Green Tour Cappadocia
Explore the ancient underground city, Kaymakli and a scenic walk in the beautiful valleys of Cappadocia’s southern highlights.
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Activity Travel ExtrasHoliday Type Guided Groups
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
From ancient underground cities to spectacular viewpoints, the South Cappadocia / Green tour takes in the highlights of Cappadocia’s southern landscapes. Embark on scenic walks through unusual, towering rock formations and take in the sweeping views from the comfort of your vehicle, all accompanied by an expert, local guide.
Combined with the North Cappadocia Red tour, this day trip allows you to see the region’s most impressive sights which have made Cappadocia known throughout the world.
- All entrance fees per itinerary
- Professional English-speaking tour guide
- Transfers from / to any cave accommodation
- Drinks and meals which are not listed on the itinerary
- All personal expenses
- All customary tips to guide & driver
09:00 - 09:30
Pick up & Goreme Esentepe for Panoramic View
You will be picked up from your hotel for the tour around 09:00 - 09:30 depending on your hotel location. The first stop of the tour is the panoramic view of Goreme. You will get information from our professional tour guide about the brief history of Cappadocia and how the formations of spectacular landscape and fairy chimneys formed. Following the information, there is some free time for photos before we move to next destination.
Kaymakli Underground City
Next destination is Kaymakli Underground City built by the Christians to escape persecution. Kaymakli is the widest underground city in Cappadocia region. It is divided into 8 different levels, 4 of which you can explore, including its fascinating network of wineries, kitchens, ventilation shafts, storage rooms, bedrooms and meeting rooms all in a labyrinth structure.
Lunch & Pegion Valley
After the underground city, it is time for lunch with open buffet and beautiful view on the outskirts of Goreme. We will also stop and take in the views down to Pigeon Valley, so called from the ancient pigeon houses carved into the cliff faces over centuries. Farmers throughout the region once farmed pigeon manure as a rich source of fertiliser for their crops.
Red Valley & Rose Valley
Enjoy a scenic walk in Red & Rose Valley, the two valleys are next to each other. It has beautiful rock formations with some great hidden rock carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net.
We continue trekking to Meskendir Valley through its magnificent landscape. The valley contains the famous Meskendir Church. We will explore its interior, beautifully adorned in geometric red embellishments and witness the Chapel ceiling which has been engraved with a large cross.
We will then explore Cavusin Village, one of the oldest villages in the region and known for its cave houses which are a labyrinth of ruins chiselled into the rock face. The village is also home to the Church of John the Baptist which dates back to the 5th Century and is the biggest cave church in all of Cappadocia. Your tour will finish around 17:30 and you will be dropped back to your hotel.