You will be picked up from our office in Sultanahmet at 19.00 and your bus departure time will be at 20:30 you will have a night ride travel by bus to Cappodocia.You will be picked up from our office in Sultanahmet at 19.00 and your bus departure time will be at 20:30 you will have a night ride travel by bus to Cappodocia.
At 08:00 you will arrive Cappodocia and check into your hotel and at 09:00 you will attend whole day red tour
It is constructed on the highest point of the region. It has a totally distinct castle form including graves, tunnels and churches, that you cannot come across at any other place in the world.
Open Air Museum is important to understand the influence of the religion, especially of Christianity, on the region. For good reasons it is the most famous attraction, a complex of several cave-churches with frescoes carved out by Orthodox monks between 900 and 1200 AD.
An old Greek village will be next place in the tour. Çavusin is a village about 4 kilometers from Göreme .The old village is largely deserted because the area has been plagued by rock falls. At Çavusin you can visit the Church of John the Baptist which probably dates back to 5th -6th centuries. The view of Rose Valley is excellent from this village.
The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabagı means the Pasha’s Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene.
1 hour for the lunch in Han Restaurant which is very cool and popular in the region .You will start with the soup. Than you will have self-service.
Since Hittites 2000 BC people could get the red clays (terra rosa) around Kızılırmak river which is the longest river of Turkey, and white clays ( caulin) from volcanic hills .They could use the clay to make pots and jars for their daily life by shaping the clay by their hand on the spinning wheels.
The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems.
The “fairy chimneys” with caps, mainly found in the vicinity of Ürgüp, have a conical-shaped body and a boulder on top of it. The cone is constructed from tufa and volcanic ash, while the cap is of a harder, more resistant rock such as lahar or ignimbrite. The fairy chimneys which are symbols of Ürgüp are called holly spirit chimneys. There is mother, father and son fairy chimneys stay together.
Every carpet, with its patterns, resembles a collection of messages, beliefs and symbols. Every pattern that is woven into a carpet is a picture of a feeling, a desire or a wish. So far as that every carpet represents a living history from the early ages to the present in which women have patiently and untiringly written their joys and sorrows in amazing codes and magic letters which are to be read line by line
17:30 Your tour will finish and you will be dropped to your hotel.Overnight stay in your Boutiqstyle hotel.
09:15 You will be picked up from your hotel for the tour by us.
09:30 Your tour will begin
First place in the tour is Panoramic view of Goreme. You get information about history, formation of Cappadocia while watching the fairy chimneys in Göreme town.
After driving about 40 minutes, arrival to Derinkuyu Underground City. This underground city was firstly, used by the late Romans as a shelter against potential Arabian invasions then used by local people as a natural deep freeze. Derinkuyu is the deepest underground city in the Cappadocia region. With the clear explanations of your guide you will spend almost 1 hour here.
Ihlara Canyon is 52 km. away from Derinkuyu Underground City. Approximately 45 minutes later, you will be in the entrance of Ihlara Valley. Ihlara Valley was formed by the volcanic actions of Mt. Hasan and Mt. Melendiz in the distinct of Aksaray province. Afterwards, Melendiz River eroded the valley for millions of years besides the layers cracked and fell down. Eventually, 100 meter- deep canyon was composed. Whole Valley is 14 km. length. In the past, generally Christians came and made dwellings and churches with wall paintings and also they carved grave rooms in the several parts of the Valley. You will hike about 3,5 km of the valley. Hiking will last 1hour 15min. Then you will arrive to Restaurant for lunch in Belisirma village.
1 hour for the lunch in the valley, next to the River. You will start with the soup and salad, later you will able choose one of the main dishes from the list. Lunch will be over with season fruits.
After lunch our guide will take you to a unique place, Yaprakhisar. You will see the nicest 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 another movie- set-like place, Selime Monastery. At first glance the monastery looks like a castle, but shelters, churches, chapels, bedrooms, storages and big cathedral proves us its being a monastery. You get information about the monastic life in Cappadocia.
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. For this reason, local people carved houses for them onto the slopes of valley. You will see the reason why people call them “houses”, when you see them.
The Last place in the tour will be a visit to onyx factory in Uchisar. Onyx is a semi precious volcanic stone which has various colors and contains different minerals in. As being a volcanic area, Cappadocia has some onyx deposits especially around Hacıbektaş village. In the factory, a master will give you information about the steps of onyx shaping and you will watch a shaping show.
After the tour return to Istanbul overnight by bus from Göreme at 19:00 pm