Private tour

Göreme: Private Southern Cappadocia Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: SAILNSTAY

Göreme: Private Southern Cappadocia Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: SAILNSTAY

From US$ 71.39 per person

Enjoy a private tour from Göreme to Southern Cappadocia. Follow your guide to destinations like the town of Ortahisar, Rose valley, Red valley, Cavusin village, and the ruins of an underground city.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Have the chance to savor local flavors as you sit down to a local lunch
  • Marvel at the largest fairy chimney in the region at the Ortahisar castle
  • Discover hidden churches carved from rock, authentic villages, and vineyards
  • Step back in time as you explore the underground remains of a Christian city
  • Capture photos to share of the unique rock formations in Love valley
Full description

Explore the beauty of Southern Cappadocia on this tour from Göreme. Snap pictures of rock-hewn castles and churches. View stunning natural rock formations and have a delicious local lunch.

Be picked up from your hotel in Göreme and relax on the way to your first stop in the town of Ortahisar which is famous for its rock warehouses which were carved into the valley slopes. Admire its castle which is the largest fairy chimney in the region.

Hear about the history of this settlement which dates back to the 11th century when the migrations from Central Asia to Anatolia began. Listen as your guide tells you about the 9 families that founded this town.

Head to the Rose and Red valleys, to explore hidden rock-hewn churches and unique rock formations. Pass through these valleys which are full of little villages, fruit gardens, and vineyards.

Visit one of the oldest villages in the area, the Cavusin village, which has cave houses that stretch like a maze of ruins. See the 5th-century Church of John the Baptist which is the biggest cave church in all of Cappadocia.

Go below ground to see the widest underground city in Cappadocia that was built by Christians in Middle Ages who were trying to escape persecution. Walk through kitchens, wineries, storage areas, and living areas.

Finally, drive to Love Valley, known for its huge phallic rock formations which were formed 3-9 million years ago by the erosion of volcanic rock. Some of the formations reach 40 meters in height. Return to your accommodations in Göreme.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Drinks

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