South of Cappadocia Day Tour takes you to the fascinating places in the southern part of Cappadocia. You will visit Cavusin Village, Esentepe, Underground City, and do hiking in Red Valley with our local tour guide. As Cappadocia is the largest area in Turkey, we arrange hotel pick-up and drop off, all transportations in the tour, guiding service, lunch and entrance fees in the day tour.
South Of Cappadocia Day Tour
09:30 am – You will be collected right from your hotel in Cappadocia by our travel team. Then drive to the meeting point.
(Pick up time depends on the location of your hotel.)
Start with the tour and visit Red valley and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike 5 km through the Gulludere valley. Then visit Cavusin village. Old Cavusin was abandoned several decades ago due to avalanches. The current village of Cavusin is located on the road. Old Cavusin, with its rock-cut dwellings and stone houses, had several hermitages. The two most important churches in Cavusin are the Great Basilica dedicated to St. John the Baptist (located on the cliff above the village) and Cavusin church or the “Great Pigeon House” commemorating a visit of the famous Cappadocian Emperor Nicephorus Phocas. After lunch drive to the Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli Underground City, where early Christians lived in fear and faith. The- client name was Enegup. The houses in the village are constructed around the nearly one hundred tunnels of the underground city, which is one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia. The underground city was originally carved out as eight floors, however, four floors are available to visit. In wartime, about 5000 people can refuge in. The tunnels are still used today as storage areas, stables, and cellars. On the way back visit the natural castles at Ortahisar.
17:00 pm – At the end of the tour, transfer you back to your hotel. Tour ends.
Hotel pick up and drop off
Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism in the tours
Mentioned entrance fees to sights by the itinerary
Lunch in tour – Vegetarian meals available
All mentioned land transportations
Drinks at lunch
Optional tours like hot air balloon tour and north of Cappadocia day tour
You are kindly requested to present yourself at the pickup point 15 minutes prior the pre-advised pick up time
Comfortable shoes, a hat and plenty of sunscreens are recommended as shade is limited the order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion.
Guests should watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries.
It is not recommended to visit underground cities for the guests who have asthma and claustrophobia.