Heart of Cappadocia
- 8 hours
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No visit to Cappadocia is complete without spending quality time with the moonscapes, cave churches, and fairy chimneys of Goreme. Join this Cappadocia tour to travel to see these otherwordly, sci-fi like landscapes that aren't replicated anywhere else in the world.
* Discover the moonscape landscape of Cappadocia with its incredible fairy chimneys, troglodyte dwellings, cave churches of Goreme, Uchisar Rock Castle, and impressive valleys.
* Experience the life of a local potter and this ancient Cappadocia tradition
* Enjoy an authentic local meal in a traditional cave setting
What's included in this trip
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Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
Confirmation of booking
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher.<br /> If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
Please be aware that the standard of dress throughout Turkey is conservative. To respect this, and for your own comfort, we recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Please note that short shorts for both men and women are not acceptable, nor are tank or singlet tops. Turkish people do not wear shoes within the home so we suggest easy slip on shoes be worn. The weather in Turkey is highly variable depending on the time of year. Winters ranges from freezing cold to extremely hot and humid in summer (June, July and August).
This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
Turkey is a country filled with unique landscapes, and Cappadocia is no exception. Journey with us on an out of this world Cappadocia tour that travels through the regions’ breath taking landscapes, valleys, and towns.
After being picked up from your hotel, we’ll arrive in Devrent Valley after a short 10-minute drive. This is where we first meet the lunar landscape of Cappadocia, a moment you won’t be forgetting in a hurry after this Cappadocia city tour. After some explanation from our local guide about the history, culture, and geological formations of Cappadocia, we’ll set out on a 20-25 minute hike of the area. As you tour Cappadocia, you’ll continue to Pasabag Valley, which is one of the most unique places in Cappadocia because if its unbelievable rock formations. Geology nerd alert!
Next, you’ll visit the abandoned Cavusin old city with its cave mosque, pigeon houses, church, and homes. Everything manmade in Cavusin was carved into the rocks in this area, giving you the chance to see a truly fascinating way of life and ancient tradition that you might not find on other tours in Cappadocia.
Avanos, the centre of terracotta artworks since 3000 BC, will be our next stop on this Cappadocia tour. Here you’ll see traditional pottery workshops and demonstrations, and glimpse into the world of pottery as it was thousands of years ago. This is such an integral part of local culture in Cappadocia that you would be crazy not to see it during your visit, and what makes this tour so special is that you will have the opportunity to make your own clay pot if you wish, with the local craftsmen to help you polish up your skills.
Next, you’ll stop for a bite to eat in an authentic cave restaurant – which is, in our opinion, the only way to dine in Cappadocia! This restaurant is most famous for its manti (Turkish ravioli) and bulgur corbasi (wheat soup). There is also a "tandir" (tandoori oven) in the restaurant, and you can watch the ladies as they make tandoori bread as you eat.
After this unforgettable experience, you’ll visit the famous Göreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. You’ll also makes stops as the Uchisar and Pigeon Valley, and Estentepe, where you’ll be able to taste some Turkish tea and enjoy the stunning views of Goreme Valley - what a way to finish this adventure!
As this tour comes to a close, you’ll be taken back to your hotel in the centre of Cappadocia, or your driver will also be happy to drop you off and local transport stations if needed.