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Cappadocia Green Tour

Cappadocia green tour is an 8 hour excursion covering south of Cappadocia. Your day starts with Göreme Panaroma and it’s followed by Derinkuyu Underground City, Selime Cathedral, Ihlara & Pigeon Valleys.

We keep the group size small for the Green tour, with a maximum of 18 participants per group. We have discovered that small group tours lead to more satisfied guests.

Green tour takes you to discover the most important sights of South of Cappadocia. You will start with the panorama of Göreme town and then proceed to explore the largest underground city of Cappadocia – Derinkuyu. As you delve deeper, you will unravel the mysteries of this ancient underground city and unlock the secrets of the past.

Emerging from the depths of the underground city, you’ll embark on a scenic journey to the Ihlara Valley where you’ll be mesmerized by its natural beauty. As you explore the valley, you’ll come across ghost towns. Abandoned houses in the ghost towns are carved into the rocks. Some of them have preserved frescoes in them.

After a refreshing lunch, you’ll head towards Selime Monastery, which has been the source of inspiration for filmmakers of the movie “Star Wars” due to its unique architectural style.

Your tour concludes at Pigeon Valley, which is named due to its numerous pigeon houses. The locals have been breeding pigeons professionally for generations. As you capture some interesting photos, you’ll be able to take back memories of the tour.

Tour price includes hotel transfers, all entrance fees, lunch, and professional guiding service.

Cappadocia Green Tour Price

In 2023, price of Cappadocia Green Tour is 45 € for adults, 40 € for children between age 3 and 8, free for children under 3 years old.

Includes / Excludes

  • Hotel transfer (both ways)
  • Small Group (Max. 18 People)
  • Guiding Service (English)
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Insurance
  • Personal spendings
  • Drinks

Days & Time

Cappadocia green tour is everyday, all year round. Tour begins at 09:25 – 09:45 with a transfer from your hotel and ends at 17:30 – 18:00.

Notes

You may consider to have a hot air balloon ride before the Green tour. Many visitors of Cappadocia combine these two activities in the same day.

Cappadocia Green tour requires walking for 3.5 kilometers. If you have mobility issues, you may want to consider joining the Cappadocia Red tour instead, which involves less walking.

Cappadocia Green Tour Itinerary

Cappadocia Green Tour begins by picking you up from your hotel or apartment and taking you to the Göreme Viewpoint. After a brief meeting with your guide and minibus driver, you will have the opportunity to capture breathtaking views of the valley from the Avanos Göreme viewpoint. While enjoying the panorama, you can also refuel with refreshments before setting off to explore the tour’s next destination.

From there, you will embark on a journey through the South Western part of Cappadocia. Your tour will continue with a visit to the unique Derinkuyu underground city.

Derinkuyu Underground City

The Derinkuyu Underground City of Cappadocia is a highlight of the tour and considered a wonder of engineering in the ancient world. Eight subterranean levels interconnected by tunnels carved out of soft volcanic stone. It is so deep that families in ancient era even kept their livestock in these underground homes.

As you explore this amazing archaeological wonder with your guide, you will admire the minds of the ancient inhabitants. After visiting the underground city, you will move on to the beautiful Ihlara Valley.

Ihlara Valley

As you step into the Ihlara Valley Canyon, you will be transported back in time. Mount Hasan Volcano and centuries of erosion created this beauty. The canyon stretches over 100 metres deep and 10 kilometres in length, offering a breathtaking landscape to explore.

You will hike along the ancient trails, pass hidden cave churches and houses. The hike continues for approximately 3.5 kilometres along the side of the river and lasts around an hour. At the end, you will reach the restaurant for lunch and enjoy well-deserved break.

Lunch

You will have lunch at Star Restaurant in Ihlara Valley. You can select meat or chicken skewers or grilled fish with rice and salad. Vegetarian options are also available.

Selime Monastery

Selime Monastery, an awe-inspiring structure that is one of the largest and most fascinating of its kind in the area. Monastery is built into the side of a mountain. As you explore its many chambers, chapels, and living quarters, it offers a glimpse into the past. It surely will leave a lasting impression on you.

Pigeon Valley

The green tour ends with a final and unforgettable view – the scenic Pigeon Valley. The valley gets its name from the thousands of pigeons that were carved into the tuff during ancient times. Even today, some local cave dwellers paint their homes white to attract the lucky pigeon droppings onto their property.

Snap some final photos of your journey in the Pigeon Valley as this unique sight is a perfect opportunity. Your tour ends here, leaving you with lasting memories and an appreciation for the unique beauty of Cappadocia.

Green Tour Itinerary On The Map

We’ve created a map to help you understand where are the sights of Cappadocia green tour. Click on the link for an interactive version of the map.

Cappadocia Green Tour Map

Q&A

How much is Cappadocia Green Tour?

Cost of Cappadocia Green Tour is 45 € for adults, 40 € for children between 3-8 years old and free for children under 3 years old in 2023.

Does Cappadocia Green tour require a lot of walking?

Cappadocia Green tour is designed for those who are physically able and comfortable with walking for some distance. The terrain requires some stamina in certain areas, but overall it is a comfortable and fascinating tour.

If you are interested in history and nature, this tour is perfect for you. However, it’s important to note that the tour may not be suitable for young children and is at the discretion of families with young children or the elderly.

What should I bring on the tour?

It’s important to bring sunscreen, a sun hat, and comfortable clothing, especially during the summer season. Be sure to bring a water bottle, as it may not be possible to purchase water during the river hike.

Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the incredible photo opportunities. It’s also a good idea to bring some cash for refreshments and any purchases along the way.

How long is the tour last?

Cappadocia green tour is offered seven days a week and begins with pick-up at around 09:30 am from your hotel or apartment. The tour typically lasts for 8 to 9 hours, however, this may vary depending on weather conditions.

Does the tour include lunch?

Yes, the tour includes lunch. During the tour, you will take a midday break and enjoy lunch in a restaurant next to the river in Ihlara Valley.