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Cappadocia: Ihlara Valley and Underground City Private Tour

Cappadocia: Ihlara Valley and Underground City Private Tour

From US$ 130.42 per person

Enjoy a 7-hour guided tour of Ihlara Valley in Cappadocia. Visit landmarks like Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley and Selime Monastery.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
We pick up all tour participants from the hotel reception. Your guide will call out your name.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a walk through Ihlara, Cappadocia's longest and deepest valley
  • Be captivated by the ancient 8-storey Derinkuyu Underground city
  • See churches and wall frescoes in Selime Monastery
  • Spend less time waiting in lines, and more time exploring Cappadocia with a guide
  • Taste typical Turkish cuisine at a riverside restaurant in Belisirma
Full description
Get an insider’s view of Cappadocia’s most iconic spots in one day. Hear commentary from your guide along the way about fascinating sites like Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley and Selime Monastery. Benefit from round-trip transfers from your hotel. Start the tour at the ancient multi-level underground city in Derinkuyu. See the wells, kitchens, schoolrooms, oil presses, church, bathhouse, winery, and living space of this former self-contained metropolis. Marvel at the underground dwellings going eight floors down, reaching depths of 85 meters. Then, drive further south to the lush, deep canyon of Ihlara Valley. Walk alongside the Melendiz River for an hour, covering a distance of 6 kilometers. Stop for a traditional Turkish lunch in a restaurant on the river in the village of Belisirma. After lunch, move to your next destination, the Selime Monastery, the largest rock-cut monastery in Cappadocia. Admire the astonishing rock-cut construction and a cathedral-sized church cut directly into the volcanic tuff. Learn about the architectural style from the 13th century AD in the Anatolia region.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch with soft drinks
  • Skip-the-line museum tickets
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation with driver
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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  • Sunglasses
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  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
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