Your private guide will be waiting for you as you touch down at Nevsehir airport, so you’ll waste no time getting started on your Cappadocia sightseeing tour. Traveling by private vehicle, enjoy a scenic drive through the stunning landscapes of Pigeon Valley, stop to visit the rock-cut monastery of Açik Saray (Open Palace), and climb to the top of Uchisar Castle, the gigantic rock that marks the region’s highest point. Continue to Cavusin village, a striking example of a troglodyte village, where the now-abandoned cave homes and the beautiful Saint John Church make for some evocative photos.
Pause to admire the views over Goreme from the hilltop village of Esentepe, then head down into the village for a tour of the UNESCO-listed Goreme Open-Air Museum. Learn more about Cappadocia’s fascinating early Christian heritage as you stroll around the ancient rock churches, chapels and monasteries, all carved into the limestone cliffs.
Re-fuel with a delicious lunch at a typical Turkish restaurant, before visiting one of the region’s most unique sights – the Ozkonak Underground City, an entire city built deep beneath the ground. After exploring the historic marvel, make a short stop in the pottery village of Avanos to enjoy a pottery demonstration and perhaps shop for some handcrafted souvenirs.
There’s just time to visit some of Cappadocia’s most spectacular fairy chimneys, with stops in Pasabag (Monk’s Valley) and Devrent Valley (Imagination Valley), so make sure you leave some space on you camera!
Finally, after a full day exploring Cappadocia’s best bits, you’ll be dropped back at Nevsehir airport to catch your on-going flight.