Something a little different on your tour itinerary is a visit to the Salt Lake, or Tuz Gölü as it is known in Turkish. This lake of outstanding beauty produces over 300,000 tonnes of salt every year. With its white shores and beautiful landscape, it is a pleasure to visit and walk along. As part of this itinerary it is available to tourists today. Visitors to the Salt Lake usually come here for the good air and its potential health giving properties. For s far as the eye can see the waters stretch out in front of you bringing a sense of white cleanliness to mind as they are rich in salt and other minerals.
The tour is coupled with another stop, that of Tatlarin underground city where you will be able to travel to the subterranean layers of the city and discover for yourself how life was for the people who dwelled there. Your local guide will be on hand throughout to give you plenty of information about the ways of life below the surface and how the people once lived here.
At around a two hour drive from Cappadocia, this excursion is a great way to travel a little further afield and see some different landscapes on offer within the vicinity. On your return journey you will stop at a typical Kervanseray or traveller’s rest stop and receive a complimentary glass of Turkish tea in true Turkish style, reiterating how hospitable the people here really are.
In 2024, price of Cappadocia Salt Lake Tour is 250 €. Price includes hotel transfer (both ways), driver fee and entrance fees.
This excursion goes out every day with a pickup of around 09:30 from your Cappadocia hotel. The tour ends at approximately 17:30 when you will be returned to same.
The first stop on your tour will be the Tatların underground city. This was formed thousands of years ago while the volcanic rock was soft enough to carve out the rooms and streets that run through the city. With your English speaking guide on board with you, you will be taken through the chambers and halls of the city and be able to marvel, yourself, at the way people lived in this environment.
With a short break for lunch you will then continue your journey on to the Salt Lake.
Your afternoon will be spent at the Lakeside, where you can take free time and/or listen to a guide talk on the history and geology of the lake. It is a soothing place to be, unspoiled and healing to the psyche.
After your visit to the lake you will return the 2 hour journey back to Cappadocia, stopping for a complimentary afternoon tea and a break along the way.
Cost of Salt Lake Tour from Cappadocia is 250 € in 2024. Price is per vehicle up to 3 people.
Every day throughout the summer season and without restrictions as to who can go. Anyone with walking difficulties should use discretion when booking, as there will be some difficulty with the underground city.
Your transfers and English speaking guide, plus driver and insurance.
Afternoon Tea on return to Cappadocia.
Your personal expenditure throughout the day which may include souvenirs, lunch and drinks.
There are many gift shops in the area selling salt products should you wish to buy a souvenir or two.
Your comfortable walking shoes are a must. Loose clothing throughout the summer months. Most definitely bring your suncreams, sunglasses and a sunhat too.
Don’t forget to bring your camera for those special pictures you will want, to remind you of this tour.
Bring some money with you for personal expenses throughout the day.
Unfortunately due to the warming climate the lake is beginning to dry up and may not even exist in just a few short years. at present it is no deeper than 1.2 metres in parts and in most parts considerably less.