Tour Style:Private Tour
Cappadocia is surrounded by lots of different valleys, different valleys have their special monuments, if you are interested to explore the secret parts of Cappadocia, you can join Yuki Tour to have a memorable day tour.
We will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning and go to visit Devrent Valley for our first spots. Devrent Valley is under water in 20 million years ago, it rose up above the water after volcanic eruptions.
After years and years, the rocks formed in a variety of different shapes. Then we will go to Pasabagi, also named Monks Valley (Rahipler Vadisi), you can see some special housing and living area here which are also only can be found in this area.
After our lunch break in Avanos, we will go to visit Goreme Open-Air Museum. In the museum, you can find the most preserved frescoed of rock cut churches and monasteries.
Then we will go to Esentepe, you can see the panoramic view of Goreme valley and Goreme village with fairy chimneys, different rock formations and cave houses.
At last, we will visit the natural rock castle in Uchisar, many rooms connected to anothers with stairs, tunnels or passages. Most of the rooms which are located in the north side of the castle are use as pigeon houses nowadays.
Farmers used those cave pigeon houses to collect the droppings of pigeons which is a good natural fertilizer for orchards and vineyards.
What is included
Pick up transfer from your Avanos, Goreme or Urgup area at approx. 09:00am
All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned coach
Professional and experienced English-speaking tour guide
Return transfer to your hotel at approx. 5:00pm
Highly Recommended in Cappadocia :
- Hot-Air Balloon Ride: 150 Euros per person (no child reduction)
- Whirling Dervishes Show: 40 Euros per person
- Turkish Night (traditional folk dances, belly dancers, unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, 3-course meal, transfer to and from your hotel): 60 Euros per person
- Turkish Baths (Hamam): 40 Euros per person
- Horseriding: 30 Euros per person (1 hour)
- ATV / Quad: 30 Euros (1 hour)
Traditional Arts and Crafts in Turkey - Gifts and Souvenirs from Turkey:
Turkey has a rich history of authentic traditional handicrafts. Most famous Turkish items come from Cappadocia and goods were handmade here and transported along the Silk Road to Istanbul and the coastal areas.
Carpets and kilims: Carpets and kilims from Central Anatolia are world-famous. In Cappadocia, carpets are still handmade on authentic looms using natural dyes for the wool. You can see a free demonstration to see these age-old techniques still in use today.
Ceramic and pottery: Cappadocia has been famous since Hittite times for the beautiful and unique pottery and ceramics. Today, the best of the traditional ceramics and tiles on sale in Istanbul and other major cities are made in Avanos, Cappadocia.
Onyx and semi-precious stones: In Turkey, Cappadocia has the onyx mines where the highest quality onyx is found. Local artisans are experts at making items of jewellery made with precious and semi-precious stones, silver, and 22 and 24 carat gold.
Leather goods: Turkey is one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of leather goods. You can find a wide range of quality leather goods in Uchisar, Cappadocia.
Spices: Istanbul Spice Market, once the largest spice trading venue of the medieval world, with its abundant stalls still featuring piles of edible exotics is a definite highlight for anyone exploring Istanbul.