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Underground City and Ihlara Valley Group Tour With Lunch

4.9 / 5 total 104 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.
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
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 Jane K US   October 09, 2019
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We had a great time on during this tour we really enjoyed ourselves.
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Reviewed by Lauren GB   October 04, 2019
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Had an amazing time on this trip! The guide was amazing, all of the team was great from start to finish. As soon as i booked the trip I received my confirmation voucher and the team answered all of my questions. This is definitely a trip you should consider when in Cappadocia!!
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Reviewed by S Tamer EG   October 01, 2019
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The underground city and Ihlara Vally have an amazing history, this came more alive by our guide. Beautiful sights during the hike. Good tour, highly recommends it.
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Reviewed by Dennis G US   September 30, 2019
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All went smooth and on time. The lunch was not bad at all, the view made it all worth it. And we just have to point out that the service was top notch from privatetour.com.
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Reviewed by L Pepper NL   September 22, 2019
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Deze ondergrondse stad is zeer indrukwekkend. Er is wel wat veel te belopen maar wel erg mooi om te zien hoe mensen hier leefden. een aanrader, zeker met kinderen.Ook het wandelen was goed te doen en ook mooi om al het landschap te zien.Nogmaals het is best te doen met kinderen, die vonden het meer een ontdekkings reis.
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Reviewed by Philippe F BE   September 19, 2019
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Wat een prachtige plekken om te bezoeken het was spectaculair. Het Ihlara Valley was onderdeel van onze Tour en zeker de moeite waard om te doen. Een vervolg op deze tour was een bezoek aan selime kathedraal en wauw ,prachtig mooi om de fresco's te bezichtigen, afkomstig uit de 10e eeuw ,ongelooflijk. Ik zal zeker in de toekomst nogmaals een bezoek brengen.
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Reviewed by Gertrude M DE   September 19, 2019
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Es ist sogar wert, diese Tour zu machen trotz der regen.
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Reviewed by L Plews IE   September 17, 2019
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Couldn't believe how the people lived underground a unique city. All went smooth, delouciuos lunch. A satisfying day.
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Reviewed by Y Janna BE   September 15, 2019
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Great tour I really liked it.
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Reviewed by Glenda J GB   September 02, 2019
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Great experience loved every second.
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