Blue Tour Cappadocia

Ortahisar Panorama
Mustafapaşa (Old Greek Village)
Keşlik Monastery
Sobessos Ancient City (Roman Mosaics)
Soğanlı Valley
Mazı Underground City

Overview

Pick up in the morning from your hotel for full day Cappadocia tour. Pick up time is between 09:30a.m and 09:50a.m, depends on your hotel’s location. The tour starts with visiting Mustafapaşa Village, an old Greek village which is famous for its beautiful arthitecture, where the warrens of grottos are hidden behind statuesque neo-clasical facades. It’s former name during the Ottoman Empire was Sinassos (“city of the sun”), and it was one of the largest Greek settlements in Cappadocia until the beginning of the 20th century. Throughout the region the town is known for the ornate carved stonework of its houses. The next stop is Keşlik Monastery, which is consist of 3 churches, refectory, sleeping and living quarters that were carved out of the rock.

The monastery is known as a one of the rare Iconoclastic examples of Cappadocia frescoes and it was used in Byzantine Era until the end of Ottoman Empire. Then we will continue to Taşkınpaşa, a typical Cappadocian village, where we will visit to Taşkınpaşa Medrese (theological school) and an antiquated mosque, both built in a classical Seljuk style. The Medrese was built by the Karamanids, a 14lh century dynasty in Konya, that dominated this part of Anatolia for almost 250 years. In Taşkınpaşa Village we will have our lunch.

After the lunch break our tour will continue to Sobessos Ancient City, the only late-Roman/early-Byzantine settlement in Cappadocia. İt is originally a Roman settlement from the 4lh century AD. We will visit the excavation site where you will be able to see, among other typical Roman buildings, a 400 m2 meeting hall, the main attraction of which is the beautiful mosaic flooring. By sightseeing the excavation site you will realize how finding Roman ruins of this sophistication provides evidence that there is still a lot we don’t know about the history of Cappadocia. İt is known that Christians were hiding from Roman soldiers, but there has never been any evidence of a full-scale Roman settlement here.

After visiting the excavation site we will proceed to Soğanlı Valley, a deep valley with interesting hiking trails. Soğanlı was once the third largest monastic center in the area and hosts many cave churches and monasteries, most of which are from the period between 9lh and 13lh century. Soğanlı is famous for its worldwide known dolls that have become the Symbol of the village. We will spend the afternoon hiking through the valley, enjoying the beautiful and untouched nature.

Our tour will end by visiting Mazı Underground City, where we will descent towards the center of the earth by exploring underground city in Cappadocia; whose capacity was approximately 4.000 people. This city is about 20 metres deep and contains all the usual rooms founded in an underground city (kitchens, storehouses, living quarters, vvine cellars, church, ete.). Anticipated return to your hotel is approximately between 6:00p.m and 6:30p.m

Also, a chance to get the same tour with private quality. Professional tour guide and vip transportation included 200€ from 1 to 12 people. Museum entrance fees and lunches are excluded.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Transportation with AC vehicle
  • Pick up and drop-off service from/to hotel
  • Light breakfast
  • Hot air balloon flight
  • Champagne celebration and flight certificate ceremony
  • Full passenger and third party liability insurance
  • Whether you are experinced passenger or this is your first time in a hot air balloon, you can be confident that you will feel the magic of the best ballooning available anywhere in the world.

The Trip Cost Excludes

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • With shuttle service from hotel
  • 1-20
  • 5:30
  • 500 - 1000 Metres
  • Light Breakfast
  • Turkish, English