Up to 3 days
Experience the beauty and wonder of South Cappadocia on the Cappadocia Green Tour. This full-day excursion takes you to some of the most iconic landmarks in the region, including unique rock formations, breathtaking panoramic views, and ancient underground cities. Explore the natural beauty of the area on a leisurely river walk and discover the history and culture of Cappadocia through important sightseeing locations.
Your adventure begins in the morning with a pickup from your hotel by a modern and comfortable bus. Your professional driver and guide will ensure a smooth and enjoyable tour experience, answering any questions you may have along the way. Your first stop is at the Göreme Panorama point, where you can take in the stunning views of Göreme city and capture beautiful photos of the fairy chimneys and surrounding landscape.
After taking a quick break for photos, the tour bus will head towards Derinkuyu and its underground city. This underground city is one of 36 in the region of Cappadocia, built by Christians seeking refuge from persecution. It is the largest and most well-known of these cities, attracting thousands of visitors each year. Only four of its eight floors are open to the public, where you can see the city’s winery, kitchens, and other underground rooms. Your guide will provide interesting information about the city’s history and design.
For those who love nature and outdoor activities, the next stop is the perfect one. The Ihlara Valley is a 14km green river canyon, where the bus will drop you off to enjoy a walk along the river with your guide. You will see some incredible sights, like the Ağaçaltı cave church, which dates back to the 4th century and has 10th-century paintings inside. Your peaceful walk will end at a local riverside restaurant, where you can take a lunch break and choose from soup, salad, and a choice of trout, chicken, vegetarian meals, or meatballs to refuel for the rest of your excursion.
Feeling rejuvenated, you will return to the tour bus and continue on to the Selime Cave Monastery. This area features a cliff with unique rock formations, and at the bottom of the cliff, you will have the chance to visit a few fairy chimneys before heading to the monastery. The tour guide will provide interesting information about the place, which is believed to have been built between the 8th and 10th centuries and includes a missionary school, a church, and living quarters. Across from the monastery is another female monastery carved into the rock, showcasing impressive architectural design with high ceilings, balconies, and large rooms.
Next, you will take a short break at the Pigeon Valley, located at the base of Göreme city which offers stunning views and photo opportunities. The valley gets its name from the ancient pigeon houses carved into the cliff over the centuries. After enjoying the panoramic views, your final stop on the Cappadocia Green Tour will be at a traditional Onyx Workshop. Onyx, a semi-precious stone, is made up of various minerals, and the onyx master will demonstrate the process of carving it and explain the steps involved.
Experience the beauty and culture of South Cappadocia with our full-day tour. After visiting the onyx factory, you’ll return to the bus and continue your journey back, completing the tour. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the region’s fairy chimneys, historical attractions, and stunning landscapes. This excursion is perfect for those looking to learn about Cappadocia and create lasting memories. The displayed price is for a regular tour, but private tours for you and your group are also available upon request. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to discover the hidden secrets of South Cappadocia.
This private tour is perfect for small groups of friends or family, and the price listed is based on a per-person rate for a minimum of four adults participating in the tour. This indicates that if there are fewer or higher than four adults, the cost may be different. You can fill out the inquiry form to get your customized itinerary and rates.
Your full-day excursion begins in the morning when our team members will pick you up from your hotel. You will be driven towards your first stop with a modern, fully air-conditioned and comfortable bus, accompanied by your tour guide. The guide, as well as the driver, is responsible to ensure that you are having a smooth and relaxed excursion. In addition, the guide will explain everything you need to know regarding the points of interest and the places that you are going to visit.
Your excursion begins at the Göreme Panorama, where you can take in breathtaking views of Göreme town and its famous fairy chimneys. Be sure to bring your camera to capture some stunning photos of the area.
Your next stop is the underground city of Derinkuyu, the largest and most well-known of the 36 underground cities found in Cappadocia. These underground cities were used by Christians as a safe haven from persecution. Derinkuyu's underground city is particularly impressive, with eight floors that include a winery and kitchens. However, only four feet of the underground city are accessible to visitors. Your guide will share interesting facts about this underground city during your visit.
After your visit to the underground city, you'll enjoy a lunch break at a traditional Turkish restaurant. The open buffet features a variety of delicious and freshly made options for all tastes. Vegetarian options are also available upon request when booking.
After lunch, the excursion continues to Ihlara Valley, a 14 km green river canyon. The bus will drop you off at a certain point, and you'll join your guide for a 3.5 km walk along the river. During the walk, you'll have the opportunity to see the Ağaçaltı cave church, which was built in the 4th century and features paintings from the 10th century. The walk ends at a riverside restaurant.
Cappadocia Green Tour continues to the Selime Cave Monastery, which is located among stunning rock formations. The monastery, which dates back to the 8th and 10th centuries, is built into a cliff and includes a church, a living area, and a missionary school. The design is impressive, with high ceilings and balconies carved into the rock. While at the lower section of the cliff, you can also visit fairy chimneys and take photos. Across the way, you can see the twin female monastery. Your guide will provide a detailed briefing about the history and importance of the Selime Cave Monastery.
After your visit to the Selime Cave Monastery, you'll have a short photo break at Pigeon Valley, located at the base of Göreme. This is an opportunity to appreciate nature and take in panoramic views of the area. The valley is named after the ancient pigeon houses carved into the cliff, and your guide will provide a detailed description of the valley and its history. Don't forget to take some photos during your visit.
The Onyx jewel factory is the final stop on this exciting tour. After visiting the factory, the bus will begin its journey back to your hotel, marking the end of the Cappadocia Green Tour. By the end of this full-day excursion, you will be amazed by the landscapes and attractions of the Cappadocia region. This tour is sure to be a lasting memory from your vacation, filled with great experiences.
Private tours only include your group (up to 13 people), your guide, and driver. We offer the most personalized and intimate experience for you and your friends/family! Regular SIC tours stand for Seat-in-Coach Basis Tours, which means you will share an air-conditioned coach or van with other tourists and you will have an English-speaking tour guide to take you to all the scenic spots listed in the itinerary that day. While the prices of private tours may vary according to the number of people, the prices of regular tours are fixed.
Guests must be able to walk approximately 2 miles over uneven surfaces, inclines and 10 - 30 steps. Comfortable shoes, a hat and plenty of sunscreens are recommended as shade is limited the order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion. Guests should watch their steps at all times in order to avoid injuries. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties.
Tour start and end locations are stated above. If you want to transfer from a different place, you can contact us.
Our Regular SIC Tours are operated in English. Exceptional languages like Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese and other languages might be organized as a private guided tour with your personal guide. You can contact us for your private tour requests.
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