Private tour

Full-Day Highlights of Cappadocia Tour

Activity provider:Castle Travel
Private tour

Full-Day Highlights of Cappadocia Tour

Activity provider:Castle Travel

From US$ 440.12 per person

Experience the highlights of Cappadocia in a single day. Visit Devrent Valley, Valley of the Monks, Avanos, the Goreme Open-Air Museum, Pasabag, Esentepe Wish Hill, Uchisar Rock Castle, and more.

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Duration 20 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian, French, German
Pickup included
We will pick up all our guests from their hotels in Ankara. Also, we share our telephone numbers with our quests.
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  • Take in the spectacular fairy chimneys of the Devrent Valley
  • Marvel at the double and triple-headed rock formations in Pasabag
  • Admire the wall paintings of the Goreme Open-Air Museum
  • Uchisar Castle
  • Kaymakli and Derinkuyu, well preserved Underground Cities of Cappadocia
Full description
This full-day tour begins in the Devrent Valley, known for its spectacular fairy chimneys and landscapes. Continue visiting Pasabag, or Valley of the Monks, to admire the double and triple-headed rock formations. Goreme Open Air Museum; The Goreme Open-Air Museum is in Cappadocia's heart. The region's most impressive concentration of sights is at the Open-Air Museum, 1km out of Goreme on the Urgup road. The churches here are carved into caves and fairy chimneys. The walls were initially covered in frescoes; you can still see their remnants. The churches are the legacy of Christianity under the Byzantine Empire. In the 4th century, St. Basil founded one of the first Christian monasteries here, setting down religious tenets that influenced the teachings of St. Benedict and, subsequently, the Western monastic movement. The church on the hill before the main entrance to the museum is known as Tokalı Kilise (Church of the Buckle). Inside the museum are five churches: Sandal(Sandal Church), Yilanli (Church of the Serpents), Barbara, Elmali (Church of the Apple, currently closed), and Karanlik. Be sure to visit Sandal and Elmali if they are open. Both contain superb frescoes. The museum is well known for wall paintings that date to the 10th century, depicting the life of Jesus Christ and monks of that time. Avanos; The potters of Avanos have been throwing the red, iron-rich Cappadocian clay since time began. There are roughly a hundred workshops around the area, all with similar prices. Everything here is from high art to American kitsch (there's more of the latter). Avanos itself is a pleasant, European-style town. Its main square contains several lovely cafés. Above the court are whitewashed Greek buildings-it looks like a village on a Greek island. The Kiziılirmak (Red River), Turkey's most enormous, flows through the town. From here, the potters take the red clay for their work. At times, the river is a deep red color. Kaymakli and Derinkuyu Under The Ground Cities: In the villages of Kaymakli and Derinkuyu, inauspicious passages lead to two of Cappadocia's most spectacular sites. Two stark but well-preserved underground cities, considered more than 3000 years old, lurk beneath the ground in an endless warren of tunnels, rooms, stairwells, and hallways. Throughout centuries of political uncertainty, Christians fled from their villages to the underground cities at times of imminent attack. It is estimated that five to ten thousand people lived here for up to six months. Strict, military-style discipline was imposed, and some pillars had holes drilled at the top for chaining transgressors due to torture. It was forbidden for anyone to leave for any reason while the cities were occupied, lest their departure gives away their location. Strangely enough, no toilets have been found in Derinkuyu, though some have been found at Kaymakli. The last stop on tour is Uchisar Castle, one of the region's most massive fairy chimney formations.
  • Transportation by deluxe air-conditioned van
  • Parking fees
  • Professional English Speaking local guide
  • Photo opportunities
  • The Entrance Fees
  • Private Transfer and Private Cappadocia Tour
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch and Drinks
  • Gratuities for driver and guide
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This tour is tiring, and you may be sleep deprived. But your trip to Cappadocia will be worth this fatigue and lack of sleep. So please sleep on the bus and wish. Your journey from Ankara to Cappadocia will take about four hrs.
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