GREEN TOUR / SOUTH CAPPADOCIA TOUR (Daily Departure)
- This cultural tour includes panoramic view of different valleys, amazing atmosphere of underground city and hike in a green nature…
- Göreme Panoramic View Point
- Onyx Gem Srone Center
- Underground City
- Nature Walking Thru Ihlara Valley
- Selime Monastry…
Our professional tour guide pick you up from hotel at 9:30 am. Green Tour includes Pigeon Valley, Göreme Panoramic View Point, Onyx Gem Stone Center, Underground City, Nature Walking Thru Ihlara Valley, Selime Monastry. The tour finish at around 5:30 pm. At the end of the tour you are dropped off hotel.
Our driver and guide pick you up from hotel and continue to;
First place in the tour is panoramic view of Göreme. You will get information about history
and geological formation of Cappadocia while watching the lunar like landscape. Following
the information, free time to enjoy with the view.
Derinkuyu Underground City
Derinkuyu Underground City will be the next destination after half an hour driving.This
underground city was first used as a shelter by the late Romans against potential Arabian
invasions later as a natural food storages by local people . Derinkuyu is the deepest
underground city in Cappadocia region. You will spend almost an hour in underground with
your licensed guide.
Ihlara Valley – Hiking
You will be at the entrance of Ihlara Valley after 45 minutes drive. Ihlara Valley was formed
by the volcanic actions of Mt. Hasan, next to Ihlara Valley. Afterwards, Melendiz River
eroded the valley for millions of years besides the layers cracked and fell down. Eventually,
80 meter- deep canyon was composed. Whole Valley is 14 km. length. In the past, generally
Christians lived in the several parts of the Valley; also they carved churches and painted
them. You will hike about 3,5 km. in the valley by visiting a church. Hiking will last 1h 15m.
Then you will arrive to restaurant for lunch.
1 hour for the lunch in the valley, next to the river in a local restaurant with traditional Turkish
foods. Lunch will be over with season fruits.
After lunch our guide will take you to a unique place, Yaprakhisar. You will see the best
examples of conical fairy chimneys. Since the area is very similar to Star Wars film set,
Yaprakhisar is known as “Star Wars Movie Set”.
Our tour will go on with a carved rock monastery. The monastery looks like a castle, but
shelters, churches, chapels, bedrooms, storages and big cathedral proves us its being a
monastery. You will get information about monastery life of Cappadocia next to spectacular
scenery of Selime Village.
You will have chance to take a rest while we are driving to pigeon valley after rugged
climbing on monastery. Upon arrival to Pigeon Valley, pigeons will meet you on the top of the
valley. Pigeons have always been important for Cappadocian people. Their eggs and
droppings were used for different purposes. Thus, local people gave importance to pigeons
and carved many houses for them at the slopes of valley.
Onyx Stone Factory
The last place in the tour will be a visit to onyx factory in Uchisar. Onyx is a volcanic stone
which has various colours and contains different minerals. As being a volcanic area,
Cappadocia has some onyx sources. In the factory, a master will give you information about
the steps of onyx shaping and you will watch a shaping show. Our tour will end with transfer
back to hotel.
Local Carpet School
You will have a chance to watch how original Turkish carpets and kilims are made by local
women who have patiently and untiringly written their joys and sorrows in amazing codes
and magic letters which are to be read line by line. And also you will be fully informed by an
expert how to get silk and history of Turkish carpets.
Our tour will end with transfer back to hotel.
- Professional licended tour guide
- Luxury transportation by A/C vans
- Entrance tickets to museums
- Transfer from/to hotels
- Personal Expenses
- Tips to guide and driver
- Beverages during the lunch
- Anything unless specified as included