Cappadocia Green Tour

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Discover the wonders of South Cappadocia on the captivating Cappadocia Green Tour, a comprehensive and immersive full-day adventure showcasing the region's most significant landmarks and hidden gems. This fascinating journey includes visits to iconic rock formations, panoramic viewpoints, a picturesque river walk, and intriguing historical sites. Immerse yourself in Cappadocia's rich history, culture, and breathtaking natural landscapes as you tour ancient underground cities and marvel at the striking carved rocks.

The Cappadocia Green Tour begins in the morning with a convenient pick-up from your hotel in a modern, air-conditioned bus. Our professional driver and guide will ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience, always ready to assist you and share their wealth of knowledge about the region's history and culture. Your first stop is the Göreme Panorama Point, offering breathtaking views of Göreme city and the surrounding fairy chimneys, making it the perfect spot for capturing stunning photographs. Take your time to appreciate the beauty of the landscape and learn about the geological processes that led to the formation of these unique structures.

Next, you'll journey to Derinkuyu to visit the renowned underground city. With 36 underground cities in the region, these subterranean settlements were built by early Christians seeking refuge from persecution. Derinkuyu is the largest and most famous, attracting countless visitors each year. Although it has eight levels, only four are open to the public. Explore the city's winery, kitchens, ventilation shafts, and other rooms carved into the earth as your guide shares fascinating details about its history, design, and the daily life of its inhabitants. Learn about the remarkable engineering feats involved in constructing these impressive underground cities and marvel at the ingenuity of their creators.

For nature enthusiasts and active travelers, the next stop is Ihlara Valley, a lush 14-kilometer river canyon. Accompanied by your guide, you'll stroll along the river, taking in sights such as the 4th-century Ağaçaltı cave church, which houses 10th-century paintings. The valley is home to numerous other rock-carved churches and monasteries, each with its own unique history and artistic treasures. Your walk culminates at a charming riverside restaurant where you'll savor a delicious lunch, complete with soup, salad, and a choice of trout, chicken, a vegetarian meal, or meatballs. Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and the soothing sound of the river as you dine in this idyllic setting.

After lunch, head to Selime Cave Monastery, where you'll encounter striking rock formations and fairy chimneys before exploring the monastery itself. Built between the 8th and 10th centuries, the monastery features a missionary school, a church, and living quarters. Your guide will share intriguing facts about the site, which also boasts a female monastery on the opposite cliff. The monastery's rock-carved architecture, high ceilings, and spacious rooms are sure to leave a lasting impression. Take your time to explore the various chambers and admire the skillful craftsmanship that went into creating this incredible structure.

Next, enjoy a brief stop at Pigeon Valley, nestled at the edge of Göreme city. Named after the ancient pigeon houses carved into the cliff, this picturesque spot offers sweeping panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Learn about the historical importance of these pigeon houses, which provided locals with valuable fertilizer for their agricultural endeavors. The valley's rich flora and fauna also make it a haven for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts.

Finally, the tour concludes with a visit to a traditional Onyx Workshop, where you'll learn about the intricate process of carving this semi-precious stone, abundant with various minerals. Witness master artisans at work as they skillfully transform raw onyx into exquisite works of art.

Inclusive Of

  • Pick-up From Hotel
  • A/C Bus
  • Professional Guide
  • Open Buffet Lunch
  • Entrancee Fees

Not Inclusive Of


Personal expenses

Tour Itinerary

  1. Pick-up Service

    Your full-day adventure begins in the morning when our team members collect you from your hotel. Travel in style with a modern, air-conditioned, and comfortable bus accompanied by your knowledgeable tour guide. Both the guide and driver are committed to ensuring a seamless and relaxing experience, providing insightful information about the sites you'll visit throughout the day.

  2. Goreme Panorama

    The first stop on your tour is the breathtaking Göreme Panorama, offering stunning panoramic views over Göreme town. Make sure to capture some fantastic photos of the area's distinctive fairy chimneys.

  3. Derinkuyu

    Next, you'll visit the Derinkuyu underground city, the largest and most famous of the 36 underground cities found in Cappadocia. These cities were constructed as safe havens for Christians seeking refuge from persecution. The underground city, with its eight floors featuring wineries, kitchens, and more, will captivate you. Only four of the floors are accessible, but your guide will share fascinating facts about the city during your visit.

  4. Ihlara Valley

    The tour proceeds to the verdant Ihlara Valley, a 14 km-long green river canyon. The bus will drop you off at a designated point, and you'll embark on a 3.5 km riverside walk with your guide. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to admire the 4th-century Ağaçaltı cave church, which boasts 10th-century paintings. The walk concludes at a picturesque riverside restaurant.

  5. Lunch

    Enjoy a well-deserved lunch break at the riverside restaurant, recharging your energy and taking a moment to relax before continuing your adventure. Lunch options include soup, salad, and a choice of trout, chicken, a vegetarian meal, or meatballs.

  6. Monastery

    After lunch, the Cappadocia Green Tour continues with a visit to the Selime Cave Monastery. The site features intriguing rock formations, with the monastery itself carved into a cliff. Explore the lower section of the cliff, where you can see fairy chimneys and snap some photos. Dating back to the 8th and 10th centuries, the monastery comprises a church, living area, and missionary school. Marvel at the impressive design, including high ceilings and balconies hewn from the rock. Opposite the monastery, you'll find its twin female counterpart. Your guide will share fascinating details about the history and significance of the monasteries.

  7. Pigeon Valley

    Pause for a brief photo break at Pigeon Valley, situated on the outskirts of Göreme. Take in the panoramic views and appreciate the natural beauty of the area. The valley earned its name from the ancient pigeon houses carved into the cliffs. Your guide will provide intriguing information about the valley and its history.

  8. Onyx Workshop & Return

    The tour's final stop is an Onyx jewelry factory. Afterward, the bus will transport you back to your hotel, concluding your Cappadocia Green Tour. This full-day excursion will leave you in awe of the region's stunning landscape and attractions, creating cherished memories of your vacation.

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