CAPPADOCIA TOURS

Relax and enjoy Cappadocia Complete tour, Remote Canyons tour, Rocks and Ruins tour and Lifestyles Walking tour; or why not combine tours for a better overview on what this spectacular region is all about!
 

Cappadocia Complete

Collapsed Chapel, Goreme.  Photo by Elaine Potter

Daily departures Begin with a visit to Göreme Open Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to view some fascinating frescoed and rock carved churches. Then see historic Cavusin village followed by a stroll among the majestic fairy chimneys of Pasabag. Continue to Saruhan, a beautifully restored, authentic 13th century Seljuk caravanserai. Lunch in Avanos, a town renowned primarily for its traditional pottery work. Visit famous pottery artisans in rock carved workshops. Before returning to the hotel, enjoy panoramic view of Göreme.
 
Remote Canyons
Daily departures Travel across the fertile Cappadocian plains passing through several villages to arrive at Kaymakli, one of the largest and most fascinating multilevel underground cities and a unique feature of this region. Continue to Güzelyurt (Gelveri), home town of St. Gregory Nazianzen to take a short tour of this very authentic Turkish village. After lunch, descend into the sheer-sided canyon of Ihlara Valley. This deep lush canyon, divided by a stream, has ancient rock hewn churches remaining on both sides. Enjoy a very pleasant, easy 4km hike through the canyon to reach Belisirma, an authentic and unspoiled village. Leave for Selime to visit this surreal, ancient monastic site and several rock hewn churches before returning to the hotel.
 
Rocks and Ruins
Daily departures Start in Pigeon Valley then pass through typical Anatolian villages such as Ayvali and Mazi to Soğanlı Valley, also known as the ‘Valley of Dolls,’ where many Byzantine period rock tombs are found. Take a leisurely walk to explore Armenian architectural style rock carved churches and monastery ruins. After a village lunch, pass through Sahinefendi village and visit Sobessos, a recently discovered late Roman site featuring incredible mosaic work. Proceed to Taskinpasa Caravanserai which now serves as village library and features a wonderfully carved stone gate. Next is the Byzantine Keslik Monastery followed by Mustafapasha (Sinasos), renowned for its excellent Ottoman and Greek architecture. Here, take an easy stroll to explore the village and the first church constructed by the Ottomans for the Christian community. Proceed to Urgüp to explore this ancient town. Before returning to the hotel stop to see famous fairy chimneys known as “The Three Beauties.”
 
Lifestyles Walking Tour
Daily departures Enjoy a highly specialised ‘Lifestyle Walking Tour’ taking you into the traditional village life of central Cappadocia. Visit local homes and rock-hewn villages and explore many spectacular lesser-known valleys such as Pigeon Valley, White Valley and other unspoiled sights of the Central Anatolian plateau. (approx. 12km hiking)
 
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All tours above: Hotel pick up time 0900; drop off 1730. All include lunch.
CAPPADOCIA GUIDE ONLY - Cost of guide for day (for those with vehicle): 

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

 

CAPPADOCIA DAILY ACTIVITIES

TOUR INFORMATION:
Morning Walking Tour per person early morning stroll. Payments to a local childrens’ charity
Whirling Dervish Show per person, transfers to/from Saruhan Caravanserai included
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 per person, by award-winning chef
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.
Horse Riding per person, 1 hour, transfers Included
Experience the incredible and unusual beauty of Turkey's Cappadocia region by horseback.

 

CAPPADOCIA TRANSFERS

TRANSFER: INFORMATION:
Kayseri Airport - Cappadocia Hotel (vice versa) One-way transfer rates
Private transfer Private airport-hotel or vice versa (45 mins)
Regular Shuttle Transfer Airport-hotel transfer, no A/C (1.5-2 hrs)
Nevsehir Airport - Cappadocia Hotel (vice versa) One-way transfer rates
Private transfer Private airport-hotel or vice versa (30 mins)
Regular Shuttle Transfer Airport-hotel transfer, no A/C (1-1.5 hrs)
Cappodocia - Ankara/Ankara Airport (vice versa) One-way transfer rates
Private transfer can include stops but not entry fees at Ankara sites (4 hrs)
Regular Transfer: One-way, per person in minibuses, inclusive of driver expenses, tolls & parking fees.
Private Transfers: Total (not per person) one way, inclusive of seat insurance, deluxe transport (up to 12 seats), A/C, professional driver, tolls, parking fees & service expenses.

 

Prices valid January - December (please contact us for a quote!)

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

  • We reserve the right to change all prices and programs without notice
  • All prices are per person unless otherwise stated
  • All prices on this website are in Australian Dollars unless otherwise stated