Derinkuyu and Ihlara Tour in Cappadocia
Meal : Lunch
You will be picked up from your hotel in Cappadocia for full day Cappadocia tour of Ihlara Valley and Derinkuyu Underground City. (Pick up time depends on the location of your hotel.)
You will meet with your tour guide and other members of the tour then start to tour by visiting Derinkuyu Underground City to explore the huge refugee settlement carved by early Christians, where they could hide from persecutors. It is the largest one in the area with its 7 levels and 65 meters depth. The air-condition chimneys and defense systems used in these caves will surprise you during your visit. After visiting Derinkuyu Underground City continue to the beautiful valley of Ihlara, which was formed after the volcanic erosions and eroded by rain.This canyon was settled by Christians for 500 years between 5th and 10th century. We will have a lunch at the local restaurant. Also, explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike 4 km through the valley. On the way back visit the monasteries in Selime Village.
17:00 pm After the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Hotel pick up and drop off
Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism in the tours
Mentioned entrance fees to sights by the itinerary
Meals mentioned in the itinerary – Vegetarian meals available
All mentioned land transportations
Drinks at lunch
You are kindly requested to present yourself at the pickup point 15 minutes prior the pre-advised pick up time
Comfortable shoes, a hat and plenty of sunscreens are recommended as shade is limited the order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion.
Guests should watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries.
It is not recommended to visit underground cities for the guests who have asthma and claustrophobia.