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Private Full-Day Real Cappadocia Tour

1. Private Full-Day Real Cappadocia Tour

The tour begins with a visit to Ortahisar with good photo opportunities of Ortahisar Rock Castle.  Venture to Mustafapasa which was an old Greek Village once called Sinasos. Here you will find and marvel at old Greek churches in this town. Next head to Taskinpasa Medresesi, an Ottoman theological school. Drive through Sahinefendi and visit the Roman ruins of Sobesos which was recently excavated and that has beautiful mosaic floors. Explore Keslik Monastery, churches from 8th and 12th centuries, refectory and other complexes, used by monks.  Admire the Soganli Valley, walk 2 km in the valley and visit famous cave churches. Short break in Soganli Village and take some time for yourself for lunch at a local restaurant. Then continue to Derinkuyu Underground City which is the deepest underground city in Cappadocia. 

Cappadocia: 3-Day Guided Trip

2. Cappadocia: 3-Day Guided Trip

Discover Cappadocia on a 3-day, 2-night trip accompanied by an expert guide. Visit the ethereal Devrent Imagination Valley, the Byzantine tombs, the Derinkuyu Underground City, and enjoy local cuisine and comfortable accommodation. Day 1, blue tour with lunch: Book an early morning flight to Cappadocia (Kayseri Airport) and arrive by 8:00 AM at the latest. The local partner will organize the shuttle transfer to your hotel in Cappadocia accordingly. Your guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel between 9:30 AM and 10:00 AM. The first stop is Devrent Imagination Valley, where you'll walk through the ethereal lunar landscape and admire the dramatic rock formations. You'll also visit the Pasabaglari, fairy chimneys, and you'll see a pottery demonstration using the Hittite technique at Avanos. Tuck into a traditional lunch at a local restaurant and then head up to Uchisar Rock Castle, the highest point in the region and the best place to watch the sunset. Catch amazing panoramic views of the Goreme Valley from Esentepe, and visit the Goreme Open Air Museum. Day 2, green tour with breakfast and lunch: Before your 9:15 AM pickup from the hotel, you have the option to book an early morning hot air balloon ride. Otherwise, your first stop will be Kaymakli Underground City and then it's on to Soganli Valley where you'll take a relaxing walk along Byzantine rock tombs. Continue on to Sobesos, a Roman bath from the 5th century, then Taskinpasa Medresesi, an Ottoman theological school, and Mustafapasa where you'll see Ottoman and Greek architecture. Day 3, red tour with breakfast and lunch: Get picked up from the hotel at 9:15 AM, and then head to the Derinkuyu Underground City, the largest in the region, Narli Gol a volcanic creator lake, and Ihlara Canyon. Enjoy Lunch in Belisirma Village, Selime, a surreal ancient monastic site with great panoramic views of the Ihlara Valley. At the end of the trip, you'll transfer to Kayseri Airport and fly back to Istanbul or another part of Turkey to continue your travels.

Cappadocia: Private Sacred Churches Full-Day Tour

3. Cappadocia: Private Sacred Churches Full-Day Tour

In the morning, your guide will pick you up from your hotel. Your first stop will be the Keslik monastery which is located in the middle of a quite bizarre landscape. In the middle of the monastery is the church of St. Micheal with mural paintings from the 13-14 centuries. After the stop at the Keslik monastery, you'll be transferred to Soganlı Valley where you'll find the earliest traces of Christian communities. In the heart of the valley, you will be amazed by the beauty of the churches which are called Domed Church, the Church of Deer, the Church with the Serpent, and Tahtalı Church. Afterward, you'll enjoy the village cuisine of Cappadocia. Then, see the ancient Roman city of Sobesos on the way back to the hotel.

Cappadocia: Blue Tour with Lunch and Hotel Transfer

4. Cappadocia: Blue Tour with Lunch and Hotel Transfer

Discover the real Cappadocia on a full-day tour that takes you off the beaten path. Visit the village of Mustafpasha, the Keslik Monastery, the Mazi Underground City, the Soganli Valley, and the Ortahisar Castle. Enjoy a delicious lunch in the Soganli Valley. Start off in the quaint little village of Mustafpasha, which is about 10 kilometers from Goreme. Formerly known as Sinasos, this village boasts deep historical connections to the Greek population of the region. It is emblematic of the multilayered and cultural diversity of Cappadocia. See the Greek houses and churches which once housed the significant Greek population of Anatolia. Next, go to the Keslik Monastery. This cave complex houses two main churches and over 50 caves. See the glimpse of the lifestyle of the monks of a forgotten age. The frescoes of the churches have deep religious meaning, and one that can be seen and enjoyed from within an arms distance. The other rooms of the monastery range from refectories and springs to housing complexes. All roads lead to Rome they said, Cappadocia is no exception either. Housed within this region is an ancient Roman city. Harping back to the past of the region, this recently discovered city has some of the best-preserved mosaic tiles of all Anatolia. See the heating systems of the Romans and admire their engineering and skills. The archaeological excavation process is also in full view for those interested. Dive into the Mazi Underground City, an authentic experience untouched by tourists. Explore the entire city on your own, while noticing the details of the livelihood and lifestyles of the people who called this city their home. Stand in awe at the architecture and the construction of these massive complexes. If you are blessed with a clear sky, you might see the snowy slopes of the Mount Erciyes. This dormant volcano has played a key role in the geological formation of Cappadocia. The drive to Soganli Valley is scenic and calming. The valleys, fairy chimneys, and the Soganli Valley, a name so central to the region of Cappadocia. This valley rivals the other well-known valleys on its historical importance, scale, and natural beauty. Its unique geology rock formations are not found elsewhere. Filled with churches, tombs, and pigeon houses, this valley should be on your list of must-see. Eat a sumptuous lunch here under the blossoms, apricot, and walnut tree, surrounded by towering cliffs. The frescoes of these churches reveal the beliefs and hopes of the Christian community that lived in the region. These church paintings are more local and intimate to the beliefs of the community living in the region. On the way back to your hotel, stop at the Ortahisar Castle and viewpoint. Offering a stunning view of the valleys and the town below, this castle is the most spectacular fairy chimney of the region. End the trip on this high note and be dropped back to the comfort of your hotel in the evening.

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Our guide Bulent Yildirim was amazing and really personalized our trip. He was an amazing historian and really took time to show us Cappadocia. Our driver was brilliant and navigated us around with ease. Highly recommend this tour!

Amazing place with super nice people! The trip is well organized and accommodation and food is exceptional. Recommend it!

It was a great day! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and completely satisfied our curiosity. :-)