Cappadocia Express Tour

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About Cappadocia
Tour Code: TC01

Cappadocia is an area in Central Anatolia in Turkey best known for its unique moon-like landscape, underground cities, cave churches and houses carved in the rocks. Cappadocian Region displays a beautiful combination of nature and history. The geographic movements had formed the “peri bacaları” (Fair chimneys) and during the historical development process, mankind had settled and inhabited these natural wonders, fairy chimneys and carved houses and churches inside these formations and adorned these settlements with frescos, carrying the traces of the thousands of years of their civilizations. Hot-air ballooning is very popular in Cappadocia and is available in Goreme. Trekking is enjoyed in Ihlara Valley, Monastery Valley (Guzelyurt), Urgup and Goreme.

Departure

Your current hotel in Cappadocia

Departure Time

09:00 (9:00 A.M.)

Price Includes

  • Air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Tour Guide

Price Excludes

  • Tips to driver/guide
  • Personal expenses
Places to Visit
  • Kaymakli Underground City
  • Goreme Open Air Museum, Pigeon Valley and Avanos
  • Pigeon Valley, Devrent Valley and Local wine Factory
Tour Itinerary

Tour Program

Arrival at Cappadocia

Take the early morning flight to Cappadocia where you will be met at the airport by your personal guide and driver to start your extensive tour of Cappadocia. Tours’ Itinerary is a combination of our very popular North and South Cappadocia Tours. Start the morning with a visit to Esentepe Panoramic view point; enjoy the picturesque landscape stretching in front of you while your guide will give you your first briefing on Cappadocia.

Kaymakli Underground City

Continue on to the Kaymakli Underground City one of the many such settlements which early Christians used as shelters to hide from their enemies. After this unique Underground adventure we will stop by Uchisar Castle a natural Rock Hill which was used as a fortress during the Roman periods. In and around the Hill are Cave and Pigeon Houses carved in the Rock which gives it a very unique look. Uchisar Castle is also an important sight in terms of it being the highest point in Cappadocia.

Goreme Open Air Museum, Pigeon Valley and Avanos

Next we will stop at Pigeon Valley view point to enable you to take some great photographs before continuing to Goreme Open Air Museum. Goreme Open Air Museum was once the Monastery settlement of the first Christians in Cappadocia, here Christianity blossomed and some of the Cave Churches which are displaying awesome Frescos can be seen here along with the living quarters with kitchens and dining rooms. Lunch will be served in an authentic Cave Restaurant in Avanos. Avanos is a Pottery Village where since the Hittite periods (2000BC) locals still use this tradition of their Ancestors.

Pigeon Valley, Devrent Valley and Local wine Factory

You will have the opportunity to learn more about this tradition which is applied on a kick wheel as used by the Hittites. After the Pottery demonstration at a family run workshop we continue to Pashabagi. Pashabagi is also known as Monks Valley, another monastic settlement where you can see the Hermit Cells and Churches built by the Monks in these 3 headed Pinnacles symbolic of the Holy Trinity. Also at Pashabagi you can see how the fairy Chimneys were formed over this time. Drive on to Devrent Valley, Imagination Valley, and the most surreal landscape in the region, we will also stop at the famous Fairy Chimneys where the family of fairies are waiting to greet you. The last optional stop will be at a famous Local wine Factory to sample this delicious sacred drink from the Hittite periods

Notes

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Price per person
$ 40
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