Day trip

South Cappadocia Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: Crossroads Travel
Day trip

South Cappadocia Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: Crossroads Travel

From US$ 40 per person

Explore the extraordinary rock formations and underground houses of Cappadocia on a 7-hour sightseeing tour of the classic south. Discover rock-cut dwellings and churches, and a labyrinth of ancient tunnels under the beautiful volcanic landscape.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Hotels in Central Cappadocia region including Urgup , Goreme, Avanos, Uchisar


  • Explore the rock cut houses of the Red Valley and Gulludere Valley
  • Hike the Gulludere Valley, and go to the abandoned old village of Cavusin
  • See the ancient carved pigeon houses of Pigeon Valley
  • Discover the network of subterranean tunnels at Ozkonak Underground City
Full description
Drive to the Red Valley of Cappadocia for the start of this full-day tour to see some of the classic highlights of this unique landscape, formed from soft volcanic stone. Departing central Cappadocia in the morning, drive to one of the most spectacular valleys for a 3-mile (5-kilometer) hike to discover the rock-cut churches of the Gulludere Valley. Continue to the village of Cavusin on the road between Avanos and Göreme, and visit its namesake old village, which was abandoned several decades ago due to avalanches. Admire the church of St. John the Baptist on the top of the hill, and the barrel-vaulted Nicephorus Phocas Church. After lunch, drive to the Pigeon Valley for a panoramic view and visit the Underground City, where early Christians lived in fear and faith. The houses here are built around the settlement's nearly 100 tunnels and are still in use today as storage areas, stables, and cellars.
  • Transportation from/to hotel and airport
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees to the various sites
  • Air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuity for driver and guide
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please bring comfortable shoes, a hat and plenty of sunscreen.
  • Guests must be able to walk approximately 1.5 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces and should watch their step at all times to avoid injuries.
  • The order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion.
  • Regular services from Kayseri Airport are valid only for the arrivals around 08:00 and departures at 20:00. Those who arrive earlier or depart later may need to wait at the airport.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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This experience offered a completely customizable excursion with a very knowledgeable guide. I would return and spend a longer time here. We enjoyed the underground city immensely.

June 13, 2021

Product ID: 33573