South Cappadocia Tour

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South Cappadocia Tour

On the morning of your tour we will pick you up from your accommodation in Cappadocia. Pickup areas include Uchisar, Goreme, Urgup, Avanos, Ortahisar, Nevsehir and Cavusin. We do not do pickup from Kayseri. We will then visit the following destinations

Highlights of South Cappadocia Green Tour
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GOREME ESENTEPE ( FOR PANAROMIC VIEW)
The magnificent landscape around Göreme has been formed from its solidified lava streams, its ash and tuff stone, all dating from the Neocene period. A result of thousands of years of continual erosion makes this area look like a lunar landscape. The fairy chimneys also have a great colour variety. There are light and dark colours from white to yellow, pink, grey and black.

DERINKUYU UNDERGROUND CITY

Derinkuyu is situated 29km from Nevsehir, on the road to Nigde. The city is approximately 85m deep.  It contains all the usual rooms found in an underground city (stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, churches, wineries etc). Apart from these, a large room with a barrel vaulted ceiling on the second floor was a missionary school, the rooms to the left being study rooms. From the 3rd and 4th floors onwards the descent is by way of vertical staircases, which lead to a cruciform plan church on the lowest floor. The 55m deep ventilation shaft was also used as a well. Not every floor was provided with surface access in order to protect the dwellers from poisoning during raids. Derinkuyu Underground City was opened to visitors in 1965 but so far only 10% can be visited.

IHLARA VALLEY - TREK
Early Christians have constructed their rock houses and temples by carving the tuffs in the valley of Ihlara, through the valley runs the Melendiz River. The waters of the river are named Ihlara as Peristrema meaning "The people of circulating waters". To search the source of the water in Ihlara, is in fact trying to reveal the meaning of life. It takes 2 1/2hrs to walk from the Ihlara Vadsisi Turistik Tesisleri to Belisirma and about 3hrs to walk from Belisirma to Selime.

BELISIRMA
After walking through Ihlara Valley you will be driven to Belisirma for a smorgasbord lunch, a mixture of Turkish and Western food including dessert.

SELIME MONASTRY
Selime Monastery is an astonishing rock cut structure incorporating a vast kitchen and soaring chimney, a church with a gallery all around it, stables with feeding troughs and other evidence of the troglodyte lifestyle.

PIGEON VALLEY
You will stop on the outskirts of Goreme village and look down into Pigeon Valley to see the centuries old pigeon houses carved from the cliffs. Throughout the years farmers have used pigeon manure as a rich source of fertiliser for their crops.


Tour Prices

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INCLUSIONS
  • Hotel transfers
  • Guided tour
  • Tips
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  • Entrance tickets
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Departure Info
  • Tour Duration
    1 Days
  • Departing Cities
    Goreme, Avanos, Nevşehir, Urgup, Uchisar
  • Returning Options
    Goreme, Avanos, Nevşehir, Urgup, Uchisar
  • Departure days
    Every day
  • Starting Time
    9:30 AM
  • End Time
    5:30 PM
  • Duration
    06:30 Hours
Essential Info
  • Pick-up Time
    To be confirmed
  • Tour Type(s)
    Group Tour
  • Group Size
    15
  • Language(s)
    English, Spanish
Transport
  • Tour bus