9.15 AM - 9.30 AM
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Pickup info

- You will be picked up from your hotel in Cappadocia.
- Pick-up for the tour depends on which hotel you are staying in.

Booking notes

- 50% of payment is required three days before the tour.
- You will be issued with a tour voucher that you must present at the beginning of the tour.

This is not only a hiking tour in Ihlara Canyon, but also takes you to explore one of the biggest underground cities of Cappadocia.

Visit the longest, deepest and most famous valley of Cappadocia on this 5 km walking tour, starting at Ihlara village.  During the hike, which takes you along the Melendiz River, Byzantine cave churches and dwellings will be visited. 

Ihlara Canyon has 105 cave churches and monasteries, out of which approximately 20 have Byzantine frescos on the interior.  In addition to this, there are over 1000 old cave dwellings and pigeon houses.  This canyon area, encompassing the villages of Ihlara, Selime, Guzelyurt, Belisirma and Yaprakhisar, was one of the important education centres for early Anatolian Christians after Goreme.

  • Pickup location: 

    - You will be picked up from your hotel in Cappadocia.
    - Pick-up for the tour depends on which hotel you are staying in.

  • Pickup time: (9.15 AM - 9.30 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (5.30 PM - 6.00 PM)

Itinerary

Ihlara Canyon and Underground City

- Derinkuyu Underground City
- Ihlara Canyon (5 km hike)
- Belisirma village
- Selime monastery and cave dwellings
- Pigeon Valley

Tour price includes:
- Licensed local tour guide
- A/C car / van or minibus
- Entrance fees for museums and sights
- Lunch
- Pick-up from hotel
- Tax

Price excludes:
- Drinks during lunch
- Tips to driver and guide

Notes:
The tours are conducted with an English speaking guide who will personally take you to explore and visit Cappadocia's popular tourist places and attractions. The guide will also ensure the well-being and utmost care of your group on tour. It is for this reason that these tours are a preferred choice for small groups.

Private tours can be arranged in English, Japanese, French, German and Spanish. Lirita Travel provides excellent private tours of Cappadocia and the surrounding area. These private tours are reasonably priced and designed to make flexible options available to you. The well trained private guides are professionals who speak foreign languages well, and are knowledgeable about Turkey's history and culture. With Lirita Private Tours, you can be sure that you will enjoy Cappadocia in style and get exactly what you need.

Children policy

- Children newborn to six years old are free.
- Children between 7 and12 years of age get a 50% discount.

Participant Guidelines

This tour is not recommended for people with serious heart conditions, claustrophobia or a fear of deep places.