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Note: Citizens of Germany, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain, Italy, Malta, Switzerland, and Greece may enter Turkey with the proper identity cards in lieu of a passport.
Cappadocia Valleys Trekking Expeditions (8 Days - 7 Nights)
A week Trekking Tours in in Cappadocia:
DAY 1: Meet with your tour guide at the (ASR) Kayseri or (NAV) Nevsehir airports. Transfer to hotel in Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 2: We start our tours in Cappadocia, (Ihlara Walley) our first visit is to a 13th century caravanserail Agzikarahan. In the afternoon we start our first walk from Selime village (2 hours). Overnight in pension, in Ihlara village. (B,L)
DAY 3: In the morning we walk through the Ihlara valley and visit some early Christian orthodox churches, carved out of valley walls, decorated with wall paintings, mainly from 9th & 10th centuries. Arriving at Belisirma village, we have lunch in a local restaurant and drive to the underground city of Kaymakli. Our afternoon walk is in Goreme area (2 hours). Overnight in pension in Goreme. (B,L)
DAY 4: We start our day with the spectacular views of the White Valley, from a moderate walk through the vineyards surrounded by fairy chimneys. After visiting the castle of Uchisar we walk down the Pigeon valley, which gets its name from the pigeon lofts on the rock faces. (Total walk 5 hours). Overnight in the same pension. (B,L)
DAY 5: Today we walk through some remote villages where time has stood still. Starting from Kavak, we pass through Bahceli and Ayvali and finish our day at the ruins of the 11th century Greek town of Gomeda. (5 hours) Overnight in pension in Cappadocia (B,L)
DAY 6: Our morning walk through the Pancarlik valley takes us to Ortahisar, a quiet town Byzantine/Seljuk fortress. After a short wander in the town we drive to Kizilcukur (Red valley) where we walk in the afternoon. We finish our walk and return back to Goreme village. (5 hours) (B,L)
DAY 7: Our final walk in Cappadocia. After walking from Cavusin village to Pasabag, (2 hr) we have free and leisure days in Cappadocia. Overnight in our Pension. (B)
DAY 8 : After breakfast, transfer to the airport and fly home. (B)
Requested Hotel service ( Cave hotels, 3 or 4 stars ) - Multilingual licenced Guide service - A/C vehicles in tours with driver - All entrance fees.
Special thanks to Bahar who created a perfect program for us.
Thanks for encouraging us to do hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia as that will be a special memory and thank making that Turkish kebab meal we loved it all.
Donna Michael Williams
Sidney - Australia