Cappadocia Southern Highlights Tour
Tour Code: CS-C02
Highlights: Underground city Cardak or Ozkonak, “Red Valley”, Cavusin, Ortahisar
Duration: Approx 8 hours
Departures: Daily, year-round
Tour Price: $55 per person Small Group Tour- Semi Private (Please check private tour price below)
The tour begins with a drive through the “Red Valley”, where you will explore its famed rock-cut churches. Then you begin a 5 km walk through the Gulludere Valley to the village of Cavusin. The current village of Cavusin is located on the main road. Nearby “Old Cavusin” has rock-cut dwellings, stone houses, and several hermitages.
After lunch, we drive to “Pigeon Valley”, then visit the Underground city Cardak or Ozkonak , where early Christians lived in fear and faith. The “City” was originally carved out as eight floors connected by nearly 100 tunnels; today, four of the floors can be visited. In wartime, about 5,000 people took refuge here. The tunnels are still used as storage areas, stables, and cellars, and comprise one of the most remarkable of Cappadocia’s underground settlements. On the way to the airport or your hotel, you will visit the “natural castles” at Ortahisar.
Tour participants must be able to walk approximately two (2) miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces. Comfortable shoes, a hat and plenty of sunscreen are recommended, as shade is limited. The order of the itinerary may vary to avoid congestion at certain attractions.
This tour is also available on a private and group basis (information and prices on request). There are no restrictions on the arrival and departure times for private tours; however, participants on regular tours whose flights arrive after 8:30AM will miss the earliest scheduled attractions (no refunds are given for missed visits due to late flight arrivals).
PRIVATE TOUR PRICES
Tour prices are given per person private tours run with minimum 2 person
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WHAT THE PRICE INCLUDED
- Pick up from / to Central located Cappadocia Hotels
- Professional English-speaking tour guide
- Entrance fees to the sites visited per itinerary
- Transportation by non-smoking, air-conditioned mini/midi bus
- Lunch at a typical Turkish restaurant
- All personal expenses
- Gratuities to driver and tour guide