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Cappadocia Tour: 2 Days 1 Night with Accommodation

1. Cappadocia Tour: 2 Days 1 Night with Accommodation

Spend 2 days exploring the amazing sites of Cappadocia, taking in the unusual rock formations, including the world-famous fairy chimneys. Visit an underground city, trek in a canyon, enjoy spectacular area views and more. Detailed Itinerary Day 1 (Meals: lunch) You’ll be picked up at your accommodation at 09:15AM and head out on the first day of your Cappadocia tour. See the moon-like landscape of the Devrent Valley and the fairy chimneys of Pasabaglari and watch a Hittite pottery demonstration in Avanos. Enjoy an open buffet for lunch, followed by a visit to the Uchisar rock castle. Take in the panoramic views of the Goreme Valley from Esentepe. At the Goreme Open Air Museum see the monastery and its rock-cut churches and frescoes. Stay overnight at the Asia Minor Hotel. Day 2 (Meals: breakfast, lunch) Get picked-up from your hotel at 09:30AM and start the full day South Cappadocia tour. Start the day with a hike along the Red & Rose Valley, the most breathtakingly and mysteriously beautiful valleys in the region. The valleys, with their fabulous volcanic rock formations, are in the heart of Cappadocia but well away from the mainstream tourist haunts. The hike will end in Cavusin Cave Village, where you will see a rock castle and troglodyte dwellings where people lived until the 20th century. The Kaymakli Underground City is one of the largest and deepest of Cappadocia’s many such settlements. This city is approximately 40 meters deep and contains all the usual rooms found in an underground city (stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, churches, wineries etc.). End the day with a visit to the Pigeon Valley and have a spectacular view of dovecotes, old abandoned cave homes and old Greek houses of Uchisar.

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Derinkuyu Underground City and Ihlara Valley Cappadocia Tour

2. Derinkuyu Underground City and Ihlara Valley Cappadocia Tour

Start your day with a convenient pick-up service from your hotel. Your driver/guide will be waiting here to meet you. After a short meet and greet with your driver, you will hop aboard your air-conditioned, modern vehicle and set off for your first destination of the day.  Your tour begins with a ride to Derinkuyu, here you will witness an expansive 5-level complex that forms one of the deepest and most fascinating underground settlements in Cappadocia. See the courtyards, stables, churches, and wineries that lie beneath the earth, all interconnected by an extensive network of tunnels. Next, venture to Ihlara Valley for a 2.5-mile (4-km) walk along the Melendiz River. Check out the secluded cave churches and ancient structures carved out of the valley walls on your way to the village of Belisirma for lunch at a local restaurant near the river. After lunch, make a short photo stop at Yaprakhisar for an unforgettable panorama of the cave village and fairy chimneys around you. Make your final stop at the Selime Monastery, one of the biggest and most fascinating religious settlements in Cappadocia, before you are driven back to your accommodation.

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Cappadocia: Ihlara Valley and Underground City Private Tour

3. Cappadocia: Ihlara Valley and Underground City Private Tour

Get an insider’s view of Cappadocia’s most iconic spots in one day. Hear commentary from your guide along the way about fascinating sites like Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley and Selime Monastery. Benefit from round-trip transfers from your hotel. Start the tour at the ancient multi-level underground city in Derinkuyu. See the wells, kitchens, schoolrooms, oil presses, church, bathhouse, winery, and living space of this former self-contained metropolis. Marvel at the underground dwellings going eight floors down, reaching depths of 85 meters. Then, drive further south to the lush, deep canyon of Ihlara Valley. Walk alongside the Melendiz River for an hour, covering a distance of 6 kilometers. Stop for a traditional Turkish lunch in a restaurant on the river in the village of Belisirma. After lunch, move to your next destination, the Selime Monastery, the largest rock-cut monastery in Cappadocia. Admire the astonishing rock-cut construction and a cathedral-sized church cut directly into the volcanic tuff. Learn about the architectural style from the 13th century AD in the Anatolia region.

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What people are saying about Derinkuyu Underground City

Our guide, Kamil was excellent. Gave great lessons in history of sites. The weather was messy, but this you do not have control. Great time!

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Very serious and professional agency. The tour was well planned and the guides prepared and very helpful.