Experience the valleys of Cappadocia and marvel at the amazing rock formations. See cave dwellings and rock-cut churches. Admire the frescoes at the Goreme Open Air Museum. Visit the churches of the Ihlara Valley and enjoy lunch by the Melendiz River.
What to Expect
Explore the unusual rock formations of Cappadocia on a 2-day guided tour. You’ll see rock-cut churches adorned with frescoes, conical rock formations that were used as dwellings, and the rock figures of the Devrent Valley. An overnight stay and 1 breakfast and 2 lunches are included.
Day 1: Cappadocia (Lunch)
Begin your adventure in Cappadocia by visiting some of its valleys. The first stop is the Goreme Valley, where you’ll learn about the process of rock formation. Afterwards you’ll drive to Uchisar to see the cave dwellings in the conical rock formations.
Have a tea and coffee break before heading to the Goreme Open Air Museum. At the museum you’ll see the preserved frescoes on the rock-cut churches and monasteries.
Enjoy a buffet lunch and then visit Urgup to see the fairy chimneys afterwards. You’ll have a chance to taste wine at a local winery. Visit a hill that’s riddled with caves, and take a short walk in the Devrent Valley to experience the variety of rock formations there.
You’ll drive to Monks Valley, where you’ll see housing and living spaces found only in this area. Stop in Avanos, a pottery town, and take a short walk in Rose Valley. See the sunset at the end of the day’s sightseeing. Overnight in Avanos, Urgup, or Goreme.
Day 2: Ihlara Valley – Selime Cathedral – Derinkuyu Underground City – Pigeons Valley (Breakfast, Lunch)
You’ll be picked up at your hotel at 09:00 for the drive to Ihlara Valley, where you’ll enjoy a 4-kilometer hike. Visit the fresco-covered churches and enjoy lunch next to the Melendiz River.
After a lunch break, visit Selime Cathedral and the vast underground city of Derinkuyu. During the journey you’ll pass by the Nar Crater Lake. On the drive back to Pigeon Valley you’ll see the pigeon houses which were built to collect guano.
- Arrival transfer from the Kayseri or Nevsehir airport or the Goreme bus station
- 1 night’s hotel accommodation in Avanos, Urgup, or Goreme
- 1 breakfast and 2 lunches
- English-speaking professional guide
- 2 guided Cappadocia tours
- All transfer services to and from the bus service
- All entrance fees to sites mentioned in the description
- Transportation by air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Return transfer to the Kayseri or Nevsehir airport or the Goreme bus station
Arrival transfer is provided from the Kayseri or Nevsehir airport or the Goreme bus station.
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