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Have the full experience as the Whirling Dervish ceremony unfolds before you in a caravanserais. Taste the traditional offering drink, Serbet, and learn the history of this spiritual ritual. This ticket includes round-trip hotel transfers!


  • Authentically experience Sema, the Whirling Dervishes ceremony, as you learn of the complex spiritual beliefs behind this ancient Turkish ritual.

  • Head to the caravanserais, accommodation built in medieval Seljuk for merchants and their animals. Explore these ancient structures that are now the site of The Sema.

  • Enjoy an inspiring 1-hour ceremony during which your friendly and professional guide will talk you through the symbolism.

  • Take a sip of Serbet, a traditional religious offering drink.

  • This ticket includes round-trip hotel transfers.


  • 1-hour Whirling Dervish show

  • Access to medieval caravanserais

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Going Through the Motions

Take this opportunity to experience an authentic Cappadocian ceremony. This ancient Turkish ritual represents the mystical journey of man's spiritual ascent through love. Gaze at the performers' incredible whirling and wander into meditative bliss. Whirling dervish ceremonies, which began as a form of meditation in the 13th century by famous Sufi Muslim mystic and poet Jalaluddin Rumi, holds enormous spiritual signifance.

Engaging with the Narrative

There are several steps to this ceremony. The selam portion presents us with a story of humanity, usually consisting of 4 segments: the first selam conveys how humans come to terms with their status as created beings, the second selam embodies the rapture felt when confronted with God’s omnipotent power, the third a transformation of rapture at God’s power into love, and the fourth how humans return to serve. This performance appears to be a conversation with the cosmos. You will leave with an appreciation for the diverse intangible cultural heritages of our species.

With pick-up and drop-off taken care of by us, all you have to do is bring an open mind and a curious heart.

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  • Mon to Sun: 6pm onward

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  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pick-up.

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs.

  • While booking, please provide the name of your hotel.

  • If your hotel is not in the pickup zone, you will be provided with the nearest pickup location.

  • On the day of your tour, please arrive at your hotel lobby 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled pickup time.

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of your hotel.

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