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CAPPADOCIA HIKING TOURS
Cappadocia is famous with her valleys shaped by eruptions of three volcanoes; Mt. Erciyes (3,917 mt.), Mt. Hasan (3,263 mt.) and Mt. Melendiz (2,963 mt.). These valleys are used the hide the first churches of Cappadocia which were carved into fairy chimneys. Hiking tours in Cappadocia mainly go from top and bottom of these valleys.

Turkish Heritage Travel organizes both private and regular hiking tours with different difficulty levels. You can get further information about the valleys below and tailor-make your itinerary by your own.
ROSE and RED VALLEYS (2 – 4 HOURS)
Rose Valley is a large area located between Goreme and Cavusin, and it is divided into many small valleys. It covers the valleys of Gulludere, Kizilcukur, Meskendir and Zindanonu. There are some cave churches, cave tunnels, cave houses in the valley which are visited during the hike. Rose Valley has paths for easy, medium and difficult levels. The most comman path in the valley takes around 2 hours for 3,5 km.

Half day hiking tour in these valleys is 20 USD per person.

IHLARA VALLEY (2 – 6 HOURS)
Ihlara is the deepest gorge of Asia Minor, where monks used to live and instruct Christanity in cave churches. Most of the churches here, are decorated with frescoes. The main difference of Ihlara from the other Cappadocian valleys is the Melendiz river which runs from the bottom of the valley and paints it to blue and green.

The total length of the valley is 14 km, and there are three different walking tours in the valley.
” 3,5 km hike. Starting from the main gate and walking until Belisirma Village.
” 7 km hike. Starting from the beginning of the valley and walking until Belisirma Village.
” 14 km hike. Starting from the beginning of the valley and walking until Selime Monastery.
7 km or 3,5 km hike in Ihlara Valley is included to our Daily Cappadocia Tours and it is 40 USD per person including lunch and entrance fees. Private 14km Ihlara Valley tour is 100 USD per person.

OTHER VALLEYS OF CAPPADOCIA
Turkish Heritage Travel is specialized in walking tours and offers these tours in many different valleys of Cappadocia. Apart from the above valleys, we organize hikes in
” Pigeons Valley, 4km, from Uchisar to Goreme. A moderate walk in a green valley with many different rock formations and hundreds of pigeon houses carved into fairy-chimneys.
” Love Valley, 1 km, a short and easy hike in a valley on the way to Goreme Open Air Museum with tall fairy-chimneys.
” Zemi Valley, 5 km, from Goreme to Uchisar. A moderate hike in a green valley with wind-eroded volcanic rocks.
” Honey Valley, 5 km, starting from Goreme-Cavusin road upto old Uchisar. One of the most spectacular vies of Cappadocia.
” Uzengi Valley, 4km, an easy hike from Ortahisar to Urgup-Mustafapasa road in a green valley.

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