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Full-Day Cappadocia Red Plus Tour

Activity provider: TRAVELUX CAPPADOCIA

Full-Day Cappadocia Red Plus Tour

Activity provider: TRAVELUX CAPPADOCIA

From US$ 41.63 per person

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 the Roman period, most of the people were pagans and not Christian. That's why all the history of these places comes from this point. 

In Turkish, Paşa means men who have lots of money and land. Bağ means land or area that can be purchased. In the following years, all these rich men bought some part of the land for their own economic power. Afterward, the local people were 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. The history of pottery making and ceramic dates back to the Hittite emperors (B.C. 4000). 

Avanos is the only town that is famous for pottery and ceramic made using red and white clay only. In the art center, you will be shown a pottery-making demonstration and will also be able to try it yourself. Then, head to an open buffet lunch in a local, clean restaurant as a tour break. 

After a short photography break at the 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 hands. 

In case of dangerous situations, you will not be allowed to climb the castle. 

The most important place for Christianity, Göreme Open Air Museum will be waiting for your visit after Uchisar Castle. This will be completely similar to 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 the 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 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

4.5 /5

based on 154 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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This was a full day tour (we started at around 10 30 and were dropped back at our hotel around 6). We visited a lot of places in the Cappadocia region without feeling overwhelmed. It was a fun filled packed day. Elif was our guide and she was simply awesome- witty, friendly and very knowledgeable. Special thanks to Mr. Hasim who drove us and the folks at Chez Galib for the pottery demonstration. Places we visited: 1. Panoramic View Point 2. Uskudar Palace (ticket not included) 3. Göreme Air Museum (group members vote between Göreme and Delve museums) 4. Imagination Valley/ Fairy Chimneys 5. Traditional Turkish Lunch (there are veggie options too) 6. Ozkonak Underground city 7. Pottery demonstration at Chez Gulib 8. Love Valley viewpoint and 9. Adu Kubur for some Turkish delights (yum!) most definitely recommend for a day tour of Cappadocia!

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November 16, 2022

The tour was jam packed with stuff. Elif the tour guide was informative. Lunch was good. Not too much hard selling of souvenirs which was nice. Just at the end after the pottery demonstration in Avanos but it was alright. The group was pretty small. About a dozen people. Four people had already seen the underground city so the tour guide let them explore Avanos on their own and then were picked up after the rest of us had finished the underground city. I liked that Elif did that for them. It was a full day exactly 7 hours like we were promised.

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November 10, 2022

First and foremost I would like to thank our guide Elif who was extraordinary in her expertise and her guidance today. We loved her sense humour and her easy going and welcoming attitude. Elif is a very knowledgeable guide who has extensive all round knowledge around history and it’s dynamics. The tour would not have been the same if it wasn’t for her guidance. Overall we liked the tour and would recommend this to everyone. Elif has lots of interpersonal skills and would be able to convey her expert knowledge to all kind of people from every kind walks of life. Big thank you to the driver and Elif!

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November 9, 2022

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