Sunset Horse Back Ride – Experience of a LIFETIME | Cappadocia, Turkey

It’s a dream of ours to go horse back riding in every country that we travel to. So far I have Israel, USA, Georgia, Kenya, and Jordan on my list. It’s not all the countries that I’ve traveled to, but a good portion of them. So it was only natural that one of the first things I looked into doing in Turkey was going horse back riding.

Rose Valley Sunset Cappadocia

I knew we’d be spending a few days in Cappadocia, the countryside, with valleys and nature and so I figured it would be the perfect opportunity. When our hotel send us a welcome email with the option of “Horse back riding” my excitement soared.

It was our first day in Cappadocia that we decided to go horse back riding. We were staying in Goreme. After spending the morning hiking Rose Valley and Red Valley, we rested, swam in the pool a bit and then got ready for the horse ride.

Rose Valley Red Valley Sunset Cappadocia

We arranged everything through our hotel. Someone came to pick us up from the hotel and drove us to the valley where the horses were waiting. On our hike earlier we came across sooo many horses grazing in the fields and were so excited for this all day. Our horses for this ride were all white.

Sunset Horse Back Ride Cappadocia Turkey

The Sunset Horse Back Ride

Sunset Horse Back Ride Cappadocia Turkey

We were each assigned a horse based off of size and experience and then we began, leaving about an hour or so before sunset so that we could reach that top just in time.

The pace was slow, but enjoyable and as we slowly climbed through the valley, we stopped at a few places along the way to see the ancient cave churches, have a glass of freshly squeezed juice, and explore.

Cave Churches

Cave Church Cappadocia

We stopped at two incredible Cave Churches along the way. Hidden in the rocks, once you entered we were in awe from the intricate paintings, architecture, columns, and more. our guide unfortunately did not speak English, so we did get too much information about the amazing place, but it was still amazing to explore.


Sunset Horse Back Ride Cappadocia Turkey

We were a bit scared that we were going to miss the sunset as our guides seemed to be taking it a bit easy with time. But as the sun started to set and the golden rays tinged the rocks a stunning pink hue, we realized that we should have trusted their sense of time. It could not have been more perfect.

Sunset Horse Back Ride Cappadocia Turkey

The orange sun blazed in the sky. One of the most stunning sunsets I’ve ever seen. Overlooking beautiful valleys on one side and then turning around to see the pink rocks on the other, it was a surreal experience.

Rose Valley Sunset Cappadocia

Anyone would fall in love with horseback riding after this experience. It was so beautiful and memorable.


  • Your hotel can arrange everything! Just let them know that you want to go horse back riding and they will contact the ranch owners to arrange everything. Someone will come to pick you up and drop you off. Super convenient.
  • Cost – Considering that horse back riding is a very expensive pass time under normal circumstances, I’m happy to say that in Turkey it is very reasonably priced! Per person we payed 200 Tl for a 3 hour trip! Was so worth it!!
  • No experience necessary – It was my boyfriend’s first time horse back riding ever! I am much more experienced, but we both found it very enjoyable! It is just a walking trail, so if you’re looking for something more intense, it may be a challenge. I always love galloping if possible (like I was able to do in Georgia), but the sunset views and stops at ancient churches totally made up for that! It was a nice, relaxing experience.
  • Pictures! No need to worry about missing out on pictures while you’re riding…our guides took pictures of us the entire time and sent them to us in WhatsApp!
Sunset Horse Back Ride Cappadocia Turkey

I have to say that this Sunset Horseback ride was among the most amazing and memorable parts of my trip to Turkey. It was so stunning and beautiful, the experience of a LIFETIME. It just can’t be missed on a trip to Cappadocia!!!

For more incredible things to do in Cappadocia check out this post: 10 AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN CAPPADOCIA, TURKEY

Lots of Love and Safe Travels,

Danielle and Brooke, Colorful Sisters

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  2. jbcowgill

    There you going horsing around.

  3. Back To Stable Hill

    Those photos are gorgeous! It looks like you had a lot of fun!

  4. fravitch

    Those are very nice pictures!! I love the sunset photo ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Retirement and Dogs

    Live the pictures

  6. Lace Pearls & Little Girls

    This is amazing!! SO Beautiful! What you ladies are doing is truly inspiring, Can’t wait to read more!

    • Colorful Sisters

      Aww thank you so very much!! It really means a lot ๐Ÿ˜ So happy to have you along for the journey!

  7. Alison

    Magical photos ..what a lovely experience

  8. Michele Lee

    Beautiful photos.๐ŸŒ„ You would love horseback riding in the American Southwest! Just be sure to come during the cooler months.๐Ÿ˜„

  9. thesparrowmama

    Okay, totally jealous!!! Love horseback riding AND traveling. Iโ€™ll be living my life through you! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ amazing pics, too!!!

    • Colorful Sisters

      Ahhh yesss both are just the absolute best!!!! Usually my best memories while traveling are when I was horseback riding. It’s really an amazing thing to do in each country that we go to!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  10. annmary0723

    this looks soo beautiful ๐Ÿ˜

  11. Maria Dass The World

    Thanks for following my blog. Cappadocia is one of my favourite destinations – something so mystical and authentic about the place. Loved it!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•

  12. Edgar Calvelo

    Thank you for your fascinating text and photos. We enjoyed our stay in Cappadocia-underground caves, hot air balloons and ceramics and panoramic views.

    • Colorful Sisters

      Yess Cappaocia certainly has so much to offer!!! We could have spent so much time in the area!!

  13. Jyothi

    Wow… Its so fascinating, awesome pictures.

  14. VeroC Fashion

    Beautiful sunset nice place

  15. Optimal Health

    The landscape is just breath-taking. Beautiful pictures and splendid sunset.

  16. cigarman501

    Great photography. Super looking trip.

  17. rahjomuelvin

    Amazing.. my first time to see cave churches.๐Ÿฅฐ

    • Colorful Sisters

      It was a first for me too!! But they are so cool :):)

  18. wardah

    Cappadocia is so beautiful, I went there 2 years ago and the caves were so amazing! Those sunset pictures are gorgeous!

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  20. Nadine Gordon

    Great pictures! I love the cave churches!

  21. Jyotirmoy Deb

    Great Article !!

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