Cultural Trails in Cappadocia

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8 days 7 nights



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Cappadocia is located in a once-volcanic area in the middle of Anatolia. Millions of years ago three active volcanoes – Erciyes, Hasandağ and Gulludag – erupted and these eruptions were so strong that in some places the lava was up to 150m in thickness. Over many millions of years, volcanoes, wind, rain and ice sculpted the region which is known as Cappadocia. On the eroded landscape, basalt stones remained and formed conical structures which the local people referred to these unique rock formations “fairy chimneys” (in turkish “peribacalari”). Cappadocia is known to be one of the most interesting places on earth with its geography and history, it has thousands of dwellings and churches carved out of rock, and over 250 underground cities.

  • 6 Days on hike discovering the valleys and historic spots

  • Göreme Open Air Museum (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

  • Underground Cities

  • Village of Sinasos

  • Mystic center Hacibektas

  • Rug and pottery workshops

Tour Program

Day 1

Arrival to Kayseri and transfer to Sinasos

Group transfer to Rose Mansions Hotel in Mustafapasa, the current name of “Sinasos”. The village was dominantly populated by the greek-orthodox community who became wealthy mainly for their caviar trade. Light-hiking inside and around the village. Dinner is served in the hotel.

Walking time: 1.5 hours

Included Meals: Dinner

Activity Level: Easy

Day 2

Beydere – Gomeda Valley Hike

After hiking along the two beautiful valleys of Capadocia, we reach the Sarica Church where a surprise will be waiting for you! This litthe church is the Europa Nostra Award in 2006.

Walking time: 4-5 hours

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Activity Level: Easy

Day 03

Over the St. Nicholas Church to Golgoli Hill

We will start walking from the hotel and walk through valleys with hidden churches and pigeon houses. We will ascend 300m to reach the steep Golgoli Hill, with its church ruins. On the foot of the hill we will find some cave dwellings and a small underground city. In the end of the day we will walk back to our hotel.

Walking time: 3 hours

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Activity Level: Easy

Day 04

Göreme Open Air Museum and Valley Hikes

After a short bus ride we will visit the Goreme Open-Air Museum (UNESCO World Heritage Site). After the guided tour we will walk through Red and Rose Valleys and Cavusin. After a short bus ride we will come back to our hotel. Optional: Today there is a possibility to attend a rug workshop.

Walking time: 4-5 hours

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Activity Level: Easy

Day 05

Ihlara Valley Hike

Before reaching the valley, there will be photo stops in Guzelyurt and a crater-lake. Ihlara Valley was commonly used by byzantine monks since the 7th century, to hide the rock-cut hidden churches and monasteries along the Melendiz River. We will eat a beautiful lunch near to the river.

Walking time: 4-5 hours

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Activity Level: Easy

Day 06

Uchisar Castle Visit and Hiking between Pasabag and Zelve

After breakfast we will visit Uchisar Castle, which is considered as one of the most prominent landmarks of the region. Uchisar is a natural rock formation fortified with walls throughout the centuries and used as an important defense point as it has the highest elevation in the entire Cappadocia. After midday we will have a beautiful hike between Pasabag, also known as the Monk’s Valley, to Zelve.

Walking time: 4-5 hours

Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Activity Level: Easy

Day 07

Hacibektas and Underground City Visits

Today we have an important cultural excursion. “Hacibektas”, is known as one of the most important spiritual centers of Anatolia. Hacibektas was an islamic mystic and sufi that lived in 13th century. It is a pilgrimage point for the Alevite community in Turkey. On the way back we will have time to visit the underground city of Ozkonak and a pottery demonstration in Avanos.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08

Transfer to Kayseri Airport

After the morning in leisure, we will be transferred to Kayseri Airport.

Included Meals: Breakfast

7 overnight accommodation on half-board basis in small hotel in Mustafapasa (Sinasos)
6 lunches
Private van with A/C for all transfers
Entrance fees as per the program
English speaking professional hiking guide

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All year round.
550 Euros for 10 paying guests.

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