Are you craving for an adventure that combines history, culture, and natural beauty? Look no further than Cappadocia, Turkey's mesmerizing region with a unique landscape shaped by volcanic eruptions and erosion. And if you only have one day, don't miss the chance to explore the Green Tour, which takes you to some of the hidden gems of Cappadocia.
The Green Tour starts with a visit to the ancient underground city of Derinkuyu, which was used as a shelter by early Christians to escape persecution. You will descend into the depths of the earth and witness the ingenious engineering and architectural marvels that allowed people to live in secrecy and safety for centuries.
The next stop is the picturesque Pigeon Valley, named after the thousands of pigeon houses carved into the cliffs by locals to collect their droppings as fertilizer. The valley offers a breathtaking panorama of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and fairy chimneys, as well as a glimpse into the rural life and traditions of Cappadocia.
After a short hike, you will arrive at the Uchisar Castle, a natural fortress carved into a rock formation that offers a stunning 360-degree view of the region. You will also learn about the cultural significance of pigeons in Turkish folklore and the role of Cappadocia in the Silk Road trade.
The tour ends with a visit to the charming town of Avanos, famous for its pottery workshops and the red clay extracted from the nearby Kızılırmak River. You will have the opportunity to watch local artisans at work, try your hand at pottery-making, and shop for unique souvenirs to take home.
Don't forget to bring your camera, comfortable shoes, and a sense of adventure!
- Pick up from the hotel or location
- Drop off to the hotel or location
- Licensed Tour Guide Services
- Entrance fees
- Air conditioned vehicles
- Parking fees
- Local taxes
- Personal Expenses
- Hotel pick-up in the morning
- Visit to the Derinkuyu Underground City
- Hiking in the Ihlara Valley
- Visit to the Selime Monastery
- Yaprakhisar Panorama stop for lunch and scenic views
- Visit to the Pigeon Valley
- Tour ends around 5 pm with hotel drop-off.