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South Cappadocia Green Tour with Trekking in Ihlara Valley

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    What to Expect
    Your journey to the heart of south Cappadocia begins at your Goreme hotel, where you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for Derinkuyu Underground City. During the short 30-minute drive, your guide provides history-rich information on Derinkuyu Underground City, the largest excavated city in Turkey.

    On a guided tour of the subterranean community, see churches, kitchens, and water wells formerly used to support the existence of more than 20,000 people.

    Then, continue to Ilhara Valley and embark on a 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) hike along a route formed thousands of years ago by the Melendiz River. Located in the middle of the Ilhara Valley is the village of Belisirma, replete with ancient churches and restaurants selling fresh local produce.

    Here, you'll stop for a traditional Turkish lunch in a recommended restaurant before you continue, revitalized, to Selime. Famed for its churches carved into rocks and the 13th-century Selime Monastery, Selime boasts a plethora of historic monuments.

    Return to your vehicle and travel to Pigeon Valley to enjoy panoramic valley views and discover how the valley acquired its interesting name. Your final stop is a lookout point in Goreme, from where you’ll absorb views of Cappadocia’s lunar landscapes and unique rock formations.

    Conclude your tour with drop-off at your Goreme hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Pick-up from hotel
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Lunch
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
    • Entry/Admission - Selime Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Belisırma Restaurant
    • Entry/Admission - Ihlara Valley
    • Gratuities
    • Drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Shoes suitable for walking may be required.
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Popular mentions
    Mehmet did a great job as a tour guide and gave us one of our best days in turkey. We got great information about the underground city, went on an awesome hike in the ilhara valley, had a great lunch with a fun group, and saw the Selime monastery. Mehmet never failed to give us
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    Well organized tour for a reasonable price. Our guide did his job about giving information about the sights. I would have liked more information about Turkey, the culture, custom and curiosity s while we were going from one place to an other. I personally did not find it
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    If you like nature and hiking, you'd definitely enjoy this tour. This trip is very well organised with the right amount of walking and we really went to so many places in one day. I do not think I have been to a walking tour that's so well planned throughout. They really made
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    A great tour with very reasonable price, tour guide is nice and explain each destination in details.
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    Good tour operator with well organised green tour. Arranged a great tour guide for us. Recommended..
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 8h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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