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9 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

18 people



About this tour

Get back to nature on a hike through the Ihlara Valley and marvel at the fairy chimney rock formations of Cappadocia. Visit the Derinkuyu Underground City and learn about the traditions of the locals.

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.


  • Be transported back in time on a guided tour of the Underground City
  • Find out about the lives of early Christians on a visit to the Selime Monastery
  • Capture pictures of Goreme and Pigeon valley from a panoramic viewpoint
  • Uncover the natural beauty of Cappadocia at Nar Krater Lake and the Ihlara Canyon
  • Delight your taste buds with a delectable lunch in the picturesque Ihlara Valley


  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Transportation in comfortable, non-smoking, air-conditioned bus
  • Lunch set menu
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking guidance (can be multilingual)
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Photos and Videos
  • Gratuities


Fullday (7 - 9 hours)



Frequently asked questions

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.

  • Tour available period: all year round.
  • Tour available days: every day
  • Tour category: Offered as a group tour or as a private tour.
  • Please provide us with an accurate WhatsApp number to can guide you for pick-ups and updates.
  • We will respond to your request within 24 hours at the latest.
  • Pick-up is around 9.30 am. Pickup time may vary earlier or later depending on the location of the hotel.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties
  • On group tours, infants must sit on laps if seats are not available.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Group tours can have several breaks for shopping with local handicraft production centers.
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