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Green Tour (Derinkuyu Underground City & Ihlara Valley)

By Cappadocia Tours
Free cancellation available
8h 30m
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Hotel pickup

Highlights

  • Beautiful views of a remarkable section of Anatolia

  • A visit to one of the region's largest underground cities

  • Hiking in one of the most attractive valleys of Cappadocia

  • Stunning monastic settlements at the Selime Monastery

  • Authentic Cappadocian lunch in a traditional restaurant

About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of the Derinkuyu underground city, Ihlara Valley, Melendiz River, Belisirma Village, Yaprakhisar Panorama, and Selime Monastery

  • What's included

    Admission fees

  • What's included

    Lunch

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transportation to and from most Urgup, Göreme, Uchisar, Avanos, Cavusin, Mustafapasa, or Nevsehir hotels

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Beverages

Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most Urgup, Göreme, Uchisar, Avanos, Cavusin, Mustafapasa, and Nevsehir hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact pick-up time when you call to confirm your reservation. Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

What you can expect

See the remarkable highlights of Cappadocia on this full-day tour to the region's best hidden landmarks. This tour shows you spectacular area sights like the Derinkuyu underground city, the volcanic gorge of Ihlara Valley, the cave churches along the Melendiz River.

After pickup from your hotel in the morning, your tour begins with a ride to Derinkuyu, where an expansive 5-level complex forms one of the deepest and most fascinating underground settlements in Cappadocia. See the courtyards, stables, churches, and wineries that lie beneath the earth, all interconnected by an extensive network of tunnels.

Next, venture to Ihlara Valley for a 2.5-mile (4-km) walk along the Melendiz River. Check out the secluded cave churches—ancient structures carved out of the valley walls—on your way to the village of Belisirma for lunch at a local restaurant near the river.

After lunch, make a short photo stop at Yaprakhisar for an unforgettable panorama of the cave village and fairy chimneys around you. Make your final stop at the Selime Monastery, one of the biggest and most fascinating religious settlements in Cappadocia, before you return to your hotel in the evening.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Cappadocia
  • Göreme Nevşehir 50180

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup
  • Ürgüp Nevşehir
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Göreme Nevşehir 50180
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Avanos Nevşehir
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Çavuşin Nevşehir 50500
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Uçhisar Nevşehir 50240
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Nevşehir Nevşehir
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Mustafapaşa Nevşehir 50400
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