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Ihlara Valley & Derinkuyu Underground City Tour

by Travelium
per adult Price is £80
Duration: {0} Duration: 9h Free cancellation Free cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

Surreal landscapes & unusual rock formations

10-mile long (16 km) Ihlara Valley cut into volcanic rock

Deep canyon with a multi-level underground city

Derinkuyu underground city & its mysterious caves

Unrivalled views of Cappadocia from atop Uchisar Castle

Highlights

Surreal landscapes & unusual rock formations

10-mile long (16 km) Ihlara Valley cut into volcanic rock

Deep canyon with a multi-level underground city

Derinkuyu underground city & its mysterious caves

Unrivalled views of Cappadocia from atop Uchisar Castle

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9:00 AM, Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 9h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is £79.52, taxes included

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Ihlara Valley & Derinkuyu Underground City Tour

Activity Location

Cappadocia

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Goreme (Hotel Pickup)

    Goreme

  • Nevsehir (Hotel Pickup)

    Nevsehir


Description

This excursion lets you marvel at creations of both nature and man. Awe-inspiring views of the Ihlara Valley showcase the beauty of Turkey’s Cappadocia region, while the underground city of Derinkuyu offers a peak into Byzantine-era civilisation.

After pick-up from your hotel, travel to the Secret Garden panoramic viewpoint, which serves as a captivating visual introduction to the sprawling Cappadocian landscape. The journey continues with a scenic 1-hour drive to the Ihlara Valley.

One of the deepest canyons in the world, the Ihlara Valley is a place of outstanding natural beauty blanketed by rich green vegetation. This remote setting once served as an ideal shelter for the establishment of monastic retreats – the remnants of which are still visible in churches that dot the valley. After a brisk walk through the Melendiz River Valley, enjoy lunch at the quaint Belisirma Village.

A place of refuge for early Christians fleeing the wrath of the Romans, the Derinkuyu underground city descends 98 feet (30 m) beneath the surface. Explore caves and discover what life was like for the 20,000 residents and their livestock who once inhabited Derinkuyu, which was once one of the largest settlements in Cappadocia.

Next, travel to Uchisar and view Pigeon Valley, just outside Goreme, from atop Uchisar Castle. Learn how beautiful onyx stones are made, before being taken back to your hotel.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Ihlara Valley and Derinkuyu

  • Admission fees

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Nevsehir or Goreme hotel


Exclusions

  • Drinks


Know Before You Book

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • You must be able to walk on uneven terrain.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off is available from most Nevsehir and Goreme hotels.


Ihlara Valley & Derinkuyu Underground City Tour ratings based on 2 verified reviews

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5 out of 5

5/5 12 Sep 2018

Incredible Tour, great experience. The tour also included a visit to a big monastery (inside rock formation), one of the biggest complex i saw in Cappadocia. A short walk on Ihara Valley allows you to take in the surrounding scenery, amazing views. The Derinkuyu Underground City is a must see in Cappadocia, its jaw dropping to see such big and complex structures built so long ago. There was also a visit to the pigeon valley as the cherry on top, great view of the valley and Ushicar City.

5/5 25 May 2018

We enjoyed the sites visited very much. Provided a good view and understanding of ancient times. Highly recommend this tour.