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Vacation Style Holiday TypeCulture, History, Trekking
Activity Level Fairly Easy
Group Size Small Group
Enjoy a full-day, private tour of Cappadocia’s highlights. From panoramic views from the area’s highest point at Uchisar Castle to nearly 80 feet underground in the Kaymakli Underground City, experience Cappadocia’s fascinating landscape and history. We will also visit the Göreme Open Air Museum, the Valley of the Monks (Paşabag), Red Valley, and have lunch in the nearby town of Avanos.
Opt to start the day early with a hot-air balloon ride, soaring over the fairy chimney valleys at sunrise!
- Entrance fees
- Professional guide
- Ground transportation via a private, air-conditioned vehicle are included.
We will pick you up from your hotel in the morning for a private, fully-guided tour of the following sites:
Kaymakli Underground City: Descend nearly 80 feet into this underground city dating back to the Hittites. Here we learn how and why such a place was built
Uçhisar Castle: Located at the highest point in Cappadocia, this rock fortress consists of numerous hand-carved rooms. From its heights are incredible panoramic views of the area
Göreme Open Air Museum: This complex houses amazing painted rock-cut churches, complete with centuries-old frescoes
Avanos: The town of Avanos overlooks the river of Kizilirmak (or Halys River, as Herodes called it in ancient times) and is known for its historic ceramic production. We stop for lunch here, sampling traditional Turkish flatbread (called gözleme)
Paşabag: Also called the Valley of Monks, this site contains the fantastic rock formations of the Devrent Valley
Red Valley: Here we bid farewell to the day by watching the sunset over this beautiful landscape.
Afterward, you will be transferred back to your hotel.