Duration: 2 Days Tour starting point: Hotel Tour ending point: Hotel
This tour contains the most popular attractions in Cappadocia and surroundings. You will be met by your private tour guide at hotel and start to excellent tour. This tour covers;
Day 1 : Goreme Panorama,Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos, Devrent Valley, Pasabaglari (Monks Valley), Three Beauties
Day 2 : Kaymaklı Underground City, Ihlara Valley, Selime Monastery, Onyx Demonstration, Pigeon Valley
Explore 2 Days Best of Cappadocia Private Tour on this day tour that covers the major attractions, such as the Goreme Panorama,Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos, Devrent Valley, Pasabaglari (Monks Valley), Three Beauties
Visit the villages, valleys, and rock formations of Cappadocia
Tick off seven Cappadocia highlights including the UNESCO-listed Goreme Open Air Museum
Visit Uchsair Caslte and the histroic settlements of Çavusin and Avanos
Enjoy the exclusivity of a private tour
Customize the itinerary to suit your interests
Relax in private round-trip transportation
Licensed professional tour guide
Hotel pick-up and drop off
Transportation (non-smoking), air-conditioned van or coach
Q: How to meet my tour guide?
A: Your tour guide will be waiting in your hotel lobby to meet you at a determined time.
Q: Can I state the departure time for my tour?
A: Of course! We operate tours on private basis, so you can customize the departure time.
Q: Can I choose the sights to visit on my own?
A: Sure! You can choose the sights and museums along all sort of criteria you like in accordance with your tour guide.
Q: How to buy museum tickets?
A: No need to buy tickets in advance, during the tour your tour guide will help you to purchase them. Official tour guides have priority at museum ticket offices.
Q: How to pay?
A: Pay the fee of the tour to your private tour guide at the end of the tour in cash USD, EURO or Turkish Lira.
Goreme Panorama is a panoramic point where you can see a wonderful view Goreme town with its spectacular cave houses.
Goreme Open Air Museum
Goreme Open Air Museum is the first and biggest monastery where this religious education was started. You will visit the churches, chapels and monasteries carved into the fairy chimneys with frescoes painted on the walls from 10th to 13th Centuries. In the 4th century three important men created a new unity here they are the Great St. Basil, bishop of Kayseri, his brother St.Gregory of Nyssa and St. George of Nazianus.
Uchisar Castle is the highest point in the region. The castle and its surrounds used to be the most populated area this settlement to survey the enemies. The top of the citadel provides a magnificent panorama of the surrounding area.
Kızılçukur is a valley called Rose valley as well because of the red colors of the rocks. This is one of the best valleys for hiking in the area (3,5km). Kızılçukur was also used by Christians at the end of 5th century, so you will explore the cave dwellings and old churches. The colors also change up according to the daylight. It is the best place to see sunset.
is known for the pottery, a craft dating back to the Hittite period. The red clay which is worked by local craftsmen comes from the residue in the Kizilirmak River. The Kizilirmak, which divides Avanos into, is the longest river of Turkey.
Devrent Valley has various types of fairy chimneys. Among these are those with caps, cones mushroom like forms pillar and pointed rocks. With the action of smaller, secondary volcanoes and the action of rivers, wind and flood waters, this layer of tuff has slowly but steadily been eroded to produce the rock formations know as "fairy chimneys". we will take a walk through this amazing valley.
Pasabaglari (Monks Valley)
Pasabaglari (Monks Valley) Many fairy chimneys with multiple stems and caps can be found here, this style being unique to this area. A chapel dedicated to St. Simeon and a hermit's shelter is built into one such fairy chimney with three heads.
Cavusin this village is one of the ancient settlement in the early period of Christian having the oldest churc of region dating back to 3rd century. It was exactly settled like a big town where you see lost of cave rooms used as living rooms, sleeping rooms, kitchens, wineries, etc. All these are waiting for you to eplore where cave houses collapsed because of landslide in 1960 which has a gorgeous view.
Underground City (Kaymakli or Özkonak) this is the most interesting one in the region among 36 other ones which were firdt used by Hittites and later by Chiristians like a shelter in during Roman persecution times. By carving lots of rooms all connected with tunnels, they lived in here when the cities were invaded by enermies. you have a change to see the rooms, food storages church and kitchens. Chimneys and defence systems used in the underground city will surprise you during the visit.
Pigeon Valley is a panoramic view point where you will see the pigeaons and pigeon houses which were used to keep pigeons in order to collect their dropping for fertilising the earth especially wineyards.