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Name of tour : Discover Cappadocia and the Toros mountain ranges on foot (pension, camping)
Code of tour : Cap104
Duration : 15 Days
          Day 1: Arrival Cappadocia
          One of our guides will be waiting to greet you at Ankara airport. He will take you by minibus to your pension in the village of Çavuşin, which is located in the heart of Cappadocia.

          Day 2: White valley - Uchisar - Pigeon valley
          The first part of the morning will be spent in White Valley. A two hour walk will take you through the bizarre Cappadocia landscape to the village of Uçhisar. This village is dominated by a 60-meter-high rock that is riddled with cave dwellings. A climb to the top of this fortress provides a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. After lunch in the village the hike continues through Pigeon Valley to Göreme. After a look round the small town of Göreme we carry on walking to Rose Valley. The night will be spent camping in the midst of this valley. At a natural water source near the campsite you will be able to refresh yourself. (Total walking time is approximately 5 hours)

          Day 3: Kiliclar valley - Goreme museum - Red valley
          In the morning we walk via Kılıçlar Valley, which contains rock-cut churches and monasteries, to the Göreme Open Air Museum. This museum was originally a monastic settlement and contains over thirty churches (mainly 9 th -11 th century) with some of the best preserved frescoes in the whole Cappadocia region. After the museum the trek continues through Zindanönü Valley with its troglodyte houses and churches to Red Valley where at an especially prepared campsite the night shall be spent. (Total walking time is approximately 5 hours)

          Day 4: Bozdag - Zelve museum
          In the morning you will depart from Red Valley and ascend 274 meters to the top of the Bozdağ mound. This point offers one of the best panoramic views of the surrounding Cappadocia countryside. Afterwards, on the way down to 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 5: Gomeda valley - Üzengi valley - Ortahisar
          In the morning we travel 25 km by minibus to Gomeda Valley. After visiting the churches here we will walk through Üzengi Valley. This valley contains countless multi-storied pigeon houses. After a picnic in the valley we will walk to the village of Ortahisar, then cross the mound of Zindanönü to Çavuşin. The night is spent in the pension in Çavuşin. (Total walking time is approximately 7 hours)

          Day 6: Çavusin village - Ihlara valley
          In the morning we depart by minibus for Ihlara Valley. The valley is situated in a canyon through which the Melendiz River flows. A 5 hour walk will be made through the valley. On the way we will stop for lunch at a restaurant of the village of Belisirma that is situated in the middle of the valley. The night is spent camping.

          Day 7: Ihlara - Undeerground city - Soganli valley
          We depart in the morning in direction of Soganli. On the way we'll visit the underground city of Derinkuyu. In the afternoon we will walk on the planes surrounding Soganlı. The night is spent in the village of Soğanlı. (Total walking time is approximately 3 hours)

          Day 8: Soganli valley - Sokulupinar (Taurus mountains)
          In the morning we travel by minibus to Çukurbağ village that is located at the foothills of the Taurus Mountains. From here we make a 2 hour walk to the campsite that is next to nomad settlements. Here we will spend the night. (Total walking time is approximately 2 hours)

          Day 9: Sokulupinar - Seven lakes (yedi goller)
          Early in the morning we hike to the gorges of Emmiler. We'll stop for a break at an altitude of 3400 m. walking to the top of the mountain (3723 m.). Around midday we will have a picnic lunch at the top. In the afternoon we'll continue walking to the campsite, located at 3200 m. at the edge of the seven lakes. (Total walking time is approximately 7 hours)

          Day 10: Seven lakes - Sogukpinar (the cold fountain)
          In the morning we will descend through the gorges of Hacer. At midday we'll stop for a picnic close to a nomad camp. Afterwards our hike continues through forests until we reach the day's campsite (1600 m.) We'll have dinner around a campfire. Your luggage will be transported by mule. (Total walking time is approximately 5 hours)

          Day 11: Sogukpinar - Barazama village - Şelale (cascades)
          We depart in the morning in direction of Şelale. On the way we will visit the village of Barazama where a tea break will de made. Afterwards we will walk for an hour before we stop for a picnic at the edge of the river. In the afternoon we walk to the campsite that has been prepared by the waterfalls of Şelale. You will be able to refresh yourselves in the water of these cascades. (Total walking time is approximately 5 hours)

          Day 12: Şelale
          Free day

          Day 13: Şelale - Çavusin (CAPPADOCIA)
          After breakfast you will travel by minibus back to Cappadocia where the night is spent at the pension in Çavuşin.

          Day 14: Cappadocia - Ankara
          The morning you can spend as you wish. In the afternoon we travel to Ankara by minibus. The night is spent in a hotel in the city center.

          Day 15: Departure
          Your guide will accompany you to the airport.
          Additional information
Period: April to the end of October.
Number of participants: Min. 6 - max. 14 people.
Circuit: Easy level, from 12 years.
Accommodation: 8 nights camping, 6 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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