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  1. Turkey
  2. Cappadocia
  3. Göreme

Cappadocia: Full-Day Uncovered Tour w/ City of Mazi

Product ID: 95778
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This Cappadocia tour reveals the fascinating underground city of Mazi, less frequented then some of the area’s other cities. See a cave monastery located in a local's garden, hang with village traders and feast on Turkish food for lunch.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Pickup included

Pick-up from hotels in Uchisar, Goreme, Urgup, Avanos, Ortahisar, and Cavusin.
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  • Explore the fascinating, lesser known underground city of Mazi and marvel at the stunning scenery in the caves and across the mountains and valleys
  • Experience authentic rural village life in Soganlı Valley
  • Visit Sobessos, a recently discovered late-Roman/early-Byzantine settlement in Cappadocia
  • Browse the markets and see local women making traditional handicrafts
  • Enjoy a local lunch in a traditional village in a valley garden
Full description
Be shown the hidden gems of a city, and when it comes to this tour in Cappadocia that could not be more true. On this tour, you’ll get to delve underground and discover the secret city of Mazi. It’s one of those adventures you cannot miss while visiting Cappadocia, and with a local guide, you’ll learn all about its significance as well as explore its passages. Your local guide will pick you up from your hotel, and your first stop on this Cappadocia caves tour will be straight to Mazi, known in ancient times as Matazaı. Discover underground Cappadocia with your guide, as you go on an adventure through the corridors and rooms of this fascinating part of the city.

From here, on this Cappadocia tour, you’ll head to Soganlı Valley, where you’ll find a tiny Turkish village that lives a traditional lifestyle, the perfect spot to experience authentic local life in Cappadocia. Here, you’ll find caves, churches, monasteries and the spot where the famous handmade dolls of Cappadocia are made. You’ll visit a small market where you can see local women selling their dolls and other handmade crafts. After a local lunch in the village, continue on to the Keşlik Cave Monastery, an early Christian cave complex located in the garden of a local villager. The owner of the garden guides visitors to show them the monastery and offers tea and local fruits for a memorable experience. You’ll also pay a visit to Sinasos, an old Greek town with spectacular old Greek houses — fine examples of late Greek settlements and architecture.

As part of this Cappadocia tour, you will also visit a local handicraft center where you will have the opportunity to see local woman weaving carpets utilizing traditional methods unique to the area. As a government-sponsored center, the locals are able to learn and practice an art form that is slowly disappearing due to modern development. You are encouraged to interact with the local woman and experience true Cappadocian hospitality, giving you the opportunity to really experience Cappadocia from a local perspective. Once you are filled with the local life and culture of Cappadocia, your guide will drop you back off at your hotel in Cappadocia.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Local lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities for your local guide

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please be aware that the standard of dress throughout Turkey is conservative. To respect this and for your own comfort, modest clothing is recommended. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Please note that short shorts for both men and women are not acceptable nor are tanks or singlet tops. Turkish people do not wear shoes within the home so wearing easy slip on shoes is suggested be worn
• The weather in Turkey is highly variable depending on the time of year. Winters range from freezing cold to extremely hot and humid in summer (June, July and August)
• This trip is offered on a 'join-in' basis. Maximum group size is 12 persons
• This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are not permitted to join this tour