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Gulludere Vadisi
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Wonders of Cappadocia: Kaymakli Underground City and Red Valley Hiking Tour
Ranked #5 of 51 things to do in Goreme
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

We explored Rose Valley just before sunset and felt like we were the only ones for miles around. We stumbled across several beautiful caves with intricate frescoes and reliefs. Grapevines are spread throughout the valley, and the many caves hidden in the valley are open to people to explore on their own. My husband and two kids loved this far more than the Open Air Museum. We could really take in the experience without the lines, the rush of getting in and out or each space. We did not want to leave, but it was getting dark. Go before sunset and you will see why they call it Rose Valley.

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

as stated many times, you must explore this magical area, the paths are easy to follow, but we went with a guide who took us all over different areas as some valleys went up some steep hills I would of given up if I didn't have someone to encourge me to keep going.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

After ballooning and breakfast the staff at the Kelebek Hotel recommended that we do this hike prior to visiting the Goreme Open Air museum. They said it was better to wait until late in the day to visit Goreme after the tour buses were gone. The Hotel dropped us off at the trail head and we began our hike. It is a pleasant stroll and not very strenuous, though the girlfriend who is not outdoorsy and as she said "did not have the proper apparel" (hiking boots) would disagree. As you are walking you get some nice views of the rocks and the light reflecting off. There are some locals along the way selling nuts and water and there is even an outpost selling beer about halfway through. We ended up in a town, forgot name, which has some impressive cave dwellings which we did not visit. Couldn't find a cab, but on the way back to Goreme a local and his puppy picked us up and dropped us off. A few dollars which were well spent.

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Reviewed January 14, 2013

It is worth spending more time on the examination of the valley, there is not always marked. With a better take a card

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

One of the coolest places I've ever visited. You can walk to it without a tour due to the fact it's only 1 km from town. The alien landscape full of cave homes and ruined churches is all but empty this time of year and it makes for a more enjoyable experience. Summer crowds here can be insane. You can freely walk up and down the hills and explore at your own pace. Bring a headlamp, water, snacks, and hiking shoes for an all-day visit. There's a guy selling fresh juices and roasted corn down in the valley but it's pricey at 5 per juice. You may run into a guy that can get you into the locked churches in the area for a small fee but if you're a woman you'll also have to put up with him offering massages and putting his hand on your back at every available chance. Still a must-see without a doubt.

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