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Day 1 - Fly from Istanbul to Cappadocia
04:30 / 05:00 Pick up from your hotel and drive to airport. (Please note that pick up time can be chage according to flight departure time)
06:35 Fly from ıstanbul to Kayseri (Please note that flight time can be change according to avalibilty)
08:00 Arrive in Kayseri Airprot. After check out from airpot, our staff will be waiting for you with sign your name written on it. You will be picked up from airport and transferred to hotel. Check in to Cave hotel and overnight in Cappadocia.
Cappadocia Day Tour I - Red Valley and Kaymakli Underground City
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to our meeting point. You will meet with other tour participants and tour guide, then we start to tour by visiting Red valley and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike 5 km through the Gulludere valley. Then visit Cavusin village. Old Cavusin was abandoned several decades ago due to avalanches. The current village of Cavusin is located on the road. Old Cavusin, with its rock-cut dwellings and stone houses, had several hermitages. The two most important churches in Cavusin are the Great Basilica dedicated to St. John the Baptist (located on the cliff above the village) and Cavusin church or the “Great Pigeon House” commemorating a visit of the famous Cappadocian Emperor Nicephorus Phocas.Then we go to local restaurant to have lunch. After lunch drive to the Pigeon Valley. After visiting Pigeon Valley, drive for visiting Kaymakli Underground City, where early christians lived in fear and faith. The an- cient name was Enegup.The houses in the village are constructed around the nearly one hundred tunnels of the underground city, which is one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia. The underground city was originally carved out as eight floors, however four floors are available to visit. In wartime about 5000 people can refuged in. The tunnels are still used today as storage areas, stables, and cellars. On the way back visit the natural castles at Ortahisar. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 2 - Cappadocia Day Tour II - Devrent Valley and Goreme Open Air Museum
You will have breakfast at your hotel. 09:30 You will be picket up from your hotel for second day tour of Cappadocia. You will be takken to meeting point and meet with other tour participants and tour guide then we start the tour. Our first real encounter with Cappadocia almost Martian landscape is in the Dervent valley. we visit Pasabag’s “fairy chimneys”, where the voice of the wind harmonizes with songs of the fairies. From here we pause at Avanos centre of terracotta art which is a popular destination because of its attractive old town with cobbled streets, and views over the river and is its production of earthenware pottery, it is also the most economic activity in the town. The ceramic trade in this district and its countless pottery factories date right back to the Hittites, and the ceramic clay from the red silt of the Kızılırmak has always been used. A visit to ceramic & tile center to see how the ceramics made by hand. After lunch we visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. People of Goreme, at the heart of the Cappadocia Region, realized that these soft rocks could be easily carved out to form houses, churches, monasteries. These Christian sanctuaries contain many examples of Byzantine art from the post-iconoclastic period. These frescoes are a unique artistic achievement from this period. We complete the tour with a visit to the Uchisar Rock-Castle which has the numerous hollowed-out containers, rock tombs, and a large water cistern all welcome you as silent witnesses to history and human life giving you a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 3 - Cappadocia Day Tour III - Ihlara Valley and Derinkuyu Underground City
You will have breakfast at your hotel. 09:30 You will be picket up from your hotel for third day tour of Cappadocia. You will be takken to meeting point and meet with other tour participants and tour guide then we start the tour with a spectacular view over Goreme from Esentepe. You will see the complete view of Goreme valley and Goreme village: 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. It contains all the usual rooms found in an underground city (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). At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to hotel. Overnight.
Day 4 - Cappadocia Day Tour IV - Damsa , Keslik and Soganli / Fly to Istanbul
You will have breakfast at your hotel. 09:30 You will be picket up from your hotel for fourth day tour of Cappadocia. You will be takken to meeting point and meet with other tour participants and tour guide then we start the tour. In this tour,you will mostly visit villages and see the Turkish and Greek Architecture.You will start with visiting Mustafa Paşa,which is an old village inhabited by Greeks until the beginning of 20th century.You will have a chance to see the houses built in Greek architecture.You will continue with Damsa where a big dam is located.It is surrounded by the gorgeous mountains of the region and you will drop into this place to have the view.Afterwards you will visit Cemil,a very old small village around Urgup that was inhabited by Christians.The next place to see is Keslik, located close to Cemil.This area was used by Christians as a monastery which contains a chapel,refectories and some rock cut houses.You adventure in the villages of Cappadocia will continue with Soganli, another settlement by Christians who escaped from persecutions of Arabs.You will taste Turkish food in a local restaurant by the view of canyon.The last place to explore is Taskinpasa, where you will encounter many buildings in Turkish Architecture. The famous places to see here are the mosques,medrese(the theological school of Muslims) and tombs.
You will be transferred to Kayseri / Nevsehir Airport at the end of the tour to fly back to Istanbul.
19:30 Fly from Kayseri to Istanbul (Please note that flight departure time can be chage according to avalibilty)
20:50 Arrive in Istanbul. Upon your arrival, you will meet with our staff at the airport then be transferred to your hotel.
Hotel in Cappadocia : Nostalji Cave Suite Hotel
* All mentioned airport transfers in Istanbul and Cappadocia
* Round trip flight tickets between Istanbul and Cappadocia
* Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism in the tours
* Noted Cappadocia sightseeing tours on regular group guided basis
* Mentioned entrance fees to sights by the itinerary
* Meals mentioned by the itinerary - Vegeterian meals available
* All mentioned land transportations
* 3 Nights accommodation at prefered hotel with breakfast
* Local taxes
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