Day trip

Göreme: South Cappadocia Highlights Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: SAILNSTAY

Göreme: South Cappadocia Highlights Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: SAILNSTAY
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Explore Southern Cappadocia (green tour route) with a local guide on a day trip to Ortahisar, Rose and Red Valley, Çavuşin, Underground City, and Love Valley. Savor the flavors of Turkish cuisine.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Arabic, Spanish, Russian, English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Uncover the secrets behind hidden rock churches, villages and vineyards
  • See the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Göreme and its unique rock formations
  • Explore the beauty of Rose and Red Valley, Ortahisar, Çavuşin, and Love Valley
  • Visit the ancient underground city that once sheltered persecuted Christians
  • Witness the magnificent landscapes and views of Cappadocia's fairy chimneys
Full description
Meskendir Valley (4.400m Trek) Our first destination is the Meskendir Valley, where groups will embark on a short trek through its magnificent landscape. Situated near Ortahisar, the valley stretches 440 meters and contains the famous Meskendir Church. Visitors are free to explore its interior, which is beautifully adorned with geometric red embellishments, and take in the large cross engraving on the chapel ceiling. Rose Valley No visit to Cappadocia would be complete without a visit to the Rose Valley, with its beautiful rock formations and hidden churches carved from rock. The isolated valley is located behind Urgup. Countless tracks connect small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens, stretching like a spider web. You may even see villagers working in the area, offering grapes, apples or apricots. Red Valley It has beautiful rock formations with some great hidden rock carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. The Rose Valley is an isolated valley behind Urgup. Cavusin Valley We will then explore Cavusin Village, one of the oldest villages in the region, known for its cave houses that stretch like labyrinth of ruins, chiselled into the rock face. The village is also home to the Church of John the Baptist, the biggest cave church in all of Cappadocia, which dates back to the fifth century. Underground City Of the 36 underground cities built by the Christians to escape persecution, the one we visit is the widest and most famous. No tour of Cappadocia would be complete without a visit here. It is divided into eight different levels, four of which visitors can explore, including a fascinating network of wineries, kitchens and living areas. Pigeon Valley On the outskirts of Goreme, we will stop and take in the views down to Pigeon Valley, named for the ancient pigeon houses carved into the cliff faces over centuries. Long ago, farmers throughout the region used pigeon manure as a rich source of fertilizer for their crops. Uchisar Castle Panaroma Our final stop is in the troglodyte town of Uchisar, situated in the heart of Cappadocia. Uchisar Castle is named after the enormous rock standing in the center of town that once served as its castle. It is the highest peak in the area, offering unbelievable views across Cappadocia and Erciyes Mountain. Love Valley The huge phallic formations of Love Valley have been formed naturally thanks to erosion of the volcanic rock, approximately 9 to 3 million years ago. Some formations are up to 40 meters high! Love Valley presents visitors an unusual landscape of cones, pillars, pinnacles, mushrooms and “fairy tale chimneys.”
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide
    Covid-19 precautions
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    5 /5

    based on 6 reviews

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    Yuell was a terrific guide. He was very knowledgeable, and I loved all of the tidbits he shared. He was so personable!! The tour itself was fabulous and simply mouth-dropping gorgeous. It rained briefly, but that did not ruin our day in the least. This was one of my favorites!

    May 18, 2022

    We had the best guide ever :) He was super friendly and explained a lot :). He has incredible knowledge. The tour can only be recommended to everyone, because with Yulic you are in the best hands. We had a lot of fun and many funny and informative moments. Thumbs up :) ☺️

    May 7, 2022

    I was able to efficiently go around the place I wanted to see in a day! The guide was also kind and very enjoyable.

    April 9, 2022

    Product ID: 409225