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Cappadocia Red Tour

Cappadocia red tour is an 8 hour excursion visiting best sights of north Cappadocia such as; Uçhisar Castle, Göreme Open Air Museum, Çavuşin Village, Paşabağ & Love Valleys.

As Cappadocia is a huge area, for tourists’ convenience the routes to its attractions have been divided into four tours, of historical sites and natural attractions, of landmarks and underground cities. The tours are also divided territorially. They are called the red, green, blue and yellow routes. Red tour is the most popular guided tour in the area.

The red tour covers its northern part and is focused on the land “miracles” of Cappadocia: several valleys with unusual cone houses hollowed out in volcanic tuffs, with the famous mushroom mountains, with churches and monasteries of early Christians. The programme includes a visit to the Church of John the Baptist.

You will visit the Valley of Love, the Valley of Imagination, Çavuşin, the city of Avanos potters, the Valley of the Monks, the ancient city of Urgüp, and many more interesting sites and panoramas.

Both transfers (to and from the hotel), all excursions with an English speaking guide, a comfortable tour minibus (Max. 18 people), all entrance tickets and lunch are included in the price of the tour. The minibus picks you up from your hotel in Cappadocia in the morning and brings you back by evening.

Cappadocia is quite arguable one of the most magical places on Earth. Witness not only the geological wonders but also the history and culture of the area with Cappadocia red tour.

Cappadocia Red Tour Price

In 2023, price of Cappadocia Red Tour is 45 € for adults, 40 € for children between age 3 and 7, 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
  • Dark Church Entrance Fee (100 TL in 2023)
  • Personal Spendings
  • Drinks

Days & Time

Cappadocia red tour is everyday, all year round. Tour begins at 09:00 – 09:30 with a transfer from your hotel and ends at 16:30 – 17:00.

Notes

Hot air balloons in Cappadocia are taking off at the sunrise and you are dropped back to your hotel before the red tour starts. You may consider booking a hot air balloon ride for the same day.

Cappadocia Red Tour Itinerary

At 09:30, Cappadocia Red Tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel or apartment. Your professional guide, a qualified historian, will greet you and accompany you throughout the day. After meeting your driver and the guide, you will embark on a magical journey through the valleys & fairy chimneys in Cappadocia.

Pasabag Valley (Valley of Monks)

The first stop in the tour program is Valley of Pasabag Monks, located between Avanos and Goreme, where early Christian monks used to seek safety and retreat.

Upon entering the Devrent Valley, you will find a large trail that winds through the area, surrounded by stunning scenery, including numerous fairy chimneys.

The valley’s most iconic feature is the three-capped fairy chimney located in the center of the valley, which is known as the Fairy Chimney Chapel. This is where Saint Simeon is said to have lived in seclusion for 15 years.

Devrent Valley

Devrent Valley is one of the most popular stops on the Red Tour of Cappadocia. You can hike through the valley and explore the unique rock formations, including fairy chimneys and rock-cut temples. The valley is also home to a number of cave dwellings, which can be visited to get a glimpse into the region’s history.

The backdrop of the atmospheric sunset over Cappadocia makes it a perfect place for capturing a memorable photo. See for yourself why Devrent Valley is a popular place for proposals and acceptances.

Goreme Open Air Museum

You will proceed to your next stop, Goreme and its Goreme Open Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985, which features 4th to 13th century monastic buildings cut from rocks, and some of the best Byzantine artworks in Cappadocia.

The museum includes churches, chapels, dining rooms and sitting rooms, all carved from ancient rock formations. Take a break, have some refreshments, and capture photographs of this unique and historical landscape.

Esentepe Viewpoint

Your next stop will be Esentepe viewpoint above Cappadocia, where you can find a variety of restaurants and cafes with stunning views of the Goreme Valley. This is an ideal spot to take refreshment, reflect on the amazing sights, and take in the views.

Uchisar Castle

After visiting Esentepe viewpoint, you will travel to Uchisar Castle, the highest point above the valley, with arguably the most beautiful views of the fairy chimneys and panoramic views of the landscape.

Çavuşin Village

As the tour comes to a close, you will head down to Cavusin, one of the oldest settlements in the region, where people still live in rock-cut houses among the many historical sites of monasteries and churches.

Lunch

Depending on the busyness of the restaurants, you will have lunch either in Ustanın Yeri Restaurant or Han Restaurant. Menu consists variety of options for starters, salads, grilled meat, grilled chicken, rise, spaghetti & desserts.

Ürgüp Wine Cellar

Finally, you will visit Urgup wine cellar, where you can sample and purchase original and authentic wine. This makes a perfect end to a perfect day.

You will be picked up from your hotel or apartment at around 09:30 and the tour will last 7 to 8 hours after which you will be returned to your point of original pick up.

Red Tour Itinerary On The Map

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

Cappadocia Red Tour Map

Q&A

How much is Cappadocia Red Tour?

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

What is included in Cappadocia Red Tour?

Cappadocia red tour is an 8 hour guided day trip covering North of Cappadocia and includes Uçhisar Castle, Göreme Open Air Museum, Çavuşin Ruins, Paşabağ, Devrent & Love Valleys.

Is it for me?

Cappadocia is a World Heritage Site, a true experience of man and nature working together throughout the centuries.  For history buffs and for lovers of the more discerning tour this is a must have experience for all ages to enjoy with its gentle ambience and professional guidance.

What do i take with me?

Good sun cream is essential in summer.  Comfortable clothing for travel and good footwear for walking around in.  With so much to see you will not want to miss a thing.  Do bring your camera. Also bring money with you to purchase snacks, refreshments or sundries along the way.

When can I go?

Everyday in the week weather permitting. This is the most popular tour in Cappadocia.