Ihlara Valley Tour

Cappadocia Tours Ihlara Valley Tour

Explore a stunning canyon carved by the Melendiz river, a lost underground city spanning multiple levels built into the mountain, and a monastery carved into the rock face with spectacular fresco artwork.


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Ihlara Valley Tour from Cappadocia

Formed thousands of years ago by the Melendiz river, Ihlara valley is a stunning canyon approximately 100m deep. The valley previously housed more than 4000 houses and over 100 cave chruches which are highly decorated with beautiful frescoes as is typical in the area.

Ihlara valley has a range of guided treks along beautiful paths through the canyon where you'll see churches, vineyards, pistachio trees and of course the rushing water of the Melendiz river, accompanied by the rich range if wildlife Ihlara valley has to offer including butterflies, eagles, lambs, sheep and lizards.

Derinkuyu Underground City

The lost city of Derinkiuyu is the largest underground city in Turkey with space to accomodate 20,000 city residents approximately 85m underground! The city spans across multiple floors all of which can be isolated by massive heavy stone doors in case of attack. The city includes all the usual rooms one would expect including stables, cellers, storage rooms, churches, wineries and even a missionary school with a large barrel vaulted ceiling! Private houses are connected to public open spaces by miles of underground tunnels, all of which can be explored on our excursion to Ihlara Valley.

Selime Monastery

If the underground city somehow hasn't impressed you yet, wait until you see the Selime monastery, a remarkable feat of human ingenuity and one of Turkeys most spectacular sights. Monks carved kitchens, living quarters, a church auditum and more elaborate rooms of the monestary into the mountain in the 13th century and decorated them with intricate fresco artwork.

Why Should I go on the Ihlara Valley Tour

Ihlara Valley in Cappadocia is one of our favourite tours, the amazing feats of human ingenuity nestled amongst stunning natural landscape of the valley makes this place hard to top. Don't just take our word for it - look at the gallery section to see for yourself!

Ihlara Valley Tour Reviews

5.0 / 5 based on 2 customer reviews.
Ihlara Valley Tour
We went with Turkey Excursions for some tours from Cappadocia and they were worth every penny! This tour to Ihlara valley was amazing, you wonder how they managed to build such amazing churches and cities out of the mountain over a thousand years ago! Inside they were amazing and the kids loved exploring them - which is rare to find a cultural tour they enjoyed.
Overall would thoroughly recommend turkey excursions and especially the Ihlara valley trip.
Ryan Hines from Essex .
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The Ihlara valley tour was fantastic! We were a small group so we had the tour guide all to ourselves which made it even nicer, he really knew his stuff and was very friendly.

A big thanks to everyone at TurkeyExcursions especially our fantastic guide!
Angela from Birmigham .

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Child: (5 - 11) £24.75 £22.50
Under 5: Free

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