Flight to Cappadocia & Full day Cappadocia Tour1
Pickup from your hotel in Istanbul, private transfer to airport. Early morning flight to Cappadocia. Meet & greet at the arrivals area, transfer to the meeting point for your tour in Cappadocia (1h).
Start the day visiting Devrent Valley, also known as Imagination Valley, one of the most surreal looking landscapes in Cappadocia.
The next stop will be Pasabag, also known as Monks Valley where Christian hermits chose to build Hermit Cells and Churches. These 3 headed Pinnacles symbolic of the Holy Trinity make it possible to see all stages of the fairy Chimneys. Next, proceed to Avanos the Pottery Center of Cappadocia, the village is set on the banks of the Kizilirmak/Red River. The River gets its name from the Red clay deposits, here you can watch the potters at work using the traditional kick wheels, a technique that has remained unchanged for generations.
Lunch is served in a local Restaurant. After lunch, continue to the Goreme Open Air Museum. Import Byzantine Cave churches are found in these once remote Valleys where Monks and Nuns pursued monastic life the 3rd Century. Here, you will see the preserved Byzantine Cave wall paintings and Frescos from the Iconoclastic period through to the end of the Selcuk Rule. Icons with scenes from the Old and New Testament can be seen above portraits of Saints and Church Fathers depicting the Structure of the Byzantine Period. End your day with a view of Uchisar Castle, this tall Rock is the highest point of the Goreme region.
Overnight in Cappadocia (Cave room)
Full day Cappadocia Tour2
Upon breakfast 0930 pickup for Cappadocia tour. Start with a leisurely 4km walk along the Red & Rose Valley. The Valley is famous for the fabulous volcanic rock formations and is in the heart of Cappadocia, yet away from the mainstream tourist sites. The relaxing walk will end in Cavusin Village where you will see a Rock Castle and Troglodyte dwellings where people lived until the 20th Century.
After lunch, descend towards the center of the earth with a trip to the Underground City of Kaymakli. Kaymakli is one of the largest and deepest Underground settlements in Cappadocia. The City is approximately 40m deep and contains all the rooms commonly found in Underground Cities, Stables, Cellars, Storage rooms, Refectories, Churches and wineries.
On the return you will visit Pigeon Valley where you will have spectacular views of Dovecotes, Old abandoned Cave Homes and Old Greek houses. Finally, stop in Ortahisar to see Ortahisar Castle the biggest mass of fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia.
At the end of your tour, transfer to airport. Flight back to Istanbul and private transfer to your hotel.