Small-Group Cappadocia Tour: Devrent Valley, Monks Valley and Open Air Museum in Goreme

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Small-Group Cappadocia Tour: Devrent Valley, Monks Valley and Open Air Museum in Goreme
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Wonder at the natural and man-made treasures of Cappadocia on this full-day tour! Mother Nature has turned the region’s volcanic hills into crowds of bizarrely shaped cones and pinnacles that almost defy belief. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, head into the extraordinary landscapes to ogle the weird formations of the Devrent Valley and Pasabag. After an included lunch and time at a pottery workshop in Avanos, visit the Göreme Open-Air Museum to see its fresco-coated, rock-cut chapels.

Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 20 people.
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In Brief

Location:
Turkey, Turkey
Country:
Turkey
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Great overview and orientation of the city
Led by a local guide
Lunch included
Overview
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After pickup from your Cappadocia hotel in the morning, travel to the extraordinary Devrent Valley to see its clustered collections of volcanic cones, pinnacles and other unique rock formations. Learn about the fascinating erosion process that has sculpted these strangely shaped rocks from your guide.

Continue to Pasabag, also known as Monks Valley, where bizarre, mushroom-shaped rock pinnacles rear up from the surrounding vineyards. Take photos of these surreal formations and hear how hermits and monks once made shelters in their cones.

Next, head to Avanos, where you will participate in a pottery-making workshop. Admire the dexterity of the potters at work, and take the opportunity to spin and create your own pottery masterpiece as you learn more about one of Turkey's oldest crafts.

Stop for lunch at a restaurant near the UNESO World Heritage Site that is the Göreme Open-Air Museum. Then, after your included lunch, head inside this spectacular museum to see its ancient, rock-hewn churches, chapels and monasteries. Admire the artistry of their long-ago sculptors and marvel at the delicate frescoes that still coat some of the inner walls.

After your visit, return to your coach and finish your tour with a drop-off at your hotel.

Inclusions

  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pottery-making class

Exclusions

  • Food and drink, unless specified
  • Entrance Fee for Dark Church
  • Gratuities

Itinerary

Sample Menu:

First course:
• Turkish meze (small appetizers) of breads, aubergine, artichokes, stuffed vine leaves, meatballs and yoghurt with cucumber and garlicMain course:

• Chicken, lamb or beef kebabsDessert:

• Baklava (filo pastry layers filled with nuts and sweetened with honey or syrup) and coffee

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Your Cappadocia hotel

Returns To

Returns to original departure point at approximately 5pm

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.71 out of 5 based on the last 7 recent reviews

Benjamin was a great tour guide in Cappadocia and was very informative. Benjamin had extensive knowledge of the history of the area and pointed out unique facts along the route. The outside museum was great. Benjamin catered to our needs (changing lunch to be later as we were not yet hungry). Tafana restaurant was good and we managed to sample the famous Cappadocia Testi kebap.
• Submitted 08 May 2018
Our first time to Cappadocia and what an amazing experience it was. We were not aware of such history existed within central Turkey. We visited Devrent Valley, Open Air Museum and Monk Valley. Monk Valley was our favourite site, the structures and chimneys were mind-blowing. The art in the caves at the Open Air Museum were incredible and had such detail. Lunch was at a authentic restaurant with pleasant staff and amazing food. Hafiz our guide was brilliant he was very informative and left nothing out. He also answered every question he was asked. Full of knowledge and an amazing guide. He was polite and always kept us in the loop for everything we were doing and had planned to do. His love and admiration for his home town Cappadocia was heartfelt. Highly recommend this tour as Cappadocia has so much to offer.
• Submitted 19 May 2017
Amazing archeology of rock formations throughout Cappadocia and out lying areas. The hot air balloon ride scenery was magical
• Submitted 20 May 2015
Excellent tour, you visit most of Cappadoccia main attractions. The guide and the driver were excellent.
• Submitted 03 Nov 2014
Heavenly tour!!!!! Spectacular and amazing Landscapes. The tour guide was a wonderful kind beautiful person. The driver fantástico and always driving safety. Lunch good enough, good service.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2014
Excellent tour for who has limited time. You can do everything in one day, included the balloon flight. The tour guide very profesional and responsible. I recommend this tour indeed.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2014
Very good. Tour guide excellent, food good, cars good, tour in general very good, a lot to see. Thank you
• Submitted 20 Aug 2013

In Brief

Location:
Turkey, Turkey
Country:
Turkey
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Great overview and orientation of the city
Led by a local guide
Lunch included

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