Winding through the spectacular valleys, historic sites and rock formations of northern Cappadocia, the Red Tour is not to be missed. An expert local guide will accompany you as you explore the magnificent landscapes and ancient frescoes of this stunning UNESCO World Heritage destination. The best of Cappadocia can be covered with this tour in combination with the South/Green Cappadocia tour.
Goreme Esentepe for Panoramic View
We stop at the Esentepe vista viewpoint, located between Uchisar and Goreme. This stunning panorama provides breathtaking views of the town of Esentepe and the surrounding landscape of fairy chimneys.
Goreme Open Air Museum
We will begin at the Goreme Open Air Museum, an impressive collection of monasteries, churches and chapels that date back to the Middle Ages. The site served as an important Christian center of learning. Visitors can marvel at its religious buildings, which still exhibit elaborate and beautifully preserved frescoes.
Pasabag – Monks Valley
We will then have time to explore the Monks Valley, famed for its three-headed fairy chimneys. This region of is also known as Pasabag, or “Pasha’s Vineyard,” for its stunning earth pillars located within a vineyard.
A short drive will take us to the surreal Devrent Valley, famed for its almost lunar landscape of small, pointed fairy chimneys. VIsitors will get a chance to explore the valley and take in its astounding formations.
Avanos Pottery workshop
Our final destination is the small town of Avanos, home to a terracotta industry dating back to 3000 BC. Potters source clay from the Red River that winds through town. Tour visitors we will have the opportunity to visit a traditional pottery workshop and witness the excellent craftsmanship firsthand.
The Three Beauties, or Three Graces, are three brilliant fairy chimneys located near Urgup. It is the most famous symbol of Urgüp. This amazing natural formation is well-known for its enchanting landscape as well as its fascinating story.
GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS
Pick up: 09:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. depending on your hotel’s location.
Tour end: Approximately 17:00 pm.
- All entrance fees for sites on the itinerary
- Professional English-speaking tour guide
- Transfers to/from any cave accommodations