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  • Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Tour

    1. Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Tour

    Get picked-up from your hotel. First, enjoy a panoramic view of Göreme and marvel at some of the best views in the region. Your guide will have plenty of knowledge to offer you about your surroundings. Afterwards, visit Underground City which is the biggest and deepest underground settlement. It has 8 levels connected with narrow tunnels. You will visit stalls, stores, churches, wineries, kitchens and the other sections which are open for visitors. While you are visiting the sections, your guide will complement the experience with their expert knowledge. Next, enjoy a local lunch in an authentic restaurant. After, visit Pigeon Valley which is located in Uçhisar town and offers another spectacular panoramic view. The next destination is Goreme Open Air Museum, where you can see rock-cut churches carved by early Christian monks. Your guide will give you information about Christianity and...

    Zeki was an awesome guide. We learned a ton that we would not have known if we had just wandered around town. Zeki tailored the tour to our interests and we had a great time. Would definitely recommend.

  • Göreme: Small Group Full-Day Cappadocia Red Tour

    2. 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.

  • 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.

  • Cappadocia Highlights: Private Full-Day Tour with Lunch

    4. 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: Small-Group Cappadocia Green Tour

    5. Cappadocia: Small-Group Cappadocia Green Tour

    Get picked up from your accommodation by your knowledgeable guide and head out on a small-group tour through Cappadocia. Start with a stop at Goreme Panorama, a scenic viewpoint that presents you with the expansive vista formed by the city below and the stunning rocky hills that back it. Then drive to Kaymaklı Underground City to learn firsthand how early Christians protected and defended themselves from persecutions and invasions for centuries. Hike through Turkey's largest canyon, which features over 2,670 different plants that thrive in the valley's micro climate. Afterwards, make the 1.5-hour drive to Nar Lake. Stop to take some photos before getting briefly back on the road to reach Ihlara Canyon for a 3.8 km hike along the river and through the area's beautiful nature. After the hike, satisfy your appetite with lunch at a local restaurant in Belisırma. Following lunch, head to Ya...

    We visited the Kaymaklı underground city, which has five levels opened to visitors. It was impressive and well worth visiting. Ihlara Canyon was an amazing experience. We took the stairs down to the canyon and walked alongside the river/ stream, with trees in most places as cover from the sun. We had lunch at a very authentic restaurant on the river itself. The tour ended with a visit at crater lake, which was a geyser in the past (very nice view).

  • Cappadocia: Hot Air Balloon Flight and Day Tour

    6. Cappadocia: Hot Air Balloon Flight and Day Tour

    Begin your day with a pickup from your accommodation in Cappadocia at dawn and travel to the hot air balloon launch site. Enjoy a light breakfast then board your piloted balloon. Ascend above Cappadocia’s lunar-like landscapes. Absorb the incredible views of the sculpted valleys below. Capture them on camera as the sun illuminates them in soft reds and pinks. After at least an hour in the air, touch down and celebrate your experience with a glass of champagne. Then, be transferred back to your accommodation for breakfast and two or three hours of free time.  Your second pickup will be in an air-conditioned vehicle to kick off your tour of the highlights of Cappadocia. Your professional tour guide will help you get acquainted with this unique area.  Visit Avanos town, which is famous for its production of earthenware pottery. The ceramic trade in this district, and the countless pottery...

  • Cappadocia: Derinkuyu Underground City and Ihlara Valley

    7. 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: Full Day Private Tour with Japanese Guide

    8. Cappadocia: Full Day Private Tour with Japanese Guide

    The day begins with pickup from your hotel or from Kayseri/Nevsehir airport, and then drives through the Turkish landscape to Cappadocia. Arrive at the site, which is one of the most visited locations in Turkey, and admire the world’s most unique rock formations, formed by volcanic ash and lava that has been eroded by wind and rain. Explore the onsite Goreme open air museum, originally built in the 2nd century AD and used as a Christian cave monastery until the 11th century. Learn about how pressure from the Arabs against the Christians became so intense that churches and monasteries were created inside the caves to escape it. This fascinating and carefully preserved site is now on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Next, visit the Kaymaklı Underground City as well as Uchisar Castle, which is the highest point of the region. Marvel at its strange appearance, stark interior and amazing pan...

  • Cappadocia: Secrets Day Tour

    9. Cappadocia: Secrets Day Tour

    Explore the lesser-known locations in Cappadocia on this day-long guided tour. Start your excursion with pickup from your hotel before heading to Soganli Village. After a 1-hour drive, you’ll arrive at this abandoned village full of ancient cave churches—you’ll be captivated by the surreal landscapes of this off-the-beaten-path destination. Then, drive to the Sobesos Excavation Site, where a Roman city is currently being uncovered. Admire its one-of-a-kind floral mosaics that have only recently been discovered. Next, you’ll go to Keslik Monastery, a cave church that dates from approximately the 7th to 13th century. See where hermits and monks lived and practiced their religion and let the calming atmosphere of the cave relax you.   Your driver will then take you to Sinassos, where you’ll see an old Greek village that was abandoned and re-inhabited after 1927. Sit down to lunch at a loc...

  • 1-Hour Show in Cappadocia The Sema: Whirling Dervishes

    10. 1-Hour Show in Cappadocia The Sema: Whirling Dervishes

    The Sema (whirling dervishes) ceremony represents the mystical journey of man's spiritual ascent through love and his search for truth and perfection. It is believed that once man has returned from his spiritual journey, he can love and be of service to all creatures surrounding him. Tonight, you have the opportunity to experience an authentic Cappadocian ceremony and witness an ancient Turkish ritual. You will be collected from your accommodation in the Avanos, Goreme or Urgup area at approximately 21:00 and transported by luxury air-conditioned transport to the caravanserais, (caravan places). These abodes were built when trade across Turkey in medieval Seljuk times was dependent on camel trains. The buildings provided accommodation for the merchants and stabling for their animals. Today these ancient structures are the site of The Sema. The ceremony lasts for one hour and during thi...

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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.

Excellent tour guide and captain (the person driving us around). Kept it very interactive and always kind. Tour guide's name is AIGUT. Not sure if the spelling is correct but he explained his name rhymed with "I Could"..... Catchy

Zeki was an awesome guide. We learned a ton that we would not have known if we had just wandered around town. Zeki tailored the tour to our interests and we had a great time. Would definitely recommend.

The tour is amazing, highly recommended Zaki is amazing and very informative

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