Day trip

Cappadocia: Off the Beaten Path Full Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Turkey

Cappadocia: Off the Beaten Path Full Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Turkey
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From US$ 55 US$ 44 per person

Avoid the crowds at tourist spots and learn about Cappadocia’s history and culture with this off the beaten path guided tour. Explore scenic areas, take in stunning views, and visit historic sites.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Free pick-up is available in the areas of Avanos, Goreme, Uchisar, and Urgup. Look for a guide wearing a TripGuru shirt or holding a TripGuru sign.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Avoid the crowds at jam-packed tourist attractions with this off-the-beaten-tour
  • Soak in the scenic views at the Ortahisar Panorama viewpoint
  • Admire the beet-red frescoes at Pancarlik Church
  • Hike along the peaceful and tranquil Soganli Valley
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a small group tour
Full description
Start the day with some gorgeous views at the scenic Ortahisar Panorama. This viewpoint, just a short walk from Ortahisar Castle, has stunning 360-degree views that stretch all the way to Uchisar and Goreme. Up next is Pancarlik Church. One of the longest-used church spaces in the world, it is said to have been used as a place of worship for almost 1,400 years! Explore this monastic church housed in a group of cone-shaped rocks and admire the beet-red frescoes before making your way to Soganli Valley. Hike along this peaceful and tranquil valley, discovering the ancient courtyard monasteries, cave churches, and numerous dovecotes. After exploring the area, stop for lunch before heading to Mustafapasa. This quaint and charming town has a heavy Greek influence, which can be seen in the village’s churches, mosques, and stone houses with carved and ornamented facades. Pass by the Constantine and Helena Church, a once-prominent building during the Ottoman period. The last stop of the day is the Zelve Open Air Museum, which is one of the earliest settled and last abandoned monastic valleys in Cappadocia. Marvel at the ancient monasteries that were carved into the rock and learn about the history of the civilization that once lived in the area.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Drinking water
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with respiratory issues

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Umbrella
  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • This experience is subject to weather conditions. Some roads may be closed during the winter due to inclement weather.
  • If you cancel at least 24 hrs before the activity date, TripGuru will provide a full refund of the price paid at booking.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hrs before the activity date, or if you don’t show up on the date, no refund.

Product ID: 428153