About Red Tour Cappadocia
The Red Tour takes you to the highlights of the Northern Cappadocia:
• Uçhisar panorama
• Göreme Open Air Museum
• Love valley view point
• Lunch in Avanos Village
• Avanos traditional handicrafts demonstration
• Paşabağ fairy chimney rock formations
• Devrent valley
Tour departs at 9.30 and you will be collected from your hotel prior to departure time.
The first stop is Uçhisar Castle, where you have a breathtaking view of the castle and the fantastic cone-shaped rock formations surrounding it. The Guide provides you with information about the formation and history of Cappadocia.
The next stop is Göreme Open Air Museum, the most famous tourist attraction in Cappadocia, in this museum of ancient cave churches, cut into the rock by Orthodox monks, you will see beautiful , original 11th, 12th, 13th century frescoes, as well as rectories, dwellings and a religious school, forming a large monastic complex carved into rock in the stunning Cappadocian landscape.
Continuing on to the Love Valley Panorama, where you can admire the most amazing creations formed naturally over millions of years by wind erosion. After having lunch in Avanos, tour goes on by a visit to the ancient town of Avanos, which was called Venessa in the olden times. It overlooks the longest river in Turkey, the Kızılırmak (Red River), which separates Avanos from the rest of Cappadocia. The most famous historical feature of Avanos, which is still relevant and prominent today, is its production of earthenware products. The ceramic trade in this district and its countless pottery factories date back to the Hittites. The ceramic clay from the red silt of the Kızılırmak has always been used. You can watch the potters at work using the kick wheel, a technique that hasn’t changed over generations. Later you can also try making your own pottery.
Next you go to Pasabag, where highly remarkable mushroom-shaped rock formations can be seen. Pasabag valley contains some of the most striking fairy chimneys in Cappadocia with twin and even triple rock caps. This type of formation is unique, even for Cappadocia and these fairy chimneys are named mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys.
The next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also known as Magic Valley. Devrent valley has many different red-coloured rock formations, forming a lunar landscape with their strange appearance. The valley has many animal-shaped rocks. Some of the most commonly seen shapes include a camel, snake, seals, and a dolphin. If you use your imagination, you can find many others. There is even a rock pillar which looks like Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus.