1. Turkey
  2. Cappadocia
  3. Göreme
  4. Derinkuyu Underground City

Cappadocia: Full–Day Discovery Hiking Tour

Product ID: 69977
Enjoy a full-day tour of Cappadocia, covering Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley, Melendiz River, Belisirma Village, Yaprakhisar Panorama, Selime Monastery and more.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Turkish, English

Pickup included

Centrally located Cappadocia Hotels
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover one of the largest, deepest and best preserved underground cities in the region
  • Enjoy an easy hike in one of the most attractive valleys of the region
  • Savor an authentic Cappadocia lunch in one of the selected restaurants
  • Visit one of the biggest monastic settlements and largest cathedral in Cappadocia
Full description
After pick–up from your hotel at around 9:00 AM, start your full day Cappadocia tour. Your first stop will be the Derinkuyu Underground City, one of the deepest and most fascinating multilevel underground settlements of Cappadocia. This incredible underground world contains courtyards, stables, churches and wineries all intertwined in an extensive network of tunnels. From here, drive to Ihlara Valley and walk about 4 kilometers along the Melendiz River in the valley exploring the hidden cave churches. At the end of the hike, reach Belisirma Village and sit down for lunch at a local restaurant nearby the river.

After lunch, make a short photo stop at Yaprakhisar Panorama and see the viewpoint with unforgettable views of the cave village and countless fairy chimneys. 

End the tour with a visit to the Selime Monastery, one of the biggest and most fascinating religious settlements in Cappadocia. This complex was carved into the rock face by monks in the 13th century. At the end of a spectacular day’s sightseeing, head back to your hotel at around 5:00 PM.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up & drop off service
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional and licensed tourist guide
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Parking fees
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    3.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Overall a good tour for people with little interest in history and more interest in a venture than a group. I would have liked more historical depth, the depth bordered on the first section of a Wikipedia article. The visited places were all very nice but the castle Uçhisar was not there which I thought was a great pity. You have to go there alone. At lunch you can choose between fish, köfte, minced beef and chicken slices. The fish was especially delicious.

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October 18, 2019

I chose this tour because I was interested in visiting the underground city, our guide was very good and I was very satisfied. If I wanted to find a negative note, I would have avoided stopping at the ceramics factory. For the rest I really recommend the excursion, a great way to enter the world of cappadocia.

October 13, 2019

Fantastic

The tour was fantastic and very enjoyable. However, it is not recommended for non fit person and for kids . The underground city is very nice but you need to be really fit to climb a three floor stairs in few min cause the way down and up is the same and you need to be quick The Selime monastery is a fantastic one and the view from above are breathtaking. The monastery itself and the church is simply Waw very old very humble and very beautiful. But climbing up and down is not easy and you need to be fit not recommended for children as dangerous Ihlara valley is magnificent

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April 25, 2019

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Product ID: 69977