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Full Day Cappadocia Green Tour

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  • 8 hr

You will meet your guide at the hotel and drive to Derinkuyu Underground City, known as Melagobia. You will explore the caves one of the biggest and deepest settlements in Cappadocia. Afterwards, we will drive further south to the magnificent verdant Ihlara Valley and take a hike through the valley, you will enjoy the peaceful ambient of this valley and visit the rock cut chapels and churches through the valley. Lunch break in Selime Village. Then we will visit Selime Monastery, the largest rock-cut monastery with large cave cathedral. Next stop is the spectacular Pigeon Valley. You will admire the lunar landscape of this beautiful place. At the end, we will stop by the local Onyx factory and see the demonstration on carving and shaping Onyx.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Goreme Panorama, Uchisar Yolu uzeri 1.km, Goreme 50180 Turkey

First place in the tour is Panoramic view of Goreme. You get information about history, formation of Cappadocia while watching the fairy chimneys. Following the information, free time for photograph.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Derinkuyu Turkey

After driving about 40 minutes, arrival to Underground City. This underground city was firstly used by the local people as a natural deep freeze, later by the late Romans as a shelter against potential Arabian invasions. With the clear explanations of your guide you will spend almost 1 hour here.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt 68500 Turkey

Ihlara Canyon is 52 km. away from Underground City.Approximately 45 minutes later, you will be in the entrance of Ihlara Valley.Ihlara Valley was formed by the volcanic actions of Mt. Hasan, next to Ihlara Valley. Afterwards, Melendiz River eroded the valley for millions of years besides the layers cracked and fell down. Eventually, 80 meter- deep canyon was composed. Whole Valley is 14 km. length. In the past, generally Christians lived in the several parts of the Valley; also they carved churches and painted them. You will hike about 3,5 km.Hiking will last 1hour 15m.Then you will arrive to Restaurant for Lunch

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Belisirma, Belisirma, Aksaray Province

1 hour for the lunch in the valley, next to the River. You will start with the soup and salad, later you will able choose one of the main dishes from the list. Lunch will be over with season fruits.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yaprakhisar Koyu, Yaprakhisar Koyu, Aksaray Province

After lunch our guide will take you to a unique place, Yaprakhisar. You will see the nicest examples of conical fairy chimneys. Since the area is very similar to Star Wars Film Set, Yaprakhisar is known as “Star Wars Movie Set”.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Selime Monastery, Guzelyurt Turkey

Our tour will go on with another movie- set-like place, Selime Monastery. At first look, the monastery looks like a castle, but shelters, churches, chapels, bedrooms, storages and big cathedral proves us its being a monastery. You get information about the monastic life in Cappadocia.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pigeon Valley, Uchisar KasabasI Nevşehir Kapadokya, Goreme 50240 Turkey

Climbing to Selime monastery will exhaust you, probably. But till you arrive to Pigeon Valley, you will have about 1 hour to rest. Also, our guide will mention about some traditions, cultures and stories about Anatolia on the way. Upon arrival to Pigeon Valley, pigeons will meet you on the top of the valley. Pigeons have always been important for Cappadocian people. Their eggs and droppings were used for different purposes. For this reason, local people carved houses for them to the slopes of valley. You will see the reason why people call them “houses”, when you see them.

Duration: 1 hour