Day 13 – October 13, 2022
This morning we enjoy yoga and breakfast before we start our tour at 9:30am. We will begin the tour by hiking down through Meskendir Valley to Red and Rose Valleys where you can see different natural rock formations, as well as man-made ones, in the form of rock-cut churches with their magnificent murals. You also visit three churches, the Meskendir Kilise, the Kolonlu Kilise (Church with columns) and Haclı Kilise (Church with a cross). After a short stop above Rose Valley, you’ll continue walking along Red Valley to Çavuşin, where we will have lunch. After lunch we will explore the old village of Çavuşin and visit the oldest and biggest church in Cappadocia, St John the Baptist Church. From Çavuşin we will continue walking through picturesque vineyards to Paşabağ, where highly remarkable mushroom-shaped rock formations can be seen in the middle of a vineyard, hence the name which means ‘Pasha’s vineyard’. ‘Pasha’ means ‘general’, a military rank, in Turkish. This sight is also called Monks’ Valley. The name came from the high tuff stone columns which stand apart, looking like monks. The tour finishes with a cup of tea, apple tea or coffee. The total distance covered is about 12 km of relatively easy hiking. As it involves a lot of going up and down the hills, wearing comfortable walking shoes with a good grip is essential. Trekking poles can be supplied on request. Overnight in Cappadocia.
(Breakfast Lunch and Hotel Dinner)
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There are double and single occupancy spots available.