TOUR CODE: T.P.T TOUR 10
Duration: 7 Nights / 6 Nights
Departures: Aprill – September
This tour designed to visit best sights of Cappadocia cover the most famous sights of the area, making sure travelers get to visit main sights of Cappadocia. You will be visiting the historic painted cave churches of the many monastic valleys, Kaymakli underground city, local Turkish Food, enjoy the three magnificent day where erosion has formed caves, clefts, “fairy chimneys” and sensuous folds in the soft volcanic rock Ihlara canyon
DAY 1: Full days Cappadocia Tour
Take the flight from Istanbul or Izmir to Cappadocia in the morning. Arrival and meeting at the airport arrival gate you will be pick up with transfer Cappadocia to join the tour.
Our first real encounter with Cappadocia almost Martian landscape is in the Dervent valley. We visit Pasabag’s “fairy chimneys”, where the voice of the wind harmonizes with songs of the fairies. From here we pause at Avanos center of terracotta art. The ceramic clay from the red silt of the Kizilirmak has always been used. A visit to ceramic & tile center to see how the ceramics made by hand. After lunch we visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. People of Goreme, at the heart of the Cappadocia Region, realized that these soft rocks could be easily carved out to form houses, churches, monasteries. These Christian sanctuaries contain many examples of Byzantine art from the post-iconoclastic period. These frescoes are a unique artistic achievement from this period. A visit to the carpet weaving co-operation to see how the Turkish carpet made by hand. We complete the tour with a visit to the Uchisar Rock-Castle which has the numerous hollowed-out containers, rock tombs, and a large water cistern all welcome you as silent witnesses to history and human life giving you a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. In the evening join for the Traditional Turkish night to see folk and belly dancer in the cave restaurant. (L D) Optional Turkish Night with Dinner.
DAY 2: Cappadocia Ihlara Canyon Hiking Optional Hot Air Balloon (04:45- 08:30 AM)
Drive to Ihlara, walking in Ihlara Canyon, a “mirage” in the Steps of Anatolia up to Belisirma village, the ancient Peristrema: “Valley of the Sky” along the Melendiz River. Rock-cut churches, spread across a wild plantation, surprise you with their successfully painted representations from the Bible. Lunch in Belisirma, a local restaurant by the river. Stop by Selime, a village with cave houses at the end of the canyon and a “star wars” like landscape.End of tour.
DAY 3: Cappadocia
Depart from your hotel to visit Red valley and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike 5 km through the Gulludere valley. Then visit Cavusin village. Old Cavusin was abandoned several decades ago due to avalanches. The current village of Cavusin is located on the road. Old Cavusin, with its rock-cut dwellings and stone houses, had several hermitages. After lunch drive to the Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli Underground City, where early Christians lived in fear and faith. The houses in the village are constructed around the nearly one hundred tunnels of the underground city, which is one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia. The underground city was originally carved out as eight floors; however four floors are available to visit. In wartime about 5000 people can refuge in. The tunnels are still used today as storage areas, stables, and cellars. On the way back visit the natural castles at Ortahisar (B, L) Optional Whirling Show. Transfer to the airpot end of our services, you can add on İstanbul ,ephesus, blue cruise packages.
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
- Accommodations average Cave Boutique Hotel based on double occupancy. Single occupancy surcharge
- Professional English speaking official guide throughout the tour
- Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) (D) as indicated in the itinerary as mentioned hotel category at down below
- All sightseeing and admission fees
- Arrival and Departure Transfers
TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDES
- Optional Tours
- Personal expenses
- Tip to driver and tour guide
- Anything unless specified being included