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Cappadocia Sunset and Night Tour with Dinner

1. Cappadocia Sunset and Night Tour with Dinner

Discover Cappadocia by experiencing its beauty and charm at night. Follow in the footsteps of your guide in a 4-5 hour private tour that features the main attractions of the city that glow in the evening light. As the day winds down, set out for Kızılçukur Valley to witness the magnificent sunset. See some of the city's most iconic sights, including Goreme, Ortahisar, and Ürgüp to gaze over the stunning landscape. Next, stop at a local restaurant and enjoy a delicious dinner. Finish your tour with visits to the towns of Avanos and Çavuşin. Tour spots: Kızılçukur Valley Sunset point Ortahisar Panoroma Ürgüp Panoroma and Fairy Chimneys Avanos city tour Uchisar Castle Göreme Panoroma Dinner

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Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Custom Tour

2. Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Custom Tour

Following pickup from your hotel, your first stop is the fantastic viewpoint of Uchisar Castle. Whilst there, receive information about the rich history of Cappadocia and its unique rock formations. Next up is the Kaymaklı Underground City, which was used by early Christians as a shelter to hide themselves against their enemies. Afterwards, take a break for terrific views of Pigeon Valley, where your guide informs you about carved pigeon houses. You are then gifted some time to enjoy lunch. Following lunch, visit the Devrent Valley, where you can take fantastic pictures with the area's animal-shaped rock formations. You then visit Pasabag, commonly known as Monks Valley. There you have the chance to see the famous mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys, as well as the St. Simeon’s Monk Cell carved into the rock. Towards the end of your tour, visit the Goreme Open-Air Museum. There your guide explains the meanings of the frescoes covering the walls of the 1,000-year-old cave churches, as you explore this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your final stop is then to the Ortahisar Castle, where you conclude your tour with terrific views of the castle and old Greek houses.

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Cappadocia: Private Jeep Safari Tour with Champagne

3. Cappadocia: Private Jeep Safari Tour with Champagne

Experience an adventure full of adrenaline on this Cappadocia jeep safari trip with your own private driver. Venture past fairy chimneys and through valleys as you conquer muddy paths, watery paths, and more. Celebrate your adventure with a glass of champagne. After pickup in Göreme, arrive at the take-off location, then hop on board with your group and take off through nature. Feel safe and comfortable knowing you are riding with experienced drivers who know the area very well. Travel to the Hallaç Monastery, Gullu Dere, Ortahisar Panorama, the Ibrahim Pasha Village, and Pigeon Valley. As you explore, get plenty of opportunities to take panoramic photos with the scenery and with your friends and loved ones. Whether you choose to take your tour at sunset, sunrise, or during the daytime, you’ll get to enjoy every moment of your adventure with the intimate settings of a private tour. The most popular tours are the sunrise and sunset options. 

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Cappadocia Tradtional Cookery Class

4. Cappadocia Tradtional Cookery Class

Your tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel in Cappadocia (Uchisar, Goreme, Urgup, Avanos, Ortahisar, Ibrahimpasa or Mustafapasa). Your cookery class experience is a combination of food, local culture and traditions, so before cooking your food, you will have a chance to shop in a local market. After choosing the fresh ingredients you would like to eat, you will continue to the house of your host. While enjoying your welcome tea, your hosts will introduce you to the recipes to be prepared. You will cook the food with the assistance of your hosts and will learn about the history of Anatolia's culinary traditions. Your lunch will be followed by a delicious cup of Turkish coffee, before you bid farewell to your hosts and return to your hotel.

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South Cappadocia: Private Day Tour with Lunch

5. South Cappadocia: Private Day Tour with Lunch

Discover some of the most impressive scenery of the Cappadocia region on an all-day guided tour. See fairy chimneys and unique rock formations. Get picked up from your hotel and head to Goreme Panorama. Take in wonderful views of the town’s spectacular cave houses. Hike through the beautiful Red and Rose Valley. Pass by fairy chimneys, local farms, and cave chapels. Learn interesting facts about the surrounding nature and history of the area from your guide. Stop off briefly at the old Greek village of Cavusin. Try traditional Turkish food during lunch in Avanos. Next, visit the impressive Kaymakli Underground City, which was used by early Christians as a shelter from enemies. Take in the terrific views of Pigeon Valley and learn about the carved pigeon houses.

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Göreme: Private Southern Cappadocia Tour with Lunch

6. Göreme: Private Southern Cappadocia Tour with Lunch

Explore the beauty of Southern Cappadocia on this tour from Göreme. Snap pictures of rock-hewn castles and churches. View stunning natural rock formations and have a delicious local lunch. Be picked up from your hotel in Göreme and relax on the way to your first stop in the town of Ortahisar which is famous for its rock warehouses which were carved into the valley slopes. Admire its castle which is the largest fairy chimney in the region. Hear about the history of this settlement which dates back to the 11th century when the migrations from Central Asia to Anatolia began. Listen as your guide tells you about the 9 families that founded this town. Head to the Rose and Red valleys, to explore hidden rock-hewn churches and unique rock formations. Pass through these valleys which are full of little villages, fruit gardens, and vineyards. Visit one of the oldest villages in the area, the Cavusin village, which has cave houses that stretch like a maze of ruins. See the 5th-century Church of John the Baptist which is the biggest cave church in all of Cappadocia. Go below ground to see the widest underground city in Cappadocia that was built by Christians in Middle Ages who were trying to escape persecution. Walk through kitchens, wineries, storage areas, and living areas. Finally, drive to Love Valley, known for its huge phallic rock formations which were formed 3-9 million years ago by the erosion of volcanic rock. Some of the formations reach 40 meters in height. Return to your accommodations in Göreme.

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Secret Treasures of Cappadocia Private Day Trip with Lunch

7. Secret Treasures of Cappadocia Private Day Trip with Lunch

Explore Cappadocia’s unique landscape and architecture on a full-day tour. See the Rose and Red Valley, known for sharp ridges that get painted in a riot of pink hues at sunset. Get lost in the beauty of Pigeon Valley, Ortahisar, and underground cities. Go off the beaten path to visit Cavusin. This village is surrounded by a valley, which becomes gradually wider, known as Red Valley. See its famous rock churches. Then, enjoy a tour of Pigeon Valley, named after the countless man-made dovecotes or pigeon houses carved into the soft volcanic tuff. Walk through a picturesque maze of rock formations. Next, go down to the world of underground cities. Once a refuge for 15000 Christians, these settlements were of enormous value to the development of Christianity. Witness the ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hall, and food storage rooms in this 8-story city connected by 30 kilometers of corridors and passageways. Continue the tour with Ortahisar, famous for its friendly inhabitants, picturesque stone houses, narrow streets, and lovely churches. See the famous castle-like rock formation standing dominantly over the town. At the end of the tour, be driven back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Ortahisar

Excellent tour! Ahmet was an amazing tour guide. Private really means private; he took us around with his driver in a nice Mercedes van, explored all of the Cappadocia attractions, was highly knowledgeable about each, and spoke great English. He also took us to a really delicious place for lunch, which was included. I highly recommend this tour!

We had an excellent tour with our tour guide Saigú. He has a lot of knowledge in his field, patience, and is an excellent professional. We enjoyed this tour very much and were able to see all the important places of Goreme as planned. We highly recommend Get your guide tour and Saigú as your tour guide.

Selim Ayas was my tour guide and he was such a joy to be with. Traveled solo for my birthday and only had 2 days to explore Cappadocia and he made sure I visited all the historical sites within my Tour. He took incredible photos did not rush me and educated me about the history. Highly recommend Tour!!

This day tour was the best choice! The guide, Mustafa, is such a kind person! He showed us the most important places in Cappadocia and shared his knowledge about this land with us! I trully recommend this tour!