A spectacular view over Goreme from Esentepe

Pick up : from Hotel 

Pick up Time : 07:45 hrs

Availability : Everyday

Meal : Lunch included

Itinerary :

  • Pick up from the hotel
  • Start the tour with a spectacular view over Goreme from Esentepe: fairy chimneys, rock formations and cave houses.
  • Continue driving to Derinkuyu Underground City, one of the best-preserved and deepest Underground Cities in Cappadocia.
  • Derinkuyu is excavated to a depth of approximately 85 m. containing all the usual rooms including (stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, churches, wineries etc.); a large room on the second floor was a missionary school with study rooms.
  • Proceed to Ihlara Valley. This gorge is 16 km long and both sides are lined with rock carved churches; there are more than a hundred little churches and houses. You will walk about 4 km along the river in the valley exploring the hidden churches.
  • At the end of your walk lunch will be served at Belisirma Village by the river.
  • On the way back visit Selime Monastery, carved out of the rock by Christian monks in the 13th century. The size of the church makes a visit here astonishing.
  • Stop briefly at  Yaprakhisar Panorama point for another view of this great Monastery (this is also the spot where famous movie “Star Wars” was shot).
  • Return back to the hotel
  • Guests must be able to walk approximately 2.5 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines and 10 - 80 steps.
  • Comfortable shoes, a hat and plenty of sunscreens are recommended as shade is limited the order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion.
  • Guests should watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries.

Inclusions :

  • Shared transfer,
  • entry fees,
  • Lunch,
  • English speaking guide
  • Return to Hotel

Exclusions :

  • Personal expenses
  • Tip to driver and tour guide
  • Anything unless specified being included

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