Deep Green Zone Ilhara Valley Hicking Full Day Tour

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  • 8 hr

Discover the natural beauty of Ihlara Valley, one of Turkey’s most stunning natural landscapes Marvel at the huge, ancient Selime Monastery Hike 7 km through the gorgeous natural trails of the canyon See hidden churches, picturesque waterfalls, and ancient houses Explore the large underground city of Derinkuyu Enjoy the intimacy of a small group tour

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Selime Monastery

Discover the natural beauty of Ihlara Valley, one of Turkey’s most stunning natural landscapes, in this full-day tour. Hike through the striking gorge and uncover ancient churches and underground cities while learning about the history of the area. Our first stop of the day’s adventure is Selime Monastery. This 13th-century monastery was cut directly out of the volcanic mountain and is the biggest religious building in Cappadocia. We’ll wander around the cathedral-sized structure and see the well-preserved kitchens, monks’ quarters, stables, staircases, and more.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Belisirma

After marveling at Selime, we’ll stop by Belisirma, a popular local establishment where you can have some tea or eat some snacks before we begin our hike.

Duration: 30 minutes

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We’ll then proceed to Ilhara Valley where we’ll go on a 2.5-hour or 7 km hike, exploring the immense area of natural rock formations. We’ll stop by hidden churches, see picturesque waterfalls, and observe the breathtaking landscape of the canyon. Following the hike, you’ll have a delicious traditional Turkish lunch.

Duration: 2 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Derinkuyu

After that, you’ll head to Derinkuyu underground city. At its peak, this ancient, multi-level underground city was said to have sheltered almost 20,000 people! Explore the wonders of Derinkuyu’s underground before heading back to your accommodations after a day well spent.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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