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Embarking on the Cappadocia Ecotourism Expedition from December 1st to 3rd, 2023, in collaboration with ESN Existanbul, ESN Kadir Has, and ESN Cerrahpasa, our overarching goal is to craft an immersive experience that seamlessly intertwines the principles of sustainable tourism with the exploration of Cappadocia's unparalleled wonders. With a resolute commitment to protecting nature and promoting biodiversity, our activities will involve eco-conscious practices, ensuring minimal environmental impact while engaging participants in the preservation of Cappadocia's unique ecosystems. This transformative journey also focuses on enhancing physical health and well-being, encouraging active participation through outdoor pursuits such as hiking amid the region's natural landscapes. Moreover, we aim to showcase both the cultural and natural heritage of Cappadocia, unveiling its historical significance through guided tours to ancient sites and emphasizing the importance of preserving these treasures. Embracing the ethos of slow and sustainable tourism, our expedition promotes a mindful travel approach, supporting local businesses and artisans for the socio-economic betterment of the region. This expedition transcends the ordinary, offering participants a purposeful adventure that champions the delicate balance between humanity and the planet we call home. Together, let's write a chapter of responsible exploration and lasting memories in the heart of Cappadocia.


The Cappadocia Ecotourism Expedition, collaboratively organized by ESN Existanbul, ESN Kadir Has, and ESN Cerrahpasa, unfolded with purpose and distinction from December 1st to 3rd, 2023. This retrospective account illuminates a journey that seamlessly wove sustainable tourism principles into the very fabric of exploration, guided by the keywords "Protecting Nature and Promoting Biodiversity." Participants were actively engaged in eco-conscious practices, ensuring a minimal environmental footprint while instilling an understanding of the imperative to preserve Cappadocia's unique ecosystems.

Rooted in the ethos of "Physical Health & Well-Being," the expedition beckoned participants to embrace outdoor activities, notably hiking, against the backdrop of Cappadocia's breathtaking natural landscapes. This focus on well-being transcended individual benefits, resonating with a broader commitment to environmental stewardship.

The expedition, a curated showcase of "Cultural Heritage" and "Natural Heritage," unfolded with carefully designed tours unraveling the historical significance of ancient sites and accentuating the stunning beauty of Cappadocia's natural wonders. Participants not only bore witness to but actively contributed to the preservation of this rich cultural and natural tapestry.

Guided by the principles of "Slow and Sustainable Tourism," the expedition advocated for mindful travel practices, actively supporting local businesses and artisans. Participants thus became integral to the socio-economic sustainability of the region, leaving a positive impact that echoed beyond the duration of the journey.

In essence, the Cappadocia Ecotourism Expedition, having transpired in the past, stands as an exemplar of purposeful adventure. Every step was guided by a commitment to the delicate balance between humanity and the planet, an invitation to explore responsibly that left an indelible mark on Cappadocia's legacy, forging lasting memories for those who participated.

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By organising this activity, the organisers want to contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals
Protecting Nature and Promoting Biodiversity
Physical Health & Well-Being
Showcase Cultural Heritage
Showcase Natural Heritage
Slow and Sustainable Tourism

This activity is part of the project:

Green Erasmus
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