Overnight bus to Cappadocia. Departure at around 19.00 o’clock from Istanbul.
North Cappadocia Tour ( Goreme Museum & Fairy Chimneys Tour)
Arrival at bus station in Urgup where your guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. After breakfast we will start our tour.
In this day you will be able to see:
DEVRENT VALLEY: Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1km from Pasabaglari (Monks’ Valley) and 5 km from Avanos. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems.
MONKS VALLEY: The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha’s Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene.
AVANOS: A center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, which is possibly set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy.
GOREME OPEN AIR MUSEUM: Goreme was an important Christian centre in the early years of the Middle Ages, was a bishopric administered by Mokissos near Aksaray in the 11th and 13th centuries. Despite the vast numer of monasteries, churches and chapels in the vicinity of Göreme, there are not many inscriptions bearing dates. For this reason, these religious buildings are mainly dated according to the iconography or architectural features.
UCHISAR: Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.
(Included meals: Lunch)
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Overnight in cave hotel in Cappadocia.
09:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of South Cappadocia. In this day you will be able to see:
Red Valley,and explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike 5 km through the Güllüdere valley. Then visit Çavuşin village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. After lunch drive to the pigeon valley. In the afternoon visit Kaymaklı underground city.
KAYMAKLI: Kaymakli and Derinkuyu underground cities are the two largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public. See how the people lived in this multi level city complete with stables, kitchens, chamber’s storage and wine making rooms. Overnight in a very good cave hotel in Cappadocia. (Included meals: Lunch)
Derinkuyu Underground City (Biggest underground city in the region, used as a shelter for great lenghts of time during invasions),
Ihlara Canyon (Enjoy a pleasant and easy 4km hike through this sheeder-sided, lush canyon with a beautiful stream running all the way through),
Belisirma Village (Authentic unspoiled village life),
Lunch in Belisirma Village,
Selime (Surreal ancient monastic site, great panoramic view point of Ihlara Valley)
After the tour, you will be transferred back to Urgup Bus Station for evening Bus To Istanbul. Overnight bus to Istanbul. (Non-smoking new model long distance coaches with air-condition and Pullman seats suitable for sleeping)(Included meals: Lunch)
• Bus Tickets (return)
• All transfers as specified
• Professional English-speaking guide & vehicle
• Admittance fees per the itinerary
• 3 Days Cappadocia Tour with Lunches
• 2 nights accommodation in boutique cave hotel, with buffet breakfast