Underground Quest and The Valley Escape
Ready for the discovery of the stories on the stories under your feet? This trip uncovers the city beneath the earth. Later on, get your eyes up to see the panaromic view of the beautiful fortress Uchisar Castle which is one of Cappadocia’s most prominent landmarks and visible from miles around. The road leads you a village, Cavusin, with crumbling and abandoned homes on hillside and one of the oldest churches in the region. Today, make your way through 3 valleys; Rose Valley gives chance to see some of the finest fairy chimney vistas in Cappadocia. A hidden valley in the heart of Cappadocia, Love Valley is a wonderland with scenic formations. And, Pigeon Valley named after thousands of pigeon houses that have been carved into the soft tuff since ancient times. Although they can be found throughout Cappadocia, the valley is the capital city of the Pigeon Kingdom. Before the sun goes down, just TOUCH THE EARTH hundreds of meters down from the ground of this otherworldly point of the world.
- Hotel pick-up & drop-off
- Professional licensed tour guide
- Museum admission fees
- Personal expenses
- Ah yes, there it is! One of the highest point of the region, Uchisar Fortress. And yes, a little climbing is required to get panoramic view of surrounding area. No rose without a thorn.
- At Red Valley (Kizilcukur) you will seize the opportunity to view unique beauty of Cappadocia from one of the best angles of neighborhood. The valley is both one of the best places to catch hot air balloons paved in the air at the break of the day and one of the best places to catch the sun with the colour of tangerins when the sun is going down.
- After the breathtaking journey of fairytale chimneys and the valley, you'll be captivated when we arrive in Cavusin Village. This back-in-time village is the stop right before the next valley which is a sight for sore eyes, Love Valley is beguilingly presented by nature itself.
- The day continues with a must-see and must-be-bucket-listed place; Underground city of Kaymakli. You don’t need to worry descending into the undergound city that features a maze of tunnels and rooms carved eight levels deep into the earth. Please keep in mind that a ball of yarn is not requried during this visit because you already have the most professional tour guide with a keen sense of direction in the area.
- Speaking of Cappadocia, besides fairy chimneys, underground cities and landscape, pigeons are not to be forgotten to be mentioned about. Way way back in time, they were message carriers and their droppings were used as both soil fertilizer and substance for protection of frescoes. As a gift, shelters were built into the sandstone cliffs and fairy chimneys only for these birds. Pigeon Valley was named after these pigeon houses.