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Cappadocia Green Tour

  • All-inclusive tour
  • Have lunch next to the Melendiz River
  • Hear insightful commentary from the guide
Cappadocia Green Tour
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Cappadocia Green Tour
From $46.18
See more of Cappadocia on a full-day tour that visits both historical and natural attractions. Check out the views from Göreme Panorama and Yaprakhisar Panorama, enter the subterranean chambers of Derinkuyu Underground City, and see ancient rock-cut churches at Selime Monastery. Also, take a leisurely 1-hour walk through the scenic Ihlara Valley, and check out Pigeon Valley. Includes lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
What to Expect
At 09:15 you will be picked up from your hotel for the tour,09:30 Your tour will start. The first stop is a panoramic view of Goreme. You get information about history, formation of Cappadocia while watching the fairy chimneys. Following the information, there is free time for photograph. After driving about 40 minutes, arrival to Underground City. This underground city was firstly used by the local people as a natural deep freeze, later by the late Romans as a shelter against potential Arabian invasions.  With the clear explanations of your guide you will spend almost 1 hour here. Ihlara Canyon is 52 km away from Underground City. Approximately 45 minutes later, you will be in the entrance of Ihlara Valley. Ihlara Valley was formed by the volcanic actions of Mt. Hasan, next to Ihlara Valley.
Afterwards visit the Melendiz River eroded the valley for millions of years besides the layers cracked and fell down. Eventually, 80 meter- deep canyon were composed. The whole valley is 14 km. length. In the past, generally Christians lived in the several parts of the Valley; also they carved churches and painted them. You will hike for about 3,5 km that will last for 1 hour 15 minutes. Then you will arrive to Restaurant for lunch that will be in the valley, next to the River. You will start with the soup and salad, later you will able choose one of the main dishes from the list. Lunch will be over with season fruits.
After lunch your guide will take you to a unique place, Yaprakhisar. You will see the nicest examples of conical fairy chimneys. Since the area is very similar to Star Wars Film Set, Yaprakhisar is known as “Star Wars Movie Set”.Your tour will go on with another movie- set-like place, Selime Monastery. At first look, the monastery looks like a castle, but shelters, churches, chapels, bedrooms, storages and big cathedral proves us its being a monastery. You get information about the monastic life in Cappadocia. Next up is Pigeon Valley, pigeons will meet you on the top of the valley. Pigeons have always been important for Cappadocian people. Their eggs and droppings were used for different purposes. For this reason, local people carved houses for them to the slopes of valley. You will see the reason why people call them houses, when you see them.17:30 Your tour will finish and you will be dropped to your hotel.
Reviews (11)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed September 21, 2018
Cappadocia green tour done by Gorgeous Tourism

I did this tour with my wife and we are glad we did this. There is a lot of walking/hiking involved in green tour, so sports shoes will help. I am so glad that we met such an interesting person, Mr. Bayram as our guide....More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank ShhivYadav
Reviewed July 3, 2018
Grand canyon with lushes green bottom

Green tour included this place. We entered the park by going down 400 steps to reach the bottom of the valley. Both side of the valley was like rock walls. There was a river at the bottom and created this lushes vegetation. It was about...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Capulcu
Reviewed June 20, 2018
Thrilling Tour

The green tour here in Kapadokya is a must try for all hikers. Our tour guide i guess his name was Kadir was very helpful and friendly. The way he explained about each and every region and its history was really very interesting. He was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rumvic
Reviewed May 16, 2018
Great tour to learn more about Cappadocia, Selim greatest guide!

My partner and I decided to join the Green Tour to visit also the farthest places of Cappadocia (considering that we were based in Göreme). Selim was our guide and he knows literally everything about Cappadocia! Not only historically, but also culturally speaking. You will...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank giada s
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile
Stoneland is unbeatable

We tried the green tour, mudcave and doctor fish and ATV ride with Stoneland. They are very helpful and they advise you what to do in a short period of time. You can easily communicate with them in English. The guide of the green tour...More

Thank joana n
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