1. Cappadocia: Small Group Guided Full-Day Green Tour w/Lunch
Visit southern Cappadocia on a day trip from Ürgüp. See fairy chimneys and scenic river valleys, visit the underground city of Derinkuyu and refuel with a lunch break. Get picked up from your hotel in Ürgüp in the morning and begin your journey on an air-conditioned bus. As you set off, your guide will tell you about the sights you're about to visit. Your first stop is at the Göreme Panorama. Enjoy panoramic views over the town of Göreme and snap some stunning photos of the area’s fairy chimneys. Next, you'll stop at Derinkuyu to visit the underground city. This is the largest and most popular among the 36 underground cities that can be found in Cappadocia. They were originally built by Christians escaping persecution. Wander the city's rooms, including a winery and kitchens. As you explore, learn fascinating facts about Derinkuyu from your guide. Afterward that, continue toward Ihlara Valley, which is a 14Km green river canyon. The bus will drop you off and, together with your guide, you will enjoy a 3.5km walk along the river. There, you will get the chance to observe Ağaçaltı cave church that was built in the 4th century and includes paintings from the 10th century. Next, stop at a riverside local restaurant you will enjoy a much needed lunch break. Recharge your batteries and relax before continuing your excursion. Lunch includes soup, salad, and a choice between, trout, chicken, a vegetarian meal, or meatballs. After lunch, visit the Selime Cave Monastery. Admire the area's interesting rock formations and the monastery built into a cliff. In the lower section of the cliff, visit fairy chimneys and take some photos. On your next stop, take a short photo break follows in the Pigeon Valley on the outskirts of Göreme. Take a chance to admire nature and enjoy some panoramic views over the area. Finally, stop at the onyx jewel factory and learn about the craftsmanship that goes into their production. After that, the bus will drop you off back at your hotel.