Small-Group Cappadocia Tour Including Ozkonak Underground City, Uchisar and Open Air Museum in Goreme
Tour description provided by Viator
Discover Cappadocia's fascinating natural and archeological wonders on this full-day tour. Visit Özkonak Underground City, a unique site on the slopes of Mt Idis, and learn about its built-in communication system and strategic features that helped watch for Turkish enemies. See amazing volcanic structures in Devrent Valley and Pasabag (Monks Valley); see the rock citadel of Uchisar, the tallest point in Cappadocia; the remains of rock-cut churches in the Open Air Museum in Goreme; and enjoy a pottery-making class in Avanos.
After pickup from your Cappadocia hotel in the morning, head to Özkonak Underground City, an incredible site made of volcanic granite and built on the slopes of Mt Idis. Your expert guide will explain how the communication system was built and how ventilated holes were formed to watch for Turkish enemies. The site’s excavation in 1972 revealed a whole city that could house 60,000 people for up to three months!
Next, head to Devrent Valley, which boasts closely clustered collections of strange volcanic cones and other unique rock formations. Here, your guide will tell you about the fascinating process of erosion.
Continue to Pasabag (Monks Valley) to see interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. In the afternoon, visit the Open Air Museum in Goreme, where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years.
You’ll also stop in Avanos to participate in a pottery-making workshop. Learn about the ancient art of pottery from your guide and enjoy creating your own masterpiece.
After your tour, you’ll be taken back to your hotel.
- Entrance fees
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Pottery-making class
What isn't included
- Food and drink, unless specified
- Gratuities (optional)