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Small-Group Cappadocia Tour: Devrent Valley, Monks Valley and Open Air Museum in Goreme

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Urgup, Turkey
Small-Group Cappadocia Tour: Devrent Valley, Monks Valley and Open Air Museum in Goreme
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Marvel at the otherworldly terrain of Cappadocia during this full-day small group guided tour of Devrent Valley, Monks Valley and Göreme Open Air Museum. In Cappadocia explore a landscape abundant with volcanic hills and valleys covered in fairy chimneys and unbelievably shaped monoliths. See the bizarre rock formations of the Pasabag and Devrent Valley and enjoy a lunch which is included. Then, experience pottery-making in Avanos and tour Göreme Open-Air Museum where your will creep into rock-carved churches and chapels for view colorful ancient frescoes. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 20 people.
  • Full-day Cappadocia sightseeing tour
  • See the bizarre rock formations of the Devrent Valley and Pasabag
  • Visit the Göreme Open-Air Museum and try making your own pottery in Avanos
  • Enjoy an included lunch and a hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 people ensures a more personalized experience
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Lunch
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Air-conditioned vehicle
Pottery-making class
Food and drink, unless specified
Entrance Fee for Dark Church
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9:00 AM
In the morning, meet your guide at your Cappadocia hotel for your small-group day trip to Devrent Valley, Monks Valley and Göreme Open Air Museum. Start the day by driving, in your air-conditioned coach, to the marvelous Devrent Valley. Here, admire the abundant volcanic pinnacles, bizarre shaped boulders, and wondrous fairy chimneys. Listen as your guide explains how natural forces eroded these formations over millennia.

Next, capture photos of mushroom-topped rock monoliths rising from the nearby vineyards in Pasabag also referred to as Monks Valley. Learn about the monks and hermits that once found solitude within these lonely cone shelters.

Move on to Avanos and mold yourself a clay souvenir during a fun pottery workshop. But first, watch close as the artisans spin a wheel of clay and carefully produce one of Turkey’s ancient crafts. Now that you’ve seen how it’s done, make your own creation.

Afterwards, head to the Göreme Open-Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and break for lunch (included) at a nearby restaurant. Then, visit the museum and discover its ancient frescoes covering the ceilings of rock-chiseled chapels, monasteries, and churches. Gaze at the colorful details that still remain centuries later and appreciate the effort of these long passed painters. 

Leave the museum and hop back in your coach as you journey to your hotel where your tour ends.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Devrent Valley
After pickup from your Cappadocia hotel in the morning, travel to the extraordinary Devrent Valley to see its clustered collections of volcanic cones, pinnacles and other unique rock formations. Learn about the fascinating erosion process that has sculpted these strangely shaped rocks from your guide.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pasabag
Continue to Pasabag, also known as Monks Valley, where bizarre, mushroom-shaped rock pinnacles rear up from the surrounding vineyards. Take photos of these surreal formations and hear how hermits and monks once made shelters in their cones.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Avanos
Next, head to Avanos, where you will participate in a pottery-making workshop. Admire the dexterity of the potters at work, and take the opportunity to spin and create your own pottery masterpiece as you learn more about one of Turkey's oldest crafts.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Goreme National Park
Stop for lunch at a restaurant near the UNESO World Heritage Site that is the Göreme Open-Air Museum. Then, after your included lunch, head inside this spectacular museum to see its ancient, rock-hewn churches, chapels and monasteries. Admire the artistry of their long-ago sculptors and marvel at the delicate frescoes that still coat some of the inner walls. After your visit, return to your coach and finish your tour with a drop-off at your hotel.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Neon Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Cappadocia Tour: Devrent Valley, Monks Valley and Open Air Museum in Goreme?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Cappadocia Tour: Devrent Valley, Monks Valley and Open Air Museum in Goreme.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Cappadocia Tour: Devrent Valley, Monks Valley and Open Air Museum in Goreme?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Cappadocia Tour: Devrent Valley, Monks Valley and Open Air Museum in Goreme.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Cappadocia Tour: Devrent Valley, Monks Valley and Open Air Museum in Goreme?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Cappadocia Tour: Devrent Valley, Monks Valley and Open Air Museum in Goreme.

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Benjamin was a great tour guide in...
CT123
, May 2018
Benjamin was a great tour guide in Cappadocia and was very informative. Benjamin had extensive knowledge of the history of the area and pointed out unique facts along the route. The outside museum was great. Benjamin catered to our needs (changing lunch to be later as we were not yet hungry). Tafana restaurant was good and we managed to sample the famous Cappadocia Testi kebap.
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Our first time to Cappadocia and what...
AnilahQ
, May 2017
Our first time to Cappadocia and what an amazing experience it was. We were not aware of such history existed within central Turkey. We visited Devrent Valley, Open Air Museum and Monk Valley. Monk Valley was our favourite site, the structures and chimneys were mind-blowing. The art in the caves at the Open Air Museum were incredible and had such detail. Lunch was at a authentic restaurant with pleasant staff and amazing food. Hafiz our guide was brilliant he was very informative and left nothing out. He also answered every question he was asked. Full of knowledge and an amazing guide. He was polite and always kept us in the loop for everything we were doing and had planned to do. His love and admiration for his home town Cappadocia was heartfelt. Highly recommend this tour as Cappadocia has so much to offer.
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Amazing archeology of rock...
Gail F
, May 2015
Amazing archeology of rock formations throughout Cappadocia and out lying areas. The hot air balloon ride scenery was magical
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Excellent tour, you visit most of...
Jorge M
, Oct 2014
Excellent tour, you visit most of Cappadoccia main attractions. The guide and the driver were excellent.
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Excellent tour for who has limited...
Jorge Antonio L
, Sep 2014
Excellent tour for who has limited time. You can do everything in one day, included the balloon flight. The tour guide very profesional and responsible. I recommend this tour indeed.
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Heavenly tour!!!!! Spectacular and...
JOSE F
, Aug 2014
Heavenly tour!!!!! Spectacular and amazing Landscapes. The tour guide was a wonderful kind beautiful person. The driver fantástico and always driving safety. Lunch good enough, good service.
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Very good. Tour guide excellent...
Marisa
, Aug 2013
Very good. Tour guide excellent, food good, cars good, tour in general very good, a lot to see. Thank you
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