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.
- Full-day tour of Cappadocia highlights
- Hike through the Red and Rose Valleys
- See rock-carved towns, churches, and homes
- Visit Kaymakli underground city
- Eat lunch at a local restaurant
- Optional sunrise hot air balloon tour
- Hotel pickup and drop-off included
What You Can Expect
Underground City of Kaymakli
If you select the sunrise hot air balloon flight while booking, meet a driver at your hotel for a 6am departure, then transfer to a balloon launch pad. Lift into the air with panoramic views of the otherworldly Cappadocia landscape, and watch the first light appear over the rock formations.
Pickups for the full-day Cappadocia tour start at 9:45am. Meet a driver for the trip to the Red and Rose Valleys, where you’ll hike along a trail to Cavusin Cave Village, passing rock-carved dwellings and a rock castle along the way. As you hike, learn about the people who lived in these stone dwellings into the 20th century, and how they carved their homes and churches from solid rock.
Pause for lunch in a local restaurant, then continue to Kaymakli Underground City, one of the largest of Cappadocia’s below-ground settlements. Descend into Kaymakli’s stables, cellars, churches, and wineries for a unique glimpse of life underground, where entire communities could retreat from the outside world.
The next stop is Pigeon Valley, where you'll see carved dovecotes built for flocks of trained birds, then on to Uchisar and Ortahisar Castles, two of the largest clusters of fairy chimneys in Cappadocia. This full-day tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel at roughly 4:30pm.