Specializing in tourism for almost 30 years, Matiana Travel continually offered exceptional tour programs to bring different local cultures together.
For instance, to show the original culture of the Cappadocia region, we invite our guests to traditional village houses where they can meet and learn more about the local people living there. Depending on their budget, guests freely make donations or do some charity work to help with the modest needs of these people. We are hands on in the area with various corporate social responsibility projects. We provide employment opportunities for people from nearby villages and support the youth population in their education.
All of our programs and projects are respectful to the native population and natural resources. We prefer family-run boutique hotels with personal customer care service rather than mass tourism hotel complexes. All our tour services are coordinated based on the principle of absolute customer satisfaction. It’s this approach that has led to our being the foremost tailor-made travel agency in Turkey. We love our country and we do not ‘sell’ any mass-oriented stereotypes, rather we offer genuine lifetime experiences with full respect for local life.
Cappadocia is an amazing and unique region, protected by UNESCO. As the natives of the region, we are aware of the importance of protecting our environment. We are closely associated with responsible tourism not only for our ancestral and cultural inheritance but also for the magnificent natural wonders from which the population’s main sources of living are derived. Although many locals have become involved in tourism over the years, agriculture remains the primary means of subsistence. Villagers tend the fields in the morning and then go on to open their shops at noon.
This fascinating region is also home to Indigo Group’s own unique luxury ‘cave’ hotel—Museum Hotel—where each stone has been carefully selected and hewn from rocks and local ruins to perfectly complement the natural rock-hues of the area without harming any natural or historical structure. Its decoration, magical atmosphere and level of guest satisfaction make Museum Hotel different from all other hotels in the region. We also operate Cross Golf in Cappadocia, one of the best examples of luxury responsible tourism in Turkey. Sponsorship for restorations & renovations of historical monuments is one of our other investments for culture. We have been sponsors for Tokali Cave Church and Sobessos Antique city in recent years.
At Matiana Travel, we always make sure of two things:
1. We offer a farewell gift to our guests. Designed by NAHIL (Women’s Handiwork Evaluation Charity), it’s something which is special for our guests and supports our community.
2. We plant a tree (with the help of the government organization TEMA) for each guest that visits with us. Why? Simply because all modern human activity creates some kind of carbon footprint, so through a replanting program we help nature to recover and let our guests leave their own mark on our country with their tree. Matiana Travel is a member of;
* The International Ecotourism Society
* Sustainable Travel International