While there are many ways to visit, and explore the lunar-like valleys of Cappadocia, walking along them is probably the most immersive, and interesting one. Our Hiking in Cappadocia tour invites you to unfold every aspect of the most famous valleys in the region, with an alternative, and fun way. Ideal for all, this tour promises unique images, positive emotions, and stunning views.
The tour begins in the afternoon, three hours before the sunset. On a prescheduled time, members of our team will pick you up from your hotel, with a modern and fully air-conditioned car, and drive you to the starting point of the hiking route. The tour is guided by a professional, who is about to provide interesting descriptions about the valleys, and ensure a smooth experience for all.
For the purposes of our Hiking in Cappadocia experience, you will visit the charming Red and Rose Valleys. What makes these, relatively small, valleys special is that the rocks have a peculiar pink colour. Depending on the hour, the colour of the rocks takes a different shade, creating a truly unique atmosphere. After walking and exploring these two valleys, the hiking experience continues to Ihlara Valley. It is found on a 14 km long, and up to 150 m deep gorge, and has a flawless imposing atmosphere. Once you arrive there, expect to receive interesting information about the structures. Except from rocks, the valley hosts churches, and monasteries, with some of them having well-preserved frescoes.
The schedule includes, also, a stop at Pigeons’ Valley. The most interesting characteristic of this valley is that it has pigeons’ nests carved into the rocks. Your hiking experience there, is about to fill you with emotions. In fact, the valley is 4km long, and features viewing platforms, from where you can snap photos, and enjoy the majestic atmosphere.
The exceptionally beautiful Love Valley is your next stop. One of the most exciting characteristics of this location, is the giant, mushroom-like rocks, that can be 20 to 30 meters tall. Love Valley is one of the best locations to observe the sunset, at the sunlight reflect of the breath-taking rocks, and the setting is truly idyllic.
The last valley to explore is the Zemi Valley. Your hiking experience takes you through tunnels, vineyards, and ancient churches that are carved into rocks. As this is the last site to hike through, a comfortable vehicle will be waiting for you there. Expect to arrive back at your hotel in the afternoon, with a sense of sweet tiredness, but full of emotions.
Get to explore the infamous valleys and the imposing landscapes of Cappadocia with an ultra-exciting Hiking Tour in Cappadocia. This alternative, yet interesting experience, takes you on a walking exploration at some of the most popular valleys, at sunset. Get your cameras ready, feel your energy levels increasing, and create cool memories with friend or family members.
Pickup: Our Hiking in Cappadocia tour begins in the afternoon, three minutes before sunset. Be ready on time, as a comfortable and modern vehicle will pick you up from your place of accommodation.
Professional guiding services: This hiking tour is supervised by a professional tour guide. Hence, expect to get detailed, important descriptions about the valleys, and Cappadocia in general. The guide is, also, responsible to ensure a smooth experience for all.
Rafting: The schedule includes one of the most exciting activities one can join in the area, that is a rafting session in Köprüçay river. Difficulty level is low to medium, and once you get the instructions and equipment, you will enter your boats, and start rafting the water. The flow and foamy waters of the river are about to excite and boost your adrenaline levels. Expect some breaks along the route, and if you want, you can swim in the cold river waters.
Red & Rose Valleys: During the day, expect to visit Red and Rose Valleys. One of the most interesting facts about these two valleys is that the imposing rock formations, have a charming pink colour. Depending on the season and time you visit the valleys, the rocks have a different shade of pink, due to the sunlight.
Ihlara & Pigeons’ Valleys: Ihlara Valley is about to take your breath-away with its majestic atmosphere. Wondering why? The valley is found in a 14km long and 150m deep gorge, that is one of the largest in Asia Minor. As you hike in Ihlara Valley, expect to observe stunning rocks, as well as churches and monasteries that are carved into rocks. The guide will let you know that some of them have well-preserved frescoes inside. After vising Ihlara, the hiking experience continues to Pigeons’ Valley. Once there, get ready to observe pigeons’ nests on the rocks. The valley is 4km long, and promises exceptional views from the multiple viewing platforms.
Love & Zemi Valleys: A Hiking in Cappadocia tour is not complete if you don’t visit the stunning Love Valley. Once you arrive there, get ready to feel the cool atmosphere that the rocks create. In fact, at this valley, you can spot some mushroom-like rocks, that can be up to 20 and 30 meters high. As you listen to the descriptions of the guide, make sure that you will snap some photos! The last stop of this hiking experience takes place at Zemi Valley. Expect to observe tunnels, vineyards, and, if you are lucky, you may spot some turtles!
Return Back: Our Hiking in Cappadocia tour finishes after sunset. At the end of the last stop, a car will be waiting to transfer you back at your hotel.