The miracles of Cappadocia
It is impossible to imagine a more wondrous sight than this evocative lunar landscape with its bizarre rock formations, enigmatic fairy chimneys and extensive cave dwellings. At Cappadocia, geology and civilization are inextricably linked as erosion and construction perennially interact with each other. Created through this unique collaboration, the region is the world’s greatest sculpture – shaped by nature, carved by man. After all, it took some 30 million years for the elements to shape the layers of volcanic basalt and tuff into their present form and even the impact of man on the landscape goes back several thousand years to the Hittite people, who were probably the first to dig caves suitable for habitation out of the soft tuft. The trek will take you to the most famous and beautiful regions of Cappadocia Goreme valley, Love valley, Zemi valley and the historic towns of Uchisar, Ortahisar, Goreme and others.
The daily walks are neither long nor demanding, allowing you enough time to concentrate on the area you are hiking through, and where each rock hides its own secrets waiting to be explored.
- Duration8 Days I Difficulty: 1/2 (of 5)
- What is includedAccommodation in hotels and pensions in en-suite rooms, incl. breakfast, and 4x dinners; pick up/drop off at Kayseri or Nevsehir airports; luggage transfers between the inns; people transfers as per itinerary; route notes with maps in English; phone assistance; GPS tracks.
- What is not includedOther meals and drinks; entrance fees; tips;
- Best periodApril, May, June, July, August, September, October
Day 1. Arrive at Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport and transfer to Mustafapasa
Day 2. Mustafapaşa - Pancarlik Valley - Ortahisar (11km; 3-4hrs; + 325m/- 305m)
Day 3. Ortahisar - Ibrahimpasa (round walk) (8km; 3-4hrs; + 315m/- 225m)
Day 4. Ortahisar – Meskendir Valley – Red & Rose Valleys – Cavusin village (11km; 4-5hrs; + 280m/- 430m)
Day 5. Cavusin – Zelve Monastery & Pasabaglari (Monks Valley) (9km; 3-4hrs; + 270m/- 270m)
Day 6. Cavusin – Akvadi (White Valley) – Uchisar – Pigeon Valley – Goreme (12km; 4-5hrs; + 420m/- 410m)
Day 7. Goreme – Zemi Valley & Goreme Open Air Museum (12km; 4hrs; + 300m/- 300m)
Day 8. Cappadocia – Kayseri or Nevsehir airport
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