Full Day South Tour

Cappadocia , Turkey
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Full Day South Tour

The Price :    55.00
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Duration :   1 Day
Start Location:   Cappadocia

Highlights

  • Wander through the lunar-like landscape of Cappadocia
  • Explore churches, kitchens and water wells formerly used to support the existence of more than 20,000 people
  • Visit Turkey’s largest excavated underground city, trek in the Ihlara valley and more
  • Take the best photographs you’ve ever taken at Pigeon Valley and Uchisar Castle

Departure

We’ll pick you up from your hotel between 09:30 – 10:00 AM.

The tour has an approximate duration of 8 hours. (subject to change)

 

Itinerary

  • Our first stop will be at the Göreme Panoramic Point, where we have magnificent views over Göreme Valley.
  • We will head to the ancient Underground City occupied by many different civilizations throughout its 4000 year history. We will learn about how and why the city was built here and how they managed to live underground.
  • We will visit Selime rock-art Monastery, which is the biggest rock-cut structure in all of Cappadocia. The monastery was the center of religious, social and commercial life.
  • We will take will take a pleasant 3 km hike through Ihlara Valley, a natural green canyon as deep as 100 meters at some points. There you will see cave churches with some unusual frescoes and enjoy lunch by the river.
  • Our last stop has a beautiful view of Uçhisar Castle across the gardens of Guvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley). This is great location for scenic photos and an easy hike down to Göreme if you would like to finish your day with a walk.

This tour ends approximately at 17:00

Places You’ll See :

Schedule Details

Panoramic View of Goreme Esentepe Wish Will

Located between Uchisar and Goreme is a panoramic viewpoint which showcases the beauty of the crazy landscape that makes up Cappadocia. The Goreme Esentepe viewpoint overlooks the town of Uchisar as well as over the valleys that are scattered with the famous fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. The best panorama of the area, be sure your camera batteries are charged.

Underground City

The Christians who populated this area created these amazing underground cities when they were fleeing persecution back in the 14th Century. Some of the underground cities date back further than this and all hold an amazing moment of time from our ancient past. Be amazed at the architecture and the structure of these dwellings, which include many levels that separated the house dwellings from schools, cellars and even animal stables. Your tour guide will walk you through to show you how these people lived back in these ancient times of trying to flee and hide from persecution. You will be amazed by what you see.

Selime Monastery

An astonishing rock-cut construction and the largest religious structure in the Cappadocia region with a cathedral-sized church cut directly into the volcanic tuff. Inside, original frescoes can be found although some have been damaged by weather. Signs of early civilizations are also present at the ancient site: Hittites, Persians, Romans, Early Christians, Byzantines, Seljuk Turks and Ottomans are some of the many inhabitants to have settled here. Kitchens and stables are also present as well as monks' living quarters which are adorned with time-worn frescoes.

Ihlara Valley

The Ihlara Valley’s gorge is the unique home to rock-carved churches and underground dwellings. With nearly 100 in total, they line both sides of the gorge. The location of these churches and houses, hidden in the rocks, with their easy access to water, made them one of the first places for Christians to seek refuge from the Roman Empire.

Pigeon Valley

Pigeon Valley is an area of Cappadocia that the local farmers have created over the years. Local farmers used to farm pigeon manure as they realised it was a rich resource of fertiliser for their crops and soil. So all these pigeon houses have been carved into the rock faces over the centuries. You make the stop to enjoy the view over the valley and the Cappadocia region.

Panorama over Uchisar Castle

In the centre of Uchisar is one of the largest rock formations in Cappadocia – known as the Castle of Uchisar. It is the highest point over Cappadocia so  affords amazing views over the whole region and further onwards to Erciyes Mountains. It is the perfect spot to offer you all the best views over this amazing landscape of Cappadocia. A view you will never forget.

What's Included

  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Professional Guide
  • Transport by Air-conditioned minivan

What's Excluded

  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Optional)

Activities

  • Easy Tracking
  • Group Tour
  • Historical Tour
  • Small Group Tour

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