Adventure Backpacking Budget Travels 3 Days Cappadocia


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$490 per person
Duration
5 Days
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Travellers
25+
2 Reviews
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Starting from 280$ per person Dates: Please ask for the date. Cappadocia, Here We Come!

Cappadocia is an area in Central Anatolia in Turkey best known for its unique moon-like landscape, underground cities, cave churches and houses carved in the rocks. Goreme, Turkey.
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The region of Cappadocia is located in the middle of a once-active volcanic area of central Anatolia. Millions of years ago three of its mountains - Erciyes, Hasandağ and Güllüdağ - were active volcanoes; indeed this activity persisted intermittently at least into the Neolithic period according to the prehistoric paintings. The volcanic eruptions were so strong that in some places the lava was up to 150m in thickness. Over many millions of years, volcanoes, wind, rain and ice sculpted the region which we now know as Cappadocia. As the landscape was eroded, basalt stones remained and formed conical structures with some reaching as high as 45m. The local people referred to these unique rock formations "fairy chimneys", a name that has endured throughout the ages. If nature was the first artist to arrange the decor, it was Anatolian man who carved the rock and built houses, churches and over 250 underground cities out of it over the centuries.

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Destination
Goreme , The region of Cappadocia Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir
Return Location
Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir
Tour Start Date & Time
Everyday
Additional Information
Visas: Visas are required for all visitors
Price includes
  • Observation and participation in allowed activities
  • Professionally guided tour
  • Transport to & from hotel
Price does not include
  • Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
  • Increases in airfares or Government imposed taxes
  • Other International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Visa arrangements
Additional Prices
First child (0-12yrs): $280 Second child (0-12yrs): $150
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
Day 1

Arrival, transfer and check in to Hotel

Meet at the hotel lobby in the morning and visit to Rose Valley, one of the most beautiful trekking valleys in Cappadocia, and explore the famous rock- cut churches by hiking through the valley. Rest in Cavusin, an old Greek village, known for its Christian houses and churches. After having time for lunch visit Ortahisar Castle, similar to Uchisar Castle in style, where storage caves can also be observed. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli Underground City where early Christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back visit to panoramic Pigeon Valley where pigeons contributed to the lives of locals with their manure to fertilize the wineyards. You may also like to taste Cappadocia wine in a local winery.D

Day 2

Christian communities

Meet at the hotel lobby in the morning and drive to Ihlara Valley, created from the ashes of the volcanic Mt. Hasan. After hiking through the valley, which is watered with Melendiz River by Belisirma, proceed to Selime with hollowed out citadel and churches where fairy chimneys rest on the steep hillside. Stop at Yaprakhisar village to take photos. In the afternoon, visit to Derinkuyu Underground Village where dwellings with stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, churches and wineries were used as refuges for the Christian communities.B,L,D

Day 3

Nevsehir Airport

Meet at the hotel lobby in the morning and visit to Goreme Open Air Monastery which is a UNESCO world heritage site. Later we will visit a carpet production center where we learn about the lost craft of this country. Lunch at a local restaurant will be followed by a visit to an underground pottery workshop.
Later in the afternoon transfer to Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport. B,L

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More about The region of Cappadocia

The region of Cappadocia is located in the middle of a once-active volcanic area of central Anatolia. Millions of years ago three of its mountains - Erciyes, Hasandağ and Güllüdağ - were active volcanoes; indeed this activity persisted intermittently at least into the Neolithic period according to the prehistoric paintings. The volcanic eruptions were so strong that in some places the lava was up to 150m in thickness. Over many millions of years, volcanoes, wind, rain and ice sculpted the region which we now know as Cappadocia. As the landscape was eroded, basalt stones remained and formed conical structures with some reaching as high as 45m. The local people referred to these unique rock formations "fairy chimneys", a name that has endured throughout the ages. If nature was the first artist to arrange the decor, it was Anatolian man who carved the rock and built houses, churches and over 250 underground cities out of it over the centuries.

User Reviews & Comments

  • Erik Chan
    5 out of 5

    My wife booked this tour, and I have to say I’m not usually into walking tours. But this 4 hour tour of the City was fantastic. Ken, our Irish guide was fantastic. We had a group of around 30 people, but that wasn’t a problem at all. Ken had a brilliant sense of humour, and was so knowledgeable about Berlin. The pace was perfect, and everyone felt part of the tour. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Berlin.

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    10 Ekim 2018

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  • Brad Jackson
    4 out of 5

    We enjoyed every minute of our tour with Laura. She was able to relate and explain the history and interesting facts of each of the significant monuments clearly and in an engaging manner. The tour lasted 4 full hours, but she had us and the group following her narrative closely. Good job by a great guide! I would highly recommend the tour, especially to first timers in Berlin.

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The Cappadocian Region located in the center of the Anatolian Region of Turkey, with its valley, canyon, hills and unusual rock formation created as a result of the eroding rains and winds of thousands of years of the level, lava-covered plain located between the volcanic mountains Erciyes, Melendiz and Hasan as well as its troglodyte dwellings carved out of the rock and cities dug out into underground, presents an otherworldly appearance. The eruptions of these mountains which were active volcanoes in geological times lasted until 2 million years ago. A soft tuff layer was formed, 150 m in thickness, by the issuing lavas in the valley surrounded by mountains. The rivers, flood water running down the hillsides of valleys and strong winds eroded the geological formations consisting of tuff on the plateau formed with tuff layers, thus creating bizarre shapes called fairy Chimneys. These take on the names of mushroom shaped, pinnacled, capped and conic shaped formations. The prehistoric settlements of the area are Koskhoyuk (Kosk Mound) in Nigde, Aksaray Asikli Mound, Nevsehir Civelek cave and, in the southeast, Kultepe, Kanis and Alisar in the environs of Kayseri. This area with unusual topographic characteristics was regarded as sacred and called, in the Scythian/Khatti language, as Khepatukha, meaning "the country of the people of the chief god Hepat", although there are more poetic claims on the origin of the region's name, such as the Old Persian Katpatuka, which allegedly means "the land of beautiful horses". The tablets called Cappadocian Tablets and the Hittite works of art in Alisar are of the important remains dating from 2000s B.C. After 1200s B.C., the Tabal principality, of the Khatti Branches of Scythians, became strong and founded the Kingdom of Tabal. Following the Late Hittite and Persian aras, the Cappadocian Kingdom was established in 332 B.C. During the Roman era the area served as a shelter for the early escaping Christians. There are also several underground cities used by early Christians as hideouts in Cappadocia.

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3 Days Cappadocia

Price
$490 per person
Duration
5 Days
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