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CAPPADOCIA TOUR (tour#16)

Nevsehir, Turkey

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Cappadocia ( /kæpəˈdoʊʃə/; also Capadocia; Turkish Kapadokya, from Greek: Καππαδοκία / Kappadokía, Persian: کاپادوکیه‎ Kāpādōkiyeh) is a historical region in Central Anatolia, largely in Nevşehir Province. The name was traditionally used in Christian sources throughout history and is still widely used as an international tourism concept to define a region of exceptional natural wonders, in particular, characterized by fairy chimneys and a unique historical and cultural heritage. 

 

Now you are invited to see those fascinating geographical formations and cultural heritage.

Duration:

 

This tour consists of a two-day program (2 days and 1 night)

08:30 / 09:30 - You will be picked up from the hotel in Cappadocia. Pick up time depends on the location of the hotel.

The tour ends around 16:30 /17:00 and you will be dropped off to the hotel.

Departure-Arrival:

 

03:30 a.m. You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and transferred to the airport.
06:00 a.m.  Flight from Istanbul to Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport.
07:30 a.m. Arrival at the airport, transfer to Cappadocia.

On the second day, the tour ends around 16:30 /17:00. We will then drive back to the airport for flight to Istanbul.

 

Transportation

  • Bus

  • or Plane

Tour Program

The tour program is listed below. 

Day 1: North Cappadocia Tour (also known as Red Tour)

The places you will visit on the 1st day and their descriptions are as follows.

 

Rose Valley (Kizilcukur): This valley has its own beautiful rock formations and some have rock-carved hidden churches. You will be amazed by the countless parts connecting the villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. The valley is isolated thanks to Ürgüp, a district of Nevşehir. It is also possible to see the friendly locals of the region working and offering you grapes, apples or apricots to you. 

 

Open Air Museum: This place is located in Göreme, an important Christian center in the early years of the middle age and a bishopric administered by Mokissos near Aksaray in the 11th and 13th Centuries. You will be able to see the vast numbers of monasteries, chapels, and churches.

Monks Valley (Pasabaglari): Paşabağları means Pasha's Vineyard and this area is surrounded by incredible rock formations. Paşabağı offers you a spectacular scene with three-headed fairy chimneys.

Cavusin: Çavuşin is one of the oldest settlements in this area.  The Church of St. John the Baptist is located in Cavusin and it offers a panoramic view of the village. The Church is dated back to the 5th century with its historical paintings. Even though it is eroded away, it had a surprisingly big courtyard.

Avanos: You will have a chance to attend pottery workshops in this little town Avanos. It is located deep into the hillside and it is the center of terracotta works of art dated back to the 3000 B.C. Red River passing through the town gives life both to the land and the local economy with its characteristic clay.

 

Uchisar Castle:  Uchisar is a primitive town in the middle of Cappadocia. The Castle, which has settled on a big rock ledge, dates back hundreds of years and overlooks Cappadocia Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.

 

Devrent Valley:  The valley is also known as different names like Imaginary Valley and Pink Valley. There are no cave churches in the valley like the other valleys of Cappadocia. The small fairy chimneys in the valley (some of them are animal-shaped) create a moon landscape with their strange appearance.

 

Day 2: South Cappadocia Tour (also known as Green Tour)

The places you will visit on the 2nd day and their descriptions are as follows.

Derinkuyu Underground City: Derinkuyu underground city has approximately 7 floors and 85m deep. It contains stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, churches, wineries, etc. Derinkuyu Underground City was opened to visitors in 1965 but so far only 10% can be visited.

Ihlara Valley - Trekking: Early Christians are settled in this valley and have constructed their rock houses and temples by carving the tuffs in the valley. The waters of the Melendiz River are named Ihlara, meaning in Peristrema as "The people of circulating waters". According to them, searching for the source of the water in Ihlara means, in fact, 'trying to reveal the meaning of life'. It takes 1/2hrs to walk from the Ihlara Vadisi to Belisirma and about 3hrs to walk from Belisirma to Selime.

 

Belisirma and Lunch Break: After walking through Ihlara Valley to Belisirma we will arrive at a local restaurant for a smorgasbord lunch, a mixture of Turkish and Western food including dessert.


Pigeon Valley: We will enjoy a panoramic view of Pigeon Valley with the centuries-old pigeon houses carved from the cliffs. Pigeon manure has been used by local farmers as a rich source of fertilizer for their crops.


Selime Monastery: Selime Monastery has an astonishing rock-cut architecture with a vast kitchen and soaring chimney. 


Goreme Esentepe (Panoramic View): We will be enjoying the magnificent landscape of Goreme that has been formed by solidified lava streams, its ash and tuff stone. As a result of thousands of years of continual erosion,  this area looks like a lunar landscape. The colorful nature of the fairy chimneys also creates a unique scene. You can see both light and dark colors like white, yellow, pink, grey and black.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITYIf you like to book for Hot Air Balloon Tour on Day 2 which will be early morning before the South Cappadocia Tour, please inform your guide. Please note that the price will be added to the total amount. Hot Air Baloon Tour is not included in the tour package.

Guiding:

 

Our tours are run by professionally licensed guides who speak English very well, have a bachelor's degree and have many certificates and are also very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Istanbul.

 

Pricing:

 

Prices change according to the hotel that you want to stay and/or plane/bus ticket rates. We will send you the accommodation options and prices after you complete your booking. Then you can decide which one to choose or you can cancel your booking.

What is included in this tour?

  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off service in Istanbul and Cappadocia is available and free

  • Domestic flight/bus tickets from/to Istanbul

  • Entrance fees to places mentioned in the program

  • Professional guidance during the tour (in English)

  • Services Charges & Local Taxes

  • Lunch

What is excluded from this tour?

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Beverages at lunch

  • Dinner

Additional Information:

  • We also offer daily tours from Istanbul to Cappadocia. You can think of those daily tours as North Cappadocia Tour and South Cappadocia Tour seperately. For more information, please ask our operator if you want to join those daily tours. 

Please contact for the price and reservation