Private Underground City and ATV Tour: Destination 1: Kaymakl underground city
We will start this tour with visiting the historical underground city of Cappadocia, Professional Tour Guide and driver first pick you up in the hotel and give general information about the tour, and together heading to Kaymakli Underground City. It is contained within the citadel of Kaymakl in the Central Anatolia Region of Turkey. First opened to tourists in 1964. The houses in the village are constructed around the nearly one hundred tunnels of the underground city. The tunnels are still used today as storage areas, stables, and cellars. Of the four floors open to tourists, each space is organized around ventilation shafts. This makes the design of each room or open space dependent on the availability of ventilation.
It is certain that Kaymakli is one of the largest underground settlements in the region. It is accepted as the widest underground city of Cappadocia, among the explored ones. The number of the storage rooms in such a small area supports the idea that a great number of people resided here. Archeologists think that this could have been up to 3500 people.
Destination 2: Göreme Panorama
Göreme which have the old names of Korama, Matiana and Maccan is 10 km far away from the center of Nevsehir province. Located among the “fairy chimney” rock formations, is a town in Cappadocia. The valley created from volcanic rocks is famous with the chimney rocks resulting from the erosion made by the natural factors to these rocks and with the historical richness. It has been an important religious place together with the intensive emigration of the first Christians escaping from the pressure of the Roman soldiers.
You will see its magnificent Valley Scenery Views of Swords Valley, Love Valley, Red Valley. Take great pictures and share with millions. The formation of fairy chimneys continues, clearly as in Red Valley Mountain and Zelve Mountain.
Destination 3: Local Lunch
Destination 4: Çavuin
Then you visit Çavuin village and its cave church. It is the oldest one in the area dating back to the 5th century. Çavuin church, which is about 2,5 kilometres from Göreme, was built between 965 and 965 AD. It has a single nave plan with tree apses, which are covered with pointed barrel vaults. The frescos depict biblical screens.
Destination 5: Paaba valley
The next stop is in Paaba where you can see mushroom-like fairy-chimneys with multiple caps and stems situated in the middle of a vineyard. Then walk through Pasabaglar, used to be known as Valley of Monks. You will have a tea break here. Turkish tea is very important for the Turkish culture, you must try.
Destination 6: Devrent Panorama After the Paaba Valley, you will be able to see Devrent Valley, and also Zelve Valley, you most probably want to stop taking pictures of these areas. Devrent valley and its strangely shaped fairy chimneys. In Devrent valley you can view rocks of different shapes, there is one that resembles a camel and other more.
Destination 7: Uchisar
Our next stop is Uchisar Village which is famous with its Uchisar Castle, t highest point and biggest fairy chimney in Cappadocia. We will walk around the village and take beautiful photos here.
Destination 8: ATV Tour
We will heading to ATV tour starting point Depart from Goreme, continue to Love Valley, Rose Valley, Swords Valley, and end at the Red Valley which is the best point to see sunset in Cappadocia, ATV tour duration 1,5 – 2 hour .
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel.
Start/opening time: 9am.
-End/closing time: 5pm.
Inclusions: Confortable transportation, Professional touring driver, professional tour guide, all entrance tickets and fees, local set lunch, Atv tour and all parking and road taxes.