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“Best tour in Turkey”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Shah Mat Travel

Shah Mat Travel
Ranked #14 of 79 Outdoor Activities in Goreme
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Shah Mat Travel is a licenced Travel agency in Cappadocia and and we do organize Cappadocia daily tours. Our tours are max with 15 people and with last model mercedes Sprinter minibuses. Sure we organize private tours as well. We do have English,Spanish and Portuguese speaking guides.
Sydney
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best tour in Turkey”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

My friend and I toured Cappadocia in early September and Harun was our tour guide for the entire time we were there. He made the whole trip immensely enjoyable for us, providing us with in depth information about the area (which he is clearly passionate about), but doing so in a really enjoyable way. We were very well taken care of, not only by Harun but by the drivers, Sakir, Hussain and Jengis as well. We felt as though we were being provided VIP treatment which made the trip so much more enjoyable.

The hot air balloon was the highlight of the trip but the hike and Turkish night dinner were great fun too. Harun organised everything seemlessly and we had no issues at any point. Wherever we went, everything was pre-organised and ready for us which made it easy. Harun's excellent communication skills made it easy to ensure we were well understood and looked after and his clever and witty jokes made every moment thoroughly enjoyable.

If you are ever in Turkey, I strongly recommend a visit to Cappadocia and once there you simply have to look up Shah Mat travel! I have never had a more positive experience with a tour group and this is due to the amazing people that work there and their personal touch at making everyone feel welcome in their home town.

Visited September 2013
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Shakir50, Yönetici at Shah Mat Travel, responded to this review, February 15, 2017
We are glad to see your nice comments about our services. We would like to improve our service quality by your candid comments. Thank you so much for your interest. We would like to welcome you again in Cappadocia.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Shah Mat Tours an Jarun in particular are fantastic.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

With Harun leading this such an organised Tour you certainly get to see. The best of Cappadpcia - one of the highlights of Turkey.
Harun speaking perfect English and has a wicked spence of humour to make your Trip as enjoyable as possible.

Visited September 2013
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Shakir50, Yönetici at Shah Mat Travel, responded to this review, February 15, 2017
We are glad to see your nice comments about our services. We would like to improve our service quality by your candid comments. Thank you so much for your interest. We would like to welcome you again in Cappadocia.

Best Regards
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Stratford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“great trip and travel guide made it better”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

We had a great travel experience here in Cappadocia. I loved the information our tour guide, HARUN, had. He was so informative and friendly and made the experience even better! We went to several places that were the highlights of the area, and then the tour guide even offered us EXTRA places to go visit like a carpet making place and a jewelery fabrication studio. It was very entertaining. Lunches were good too. The only downside was we felt that there were too many stops for shopping and even the carpet making and jewelry place was to entice people to buy. We were intersted in the historical and cultural aspect of the tour rather than the shopping part so we were not happy when we had to wait for the rest of the group to finish shopping so we could move on. However, the places we did go to shop were not aggressive or pushy so it was not all that bad. Overall, they did a wonderful job with the tour and our guide, Harun was excellent! He even became ill towards the end of our 2nd day and we had no indication he felt poorly until the very end of the day. He also refused to leave us alone at the shuttle bus stop when we told him he needed to go to the doctor immediately. He waited until our bus came and then left. above and beyond service there. Thanks Harun!

Visited August 2013
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Shakir50, Yönetici at Shah Mat Travel, responded to this review, February 15, 2017
We are glad to see your nice comments about our services. We would like to improve our service quality by your candid comments. Thank you so much for your interest. We would like to welcome you again in Cappadocia.

Best Regards
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Experience Amazing Cappadocia with Shah Mat Travel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Our 2 day trip in Cappadocia with Shah Mat Travel was arranged through their partner agency, Chora Travel in Istanbul, and I have to say it was the best tour during our time in Turkey. I was looking forward to the hot air balloon tour but other than that, I didn't know much about Cappadocia and didn't have much expectation. Our guide for both days, Harun, had made it an absolutely enjoyable experience for us - he was fun, energetic, and able to answer all the questions we had about the attractions. I was also moved by his love for the nature and environment. Our driver Şakir was very kind and helpful too.

The underground city tour and the hot air ballon flight were the highlights of our trip. We got to see the magical landscape of Cappadocia. The Turkish Night performance was also a lot of fun.

I would highly recommend Shah Mat Travel to everyone who's considering a trip in Cappadocia. You will have an amazing time.

Visited August 2013
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Shakir50, Yönetici at Shah Mat Travel, responded to this review, February 15, 2017
We are glad to see your nice comments about our services. We would like to improve our service quality by your candid comments. Thank you so much for your interest. We would like to welcome you again in Cappadocia.

Best Regards
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Barcelona, Spain
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104 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“CAPADOCIA Chora Travel Turkey”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

circuit I made two nights three days of Cappadocia, With Chora Travel Turkey.
I have to say That Both excursions with English-speaking guide, like the hotel, as well as transfer to aeropueerto PICK, worked perfectly.
meeting expectations.
At a very reasonable price.
The visit to Cappadocia was very nice and I would recommend to everyone.
July month of 2013
francisco Ayala
Barcelona (Spain)

Visited July 2013
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Shakir50, Yönetici at Shah Mat Travel, responded to this review, February 15, 2017
We are glad to see your nice comments about our services. We would like to improve our service quality by your candid comments. Thank you so much for your interest. We would like to welcome you again in Cappadocia.

Best Regards
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