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Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in Cappadocia with Transfer Description

On this fascinating cultural tour, participate in an authentic Sema ceremony, a traditional Turkish spiritual celebration, and enjoy the lovely singing, instrument playing, and spiritual dancing.

Key Highlights

  • Experience Sema, the ceremony of the whirling dervishes
  • Discover the intricate spiritual concepts underlying this traditional Turkish ceremony
  • Enjoy a Serbet, a sacred beverage
  • Examine the history and culture of Turkey

Detailed Description

The picture of the expertly spinning, entirely white-clad whirling dervish is one that everyone has seen. The dervish, a component of Sufism and the Mevlevi Order for over 700 years. In this fascinating experience have the chance to participate in a genuine Cappadocian ritual. See the traditional Turkish ceremony that symbolizes the magical ascent of man's spirit through love and meditation. The dervish is depicted spinning as his arms are outstretched and his right hand is pointed upward, signifying his willingness to receive God's blessing. In order to share God's spiritual gift with people who are watching the Sema, the dervish's left hand is turning toward the earth. Sufis hold the view that humans were created with love with the intention of loving, hence it is also thought that as the dervish revolves from right to left around his own heart, he embraces all of mankind with love.
Your journey will start with a pickup from your Cappadocia lodging. Visit the caravanserais, which were accommodations for merchants and their animals established during the Seljuk era. Marvel at these historic buildings that are now home to The Sema. Enjoy a one-hour ceremony that is uplifting and meditative, as your knowledgeable and amiable guide walks you through the ceremonies. Try sweet Serbet, a traditional beverage offered as a sacrifice.

Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in Cappadocia with Transfer Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Live entertainment

Exclusions

  • Food
  • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusions

Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in Cappadocia with Transfer Additional Information

Restrictions: 
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the vehicles.
  • Pets are not allowed in the Whirling Dervishes Ceremony Experience.
Timings:
  • The Whirling Dervishes Ceremony Experience commences at 1:30 PM.
  • The duration of the experience will be around 1 hour.
What to Wear: 
  • Dress in line with the local customs for the Whirling Dervishes Ceremony Experience.
  • We suggest you wear comfortable shoes.
Eligibility:
  • Toddlers and infants below the age of 3 are not permitted in the Whirling Dervishes Ceremony Experience.
  • Kids aged between 4 and 11 years are charged as per the child fare.
  • Guests above the age of 11 are charged as per the adult fare.
Things to Note:
  • The Whirling Dervishes Ceremony Experience is equipped to entertain guests that are wheelchair users
  • Please note that the host can speak English, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese languages.
  • Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.

Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in Cappadocia with Transfer Cancellation Policy

  • For a full refund cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start of the Whirling Dervishes Ceremony Experience.
  • No-shows and late cancellations are non-refundable.

My Voucher

  • Your Whirling Dervishes Ceremony Experience tickets are valid for the time and date stated.
  • Your Whirling Dervishes Ceremony Experience tickets will be mailed to you once you’ve made a booking. All you have to do is show the voucher with a Govt id proof.
Meeting Point
Present your voucher at the start of the tour.

Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in Cappadocia with Transfer Location

Cappadocia, Turkey

Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in Cappadocia with Transfer Frequently Asked Questions

What is the origin of the whirling dervish ceremonies?
Whirling dervish ceremonies were started as a form of meditation by Jalaluddin Rumi, the famous Sufi Muslim mystic and poet, in the 13th century.
Are children allowed on the Whirling Dervishes Ceremony Experience?
Yes, kids are allowed to enter with the accompaniment of an adult.
How long is the Whirling Dervishes Ceremony Experience ticket valid for?
Your tickets are valid for the time and date stated.
Why don't whirling dervishes get dizzy?
Movements during the “sema”, their wearings, inner peace, and their diet prevents the emergence of dizziness, nausea, or a sense of imbalance in Whirling dervishes.
Can a woman be a whirling dervish?
Traditionally, only men can dance as Whirling Dervishes, although that is beginning to change. In Istanbul, men and women can now take part in the dance together.
What is the purpose of whirling dervish?
It is a customary meditation practice performed within the sema, or worship ceremony, through which dervishes aim to reach the source of all perfection, or karma.

Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in Cappadocia with Transfer Ratings & Reviews

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Abdel

Travelled August 2021

Good price, delivery within few minutes. All good.

Muna

Travelled August 2021

Perfect money value

PARAKKAT KUNHAPPUTTY

Travelled August 2021

Easy to book and discounted price . ticket received with in 15 seconds.

Muhammad Furqan

Travelled August 2021

It was great bargain, really great offer!

Hatem Fouad

Travelled August 2021

Good experience and nice day and fun to spend at the park

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