your Cappadocia trip with a view of the gorgeous looking
Mt. Argeus and heading to the steppes of Anatolia. You
will find a
different world while wandering around the small Cappadocian
villages and witness the real Anatolian style of life. Then,
you will get in to the heart of Cappadocia, full
of history and living art in Goreme Open Air Museum,
Zelve, and Pasabag fairy chimneys. Descending into the underground
city of Kaymakli and hiking in Ihlara canyon will let
you feel like a Cappadocian living in 2nd century A.D.
Day 1: Meet our guide
and driver at Kayseri Airport and start the tour. We
drive further to Soganli valley, which is one of the
earliest settlements in Cappadocia. After this, we drive
to Mustafapasa through the unspoiled villages of Cappadocia,
surrounded by the “table-top” mountains.
On the way, we visit the Medrese in Taskinpasa, a Theological
School of the Seljuk Turks, Keslik Monastery and Mustafapasa.
After lunch in Mustafapasa at an old village house hosted
by a local family, we walk for about 5 km in one of
the most attractive valleys of Cappadocia: Red Valley,
with its fabulous volcanic rock formations, is in the
heart of Cappadocia but away from the tourist crowd.
Rock-Cut hermit churches with frescoes and paintings
fit with the Valley's meditative atmosphere, remained
intact since the beginning. Then we will drive to the
hotel to check in. Overnight at a high quality cave
hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 2: Today we introduce you to the
lunar landscape of Cappadocia at Dervent Valley, then we head on to Zelve Open Air Museum, which is one of
the earliest inhabited and latest abandoned monastic
settlements of Cappadocia. Seeing the best examples
of the fairy chimneys at Pasabag Fairy Chimneys Valley,
we drive further to Avanos, where we have lunch at a
local restaurant. Goreme Open Air Museum is where we
visit the rock carved churches and colorful frescoes.
We end the day hiking up to the top of Uchisar Castle,
which is the highest and the most dominant point, giving
us a breathtaking panorama. Overnight at a high quality
cave hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 3: In the morning, we descend
into the center of the earth in the Underground city
of Kaymakli, one of the largest and the deepest of 40
others in Cappadocia; walking in Ihlara Canyon, a “mirage”
in the Steps of Anatolia up to Belisirma village, the
ancient Peristrema: “Valley of the Sky”
along the Melendiz River. Rock-cut churches, spread
across a wild plantation, surprise you with their successfully
painted representations from the Bible. Lunch in Belisirma
at a local restaurant by the river. Visit to the Caravanserai
of Agzikarahan, a very fine example of the Turkish Seljuk
art, built in the early 13th century on the legendary
Silk Road for the accommodation of the traders and their
camels. After this, we transfer you back to Kayseri
Airport for the evening flight to Istanbul.
* The prices above are per person and on private basis.
** Single Supplement: USD 160
** 0-2 Child: Free
** 2-12 Child Reduction: 50 %
** Student Reduction: 10 %
- 2 nights BB accommodation at high quality
- Air conditioned minivan with driver on tours
- Professional licensed tour guide
- All admission fees to the museums and sights
(including the Dark Church)
- A la carte lunches and drinks during the lunches
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