3 Nights 4 Days (by air*)
*Same program can be done by bus.
Take the early morning flight. Arrival and meeting at the airport
with your guide and driver. Transfer to Cappadocia. Take the
morning flight from Istanbul to Kayseri Airport. Arrival and meeting
just outside the arrival's gate with a sign bearing your name.
Transfer to Hotel.
afternoon. Some interesting walks can be done in the afternoon,
guided or on own: Walking for about 2- to 5 km in
one of the most attractive valleys of Cappadocia : Iceridere valley,
Caglak valley near Ayvali, Red Valley, Rose valley, Gomeda Valley or
In the morning, first meeting with the lunar landscape of
formations beyond belief in Devrent valley; walking in Zelve Open
Museum: a journey in the past with its troglodyte houses;
visit to Pasabag
"fairy chimneys" where the voice of wind mixes with
the "songs of
fairies". Lunch in Avanos, centre of terra cotta work of
art since 3000 BC.
and a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop.
Afternoon, visit the
famous Goreme Open Air Museum and see the best examples of Byzantine
Cappadocia in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th to
century). Climb on top of the Uchisar Rock-Castle to have a
of the valleys of Cappadocia.
Tour to Kaymaklı Underground City, one of the most interesting
underground settlements in Cappadocia. Soğanlı Valley, an Open Air
Museum in a wild natural setting near a typical Cappadocian village
with its different style Rock-Cut churches and frescoes. Villages in
the valleys, surrounded by the "table top" mountains, are
spectacular. Lunch and Visit to Sahinefendi newly discovered (01 May
2002) mosaic houses & Archaeological excavation site. Continue
with Keslik Monastery near Cemil, that hides its frescoes behind a
very thin smoke layer which we can only see by torch
light. The Medrese (Theological School) from Seljuk Turks in Taşkınpaşa
is the witness of an early and rich Turkish settlement in the town.
Our tour finishes with a visit to Mustafapaşa (Sinasos), an old
Greek town with its spectacular old Greek houses; very
fine examples of late Greek settlements and architecture.
Walking in Ihlara Canyon, a "mirage" in the Steps of
to Belisirma village, the ancient Peristrema: "Valley of the
Sky" along the
Melendiz River. Rock-cut churches, spread across a wild plantation,
you with their successfully painted representations from the Bible.
Belisirma a local restaurant by the river. Stop by Selime, a
village with cave houses at
the end of the canyon and a "star wars" like landscape.
Transfer to airport and take a flight and leave Cappadocia
us for rates and reservations.