Are you ready to be fascinated? Then join this tour and just live every moment of it. Our tour starts with your flight’s arrival at the Kayseri Airport. Our first station is Devrent Valley with its lunar landscape, unique fairy-chimneys created by the effects of strong Anatolian winds. The valley also has many animal shaped rocks. It looks like a sculpture zoo made by nature. Then we will drive to the Pasabagi (Monk’s Valley), house of some curious mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Pasabag valley contains some of the most striking fairy chimneys in Cappadocia with twin and even triple rock caps. Our the other destination is the old-town of Avanos, center of artisan pottery production since the Hittites. Avanos winds up the hills leading away from the town and is a beautiful maze of old stone houses, some restored, some converted and some sadly abandoned to their fate.
In the afternoon we will visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, which is one of Turkey’s Unesco World Heritage Sites. It was the first important Byzantine monastic settlement that housed some 20 monks, then a pilgrimage site from the 17th century. It contains the finest of the rock-cut churches, with beautiful frescoes. Most of the churches in Goreme Open Air Museum belong to the 10th, 11th and 12th centuries. After the lunch, you will have various stops to panoramic viewpoints of rock-castles and fairy chimneys like Esentepe, Uchisar, Pigeon Valley. The tour finishes with the visit of Kaymakli (or Ozkonak) Underground City, the place where early Christians hid from persecutors,a glorious structure reflecting the dreamy historical atmosphere.
At the end of your tour you will be transfered to your hotel or airport. When you arrive in Istanbul you will be picked up from the airport and left to your hotels.
– Hotel Pick up and Drop off
– Domestic flights
– All local tax and insurance
– Entrance fees to the scheduled museums
– All transportations and transfers with non-smoking, A/C deluxe vehicle
– Professional Licensed speaking tour guide
– Parking fees
– Personal expenses
– Gratuity to the guide and driver
– Lunch & Drinks