Step into the annals of history accompanied by an archaeologist guide as you explore the UNESCO-listed underground city of Derinkuyu and the 8th-century Selime Monastery. Indulge in a delectable lunch amidst the picturesque surroundings of Ihlara Valley, followed by a guided hike that unveils the natural wonders of the terrain. Immerse yourself in the richness of local culture with a charming tea ceremony held in a bustling local bazaar.
Commence your journey with a seamless pick-up from your lodgings in Goreme, Uchisar, Ortahisar, Ürgüp, Avanos, Çavuşin, or Nevşehir. Relax during the transfer to a panoramic viewpoint offering a breathtaking vista of Pigeon Valley, renowned for its whimsical fairy chimneys.
Embark on a guided tour of the Derinkuyu Underground City led by a local expert, revealing the secrets of a multi-level subterranean marvel dating back 4,000 years. Witness well-preserved walls, concealed passages, and staircases intricately carved from stone.
Next, marvel at the verdant waters of Nar Lake nestled within a circular crater. Journey to the Selime Monastery, an ancient rock-carved sanctuary that unravels the early history of Christianity.
Delight in a sumptuous lunch within the captivating Ihlara Valley before embarking on a guided hike through the awe-inspiring landscapes of Ihlara Canyon. Connect with locals as you partake in a coffee and tea ceremony amidst the vibrant ambiance of a local bazaar. Conclude your day by returning to your accommodation, carrying with you indelible memories of this enriching experience.
The primary language for group tour guidance is English or multilingual available. Tours in languages other than English are available exclusively as private tours. Please note that there might be a price variation for different languages. Kindly specify your preferred language for the tour if it's not English!
Tour fees include professional English guide service or assistant service. In half-day tours, meals are not included, but in full-day tours, a set menu or open buffet meal is generally included. Kindly refer to the tour description for a detailed breakdown of included and excluded services.
In group tours, hotel pick-up and drop-off are generally included. Rarely, some tours do not include hotel pick-up and drop-off or just drop-off. All private tours include hotel pickup and drop-off. Please read the description carefully to find out.