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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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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 Tour

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This tour one of the best tour to discover Cappadocia. You will visit fascinating underground city and lovely canyon Ihlara Valley.
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Highlights Of Cappadocia Tour

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A full day tour of Cappadocia which covers Devrent Imagination Valley, Pasabag (Monk's Valley), Avanos Town, Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar Rock Castle, Kaymakli Underground City and many more.
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All in One Private Cappadocia Tour

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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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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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Bus & Minivan Tours

Cappadocia Tour

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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.
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Hiking & Camping

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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Historical & Heritage Tours

Private All in One Full Day Cappadocia Tour. All Inclusive

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This customizable private tour is the best option for travelers who has just one full day in Cappadocia and want to explore destinations as many as possible. Explore highlights of Cappadocia on your private tour with your private professional licensed guide. This tour also has fully customizable and flexible itinerary. During the tour you will feel like a local, eat like a local, wandering like a local and shopping like a local. You will have chance to taste local made Turkish foods in a boutique way. We guarantee %100 customer satisfaction.
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Air Tours

4 Days Turkey Package Tour for Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale - 4* Hotels & ✈

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See the highlights of Turkey in just four days during this comprehensive tour, including flights. Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary as you explore Cappadocia, Ephesus, Ionia, and Pamukkale. Listen to guided commentary on the ancient history, modern culture, flora, fauna, and archeology of each area; you'll learn much more than you would simply exploring on your own.
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Bus & Minivan Tours

Small group Heart of Cappadocia Tour

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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.
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Balloon Rides

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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Underground Tours

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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Multi-day Tours

Cappadocia Red Tour & Green Tour - Combined Deal Package

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You will explore the most famous valleys (Devrent and Pasabag),visit Göreme open-air museum, Çavuşin village, Avanos and Uçhisar castle, Derinkuyu underground city, the deepest one in Cappadocia and allows you to admire the beauty of the less often visited places in Cappadocia like the beautiful Ihlara valley and the Selime Monastery, the biggest rock-cut monastery of Cappadocia with a cathedral sized church.
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2 Day Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul with Optional Balloon ride

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Spend two days exploring Cappadocia on this tour from Istanbul, which introduces you to all of the area's best sights. Stay overnight in a cave hotel and explore locations such as the Kaymakli Underground City, the Rose Valley, Uchisar Castle, the Goreme Open Air Museum, and others. Upgrade to include a 1-hour hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia's unique landscape.
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Small Group: Cappadocia Full Day Tour with Red Valley and Underground City

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See Cappadocia’s rock formations and rock-carved cities on a full-day tour that explores the Red and Rose Valleys, Cavusin Cave Village, the underground city of Kaymakli, Pigeon Valley, and Uchisar and Ortahisar Castles. You’ll experience the region’s fascinating history and landscape, hike a scenic trail, and go deep underground into a hidden city. This tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off, entrance fees, and lunch, with the option to start the day with a sunrise hot air balloon flight.
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Cappadocia Highlights with Private Guide & Vehicle

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Full-day Tours

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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Private Sightseeing Tours

Hidden of 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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Day Trips

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

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Journey to Cappadocia for a comprehensive one day small group tour of Rose Valley, Ortahisar, Kaymakli Underground City and Pigeon Valley. With plenty of attention from your local guide discover this otherworldly UNESCO World Heritage region famous for its mushroom topped pinnacles, subsurface cities and cave carved ‘fairy chimneys.’ During this tour, stroll the verdant Rose Valley, visit the deserted village of Çavuşin, marvel at Ortahisar Castle, explore Kaymakli Underground City and admire stunning volcanic monoliths at Pigeon Valley. This small-group tour is limited to 20 people so you can enjoy extra attention from your guide.
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  • 15 hours
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Cultural Tours

Daily Cappadocia Tour III- Kaymakli Underground City (half day)

REGULAR CAPPADOCIA TOURDaily Cappadocia Tour III- Kaymakli Underground City (half day)An excellent opportunity to get to know Cappadocia better.Half day Kaymakli Underground City tour can be arranged either in the morning or afternoon.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Balloon Rides

2 Days Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul optional Balloon Flight

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Turkey’s Cappadocia region is defined by its incredible, bizarre rock formations and by the way past Cappadocians adapted to the landscape, building underground cities and stunning cliffside castles. Explore the many highlights of this sprawling UNESCO World Heritage Site on this two-day tour. See the mammoth structures at Goreme Open Air Museum, enjoy the ‘pottery centre’ of Avanos and take in Cappadocia from the sky in one of the region’s popular hot air balloon tours.
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Day Trips

Cappadocia in a Day

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Set out for a full-day adventure exploring the highlights of south Cappadocia on this full-day small-group tour, including lunch and hotel transfers. Spend the morning hiking through the beautiful Red & Rose Valley and visiting the ancient cave village of Cavusin, then head to Kaymakli, one of Cappadocia’s largest underground cities. Finish the day by taking in the views from Uchisar and looking out over the fairy chimneys from Ortshisar Castle.
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Cultural Tours

Daily Cappadocia Tour I -Ihlara Valley

REGULAR CAPPADOCIA TOURDaily Cappadocia Tour I -Ihlara ValleyAn excellent opportunity to get to know Cappadocia better.Experience the unique view of Göreme, the magnificent nature of the Ihlara Valley and the mysterious history of the Derinkuyu underground city.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Full Day Small Group Cappadocia Tour-Underground City-(inc.Lunch and Museum Fee)

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HIGHLIGHTS*Kaymakli Underground City*Göreme Panorama*Pigeon Valley*Hike in Red/Rose Valley*Love Valle*Cavusin Old Greek VillageSouth Cappadocia Tour highlighting not only some of the most impressive scenery of the region but also one of the underground city which is must-see of Cappadocia. With this tour you can explore the underground city, one of the world's most important architectural works.This tour operating as small group tour max.with 15 people.
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