Day trip

Green Tour with Nar Lake (Small group)

Green Tour with Nar Lake (Small group)

From US$ 36.27 per person

Embark on a guided tour of Cappadocia, taking in some of its historic landmarks and natural beauty. Explore the famed underground cities, the lush Ihlara Valley, and the Selime Monastery.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it.

Experience

Highlights
  • This tour includes all entrance fees, lunch, english speaking live guide.
  • This is the best choice to see the Western Cappadocia in a day trip.
  • Explore Underground city
Full description
The first stop in this tour is goreme Panoramic View point, located at the highest point of Goreme, from where a stunning view of the village itself, rock hotels, nearby valleys and Uchisar castle opens up. The guide will give you detailed information about the region, its geological and historical past. Underground cities are a unique feature of Cappadocia, they appeared due to the fact that the layer of soft tuff sometimes reaches a thickness of several tens of meters. It was easy enough for people to expand and deepen their buildings. Underground cities saved people from raids. In total, 36 underground cities have been discovered in Cappadocia. At first, these were more underground villages with a small number of rooms, but gradually, especially in the Byzantine period, they grew to the size of cities, accommodating up to thirty thousand people. The underground city of Derinkuyu, which translated from Turkish means "deep well", has eight underground floors and goes 55,5 meters deep. There are rooms for pets, warehouses, a dining room, a kitchen, wine cellars, a church and even a missionary school, a confessional and a font. The ventilation shafts of that time still function here, and the tunnels and halls are quite well lit. Ihlara is a stone canyon that divided the plain into two "banks" like a deep ravine. Its length is about 14 kilometers, and its depth in some places is up to 150 meters. The canyon stretches from the village of Ihlara to the village of Selime. The small river Melendiz flows along the bottom. Ihlara served as a refuge for Christian monks, and therefore dozens of rock-cut churches and hundreds of residential caves were found here. The walking tour through the valley lasts 3.5 km. The murmur of the river, birdsong, delicious local cuisine - what you need to relax, gain strength and continue your journey! Selime Monastery is located on the northern edge of the Ykhlara Canyon and is the highest rock-cut monastery in Cappadocia. The views from it are amazing! It is also notable for the fact that in one composition you can see all the components of the monastery The pigeons are very important in Cappadocia. Because if you need to grow herbs, vegetables, grapes etc. you need to fertalise the soil. otherwise the harvest will be inefficient and unhealthy.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, Lunch, Entrance tickets,1 Small Bottle of water,Air-conditioned vehicle,English Speaking Live Guide
  • Drinks at lunch,Souvenirs in Art Gallery
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • People with claustrophobia

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • There are 200 stairs in Ihlara. You will need to walk for 40 minutes in Ihlara canyon. If you have a phobia of enclosed spaces, we do not recommend entering the underground city.
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Tour consigliatissimo per chi voglia visitare le bellezze della Cappadocia, la guida è stata davvero disponibile e preparata, spiegando esaurientemente ogni singola attrazione, è stata la scelta giusta!

November 18, 2022

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November 28, 2022

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