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  • Göreme: Small Group Full-Day Cappadocia Red Tour

    1. Göreme: Small Group Full-Day Cappadocia Red Tour

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel or in the town before starting your full-day Cappadocia small-group city tour. You will be picked up from your hotel at 10 AM. Start the day visiting Devrent Valley, also known as the “Imagination Valley,” a most surreal-looking landscape. Your next stop will be Pashabagi also known as the Monks Valley because Christian hermits chose to locate hermit cells and churches in these three-headed pinnacles symbolic of the Holy Trinity. It will be possible to see all the stages in the formation of fairy chimneys at this spot.  Then proceed to Avanos (Venessa), the pottery center of Cappadocia. This village is set on the banks of the Kizilirmak/ Red River. The river gets its name from the red clay it deposits. You can watch the potters at work using kick wheels, the technique which has remained unchanged for generations. You will have lunch in a local restaurant be...

    Great tour: - visited beautiful and interesting places; - friendly and knowledgeable guide provided a lot of useful and interesting information; - pick up on time, comfortable vehicle. Tour can be improved by spending less time in pottery and carpet stores.

  • Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Flight and Full-Day Tour

    2. Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Flight and Full-Day Tour

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel 1-hour before sunrise, and then journey to the launch site of your hot air balloon flight. Watch the sunrise over Cappadocia as you glide over settlements depending on the conditions. Float back to ground for a post-flight celebration and collect your flight certificate. Then, marvel at the rock formations of the Devrent Valley before going to Monks Valley (Pashabagi), where the hermits built their cave dwellings and churches. Try your hand at pottery in Avanos and watch the potters at work using a technique that has remained unchanged for generations. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and explore the cave churches of Göreme Open Air Museum. Marvel at the Byzantine wall paintings depicting biblical scenes, and get a panoramic view of the valley and its fairy chimneys before visiting Uchisar Castle at the region's highest point.

    Very professional people. The tour guide gave an outstanding service. The first baloon flight was canceled due weather conditions, and they were able to accommodate us another day. Highly recommended.

  • Full-Day Small Group Cappadocia Green Tour

    3. Full-Day Small Group Cappadocia Green Tour

    Begin your full-day tour with spectacular views over Göreme from Esentepe. Admire the panorama of the Göreme Valley and village with its fairy chimneys, rock formations and cave houses. Visit Derinkuyu Underground City and explore unique rooms including stables, cellars, storage areas, refectories, churches and wineries. On the second floor see the missionary school and study rooms. Travel to the Ihlara Valley, where you’ll see more than 100 rock-carved churches and houses lining the gorge. Walk along the river. Discover hidden churches. Relax by the river at Belisirma village and enjoy lunch. After lunch continue on to the Selime Monastery, which was featured in Star Wars.

    Faruk was a good guide. The Underground cities tour was interesting. Not easy for older people due to low and narrow passages. Drive to river restaurant was long. Insects were annoying at the river location.

  • Göreme: Full-Day Red Cappadocia Tour

    4. Göreme: Full-Day Red Cappadocia Tour

    Your experience begins as you are picked up from your hotel. From there, begin by visiting the Derinkuyu Underground City - the biggest underground city in the region. As you discover this vast underground region, learn how it was used as a shelter for great lengths of time during invasions. From there, explore the volcanic crater lake of Narli Gol, before advancing to Ihlara Canyon. Whilst at the canyon, enjoy a pleasant and easy 4-kilometer hike alongside a beautiful stream which runs all the way through the middle. Belisirma Village is next on your agenda, where you can appreciate the authentic unspoiled village life and enjoy lunch. Following lunch you stop by Selime - a surreal ancient monastic site which boasts great panoramic views over the Ihlara Valley. At the conclusion of your experience, your guide drops you off to your hotel.

  • Cappadocia: Derinkuyu Underground City and Ihlara Valley

    5. Cappadocia: Derinkuyu Underground City and Ihlara Valley

    Your day will begin as you are collected from your hotel at 9:30AM in the morning. Following your guide’s introduction to Cappadocia at the Goreme panoramic view point, you'll drive for around 1 hour to visit the most spectacular gorge of Turkey: Ihlara. This 6-kilometer hike through the Ihlara Valley is bound to be a highlight of your day. The Melendiz River has carved an impressive canyon through the verdant valley and you will walk about 2 hours along the river passing Byzantine rock chapels decorated with frescoes. For the first half of the hike you will be the only tourists walking, which is guaranteed to be completely peaceful. You'll later end the hiking portion of the tour near Belisirma Village, where you will have lunch in a quaint riverside restaurant. Following lunch you'll stop at the biggest rock-cut monastery of Cappadocia, the Selime Monastery and Cathedral. Selime is l...

  • Cappadocia: Private Fairy Chimneys & Underground City Tour

    6. 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...

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Of course these tours are so suppose to be great! It was. The ride was fun and the full day tour and lunch were informative and well organized. Our guides spoke English well, too. We had a medical emergency during our balloon ride and while it wasn’t life threatening, it was serious. The balloon captain was exceptionally talented and responsive. He brought the balloon down from a high altitude quickly and safely. I disembarked with my partner and the ground crew rushed to our location, which was a couple of miles from our starting point. They took us Back to our hotel. The balloon tour continued and am sure our disruption was not what any wanted but I was impressed with how they handled it and how we were treated.

The hot air balloon ride was phenomenal! The driver picked us up on time and the ride went smoothly. The tour was phenomenal. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and patient and walked us through all the points. During the tour we experienced the carpet making process and the pottery making process. Lunch was at a great restaurant. Food tasted amazing! The whole tour was wonderful.

Great tour: - visited beautiful and interesting places; - friendly and knowledgeable guide provided a lot of useful and interesting information; - pick up on time, comfortable vehicle. Tour can be improved by spending less time in pottery and carpet stores.

Very professional people. The tour guide gave an outstanding service. The first baloon flight was canceled due weather conditions, and they were able to accommodate us another day. Highly recommended.

The guide was lovely to us. The activity is well organized and enjoyable.