We offer original horseback journeys in Cappadocia (Turkey) to discover a different culture and breathtaking landscapes.

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<p> <img alt="Cimg0669" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/48311/CIMG0669.JPG"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>The Meltem horses</strong> : a receptive <strong>horse riding tourism</strong> agency based in Mustafapasa in <strong>Turkey </strong>(UNESCO classified site), in Cappadocia (The land of beautiful horses in Turkish) to offer horseback journeys.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>WHO?</strong></p> <p> <img alt="Capture_d__cran_2013-11-06___18.22.45" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/48338/Capture_d__cran_2013-11-06___18.22.45.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>                         </p> <p> The idea was born when we, <strong>Emilie &amp; Maïwenn</strong>, decided to travel together to Cappadocia (Turkey) 4 years ago.</p> <p> Both passionate about travelling, <strong>Maïwenn</strong> is fond of horses and <strong>Emilie</strong> is coming from the tourism sector.</p> <p> We both literally felt in love with Cappadocia during our trip in Turkey in 2009, where we met trustful friends who gave us support to start our project.</p> <p> The year we turned 30 years old has been the turning point, with a new trip to Turkey during which we met <strong>Hakki</strong>, a Turkish guy who is also in love with horses, and who would become our business partner.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>WHY THIS PROJECT ?</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="P5240017" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/48315/P5240017.JPG"></p> <p>  </p> <p> The Meltem horses was born from our willingness <strong>to offer journeys to get people to know others cultures and different life styles.</strong></p> <p> We want to make these<strong> adventure trips</strong> in small groups to be as close as possible to people and nature. Our expertise leads us to offer a <strong>new approach to travel, that answers travellers' new expectations</strong>, founded on the search of liberty and meeting with others.</p> <p> The Meltem horses has the ambition to give tourists the opportunity <strong>to travel differently,</strong> to feel unique, to have the feeling they are the first one to step on this land, to break routine, to change rhythm and evolve within breathtaking landscapes.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>HOW ?</strong></p> <p> <img alt="1000951_10151706409834652_1393487862_n" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/48316/1000951_10151706409834652_1393487862_n.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Offering original thematic tours for unforgettable holidays !</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>1. « Saddle and pepper » week</em></p> <p> &gt; 8 travelling days including 6 on horseback</p> <p> &gt; Discovery of local food and wines (visit of a wine factory and wine tasting, Turkish cooking lessons, gardening, market…)</p> <p> &gt; Cultural visits of Cappadocian towns, valleys and troglodytes churches</p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>2. « 100% galop » week</em></p> <p> &gt; 8 travelling days including 6 on horseback</p> <p> &gt; For experienced horse riders</p> <p> &gt; Last week end in Istanbul to see a horse race at the Veliefendi Hypodrom</p> <p> &gt; Cultural visits of Cappadocian towns, valleys and troglodytes churches</p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>3. « Slow travelling » week</em></p> <p> &gt; 8 travelling days including 6 on horseback</p> <p> &gt; A relaxing week to discover breathtaking landscape and cultural sites of Cappadocia</p> <p> &gt; You can come with non horse-riders. They will walk during the day with our guide Emilie and join horse-riders for cultural visits and pic-nic breaks as well as in the evening</p> <p> &gt; Other activities such as pottery workshop, cooking lessons, balloon flights…</p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>4.Team building / seminaries / conventions</em></p> <p>  </p> <p> All of our tours are all inclusive except flight ticket, which means they include airport transfer, food, accommodation, horse and equipment (extras and cultural visits are extra charge)</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Discovering the region in an ethic and unusual way !</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> We particularly pay attention to the respect of :</p> <p> * Local population</p> <p> * Animals well-being</p> <p> * Environment</p> <p> * Accommodation quality (family pensions and not impersonal hotels), activities and food quality</p> <p> <img alt="P6220275" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/48309/P6220275.JPG"></p>

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<p> We would like to reach a minimum amount of <strong>5.000€</strong> to buy equipment for the ranch, particularly saddlery : <strong>saddles, trappings, fillets, loins, helmets, chaps for a cavalry of 14 horses.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="946339_10151629992014652_812652860_n" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/48318/946339_10151629992014652_812652860_n.jpg"></p>



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