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Heart of Cappadocia tour

Experience Cappadocia in a truly unique way through the eyes of a local! Discover the moonscape landscape of Cappadocia with its incredible fairy chimneys, troglodyte dwellings, the cave churches of Goreme, Uchisar Rock Castle and impressive valleys. Experience the life of a local potter and their this ancient traditions Enjoy a typical local meal in a traditional setting.

Explore the Devrent and Pasabag valleys. Visit the abondened Cavusin old city and the pottery town Avanos. After a local lunch visit the famous Göreme Open Air Museum before ending the day with short stops at the Uchisar, Pigeon Valley and Esentepe.

After only about 10 minutes drive we get to Devrent valley where we first meet the lunar landscape of Cappadocia. Set out on a 20 to 25 minutes hike starts after some explanation from our local guide about the history, culture and geological formations of Cappadocia. Continue to Pasabag valley which is one of the most unique places of Cappadocia with its rock formations beyond belief. We’ll climb into a fairy chimney chapel to check out the three heads dedicated to St Simeon then we’ll continue on to visit the famous Zelve Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. We’ll also make stops at the Geyikli Kilise (the Church with the Deer) and Uzumlu Kilise (The Church with Grapes) before giving you some free time to explore this deserted cave village now part of UNESCO heritage sites. With all that exploring, you’ll be hungry and ready to rub shoulders with locals and enjoy a pide or gozleme for lunch. After lunch, we’ll check out the abandoned city of Cavusin with its cave mosque, cave pigeon houses, cave church, cave houses etc. Everything in Cavusin used by people was carved into the rocks.Avanos, centre of terracotta work of art since 3000 BC will be our next stop where we can visit a traditional pottery workshop to watch a demonstration how local people making pottery still with the old techniques. What makes this tour so unique and special is that guests can try to make their own clay pot if they wish to with the local craftsmen to guide them. By participating this ancient craft, guests are enabling this ancient tradition to continue and for the craftsmen to continue their work in a day where modern practises have seen the old ways slowly disappear. We are ending our day with short stops at the Uchisar and Pigeon Valley and Esentepe where we can taste the Turkish Tea while enjoying the stunning view of Goreme Valley.After the tour we drop you of at your hotel or requested places such as local bus stations if you have a evening bus to catch. Experience Cappadocia in a truly unique way through the eyes of a local! Discover the moonscape landscape of Cappadocia with its incredible fairy chimneys, troglodyte dwellings, the cave churches of Goreme, Uchisar Rock Castle and impressive valleys. Experience the life of a local potter and their this ancient traditions Enjoy a typical local meal in a traditional setting. Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel lobby.Duration: Eight hours.Languages: English.