Ihlara Valley And Underground City Tour (Cappadocia Daily Tours)
Tour Type.: Ihlara Valley and Underground City Tour is one of Full Day Regular Group Tour of Cappadocia Daily Tours
Tour Meeting Point.: Hotel Lobby. (Hotel Transfers (Pick up and Drop offf) are included from the central hotels in District of Goreme, Urgup, Ortahisar, Uchisar)
Tour Pick Up Time At.: 09:30 - 09:45 (approx.).
Tour Finishes at.: 16:30 - 17:00 (approx.).
Tour Duration.: 7 - 8 hrs.
Tour Available.: 365 days in year
Ihlara Valley And Underground City Tour
09:30 - 09:45 AM After hotel pick up depart to Ihlara Valley and Underground City Tour in Cappadocia.
Tour covers the sites to visit as follow;
Ihlara Valley (Trek)
Ihlara Valley; the early Christians have constructed their rock houses and temples by carving the tuffs in the valley of Ihlara, through the valley runs the Melendiz River. The waters of the river are named Ihlara as Peristrema meaning "The people of circulating waters". To search the source of the water in Ihlara, is in fact trying to reveal the meaning of life. It takes 2 1/2hrs to walk from the Ihlara Vadisi to Belisirma and about 3hrs to walk from Belisirma to Selime.
Derinkuyu Underground City
Derinkuyu Underground City is the biggest underground city in Cappadocia with approximately 7 floors and 85m deep. It contains all the usual rooms found in an underground city (stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, churches, wineries etc).
After walking through Ihlara Valley you will be driven to Belisirma for a smorgasbord lunch, a mixture of Turkish and Western food including dessert.
You will stop on the outskirts of Goreme village and look down into Pigeon Valley to see the centuries old pigeon houses carved from the cliffs. Throughout the years farmers have used pigeon manure as a rich source of fertiliser for their crops.
Selime Monastery is an astonishing rock cut structure incorporating a vast kitchen and soaring chimney. A church with a gallery all around it, stables with feeding troughs and other evidence of the troglodyte lifestyle.
Panoramic View From Goreme Esentepe
Esentepe has the magnificent landscape around Goreme, has been formed from its solidified lava streams, its ash and tuff stone, all dating from the Neocene period. A result of thousands of years of continual erosion makes this area look like a lunar landscape. The fairy chimneys also have a great colour variety. There are light and dark colours from white to yellow, pink, grey and black
16:30 - 17:00 PM At the end of tour, return to hotel.
- Hotel Pick up and Drop off.
- Air-conditioned Land Transportation.
- All needed transportation by non-smoking and air-conditioned touristical vehicles.
- Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism in the tours.
- Lunch in a local restaurant.
- Museums, Ruins, Monuments entrances fees and tickets.
- Local Taxes.
- Service Charge.