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Exclusive Highlights of Cappadocia in One Day

1. Exclusive Highlights of Cappadocia in One Day

You will picked up from your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning and start your full day Cappadocia tour. Your first meeting with the lunar landscape of Cappadocia will be in the Devrent Imagination Valley which is famous for animal-like natural rock formations. After Devrent you will visit Pasabag (Monk’s Valley) where you will see mushroom shaped fairy chimneys with multiple stems and caps. After Pasabag a short drive will take you to Avanos Town which is divided into two by the longest river of Turkey, Kizilirmak (Redriver) and famous for tile and pottery workshops. After lunch in a local restaurant you will visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum where you will see some well preserved, rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings dating from as early as the 10th century and the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. Then head on to Uchisar Rock Castle which is the highest peak in the region and used as a fortress by the Roman and Byzantine armies. You will end the day with a descent towards to the center of the earth, with a trip to the Kaymakli Underground City which is one of the largest and most fascinating multilevel underground settlements of Cappadocia. This incredible underground world contains courtyards, stables, churches and wineries all intertwined in an extensive network of tunnels. At the end of a spectacular day’s sightseeing you will be dropped off your hotel at around 17:00.

Göreme: Full-Day Cappadocia Private Tour

2. Göreme: Full-Day Cappadocia Private Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel at 09:15 and start your tour at 09:30. Uchisar Castel is constructed on the highest point of the region and has a totally dictinct castle form, including graves, tunnels and churches which you cannot come across in any other place in the world. At Göreme Open Air Museum, it is especially important to understand the influence of religion, especially of Christianity on the region. For good reasons, it is the most famous attraction, a complex of several painted cave churches carved out by Orthodox monks between 900 and 1200 AD. Then drive to Love Valley. The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha's Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene. Have an hour for lunch at Han Restaurant which is cool and popular in the region. You will start with the soup and then it will be self-service. Since the Hittites in 2000 BC, people could get red clays (terra rosa) around Kızılırmak River, which is the longest river in Turkey, and white clays (caulin) from the volcanic hills. They could use the clays for their daily life by shaping the clay with their hand on the spinning wheels. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems. The "fairy chimneys" with caps, mainly found in the vicinity of Ürgüp, have a conical-shaped body and a boulder on top of it. The cone is constructed from tufa and volcanic ash, while the cap is of a harder, more resistant rock such as lahar or ignimbrite. The fairy chimneys which are symbols of Ürgüp are called holy spirit chimneys. You'll find the mother, father and son fairy chimneys are together. At a carpet factory, every carpet, with its patterns, resembles a collection of messages, beliefs and symbols. Every pattern that is woven into a carpet is a picture of a feeling, a desire or a wish. Every carpet represents a living history from the early ages to the present in which women have patiently and untiringly written their joys and sorrows in amazing codes and magic letters which are to be read line by line. Your tour will finish at 17:30 and you will be dropped off back to your hotel.

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4.6 / 5

based on 397 reviews

Excellent tour, I had the luck of being the only one who booked for that day, so the tour turned out to be a private one, with no extra cost. The guide, Aras, was very friendly, knowledgeable, right on time for pick up and also since I was the only one for the tour, was so kind to take me to an extra panoramic view at sunset. I would definitely recommed this tour if you want to see all the major atractions in Cappadocia in one day.

Great English! He was friendly and very knowledgeable. He brought the sights to life with expectations and the story behind them. Went at our pace and was very flexible! It was by far the most enjoyable tour the wife and I have been on!! We travel quite a bit and have been on several tours. So that’s very high praise!

This was the best guide i ever had. Was with Atakan. He was very friendly Left us no doubt that we want to visit the city again. Amazing history. Worth every money.