Cappadocia is a spectacular, some say miraculous, natural wonder. It`s unique historical and cultural heritage make Cappadocia one of the most interesting places on the planet. It`s `fairy chimneys`, rock-cut churches, natural castles and underground city make for a fascinating journey into the history of this incredible place.
- Marvel at the world famous `fairy chimneys`
- Explore the underground city of Kaymaklı
- Visit rock-cut churches and natural castles
- Learn about the unique history and cultural heritage of the area.
Day 1: Take an early flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia. Upon arrival to Cappadocia, your guide will meet you at the airport to take you to Cappadocia (1 hour drive approximately) and you will start your full day tour of Cappadocia starting with a visit to Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabag(Monk's Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Continue to the town of Avanos.
In the afternoon visit a beautiful open air museum at Göreme where the remains of rock-hewn churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel visit the natural castles at Uçhisar. Return back to the cave style hotel and overnight in Cappadocia. Meal plan: B, L.
Day 2: Depart from your hotel to visit Red valley, and explore the famous rock- cut churches. Hike 5 km through the Güllüdere valley. Then visit Çavuşin village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clegymen. After lunch drive to the beautiful Pigeon valley.
In the afternoon visit Kaymaklı underground city, where early Christians lived in fear of their faith being discovered. On the way back visit the natural castles at Ortahisar. Return back to the hotel and overnight in Cappadocia. Meal plan: B, L.
Day 3: After breakfast transfer back to Kayseri airport for flight back to Istanbul. Meal plan: B.
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