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Ihlara Valley and Derinkuyu Underground City Tour

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    After morning pickup at your hotel in Cappadocia, travel in a climate-controlled minivan to a viewpoint over Göreme.

    Take in sweeping views of Göreme valley and the village with its otherworldly fairy chimneys, rock formations, and cave residences. Then head to Derinkuyu Underground City, one of the best preserved underground cities in Cappadocia. The dwellings reach a depth of about 285 feet (85 meters) and contain stables, storage rooms, churches, wineries, and more.

    Continue to Ihlara Valley, which measures about 10 miles (16 km) long and has more than 100 rock-carved churches and houses tucked into the valley walls. Follow your guide on a 2.5-mile (4-km) walk along the river valley to see the hidden churches. Then sit down for lunch at a riverside restaurant in the village of Belisirma.

    After lunch, visit the impressive Selime Monastery, a lofty space that was carved out of the rock by Christian monks during the 13th century. As you drive back to your hotel, make a short stop at the Yaprakhisar viewpoint for another view of Selime Monastery. The location is also known to Star Wars fans as the backdrop to the 'Sand People' scenes in the movie. 

    Your full-day tour ends in the late afternoon with drop-off at your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    All Cappadocia: Nevsehir, Urgup, Avanos, Goreme, Uchisar, Ortahisar, Mustafapasa, Cavusin and Ayvali.
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Duration
    24h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Lunch
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    Exclusions
    • Drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 8 October 2018

    After viewing the underground cities on youtube-we arranged to go here as part of day tour-and was not disappointed-english speaking guide Salim was very entertaining and helpful. Amazing experience and eye opening viewing the tunnnels as we squeezed through some of the narrow cuttings-felt like...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
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