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Kaymakli Underground City Tours

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Kaymakli Underground City
Cappadocia’s underground cities—vast multistory complexes carved into the region’s famous volcanic rock—are among the most impressive underground dwellings in the world. Kaymakli Underground City is one of the most visited, with eight floors reaching depths of 262 feet (80 meters) and a history dating back to the eighth century BC.
 
The Basics
A guided walking tour of Kaymaklı takes visitors underground to explore the excavated ruins—including the remains of homes, kitchens, stables, storage rooms, and even a wine press—linked by tunnels and ventilation shafts. Four of the eight floors are open to the public.
 
Kaymakli is a popular stop on sightseeing tours of Cappadocia, often alongside attractions such as Uchisar Castle, Pasabag (Monk’s Valley), Avanos, or the Göreme Open Air Museum. You can also combine a visit to Kaymakli with a hike through the Soganli Valley or a sunrise hot air balloon flight over the fairy chimneys.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • There is an admission charge to enter Kaymakli.
  • Visit with a guide, as there is very little information provided on-site.
  • Allow at least an hour to visit Kaymakli.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes to explore the underground city.
  • The narrow tunnels and small underground chambers can make navigating Kaymakli difficult for those who suffer from claustrophobia.
  • There are stairs, low passageways, and uneven terrain, so Kaymakli is not wheelchair accessible. Some areas may also be difficult to access for very tall or large people, or those with mobility issues.
 
How to Get There
Kaymakli is located about 15 miles (25 kilometers) south of Göreme in south Cappadocia. It’s a 30-minute drive from Göreme. Regular buses also run from nearby Nevşehir and also take around 30 minutes.
 
When to Get There
Kaymakli is open year-round, although opening times vary throughout the year. It can get busy during peak season, when the quietest times to visit are early morning and late afternoon just before closing.
 
Cappadocia’s Underground Cities
Cappadocia is home to more than 40 underground communities, which vary from small “villages” to enormous “cities.” The largest are Kaymakli and Derinkuyu, which could hold up to 3,500 people or 20,000 people, respectively. Traces of underground homes date back to Hittite times, but the elaborate cities that visitors can see today were built during the Byzantine era, and are thought to have been used as hideouts by early Christian communities during the Arab-Byzantine Wars.
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Day Tour - Southern Cappadocia Tour including Kaymakli Underground City

Day Tour - Southern Cappadocia Tour including Kaymakli Underground City

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Witness the best of beautiful south Cappadocia on this scenic full-day trip from the central Cappadocia region. With an informative guide, explore the subterranean network of Kaymakli Underground City, admire the multicolored Red Valley, and marvel at the deserted rock-cut village of old Çavuşin. Gaze over the cliff-carved birdhouses of Pigeon Valley, and watch and try your hand at pottery-making at a traditional workshop in the town of Avanos. Savor lunch at a local restaurant, and as you explore, learn all about the remarkable geology and history of the region.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$69.99
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US$69.99
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Full-Day Tour in Cappadocia with Ihlara Hiking and Underground City

Full-Day Tour in Cappadocia with Ihlara Hiking and Underground City

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We especially stop on Kaymaklı or Derinkuyu Underground city. We take care of all our guests with their small group.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$35.59
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$61.68
US$77.11
US$15.43 savings
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Small Group: Cappadocia Full Day Tour with Red Valley and Underground City

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. 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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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$59.31
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US$59.31
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All in One 10-Hour Private and Guided Day Tour in Cappadocia

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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$122.42
US$153.02
US$30.60 savings
Price varies by group size
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Full-Day Cappadocia Tour with Kaymakli Underground City and Traditional Villages

Full-Day Cappadocia Tour with Kaymakli Underground City and Traditional Villages

Explore Kaymakli Underground City and other highlights of Cappadocia on a full-day tour of the geographically stunning region. Visit Kaymakli Underground City, Sahinefendi (Sobesos), Keslik Monastery, Mustafapaşa (Sinasos), the Saruhan Caravanserai, and the Red Valley with a guide who shares informative commentary about Turkey's history and culture. Includes lunch, entrance fees, and round-trip transportation.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$130.49
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US$130.49
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Small-Group Cappadocia Tour: Kaymakli Underground City, Avanos and Rose Valley

Small-Group Cappadocia Tour: Kaymakli Underground City, Avanos and Rose Valley

Explore southern Cappadocia with a full-day guided tour including lunch. Discover the area famous for its moon-like rock formations, fairy chimneys, and ancient subterranean settlements.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$87.18
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US$87.18
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Cappadocia Green Tour-Small Group

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Cappadocia Green Tour-Small Group

This is a customized full-day small-group tour with an expert local guide. Visit Underground City; once a place of refuge for 15000 Christians, Esentepe Panorama; offering a view of outstanding landscape and fairy chimneys, Ortahisar; is famous for its friendly inhabitants, picturesque stone houses, narrow streets, and lovely churches, Uchisar; the Naturel highest Rock Castle provides a magnificent panorama of the surrounding area Skip the line tickets provided to keep you away from long queues.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$40.00
US$50.00
US$10.00 savings
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Soganli Valley Kaymakli Underground City and All Highlights of Southeast Cappadocia

Soganli Valley Kaymakli Underground City and All Highlights of Southeast Cappadocia

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Discover unique attractions only found in Cappadocia on a full-day sightseeing tour. Round trip transportation takes you from your hotel to five of the area's most popular historical points of interest, including the underground city of Kaymakli and rock tombs of Soganli Valley. A guide is with you at all times to ensure a personalized experience. Your all-inclusive adventure also comes with complimentary entrance to each attraction and a filling Turkish lunch.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$70.00
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US$70.00

Private Tour - Cappadocia's All Highlights in 1 Day

Private Tour - Cappadocia's All Highlights in 1 Day

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It’s impossible to see all of Cappadocia’s attractions in just one day, but this private full-day tour comes close, with a jam-packed itinerary perfect for the time-conscious traveler. You’ll see Cappadocia’s most distinctive fairy chimneys in Love Valley, then discover the region’s unique history with tours of the Kaymakli Underground city and the UNESCO-listed Goreme Open Air Museum. Also on the agenda are Uchisar Castle, Avanos, Pasabag (Monk’s Valley) and Devrent (Imagination) valley, before ending the day sipping wine and watching the sunset over the Red & Rose Valleys.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$130.00
Price varies by group size
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US$130.00
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Private Tour : Best of Cappadocia

Private Tour : Best of Cappadocia

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THIS PRIVATE CAPPADOCIA DAY TOUR IS FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE. Completely customizable private Cappadocia tour with luxury minivan, you can craft your private tour just as you wish. You will have a luxury minivan with driver, also a private local guide. Either draw your own itinerary before arrival to Cappadocia or decide when you meet with our guide. Here below are some places you can add as your visiting places, don't worry if the place you want to visit is not in this list, you can add or remove any place. Underground Cities, Goreme Open Air Museum, Pasabag (Monks Valley), Devrent Valley, Pottery And Ceramics Shop In Avanos, Ürgüp, Valleys: Love, Rose/Red Imagination, Pigeon, Çavuşin Churches, Fortress: Ortahisar and Uçhisar, Ihlara Valley, Paşabag & Zelve Open-Air Museum, Soganli Valley, Mustafapasa. There are many places to discover in Cappadocia, dont limit yourself by not booking this private cappadocia tour!
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$112.83
Price varies by group size
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US$112.83
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Cappadocia in a Day

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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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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US$52.67
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US$52.67

Highlights Of Cappadocia Tour

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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$75.00
Price varies by group size
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US$75.00
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Off The Beaten Track Tour

Off The Beaten Track Tour

Meet at the hotel lobby. Drive to Kaymaklı Underground city with dwellings, stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, churches, and wineries were used as refuges by the Christian communities. Then visit Ihlara Valley, carved by nature out of the ashes of the volcanic Mount Hasan. After hiking through the valley, which is watered with Melendiz River via Belisirma, proceed to Selime with hollowed out citadel and churches where fairy chimneys rest on the steep hillside. Finally, transfer to the hotel.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$193.91
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US$193.91
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Private, All in One Highlights of Cappadocia Full Day Tour-All Inclusive

Private, All in One Highlights of Cappadocia Full Day 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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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$148.43
Price varies by group size
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Cappadocia In One Day Small-Group Tour from Istanbul: Rose Valley, Ortahisar, Kaymakli Underground City and Pigeon Valley

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. 
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  • 15 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$360.00
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US$360.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$66.43
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Cappadocia Private Day Tour

Cappadocia Private Day Tour

THIS PRIVATE CAPPADOCIA DAY TOUR IS FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE. If you don't prefer joining group tours, you can choose our private Cappadocia tour option. Here are reasons; Completely customizable, so you can craft your private tour just as you wish. Get a luxury minivan with driver, also a private guide. Either draw your own itinerary before arrival or decide when you meet with our guide. Here below are some places you can add as your visiting places, don't worry if the place you want to visit is not in this list, you can add or remove any place. Underground Cities, Goreme Open Air Museum, Pasabag (Monks Valley), Devrent Valley, Pottery And Ceramics Shop In Avanos, Ürgüp, Valleys: Love, Rose/Red Imagination, Pigeon, Çavuşin Churches, Fortress: Ortahisar and Uçhisar, Ihlara Valley, Paşabag & Zelve Open-Air Museum, Soganli Valley, Mustafapasa. There are many places to discover in Cappadocia, dont limit yourself by not booking this private cappadocia tour!
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$174.36
per group
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US$174.36
per group
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Cappadocia Full Day Tour Including Kaymakli Underground City

Cappadocia Full Day Tour Including Kaymakli Underground City

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Explore Cappadocia with a small-group tour that covers several top attractions in one day. See fairy chimneys and other fantastical rock formations in Red (Rose) Valley, Cavusin Valley, and Ucguzeller. Descend into the tunnels and living quarters of Kaymakli Underground City, and soak in the views from Uchisar Castle. With entrance fees, lunch, guide, and transportation included, your sightseeing is worry-free.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.00
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US$55.00

Kaymakli Underground City, Red Valley, Cavusin & Ortahisar

Kaymakli Underground City, Red Valley, Cavusin & Ortahisar

An opportunity to enjoy many aspects of this wonderful area An easy hike through spectacular scenery Visit the 5th-century cave church of St John the Baptist View the lunar-like landscape from Ortahisar's Fortress Explore the rabbit warren of tunnels in an underground city
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$47.45
Price varies by group size
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US$47.45
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Cappadocia Daily South Tour (Red Valley + Kaymakli Underground City)

Cappadocia Daily South Tour (Red Valley + Kaymakli Underground City)

Exclusive service for customer satisfaction oriented, licensed and experienced tour guides from a local travel agency
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$47.77
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US$47.77

Full-Day Red Valley Hike & Kaymakli Underground City Tour

Full-Day Red Valley Hike & Kaymakli Underground City Tour

Experience Cappadocia's magnificent beauty by surrounding yourself with it's natural and cultural majesty on this revealing Red Valley and Kaymakli Underground City tour.
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  • 7 to 8 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$97.34
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Daily Cappadocia Tour III- Kaymakli Underground City (half day)

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

REGULAR CAPPADOCIA TOUR Daily 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. There must be at least 2 guests to participate in the tour.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$48.67
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Small Group Red Valley Hike & Kaymakli Underground City Tour

Small Group Red Valley Hike & Kaymakli Underground City Tour

Descending down into the underground city of Kaymakli which is one of the UNESCO sites of Cappadocia will be followed by the hike.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$73.24
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