Kaymakli Underground City
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Our most recommended Kaymakli Underground City Day Trips

  • Full-Day Cappadocia Blue Tour with a Small Group

    1. Full-Day Cappadocia Blue Tour with a Small Group

    After a pickup from your hotel at 10 AM, hike along the Red and Rose Valley, the most breathtakingly and mysteriously beautiful valleys in the region. Conclude your hike at the Cavusin Cave Village. Here, marvel at the rock castle and troglodyte dwellings where people lived until the 20th century. Then, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Descend towards the center of the earth with a trip to the Underground City, one of the largest and deepest of Cappadocia’s many such settlements. Discover this underground city and its stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, churches, and wineries. Visit the Pigeon Valley, enjoy a spectacular view of dovecotes, see old abandoned cave homes, marvel at the old Greek houses of Uchisar, and visit Ortshisar Castle, the biggest mass of fairy chimneys in Cappadocia. Return to your hotel at the end of the tour.

    Exhilarating experience. Our guide, Aygul, was really good, knowledgeable and very helpful. She made the 5km hike enjoyable. Terrain was a little challenging for us city folks but she was amazingly patient and guided us through the path beautifully. 100% recommended.

  • Cappadocia Highlights: Private Full-Day Tour with Lunch

    2. Cappadocia Highlights: Private Full-Day Tour with Lunch

    Begin the day with a pick-up from your hotel and head over to the incredible Goreme Valley. Resembling a vast monastic complex composed of scores of refectory monasteries placed side-by-side, each with its own fantastic church, Goreme is understandably the star attraction of any visit to the region. Continue the tour to Devrent Valley, also known as Imaginary Valley or Pink Valley, this area does not have cave churches like the other valleys of Cappadocia. Next, make your way to Uchisar for a walk through the beautiful valley, often called Valley of the Pigeon Lofts due to the thousands of pigeon houses carved into the soft tufa since ancient times. Enjoy the magnificent panorama of the surrounding land at Mount Erciyes in the distance from the Uchisar Castle and then continue the tour to Pasabag. Pasabag, meaning general's vineyard, is located on the road to Zelve and filled with rema...

    It was only two of us and we were picked up by a new and clean spacious van. Our guide Nihat was very very helpful. It was a great experience, we got to see all main sites, along with an underground city visit in one day. Highly recommended to everybody.

  • Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Custom Tour

    3. Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Custom Tour

    Following pickup from your hotel, your first stop is the fantastic viewpoint of Uchisar Castle. Whilst there, receive information about the rich history of Cappadocia and its unique rock formations. Next up is the Kaymaklı Underground City, which was used by early Christians as a shelter to hide themselves against their enemies. Afterwards, take a break for terrific views of Pigeon Valley, where your guide informs you about carved pigeon houses. You are then gifted some time to enjoy lunch. Following lunch, visit the Devrent Valley, where you can take fantastic pictures with the area's animal-shaped rock formations. You then visit Pasabag, commonly known as Monks Valley. There you have the chance to see the famous mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys, as well as the St. Simeon’s Monk Cell carved into the rock. Towards the end of your tour, visit the Goreme Open-Air Museum. There your guide e...

    We had an excellent tour with our tour guide Saigú. He has a lot of knowledge in his field, patience, and is an excellent professional. We enjoyed this tour very much and were able to see all the important places of Goreme as planned. We highly recommend Get your guide tour and Saigú as your tour guide.

  • Rose Valley & Kaymakli Underground City Tour

    4. Rose Valley & Kaymakli Underground City Tour

    Start the tour at 9 AM with pick-up from your hotel. After a 5 minute drive,  set out on a hike through the beautiful Rose Valley which will take just over an hour. Pass by fairy-chimneys, local farms, pigeon houses, and rock-hewn cave chapels. Admire the wonderful range of rose-colored hues in the valley which change in intensity depending on the season, time of day, and weather conditions. Learn about the history and the unique formations of Cappadocia during the hike from your guide. Ah the end of the hike, make a quick stop at the picturesque old Cavusin cave village. Then head to Monks Valley (Pasabag), where you will see the mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys and St. Simeon's monk cell. Then, drive to Goreme for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy a tour of the Kaymaklı underground city, the first and most popular underground city in Cappadocia. Discover how this complex carved undergroun...

  • South Cappadocia: Private Day Tour with Lunch

    5. South Cappadocia: Private Day Tour with Lunch

    Discover some of the most impressive scenery of the Cappadocia region on an all-day guided tour. See fairy chimneys and unique rock formations. Get picked up from your hotel and head to Goreme Panorama. Take in wonderful views of the town’s spectacular cave houses. Hike through the beautiful Red and Rose Valley. Pass by fairy chimneys, local farms, and cave chapels. Learn interesting facts about the surrounding nature and history of the area from your guide. Stop off briefly at the old Greek village of Cavusin. Try traditional Turkish food during lunch in Avanos. Next, visit the impressive Kaymakli Underground City, which was used by early Christians as a shelter from enemies. Take in the terrific views of Pigeon Valley and learn about the carved pigeon houses.

  • Cappadocia: Guided Sightseeing Tour

    6. Cappadocia: Guided Sightseeing Tour

    Set out on your day-long adventure with a morning pick-up from your hotel and make your way to the Kaymakli Underground City. Learn about the fascinating history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site as you explore its tunnels and rooms. Continue to another of Cappadocia's remarkable attractions, the Goreme Open-Air Museum. Discover the rock-cut churches, each one decorated with frescoes and paintings dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries. Visit the Dark Church, Cappadocia's most famous cave church, and see the bright, well-preserved paintings that adorn its walls.

  • Cappadocia: Private Fairy Chimneys & Underground City Tour

    7. Cappadocia: Private Fairy Chimneys & Underground City Tour

    Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Istanbul and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cappadocia. On arrival in Cappadocia, your guide will first take you to see the Devrent Valley. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems. Next visit the Love Valley which is one of the best places to see three-headed fairy chimneys.  Continue on to Avanos where you'll discover the 5000-year-old terra cotta art industry. Visit a traditional pottery workshop and see an artist in action. Then head to Uchisar, a troglodyte town named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest point in the area with a great view of Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli underground city, and then enjoy one last...

  • Secret Treasures of Cappadocia Private Day Trip with Lunch

    8. Secret Treasures of Cappadocia Private Day Trip with Lunch

    Explore Cappadocia’s unique landscape and architecture on a full-day tour. See the Rose and Red Valley, known for sharp ridges that get painted in a riot of pink hues at sunset. Get lost in the beauty of Pigeon Valley, Ortahisar, and underground cities. Go off the beaten path to visit Cavusin. This village is surrounded by a valley, which becomes gradually wider, known as Red Valley. See its famous rock churches. Then, enjoy a tour of Pigeon Valley, named after the countless man-made dovecotes or pigeon houses carved into the soft volcanic tuff. Walk through a picturesque maze of rock formations. Next, go down to the world of underground cities. Once a refuge for 15000 Christians, these settlements were of enormous value to the development of Christianity. Witness the ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hall, and food storage rooms in this 8-story city connected by 30 kilometers of cor...

  • Cappadocia: Red Valley Trek and Kaymakli Underground City

    9. Cappadocia: Red Valley Trek and Kaymakli Underground City

    Embark on a 4km hike through the picturesque Red Valley, visit one of the oldest monastic settlements in Cappadocia, and check out the underground city of Kaymakli on this guided tour. After a morning pickup from your hotel, start your day at the Fairy Chimneys of Urgup.m See the official symbol of Urgup and Cappadocia: 'Three Beauties.' Hike among the sharp sandstone ridges and the striking landscape of the Red Valley before visiting Cavusin: one of the earliest monastic settlements in the region. Have lunch at a local restaurant before continuing on. After lunch, discover one of the largest and deepest underground cities of Cappadocia: Kaymakli. Take in panoramic views of beautiful Cappadocia on your last stop at Pigeon Valley.

  • Cappadocia: Private Day Tour with a Local Guide

    10. Cappadocia: Private Day Tour with a Local Guide

    Go back in time as you learn about the history of Cappadocia on this guided day tour. Explore historical sites, have lunch at a local restaurant, and see the magnificent Selime Monastery all in one day. After meeting your guide, commence your tour by discovering the underground city in Cappadocia that was once a refuge for thousands of Christians. See the ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hall, and food storage rooms in this eight-story city connected by 30 kilometers of corridors and passageways. Then, head over to the Ihlara Valley, a deep and narrow river gorge cut by the Melendiz River. It is a great trekking route for those who enjoy trekking. You can also marvel at the churches, monasteries, and cells of anchorites found in it. Afterward, have lunch at a local restaurant on the Melendez River. Lastly, finish your tour at Selime. Visit the Selime Monastery, which is the largest o...

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What people are saying about Kaymakli Underground City

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 67 reviews

We had an excellent tour with our tour guide Saigú. He has a lot of knowledge in his field, patience, and is an excellent professional. We enjoyed this tour very much and were able to see all the important places of Goreme as planned. We highly recommend Get your guide tour and Saigú as your tour guide.

Exhilarating experience. Our guide, Aygul, was really good, knowledgeable and very helpful. She made the 5km hike enjoyable. Terrain was a little challenging for us city folks but she was amazingly patient and guided us through the path beautifully. 100% recommended.

It was only two of us and we were picked up by a new and clean spacious van. Our guide Nihat was very very helpful. It was a great experience, we got to see all main sites, along with an underground city visit in one day. Highly recommended to everybody.

This day tour was the best choice! The guide, Mustafa, is such a kind person! He showed us the most important places in Cappadocia and shared his knowledge about this land with us! I trully recommend this tour!

The guide was excellent, so funny and interesting, and the tour was really worth it, so many beautiful places to see.