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Cappadocia 1-Hour Whirling Dervishes Show

Activity provider: Booking Guide Turkey

Cappadocia 1-Hour Whirling Dervishes Show

Activity provider: Booking Guide Turkey

From US$ 82.14 per person

See a stunning show of the Mevlevei Sema ceremony in Cappadocia. Known for its whirling dervishes and dances, enjoy a complex musical repertoire and follow a mystical journey through man’s spiritual ascent through mind and love to perfection.

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Duration 1 hour
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Pick up transfers from hotels in Avanos, Goreme and Urgup area


  • Witness an amazing performance of the Sema dance
  • Learn about the world famous Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi
  • Watch the miraculous dance of the dervishes
  • Thrill to the spectacular costumes and music
Full description
The Sema Whirling dervishes ceremony is the inspiration of Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi (1207 - 1273). A part of the Turkish culture, it is also integral to the belief system and history of Konya. The ceremony symbolizes the different meanings of a mystic cycle to perfection; Ascension to Mirac. In essence, it is what we do as a form of remembrance to God. The most notable person in Konya was the world famous “Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi” who established the Mevlevi Sufi philosophy. Watch in wonder at this 1-hour show in Cappadocia, as the whirling dervishes take their place and praise the Prophet Mohammed. Following a chant, the extraordinary whirling dervishes revolve to represent the birth of humanity. With his hat (his ego's tombstone), and his white skirt (his ego's shroud) the dervish is spiritually born to the truth. When he removes his black cloak, he journeys and advances to the spiritual maturity through the stages of the Sema. At the beginning and each stage of the Sema, holding his arms crosswise he testifies to God's unity. It ends with Fâtiha for the souls of all prophets, martyrs and believers, and a prayer for the salvation of the country. Dating back centuries, the tradition represents in thrilling fashion the idea that in the universe, everything, from atoms to the solar system to the blood that circulates in the body, revolves.
  • Pick up transfers from hotels in Avanos, Goreme and Urgup area
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • A religious drink called Serbet
  • Return transfer to your hotel
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Important information

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    • To respect the Dervishes, no alcoholic drinks are allowed

    Product ID: 17686