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Pigeon Valley (Guvercinlik)

Pigeon Valley, just outside Göreme in Cappadocia, is one of Turkey’s most beautiful landscapes.
 
The unique rock formations known as fairy chimneys, or peri bacalar, which are made from wind and water erosion on soft volcanic rock, rise high from the valley floor like chimneys and are dotted in their tops with birdhouses. Some reach at tall as 130 ft (40m). Pigeons live in these dovecoats carved into the rocks and cliffs. Years ago the pigeons were used to carry messages from this remote region, and their droppings have long been used by local farmers for fertilizer. Today, however, there are fewer pigeons in the valley.
 
Pigeon Valley is a great place for hiking. The whole area around Göreme is made up of valleys with almost no fencing and there are well-marked trails. The mildly hilly trail through Pigeon Valley is free of charge and about 2.8 miles (4 km) long running between Göreme and Uçhisar.

Tours & Tickets

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Cappadocia In One Day Small-Group Tour from Istanbul: Rose Valley, Ortahisar, Kaymakli Underground City and Pigeon Valley

4 star rating: Recommended 62 Reviews

See some of the best of southern Cappadocia on this full-day tour from Istanbul, including round-trip transfers, flights and lunch. Explore this ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $340.00

2-Day Cappadocia Trip from Kayseri

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Take time out to tour Turkey's famous moon-like landscape of Cappadocia — on a two-day excursion from Kayseri. You'll visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like ...  Read more

Location: Cappadocia, Turkey
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $240.00

4-Night Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul Including Flights and Istanbul Sightseeing Tour

Experience the best of Istanbul and Turkey’s Cappadocia region on this 4-night tour with hotel accommodation and internal flights included. Visit Istanbul’s ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $799.00

2-Day Tour from Istanbul to Cappadocia, Visiting the Pigeon Valley, Kaymakli Underground City, Goreme Museum

2-day Cappadocia tour with an overnight cave hotel accommodation is the perfect introduction for first time visitors. Round-trip flight tickets from Istanbul ...  Read more

Location: İstanbul, Turkey
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $464.00

3-Day Cappadocia Tour from Kayseri with Optional Balloon Ride

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

See the best of Cappadocia’s otherworldly landscape on a 3-day tour from Kayseri! With a boutique cave hotel in the heart of the region as a base, the tour ...  Read more

Location: Cappadocia, Turkey
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $470.00

Southern Cappadocia Tour: Cavusin, Red Valley, Kaymakli Underground City and Pigeon Valley

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 7 Reviews

Take in the highlights of Turkey’s southern Cappadocia region on this full-day tour. With an expert local guide, delve into the extraordinary Kaymakli ...  Read more

Location: Cappadocia, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.82

Private Tour: Cappadocia Express

Perfect for the traveller with only a short time in Cappadocia, this tour allows one to enjoy all the major highlights of Cappadocia in just one day.

Location: Göreme, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $172.39

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