RED TOUR / NORTH CAPPADOCIA TOUR (Daily Departure)
- Discover different types of fairy chimneys and Christianity history of Cappadocia with your small group in a well organized way.
- Uçhisar Castle
- Love Valley
- Ceramic Art Center
- Imagination Valley
- Paşabag Valley
- Open Air Museum
Our professional tour guide pick you up from hotel at 9:30 am. Red Tour includes Uçhisar Castle, Love Valley, Ceramic Art Center, Imagination Valley, Pasabag Valley, Lunch, Göreme Open Air Museum and Carpet Weaving School. The tour finihs at around 4 pm. At the end of the tour you are dropped off hotel..
Our driver and guide pick you up from hotel and continue to;
First place in the tour is Uchisar Castle view point. The castle was first used as a settlement.
It is constructed on the highest point of the region. It has a totally distinct castle form
including graves, tunnels and churches, that you cannot come across at any other place in
Göreme Open Air Museum
After castle you will go to the most visited place in Cappadocia, Open Air Museum. There are
several churches dated back to between 10th – 12th century A.D. The churches were all
carved by the local christians and painted with natural dyes. Frescoes in the churches are all
about the life of Jesus Christ, Mother Mary, and Saints. You will enjoy 1,5 hour with the rich
explanations of our guide.
Çavuşin which will be the next destination is an old village about 4 kilometres away from
Göreme. It is an old Greek village and a true place to get an idea about Greek architecture.
Pasabag (Monks’ Valley)
After you visit Çavuşin, you will drive to Pasabagi. Formerly known as the “Monks’ Valley” ,
Many fairy chimneys with multiple stems and caps some housing chapels and living areas
can be found here, this style being unique to this area. A chapel dedicated to St. Simeon,
and a hermit’s shelter is built into one such fairy chimney with three heads. You will able to
walk among the tallest fairy chimneys.
You will have a delicious lunch with traditional turkish foods on a terrace with a gorgeous
view of Red Valley.
Avanos Pottery Factory
Since Hittites 2000 BC people could get the red clays (terra rosa) around Kızılırmak river
which is the longest river of Turkey, and white clays ( caulin) from volcanic hills .They could
use the clay to make pots and jars for their daily life by shaping the clay by their hand on the
spinning wheels. You are going to witness to creation of a clay pot by the hand of master.
This valley is situated between Avanos, Zelve and Urgup, and is called “imagination valley”
because of the rocks in different shapes. This valley has never been inhabited and we see
neither houses nor churches here. You will feel free to climb the slopes to enjoy the fairy
Urgup Fairy Chimneys
The “fairy chimneys” with caps, mainly found in the vicinity of Ürgüp, have a conical-shaped
body and a boulder on top of it. The fairy chimneys which are symbolls of Ürgüp are called
three beauty chimneys. There is mother, father and son fairy chimneys stay together.
Local Carpet School
You will have a chance to watch how original Turkish carpets and kilims are made by local
women who have patiently and untiringly written their joys and sorrows in amazing codes
and magic letters which are to be read line by line. And also you will be fully informed by an
expert how to get silk and history of Turkish carpets.
Our tour will end with transfer back to hotel.
- Professional licended tour guide
- Luxury transportation by A/C vans
- Entrance tickets to museums
- Transfer from/to hotels
- Personal Expenses
- Tips to guide and driver
- Beverages during the lunch
- Anything unless specified as included