Cappadocia Green Tour
From ancient underground cities to spectacular viewpoints, the South Cappadocia & Green tour takes in the highlig..
Cappadocia Green Tour
From ancient underground cities to spectacular viewpoints, the South Cappadocia & Green tour takes in the highlights of Cappadocia’s southern landscapes. Embark on scenic walks through unusual, towering rock formations and take in the sweeping views from the comfort of your vehicle, all accompanied by an expert, local guide. Combined with the North Cappadocia Red tour, this day trip allows you to see the region’s most impressive sights which have made Cappadocia is known throughout the world.
Meskendir Valley (4.400m Trek)
Our first destination is the Meskendir Valley where we will embark on a short trek through its magnificent landscape. Situated near Ortahisar, it stretches 440 meters and contains the famous Meskendir Church. We will explore its interior, beautifully adorned in geometric red embellishments, and witness the Chapel ceiling which has been engraved with a large cross.
It has beautiful rock formations with some great hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. The Rose Valley is an isolated valley behind Urgup. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples, or apricots to you.
It has beautiful rock formations with some great hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. The Rose Valley is an isolated valley behind Urgup.
We will then explore Cavusin Village, one of the oldest villages in the region and known for its cave houses which are a labyrinth of ruins chiseled into the rock face. The village is also home to the Church of John the Baptist which dates back to the 5th Century and is the biggest cave church in all of Cappadocia.
Of the 36 underground cities built by the Christians to escape persecution, this is the widest and most famous and no tour of Cappadocia is complete without a visit here. It is divided into 8 different levels, 4 of which you can explore, including its fascinating network of wineries, kitchens, and living areas.
On the outskirts of Goreme, we will stop and take in the views down to Pigeon Valley, so-called from the ancient pigeon houses carved into the cliff faces over centuries. Farmers throughout the region once farmed pigeon manure as a rich source of fertilizer for their crops.
Uchisar Castle Panaroma
Our final stop is in the troglodyte town of Uchisar, situated in the heart of Cappadoccia. It is named after the enormous rock which stands in the center of town and once served as its castle. It is the highest peak in the area and offers spectacular views across Cappadocia and Erciyes Mountain.
The huge phallic formations have been naturally formed by the erosion of the volcanic rock approximately 9 to 3 million years ago. Some are up to 40 meters high. An unusual landscape of cones, pillars, pinnacles, mushrooms, and 'fairy tale chimneys'
Season: Every day (All year round)
Departure Time: Will be given by booking
! It is highly suggested that the clients reconfirm their departure/pick-up times by calling or emailing the local tour operator no later than 24 hr before the service.
Departure point: Hotel pick-up ** Please note that there might be an extra fee for the hotels beyond central locations. The extra fee will be informed in advance.
Duration: 7 hours(approx.)
Service Basis: Sit in coach (max.12 people)
Good to know:
• Please wear comfortable clothes, hat, and shoes
• Take your camera (without professional equipment)
• Clients must be ready at the departure point 15 minutes before the exact pickup time.
• If you cannot find the service you need please contact our dedicated Custom Team to advise of your requirements.
• Please take a passport for children if any.
• Local tour guide (Monolingual)
• Admission fees to attractions
• English Speaking Guide
• All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
• Lunch at a local restaurant
• Transfer service from Hotels
• Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
• Service fee and also tax obligations
• Beverage during the tour
• Tips to the guide&driver(optional)