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The Whirling Dervish Ceremony is an enchanting religious ritual rooted in the traditions of the Mevlevi Order, a Sufi Muslim group established in the 13th century by the celebrated poet Rumi. Practiced primarily in Turkey, this mesmerizing dance known as the sema represents the dervishes' deep devotion and remembrance of God. Performed in a trance-like state, it is believed to bridge the gap between the earthly and the divine. Intriguingly, this profound experience unfolds in the historical settings of Cappadocia's stone carvings and caves, welcoming all, irrespective of religious affiliations.


  • The ceremony originates from the teachings of Rumi, an esteemed 13th-century poet.
  • It represents the dancer's spiritual journey towards divine communion.
  • The dance, known as the sema, is an act of dhikr or remembrance of God.
  • Dervishes whirl in a trance-like state, seeking spiritual connection.
  • The ceremony is practiced predominantly in the scenic landscapes of Turkey.
  • The breathtaking backdrop of Cappadocia's caves adds to the mystical allure.

What’s Included

  • Admission to the ceremony held in Cappadocia's unique caves or stone carvings.
  • Opportunity to witness the spiritual dance of the Mevlevi Order.
  • An immersive experience into the rich Sufi traditions and their symbolic expressions.
  • Meals and beverages.
  • Pickup/drop-off

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