Ihlara Valley Tours

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Cappadocia’s Grand Canyon, the 328 ft (100 m) deep Ihlara Valley was formed by the Melendiz River thousands of years ago.
 
Around 4,000 people lived in the valley and there were 80 churches carved into the cliff faces, 12 of which can be visited today. These days the valley is home to one of the most popular hiking trails in Cappadocia with 26 bends along an 8 mile (14km) route that passes vineyards and pistacio trees.
 
The valley begins at the village of Ihlara and ends at Selime Monastery in the village of Selime, but there are two other entrances depending on how far you are willing to hike. Around 2.8 miles (4 km) into the valley is the most popular entry point with 300 steps down to the valley floor. Or you can drive to the village of Belisirma in the middle of the valley. The best section for seeing churches is between Ihlara and Belisirma.
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Address: Cappadocia, Turkey
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Hours: Apr–Oct: 8am - 7pm; Nov–Mar: 8:30am - 5pm
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Admission: €3
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Private Cappadocia Tour: Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley and Belisirma

Explore Cappadocia’s rock-carved architecture on a full-day, private tour that can be tailored to your group. Tour the Derinkuyu Underground City, see the Byzantine churches of the Ihlara Valley, and visit the Greek village of Belisirma, while learning about local history and culture along the way. This full-day tour includes entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transport from Cappadocia hotels, and offers the personal experience of a private guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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USD125.13
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Small Group: Ihlara Valley and Derinkuyu Underground City Tour

Visit a sprawling underground city, historic cave churches, and a 13th-century monastery on a full-day, small-group tour to Derinkuyu Underground City and the Ihlara Valley. Spend the day exploring the landscape, architecture, and religious traditions that make up Cappadocia's UNESCO World Heritage Center, learning about local history along the way. This 8-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at Cappadocia hotels, entrance fees, lunch, and transport in a Wi-Fi equipped van.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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USD66.62
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Istanbul and Cappadocia Tour Package

Maximize your limited time in Turkey on a five-day sightseeing tour of Istanbul and Cappadocia. With domestic airfare, four nights of accommodation, and all ground transportation arranged, you’re free to forget the stress and focus your holiday. A private guide is with you every step of the way to ensure you have a personalized experience. Round out the adventure with a hot air balloon flight in Cappadocia.
  • Duration: 5 days
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USD612.89
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  • Duration: 5 days
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Derinkuyu Underground City, Narli Gol Ihlara Canyon, Belisirma Village Selime Tour From Cappadocia

Cappadocia is full of isolated landmarks which blur the boundaries between the natural landscape and man-made architecture, but it can be difficult to find them all with just a map and a rental car. On this guided tour, visit the region’s highlights without running the risk of getting lost or missing out on the rich history of all these places. Visit Derinkuyu Underground City, Narli Gol crater lake and Seline monastery with your guide on hand to answer all your questions.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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USD55.00
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Ihlara Valley and Derinkuyu Underground City Tour

See one of Turkey’s most spectacular landscapes on a full-day tour of the Ihlara Valley and Kaymakli Underground City from Nesehir. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, travel through stunning scenery to the Cappadocia region and gaze at the dramatic Ihlara Valley, an ancient gorge formed thousands of years ago. Then, descend to the mysterious depths of Kaymaki Underground City, a subterranean labyrinth consisting of tunnels and rooms carved deep into the earth. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation by luxury vehicle from your Nesehir hotel.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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USD67.20
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Ihlara Valley Tour from Cappadocia: Derinkuyu Underground City, Selime Monastery and Yaprakhisar

Explore the magnificent landscape and cultural centers of the Ihlara Valley on this full-day tour in south Cappadocia. Enjoy your journey by air-conditioned coach as you travel through Cappadocia’s compelling ancient landscape with an expert guide. Discover the subterranean world of Derinkuyu Underground City and explore the sacred caverns at Selime Monastery. See if you recognize any scenes from Star Wars in Yaprakhisar and learn about how the Turkish people have lived in unison with the local landscape for thousands of years. 
  • Duration: 8 hours
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USD57.93
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Discover Cappadocia Full Day Tour

This small-group tour of Cappadocia offers an introduction for first-time visitors. You’ll travel to famous sites like the Derinkuyu Underground City and Ihlara Valley. Take a guided walking tour of the Melendiz River to Belisirma, and see the largest rock-cut monastery in Cappadocia. Lunch and hotel transport by minibus round out the full-day itinerary.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Cappadocia Underground City and Ihlara Valley Tour

Göreme Panorama, Underground City, Ihlara Valley Hiking (one hour), lunch, Yaprakhisar Panorama, Selime Monastery, Pigeon Valley, Onxy and Stone Demonstration.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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USD40.55
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  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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