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South Cappadocia Day Tour

4.3
7 hrs
Guided tour
Transfers included
Hotel pickup
Meals included

Discover the top sights of South Cappadocia on a full-day tour. Visit an underground city, explore valleys, and take in the stunning views all around you.

highlights

  • See an underground city and admire the structure of the dwellings here

  • At Cavusin Village, check out the maze of rock houses, which date back to several centuries

  • Enjoy panoramic views of Uchisar and the Erciyes Mountains from the Castle of Uchisar

  • Visit a tiny church in Meskendir Valley, known for its geometric red frescoes

  • Look at red-colored rock formations at Red Valley, and explore the many vineyards of the Rose Valley

  • Learn about the history behind Pigeon Valley and discover how Love Valley earned its name

  • With convenient hotel transfers, a friendly local guide, and lunch included with your ticket, this makes for a hassle-free experience

inclusions

  • Entry fees

  • Expert guide

  • Round-trip hotel transfers

  • Lunch

exclusions

  • Beverages

  • Gratuities

  • Personal expenses

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

your experience

The South Cappadocia Tour (Green Tour) will take you through some of the most impressive scenery of the region. You will also get to see an underground city - it is said that the Christians who populated this area created several of these cities when they were fleeing persecution back in the 14th century. Follow your tour guide and be amazed at the architecture of these dwellings, which include levels that separated the house from schools, cellars, and even animal stables. Admire the labyrinth of rock houses that make up Cavusin Village. Observe how the locals dug into these rocks to create their own homes, some of which date back several centuries.

See one of the largest rock formations in Cappadocia at the center of Uchisar. Known as the Castle of Uchisar, it offers amazing views over the whole region and even as far as the Erciyes Mountains. At Meskendir Valley, enter the small church that has a ceiling carved out into a cross formation adorned in geometric red frescos. Learn about the history of the church from your friendly guide. Look at life through rose-colored glasses when you visit Red Valley, named after the colored rock formations that lend it a predominantly red color. Located nearby is the Rose Valley, home to scattered vineyards and gardens. If you’re lucky enough to spot them, the locals who are working here will give you a taste of their products!

At Pigeon Valley, local farmers used to farm using pigeon manure, a rich resource of fertilizer for their crops and soil. You’ll even see pigeon houses that have been carved into the rock faces over the centuries. Your journey for the day will also take you through Love Valley. The rock formations here are phallic in shape, giving the valley the name of love. Formed naturally by the erosion of volcanic rock, the valley is made up of cones, pillars, pinnacles, mushrooms, and the well-known fairy chimneys.

know before you go

Important Information

  • Make sure to wear comfortable shoes as there is a moderate amount of walking involved

Timings

Daily 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Discounted Tickets

Ages 3-7yrs enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID)

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly

  • Please display a print out of your voucher along with a valid photo ID to your guide

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs

  • While booking, please provide the name of your hotel

  • If your hotel is not in the pickup zone, you will be provided with the nearest pickup location

  • On the day of your tour, please arrive at your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to the scheduled pickup time

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of your hotel

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