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» Day 6 - Cappadocia (B,L,D)

After breakfast, we begin our excursion with lunch to the famous valley of Cappadocia where nature has created an incredibly strange and colorful world of cones, columns and needles shapes formed from volcanic tuff, some of which are 100 ft high. We will visit the valleys where animal-like natural formations like camels and fair chimneys are abundant. From there we will drive on to Pasabagi in the Zelve area where hermit monks used to live in seclusion in rock cut rooms. We proceed to the charming pottery-making town of Avanos. The town is built on the banks of the  Kizilirmak (Halys) River, the longest river of Turkey, a waterway that deposits the red clay it carries onto the banks here. For millennia this clay has formed the raw materials for the pottery made here in ancient family-run pottery shops.  In the afternoon we continue on to the Open Air Museum in Goreme where we will  visit the early Christian churches decorated with unique frescoes depicting various scenes from the Bible. From there we continue on to the Pigeon Valley near Uchisar. We will dine and spend the night at our hotel in Cappadocia.

  1. Day
Trabzon (D)
  2. Day
Trabzon (B, L, D)
  3. Day
Trabzon/Amasya (B,L,D)
  4. Day
Amasya/Yazilikaya / Alacahoyuk / Hattusas / Ankara (B,L,D)
  5. Day
Ankara / Cappadocia (B,L,D)
  6. Day
Cappadocia (B,L,D)
  7. Day
Cappadocia/Tarsus/Adana (B,L,D)
  8. Day
Adana/Antakya (B,L,D)
  9. Day
Antakya/istanbul (B,L,D)
  10. Day
Istanbul (B,L,D)
  11. Day
Istanbul (B,L,D)
  12. Day
Istanbul (B)


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