Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony (Original one in Historical Caravansarai)

Duration: 50 minutes
Destination: Turkey, Cappadocia, Goreme

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  • 50 minutes
  • Goreme
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Whirling Dervish Ceremony: It is known as the most mystical dance in the world, created and developed with the inspiration of Rumi (1207-1273). It taught by Shams-i Tabriz to Mevlana. In fact, when looked more deeply, it is the ritual of the Mevlevi dervishes. It can be summarized as the ritual they perform by opening their arms to both sides, turning their right palm to the sky and turning their left palm to the earth, and taking them from God and giving them to the people, accompanied by instruments such as the Ney. (Reed Flute) Here, music is an instrument that helps meditation.

*This a real dervish ceremony, not touristic show

*The dervishes are real and musicians are live

*The historical building is exotic and unique
syrup is complimentery.

*Evening time Light show about the formations of Cappadocia.

* Transfer from hotel to Dervish House and back to hotel (13km from Goreme)

Visit: Saruhan Culture and Event Center, Yeni kayseri Yolu 6 km, Nevsehir 50500 Turkey

You will be picked up from your hotel and after 20 minutes of drive we will arrive to Saruhan Caravanserai, one of the best well cept Carawanserai of Anatolia will be even worth to visit.

We will get to Dervishane (Dervish House) for watching a real Dervish Ceremony.
One of the oldest Carawanserai of Anatolia from 13th century. (Saruhan Carawanserai)
A real dervish ceremony with live music will be so mystic and amazing.
At the last 15 minutes part of the ceremony you will be allowed to take some pictures or video.

After tasting very delicious Şerbet (Syrup) we drive you back to your hotel.

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Saruhan Culture and Event Center

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick you up exactly from your hotel, you can just wait in lobby area so we can find you easy and faster.

Departure Time

6:00 PM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


50 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


08 Jun, 2022

So humbled and honoured to witness the ceremony. So beautiful and spiritual. I came all the way from UK to see this. Something I got inspired by watching the Yunis Emre drama.


07 Jun, 2022

what an amazing experience. the pictures do not do any justice., its a must see ., i highly recommend it. plus our guide Shahin who picked us up and took us to the place., was a true local., gave so much of new information about cappadocia., spoke very good english., helped us with the restuarants., dropped us at a convenient place., cheers to shahin ( paphlagonia tour company ) ., now about the dervishes ceremony., truly magical & soulful ., cant describe it in words., once has to experience it live., and at caravanserai., which is as authentic as one can get. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.


13 May, 2022

Thanks for a priceless experience! I received door-to-door treatment as if I were a VIP, and being the only guest for that day enhanced it further - the lady who fetched me made an effort to share her knowledge on Cappadocia. And the ceremony itself was mesmerising, I could relate to it well, being a Muslim - I was tearing at the end of the ceremony. It was beautiful. Regardless of your religious beliefs, I feel that the ceremony could be enjoyed by anyone who would like to experience something different.

umme h

27 Apr, 2022

What an experience! Definitely not for people who are looking for entertainment . This is an authentic dervish ceremony. No gimmicks, just pure ascension of the soul.


29 Dec, 2021

It was an interesting experience to be able to witness a traditional authentic Dervish ceremony. Do take note that some tour operators doesn’t offer authentic Dervish ceremony where there is live music playing. Paphalgonia tour from Cappadocia offers a genuine traditional Dervish ceremony and conducts a pre-show briefing in Russian, Turkish and English language. Although this ceremony might not satisfy a non-muslim individual as it is mostly

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