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CAPPADOCIA HERITAGE TOUR – (Highlights of Cappadocia)
DAY 1 :
We are meeting you at the Kayseri & Nevsehir airport with your name and transfert to center
We introduce you to the lunar landscape of Cappadocia at Devrent Valley, take a walk through this lunar landscape where different rock formations can be seen. Then we head on to Seeing the best examples of the fairy chimneys at Pasabag Fairy Chimneys, we drive further to Avanos Town, which is famous with tile and pottery workshops. We will have lunch in a local restaurant in this small town.
Overnight at Cappadocia.After lunch our next stop is Goreme Open Air Museum where you will enjoy the fantastic rock churches and beautiful frescos from various centuries decorating the walls of the churches. Then we drive to the Uchisar Rock Castle, which is the highest and the most dominant point, giving us a breathtaking panorama. We end the day visiting Esentepe Windy Hill for panaromic view and taking photos. The tour nearly finishes at 18:30pm. We will drop you back to your hotel.
DAY 2 :
After breakfast your private guide meet you at the hotel lobby. Today visiting Three Sisters Fairy Chimneys in Urgup which are the most popular and seen on advertisements. Then we head on to Pigeons Valley, Pigeons have been always important for cappadocian people. That’s why people carved some pigeon houses to keep them in certain places. You will see that the houses for the pigeons are like the houses for the people. Then we descend into the center of the earth in the Kaymakli Underground City is built under the hill known as the Citadel of Kaymakli and was opened to visitors in 1964. The people of Kaymakli (Enegup in Greek) village have constructed their houses around nearly one hundred tunnels of the underground city. The inhabitants of the region still use the most convenient places in the tunnels as cellars, storage areas and stables, which they access through their courtyards. The Kaymakli Underground City has low, narrow and sloping passages. While the underground city consists of 8 floors below ground, only 4 of them are open to the public today, in which the spaces are organized around ventilation shafts.
We drive to Mustafapasa through the unspoiled villages of Cappadocia, surrounded by the “table-top” mountains. We continue to Mustafapasa (Sinasos), an old Greek town with its spectacular old Greek houses; very fine examples of late Greek settlements and architecture. We are taking Lunch at Urgup town.
We will drop you back to your hotel .After lunch our next stop is Pigeon Valley. We walk for about 4 km in one of the most attractive valleys of Cappadocia: Pigeon Valley, with its fabulous volcanic rock formations, is in the heart of Cappadocia but away from the tourist crowd. Meditative atmosphere, remained intact since the beginning. End of the walking arrive to ancient Goreme Village, we finishes the tour by visiting the Turasan Wine Factory in Urgup, you will have chance to taste the world wide famous Cappadocia wines here.
MAGIC LAND CAPPADOCIA – (Underground City & Grand Canyon)
After breakfast wedriveto Nar Golucrater lake, afterthenphoto break, we will drive to the famous Ihlara Valley (Grand Canyon), The formation of Ihlara is due to a volcanic material called basalt. That’s for, you are going to see a completely different formation. Its walls reach 150m height which were used by Christians to escape from the Roman persecution. We walk in the canion for 3 km. By the way we visit a church from the 10th century called “Agacalti Church”(The church under the tree). At the end of the walk, we have the lunch in Belisirma near the Melendiz river.
After lunch our next stop is Selime Monastery. This is the biggest monastery in Cappadocia region dating back to the 6th century. The monastery was carved into a huge rock. Your guide will mention about the monastic life in Cappadocia. We end to tour by visiting Agzikarahan Caravanserai a very fine example of the Turkish Seljuk art, built in the early 13th century on the legendary Silk Road for the accommodation of the traders and their camels.
We will drop you back to your hotel.
DAY 4 :
DISCOVER CAPPADOCIA – (Old Cappadocia &Soganli Valley)
After breakfast we drive to s Keslik Monastery, is one of the biggest monastic areas in Cappadocia with several churches carved into the rocks, and definitely the biggest refectory in the whole area We continue to Taskinpasa Caravanserai, a typical Cappadocian Village with a Medrese (theological school) and a mosque, both dating back to the Seljuk period, and we arrive to Sahinefendi village at this village we will see Sobesos ancient historical site Sobessos is a newly discovered Roman-Byzantine wealthy city just outside Shahinefendi village. We are very excited about this as nothing so big has been found in the region before. You can see the remains of the 4th century baths with its mosaic of a pair of sandals, and the huge 6th century church with a geometric mosaic floor. It says on the Internet that it could one day rival Ephesus – while this is probably an exaggeration, it nevertheless emphasizes the importance of this ancient town. Before arriving at the remote village of Guzeloz with its many Byzantine period rock tombs enjoy a leisurely hike through exploring the Armenian style churches and monastery ruins.
Its isolation meant it was the ideal place for Byzantines to build monasteries, which were inhabited until at least the 1750s. Today, the visitor can enter 3 different churches with reasonably well preserved wall paintings dating from the 10th to the 13th centuries. The locally made doll is the emblem of the village, but this symbol originated from a tragic event. A local woman lost her baby and, unable to cope emotionally, made a rag doll to take its place. Later on, the women of the village developed the art of making these dolls while their men were out on the mountains grazing their animals. A Soganli doll is a must for every doll collection. We continue to The Soganli Valley also known as the ‘Valley of Dolls’ for a late picnic lunch and walk through the valley to see churches
Donkey riding is also possible in the Valley.
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All the prices includes :
– Professional experienced licensed English speaking guide.
– Entry fees to the museums and sites.
– Lunch during the tour.
– Parking fees.
– 2 Way airport transfers
– Drinks and extras.
– Hotel accomodation