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Heart of Cappadocia

Highlights / General details No visit to Cappadocia is complete without spending quality time with the moonscapes, cave churches, and fairy chimneys of Goreme. Join this Cappadocia tour to travel to see these otherwordly, sci-fi like landscapes that aren't replicated anywhere else in the world. Discover the moonscape landscape of Cappadocia with its incredible fairy chimneys, troglodyte dwellings, cave churches of Goreme, Uchisar Rock Castle, and impressive valleys. Experience the life of a local potter and this ancient Cappadocia tradition. Enjoy an authentic local meal in a traditional cave setting. Inclusion Local English-speaking guide; Entrance fees; Local lunch in a cave restaurant. Exclusion Drinks; Personal purchases; Entrance fee to the Dark Church in Goreme Museum; Tips and gratuities for your local guide. Hours of operation Available: Monday, Wednesday, Friday; Start time at 9:00am. Duration Approximately 8 hours. Location Meeting point: Pick up at hotels in Nevsehir, Uchisar, Goreme, Urgup, Avanos, Ortahisar, Mustafapasa and Cavusin towns. There is no pick up from hotels in Kayseri and Guzelyurt. Finish point: Drop off at centrally located hotels in Cappadocia. Itinerary After being picked up from your hotel, we’ll arrive in Devrent Valley after a short 10-minute drive. This is where we first meet the lunar landscape of Cappadocia, a moment you won’t be forgetting in a hurry after this Cappadocia city tour. After some explanation from our local guide about the history, culture, and geological formations of Cappadocia, we’ll set out on a 20-25 minute hike of the area. As you tour Cappadocia, you’ll continue to Pasabag Valley, which is one of the most unique places in Cappadocia because if its unbelievable rock formations. Geology nerd alert! Next, you’ll visit the abandoned Cavusin old city with its cave mosque, pigeon houses, church, and homes. Everything manmade in Cavusin was carved into the rocks in this area, giving you the chance to see a truly fascinating way of life and ancient tradition that you might not find on other tours in Cappadocia. Avanos, the center of terracotta artworks since 3000 BC, will be our next stop on this Cappadocia tour. Here you’ll see traditional pottery workshops and demonstrations, and glimpse into the world of pottery as it was thousands of years ago. This is such an integral part of local culture in Cappadocia that you would be crazy not to see it during your visit, and what makes this tour so special is that you will have the opportunity to make your own clay pot if you wish, with the local craftsmen to help you polish up your skills. After the lunch at a local retaurant, you’ll visit the famous Göreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. You’ll also makes stops as the Uchisar and Pigeon Valley, and Estentepe, where you’ll be able to taste some Turkish tea and enjoy the stunning views of Goreme Valley - what a way to finish this adventure! As this tour comes to a close, you’ll be taken back to your hotel in the centre of Cappadocia, or your driver will also be happy to drop you off and local transport stations if needed. Participant restrictions This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour. Additional Information Please be aware that the standard of dress throughout Turkey is conservative. To respect this and for your own comfort we recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Please note that short shorts for both men and women are not acceptable nor are tank or singlet tops. Turkish people do not wear shoes within the home so we suggest easy slip on shoes be worn. The weather in Turkey is highly variable depending on the time of year. Winters range from freezing cold to extremely hot and humid in summer (June, July and August). Policies This tour is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12. If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher. Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher. **All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**