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  1. Turkey
  2. Cappadocia
  3. Derinkuyu Underground City

Cappadocia: Ihlara Valley & Derinkuyu Underground City Tour

Product ID: 213183
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Discover the breathtaking beauty of Turkey's Cappadocia region. Rich in historical importance, enjoy a hike through nature and an underground adventure.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pick up from central Cappadocia hotels
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the green Ihlara Valley and the Byzantine rock chapels
  • Admire the panoramic views from Selime Monastery
  • Enjoy lunch at a quaint riverside restaurant
  • Venture deep below the surface to Derinkuyu Underground City
Full description
After your guide’s introduction to Cappadocia at the Goreme panoramic viewpoint, you will drive 1 hour to discover the most spectacular gorge in Turkey, Ihlara. Take a peaceful 6km hike through the Ihlara Valley where you will see the Melendiz River, pass Byzantine rock chapels decorated with frescoes and have lunch in a riverside restaurant in the Belisirma village, where we will have lunch in a quaint riverside restaurant.

After lunch, you will see the biggest rock-cut monastery of Cappadocia, Selime Monastery and Cathedral. Then, head underground where the magnificent city of Derinkuyu lies. One of the biggest settlements in Cappadocia, this 8-story underground city is the deepest of the region. Explore the caves of this city as your guide informs you of its fascinating history.
Starting at 9.30am, you will arrive back at your accommodations at around 17:00.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Professional local guide
  • Entry fees to listed attractions
  • Parking fees and taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility