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Treat yourself to a taste of typical Turkish cuisine as you learn to prepare classic dishes in a real Cappadocia village home. Mingle with the locals as you enjoy a private 4-hour Turkish cooking class in the village of Ayvali, then tuck into a scrumptious lunch of Anatolian specialties like bulgur soup and 'börek' pastries. That’s not all: accompanied by your local guide, you will shop for ingredients at the local market or orchard; visit a typical Turkish coffee house; and sample regional wines at wine cave.


  • 4-hour private Cappadocia food and culture tour with private transport
  • Visit the traditional village of Ayvali in Cappadocia in Central Anatolia
  • Help prepare a typical Anatolian meal with a villager inside their family home
  • Lunch on the specialties you help create, such as yaprak sarmasi vine-leaf rolls and börek pastries
  • Sample Cappadocian wines in a traditional wine cave
  • Enjoy Turkish coffee and learn about local customs at the kiraathane, the male villagers’ meeting place
  • This private tour ensures an in-depth experience and undivided attention from your guide

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What You Can Expect

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

Learn to cook like a local on this private food and culture tour

Customer Reviews

Katie H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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.

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