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Get up close to Uçhisar Castle and Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia

In an extraordinary meeting of nature’s artistic splendour and humankind’s resourcefulness, Cappadocia is one of those rare places that must be experienced at least once in a lifetime. This live-streamed Online Experience will allow you to explore the Uçhisar Castle, which is situated at the highest point in the city. The castle provides a magnificent panorama of the surrounding area with Mount Erciyes (the highest volcano) in the distance. Many rooms hollowed out into the rock are connected to each other with stairs, tunnels and passages. Alongside with a fantastic view of fairy chimneys, pigeon houses, and cave rooms, your guide will also help you explore fascinating facts about the place and its culture and history.

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From Cappadocia
Online Experience
1 Hour
Europe
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from Uçhisar Castle in Cappadocia
  • Marvel at the famous "fairy chimneys" and panoramic views of Mount Erciyes
  • Learn interesting facts about the region's history from your local guide
Description

Cappadocia is an amazing wonderland right in the middle of Turkey, best known for its 'fairy chimneys'. In an extraordinary meeting of nature’s artistic splendour and humankind’s resourcefulness, it makes for one of those rare places that must be visited at least once in a lifetime.

Start your live-streamed Online Experience from the Uçhisar Castle, which is situated at the highest point in the city. The castle provides a magnificent panorama of the surrounding area with Mount Erciyes (the highest volcano) in the distance. Many rooms hollowed out into the rock here are connected to each other with stairs, tunnels and passages. Our exploration of the Castle will hence afford us a fantastic view of the fairy chimneys, pigeon houses, and cave rooms. Unfortunately, we will not be able to go inside as the thick rock walls prevent internet connections from being established. However, I will share photographs of the areas we won't be able to visit during the live stream and provide you with a thorough historical background of the place. I will also regale you with some fascinating facts about the rock formations and the reasons for carving to have begun in this area; early Christianity and cave life; volcanic eruptions; and some useful tips and information about Cappadocia.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • This tour involves walking and travelling to different places; at times the mobile network may be intermittent, and the picture may not be clear. However, we will attempt to minimise such disruptions
  • Because of poor internet connection between the thick walls, the guide will not be able to go inside the caves. However, you will be shown some photographs during the tour
  • You can book this tour for 25 USD per screen or as a private tour for 60 USD and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Faruk Yildiz

l am an expert tour guide of Cappadocia, am learned in the history of early Christianity, cave churches and monasteries, and am also well-trained in outdoor activities such as mountain biking, trekking.
With 12 years of experience as a professional guide, l would be very pleased to introduce you to my country and my hometown.

Tour Reviews
  • Judith Bond

    Very informative and interesting regarding the history and region. 1.5 hours well spent during lockdown and certainly made us think it is an area we would like to visit one day. Not quite sure how it would work with a larger group but since only the two of us it was easy to ask questions.

From USD 25 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.