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Name of tour : Discover Cappadocia by Joelette
Code of tour : Cap301
Duration : 8 Days
          Day 1: Arrival in Cappadocia
          One of our guides will be waiting to greet you at Ankara or Kayseri 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 - Uçhisar - Göreme
          We depart in the morning from White Valley. During a 2 hour walk you will discover marvelous 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 3 : Çavuşin - Zemideresi - Kılıçlar Valley
          We depart in the morning and visit the hidden church in the Zemideresi Valley, that dates back to the 9th century. Continuing along a small path we will the make our way to the Göreme Open Air Museum. In the afternoon we will go to Ortahisar where we will stop for lunch before visiting the citadelle. Via the Kılıçlar Valley we will make our way back to Çavuşin where we will spend the night at the pension.

          Day 4 : Zindanönü Valley - Red Valley - Rose Valley
          After breakfast we will make our way through the valley of Zindanönü. Here you will be able to view numerous troglodyte churches and dwellings along the scenic route. We then continue on through the Red Valley, with its various colors of rock, and Rose Valley before we arrive back at the pension in Çavuşin at the end of the afternoon. (Total walking time is approximately 5 hours)

          Day 5 : Çavuşin - Paşabağı - Zelve - Çavuşin
          In the morning we start out in the direction of Zelve. A small path will lead us to the curious fairy chimney rock-formations for which the region is so famous. We will then visit the Zelve Open Air Museum. This 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 and contains numerous chapels and medieval oratories many of which are decorated with carved crosses. We will stay in Zelve for lunch and then go back to the fairy chimneys of the Paşabağı. 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 6 : Çavuşin - Underground city - Güzelyurt
          We will depart by minibus in the direction of Ihlara Valley in the morning. Along the way we will stop to visit an underground city, a crater lake and the village of Güzelyurt. The night will be spent camping.

          Day 7 : Ihlara
          The Ihlara Valley is situated in a canyon where the Melendiz River flows through. While walking through this valley you will be able to visit the troglodyte churches that have been dug out of the canyon walls and are decorated with frescoes. We will stop for lunch at a restaurant on the rivers edge in the village of B elisirma. The night is spent camping. (Total walking time is approximately 5 hours)

          Day 8 : Ihlara - Ankara/Kayseri
          You will be taken back to the airport for your returning flight home.
          Additional information
Period: April until the end of September
Participants: Min. 6 - max 14 Persons, (max 4 people with a handicap and 2 porters per chair)
Circuit: easy level
Accommodation : 5 nights pension, 2 nights camping
Note : the program of the first and last day may change according to the weather.
          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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