Get Prepared for Icmeler Cappadocia Tour
Before getting into the details of the route, we would like give some information about the things you should know before booking our tour and how to prepare your bag perfectly.
- First of all, Cappadocia Tour from Icmeler is quite dynamic; therefore it is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties.
- Secondly, please do not forget to bring your hat, sunglasses, sun cream, extra clothes, swimsuits, towel, a bottle of water and some snacks with you.
- And lastly, we recommend you to wear comfortable clothes and shoes before being picked up by us.
Day 1: North Cappadocia Tour (Red Tour)
To start our program officially, we will pick you up from your hotel in Icmeler by our fully-equipped, modern and comfortable tour bus. Then, we will take to the roads to Cappadocia which will last for 13 hours (approximately 770 kilometers.) Of course, there will be some short breaks to fulfill our needs.
The Breakfast in Hotel
After the bus trip, we will head to our hotel in Cappadocia, handle the process of check-in and have a delicious breakfast that will boost our energy, which will we need it later!
The first stop of our professionally guided Icmeler Cappadocia Tour will be Uchisar Castle. This tremendous natural structure is located at the highest point of entire Cappadocia and it provides a breathtaking panoramic view for its visitors. Also, Uchisar Castle is famous for having carved rooms and tunnels inside which resembles a hidden labyrinth.
Goreme Open Air Museum
Next, we will visit a unique museum called Goreme Open Air Museum, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Cappadocia. During our visit in there, you will be able to view fairy chimneys, rock-carved chapels, basilicas and churches that are made by ancient Christians. Of course, their significance and story will be told by our professional guide.
Then, we will head to the next stop, Cavusin, an underestimated but amazing place which is famous for its rock-carved houses over its hills and the striking atmosphere that comes from Roman period. Also, here, while you are observing the magnificent sceneries, you will hear the outstanding story of Cavusin about the spread of Christianity.
Pasabag (Monks Valley)
Next stop will be Pasabag. Being one of the most popular areas in Cappadocia, Pasabag is famous for its quite characteristic fairy chimneys which will please your eyes completely. Thus, you should benefit from its amazing look by taking amazing photos.
Also, in there, we will observe mushroom-shaped chimneys and visit St. Simeon Church and learn its interesting story through our guide.
Then, we will visit Avanos Town, which is the next stop of our Cappadocia Tour. This town is located along Kizilirmak (Red River) and quite sympatric. Also, it is important for being the center of clay pottery; and we will see some examples and production of them.
Also, in Avanos, we will have a delicious lunch and refill our energy.
The following stop of our Icmeler Cappadocia Tour will be Devrent Valley where you will be able to observe unique types of chimneys which resemble animals, figures or other things. Thus, you will sharpen your imagination during our visit in there!
Then, we will drive to Urgup as the next stop of Cappadocia trip and we will be captivated by huge fairy chimneys and the humble local life in there. After taking some photos and enjoying the view, we will visit a Turkish carpet factory to learn about the process.
In evening, we will arrive to our hotel in Cappadocia to get some rest. Since the dinner is not included, you might want to eat the food that you have brought with you or order something.
Day 2: South Cappadocia Tour (Green Tour)
This part is an exclusive item: If you purchase our Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia program, we will take you to the flight area in the early hours of the morning, and after the spectacular flight, we will pick you up again and drop off to the hotel.
We will start the second day of our Cappadocia Tour from Icmeler with a tasty breakfast. After filling our stomachs and energy bars, we will leave the hotel to enjoy the rest of our content-rich Cappadocia Tour.
The first stop of the second day of our Cappadocia Tour will be Derinkuyu Underground City. This excavated city which dates back to the era of Hittites is 85 meters beneath the surface, and by using the stair, we will visit its rooms, sections, and tunnels in it. Of course, you will learn a lot of interesting information about wherever we see in there.
Next, the greenest part will be visited: Ihlara Valley. We will hike in there and enjoy the forest, crystal clear river, tweets of birds and all of the gifts of Mother Nature. During the peaceful time, we will relax our bodies and minds easily.
After pleasing our spirit with the natural sceneries of Ihlara Valley, we will head to Selime Monastery, which is one of the most important places for Christianity in Cappadocia. After viewing its amazing ancient and religious texture and shapes, we will learn its story through our guide and expand our cultural accumulation.
The next stop of our Icmeler Cappadocia Tour will be famous Pigeon Valley. In this spectacular area, there are rock-carved pigeon nests on the high cliffs and rock blocks, and these nests come from the ancient times. According to claims, they were made by the people of the region who wanted to benefit from the pigeon fertilizer. After learning its story, we will head to the last stop.
The Onyx Factory
The last stop of our Icmeler Cappadocia Tour will be an onyx factory. In there, we will learn the process of the production of onyx, a marble-like material. After learning the steps and shopping (if you want), we will leave the factory.
We will take to the roads to Icmeler and we will get there roughly in 13 hours. Then, we will take you to your hotel and end our Icmeler Cappadocia Tour successfully.