Red Tour Cappadocia
Discover the northern part of Cappadocia, the highlights include Devrent Imagination Valley, the famous Three Beauties, Goreme Open Air Museum, Pasabag, Monks Valley and Avanos.
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Activity Travel ExtrasHoliday Type Guided Groups
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
Exploring the spectacular natural valleys, rock formations and historical sites of northern Cappadocia. This northern tour is also known as Red Tour, you will have time to wander through its magnificent landscapes and witness ancient frescoes in church caves.
Combined with the South Cappadocia tour, this day trip is ideal for those wanting to experience the best Cappadocia has to offer.
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.
Pasabag - Monks Valley
Your next stop is Monks Valley, Christian hermits chose to locate hermit cells and churches in these three-headed pinnacles symbolic of the Holy Trinity, it is possible to see all the stages in the formation of fairy chimneys at this spot. This region of is also known as Pasabag, or ‘Pasha’s Vineyard’, as its stunning earth pillars are located in a vineyard.
We continue to next destination Devrent Valley, also known as “Imagination Valley”, this is the most surreal-looking landscape. We will take the time to explore the valley and witness some of its most unusual rock formations.
Goreme Open Air Musuem
You will have lunch in a local restaurant before continuing to Goreme Open Air Museum, a complex of medieval painted cave churches carved out by Orthodox monks. Here you can see the best preserved Byzantine cave wall paintings and frescos from the Iconoclastic period through to the end of Seljuk rule. Icons with scenes from the Old Testament and the New Testament above portraits of Church Fathers and saints depict the structure of the Byzantine universe.
Avanos Pottery workshop
Our final destination is the small town of Avanos, home to a terracotta industry that dates back to 3000BC. The clay is sourced from the Red River which passes through the town and we will have the opportunity to visit a traditional pottery workshop and see how it is crafted first-hand. Your tour will finish around 16:30 and you will be dropped back to your hotel.