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Pigeon Valley (Güvercinlik Vadisi) Tours

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

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

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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.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$113.59
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Tour of Highlights of Cappadocia with Lunch

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Tour of Highlights of Cappadocia with Lunch

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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.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$62.18
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Cappadocia Green Tour

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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$53.81
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Cappadocia Underground City and Ihlara Valley Tour

Cappadocia Underground City and Ihlara Valley Tour

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On this full-day tour of Cappadocia, you’ll explore some of the most stunning, must-see sights in the region, famed for its otherworldly scenery. Travel between locations in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan, with free time to explore attractions like Selime Monastery and the Underground City, plus a one-hour trek through the Ihlara Valley. Tours also include lunch and afternoon tea.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$57.39
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Cappadocia Dream - 2 Days Cappadocia Travel with Balloon Ride from/to Istanbul

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

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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.
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  • 2 days
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US$393.38
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Tour to Kaymakli Underground City, Fairy Chimneys, Cavusin, Pigeon & Red Valleys

Tour to Kaymakli Underground City, Fairy Chimneys, Cavusin, Pigeon & Red Valleys

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.
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  • 8 hours
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US$66.96
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Cappadocia Blue Tour with optional Balloon Flight

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Cappadocia Blue Tour with optional Balloon Flight

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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.
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  • 8 hours
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Turkey's Wonders - Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia Travel from-to Istanbul

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

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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.
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  • 4 days
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US$692.31
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Cappadocia Full Day Tour to Underground City

Cappadocia Full Day Tour to Underground City

Discover the top attractions of Cappadocia on a full-day tour.  Starting and ending at your hotel, relax in comfortable and efficient transportation. The comprehensive itinerary takes you to the underground city of Ozkonak, around Pigeon Valley, through Cavusin Village, and beyond. Between sightseeing, break for a provided Turkish lunch. With a small group size of maximum 14 people, you have ample opportunity to ask questions and interact with your guide.
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  • 8 hours
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US$39.00
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Hidden of Red Cappadocia: 1 Day Private Guided Tour

Hidden of Red Cappadocia: 1 Day Private Guided Tour

Make the most of your day in Cappadocia and skip the lines at the Goreme Open Air Museum on this private full-day tour. Accompanied by a guide, travel in a private vehicle and learn about the area as you admire the stunning landscape. Visit Uchisar Castle, Pasabag Valley, Kaymaklı Underground City, Pigeon Valley, and more.
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  • 8 hours
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US$47.83
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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.
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  • 3 days
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US$485.45
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Royal Balloon Flight include Private Heart of Cappadocia Tour

Royal Balloon Flight include Private Heart of Cappadocia Tour

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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.
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  • 6 to 10 hours
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US$545.00
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Turkey's Gold Triangle - Travel to Pamukkale Ephesus Cappadocia from/to Istanbul

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

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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.
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  • 4 days
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US$675.57
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Full-Day Cappadocia Tour with Goreme Open Air Museum and Fairy Chimneys

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

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$57.39
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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...
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  • 7 hours
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Cappadocia Green Tour

Cappadocia Green Tour

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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cappadocia Red Tour & Green Tour - Combined Deal Package

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Cappadocia Red Tour & Green Tour - Combined Deal Package

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Maximize your time in Turkey by booking a two-in-one tour that explores the top attractions in both northern and southern Cappadocia. This tour is ideal for busy travelers who want to see as much as possible during their two days in the region. Joining a guided tour also lets you learn about Cappadocia’s rich history along the way—something you can’t get if exploring on your own.
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  • 2 days
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US$106.54
US$118.37
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Cappadocia Underground City & Pigeon Valley Tour

Cappadocia Underground City & Pigeon Valley Tour

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group Highlights of Cappadocia Tour

Small Group Highlights of Cappadocia Tour

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We are local and focus on cheapest and best service , we provide all highlights of Cappadocia with professional service
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$29.89
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Cappadocia Fullday Valley & Underground Cities Tour With Lunch

Cappadocia Fullday Valley & Underground Cities Tour With Lunch

Meet at the hotel lobby in the morning and visit to Rose Valley, one of the most beautiful trekking valleys in Cappadocia, and explore the famous rock- cut churches by hiking through the valley. Rest in Cavusin, an old Greek village, known for its Christian houses and churches. After having time for lunch visit Ortahısar Castle, similar to Uchisar Castle in style, where storage caves can also be observed. In the afternoon visit Ozkonak or Kaymakli Underground City where early Christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back visit to panoramic Pigeon Valley where pigeons contributed to the lives of locals with their manure to fertilize the vineyards. You may also like to taste Cappadocia wine in a local winery. Drive back to the hotels.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$48.13
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Green Tour (Ihlara Valley) Cappadocia

Green Tour (Ihlara Valley) Cappadocia

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Göreme Panorama, Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley Hiking (one hour), lunch, Yaprakhisar Panorama, Selime Monastry, Pigeon Valley, Onxy and Stone Demonstation.
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  • 8 hours
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US$69.35
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South Cappadocia Green Tour with Trekking in Ihlara Valley

South Cappadocia Green Tour with Trekking in Ihlara Valley

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Ideal for travelers with limited time in Turkey, this comprehensive 8-hour tour showcases the best of south Cappadocia’s natural landscapes. Tick off highlights such as Derinkuyu Underground City and Pigeon Valley, and discover the culturally-rich villages of the Ihlara Valley. Spectacular views of Cappadocia’s lunar landscapes abound on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people to maintain an intimate atmosphere. Lunch and round-trip transport from your Goreme hotel are included.
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  • 8 hours
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US$60.10
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Cappadocia Mix Tour

Cappadocia Mix Tour

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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.
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  • 8 hours
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US$77.72
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Underground City and Ihlara Valley Group Tour With Lunch

Underground City and Ihlara Valley Group Tour With Lunch

Experience the wonders of Cappadocia's Underground City and Ihlara Valley with a guided tour. See Derinkuyu Underground City and take a hike to the fascinating Ihlara Valley. Your tour will start with breathtaking panoramic views over Goreme. Listen to information about the history, the formation of Cappadocia while looking at the fairy chimneys. Following the information, you will have free time for photographs.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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US$88.30
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