Green Tour Cappadocia

Uçhisar Castle
Göreme Open Air Museum
Avanos Pottery Demonstration
Çavuşin Village
Paşabağı (Monks Valley)
Devrent Valley
Ürgüp (Fairy Chimneys)

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 Uçhisar Castle, 60-meter-high fortress, which was not built, but carved out of natural hill dominating the area. This fortress is the highest point of Göreme region. Break in here to take some unbelievable photos of unusual landscape of Cappadocia. After that we will proceed to Göreme, a small town in the center of Cappadocia where we will visit Göreme

Open Air Museum.

Göreme Museum consists of steep cliffs and many hidden churches dating from 9th century. The World’s most important Orthodox cave churches are found in these once remote valleys where monks pursued monastic life from the 3rd century on. Here you can see the best preserved Orthodox cave wall paintings and frescoes from the Iconoclastic period until the beginning of the Seljuk rule, which show scenes from the Old and New Testament. After visiting the museum, we will continue to Avanos where we will have our lunch.

Avanos is a small town, known for its ceramics and it overlooks the longest river of Turkey, the Red River. Red River; old name Halys; in ancient times was the border between Asia Minor and the rest of Asia. River is the witness of two major events in history that had occurred there. 585 BC the Halys River was the place of famous Battle of Halys; the first battle in history that is known the correct date (May 28 585 BC – Battle of the Edipse).

Two and half centuries after that, during the time of Alexander The Great; Alexander knew and said if he will want to come to the end of the world, he will have to be able to cross the Halys River; and in 333 BC Alexander has succeed in his venture. The most famous historical feature of Avanos, which is still relevant and very visible today, is its production of earthenware pottery. The ceramic trade in this district and its countless pottery factories date back to the Hittites, and the ceramic clay from the Red River has always been used. Today, Avanos is a pottery center of Cappadocia and we will visit a pottery demonstration and shop.

There you will have a chance to watch the potters at work using kick wheels, the technique which has remained unchanged for generations. You will have a possibility to buy yourself a unique handmade souvenir from Cappadocia. After that we will continue to Çavuşin Old Village, one of the oldest villages in this area. İt is an old Christian village and the most important building there is a Byzantine church of St. John the Baptist. Then we will proceed to Paşabağı, also called as a Monks Valley because Christian hermits chose to locate hermite cells and churches in three-headed pinnacles symbolic of the Holy Trinity.

There you will see some of the most striking cones in Cappadocia with twin and even triple rock caps and they are known as the mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys. Our next stop will be Devrent Valley, also known as „lmagination Valley”, and it is the most surreal-looking scenery. This valley is famous for its lunar landscape. Continuing our tour, the route will take us to Ürgüp where we will make a photo break at Three Beauties, the symbol of Cappadocia. There you will enjoy the sun which slowly sets over Cappadocia. Anticipated return to your hotel is approximately between 4:00p.m and 4:30p.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