Cappadocia

Overview

4 Day Self Guided Walking Tour in Cappadocia

Cappadocia is a surreal landscape created by nature. It has for long been a settlement area for people but it has been mostly known for its ruck cut churches. Easy to carve out, the tufa stone has been worked for many years to adopt it for the peoples lifestyles. It has been worked to make an underground city or to make a final resting place for themselves. Being a popular destination, the best way to see and feel Cappadocia is to hike. This 4 day itinerary brings the best hikes in the region with important sites, like Open Air Museum, included in the program. 

Itinerary

 Day 1. HIKE Love Valley & Pidgeon Valley 10 km 

1 hr 10 min shuttle transfer will take you from Kayseri Airport to Göreme. After making it to your hotel, take some rest and get ready for a great day of hiking.Today’s route will take you to Uçhisar via Pidgeon Valley and back to Göreme via Love Valley. In the evening you may have the option (extra cost for show and transfer) to see the whirling dervishes in a 14th Century Caravansarai.

Overnight in Karadut Cave Hotel


Day 2. Underground City of Kaymaklı, HIKE Ihlara Valley 12 km

OPTIONAL hot air balloon ride in the morning. The transfer  takes you to Kaymaklı to explore the underground city. Be prepared to be amazed with what people have down to protect themselves. The transfer will take you to the beginning of the Ihlara Valley. The valley is like an oasis in the middle of nowhere. Following the stream, walk down to Belisırma village for a lunch by the riverside. The hike continues by the stream and reaches Selime village with its amazing rock formations. Transfer back to Göreme. 

Overnight in Karadut Cave Hotel 


Day 3
. HIKE Göreme - Rose Valley - Çavuşin 8.5 km

The day starts as you are transferred to Göreme  Open Air Museum, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Seeing the churches and amazing frescoes from 9-11th centuries, take the path that will take you to hidden valleys. After a nice lunch within Red Valley, the hike goes on with wonderful views expanding. The day finishes as you walk down to Çavuşin with some time allowing to see the town. Transfer back to Göreme. 

Overnight in Karadut Cave Hotel 


Day 4. HIKE Ibrahimpasa - Ortahisar 4.5 km. TRANSFER to Kayseri Airport

In the morning, a 10 min transfer will take you to Ibrahimpasa. This easy walk takes you through the towns of Ibrahimpasa and Ortahisar offering the hikers the opportunity to see local life away from touristic crowds.  After this 2 hr walk, the transfer will take you either back to Göreme (if using shuttle transfer) or directly to Kayseri Airport (1hr).

  

Equipment

 TripBook

Trip books are included in all our tours. Our trip books are complete packages of information which will help you to find your way through the itinerary we have created for you. Putting in significant time end effort, we have compiled this book which includes Google Earth Maps, Highlighted routes, Touristic information, pick up and drop off points and easy to follow directions with pictures.

GPS 

Although, most of the routes along the tours are very well way marked, we decided to provide GPS units which are simple to use, easy to read nonetheless sophisticated devices. The routes and waypoints (including water sources, pickup points and hotels) described in the trip books are preloaded in the GPS. All you have to do is follow the route shown on the device. 1 GPS is provided for every group.

Mobile Phone

With the experiences we have had, we thought that it is best to provide every group with a mobile phone with a pre-paid Turkish sim-card. This helps a a lot in making arrangements during the trip. The phone numbers of the hotels, emergency numbers and the contact details for the company are already listed in the mobile phones.

Prices & Details

345 € per person based on 2 sharing a room - with airport shuttle transfer 

395 € per person based on 2 sharing a room - with private airport transfer

INCLUDED:


• All transport during the walking program including the shuttle transfers from/to Kayseri Airport

• Breakfasts 

• 3 nights accommodation in a good standard hotel. 


NOT INCLUDED:

• Drinks at hotels or restaurants. 

• Hot Air Balloon Ride

• Personal expenses. Flight tickets. Travel Insurance. Tips.

Booking

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