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Ihlara Valley (Ihlara Vadisi) Tours

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Ihlara Valley (Ihlara Vadisi)
Cappadocia’s Grand Canyon, the 328 ft (100 m) deep Ihlara Valley (Ihlara Vadisi) 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.
Address: Cappadocia, Turkey
Hours: Apr–Oct: 8am - 7pm; Nov–Mar: 8:30am - 5pm
Admission: €3
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Cappadocia Green Tour

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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.
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Cappadocia Green TourCultural Tours

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Cappadocia 2-Day Tour with Hot Air Balloon Ride

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Southern Cappadocia Tour - Green TourCultural Tours

Southern Cappadocia Tour - Green Tour

Goreme Panaroma, The most magnificent landscape around Göreme has been formed from its solidified lava streams, its ash and tuff stone, all dating from Neocene period. It is criss-crossed by deep valleys formed by heavy erosion. This veritable lunar landscape distinguishes itself by its extensive geological formations. The highly typical morphological structures of Cappadocia are the result of thousands of years of continual erosion, which has shaped the tuff deposits into the strangest pyramids and cones.Derinkuyu Underground City, has all the usual amenities found in other underground complexes across Cappadocia, such as wine and oil presses, stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, and chapels.
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CAPPADOCIA GREEN TOUR ( INC LUNCH )Cultural Tours

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Derinkuyu Underground City, Narli Gol Ihlara Canyon, Belisirma Village Selime Tour From CappadociaFull-day Tours

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Green CanyonHistorical & Heritage Tours

Green Canyon

All tours we offer as Cappadocia Planet are not daily regular tours. We made these different itinenaries for more special experinces.Ihlara Canyon is where you can see the natural heritage and the cultural heritage of Cappadocia. Besides, it's interesting to see the wild pistachio trees in central Asia Minor because of the microclimate of the canyon. Or in march, you may see asparagus growing among the rocks.
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Cappadocia Daily Green TourCultural Tours

Cappadocia Daily Green Tour

Exclusive service with licensed and experienced tour guide from a local expert tourism agency meeting all exceptions of our guests
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Small group Oasis of Cappadocia TourBus & Minivan Tours

Small group Oasis of Cappadocia Tour

• Descending down into the underground city of Kaymakli which is one of the UNESCO sites of Cappadocia will be followed by the hike in the paradise on earth, the biggest canyon of Turkey with 2670 different plants and micro climate.
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8 Days Istanbul & Cappadocia Tour by Bus - YK217Multi-day Tours

8 Days Istanbul & Cappadocia Tour by Bus - YK217

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Full Day Trip to Ihlara Valley.Cultural Tours

Full Day Trip to Ihlara Valley.

Derinkuyu Underground city to visit the huge refugee settlement carved by early christians,where they could hide from persecutors.From Derinkuyu continue to the beautiful valley of Ihlara,Formerly known as Peristerema. Explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike 4 km through the valley.On the way back visit the monasteries in Selime village.
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Discover the Hidden Secrets of Turkey on a 22 Days TourCultural Tours

Discover the Hidden Secrets of Turkey on a 22 Days Tour

Enjoy a spectacular 22 days tour of Turkey, where you will discover some hidden secrets of Turkey. You will visit a vast amount of places which will leave you in awe.
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Cappadocia

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Beautiful valley
ShivajiKiran
, Oct 2019
It was a beautiful tour. Guide Salim was good and funny in the beginning but later he was bit rude and talking about Religion and blaming other countries. Which was not acceptable when there are people of all nationalities. The food was ok. Could have been better.
star-5
Absolute Perfection
Karin W
, Sep 2019
Wow! What an excellent trip! Drivers are very punctual. Day one pickup is at 4 am (I screwed up and did not set my alarm correctly and the driver waited) (Thank you!). Turkish Airlines is excellent -- better than any carrier in the States hands down. Day 1: I did the Red Tour which was a day long tour around the area with site seeing stops and history per stop.. The hotel was perfect and staff was friendly and helpful.. "The Vintage House" (I believe was the name). Day 2: I did the Balloon and Green Tour. The balloon ride is beyond measure--a must!!!. So perfect. The Green tour was great. I did run long and they arranged to pull me off the tour to meet the airport transport van. Made it to the airport with 10 mins to spare before boarding. This company knows what they are doing. Highly recommend. Very happy I chose this tour.
star-4
Good tour
V M
, Sep 2019
The Green Tour was well conducted and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and catered to the requirements of all. The pick up was in time, the coach nice and the lunch at the end was a good spread catering to all tastes. The Direnkeu underground caves tour was very well conducted and the Ihalara valley trek very nice. Worth the money and time. A good trup
star-3
Good organisation but need some improvements
mdmgreen2018
, Sep 2019
Pamukkale, the tour was ok, but was not happy to walk the way back from an slippery path down to meet the guide at the bottom. That was the only path to go down or take a taxi down. Transfer to hotel was 3 hours in a hotel above a club which music was loud till 3.30 - 4 o clock. Transfer was not fully aircondioned. The view of the hotel was great though. We could not see the point of taking us all the way to the end of Kadashari arriving at 20.30 and be picked up again at 8.15. Also the guide was convinced in which hotel we were staying in and left us in the wrong one. Luckily the driver was still there and helped us out. Ephesus: tour was good. The logistics not so much. According to the itinerary we had a full day including lunch, however the flights were booked at 16.10. So half and a bit tour and no lunch. It takes an hour to get to the airport. So we flew from Izmer to Istanbul and there we had to wait for our next flight to Kayseri. So we left Ephesus at 14.00 and arrived at our hotel in Cappadocia at 23.30. I am not sure who did the planning for day 2 but that was definitely no fun ! Again not a fully aircondioned transfer. Cappadocia: Hotel was great and had a fantastic tour Got picked up from the hotel around 10. We had lovely tours and really enjoyed both days.
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Green tour - cappadocia
vipinkt
, Aug 2019
I will rate this tour really good. The agency was nice.. The guide mustafa was amazing and was loud and clear.. He made it so interesting and answered every query.. Underground city, salima monastry are never to be missed..
star-5
Amazing private tour! Don't miss this!
Samanthagenovese
, Aug 2019
Our guide, Ali, was fantastic! We got to custom plan our tour to pick and choose our priorities. Ali was filled with knowledge on Goreme, the open air museum and the underground city. We had a wonderful lunch (even though it was touristy), and overall it was an incredible tour of Cappadocia. Highly recommend!
star-5
Great Tour
Relax44635529843
, Jul 2019
Visited all the 3 "must do" attractions: Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus. Turkey is more than what we expected.
star-5
Great but tiring
asif742016
, Jun 2019
So this tour was a big question mark in my mind before our trip. So much traveling, odd hours, so much activity packed into a short time with areas of uncertainty. All of those concerns were valid, but overall it was so well done that we finished and were very happy for having booked this tour. Starting with the negatives; the timings are just quite difficult. We were picked up from our hotel at 0335 am, which is even tougher with kids (our youngest is 10). At the end of Cappadocia portion, we had to take a nightbus to Pamukkale; 10 hrs at night. It wasn't terrible, but as a family it was challenging, especially since I had to sit next to a person who needed me to move so he could go for a smoking break at every single stop. Standing in a parking lot with loud noise, music, stray animals and dozens of people smoking around you at 230 am is not fun, but I suppose it was part of the adventure. I certainly understand that the timing of the flight and the nightbus are necessary components of this package, and help keep the cost manageable--it is unbelievable how much value you get for the cost of this package. The positives--- value first and foremost. It is essentially an all inclusive deal. Flights, nightbus, museum tickets, meals ( all but dinner on one night), everything is covered. Many people feel that Cappadocia is just balloon rides, but there is so much more to it, and we had 2 straight days of constant touring and activities, with a great energetic guide Mert. He was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and kept us going. The various outdoor rock formations, pottery and stone demonstrations, underground city tour, outdoor museum and monastery--all were great. Pamukkale and Hierapolis were also excellent and very unique. We absolutely loved it all. Finally, as I mentioned, there was a lot of uncertainty heading into this tour with certain times when I thought that I didn't know where I had to be. However, they connected the dots and held our hands throughout, & you are never really on your own. At every point of contact, there was somebody waiting for us to take us to our next step. As harrowing as the nightbus was, we were given a hotel room from 630-9 am to get some sleep, shower, freshen up and have breakfast, which made a huge difference. Overall, would recommend this tour highly. It was an adventure that we will not soon forget...
star-3
Capadoccia
Christines9090
, Jun 2019
Vintage cave house hotel -amazing place to stay. Red and green tour - beautiful tour Restaurant Choices included in tour we’re terrible and cheap. Incredible tour guides. No return flight to Istanbul and shuttle included and not very clear in description when booked. We had to find a last minute flight and shuttle so we paid an extra 300$. Overpriced tour.
star-5
Cappadocia Underground City and Ihlara Valley Tour
Curiosity484715
, Jun 2019
We enjoyed the tour very much especially the Ihlara Valley. The place we had lunch by the river was great.

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