2 DAYS PRIVATE CAPPADOCIA TOUR
Our professional tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel at 9:30 am. The first stop is Esentepe, an impressive viewpoint overlooking Goreme. Here, your guide will tell you about Cappadocia’s history and unique rock formations. From here we will visit the starting point of Rose Valley, an easy 1 hour hike through fairy chimneys, orchards and vineyards. Our next stop is Goreme Open Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guide will explain the importance of the cave church frescoes, which are decorated with scenes from the Old and New Testaments from the 10th century. This place has been used as a monastery since the early days of Christianity. For lunch we went to a nice restaurant in Goreme.
Day 2 of your private Cappadocia tour also begins at 9:30 AM. Our first stop was the amazing underground city of Kemakli. Carved by the Hittites some 3,500 years ago, this multi-storey underground city was the main refuge of early Christians from raiding enemies in the 6th and 7th centuries. Kaymakli is one of the largest underground cities in Cappadocia with 8 floors including stables, temples and wineries. After leaving Kaymakli we continue south into the beautiful green valley of Ihlara. We hike for about 1 hour along the Melendiz River, which winds through the Ihlara Gorge, before stopping for lunch at a riverside restaurant in the village of Belisirma. After lunch, we continue to Selim Monastery, the largest rock monastery in Cappadocia with a large cave cathedral and stunning views of the area. On our way back to Goreme we stop at a spectacular viewpoint overlooking Pigeon Valley.
Including: Licensed English speaking guide, Transportation with A/C vehicles, Lunch, Entrance fees, All taxes
Excluding: Beverages at lunch, Tips, Personel expenses