Small Group Cappadocia Tours

SMALL GROUP CAPPADOCIA TOURS

Cappadocia is the ancient and modern name of a remarkable region in Central Anatolia. It is a geological wonderland which is a smaller triangular area from Urgup to Avanos and to Uchisar. The settlements in Cappadocia had come into existence, mostly in the valleys of Goreme, Ihlara and Soganli. The most intensive settlement was in the vicinity of the township of Goreme. It is possible to see many churches together today in the locality made into an open air museum. It is estimated that there are more than 600 rock-cut churches in Cappadocia. During the early times of the spread of Christianity, the people who needed to hide themselves from the Roman soldiers and later on from Arab raids, carved out these tough rocks thus constructing churches and built underground cities to defend themselves against the raids. The tough rocks, formed by the lava spurted by 3 volcanoes during geological times, had kept on taking constantly changing shapes with kind effects during the course of time, and the wonders of the world of today were created. This juxtaposition of different materials has produced capped columns, pyramids and conical formations with dark-colored caps known as fairy-chimneys.

All of our tours are running everyday and depart at 9:30 with the pick-up from your hotel and finish around 17:00. Our daily group size is limited to 12 people. We usually have 6-8 people in our groups. The rate for each tour is 55 Euro per person on credit card and 50 Euro per person with cash payment. You can make your payment with Visa, Mastercard or AMEX.

We offer 3 different group tours that you can get more information below:

Highlights of Cappadocia Tour (MT1)

 

• Goreme Open Air Museum (rock-cut churches)
• Cavusin Old Greek Village
• Pasabag Fairy Chimneys
• Lunch
• Avanos Kick-Wheel Pottery Demo
• Kaymakli Underground City
• Pigeon Valley Vista Point

Highlights of Cappadocia Tour will start at 09:30 with the most important place in Cappadocia Region: Goreme Open Air Museum. The museum is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. You will see the best-preserved rock-cut churches in the area. The next visit will be in Cavusin where there were Greek and Turkish people living together until1924. You will see an old Greek and Turkish Village which was inhabited until 1950’s and then moved by the government to a new place because of the falling rocks from the village.

We will then visit Pasabag (Monks Valley) with the best preserved fairy chimneys in the region. The fairy chimneys in this valley is the best examples in Cappadocia region and they are also called as “mushroom fairy chimneys”. The lunch will be in a nice restaurant in Avanos. Then, we will have the kick-wheel pottery demo which is an art for about 4000 years. Starting with the Hittites, this art became the most important cultural heritage of the town.

pasabag

The next stop will be Kaymakli Underground City after driving about 30 minutes which is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cappadocia. After experiencing the life in underground, we will drive you to Pigeon Valley to see Uchisar Castle and the valley from a panoramic point.

The rate for the tour will be 55 Euro per person on credit card payment and 50 Euro per person with cash payment. The rate includes:

• Pick-up and drop-off service from/to hotel.
• Professionally-licensed English speaking guide
• Lunch
• All admission fees
• Transportation with air-conditioned luxury vehicles.
• Tax and service fees.

Silent Cappadocia Tour (MT2)

 

• Mustafapasa Old Greek Village
• Sobesos Excavation Area
• Soganli Valley
• Lunch
• Derinkuyu Underground City

Silent Cappadocia Tour begins at 09:30 with a drive to Mustafapasa, the former Greek Village Sinasos with spectacular architecture.. This village housed both Turkish and Greek people until the population exchange compulsory has been fulfilled in 1924. We will see some Old Greek Houses, an Ottoman Madrasah and an 18th-century church.We then drive to Sobessos Excavation Site. This site is currently being excavated and we will see the Roman bath, tombs, temple and beautiful mosaics already unearthed. This is the only ancient city that is inherited from Romans in Cappadocia.

The next stop will be Soganli Valley, one of the most secluded and tranquil valleys in Cappadocia. We begin our hike along one side of the valley, visiting some cave churches and we return along the other side of the valley to the old village. You will also have your lunch in this lovely valley. In the afternoon, we tour Derinkuyu Underground City, the deepest underground city in Cappadocia which is a UNESCO site as well. We will explore the caves of this interesting city and talk about the way of life there. After the visit in underground city, we will drive you back to your hotel around 04:00pm.

soganlii

The rate for the tour will be 55 Euro per person on credit card payment and 50 Euro per person with cash payment. The rate includes:

• Pick-up and drop-off service from/to hotel.
• Professionally-licensed English speaking guide
• Lunch
• All admission fees
• Transportation with air-conditioned luxury vehicles.
• Tax and service fees.

Green Cappadocia Tour (MT3)

 

• Goreme Panorama Point
• Guzelyurt Old Greek Village
• Hike in Ihlara Valley (3km)

• Lunch in Belisirma Village
• Selime Monastery 

• Nar Crater Lake

Green Cappadocia Tour begins at 09:30 with the pick-up from your hotel. We will first drive to Goreme Panorama Point to see the valleys of Cappadocia and our guide will give you information aboutthe history and geography of the region. The next visit will be the Guzelyurt Village. It was the biggest Greek Village in Cappadocia and we will visit the oldest church in Cappadocia from 4th century: St. Gregory Church. We will also visit a small underground city there. We will then visit one of the most spectacular canyons in Turkey: Ihlara Gorge. 3 km hike will be one of the highlights of our tour. We will hike through the canyon for about 1 hour along the river, passing Byzantine rock-cut churches decorated with frescoes. We end the hiking portion of the tour near Belisirma village, where we will have lunch in a quaint riverside restaurant.

ihlara

After lunch, we will drive to the biggest rock-cut monastery complex of Cappadocia; Selime Monastery and Cathedral. Selime is the biggest rock-cut cathedral of Cappadocia and located at the end of Ihlara Valley. The final visit will be to Nar Crater Lake which offers a perfect photo chance and then we will drive you back to your hotel.

The rate for the tour will be 55 Euro per person on credit card payment and 50 Euro per person with cash payment. The rate includes:

• Pick-up and drop-off service from/to hotel.
• Professionally-licensed English speaking guide
• Lunch
• All admission fees
• Transportation with air-conditioned luxury vehicles.
• Tax and service fees.

Please send us an email to confirm your tour with us.  All of our tours are operated by our own travel agency called as “Metis Travel” who are also highly recommended by Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor. We will reply your request the latest by 24 hours.