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Cappadocia Underground City & Ihlara Valley

Opportunity to visit an ancient underground city

4km hike through spectacular scenery

Lunch by the banks of the Melendiz River

See the remains of the magnificent Selime Monastery

View the old pigeon houses cut out of the soft tufa rock

per adult from




8 hours


Hotel pickup available


Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Ihlara Valley
    • Entry/Admission - Selime Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Pigeon Valley
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Goreme, Goreme, Cappadocia

    Enjoy the panoramic view of Goreme, where you can observe the dramatic ''invisible'' landscape at the best angle

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Derinkuyu, Derinkuyu, Cappadocia

    The second stop will be Derinkuyu Underground City, an incredible underground cave complex

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt 68500 Turkey

    The longest canyon of Turkey. As well as spectacular scenery there are dozens of Byzantine churches, chapels, monasteries and hermit caves dating from the 11th to 13th centuries, as this area was the settlement for early Christians. Our guide will take you to one of these to explain the beautiful religious frescoes visible on the interior walls

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Melendiz Stream, Turkey

    4 km of hiking through the banks of the Melendiz River

    Stop At: Belisirma, Belisirma, Aksaray Province

    Enjoy the lunch at a local, riverside restaurant in Belisırma Village

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Selime Monastery, Guzelyurt Turkey

    Selime Monastery, which is the biggest religious building in the region, with a cathedral-size church dating back to the 8th and 9th centuries.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Pigeon Valley, Uchisar KasabasI Nevşehir Kapadokya, Goreme 50240 Turkey

    The final stop on this tour is Pigeon Valley, so named because it has hundreds of old pigeon houses cut into the rock face. Pigeons were bred in the region for centuries so that farmers could use their droppings for fertilizer in their fields

    Duration: 45 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up and drop-off from all hotels in the Cappadocia region except KAYSERI.
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Fitness Req.


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Organised by Sonrisa Tours

Activity ID: V-28384P79

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