Ihlara Valley
Ihlara Valley
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • babykong
    London, United Kingdom1,223 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful walk.
    It was lovely to walk along the river, take in the scenery, and enjoy the peaceful sound of the water. Yes, the trail is busy with various tour groups going either way - but despite the amount of “traffic” it was still wonderful. Cafés are dotted along the river every half an hour or so, and it was lovely to sit in the sun with a freshly squeezed pomegranate juice. Also I should note that a couple in our group had a baby in a pushchair, and although the path is doable with a stroller be prepared to carry it over some rocks protruding from the ground, and some of the wooden walkways.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 5, 2023
  • Q4182EUdan
    Istanbul, Türkiye116 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Underrated and likely under visited
    We walked from Ilhara to Belisirma. It’s about a 7km walk and need several hours to walk and see all the caves along the way. It is a relatively easy walk, although some caves are difficult if you have restricted mobility. If you don’t have the energy I would recommend walking from Belisirma to the clutch of churches and back again. We paid 300 TL for a taxi back around. Completely over priced but I’m afraid there no competition.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 1, 2023
  • Atis B
    Kharagpur, India1,175 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful experience of nature
    We keep this place in our itinerary. It’s almost 2 hours drive from Goreme. It’s truly natural. Far away from madding crowd of tourists. Very few tourists visit here. There are beautiful shaped rocks on both sides of the river with crystal clear water. There are lots of trees around the both banks of the river. Birds are chirping everywhere. At the middle of the trail there is a cafeteria where you can enjoy drink and food by sitting on the chair placed on the river bed where the fishes are roaming within and ducks on the surface of the river. In the way back there is a restaurant on the bank of the river. Any one can seat on the Turkish style sitting arrangement on the river and have some delicious lunch.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 1, 2024
  • Burcu S
    Izmir, Türkiye98 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice
    This is a well organized hiking path with a perfect combination of a beautiful nature, history and geography. You can walk around 5km in the canyon. Be sure you have sun protection and hat. Also keep one bottle of water in your bag because there is only one place to buy in the canyon.
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 16, 2024
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Tim v
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Although the hike through the valley is nice, the price for tourists is completely unreasonable.

Of all the hikes we did in the Cappadocia region, this was one of our least favourite, and yet this was the only one that charged an entrance fee.

It wouldn't have bothered me if it was only a couple of euros, but at a rate of €15 per person I think the entrance fee is exorbitant.

Don't get me wrong, the hike is still enjoyable, just not worth the price.
Written May 18, 2024
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Circumnavigator
Brussels, Belgium400 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
This is a really cool hike to do with kids (but not with a stroller). Cool summarises it quite literally and figuratively. It is a canyon, so by definition it is sheltered but there are also lots of trees whiich reduces the ambient temperature considerably, making it enjoyable for hiking even in the middle of the day. The kids will also find it "cool" because there are big boulders to walk by or climb on and there is a shallow river running through the canyon. So put your kids a swimming costume and let them get wet.

The short walk is just 3.7 km but this was a bit short for our liking. So we expect the walk through the full (walkable) length of the canyon to be more fun. At regular intervals ancient churches or mosques can be visited and tea gardens are there for rest (some have the tables and chairs purposely in the water for visitors that prefer to cool their feet).

Don't bother eating anything else than vegetarian food because the fish, chicken, beef and meat balls were terrible.
Written July 25, 2022
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Mohamed A
Riffa, Bahrain104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
This place is a must see place, it’s a unique experience you will have. The Vally is a 4 km walk and it has so many things to feel, see and experience. At the end of the walk, you will have an awesome lunch with a beautiful atmosphere.
Written October 27, 2021
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world1explorer
Nashville, TN354 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We did this as part of a private Green Tour with Pupa Tours. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and the 4km hike along the valley by the running water.

The scenery is beautiful, one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet, with amazing micro-climates. The walk is leisurely, with a refreshment bazaar half way, and a delicious restaurant near the end.
Written January 8, 2022
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Wennie W
Singapore, Singapore860 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
The valley can be a very long hike over 14km or do part of it by starting at one of their ticket points. Snow covered in winter it makes a lovely but slippery walk. Best part of it is how quiet and peaceful it is.
Written January 27, 2020
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babykong
London, UK1,223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
It was lovely to walk along the river, take in the scenery, and enjoy the peaceful sound of the water.

Yes, the trail is busy with various tour groups going either way - but despite the amount of “traffic” it was still wonderful.

Cafés are dotted along the river every half an hour or so, and it was lovely to sit in the sun with a freshly squeezed pomegranate juice.

Also I should note that a couple in our group had a baby in a pushchair, and although the path is doable with a stroller be prepared to carry it over some rocks protruding from the ground, and some of the wooden walkways.
Written October 5, 2023
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Tina Hartshorne
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
The steps down to the valley bottom were a little intimidating! But we walked the length of the valley and there is a super little cafe. Keep going past that and we can walk out of the valley bottom rather than climbing the zillion steps back up. We then grabbed a taxi to take us back to our starting place to pick up our car. It was a nice way to spend an afternoon. Well worth the look. Don't let the steps put you off
Written June 12, 2021
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Q4182EUdan
Istanbul, Türkiye116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We walked from Ilhara to Belisirma. It’s about a 7km walk and need several hours to walk and see all the caves along the way. It is a relatively easy walk, although some caves are difficult if you have restricted mobility. If you don’t have the energy I would recommend walking from Belisirma to the clutch of churches and back again. We paid 300 TL for a taxi back around. Completely over priced but I’m afraid there no competition.
Written November 1, 2023
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Alex Potes
Buenaventura, Colombia317 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Cappdocia is not only the balloons in the air (that’s the top) even though it got something else .
The VADASI PLANI VALLEY , incomparable its Beauty And cosy walk-trip down there . Disconnecting directly with exterior world .
10/10 recommended spot to go 👏🏽
Written January 4, 2021
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SelmoudRU
Moscow, Russia40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Rent a car and spend here the day not less. It really nice and beautiful.
Little tip: do not use toilet near the second entrance, coz it's just the hole on the floor so it'svery uncomfortable. You better go down to the valley and find the Tea Garden.
Written September 2, 2021
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