Full day South Cappadocia Tour including Underground City

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul
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  • 8 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

On this South Cappadocia Tour, Guests will be picked up from their hotels and depart for Derinkuyu underground city to visit the large refugee settlement carved by early Christians. From Derinkuyu you continue to the old Peristerema: ‘Valley of Sky’ along the Melendiz River. You will explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike 4km through the valley. On the way back the tour visits the Pigeon Valley. At the end of the trip, guests are dropped off at their hotel in Goreme.

Itinerary

09:30 - 09:45 am Pick up from your hotel

Full day tour of Southern Part of Cappadocia

Uchisar Castle is the highest point in the region. The castle and its surrounds used to be the most populated area this settlement to survey the enemies. The top of the citadel provides a magnificent panorama of the surrounding area.

Kızılçukur is a valley called Rose valley as well because of the red colors of the rocks. This is one of the best canyons for hiking in the area (3,5km). Kızılçukur was also used by Christians at the end of the 5th century so that you will explore the cave dwellings and old churches. The colors also change up according to the daylight. It is the best place to see the sunset.

Cavuşin this village is one of the ancient settlement in the early period of Christian having the oldest church of region dating back to 3rd century. It was precisely settled like a big town where you see lost of cave rooms used as living rooms, sleeping rooms, kitchens, wineries, etc. All these are waiting for you to explore where cave houses collapsed because of a landslide in 1960 which has a gorgeous view.

Love Valley called initially been White Valley offers you a beautiful view with its funny shaped fairy chimneys.

Underground City (Kaymaklı or Özkonak) this is the most interesting one in the region among 36 other ones which were first used by Hittites and later by Christians like a shelter in during Roman persecution times. By carving lots of rooms all connected with tunnels, they lived in here when enemies invaded the cities. You have a chance to see the places, food storages church, and kitchens. Chimneys and defense systems used in the underground town will surprise you during the visit.

Pigeon Valley is a panoramic viewpoint where you will see the pigeons and pigeon houses which were used to keep pigeons to collect their dropping for fertilizing the earth especially vineyards.

16:30-17:00 pm transfer back to your hotel

Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Departure Point

Your hotel in Cappadocia


Departure Time

9:30 AM


Return Details

return to hotel

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

8 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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