Whirling Dervishes Ceremony with Transfers


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Come and experience Sema- the whirling dervishes ceremony. Learn the complex spiritual beliefs behind this ancient Turkish ritual. Air-conditioned transportation to and from the ceremony is provided.
The Sema ceremony represents the mystical journey of man's spiritual ascent through love and his search for truth and perfection. It is believed that once the man has returned from his spiritual journey, he can love and be of service to all creatures surrounding him. Tonight, you have the opportunity to experience an authentic Cappadocian ceremony and witness an ancient Turkish ritual.

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Cappadocia and transported by luxury air-conditioned transport to the caravanserais, (caravan places). These abodes were built when trade across Turkey in medieval Seljuk times was dependent on camel trains. The buildings provided accommodation for the merchants and stabling for their animals. Today these ancient structures are the site of The Sema.

The ceremony lasts for one hour.


Package Details:


  • Half-day afternoon, 3 hours

  • Drinks - No

  • Dinner - No

  • Transport

    • Pick-up is available from the meeting point.

    • Pick-up and drop-off are available for selected hotels only.

  • Starting points

    • Pick-up is available from both the Old City and the New City areas. If your hotel is not located in these areas, please make your way to the meeting point: Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus (Hotel reception)

    • Address: Harbiye Mahallesi, Cumhuriyet Cd. No:50, 34367 Şişli/İstanbul.

    • Please call 24 hours in advance to confirm the pick-up time and location.

  • Endpoint

    • Same as Starting Point

Terms & Conditions:

  • Advanced booking requires a minimum of 14 working days before the arrival date.

  • Full payment is required once the booking is confirmed. 

  • A passport copy and full vaccination certificate copy are required upon reservation.

  • Passport Validity: Please ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of return.

  • Booking cancelled after 10 days prior to the departure date - Non-refundable.

  • Mayflower reserves the right to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances beyond its control without prior notice.

  • Mayflower does not accept responsibility for losses or expenses incurred due to delays by bad weather and other unforeseen incidents.

  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice and subject to currency frustration.

  • Mayflower Holidays Sdn. Bhd. reserves the absolute right to charge you an administration fee of not more than RM100 per person to cover the administration costs incurred by Mayflower Holidays Sdn Bhd for all amendments or cancellations.

  • In the event of cancellation, the refund amount will be in the form of a "Travel Wallet". Any handling fees incurred are non-refundable. Mayflower Holidays Sdn. Bhd. will evaluate the specific case and has the absolute right to decide whether it should be refunded.

  • Travel period: Immediate until further notice.


Start from
MYR 215
per person

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  • Return transfers from hotel

  • Whirling dervishes entrance ticket

  • Food and drinks

  • Other personal expenses