The fantastic landscapes of the region of Turkey that formerly was called Cappadocia are the result of a orogenic whim, in which it has taken divides the powerful action of volcanos, rain and the time. The volcanic sediments that conform the crust of the ground of Cappadocia have undergone during eras the ferocious erosion of the climatic elements of the plateau anatolia, little by little creating an unreal scenery populated with formation stony improbable, own of the world of the dreams that of the real one. As well, the men have taken part to torment still more these landscapes, drilling their entrails to carve churches and monasteries, pestering the rock walls and grounds to construct to labyrinth underground cities. The rock architecture reaches in the Cappadocia its apotheosis
Old capital of three successive empires - Roman, Byzantin, Ottoman, Istanbul is the economic center of the Republic of Turkey. A continuous parade of oil tankers and merchant boats crosses to newspaper waters of the Bosphorus. It is in fact, the variety of Istanbul which fascinates its visitors: the museums, churches, palaces, great mosques, bazaars and the views of natural beauty seem inexhaustible
Day 1: Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2: Istanbul. Free day in Istanbul.
Day 3: Istanbul. Free day in Istanbul. Transfer to airport for Kayseri (ASR). Transfer to hotel in Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 4: Cappadocia - Soganli. After breakfast, drive to Ozluce (Zeylia) underground city. Ozluce underground city was used by Christians as refuge to save of the persecution at IV drive to Soganli valley. Visit a colorful bond numerous chapels, churches, houses and tombs in Soganli valley. You can see improvement of byzantine art here between VI and XII centuries and dovecotes and daily life of typical Anatolian village. Daily trek 3-4 hours. Overnight in Cappadocia. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 5: Cappadocia - Kizil Vadi (Red Valley - Greme - Uchisar). After breakfast, drive to imagination valley (Dervent Valley). Tufa was eroded by rain water and wind. Get today's unique form called as fairy chimneys. Visit to Pasabaglari (monks valley). Visit to Red valley, during the daytime a lot of wonderful colors can be seen here. Visit to Grape church (Uzumlu) dated back IX century in Red valley. Daily trek 4-5 hours. Overnight in Cappadocia. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 6: Cappadocia. Transfer to Kayseri airport (ASR). Flight to Istanbul.
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