Ihlara Canyon, Underground City Selime Full Day Tour

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It is a full day tour with a professional licensed guide. Pick up time from the hotel is around 09:30 am depending on your hotel location. The highlights of Green tour are listed below in the order you will visit them:

Derinkuyu Underground City is the largest excavated underground city in Turkey, and the deepest one in Cappadocia. Inside there are food stores, kitchens, stalls, churches, wine production places, ventilation chimneys, water wells and a missionary school. With the depth of 85 m this multi-level city could accommodate up to 20,000 people at the same time.

Derinkuyu Underground City was opened to visitors in 1969 and about half of it is accessible to tourists. Continuing on you will visit Ihlara Valley (4 km trekking) which begins at Ihlara village and ends with the Selime Monastery at Selime village. It was formed by the Melendiz River thousands of years ago. The total length of the canyon is 14 km and the depth is approximately 100 m. Ihlara Valley has many cave churches dated from the 7th to 11th centuries. Most of them are decorated with frescoes in bright colors and display scenes that are different to the scenes depicted in other Cappadocian churches.

Belisirma Village is situated in the middle of Ihlara Valley. It’s a typical Anatolian village which is of great interest to tourists. There are so many cafes and restaurants nearby the Melendiz River that offers fresh fish and very delicious local food. You will have a nice lunch at one of this local restaurants. From 100 churches of Ihlara Valley only 14 are open to visitors now and 7 of these churches are situated around the Belisirma village.

Selime is a town established at the end of Ihlara Valley. It’s famous for rock-cut churches and Selime Monastery – one of the biggest rock-cut monasteries of Cappadocia with a cathedral sized church. Selime monastery was carved by the monks in the 13th century and apart from the church it has the monks quarters, a large kitchen, and stables for animals.

At the end of the tour you will be dropped off back at the hotel. The tour finishes around 6:00 pm. If you have time you are recommended to join another tour around the North Cappadocia so that you can cover all the Cappadocia’s highlights.

Private Tour Rates
Person(s) Private Tour Price Adult Price Child 6-11.99 Price Child 0-5.99 Private tour days
2 112 EUR per P. 30 EUR Free Everyday
3 88 EUR per P. 30 EUR Free Everyday
4 75 EUR per P. 30 EUR Free Everyday
5 68 EUR per P. 30 EUR Free Everyday
6 63 EUR per P. 30 EUR Free Everyday
7 60 EUR per P. 30 EUR Free Everyday
8+ 58 EUR per P. 30 EUR Free Everyday
Regular Tour Rates
Person(s) Regular Tour Price Adult Price Child 3-7.99 Price Child 0-2.99 Regular tour days
per Person 40 EUR 28 EUR Free Everyday

Services and important details

> Hotel pickup and drop off
> Transportation in comfortable, non-smoking, air-conditioned bus
> Lunch
> All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
> English speaking professional licenced guide
> Drinks
> Personal expenses
> Photos and Videos
> Gratuities (optional)
> This tour is all yera round available
> Confirmation will be received at time of booking or within latest in 24 hours
> The pick-up time is approx. 09:30
> Duration approx. 9 hours
> Guests must call 24 hours in advance for pick up times
> Offered as Private and Regular Tour
> Not wheelchair accessible
> Not recommended for pregnant travelers
> Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties
> Infants must sit on laps
> Regular tour can have several breaks for shopping with local handicraft productions centers.

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