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Cappadocia, cave cities, Ihlara valley

Cappadocia, cave cities, Ihlara valley

Cappadocia National Park is truly a tourist paradise. Walking through the valleys, excursions to museums, local hospitality and much more.
Balloon flights through the valleys among the pillars and cave cities will be remembered for your whole life.
And what a beauty in the valley (canyon) of Ihlara! Canyon up to 150 meters high, numerous mountain cities, temples, etc.

 

Cappadocia, cave cities, Ihlara valley
Article:
201
Country:
Turkey
Tour type:
Trekking and day walks
Directions:
Cappadocia, Goreme
Complexity:
Easy
Number of participants:
From 4 to 12 people
Duration:
8 days
Price:
450 USD
Count:
Tours dates
  
24.10.202201.11.2022
02.11.202209.11.2022
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There are 2 (two) tour options - check-in via Kayseri or Ankara

Option 1

Day 1
Meeting in Kayseri. Transfer to Goreme. Hotel check-in

Days 2 - 5
Trekking and excursions in the Goreme National Park. Hot air ballooning.

  • We will visit:
  • Valleys: Love-1 and 2, Pink-1 and 2, Saber, Red, Meskendir, Zemi, Babardzhik, Dovecote, White, Honey, etc.
  • Museums: Göreme, Open Air Museum, Zelve and others.
  • Cave Monasteries and Churches
  • Pottery workshops, etc.

Days 6 - 7
Cave cities in the Ihlara Valley (Ihlara Canyon). This is a huge gorge between the villages of Ihlara and Selim, about 15 kilometers long and 100-150 meters high. In the picturesque valley there are numerous rocky cities and a number of churches interesting in the artistic respect are located (IV century). They were decorated with frescoes of Syrian, Syrian-Egyptian, Byzantine origin, dating from the first years of the 9th century. The churches Kuzey Ambar Kilis, Kokar Kilis, Agach Alti Kilis (the church of St. Daniel got its name from the fresco "Daniel among the Lions"), interesting biblical subjects have been preserved in many churches.

Day 8
Transfer to Kayseri

Option 1

Day 1
Meeting in Ankara. Transfer to Goreme. Hotel check-in

Days 2 - 5
Trekking and excursions in the Goreme National Park. Hot air ballooning.

  • We will visit:
  • Valleys: Love-1 and 2, Pink-1 and 2, Saber, Red, Meskendir, Zemi, Babardzhik, Dovecote, White, Honey, etc.
  • Museums: Göreme, Open Air Museum, Zelve and others.
  • Cave Monasteries and Churches
  • Pottery workshops, etc.

Days 6 - 7
Cave cities in the Ihlara Valley (Ihlara Canyon). This is a huge gorge between the villages of Ihlara and Selim, about 15 kilometers long and 100-150 meters high. In the picturesque valley there are numerous rocky cities and a number of churches interesting in the artistic respect are located (IV century). They were decorated with frescoes of Syrian, Syrian-Egyptian, Byzantine origin, dating from the first years of the 9th century. The churches Kuzey Ambar Kilis, Kokar Kilis, Agach Alti Kilis (the church of St. Daniel got its name from the fresco "Daniel among the Lions"), interesting biblical subjects have been preserved in many churches.

Day 8
Transfer to Ankara

ATTENTION!

  • We specifically do not paint the program in detail daily. All this will be determined on the spot by the composition of the group, physical condition, weather, the number of tourists in the area, etc. The offered trekking can be from 5 to 25 km per day !! In sunny and stuffy weather it is quite difficult for many people.
  • We can meet you at Nevsehir airport

 

 

1. Kayseri - Goreme (Uchisar - Chavushin - Ortahisar) Aksaray - Ihlara Valley - Kayseri

2. Ankara - Goreme (Uchisar - Chavushin - Ortahisar) Aksaray - Ihlara Valley - Aksaray - Ankara

The cost of a package of services - from 450 US dollars *

* The cost depends on the number of participants, living conditions, transfers, etc.

Included in the price:

  • meeting at the airport
  • hostel, guest house, hotel *, breakfast
  • transfer Kayseri - Göreme - Ihlara Valley - Kayseri
  • transfer Ankara - Göreme - Ihlara Valley - Ankara
  • guide services
  • first aid kit

The price does not include:

  • flight to Kayseri or Ankara and back
  • the cost of flying in balloons (the flight operator company is selected locally)

           

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