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Cappadocia Salt Lake Tour

Would you like to see the unique salt lake of Cappadocia? Take beautiful pictures against the background of the pink surface of the lake and walk along to admire the beauty of the surrounding nature? Then be sure to check out the Cappadocia Salt Lake Tour!

You embark on a journey through a unique area that was formed by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. Here, on the central plateau of Turkey, is one of the largest bodies of salt water in the world – Lake Tuz. Translated from Turkish, “tuz gölü” means a salt lake. You must immerse yourself in the unearthly, enchanting atmosphere of this fabulous place.

On the way to the Tuz Salt Lake you will visit several historical sites of Cappadocia. The first stop awaits you in the underground cities of Ajigel and Saratly. You will be amazed by the atmosphere of this old house. People lived here thousands of years ago at an extraordinary depth underground. To date, this place is full of mysteries and mysteries that remain unsolved by modern mankind. The ancient people were able to build such a grandiose structure with all the amenities inside and with a perfect air circulation system.

As you follow the ancient Silk Road, stop where ancient travelers did – at the Agzikarakhan caravanserai. The end point of your route is the Tuz salt lake – a truly unimaginable natural wonder. You will be amazed by the vastness of the lake that opens up to your eyes. It is so large that its rim extends far beyond the horizon and the water of its unusual, alien color is pink. In this place unusually beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The sun’s rays are reflected in the water surface of the pink lake, which makes the lake’s territory an object of extraterrestrial civilization. You have a unique opportunity to take fantastically beautiful photos against the backdrop of a pink lake.

A tour of Cappadocia Salt Lake Tour is a unique opportunity to get unparalleled pleasure from contemplating the beautiful view of the lake, whose mirror surface reflects the sky, sunrises and sunsets. And also take amazing photos that will remind you of this incredible excursion.

How much is Cappadocia Salt Lake Tour Prices 2024

Cappadocia Salt Lake Tour price is 90 Euro

Please note that we have ‘no hidden costs’

Included / Not Included

  • Hotel pick up / Drop Off
  • Entrance Fees
  • Driver Fee
  • Personal Expenses
  • Lunch

Days & Time

Tour days: Daily

Tour duration: 08:30 – 16:00

Cappadocia Hotels Transfer: Pick up from your hotel

Would you like to join another excursion in Cappadocia? Check out Day Trip to Christian Churches in Cappadocia.

Cappadocia Salt Lake Tour Program

Your Cappadocia Salt Lake Tour begins with a comfortable Mercedes Vito pickup for up to 6 people from your hotel. You will drive to the salt lake. During the tour you will walk through the corridors and tunnels of the ancient underground cities of Saratly and Ajigel, feel like a traveler in the Agzikarahan caravanserai and take unforgettable, most beautiful photos on the banks of the most unusual and unique Salt Lake (Tuz Golu)

Your walk along the lake takes 1.5-2 hours. At the end of the tour, you will be returned to the hotel in a comfortable car. The payment of the tour takes place one day before the start.

Underground cities of Saratli and Acı Göl: Thanks to Cappadocia Salt Lake Tour. Here you can see the underground cities of Cappadocia. The first thing you see is the underground city of Agigel, located in the area of ​​the same name. The city occupies a large area underground, but only a small part of it is cleared and open to the eyes of visitors. The city of Saratly is one of the most famous underground cities in Cappadocia. Saratly consists of 5 large main rooms connected by corridors and tunnels.

You will be surprised, but the doors between the rooms of the city are round boulders, 50 cm thick and about 170 cm in diameter, weighing more than 300 kg. It still remains a mystery how they got in. Both cities have all the necessities of life: living rooms, warehouses, barns, kitchens, cattle quarters. You have the opportunity to see all this with your own eyes and imagine how ancient people lived on the corridors of old apartment buildings. Underground cities are mysterious and mysterious beings. Their walls hide a multitude of questions, the answers to which have not yet been answered.

Kervansaray Agzikarahan: After visiting the underground cities, visit an equally interesting place – the Agzikarahan Caravanserai . The caravanserai is a temporary shelter with all amenities for traders and their animals. They were built for travelers following the Great Silk Road, with caravans carrying various goods. The Agzikarahan Kervansaray you will see was built of volcanic stone by the Seljuk Empire in the 13th century. The walls are thick and strong to provide travelers with reliable protection. You have a unique opportunity to stop at the caravanserai and feel like a traveler of that time.

Salt Lake (Tuz Gölü): Tuz Gölü Salt Lake is a natural wonder of Turkey, known for its salty water that makes the water surface look like a snow-white surface. Tuz Lake is the second largest lake in Turkey and one of the largest saltwater bodies in the world. In the summer, most of the lake evaporates, exposing salt marshes on the surface. You have a unique opportunity to walk along the salty bottom of the lake.

The water surface of the lake seems surreal to you because of its unusual color. During the algal bloom in the Tuz reservoir, the water turns pink. At sunset or sunrise, the lake water takes on even more incredible shades, and the rays reflected from the water surface make the landscape incredibly beautiful and fabulous. Photos taken in this place are amazing and even somehow strange. The scenery in your shots will literally take your breath away. You will have 2 hours to walk and take photos.

You will also have a chance to see beautiful birds that live on the shores of this lake – pink flamingos. They feed on the algae of Lake Tuz and turn pink themselves. Tuz Lake is an amazing natural wonder that makes our world more colorful.

Lunch :Your journey full of impressions lasts more than 7 hours. Therefore, during the tour you will have a hearty lunch at a local restaurant. Here you will find delicious national dishes prepared by Cappadocian chefs.


Cappadocia Salt Lake Tour price

Adult: 250 €

Child: 200 €

How long is the Salt Lake Tour from Cappadocia?

Salt Lake Tour from Cappadocia starts at 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM and ends at 4:00 PM. Total tour time is approximately 7.5 hours.

Where is the salt lake in Turkey?

Tuz Golu in Turkish is a salt lake occupying a vast area on Turkey’s arid central plateau, about 105 kilometers northeast of Konya, next to Nigde and Ankara provinces. It is the second largest lake in Turkey after Lake Van and is located at an altitude of 905 meters as a tectonic lake.

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María Belén Encarna

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I suggest booking out this Salt Lake Tour if you want to experience Cappadocia beyond just the “typical” tourist stuff in the area. The price was very perfect He was very knowledgeable about the history