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Name of tour : Discover Cappadocia on foot (specially for families)
Code of tour : Cap103
Duration : 8 Days
          Day 1: Arrival Cappadocia
          Your guide will be waiting for you at Ankara or Kayseri airport and will accompany you to your pension in Cappadocia.

Day 2: Valley of the fairy chimnies -Zelve
          In the morning you will depart from Çavusin to the open air museum of Zelve. On the way you will find yourself amidst the curious fairy chimney rock-formations for which the region is so famous. The m useum is a now deserted monastery complex that was inhabited until 1955, when falling rocks made the place too dangerous to continue living in. The complex is stretched out over three valleys, two of which are connected by a still accessible, though very dark, tunnel. The complex contains numerous chapels and medieval oratories many of which are decorated with carved crosses. In the afternoon you will be able to discover the local handicrafts of Cappadocia. By minibus you will visit a local pottery factory and a carpet/kilim workshop. At the end of the afternoon you will have the opportunity to revitalize yourself at a Turkish bath (entrance fee not included). The night is spent at the pension in Çavuşin. (Total walking time is approximately 4 hours)

Day 3: White valley - Uchisar - Pigeon valley
          In the morning a cart-ride is made through White Valley. During the 2 hour ride you will discover marvellous landscapes before arriving at Uçhisar. In this small town we'll visit the citadel that is situated in a rock piton. From the top of this fortress you will be able to view the surrounding eroded landscapes. Afterwards we descend to Pigeon Valley for a picnic. When everybody has spent enough time relaxing we'll walk through the valley to Göreme. After visiting Göreme village we head back to Çavuşin where the night is spent at the pension. (Total walking time is approximately 5 hours)

Day 4: Kiliclar valley - Goreme open air museum - Red valley
          The first part of the morning is spent in Kiliçlar Valley that contains 11th century churches. The rest of the morning is spent in the Göreme Open Air Museum. After a picnic in Zindanönu Valley we continue through Red Valley. Along the way you will be able to admire the always changing landscapes. The night is spent at the pension in Çavuşin. ( Total walking time is approximately 6 hours )

Day 5: Çavusin - Underground city - Ihlara valley
          We depart in the morning by minibus in direction of Ihlara Valley. On the way we will stop to visit an underground city and Crater Lake. Around midday we'll arrive at Ihlara Valley that is situated in a canyon where the Melendiz River flows through. A 3 hour walk will be made through the valley to the village of Belisırma which is located on the edge of the river. Here we will stop for a rest before returning to Çavusin. (220 km by minibus; total walking time is approximately 3 hours)

Day 6: Çavusin village - Bayrakhacili thermal bath
          The morning will be spent exploring the old village of Çavuşin - that consists of cave dwellings with in their midst the 5 th century church of St. John the Baptist - and the 10 th century church of Nicephorfocas . After lunch at the pension we will go to the thermal bath in Bayramhacılı where you can swim in the naturally hot water.

Day 7: Çavusin - Ankara
          After a big breakfast we depart for Ankara by minibus (300 km.) The afternoon is spent visiting the citadel and Museum of Civilization in Ankara . The night is spent in a hotel in the center of the city.

Day 8: Departure
          Your guide will take you to the airport by minibus.
          Additional information
Period: April to the end of October.
Number of participants: Min. 6 - max. 14 people.
Circuit: Easy level, from 12 years.
Accommodation: 7 nights pension.
Note: The first and last day of the program can change according to weather conditions.
          What you must bring
* Walking shoes (preferably not too new to avoid blisters etc.)
* A second pair of comfortable shoes
* A small bag for the daytime treks
* A water bottle
* Sunglasses, suntan lotion and a hat
* Sleeping bag
* Warm clothing for in the evening
* A flashlight
* Toilet bag and towel
* Watertight coat
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