Cappadocia is described as both a lunar landscape and a fairyland of bizarre geologic formations. Millions of years ago, extensive volcanic eruptions covered the land with a layer of soft volcanic ash, or tufa. Erosion in the form of wind and water then carved a myriad of formations, including mushroom shapes, pinnacles, caps, and cones, including the famous "fairy chimneys". This soft rock was easy to carve, and the area has been inhabited since prehistoric times by different populations that have scraped out caves and built underground cities. In particular it was a place of sanctuary for early Christians during the Roman era. This combination of unique beauty and interesting human history make Cappadocia a must see place on any trip to Turkey. Maximum group size: 12;
|September 17 to September 21, 2020|
|$1895.00 - Available|
This trip is designed for women who enjoy hiking and want to explore this area on foot. Hiking is generally 3 - 5 hours; the trails are rocky with both ups and downs that are sometimes steep and may have loose pebbles. We take our time, though, and make sure everyone has the support they need.
We combine hiking to hidden gems off the beaten path with visiting some of the well-known highlights of Cappadocia, including the Goreme Open Air Museum, a Whirling Dervish performance, and the underground city. Our itinerary is flexible and can be adjusted to whatever ways best allow us to immerse ourselves in the landscape, history, and culture of this unique area.
We will spend two nights in a tourist class Istanbul hotel and three nights at the Sultan Cave Suites or a similar "cave hotel" in Goreme. It's a very unique experience!
Below is the proposed itinerary for the trip. As is true on any adventure travel trip, plans for any specific day may be modified due to weather considerations, unforeseen circumstances, new opportunities, and group interests.
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