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

Underground City and Ihlara Valley Tour

Product ID: 81333
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Get back to nature on a hike through the Ihlara Valley and marvel at the fairy chimney rock formations of Cappadocia. Visit the Derinkuyu Underground City, learn about the traditions of the locals and more.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English

Pick-up service

Pick-up from your Cappadocia hotel.
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the natural history of Cappadocia and its unusual rock formations
  • Visit the amazing Derinkuyu Underground City
  • Hike through the Ihlara Valley
  • Watch how onyx is shaped by a master craftsman
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel and get a panoramic view of Göreme en route to Derinkuyu Underground City. Marvel at the subterranean city, used by the Romans to shelter against invasions by the Arabs. Get explanations about the area's deepest underground city before moving on to the Ihlara Canyon, formed by volcanic activity from Mount Hasan and erosion by the Melendiz River.

Learn how early Christians carved churches from the rock on a 3.5-kilometer hike through the Ihlara Valley, and pause for lunch at a riverside restaurant. Next, get stunning views of the conical fairy chimneys in Yaprakhisar. Visit the rock-carved Selime Monastery and learn about monastic life in Cappadocia. Continue to Pigeon Valley to learn how the locals have used pigeon eggs and droppings for different purposes and why they carved pigeon houses on the slopes of the valley.

End with a visit to an onyx factory in Uçhisar and watch a demonstration about how volcanic stone is shaped by a master craftsman.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Museum entrance ticket
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Tips for the guide and driver
  • International flights