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Full-Day Cappadocia Red Plus Tour

4.6 / 5

62 reviews

Activity provider: TRAVELUX CAPPADOCIA

Full-Day Cappadocia Red Plus Tour

Activity provider: TRAVELUX CAPPADOCIA
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From US$ 41.05 per person

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Most of the highlights in Cappadocia can be seen in one day with this Red Plus Tour as it also includes the underground city. Therefore, this tour will be great if you only have a limited amount of time in the region.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up from all hotels in the Cappadocia region.

Experience

Highlights
  • See all of the most important sights of Göreme Open Air Museum
  • Visit and take amazing photos of Göreme Valley from Esentepe panoramic viewpoint
  • Learn and try making pottery and ceramics in a pottery art center in Avanos
  • View important points of the underground city
  • Catch all the different shapes of rock formations which look like animals in Imagination Valley
Full description
You will be picked up from your hotel by a professional tour guide after your breakfast at around 09:45/ 10:00. Your first encounter with Cappadocia will be Devrent Valley (Imagination Valley). In this valley, different rock formations can be seen as animals which is why this valley can also be called Imagination Valley. Use your imagination to describe all these rocks. Then, head to Monks Valley or also known as Paşabağları. There is a bit of a difference between these two meanings in English and Turkısh. Monks used to live here and hide from the religious pressures of the Roman government or local people. During Roman period, most of the people were pagan and not Christian. That's why, all the history of these places come from this point. In Turkish, Paşa means men who have lots of money and land. Bağ means land or area can be purchased. In the following years, all these rich men bought some part of land for their own economic power. Afterwards, the local people where known as Paşabağları. Avanos town will be your third point of interest. In the art center, you will see how to make pottery and ceramic in the Cappadocia region. History of pottery making and ceramic dates back to Hittite emperors (B.C. 4000). Avanos is only town which is famous for pottery and ceramic made by red and white clay only. In the art center, you will be shown a pottery making demonstration and also be able to try try yourself. After all process of demonstration, you will have an open buffet lunch in a local, clean restaurant as a tour break. After a short photography break at  Esentepe viewpoint, see the stunning Gōreme Valley and fairy chimneys. The largest and tallest fairy chimney known as Uchisar Castle will be your next point of interest located in Uchisar. It is also a natural structure, not made by human hand. In case of dangerous situations, you will not be allowed to climb the castle.  The most important place for Christianity and known as an open air museum, Göreme Open Air Museum will be waiting for your visit after Uchisar Castle. This will be completely similar with today's university model. You will see dormitories ( for men and women), churches (9 to 10), chapels, dining rooms, mutual places and classrooms. You will see wall paintings or frescoes on most of walls of the churches in this museum. These paintings depict some scenes from the Bible or some other important point in the life of Jesus Christ. People used to live here as students and teachers together. In addition, teachers gave Christian courses to their students from the Bible. Then after their graduation, they would go to some other part of Turkey in order to spread and teach Christianity to the people. Finally, you will visit the deepest and largest underground city in Cappadocia. Consisting of seven floors, you will see all parts of the underground city open to the public and learn how people had survived under limited opportunities. Mainly, you will see stalls, dining rooms, food storage rooms, churches, kitchens and other similar places you would normally find in a living area. Your professional art historian guide will gladly explain all the details and the history of the places you will visit during your tour schedule. 
Includes
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Transportation with luxury air-conditioned vehicle
  • Open buffet lunch
  • English-speaking art historian guide
  • Pick-up / drop-off hotel
  • Drinks
  • Personal expences
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 62 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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A great tour if you want to see lots of Cappadocia in one day. The guide - Mehmet was very knowledgeable and provided some interesting references and cultural information. The tour is a whistle stop of many places. I quite enjoyed the get off take pictures, return and move on aspect, though if you are looking for a more informative tour then I suggest you look elsewhere. The only thing I would change is the final site - we visited the open air museum around 4/5pm, by that time many were tired and the sun was beating down. It was difficult to stifle an interest in yet another fairy chimney by that point.

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July 16, 2022

Efficient, great views, helpful staff. Staff collected us in a minibus at 3:45 am sharp, picked up a few others on the way and drive us to the air balloons site. We got on to the basket within 15-20 minutes during which the balloon was being pumped with hot air and we were off for take off. Had ample time to get up in the air and see sunrise. Champagne was actually a cocktail of Brut and grape/berry juice which was disappointing but other great. Breakfast is a packaged croissant, apple and crackers. Got cancelled on my original date due to high winds but was east enough (message on WhatsApp) to get onto the next day’s ballon ride.

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July 4, 2022

The goals you set are definitely worth it. The tour guide tried very hard, her announcements (e.g. when we should meet again at the bus after visiting the individual sights) were not at all clear/unambiguous. It was annoying that our tour group of 10 people was "dominated" by 4 Indians, who were constantly chattering nonsense, listening to music during the tour - even during the tour guide's announcements - (sometimes different songs sounded from three different smartphones) and making phone calls. The tour guide should have put a stop to this outrageous behavior!!!

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June 16, 2022

Product ID: 138599