The whirling dance (Sufi whirling dance) is part of a formal ceremony known as Sema. The ceremony is performed to reach religious ecstasy and it symbolizes the different meanings of a mystic cycle to perfection. It is an İnspiration of Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi (1207 - 1273).Whirling Dervishes ceremonies start at 18:00 in winter and 21:00 in summer every night. The whole ceremony takes around one hour and we offer 'Serbet', a religious drink, after the ceremony. Rising Balloon Travel picks you up from your hotel in Goreme or other towns of Cappadocia half an hour earlier, which will give you enough time to see the parts of the caravanserai prior to ceremony