Derinkuyu, Turkey

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Overview

Get an overview of Cappadocia’s hidden gems and highlights on this private full-day tour. With your own art historian guide, see the fairy chimneys nicknamed the ‘Three Beauties of Ürgüp,’ the contorted rocks of the Devrent Valley, and old Çavuşin village, home to the cavernous St. John the Baptist Church. Climb Uçhisar Castle for panoramic views and descend into Derinkuyu, Cappadocia’s oldest underground city. Lunch, private transport, and Cappadocia hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Private full-day Cappadocia hidden gems and highlights tour
  • See the trio of fairy chimneys known as the ‘Three Beauties of Ürgüp'
  • View the Devrent Valley and old Çavuşin, with its St. John the Baptist church
  • Climb Uçhisar Castle and admire the panoramas from the top
  • Explore Derinkuyu underground city with its caves, stables, and chapels
  • Break for lunch at a local restaurant
  • Includes private transport and return hotel transfers from Cappadocia, including Goreme, Uçhisar, and Ürgüp
After pickup from your Cappadocia hotel, travel by private air-conditioned vehicle deep into this UNESCO-listed region to experience some of its most famous and lesser-known highlights.
On route, hear about the history and geology of the area, learning how the local soft rock has been weathered into surreal-looking shapes by the elements through millennia.
Stop at the ‘Three Beauties of Ürgüp:’ a trio of fairy chimneys (mushroom-shaped rocks), located on a hillside outside Ürgüp. Take photos as you hear the legends behind the chimneys, and gaze down at the town below.
Then, continue to the Devrent Valley, nicknamed ‘Imagination Valley.’ Admire the bizarre-looking, pink-colored pinnacles that sprinkle the hillsides, taking in fairy chimneys and other formations that have been eroded into animal, bird, and other fantastical shapes.
Next, visit Çavuşin, home to an abandoned cave village hewn into the hills. See the semi-ruined caves here, including the rock Church of St. John the Baptist, the oldest of its kind in Cappadocia, and famous for its frescoes.
After lunch at a local restaurant, travel to Uçhisar Castle, a craggy volcanic outcrop used for refuge by villagers down the centuries, and honeycombed with passageways and cave homes. Climb the stairs and tunnels to the top, seeing the bare-rock caves on route, and absorb the magnificent panoramas from the top.
Later, stop at Derinkuyu, Cappadocia’s deepest underground city. Dating to the 8th century BC, his multi-level subterranean network was used as shelter during times of trouble, and contains living quarters, stables, cellars, storage rooms, chapels, wineries, and other amenities.
Descend into the corridors, and hear how the network had room for 20,000 people and boasted its own well and air shaft systems.
Finally, return to your vehicle and end your trip with a hotel drop-off.
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