotel

Additional Information


  Pick up & drop off from all centrally located hotels in Cappadocia.
  Transportation with A/C non-smoking deluxe vehicle throughout the trip.
  Professional tour guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism.
A religious drink called Serbet


  Gratuities (optional)
  Food and drinks, unless specified

Activity Info:

The Sema (whirling dervishes) ceremony represents the mystical journey of man's spiritual ascent through love and his search for truth and perfection. It is believed that once man has returned from his spiritual journey, he can love and be of service to all creatures surrounding him. Tonight, you have the opportunity to experience an authentic Cappadocian ceremony and witness an ancient Turkish ritual.

You will be collected from your accommodation in the Avanos, Goreme or Urgup area at approximately 21:00 and transported by luxury air-conditioned transport to the caravanserais, (caravan places). These abodes were built when trade across Turkey in medieval Seljuk times was dependent on camel trains. The buildings provided accommodation for the merchants and stabling for their animals. Today these ancient structures are the site of The Sema.

The ceremony lasts for one hour and during this time your friendly and professional English-speaking guide will talk you through the ceremony and introduce you to Serbet, a traditional religious libation. After a the performance, you will be transported back to your accommodation.

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