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Overview

 Highlights


  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites at Cappadocia
  • Ancient monasteries and temples carved into natural rock chimneys
  • Day hike through the Uzengi & Pancarlik Valleys (Kepez and Sacria churches along the way)
  • Ortahisar village & hike through Akvadi valley
  • Extraordinary underground city of Derinkuyu
  • Ihlara Valley canyon and Meskendir Valley
  • Discussions about nature, geography & religion
  • Zelve Monastery & Pasabaglari (Monks valley)
  • Tailor this school trip in Turkey to suit your school's needs & budget

Join us to uncover the geographical wonders of Turkey. In just a week students can explore the unique UNESCO World Heritage sites of Cappadocia. Here monasteries, temples and homes have been carved into the rock in extraordinary honeycombed complexes, and also intricate underground settlements like at Derkinuyu. On this experiential learning trip, we will study the influence of landscape and geography on the culture, history and religion of human beings, demonstrated by the Byzantine churches built into rock formations and monasteries hidden down secret pathways leading into the earth. How do nature and our surroundings interact and shape our beliefs? We will discuss this and see whether it can be applied to our own culture.

Surrounding Cappadocia are some stunning valleys shaped by millennia of erosion and volcanic activity, where sleepy villages carry on their way of life, mostly unchanged for generations. We will hike through them and explore this rural area of Turkey, far away from the buzz and noise of the big cities where the modern population are looking to move away from their ancient roots, traditionally tied to this land.

Countries:

Start and Finishing Point:

Kayseri

Activities:

Grading:Introductory to Moderate   


Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Kayseri, transfer to Cappadocia

Day 2

Cappadocia - Uzengi/Pancarlik Valleys - Ortahisar - Sword Valley

Day 3

Derinkuyu City - Ilhara Valley - Selime Monastery

Day 4

Cappadocia - Goreme Museum - Meskendir Valley - Red & Rose Valley

Day 5

Akvad Valley - Uchisar Citadel - Nevsehir Kursunlu Mosque

Day 6

Cavusin - Zelve Monastery - Monks Valley - Avanos

Day 7

Cappadocia - Kayseri - fly home


Grading

Introductory to Moderate


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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