CAPPADOCIA TOURS

Join a regular tour or choose private - Cappadocia Legend tour, Mirage tour, Dream tour; or why not combine tours for a better overview on what this spectacular region is all about!
 

Legends*** Tour - Full Day - Regular or Private

Collapsed Chapel, Goreme.  Photo by Elaine Potter

Our first real encounter with Cappadocia’s almost Martian landscape is in the Devrent valley where rock formations are amazing. A walk through *Zelve Open Air Museum is a journey into the past with its troglodyte houses. This is one of the earliest inhabited and last abandoned Cappadocian monastic settlements. We visit Pasabag’s “fairy chimneys” where the voice of the wind harmonizes with the songs of the fairies. We pause at Avanos, a centre of terracotta art since 3000 BC, for a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop. After lunch in Avanos we visit the Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. These are found in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings dating from as early as the 10th century. The tour ends with a visit to Uchisar Rock Castle providing a panoramic view of Cappadocia valleys. *Please note that a Zelve visit is only guaranteed on private tours.
 
Mirage Tour - Full Day - Regular or Private
The tour begins with a descent towards the centre of the earth at Kaymakli Underground City*** one of the largest and deepest of Cappadocia’s many such settlements. We then drive to Ihlara Canyon, walking through the canyon via the Steps of Anatolia to Belisirma village, the ancient Peristrema. Set by the Melendiz River, this is known as the “Valley of the Sky”. Churches carved from the rocks form a gallery of early paintings that are remarkably accurate. We lunch in Belisirma at a local riverside restaurant. On the way to Agzikarahan** Caravanserai we visit the beautiful village of Selime. Agzikarahan is a fine example of the Turkish Seljuk art, built in the early 13th century on the legendary Silk Road to accommodate traders and their camels. ** Please note Agizkarahan is included only on days when it is open.
 
Dream*** Tour - Full Day - Regular or Private
Our first stop is the Soganli valley, one of the earliest settlements in Cappadocia. Then we drive to Urgup through the unspoiled Cappadocian villages surrounded by “table-top” mountains. On the way we visit the Medrese in Taskinpasa, a theological school of the Seljuk Turks and MustafapaŠĻ£a (Sinassos), an ancient Greek town with spectacular old Greek houses – fine examples of late Greek settlements and architecture. Lunch will be in one of them. After, we take a 5km hike along the Red Valley, one of the most breathtakingly and mysteriously beautiful valleys in the region. The valley, with its fabulous volcanic rock formations, is in the heart of Cappadocia but well away from mainstream tourist haunts. The little chapels of the hermits, carved out of the valley walls, lend a spiritual dimension to the beauty. 
 
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All tours include transportation, guide, lunch with drinks and entrance fees.
***Underground city can be included in private Legend or Dream Tours.
 

CAPPADOCIA HOT AIR BALLOONING Daily departures $345 (see our ballooning page for more information) - highly recommended

 

CAPPADOCIA DAILY ACTIVITIES

Whirling Dervish Show
The Whirling Dervish Sema (ceremony) represents the journey of human beings seeking truth and perfection. Inspired by Mevlânâ in the 13th century, this is a genuine rite, not a tourist show and is performed in a restored 13th century caravanserai.
 
Cooking Lesson
Cappadocia has been home to many cultures and has one of the Turkey’s richest culinary cultures. Enjoy a cooking lesson by the head chef of Museum Hotel, an award winner nationally and internationally for classical and modern Turkish cuisines.
 
 

 

CAPPADOCIA TRANSFERS

Kayseri Airport - Cappadocia Hotel (vice versa): Private or Regular Shuttle

Nevshir Airport - Cappadocia Hotel (vice versa): Private or Regular Shuttle

 

Ankara or Ankara Airport - Cappadocia Hotel (vice versa): Private

 

For further tour information or to book a tour, please contact Timeless Tours.

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