Your private guide picks you up in the morning at your hotel and transfers you to Ayvali in a private vehicle.
Depending on the season, you'll start with a morning walk to the fruit orchards around the village or a stop at the local market. Collect fresh fruit from the trees (between June and October) or go to the storage room inside a cave for lemons and potatoes. Continue through the narrow streets of the village, pausing to socialize with the locals as you are invited in for a cup of tea, dessert, or fruit at their homes.
You might learn to make grape syrup, tomato sauce, or collect pumpkin seeds depending on the time of year. Drink Turkish coffee or tea at the kahvehane (coffeehouse), a hub for local life, and visit the mosque to learn more about religious customs.
Join a Turkish family for a delicious homemade lunch at their home. Help to gather ingredients from their garden and prepare the meal, learning the secrets to cooking some classics of Turkish cuisine. Sit with the family in a traditional Turkish fashion while eating your lunch.
After lunch, take a walk through a lovely nearby valley, then drive to a cave winery to check out how wine is made in Cappadocia. Have the option to stop at a handicraft center before your tour ends with hotel drop-off in the early evening.