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Fairy Chimneys Tours

The “fairy chimneys” of Cappadocia make up the surreal landscape of unique rock formations and valleys of this area of Turkey. They were formed centuries ago of ash, lava, and basalt from the activity of three volcanoes here. What is left behind today is dozens of these fairytale-like, otherworldly formations that look straight out of a fantasy or science-fiction film (in fact, parts of Star Wars were filmed here.)

As the rock formation base is often soft, throughout history those who have inhabited the area have carved their homes and dwellings out of the fairy chimney rock. As a result, Cappadocia is filled with fascinating Byzantine churches, historic homes, even entire underground cities to explore. The tops or caps of the chimney-like pinnacles are harder, which has protected the structures throughout many years. The Open Air Museum of Goreme is a spectacular place to view the many uses of the formations throughout history, as early as the 4th century.

Practical Info

The fairy chimneys of Cappadocia can be found in four major towns of the area: Nevsehir, Kayseri, Aksaray and Nigde. Flights and overnight buses to Kayseri run daily.

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Private Full-Day Tour of Cappadocia's Highlights, Cappadocia, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Full-Day Tour of Cappadocia's Highlights

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

If you are in Cappadocia for only 1 day, this tour is just for you. You will be able to see all highlights of Cappadocia in 1 day. Highlights of the tour: (1) ...  Read more

Location: Cappadocia, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Fairy Chimneys Day Tour from Cappadocia, Cappadocia, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Fairy Chimneys Day Tour from Cappadocia

Visit world's famous Fairy Chimneys in Ürgüp, identified as the official symbol of both Ürgüp and Cappadocia.

Location: Nevşehir, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.00
Small-Group Red Tour of Cappadocia, Cappadocia, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Small-Group Red Tour of Cappadocia

Highlights of the tour: Uchisar Panaroma, Cavusin Village, Avanos, Devrent Valley, Pasabaglar Valley, Fairy chimneys, Cave churches with frescoes in ...  Read more

Location: Cappadocia, Turkey
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.00
Private Full Day Cappadocia Tour: Kaymakli Undergroung City and Goreme Open Air Museum, Cappadocia, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Full Day Cappadocia Tour: Kaymakli Undergroung City and Goreme Open Air Museum

Explore the best of Cappadocia on a special private tour. The tour by the region including the most famous attractions: Kaymakli Underground City, Pigeon ...  Read more

Location: Göreme, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.75
Cappadocia Private Full Day Tour: Kaymakli Undergroung City and Goreme Open Air Museum From Kayseri ... 
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Cappadocia Private Full Day Tour: Kaymakli Undergroung City and Goreme Open Air Museum From Kayseri Airport

Explore the best of Cappadocia on a special private tour from Kayseri Airport. The tour by the region including the most famous attractions: Kaymakli ...  Read more

Location: Göreme, Turkey
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.29
Full Day Cappadocia Tour for small groups - Kaymakli Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum in ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full Day Cappadocia Tour for small groups - Kaymakli Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum in the same day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Explore the best of Cappadocia in one day of tour. The tour by the region including the most famous attractions: Kaymakli Underground City, Pigeon Valley, ...  Read more

Location: Göreme, Turkey
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.86
Private Tour: Best of Cappadocia with Wine Tasting, Cappadocia, Full-day Tours
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Private Tour: Best of Cappadocia with Wine Tasting

See the best Cappadocia has to offer while on this 8-hour private tour. Travel through the region where you will come across Pigeon Valley, Fairy Chimneys, and ...  Read more

Location: Göreme, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $127.92
Small-Group Cappadocia Full-Day City Tour with Airport Transport and Lunch, Cappadocia, Cultural ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Small-Group Cappadocia Full-Day City Tour with Airport Transport and Lunch

Start your time in Cappadocia off the right way with this full-day tour of the city. Accompanied by your English-speaking guide and small-group of no more than ...  Read more

Location: Göreme, Turkey
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $76.99
Full Day Best of Cappadocia: Cavusin, Kaymakli Underground City and Ortahisar, Cappadocia, City ... 
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Full Day Best of Cappadocia: Cavusin, Kaymakli Underground City and Ortahisar

The tour will start with the visit of small town of Goreme, situated at the centre of the Valley of Fairy Chimneys. After here, continue to Kaymakli ...  Read more

Location: Kayseri, Turkey
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.00
Day Tour of Cappadocia From Nevsehir, Cappadocia, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Day Tour of Cappadocia From Nevsehir

Meet your tour guide at your hotel in Cappadocia,Nevsehir or Kayseri Airport and explore this fabulous region. On this tour you will visit the Devrent Valley, ...  Read more

Location: Nevşehir, Turkey
Duration: Flexible

From USD $40.00

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