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Giving new meaning to the term 'going underground' this Cappadocia tour reveals the fascinating underground city of Kaymakli. See a cave monastery located in a local guy's garden, hang with village traders, and feast on Turkish food for lunch. What's not to love here?
Explore the fascinating underground city of Kaymakli, with a local guide.
Experience authentic rural village life in Soganli Valley.
Browse the markets and see local women making traditional handicrafts.
Marvel at the stunning scenery in the caves, and across the mountains and valleys.
Enjoy a local lunch in a traditional Turkish village.
Local English speaking guide; Entrance fees; Local lunch.
Drinks; Items of a personal nature; Tips and gratuities for your local guide.
Hours of operation
Available: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday; Start time at 9:00am.
Approximately 8 hours.
Meeting point: Pick up at centrally located hotels in Cappadocia. 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.
We at Urban Adventures pride ourselves on showing you the hidden gems in a city, and when it comes to this tour in Cappadocia that phrase could not be more literal. On this tour you’ll get to delve underground and discover the secret city of Kaymakli. It’s one of those adventures you cannot miss while visiting Cappadocia, and with a local guide you’ll learn all about its significance as well as explore its passages.
Your local guide will pick you up from your hotel, and your first stop on this Cappadocia caves tour will be straight to Kaymakli. Discover underground Cappadocia with your guide as they take you on an adventure through the corridors and rooms of this fascinating part of the city.
From here on this Cappadocia tour you’ll head to Soganli Valley, where you’ll find a tiny Turkish village that lives a very traditional lifestyle, the perfect spot to experience authentic local life in Cappadocia. Here you’ll find caves, churches, monasteries, and the spot where the famous handmade dolls of Cappadocia are made. You’ll visit a small market where you can see local women selling their dolls and other handmade crafts.
After a local lunch in the village, you’ll continue on the Keslik Cave Monastery, an early Christian cave complex located in the garden of a local villager. The owner of the garden guides visitors to show them the monastery and offers tea and local fruits – an experience you’ll not be forgetting in a hurry, we’re sure of it!
As part of this Cappadocia tour, guests will visit a local handicraft center where they have the opportunity to see local woman weaving carpets utilizing traditional methods unique to the area. As a government-sponsored center, the locals are able to learn and practice an art form that is slowly disappearing due to modern development. Guests are encouraged to interact with the local woman and experience the true Cappadocian hospitality, giving you the opportunity to really experience Cappadocia from a local perspective.
Our tour finishes with a visit to Sinasos, an old Greek town with its spectacular old Greek houses, fine examples of late Greek settlements and architecture. Now that you’re filled with Cappadocia local life and culture, your guide will drop you back off at your hotel in Cappadocia.
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.
Please be aware that the standard of Dress through out 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 tanks 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).
This tour is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.
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