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Göreme: South Cappadocia Highlights Tour with Lunch

Göreme: South Cappadocia Highlights Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: SAILNSTAY
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Explore Southern Cappadocia (green tour route) with a local guide on a day trip to Ortahisar, Rose and Red Valley, Çavuşin, Underground City, and Love Valley. Savor the flavors of Turkish cuisine.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Arabic, Russian, English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.


  • Uncover the secrets behind hidden rock churches, villages and vineyards
  • See the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Göreme and its unique rock formations
  • Explore the beauty of Rose and Red Valley, Ortahisar, Çavuşin, and Love Valley
  • Visit the ancient underground city that once sheltered persecuted Christians
  • Witness the magnificent landscapes and views of Cappadocia's fairy chimneys
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Discover Cappadocia's Southern region on a full-day guided tour that includes lunch. Travel through the fairy chimneys of Ortahisar, explore the rock-cut churches of Rose and Red Valley, marvel at the cave houses of Çavuşin, and visit an ancient multi-level underground city.

Start the tour with Ortahisar, an old Cappadocian town famous for its rock warehouses carved into the valley slopes, also called citrus warehouses in Southern Anatolia. See the Ortahisar castle, the largest fairy chimney in the region, and learn about its history from your guide.

Next, visit the Rose and Red Valley to see hidden rock-cut churches and unique rock formations. These valleys are isolated behind Urgup and full of little villages, fruit gardens and vineyards, tied together by a charming set of trails.

Make your way to one of the oldest villages in the area, Çavuşin, famous for its cave houses that stretch out like a maze of ruins carved in rock. See the Church of John the Baptist, the biggest cave church in all of Cappadocia, dating back to the 5th century.

Then, follow your guide to the Underground City. Built by Christians in Middle Ages to escape persecution, it has several levels with an impressive collection of kitchens, wineries, storage areas, and living areas. Unwind over a traditional lunch before continuing the tour.

For the final stop, be driven to Love Valley. Look out in awe at its huge rock formations, formed naturally millions of years ago by erosion of volcanic rock. Some of the formations reach 40 meters in height. Admire a surreal landscape consisting of pinnacles, pillars, cones, and fairy chimneys.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Yuell was a terrific guide. He was very knowledgeable, and I loved all of the tidbits he shared. He was so personable!! The tour itself was fabulous and simply mouth-dropping gorgeous. It rained briefly, but that did not ruin our day in the least. This was one of my favorites!

    May 18, 2022

    We had the best guide ever :) He was super friendly and explained a lot :). He has incredible knowledge. The tour can only be recommended to everyone, because with Yulic you are in the best hands. We had a lot of fun and many funny and informative moments. Thumbs up :) ☺️

    May 7, 2022

    I was able to efficiently go around the place I wanted to see in a day! The guide was also kind and very enjoyable.

    April 9, 2022

    Product ID: 409225