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“hike to/from Goreme to Uchisar through beautiful Pigeon Valley!”
Review of Pigeon Valley

Pigeon Valley
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Southern Cappadocia Tour with Lunch
Ranked #7 of 50 things to do in Goreme
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South San Francisco, California
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“hike to/from Goreme to Uchisar through beautiful Pigeon Valley!”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

We loved hiking here. It was far less crowded than other places we visited. You can combine it with a visit to Uchisar Castle, which isn't much of a castle, but the views from the top are worth the admission price.

To be honest, we got a little lost and didn't make it all the way to Goreme from Uchisar; instead we wound up in Uchisar again! But there was so much of interest on the hike that we didn't mind at all. There were some interesting cave houses, with satellite dishes and balconies with potted plants and terraced gardens. There was a farm along the way, with some of the hugest squashes and bluish-colored leafy greens I've ever seen (it reminded me of the Gilligan's Island episode where the castaways planted radioactive seeds!), where the owner came running out to give us free tomatoes from her garden. There were spectacular rock formations and, of course, the pigeonholed caves that gives the valley its name.

This hike was one of the best things we did in Cappadocia!

Visited September 2013
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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“For cultural tourists a must see”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Stunning; best suited to folks on a cultural visit. kids will be bored unless they are old enough and well educated enough to appreciate the majority of sites in Cappadocia.

Visited September 2013
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“Awesome”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

This valley was part of a tour around goreme. The natural erosion of the cliffs and hills make this place awesome, also the reason why it was called pigeon valley.

Visited October 2013
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Whidbey Island, Washington
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“Path not well marked. Wish we had hiked the Rose Vallley instead”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

The path was not well marked, We got off track, and ended up with a difficult climb out of the valley and walked back on the road.
We wished we had hiked the Rose Valley and/or Red Valley as recommended in the Lonely Planet guide.

Visited September 2013
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“Fantastic view & hike”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

We took a guided hike through the valley which was very interesting and scenic throughout. Later on we managed to stop at the panorama viewing point above the valley floor which is great spot to take pictures.

Visited September 2013
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