Destination : Cappadocia
Duration : Approximately 9 Hours
Visiting Places :
- Ortahisar Castle,
- Kaymakli Underground City,
- Red & Rose Valley,
- Love Valley,
- Cavusin Village
We will pick you up from your hotel with our guide, bus and driver at 09:30 – 09:45. We go directly Love Valley. You wil see a lovely valley view and take sweety photos. Also your guide will give important informations about Cappadocia. You will have free time to take photos and explore yourself the area. Our second stop will be Red & Rose Valley. We walk in theese valleys about 2-3 KM… You will see different color schemes in these valleys. Also we will see one or two ancient church. Your guide will give informations about formations.
After lovely valley visiting we will have lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, we forward to Kaymakli Underground City. Here is biggest and largest underground city in Cappadocia. Kaymaklı Underground City features a maze of tunnels and rooms carved eight levels deep into the earth (only four of them are open). The city is arranged around the ventilation shafts which bring in air. Early inhabitants chose to live some of the time underground as protection against the heat and the marauding tribes who regularly passed through the region looking to attack and plunder. The first level was meant for stables, the second level had a church and some living areas, the third level was kitchens and storage. Current inhabitants of Kaymaklı still use parts of the underground city for storage, stables and cellars.
After underground city we drive to Ortahisar Castle. The fortress, towering above the town of Ortahisar, is one of the biggest tourist attractions. It was opened to the public in 2013 after extensive renovations. While it is less well known than its famous counterpart from Uçhisar, the travellers who make an effort of climbing to the summit will be amply rewarded by the stunning views from the peak. The panorama of the valley of Hallacdere – the fairy chimneys valley, and the majestic, snowcapped volcano Erciyes, looming on the horizon, make the biggest impression on the visitors.
After castle we go Cavusin. An impressive cliff visible from afar is located in the upper Çavusin. This rock is composed of numerous cave dwellings, inhabited until the early 60s. The landslide risk is important, the Turkish state has decided to relocate the people in stone houses built in lower Cavusin. The rock is also home to two rock churches. That of St. John the Baptist is perched on top of the promontory. The Saint-Jean church is accessible by an iron staircase located along the main road through the village. Another church is visible in the center.
After tour we drop you your hotel or wherever you want.
- Professional Guide
- Entrance Fees
- Drinks on the lunch
- Tips to staff