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Cappadocia

Ihlara Valley & Derinkuyu Underground City Tour - CAP15

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What to Expect
Our tour starts at 09:30 by pick-up from your hotel. After our guide’s introduction to Cappadocia at the Goreme panoramic view point, we drive about 1 hour and visit the most spectacular gorge of Turkey: Ihlara. The 6 km hike in the Ihlara Valley will be the highlight of our day. The Melendiz River has carved an impressive canyon through the verdant valley and we will walk about two hours along the river, passing Byzantine rock chapels decorated with frescoes. Especially the first half of the hike where we will be the only tourists walking, is totally peaceful. We end the hiking portion of the tour near Belisirma village, where we will have lunch in a quaint riverside restaurant.

After lunch, we stop at the biggest rock-cut monastery of Cappadocia, Selime Monastery and Cathedral. Selime is the biggest rock-cut cathedral of Cappadocia and located at the end of Ihlara Valley. It has has been used as a fortress by both Byzantine and Seljuk armies during 10th to 12th centuries.

Derinkuyu Underground City. Previously known as Melagobia, Derinkuyu was one of the biggest settlements in Cappadocia and its 8 level underground city is the deepest of the region today. We will explore the caves of this interesting city and your guide will explain about the way of life here. With its floors extending to a depth of approximately 60 m, it was large enough to shelter approximately 20,000 people together with their livestock and food stores. It is the largest excavated underground city in Turkey and is one of several underground complexes found across Cappadocia. Derinkuyu itself connects to Kaymaklli via an 8 km tunnel.

We will then drive back to your hotel and finish the tour around 17:00.

Options:
• Hot-Air Balloon Ride: 200 Euros per person (no child reduction)
• Whirling Dervishes Show: 40 Euros per person
• Turkish Night (traditional folk dances, belly dancers, unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, 3-course meal, transfer to and from your hotel): 60 Euros per person
• Turkish Baths (Hamam): 40 Euros per person
• Horseriding: 30 Euros per person (1 hour)
• ATV / Quad: 30 Euros (1 hour)

Traditional Arts and Crafts in Turkey - Gifts and Souvenirs from Turkey:

Turkey has a rich history of authentic traditional handicrafts. Most famous Turkish items come from Cappadocia and goods were handmade here and transported along the Silk Road to Istanbul and the coastal areas.

Carpets and kilims: Carpets and kilims from Central Anatolia are world-famous. In Cappadocia, carpets are still handmade on authentic looms using natural dyes for the wool. You can see a free demonstration to see these age-old techniques still in use today.

Ceramic and pottery: Cappadocia has been famous since Hittite times for the beautiful and unique pottery and ceramics. 

 
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Important Information
Departure Point
From your hotel
Departure Time
9:30 AM
Duration
8h
Return Details
To your hotel
Inclusions
  • Transportation by a comfortable, AC, non-smoking, luxurious van.
  • Professional experienced and licensed local guide during the tour.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Parking fees and all taxes.
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Personal expenses and optional tours
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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By: Yuki Tours
Bob
61
8 great Days in Turkey
We just returned from the 8 day tour and it was fantastic. It was our first trip to Turkey and it won’t be our
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ali k
Vancouver, Canada
10
A short trip from Ankara
A short trip from Ankara every thing was good And tour was perfect the area is amazing and there are many thing
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SoloTraveler444
San Jose, California
51
Great Experience visiting Turkey
I just returned from Turkey after the 8 days Tours and a 1 day tour to Konya using Yuki Tours services. They are
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jnikhilesh
6213
Excellent
The tour by Yuki Travels was very well organised and managed. The entire staff is courteous and professional . Mr
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sepehr Sobhaniyan
Odense, Denmark
20
Excellent
I have to say that our Tour to Cappadocia via “Yuki Tour” was excellent. Everything was planned to the small
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Katie
33
Couldn’t have been any better!
I was a little worried about traveling solo in Turkey but Yuki tour organized everything perfectly I didn’t have
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Sunny Dr
Rockville, Maryland
455181
Perfect service
We booked and eight day tour that covered Istambul, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia. The logistics from this
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Vinita
10
Amazing Turkey
This tour has been very amazing especially tour operator Ibrahim is quick in responding all your queries, very
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Catmaggle
Léros, Greece
122
Honestly, don't waste your time
The first day of this tour was good. Tightly organised and with only a small amount of time wasted. The cave hotel
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Melissa R
21
Tantalizing Turkey
Turkey leaves you wanting more. 8 days was not enough to truly savor the richness of cultural experience,
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Key Details
  • Yuki Tours
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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