Cappadocia trekking&hiking tours ( 5 days )
Cappadocia is famous for magnificent valleys and unique formations shaped by the eruptions of three volcanoes; Mount Erciyes (3,917m), Mount Hasan (3,263m) and Mount Melendiz (2,963m). These valleys were used to hide the first churches of Cappadocia carved into fairy chimneys and caves. Our Hiking tours cover these incredible valleys from spectacular top to wondrous bottom.
Tour program and details
Arrival Kayseri / Nevşehir airport and transfer to hotel . overnight in cappadocia
We trek tgrough to ıhlara valley about 8 km from ihlara to belisırma. The narrow, steep-sided Ihlara valley, dotted with rock cut churches, was once the favourite retreat of Byzantine monks. This valley was formed by primeval earthquakes and the was once rushing river is now a quiet stream. As we walk along the winding valley, with cliffs reaching up to 170m in some places , we see small garden cultures that originally would have provided for the colonies and made them self supporting. There are many rock-cut churches is this valley with valley with well-preserved frescos dating from the 9th century.In the afternoon we stop fort he panoramic vista of guzelyurt
Overnight in cave hotel in cappadocia
After breakfast in the pension, our minibus drives us to the trailhead point of our walk. We walk down to the Tahtali, one of most typical of Cappadocia. Millions years ago tuff, a soft stone comprised of lava, ash and mud have been thrown out to place by volcanoes. The erosion made this unnatural work; rock formations out of a fantasy land rise up before you at every turn and entice you to look longer and wonder at their creation.Then through small valleys and plateaux we go down to the valley of Uzengi bordered with a high cliff of white tuff where are thousands of pigeon houses. Our pathway takes us into the Pancarlik valley. It is a fantastic landscape, a tumble of waves with pastels colours, patchwork of vineyards and small gardens in terraces. We are in front of Sarica and Kepez churches, carved in the heart a fairy chimney. They are interesting for their architecture. Drive back to Mustafapaşa village.overnight in cappadocia
We trek thorough the Akvadi (white valley) eroded so perfectly by time, rain and wind during centuries. On our way following a seasonal river, many strange curious rock formations and fairy chimneys round us. If we are lucky we can also see some wild birds.(like hoopoe) and some wild animals(like fox). In 3h walk our way gets us up to Uchisar village where we have lunch break in a restaurant. Uchisar village is settled around a high promoter, which is called citadel. We visit it walking to the top where we have rewarding panoramic view on all the surrealist Cappadoccia area. In the afternoon we follow a path to the Pigeon valley, and we will see some pigionaries that is holy for Moslem people. at the end of the walking we arrive to Göreme.overnight in cappadocia
Transfer to Zelve and visit, an old cave-dwellings-village, today used as an open-air museum. It was inhabited until 1950, but the government moved the population because of erosion. Walk to Paşabağ valley (also called Priest valley). We walk on the Cliffside dominating the most famous fairy chimneys of Cappadocia: some are getting destroyed, whereas some others have still three "heads"... We cross Çavuşin village village, one of the first Christian settlement. We visit here the old church dedicated to St the Baptispte, where you can still recognise the fresco of Salome dancing for Herodes. Afterward we continue onto Kızılçukur (Red Valley), this valley is certainly the most beautiful in Cappadocia with its formations and red colours: during millions years ago, rain and wind worked together to erode the soft volcanic rock; you will see here that the result is really fairy. Small valleys, cones, peaks and fairy chimneys alternate harmoniously on our way. Because he needed to become integrated into this extraordinary landscape, man built into this, cave dwellings, frescoed churches. We will visit some of them en-route overnight in cappadocia
Transfer to Kayseri airport of Nevşehir airport and fly to İstanbul.
-5 days accomodation in cave boutique hotels in cappadocia
-4 days tour in Cappadocia
-all licenced tour guide
-air conditinon minivan and driver on tours and transfers
-breakfast and dinner
-museum entry fee