You will take midnight bus from Ankara to Cappadocia at 01:00. It takes aproximately 4 hours drive from Ankara to Cappadocia. When you arrive Capadocia, our driver will pick you up from Nevsehir or Goreme Otogar. Then, bring our travel company office in Goreme. You can refreshing up in our office. You can have breakfast by yourself in Goreme until 09:30.
You are going to be picked up by our driver and tour guide from office at 9:30AM, our first stop of the day is Uçhisar Castle. Uçhisar is the best place to have a full view of all Cappadocia valleys the village. The panorama of the surrounding area is lovely. You will see the Uchisar Castle and the surrounding ancient houses; the scenery is beautiful; the ancient houses are hollowed out into the rocks and form amazing shapes.
Göreme Open Air Museum is one of Turkey’s first UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Göreme Open Air Museum is the most visited site in Cappadocia. It boasts the best and most extensive collection of rock-cut churches, many of which have been decorated with elaborate Byzantine ancient cave churches and impressive biblical frescoes (wall or ceiling paintings). Dating back to the 10th century AD, they’re over a thousand years old.
After Goreme Open Air Museum, we will g oto Love Valley. Love is a universal word, after all, and there is nothing that could be considered remarkable in its resemblance to the female equivalent of these enormous formations in the area. Love Valley harbours and encompasses incredible sights from the canyons below the vineyards and orchards leading to gigantic fairy chimneys. We will go to lunch. You will have lunch in a local restaurant. You will have chance to taste famous foods of Cappadocia. After lunch, we will go to Avanos. Avanos is a small cute town right next to kizilirmak river.
This town is also known with its pottery workshops. Lots of places where you can try to do your own clay pot. We will visit one of pottery workshop in Avanos. Then, we will go to Pashabag. After the eruption of Mount Erciyes about 2.6 million years ago, ash and lava formed soft rocks in the Cappadocia Region, covering a region of about 20,000 km2. The softer rock was eroded by wind and water, leaving the hard cap rock on top of pillars, forming the present-day fairy chimneys. You will see best fairychimneys of Cappadocia in Pasabag. Also known as Monks Valley, a chapel and hermitage dedicated to Saint Simeon was built into one of these fairy chimneys with three heads. Saint Simeon was a Syriac ascetic who lived in seclusion for 37 years atop a pillar near Aleppo in Syria. Inspired by his example, the hermits of Cappadocia isolated themselves from the world by cutting into these fairy chimneys and creating rooms 10-15 meters aboveground.
Devrent Valley, also known as Imagination Valley, is a great place for practicing your imagination. There are rock formations shaped liked camels, seals, lions, and whatever else you can imagine. What a great place to let your imagination run wild! Around 16:30, we will come back your hotel. You can take a rest in your hotel or you can take flight or bus to your other destination.