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Hiking Tour of Cappadocia: Our Favorites & Off-the-Beaten

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  • 7 Nights / 8 Days
  • Private Tour
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Moderate
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Friends, Team, Family

Highlights of the Itinerary

Cappadocia is home to more than 70 valleys, and it would take 32 days to hike it all on foot. This Hiking Tour of Cappadocia will get you to the best ones.

  • Discover all the must-see places in Cappadocia
  • Go off-the-beaten that most tourists don't get to see
  • Deep-dive into the local culture of the region
  • Learn more about the history on this private tour

Departure & Return Location

Wherever

Approx. Pick-up Time

08:30

Accommodation Type

Small Boutique

Destinations

Cappadocia

Price Includes

  • Boutique Style Accommodation
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • All Private Transfers
  • Local (Non-Touristy) Lunches
  • Entrance Tickets/Fees
  • Dinners at the hotel

Price Excludes

  • Gratitudes
  • Extra Admissions

Add-ons

  • Room Upgrade
  • Hot-air Balloon Flight
What to Expect

Hiking tour of Cappadocia is completely designed for those who would like a mixture of both historical and cultural aspects on top of the hiking experience.

If you are interested in a higher level of hiking, please inquire with the note, and we will design you a customary trip as always.

Itinerary Details

Day 1Arrival to Cappadocia

Welcome at the airport and private transfer to your hotel—dinner and overnight.

Meals: D

Day 2Devrent Valley, Zelve Valley, Pasabaglari Valley, Avanos, Sunset

Early in the morning, leave for the first stop Devrent (Imagination Valley) got its name from the strange rock formations called “fairy chimneys.” Unlike other fairy chimneys in Cappadocia, Devrent is instead formed more randomly, and most of the rock formations look like a silhouette.

Head to Zelve Open Air Museum to see one of the earliest monasteries’ ruins. Zelve plays an essential role in Christianity, and we will discuss the monastery while walking around three different paths. A quick ride will take us to Pasabaglari (Hermits Valley), where you will enjoy a nice break after hiking off-the-beaten-path of this beautiful valley.

A short drive will take us to Avanos Town, the center of 2,000 B.C terracotta, to enjoy a lecture about this art and visit the workshop.

We will end the day climbing up to Red Valley (sunset point), which is the best location to enjoy the beautiful lights and shades of Cappadocia. Dinner and overnight.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 3Hot-air Balloon, Pigeon Valley, Goreme, Uchisar Castle, Zemi Valley

Enjoy the optional Hot-air Balloon ride in the early morning and get transferred back to your hotel for some refreshments and breakfast. We will then walk through the beautiful old stone houses of Uchisar and get to the Pigeon Valley, where we will enjoy a beautiful climbing down to get up to Goreme town and enjoy a nice local lunch in the area.

Our final hiking is a pleasant downhill at Zemi Valley, which is instead a more comfortable (medium-level) one.

Enjoying the photo stops of this most prominent single rock formation of the region, get transferred to your hotel—dinner and overnight.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 4Red Valley, Cavusin, Love Valley, Baglidere, Goreme Open-Air Museum

Start another lovely day with Red Valley (from a different path of sunset point) where there are eight different paths. After three hours of hiking, we will enjoy exploring Cavusin Village.

After a local lunch, head to Love Valley (White Valley) & Baglidere (Honey Valley). After enjoying a spectacular view of Goreme, head to Goreme Open Air Museum, one of the Unesco World Heritage Sights covering 9-11 century Byzantine rock-cut churches. Dinner and overnight.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 5Underground City, Ihlara Valley, Selime, Agzikarahan Caravanserai

Descending into the depths of the earth, today, we start with one of the underground cities of Cappadocia with six floors occupied by different civilizations, each adding a different facility and level.

Keep driving to get to Ihlara Valley, which is a 14 k. hike with churches of early Christians using this gorge as a shelter to protect themselves against invasions.

Lunch in Belirsirma Village by the Melendiz Stream passing through. Continue walking till Selime Cathedral, a massive complex with a beautiful view.

Complete the day with a visit to Agzikarahan Caravanserai, which served as a port by the 13th century to traders during the reign of the Great Seljuk Empire. Dinner and overnight.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 6Open Palace, St. Jean Church, Cat Valley, Optional Turkish Bath

We will head to west in the morning to explore one of the least visited gems; Open Palace and Cat Valley, where there are numerous pigeon houses with different paintings.

Enjoy a local picnic at the valley and drive back home. The rest of the day will be at leisure for those who would like to enjoy a Turkish Bath session or any other activities—dinner & overnight.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 7Mustafapasa (Sinasos) Village, Monastery Valley, Pancarlik Valley

A short drive will take us to Mustafapasa earlier called Sinasos as an Old Greek Village. Wandering around the town and a church, we will visit a local house and enjoying our morning Turkish Coffee; we will head Monastery Valley for a short walk and explore.

Head to Ayvali for a village tandoori lunch and Pancarlik Valley with spectacular views will take us to Ortahisar before driving back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 8Private Airport Transfer

Private transfer to the airport for your flight home or next destination.

Meals: B

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FAQs

I'm a solo traveler, is there a single supplement?

Yes, you can book the Hiking tour of Cappadocia as a solo traveler as well. Please go ahead and book it for the minimum paying customer and then we will update the price on your dashboard upon confirmation before payment.

Should I book pre/post tour accommodation?

All our itineraries are created to serve the most requested routes and they are all flexible. You can definitely request for pre/post tours, accommodation, and any other travel services to make the planning even better.