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South Cappadocia Tour – Green Tour

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Duration

8 hours

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

15 people

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Languages

English, Spanish

Overview

From ancient underground cities to spectacular viewpoints, the South Cappadocia & Green tour takes in the highlights of Cappadocia’s southern landscapes. Embark on scenic walks through unusual, towering rock formations and take in the sweeping views from the comfort of your vehicle, all accompanied by an expert, local guide. Combined with the North Cappadocia Red tour, this day trip allows you to see the region’s most impressive sights which have made Cappadocia known throughout the world.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Meskendir Valley
  • Rose Valley
  • Red Valley
  • Cavusin Valley
  • Underground City
  • Pigeon Valley
  • Uchisar Castle Panaroma
  • Love Valley

Itinerary

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Meskendir Valley (4.400m Trek)
Meskendir Valley (4.400m Trek)

Our first destination is the Meskendir Valley where we will embark on a short trek through its magnificent landscape. Situated near Ortahisar, it stretches 440 metres and contains the famous Meskendir Church. We will explore its interior, beautifully adorned in geometric red embellishments and witness the Chapel ceiling which has been engraved with a large cross.

Rose Valley
Rose Valley

It has beautiful rock formations with some great hidden rock carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. The Rose Valley is an isolated valley behind Urgup. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples or apricots to you.

Red Valley
Red Valley

It has beautiful rock formations with some great hidden rock carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. The Rose Valley is an isolated valley behind Urgup.

Cavusin Valley
Cavusin Valley

We will then explore Cavusin Village, one of the oldest villages in the region and known for its cave houses which are a labyrinth of ruins chiselled into the rock face. The village is also home to the Church of John the Baptist which dates back to the 5th Century and is the biggest cave church in all of Cappadocia.

Underground City
Underground City

Of the 36 underground cities built by the Christians to escape persecution, this is the widest and most famous and no tour of Cappadocia is complete without a visit here. It is divided into 8 different levels, 4 of which you can explore, including its fascinating network of wineries, kitchens and living areas.

Pigeon Valley
Pigeon Valley

On the outskirts of Goreme we will stop and take in the views down to Pigeon Valley, so called from the ancient pigeon houses carved into the cliff faces over centuries. Farmers throughout the region once farmed pigeon manure as a rich source of fertilizer for their crops.

Uchisar Castle Panaroma
Uchisar Castle Panaroma

Our final stop is in the troglodyte town of Uchisar, situated in the heart of Cappadoccia. It is named after the enormous rock which stands in the centre of town and once served as its castle. It is the highest peak in the area and offers spectacular views across Cappadocia and Erciyes Mountain.

Love Valley
Love Valley

The huge phallic formations that have been naturally formed by erosion of the volcanic rock approximately 9 to 3 million years ago. Some are up to 40 metres high. An unusual landscape of cones, pillars, pinnacles, mushrooms, and 'fairy tale chimneys'

Included/Exclude

  • All entrance fees per itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Transfers from / to any cave accommodation
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Tour's Location

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FAQs

Are museum entrances fees included during your tours?
Yes. We believe in making it easy for you to budget for your trip, so all our tours entrance fees to museums listed in your itinerary are included.
Will I have a tour guide on my tour?
Yes, all of our tours include the services of a professional, English-speaking tour guide, licensed with the Ministry of Tourism.
I’m a Vegetarian. Will I be able to find vegetarian meals in Turkey ?
Yes. Many dishes in Turkey are vegetarian so it is generally easy to find vegetarian options. Please let us know at the time of booking that you are vegetarian.
What do you mean by a “professional licensed tour guide”?
Taking a tour with the professional licensed guide is very important. Guides in Turkey study a mix of history, archaeology and mythology for 4 years in order to get their tour guiding license and pass special exams in language skills. All our company tour guides are professional licensed guides and expert in their regions. It is illegal for anyone who is not a licensed tour guide to conduct tours of historical sites in Turkey.
What kind of vehicle will be provided on my tour?
Our company provides you with a late model, comfortable, air conditioned vehicle such as a Mercedes Vito,Mercedes Sprinter,Volkswagen Carevalla and Crafter with an experienced driver.

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