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Underground City and Ihlara Valley Group Tour With Lunch

4.9 / 5 total 41 reviews
Duration: 8 hours
Product code: 5582
Overview

Pick up from your hotel in Cappadocia and tour ends approximately 17.30, with a drop off back to your hotel.

Your tour will start with breathtaking panoramic views over Goreme. Listen to information about the history and the formation of Cappadocia while looking at the fairy chimneys. Following the information, you will have free time for photographs.

After driving for about 40 minutes, we arrive at Derinkuyu Underground City. This underground city was used by the late Romans as a shelter against potential invasions. Derinkuyu is the largest underground city in the Cappadocia region.

Next, we will drive to Ihlara Canyon. After 45 minutes we will arrive at the entrance of Ihlara Valt. Ihlara Valley was formed by the volcanic eruptions of Mt. Hasan, next to Ihlara Valley. Over the years Melendiz River eroded the Valley, which meant the layers cracked and eventually, an 80-meter deep canyon was composed. We will hike roughly 3km, which should take about an hour.

We will then arrive at the restaurant for lunch with views over the Valley. There is a set menu of soup and salad for starter, then you may choose one of the main dishes from the list and enjoy a dessert of seasonal fruits. After lunch, we will take you to Yaprakhisar. You will see the most beautiful examples of fairy chimneys.

Our tour will continue to Selime Monastery. Then you will hear stories about the monastic life in Cappadocia. We will stop for a short rest and your guide will tell you all about some traditions, cultures and stories of Anatolia.

We will then arrive at Pigeon Valley. Pigeons have always been a crucial element for the Cappadocian people. Their eggs and droppings are used for different purposes. The local people even carved houses for them into the slopes of the Valley.

The last stop on your tour will be a visit to an onyx factory in Uchisar. In the factory, you will hear information about the steps of onyx shaping, and also watch a shaping show.

At the end of your tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Cappadocia.

Highlights
  • Take in the panoramic views over Goreme
  • Hike to Ilhara Valley and see how the canyon was formed
  • Enjoy lunch with views over Ilhara Valley
  • See Selime Monastry and hear stories of the monastic lives of people through history
  • Hear how important Pigeons are to the Cappadocian people at Pigeon Valley
  • Visit the Oynx factory and see how the minerals are sourced and shaped
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Shared Tour
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 8 hours
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up from hotel in and around Cappadocia.
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
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Inclusions
  • Transportation
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Lunch
  • Hotel Pickup and drop-off
  • English speaking guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic/Soft drinks with lunch
  • Personal expenses
Meeting Point
Pick up from hotels in Cappadocia/Goreme.

Know Before You Go
  • We recommend you wear clothing and footwear suitable for hiking and walking on rough, uneven surfaces. In the summer months, please bring your own hats and sunscreen.
  • The underground city is not appropriate for people who suffer from claustrophobia.
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Reviewed by Kate O GB   July 29, 2019
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Beautiful valley, nice hiking even so also in the winter.
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Reviewed by Allessandro IT   July 18, 2019
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We had a great guide . He spoke in English so all of us in the group understood his explanations. He was Very well prepared in answering our questions exhaustively. The path along the valley was exciting. The intriguing and mysterious monastery of Selirme. The wonderful underground city. I
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Reviewed by Koctas D GR   July 16, 2019
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The guide was friendly, helpful, entertaining and informative! The underground city was very interesting to visit! The hike in the Ihlara canyon was easy and very nice! The food was better than expected.
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Reviewed by ecrin demirtas TR   July 05, 2019
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Cok guzel bir gezi icin cok tessekur ederim . Harika gorunumler ve cok lezzetli kahvalti yemegi var. Ihlara kanyon kesinlikle Turkiyenin en guzel en huzur veren yerlerdendir .
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Reviewed by Enya F RO   July 04, 2019
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Interesting history and amazing views.
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Reviewed by J Williams AU   June 29, 2019
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Amazing history at all this stops,villages,landscapes.Really enjoyed this tour.
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Reviewed by Ahmet Can Sancaklar TR   June 28, 2019
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yurus cok hosuma gitti , kahvalti da guzeldi ,lezetli ,Ihlara kanyon un manzaralari de guzel ,servisimiz bizi biraz erkenden aldi ama her neyse guzel bir gun gecirdik
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Reviewed by Farah B MA   June 21, 2019
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Very nice tour I highly recommended, specially our guide he’s so helpful & friendly It’s really must to try this trip.
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Reviewed by M Joustra US   June 16, 2019
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Zoveel gezien tijdens deze toer.Zelfs onze kinderen waren onder de indruk .Er was geen haast ,we konden echt de tijd nemen om foto's te maken.Prima lunch ,en de gids had al onze entree kaarten klaar dus we konden zo doorlopen.Erg onder indruk van de service en gids.
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Reviewed by Jack B NL   June 16, 2019
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Alles wat ze beschrijven in de reviews is waar.Erg onder indruk van de ondergrondse stad.Geweldige toer ,alles volgens planning,nette service goede gids en goed eten.
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Reviewed by Michael J US   June 05, 2019
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We had a fab time visiting the underground city, even the kids enjoyed it, which we thought they might not find it interesting, but they also loved it. After we saw the lovely views when visiting Ihlara valley.
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Reviewed by Demet O TR   May 31, 2019
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Gunumuz harika gecti , Bu gezi kesinlikle cok tavsiye ediyorum. Muhtesem bir gun icin cok sagolun
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Reviewed by L Anderson SE   May 29, 2019
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A very impressive place!! Loved it. But you need to be in a fairly good condition. Plenty of stairs, fairly steep, very very narrow.Also for hiking again you must have some condition.But have to say all worth it.
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Reviewed by S Kuiven NL   May 28, 2019
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Ongelovelijk hoe de mensen zo konden en nog kunnen leven.Als je geen last heb van kleine ruimtes is dit een bezoekje waard.Ontzettend veel geschiedenis mee gekregen over alle locaties waar we geweest zijn.Een aanrader.
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Reviewed by R Dimic RO   May 18, 2019
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An amazing land scape, with friendly people . A tourist guide is always handy to give the full history of this unusual landscape.
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Reviewed by Andreas G CH   May 16, 2019
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What we do and saw was very very nice.
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Reviewed by Philippe R FR   May 12, 2019
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All the places are beautiful to visit the views are spectacular.
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Reviewed by Ibrahim Halil K TR   May 10, 2019
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Iyi bir gun rehberde iyidi alt ustu guzel bir gun gecirdim
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Reviewed by S Dale GB   May 05, 2019
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We had an Excellent guide.
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Reviewed by L Munopoto ID   April 26, 2019
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We had a nice hike along the river with kids. We explored some of the monasteries or cave churches, which are interesting. we had a wonderful day.
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