Lunch Class: 11:00-15:00
Dinner Class: 17:00-21:00

If you want to learn the art of cooking Turkish food and then taste it in the house of a local family in Cappadocia this cultural trip is waiting for you in a Cappadocian village...The family will cook local foods and then teach you the cooking techniques and secrets of the local foods including deserts and pastries. To begin with, our guests will prepare the recipes with their own hands with the help of the chef. Then you will enjoy eating what you have made in the beautiful landscape that surrounds the house.

Visit the remote village of Ayvali, to the house of Tolga DURAN, to feel like a true insider, as you're welcomed into a villager’s home to prepare typical Anatolian meal, learn about Turkish culinary tradition while feasting on regional specialities amongst which delicate “borek” pastries (made with cheese that’s been ripened in an earthenware jug), traditional bulgur soup, yaprak sarmasi (seasoned rice wrapped in grape leaves), manti (Turkish ravioli), dolaz (a delicious fried dessert served with local honey) can be quoted, meet local men relaxing in a ‘kiraathane/traditional coffee-house” to find out the male villagers’ life style and sample wine from the Cappadocia region. After a strong Turkish coffee bid goodbye to the friendly hosts and then stroll through Ayvali’s tiny streets at which the locals may invite you for tea or homemade desserts from their kitchens. Our visit to the village may also feature a walk to the local market on the days it will be open to check out the most interesting stalls and chat to the vendors, or, if not open, walk to the village to pick your own organic fruit, or visit one of the cool storage caves.                     


This tour is operated only on PRIVATE basis      


Departs Daily

Per Person Rates:
On Request


* Complimentary pick up and drop off from the hotels in central Cappadocia
  Additional fees may apply for the other locations
* English speaking licensed guides throughout the tour
  Additional fees apply for the other languages that can be served on only private basis
* Air-conditioned vehicles the size of which depends on the number of the participants, unless specified as walking tours
* Meals
* Local taxes and service charges



* Personal expenses
* Customary tips to the guides and drivers
* Anything that is not designated as included


No payment is required at this time. Once we get your request we will send you the preliminary confirmation. If all appoved by you, we will then e-mail you a secure PayPal payment link