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  2. Cappadocia
  3. Derinkuyu Underground City

Cappadocia: Derinkuyu Underground City & Ihlara Valley Tour

Product ID: 210138
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Embark on an 8-hour sightseeing tour of Cappadocia Ihlara Valley with a small-group of no more than 14. Witness spectacularly preserved ancient sites and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch amidst gorgeous views.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pick-up from hotels in Cappadocia area. Please wait at lobby.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover the secret rooms within the Derinkuyu Underground City
  • Admire the rock-carved churches and houses in the Ihlara Valley
  • Explore the Belisirma Village and Selime Monastery with your guide
  • Stop at Yaprakhisar Point and see where Star Wars was shot
Full description
Start your day of adventure with a convenient pick-up service from your hotel. Once you have exchanged a pleasant meet and greet with your driver/guide, head to your first stop of the day where a spectacular view over Goreme from Esentepe awaits you. Admire the complete view of Goreme Valley and Goreme Village including fairy chimneys, rock formations, and cave houses.

Continue driving to Derinkuyu Underground City, one of the best preserved and deepest underground cities in Cappadocia. Derinkuyu is excavated to a depth of approximately 85-meters and contains stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, churches, and wineries. With your expert guide, peruse through this ancient structure and marvel at how well preserved it is.
Next, proceed to Ihlara Valley a 16 km long gorge lined with over 100 rock-carved churches and houses for you to be amazed by. Take a pleasant 4 km walk along the river and explore some of the hidden churches. At the end of your walk, enjoy a buffet lunch featuring a fine selection of Turkish cuisine. Eat delicious food whilst as you admire the sights and sounds of the nearby river. 

On the way back to your original starting destination, visit Selime Monastery which was carved out of the rock by Christian monks in the 13th-century. The size of the church makes a visit here astonishing. Stop briefly at Yaprakhisar Panorama Point for another view of this great Monastery and witness the location where the famous Star Wars movie was filmed.
  • Transport to/from your hotel
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to the various sites
  • Air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
What’s Not Included
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Oversize luggage
Know before you go
• Guests must be able to walk approximately 2.5 miles over uneven surfaces, inclines, and 10-80 steps; guests should watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries
• The tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion
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Product ID: 210138