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Derinkuyu Underground City and Ihlara Valley Cappadocia Tour

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Derinkuyu Underground City and Ihlara Valley Cappadocia Tour

From US$ 120 per person

Take a guided, driving tour of Cappadocia and witness some of the natural wonders it is famous for. From the comfort of a private vehicle, explore the Derinkuyu Underground City, Melendiz River, the Ihlara Valley and much more.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese
Pickup included
Pick-up is available at the port, airport, or your hotel. Please indicate your preference when booking.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Witness the Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley and Selime Village
  • See the breathtaking Melendiz River and The Village of Belisirma
  • Relax with a personalised car service
Full description
Start your day with a convenient pick-up service from your hotel. Your driver/guide will be waiting here to meet you. After a short meet and greet with your driver, you will hop aboard your air-conditioned, modern vehicle and set off for your first destination of the day.  Your tour begins with a ride to Derinkuyu, here you will witness an expansive 5-level complex that forms one of the deepest and most fascinating underground settlements in Cappadocia. See the courtyards, stables, churches, and wineries that lie beneath the earth, all interconnected by an extensive network of tunnels. Next, venture to Ihlara Valley for a 2.5-mile (4-km) walk along the Melendiz River. Check out the secluded cave churches and ancient structures carved out of the valley walls on your way to the village of Belisirma for lunch at a local restaurant near the river. After lunch, make a short photo stop at Yaprakhisar for an unforgettable panorama of the cave village and fairy chimneys around you. Make your final stop at the Selime Monastery, one of the biggest and most fascinating religious settlements in Cappadocia, before you are driven back to your accommodation.
  • Licensed professional guide in English or other preferred language
  • Air-conditioned luxury vehicle with a professional driver
  • Pick-up and drop-off service
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the itinerary
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Wir hatten einen unvergesslich schönen Tag in Kappadokien. Unser Reiseleiter Ali Kaya spricht perfekt Deutsch, er hat mal in Berlin gelebt. Er ist ein Pofi auf seinem Gebiet, sehr sympatisch und ohne ihn hätten wir niemals so viel erfahren. Die Tour war privat, dauerte ca. 9 1/2 Std. war aber super entspannt, da wir meist mit Auto unterwegs waren. Da wir nur zu 2 mit Ali waren, konnten wir neben der gebuchten grünen Tour noch einen Teil der roten Tour machen. Wem die Natur wichtiger ist, als eine Tour durch Museen sollte sich für diese Tour entscheiden. Wir haben eine Höhlenstadt besucht, eine kurze Wanderung mit Mittagessen (Forelle zu emfehlen) gemacht, uns ein in Stein gebautes altes Mönchenkloster besucht (das auf eigene Faust Rumklettern hat uns mehr Spass gemacht als im Göreme Freilichtmuseum) und zum Schluss eine Töpferfabrik besucht (wir durften sogar selbst töpfern).

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September 23, 2021


October 27, 2020

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