JOURNEY TO LUNAR – DAILY TOURS IN CAPPADOICA
Cultural tour throughout Cappadocia. You will see Cappadocian typical formation, colour exchanges on tuffs and visit of cave churches & monasteries and Oil station of Camels!
At 09:30 ( earlier/later ) meet the guide and deluxe tour mini-van at the hotel, then take a start discovering the highlights; Underground City, the best example of the underground cities -Dwelling was started during the Hittites ( 1800 BC) and became a big shelter for 12 different nations- Stop at Nar Göl (Crater Lake is the firmly proof of the region was the volcanic area. There is hot spring water by the lake. The magnificent scenery attracts photographers). Arrive to Ihlara Valley formed by the volcanic eruptions where the scenery is fascinating too and possible to visit rock cut churches with frescoes. After have a walk through the valley ( 4 km. ), reach to Belisırma. You can have the lunch/EXTRA at a riverside local restaurant in Belisırma. Visit the villages Yaprakhisar and a monastery in Selime. Depending on the time visit to Ağzı Karahan Caravansarai ( Oil station of Camels!!!). Return to hotel.
At 09:30 ( earlier/later ) meet the guide and deluxe tour mini-van at the hotel to explore of Cappadocian highlights!!! Stop at Pigeon Valley to see pigeon houses on slopes of valleys. Climb up the Uçhisar Castle. Stop at some panoramic points where you will catch of breathtaking scenery sipping the offered traditional Turkish coffee -Esentepe & skirts of Uçhisar Castle. Then, head to Göreme Open Air Museum, awe-inspiring painted churches built by exiled Christians during the Roman era. You will have your lunch/EXTRA at a very special restaurant where you taste local dishes. Short walk to Zelve – Paşabağ where you will find the most interesting fairy chimneys and possible to see the first example of monk’s chapel. Visit to Avanos for for traditional handicraft as pottery manufacturing by Hittite technique and Tiles & Plates. Return to the hotel.
TREKKING THROUGH THE MYSTERIOUS VALLEYS
In the afternoon, you will be picked up from the hotel for trekking through one of the mysterious valleys by our knowledgeable guides for superb walks ;
The valley is the venue for a walk among the most interesting fairy chimneys seems like a huge pinpoint and for a close-up view of this spectacular landscape.
You will see Cappadocian typical formation, colour exchanges on tuffs and visit of cave churches & monasteries
At the final stop is a place where you will catch breathtaking sun-set sipping delicious local wine.
( descent in 2-2,5 hrs./dirt path. Total walk distance in 6km.) . Then,
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up by our guide and deluxe tour mini-van. First visit to Mustafapasa (Sinasos) that is an old Greek town with its spectacular old Greek houses; very fine examples of late Greek settlements and architecture. Continue to Keslik Monastery near Cemil that hides its frescoes behind a very thin smoke layer that we can only see by torch light. Sahinefendi for Sobesos, very recent discovered (01 May 2002) ancient Roman city (mosaic houses & Archaeological excavation site). Arrive to Soğanlı village. You can have your lunch in the village -you should try “Menemen” , very delicious spicy Turkish omelette -. Then, excursion through the Soganli Valley, Open Air Museum near a typical Cappadocian village with its different style Rock-Cut churches and frescoes. Villages in the valleys, surrounded by the “table top” mountains, are spectacular. Return to hotel.