Green Tour with Trekking in Ihlara Valley
- Visit the Derinkuyu Underground City, the largest underground city in Turkey and the deepest in Cappadocia
- Explore Ihlara Valley, a picturesque destination which begins in Ihlara Village and ends in the Selime Monastery
- Witness hundreds of churches carved into the walls of gorge, which date from the 7th to 11th centuries
- Drive to Pigeon Valley, filled with pigeon houses and dovecotes, and enjoy great panoramic views of the city
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What to expect
If you love hiking and trekking and also happen to find yourself planning a trip to Turkey's Cappadocia for a vacation, then this Green Tour is the one you've got to try out. Explore Cappadocia's sprawling and otherworldly landscapes by foot and drop by different historical locations as well. Kick off your tour with a convenient pick up service from your hotel, then it's off to the Derinkuyu Underground City, the biggest one in all of Turkey and the deepest found in Cappadocia. This natural wonder is carved 18 storeys deep into the ground and still stable for centuries and centuries. Then, head to Ihlara Valley, a popular area to hike around, where you can see Byzantine cave churches and other peculiar formations. The hike is about four kilometers long and will be beside the Melendiz River. Once you've exhausted yourself from the trek, have a hearty lunch at a charming restaurant overlooking the Melendiz River, a good spot to simply sightsee while getting some sustenance. After that, head to the Selime Monastery, the largest religious structure in Cappadocia, which has chambers and rooms that are connected by tunnels or winding passageways. Lose yourself in the architecture before finally going to your last stop, Pigeon Valley, a breathtaking valley situated between Göreme and Uçhisar that is ideal for a relaxing trek. Just watch out because yes, you're going to be seeing a considerable number of pigeons in the area!