Cappadocia Whirling Dervishes Ceremony


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The Whirling Dervishes ceremony, also known as the "Sema," is a spiritual ritual performed by followers of the Sufi branch of Islam. It originated in the 13th century in the region of Cappadocia, Turkey, and has since spread to other parts of the world.

During the ceremony, the dervishes, dressed in traditional white robes, spin continuously while chanting and performing a series of gestures. The spinning represents the dervishes' spiritual journey towards enlightenment and their surrender to the divine.

The ceremony is a beautiful and mesmerizing display of devotion and spiritual devotion. It is held in special venues, such as museums and cultural centers, and is open to the public. Visitors are welcome to observe the ceremony and learn more about the spiritual traditions of the Sufi people.

Cappadocia, with its unique geological formations and ancient history, is a popular tourist destination and a perfect setting for the Whirling Dervishes ceremony. Visitors to the region can experience the Sema as part of a cultural tour or attend a standalone performance. The ceremony is an unforgettable and enriching experience that offers a glimpse into the rich spiritual traditions of the region.


What to expect

  • Whirling dervishes ceremony start at 18:00 in winter and 21:00 in summer every evening
  • Ceremony takes place in a historical 13th century caravanserai which provides a unique atmosphere
  • The children under 10 years old will not be accepted to the ceremony
  • Photography is prohibited during the ceremony. After the ceremony is over, there will be a 5-minute show where you are allowed to take pictures


Cancellation Policy

To receive a full refund, travelers may cancel up to 24 hours before the experience start date in the local time in Istanbul. No refunds will be given after that time. (In the cancellation policy, the tour start time is 9 am)



Hotel pick up and drop off
Transportation with modern A/C vehicles
Serbet, a religious drink.
Personal Expenses


Travel Styles

Hotel pick up - drop off


1 to 4 hours


What time are you going to pick us up from our hotel in Cappadocia?
You will be picked up from your hotel approximately 30 minutes before the ceremony start time. You will be notified of the finalized hotel pickup time.
Which phone number should we call if we want to reach you?
Our phone number +905320507933 You can text or call us via WhatsApp, Line, WeChat, Viber and Telegram
Do you offer hotel pick up and drop off?
Yes, we pick you up from your hotels and drop off your hotels after the ceremony.

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