Canyon Ihlara & Underground City

Göreme, Turkey

Experience hosted by Halil Erdin

  1. 8 hours
  2. Hosted in English and French

What you'll do

To complete your cultural visit at Cappadocia, unavoidable visit is CANYON OF IHLARA & THE UNDERGROUND CITY.
Our Day Trip starts early in the morning (8:30 am) after breakfast at your hotel or your house, we come to pick-up you with our vehicle drive you to DERİNKUYU (42 kms) ,where the famous underground city 18 floors but we can visit only 8 floors with stable, school, kitchen, bedrooms, dining room,chuch ...etc for 4000 person capacity!!!
To finish our excursion in time we do not waste time and we head to the CANYON IHLARA (43 KMS far from Derinkuyu), we enter the canyon coast of Ihlara village to visit the best Cappadocia Canyon with the Melendiz river in the middle. 14kms to hike on a path along the river .On the way sure we visit some cave churchs, cave houses,chapel...etc .Our lunch at the restaurant near the river. 7kms more after lunche to finish our hike at SELİME CATHEDRAL.
PS;Unfortunately, most of the guests visiting Cappadocia leave the region without seeing the underground city and Ihlara Canyon.
This "EXPERIENCE" program, which provides the opportunity to see the most beautiful canyon and the most popular underground city of Cappadocia, has been specially prepared for AIRBNB guests.
Other things to note
Guests should know before booking;
- entrance fees to the ruins belong to the customer,
- underground city entrance fee (36 tl)
- Ihlara Canyon entrance fee (36 tl)
-one day excursion
To complete your cultural visit at Cappadocia, unavoidable visit is CANYON OF IHLARA & THE UNDERGROUND CITY.
Our Day Trip starts early in the morning (8:30 am) after breakfast at your hotel or your house, we come to pick-up you with our vehicle drive you to DERİNKUYU (42 kms) ,where the famous underground city 18 floors but we can visit only 8 floors with stable, school, kitchen, bedrooms, dining room,chuch ...etc for 4000 person ca…

What's included

  • Food
    Lunch at a restaurant along the river in the middle of the canyon
  • Transport
    minibus or car according to participating customer

Meet your host, Halil Erdin

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 8 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I started working as a hiking guide in Cappadocia in 2010 (English and French). I have 9 years of experience in the field. I spent 5 successful years at a local travel agency, which attracts international customers to the area. After a successful service, I returned to my own company to give the best to my guests. I like my job, I like to give them maximum information about the region and have questions to answer.
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Where you'll be

-Deepest and most equipped underground city DERINKUYU.
Cappadocia's deepest underground city with 18 floors, but only 8 floors open to visit
-Cappadocia's most beautiful canyon IHLARA
14 kms of hiking along the Melendiz river in the canyon
-50 mins drive to Ihlara village and 50 mins comeback .

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Helen
September 2021
What a way to start our vacation in Cappadocia! This was far better an experience than you could show in photos or description! Halil went out of his way to make the day fun, unique and interesting by giving us information along the way as well as sharing personal stories. My husband and I loved the feeling of hanging out with a friend rather than following a schedule of other tour guides we've had. Highly recommend you book Halil. We enjoyed the experience and his company so much we're hoping to do another hike with him before we leave!
Conor
June 2021
Halil leads a wonderful hike through Ihlara valley. Very well-planned, with plenty of special sites, food, and thoughtful touches along the way. Plus Halil himself is great company — friendly, knowledgeable and down-to-earth. The underground city was also a great stop along the way. If you have a full day in Cappadocia, and enjoy hiking, this experience is a must do.
Erin
February 2021
The best guide in Cappadocia. Great value. There are no added tourists traps or shopping. This experience is about exploring nature and learning about the history of the region. This particular hike, through the Ilhara valley, made for my favorite day in Turkey. You hike alongside a river through a beautiful valley. We were one of only a few hikers there, which made for an intimate experience. Erdin was conscientious, and brought along water and snacks. We stopped at a cafe halfway through the hike, and I had one of my favorite meals of the trip there (also vegetarian!). I appreciated Erdin's company and story telling along the way. Highly recommend to all nature & hike lovers.
Alena
December 2020
It was an amazing tour through the history and nature. Halil was very attentive, personable, punctual and resourceful. We had a great walk through the canyon, that humbles you and makes you appreciate human resilience, skill and imagination. This tour is great for people stuck in a rut to get them unstuck and make them appreciate things in their life with great intensity. Thank you so much, Halil!
Станислав
October 2020
Halil is like a superhost in hiking. Though I was the only participant this day, he took a lot of efforts to make this hike unforgettable. He is very kind and showed much more beautiful places that were in hike’s description. Instead of buying tours full of shopping use this unique opportunity to spend the day at nature.
Sarah
September 2020
Erdin is a Superhost indeed, delivering all that was promised and so much more—even a request for a short detour and a stop where he chivalrously purchased some much-needed headache tablets! It’s always fun to meet a fellow well-travelled World Person, and the bonus visit to a winemaker friend was the perfect ending to an unforgettable day.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

Hiking gear and shoes per season

backpack (20or30 lt)