Recent Searches
Clear

COVID-19: Check local travel restrictions and learn what we're doing to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

Pigeon Valley (Güvercinlik Vadisi) Tours

star-4.5
125 reviews
Pigeon Valley (Güvercinlik Vadisi)
Cappadocia’s wind-sculpted volcanic tufa has created an impressive series of valleys, dotted with towering “fairy chimneys” and dramatic rock formations. Taking its name from the pigeonholes carved into the tops of its fairy chimneys, Pigeon Valley (Güvercinlik Vadisi) is stunning, and visitors to Cappadocia shouldn’t miss it.
 
The Basics
A photo stop at Pigeon Valley is a popular part of Cappadocia sightseeing tours, and a typical itinerary might also include Uchisar Castle, Pasabag, Avanos, or the Göreme Open Air Museum. Tours heading south to Derinkuyu Underground City or to Ilhara Valley also stop at Pigeon Valley. Travelers can also hike the 2.8-mile (4-kilometer) trail between Göreme and Uçhisar; the trail passes through Pigeon Valley and affords spectacular views of the fairy chimneys.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • There is no entrance charge to Pigeon Valley, but a guide will help you find the best view points and fill you in on the region’s fascinating history and geology.
  • Pack sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water in the summer months, especially if you plan to hike, as there’s little shade in the valley.
  • Although there are wheelchair-accessible view points, exploring off the main road requires negotiating uneven and rocky terrain unsuitable for those with limited mobility.
 
How to Get to There
Pigeon Valley runs south of Göreme toward Uchisar and can be reached on foot, by mountain bike, or by car. There is no public transport to the valley, but it’s a short taxi ride from both Göreme and Uchisar.
 
When to Get There
The most popular time to explore is during the summer months (June-August), but it’s best to avoid the midday sun. For the most stunning views, time your arrival for sunrise, when the sky will be filled with multicolored hot air balloons, or sunset, which is most impressive against a backdrop of the fairy chimneys and Uchisar Castle.
 
The Pigeons of Pigeon Valley
The rock formations of Pigeon Valley are notable for their dovecotes or “pigeon houses”: holes carved into the tops of the fairy chimneys to attract pigeons. Historically, these pigeons were used as messenger pigeons and for winemaking: The region’s volcanic soil provides fertile terrain for grape growing, and winemakers would collect pigeon droppings to use as fertilizer. These days, most vineyards use chemical fertilizers, but some winemakers still believe traditional methods yield the sweetest grapes.
Address: Cappadocia, Turkey
Read More

237 Tours and Activities to Experience Pigeon Valley (Güvercinlik Vadisi)

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Did you know?You can reserve your spot today and pay when you're ready.
Learn more
Did you know?
You can reserve your spot today and pay when you're ready.Learn more
Sort by:Featured
Cappadocia Dream - 2 Days Cappadocia Travel with Balloon Ride from/to Istanbul

Cappadocia Dream - 2 Days Cappadocia Travel with Balloon Ride from/to Istanbul

star-5
Although many cross-country tours in Turkey only allocate a day to Cappadocia’s preternatural landscape and innovative architecture, most travelers find that a two-day tour strikes the right balance between seeing the region’s highlights and sacrificing time elsewhere in the country. See all of the highlights of Cappadocia comfortably during this two-day tour departing from Istanbul. Don’t risk running out of time to see all of the region’s unique natural heritage; instead, make sure you get to experience all of Cappadocia’s surreal landscapes, its cave churches, and the underground city.
More
  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD406.59
Price varies by group size
From
USD406.59
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Turkey's Gold Triangle - Travel to Pamukkale Ephesus Cappadocia from/to Istanbul

Turkey's Gold Triangle - Travel to Pamukkale Ephesus Cappadocia from/to Istanbul

star-4
Covering Turkey’s top sights takes serious time and planning, but you’ll hit the highlights on this all-inclusive, multi-day guided tour. Take a dip in the famous white travertines of Pamukkale, marvel at the world’s best-preserved Greco-Roman ruins in Ephesus, and venture deep into the underground cities and chimney-shamed rocks of Cappadocia.
More
  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD698.25
Price varies by group size
From
USD698.25
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

2 Days 1 Night Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul by Plane With Optional Balloon Ride

2 Days 1 Night Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul by Plane With Optional Balloon Ride

star-5
Discovering Cappadocia’s eroded landscape is a top experience in Turkey, but reaching the remote region can be a challenge if time is limited. Combining round-trip flights, ground transport, and activities, this small-group tour is an easy way to maximize your sightseeing time. Included boutique accommodations are in a cave hotel, for a uniquely Cappadocian experience that ensures a memorable stay.
More
  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD494.33
Price varies by group size
From
USD494.33
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Royal Balloon Flight include Private Heart of Cappadocia Tour

Royal Balloon Flight include Private Heart of Cappadocia Tour

star-5
One of the best experience of a lifetime. Flying over this unreal landscape will make you feel like you are on moon or another planet. The combination of the colors, first lights of the day and the beauty of the nature completes with the excellent and professional service of the company. From the time we pick you from your hotel till the time we leave you back, you will have amazing time flying over Cappadocia. We will take you to another planet which is full of magical lunar landscape with all surprises. No one will be expecting to see the best frescoes of the world in the middle of nowhere in a 1500 years old cave church. This tour will be full of art, history , religion and beyond the expactation. Also you will have the chance to hike in ageorgeus canyon and enjoy the nature. Hot Air Balloon Tour Could be the day of booking or the next day.
More
  • 6 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD545.00
From
USD545.00
Taking safety measures

Cappadocia Green Tour

Cappadocia Green Tour

star-4.5
See more of Cappadocia on a full-day tour that visits both historical and natural attractions. Check out the views from Göreme Panorama and Yaprakhisar Panorama, enter the subterranean chambers of Derinkuyu Underground City, and see ancient rock-cut churches at Selime Monastery. Also, take a leisurely 1-hour walk through the scenic Ihlara Valley, and check out Pigeon Valley. Includes lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD55.61
From
USD55.61
Taking safety measures

3 Days Cappadocia Tour Including Turkish Night Show from/to Istanbul

3 Days Cappadocia Tour Including Turkish Night Show from/to Istanbul

Maximize your time at the most popular destinations in Turkey with a 4-day tour from Istanbul. Spend one day each in Pamukkale and Ephesus, and two days in Cappadocia, with flights and ground transportation provided between all locations. Local guides share the spectacular scenery and rich history of Turkey as you see Roman ruins, ancient rock-cut churches, fairy chimneys, traditional villages, and more. Includes three nights of accommodation, flights, guided day tours, and most meals.
More
  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD501.75
Price varies by group size
From
USD501.75
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Turkey's Wonders - Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia Travel from-to Istanbul

Turkey's Wonders - Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia Travel from-to Istanbul

star-5
Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia !!! Three beauties of Turkey. If you would like discover those amazing destinations, this travel package is one of the best Turkey travel itineraries. The connection between the destinations (Istanbul-Pamukkale & Izmir-Cappadocia & Cappadocia to Istanbul) will be with the domestic flights and those flights are included.
More
  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD715.55
Price varies by group size
From
USD715.55
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Tour of Highlights of Cappadocia with Lunch

Tour of Highlights of Cappadocia with Lunch

star-5
Want to take in the highlights of Cappadocia in just one day? Maximise your time with a full-day small-group tour, including lunch, and cherry-pick the most popular attractions. Start with a visit to the UNESCO-listed Goreme Open Air Museum, then visit the ancient cave village of Cavusin and Pasabag (Monks Valley), home to some of the most photogenic fairy chimneys. Enjoy a traditional pottery demonstration in Avanos, then venture below ground for a tour of the Kaymakli Underground City. Finish your day admiring the view from Uchisar Castle, Cappadocia’s highest point.
More
  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD80.33
From
USD80.33
Taking safety measures

Cappadocia Mix Tour

Cappadocia Mix Tour

star-5
İf you have one full day this tour is the best choice for you to book!! There are only places not to be missed on this tour. • Departure at 9.30 from the hotel (transfer included) • The tour finishes around 6 pm.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
USD80.33
From
USD80.33

Cappadocia Blue Tour with optional Balloon Flight

SPECIAL OFFER

Cappadocia Blue Tour with optional Balloon Flight

star-5
Explore several top sites in Cappadocia on a small-group full-day tour with hotel pickup and drop-off. See fairy chimneys in Ucguzeller, stop at Cavusin village, descend into Kaymakli Underground City, and take a walk in Red Valley with a guide who shares the history and landmarks at each stop. Upgrade to include the optional pre-sunrise hot air balloon flight.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD52.34
USD55.61
USD3.27 savings
From
USD52.34
USD55.61
USD3.27 savings
Taking safety measures

Red Cappadocia Highlights with Private Guide & Vehicle

Red Cappadocia Highlights with Private Guide & Vehicle

Starting the days at 09:30 a.m. and describing the lunar landscape of Cappadocia. Rock formations, fairy chimneys and more...
More
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD49.43
From
USD49.43
Taking safety measures

Full-Day Cappadocia Tour with Goreme Open Air Museum and Fairy Chimneys

Full-Day Cappadocia Tour with Goreme Open Air Museum and Fairy Chimneys

star-5
View fantastical fairy chimney rock formations and other Cappadocia highlights during a full-day tour with an informative guide. Visit Devrent and Pigeon valleys, go inside the cave churches of the Goreme Open Air Museum, and snap photos of the fairy chimneys in Goreme. Includes lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD59.32
From
USD59.32
Taking safety measures

Private Cappadocia Red Tour

Private Cappadocia Red Tour

star-4.5
Explore the surreal landscape of Cappadocia during a private full-day tour that features Turkey’s history, religions, and art. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Goreme Open-Air Museum, and destinations including Devrent Valley, Pigeon Valley, the village of Avanos, and Uchisar Castle. View stunning fairy chimneys and ancient Christian churches that were carved into rock cliffs. Travel in comfort by air-conditioned Mercedes Sprinter with live commentary shared by your guide.
More
  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD30.00
From
USD30.00
Taking safety measures

Cappadocia Tour

Cappadocia Tour

star-5
We will take you to another planet which is full of magical lunar landscape with all surprises. No one will be expecting to see the best frescoes of the world in the middle of nowhere in a 1500 years old cave church. This tour will be full of art, history , religion and beyond the expactation.
More
  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD14.00
From
USD14.00
Taking safety measures

2 Days Cappadocia Experience - Red Tour, Green Tour, Airport Transfers

2 Days Cappadocia Experience - Red Tour, Green Tour, Airport Transfers

star-3
If you would like discover the Cappadocia's valleys, underground cities and fairy chimneys with local guides, this deal package is one of the best options for you. The package is covering Cappadocia Red tour - Cappadoca Green tour - arrival & departure transfers from Kayseri or Nevsehir airports.
More
  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD116.17
From
USD116.17
Taking safety measures

Small Group Highlights of Cappadocia Tour

Small Group Highlights of Cappadocia Tour

star-5
We are local and focus on cheapest and best service , we provide all highlights of Cappadocia with professional service
More
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD30.90
From
USD30.90
Taking safety measures

Under Ground City Tour - Half Day

Under Ground City Tour - Half Day

star-5
Discover the underworld of Cappadocia on this half-day tour of the underground city. After meeting your guide at your hotel you’ll travel by way of a luxury van to the historic Uchisar Castle, then explore Cappadocia's underworld. See Kaymakli Underground City, which has a network of dozens of tunnels that locals still use to reach underground storage rooms, and learn about the important role it played in local history.
More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
USD86.51
Price varies by group size
From
USD86.51
Price varies by group size

Double Tour North Cappadocia / South Cappadocia

Double Tour North Cappadocia / South Cappadocia

star-5
We are organising our own tour and with 2 seperated tour guest can explore highlights of Cappadocia.
More
  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD74.15
From
USD74.15
Taking safety measures

Cappadocia Green Tour

Cappadocia Green Tour

star-5
With so many amazing sights to see in Cappadocia, one could spend a lifetime continuously exploring its hidden delights. We have created "the best of the best" list to help guide you in planning your Cappadocia adventure and have outlined the top highlights for visitors to this region.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD49.43
From
USD49.43
Taking safety measures

Green Tour Cappadocia

Green Tour Cappadocia

star-5
Hiking in Ihlara Valley and underground city with its unique beauty will accompany you on this tour.
More
  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD43.24
Price varies by group size
From
USD43.24
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Cappadocia Underground City & Pigeon Valley Tour

Cappadocia Underground City & Pigeon Valley Tour

star-2.5
Enjoy a half day afternoon tour in the southern part of Cappadocia which is the most interesting part of the volcanic territory. Discover Kaymakli, the widest of 36 underground cities in Cappadocia, and one of the best preserved and deep subterranean towns of the region carved as early as in the 2nd millennium BC by the local habitants. Visit the Pigeon Valley, one of the prominent landmarks in the region.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD49.43
From
USD49.43
Taking safety measures

Small group Heart of Cappadocia Tour

Small group Heart of Cappadocia Tour

star-5
Complete your Cappadocia bucket list in a single stress-free day on a 6- to 8-hour small group sightseeing tour. Thanks to comfortable end-to-end transportation, you're able to visit the Goreme National Park, Pigeon Valley, the fairy chimneys, and more, without feeling rushed. Your guide provides engaging narration in between sights, so you’re free to explore independently at each location.
More
  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD14.00
From
USD14.00
Taking safety measures

Cappadocia Tour with optional Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

Cappadocia Tour with optional Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

star-4.5
With its beehive homes and chimney-shaped rocks, the fairytale region of Cappadocia is one of Turkey’s most picturesque settings. During this one-of-a-kind hot air balloon ride and day tour combo trip, you’ll enjoy stunning panoramas, getting a rare, bird’s eye view of the UNESCO-listed terrain. Top off your sunset launch with a full-day sightseeing tour of the region.
More
  • 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD95.07
From
USD95.07
Taking safety measures

All in One 10-Hour Private and Guided Day Tour in Cappadocia

All in One 10-Hour Private and Guided Day Tour in Cappadocia

star-5
On this full-day guided tour, see all the highlights of Cappadocia in just one day. Hear commentary from your guide along the way about fascinating sites like Goreme Open-Air Museum, cave churches, Uchisar Castle, and Kaymakli Underground City, and stop for lunch and wine tasting. A customizable itinerary and hotel pickup make for a convenient, flexible experience.
More
  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD117.40
Price varies by group size
From
USD117.40
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Pigeon Valley (Güvercinlik Vadisi)?

icon_solid_phone
Book online or call
(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785