Day trip

Cappadocia: Salt Lake and Underground Cities with Lunch

Cappadocia: Salt Lake and Underground Cities with Lunch

From US$ 225.64 per person

Explore the main underground cities of Cappadocia and marvel at the Salt Lake on a daily tour. Discover the history and hidden tunnels of Tatlarin and Saratli, enjoy lunch in Oresin Han Caravanserai, and watch the sunset over the Salt Lake.

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Pickup included
Pick up is available from your accommodation in Cappadocia. The day of the activity, please wait in the lobby at least 10 minutes prior to pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Wander through ancient tunnels in Tatlarin and Saratli Underground Cities
  • Enjoy lunch at Oresin Han Caravanserai and explore the ancient Silk Road inn
  • Admire the colors of the Salt Lake at sunset
  • Travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus from Cappadocia
Full description
Delve into the rich history of Cappadocia and journey through time exploring the ancient churches and cellars of Tatlarin, believed to be over 3,000 years old. Roam the shores of the Salt Lake, and, weather permitting, even take a dip into its waters.   The day starts with pickup from your accommodation in Cappadocia. Journey to Nevsehir Hill Fort near the city of Kayserit and marvel at the Tatlarin Underground City, a maze of tunnels and rooms that dwarfs all other finds to date. Enter an ancient toilet – proof that toilets were being used in Anatolia around 3,000 years ago, and explore the giant rooms believed to have been used for religious or military purposes. Continue to Saratli Underground City, a mystical city famous for its history and architecture. A 7-story structure, Sarati has a water well, wine cellar, bath, toilet, barn, kitchen, and around 40 different rooms.  It is believed to have been used as a sanctuary and defense place, and within it, there are secret tunnels connecting to the peasants’ homes proving access to the underground city in the event of an attack from enemies. Next, drive to Oresin Han Caravanserai, where you can explore the Caravanserai (literally 'caravan places') while your lunch is prepared. Used since the 10th century as an inn for Silk Road traders, this ancient building displays fine examples of stone carving. After lunch, drive approximately 1 hour to the stunning Tuz Golu (Salt Lake). Enjoy ample time to roam the shores and admire salt rocks and the vibrant hues of pink and orange reflecting off the pristine waters. Capture photos of the sunset, and, if weather permits, take a refreshing dip in the lake before the return transfer to your hotel.
  • Pick up and drop off at Cappadocia hotels
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Parking fees
  • All local tax and insurances
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Comfortable clothes

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  • Luggage or large bags
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