While the Middle East may not be the top place on many people’s travel bucket list, this region has some of the most amazing and mysterious locations on the planet. The Middle East is home to some of the earliest known civilizations in the world, many of which have left behind ancient ruins and mysteries for modern researchers to solve. Additionally, the region is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes and interesting natural formations in the world.
In Turkey’s Central Anatolia Region lies the remnants of an ancient empire, a place that has gained legendary status from its place in ancient history and mythic status from its various natural wonders, like fairy chimneys and entire towns built out of the rock. While trekking across the valleys like the ancients is the traditional means of exploring this unique region, soaring over the area in hot air balloons is gaining popularity among tourists.