What To Expect
Delve underground and discover the secret city of Mazi. It's one of those adventures you cannot miss while visiting Cappadocia. With a local guide, 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 Matazai.
Discover underground Cappadocia with your guide as he/she takes you on an adventure through the corridors and rooms of this fascinating part of the city. Head to Soganli 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. See caves, churches, monasteries and the spot where the famous handmade dolls of Cappadocia are made. Visit a small market where you can see local women selling their dolls and other handmade crafts.
After a local lunch in the village, continue on the Keslik 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!
Visit also Sinasos, an old Greek town with spectacular old Greek houses - fine examples of late Greek settlements and architecture. Drop by a local handicraft center where you will have the opportunity to see local women weaving carpets in a traditional way. Living in a government-sponsored center, 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 women and experience true Cappadocian hospitality, giving you the opportunity to 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.
English speaking guide
Tips and gratuities
The tour will be operated on a semi-private basis with a maximum of 8 guests.
As dress standards are conservative throughout Turkey, modest clothing is strongly recommended. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Turkish people do not wear shoes within the home so it is suggested that easy slip-on shoes be worn. The weather in Turkey is highly variable depending on the time of year. Winters range from freezing cold to extremely hot and humid in Summer (June, July and August). Short shorts, tank or singlet tops are unacceptable.
Children below 6 years old are not permitted on this tour.
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