Cappadocia Tour





General Information





Cappadocia is characterized as an exceptional natural wonder with fairy chimneys created by erosion of volcanic tufa during millions of years. In ancient times, entire region between Mount Taurus and Black Sea was known as Cappadocia. Today, Cappadocia comprises only of a small region between Nevsehir, Kayseri, Nigde and Aksaray. In 1985, Cappadocia was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.

  • Cappadocia Tour
  • Cappadocia Tour - 1: North Cappadocia Tour

    Visiting: Pick up and drop off at Hotel in Cappadocia, Cavusin Village, Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar Castle, Devrent Valley, Pasabagi Valley, Avanos

    Tour includes: Transportation, Parkings, Guiding Services, Accomodation at agreed star hotels, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Museum entrances.
    Tour not includes: Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenditures.




  • Cappadocia Tour
  • Cappadocia Tour - 2: South Cappadocia Tour

    Visiting: Pick up and drop off at Hotel in Cappadocia, Goreme Panaroma, Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley, Pigeon Valley

    Tour includes: Transportation, Parkings, Guiding Services, Accomodation at agreed star hotels, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Museum entrances.
    Tour not includes: Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenditures.




  • Cappadocia Tour
  • Cappadocia Tour - 3: Cappadocia Baloon Tour

    The first air balloon is the first successful human-carrying fligth tecnology. The first fligth was performed by jean-François Pilâtre de Razier and François Laurent d’Arlandes on November 1783 in Paris. Hot air balloons that can be propelled through the air rather than simly drifting with the wind are known as thermal airships. A hot balloon consists of a bag that is capable of of cantaining heated air.  Suspended beneath is basket which carries passengers and a source of heat, in most cases an open flame. Beginning during the mid-1970s, balloon envelopes have been made in all kinds of shapes, such as rocket ships and the shapes of various commercial products, though the traditional shape remains popular for most non-commercial, and many commercial, applications.

    Tour includes: Transportation, Guiding Service
    Tour Duration: Approximately 60 minutes








Cavusin Village


Cavusin village is located about halfway between Avanos and Göreme. The old village carved into the hillside was abandoned several decades ago due to rock falls. The inhabitants of Çavuşin lived in houses which were cut into a massive rock wall. Until the 1920s it had a mixed population with many Christian Orthodox families.


Goreme Open-Air Museum


The museum is monastry complex located in a valley composed of refectories and churches carved of rocks, decorated with beautiful wall paintings. Goreme museum is the main attraction point to be visited by any traveller in Cappadocia region. The Goreme Open Air Museum has been a member of UNESCO World Heritage List since 1984.


Uchisar Castle


Uchisar castle is the highest point in Cappadocia region and situated between Nevşehir and Göreme. The castle is hollowed out into the rock are connected to each other with stairs, tunnels and passages. The rooms on the north side of the castle are in use as pigeon houses. Excrement collected from these rooms used as natural fertilizer for the orchards and vineyards. From Uchisar Castle can be se magnificent panorama of surrounding area.


Devrent Valley


Devrent also known as Pink Valley is famous because of its lunar landscape. The valley reveals many stunning rock formations like a sculpture zoo made by nature. Some of these shapes catch attention are camel, dolphin, seals, kissing birds, Virgin Mary holding Jesus and various others. Most of the rock cones are topped by flattish, darker stones of harder rock that sheltered the cones from the rain until all the surrounding rock was eaten away.


Pasabagi Valley


Pasabag literally means Vineyards of Pasha, a name given to the region by locals because it is located in the middle of a vineyard. Pasabag also konown as Monks Valley. When you wander Paşabag still can be seen vineyards in sight. Paşabağ contains some of the best examples of fairy chimneys in Cappadocia with twin and even triple rock caps formations look like mushroom-shapes. Rock formations contain a number of cave dwellings as well as chapels once used by Christian hermits decorated with crosses.


Avanos


Avanos is situated on the banks of Kızılırmak, 18 km North of Nevsehir. Avanos is relatively devoid of foreign visitors, giving opportunity to visitors to meander the alleys that snake up the hillside, lined with gently decaying grand houses. Some of these houses have features of traditional Ottoman architecture. The town owns its main income and fame to the pottery production. The techniques used to produce pottery in the region today, go back to Hittite period.


Derinkuyu Underground City


Derinkuyu literally means “ deep well” and it is a city notable for its large multi-level underground city which is a major tourist attraction. Derinkuyu underground city is carved out of a geological formation, extending to a depth of approximately 60 m to shelter 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.


Ihlara Valley


Ihlara Valley is a magnificent green canyon with a depth of approximately 100m. The valley was formed by Melendiz River thousands of years ago. The valley begins at Ihlara village and ends with Selime Monastery at Selime village. It is believed that the valley housed more than four thousand dwellings and a hundred cave churches decorated with frescoes. So many dwellings existed in the valley caused to belive an important quantity of people lived here during many centuries.


Pigeon Valley


Pigeon valley is situated between Göreme and Uçhisar and is ideal place for trekking. The valley is named because of many pigeon houses that have been carved into the rocks and cliffs since ancient times. A vast network of caves allowed people and pigeons to live here at different times, but there are no churches to speak of in Pigeon Valley, unlike the other valleys of the region. Once the pigeons were used as message carriers and their droppings were used as fertilizer. Today very few pigeons are kept in the valley.