- duration 8 hours
- tour type Group
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Explore the fascinating, lesser known underground city of Mazi, and marvel at the stunning scenery in the caves, and across the mountains and valleys
- Experience authentic rural village life in Soganlı Valley
- Visit Sobessos, a recently discovered lateRoman/earlyByzantine settlement in Cappadocia
- Browse the markets and see local women making traditional handicrafts
Giving new meaning to the term 'going underground', this Cappadocia tour reveals the fascinating underground city of Mazi, less frequented then some of the area’s other cities. Explore the corridors, barns, and even an underground church with your local guide. See a cave monastery located in a local guy's garden, hang with village traders, and feast on Turkish food for lunch. What's not to love here?
We at Urban Adventures pride ourselves on showing you the hidden gems in a city, and when it comes to this tour in Cappadocia that phrase could not be more literal. On this tour you’ll get to delve underground and discover the secret city of Mazi. It’s one of those adventures you cannot miss while visiting Cappadocia, and with a local guide you’ll learn all about its significance as well as explore its passages.
Your local guide will pick you up from your hotel, and your first stop on this Cappadocia caves tour will be straight to Mazi, known in ancient times as Matazaı. Discover underground Cappadocia with your guide as they take you on an adventure through the corridors and rooms of this fascinating part of the city.
From here on this Cappadocia tour you’ll head to Soganlı Valley, where you’ll find a tiny Turkish village that lives a very traditional lifestyle, the perfect spot to experience authentic local life in Cappadocia. Here you’ll find caves, churches, monasteries, and the spot where the famous handmade dolls of Cappadocia are made. You’ll visit a small market where you can see local women selling their dolls and other handmade crafts.
After a local lunch in the village, you’ll continue on the Keşlik Cave Monastery, an early Christian cave complex located in the garden of a local villager. The owner of the garden guides visitors to show them the monastery and offers tea and local fruits – an experience you’ll not be forgetting in a hurry, we’re sure of it! We’ll also pay a visit to Sinasos, an old Greek town with spectacular old Greek houses — fine examples of late Greek settlements and architecture.
As part of this Cappadocia tour, guests will visit a local handicraft centre where they have the opportunity to see local woman weaving carpets utilising traditional methods unique to the area. As a government-sponsored centre, the locals are able to learn and practice an art form that is slowly disappearing due to modern development. Guests are encouraged to interact with the local woman and experience the true Cappadocian hospitality, giving you the opportunity to really experience Cappadocia from a local perspective.
Once you’re filled with Cappadocia local life and culture, your guide will drop you back off at your hotel in Cappadocia.
Following recent safety incidents we recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Turkey before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page - www.intrepidtravel.com/au/travel-alerts.
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Cancellation for this Cappadocia Uncovered tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.Payment
Full payment of 102 USD is required to confirm this tour.Travel Insurance
Cappadocia Uncovered tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Cappadocia Uncovered tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.Meeting start point :
Pick up at hotels in Uchisar, Goreme, Urgup, Avanos, Ortahisar, and Cavusin towns.Meeting end point :
Drop-off at centrally located hotels in Cappadocia.