Cappadocia Underground City Tour from Goreme Highlights
1Admire the incredible views over the Goreme Valley and Pigeon Valley, two of the most breathtaking sites in Cappadocia
2Discover the deepest Underground City of Cappadocia - Derinkuyu, with its 8 floors of wonders
3Take a hike through the Ilhara Valley and discover the churches caved out of the mountain, along with the natural splendor of the valley
4Visit the extraordinary Selime Monastery, carved into the very walls of the mountains themselves, just like in a fairy-tale
Why we chose this tourOur Cappadocia Underground City Tour from Goreme takes you on an adventure through some of Cappadocia's most captivating and mysterious sites on a tour that's sure to leave you awestruck. From the natural splendor of the craggy hillsides and sweeping valleys to the mesmerizing man-made carvings, this is a region that deserves to be explored. Your local guide will explain the importance of each site in detail while ensuring that you stop at all of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring sites. Our Cappadocia Underground City Tour from Goreme tour is available every day and leaves with guaranteed departures.
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Cappadocia Underground City Tour from Goreme Itinerary
9:30 - Pickup from Goreme
- We will pick you up from centralized hotels in Goreme.
Guided tour of the Underground City of Derinkuyu
- Discover with your guide all the secrets of the famous underground city of Derinkuyu, from the stables to the defensive fortifications. Derinkuyu is a true and complete city with 8 stories of homes, dining halls, and schools, and a marvel to behold.
Ihlara Valley and the Pigeon Valley
- Take a hike through the beautiful Ihlara Valley and discover the churches carved into the rocks by early Christian believers seeking refuge from persecution, as well as 2 of the 3 active volcanoes in Cappadocia.
- Stop at a restaurant at the Belisirma for a traditional Turkish lunch, with vegetarian options available.
- Enjoy the wonderful views over the Guvercin, or Pigeon, Valley. You'll see the homes for them built into the multicolored rocks scattered around this lush, green space, and the mystery they add to the natural beauty. Farmers have used the pigeons to help fertilize their crops for centuries, and they don't seem to be going anywhere.
- The Selime Monastery is your next stop, and shows the mastery of the craftsmen who carved this place of worship in the 9th century BCE.
- Before heading back to your hotel, you will stop at the Goreme Esentepe to have a lookout over the beautiful valley, and the chance to take some of the most stunning panoramic pictures of the valley, from the rock formations to the sweeping hills. Depending on the time of the year, you may have the chance to photograph some of the vivid hot air balloons that dot the region!
18:00 - Drop off in Goreme
- You will be dropped off at the same location you were picked up from.
NB - all timings on Cappadocia Underground City Tour from Goreme are approximate
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NB: All times are approximate