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Rose Valley In Cappadocia – A Complete Guide

Rose Valley in Cappadocia is certainly the no.1 spot for sunset. With the rock colours changing in every type of daylight, here’s all the visiting info.

How To Get To Rose Valley

Rose Valley is located just outside of the town of Goreme, in Cappadocia.

From Goreme to Rose Valley it takes around 10 minutes by car, and from Uchisar around 15 minutes.

We rented a driver for the evening to visit all the popular valleys, including Love Valley and Pigeon Valley, but you can also rent scooters or ATV’s to explore the region.

Scooters start at 80-100 Turkish Lyra per day. While the prices for ATV’s start at around €35 for 2 hours.

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

If you opt for the famous Blue Tour, then you will likely start your day at Rose Valley, exploring the most breathtakingly beautiful valleys in the region.

Rose Valley Entrance Fee

Adults: 6 Turkish Lira per person.

There are also toilets on site, which are 1 Turkish Lira to use.

Rose Valley Opening Times

Rose Valley is open all day, every day.

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The stunning landscapes go on for miles

Best Time To Visit Rose Valley

Sunrise and sunset, although very popular with tourists trying to get the best pics, are both beautiful times to visit this unique landscape.

Hiking Rose Valley is highly recommended.

Also, Cappadocia hosts an International Hot Air Balloon Festival, usually held in July or August each year. So, if visiting during that time, the skies over Rose Valley are a beautiful burst of colour.

More than a dozen countries participate and hundreds of multi coloured balloons take off during the three day festival. 

Watching the multi-coloured balloons drifting across this unique landscape makes for some breathtaking views.

What To Pack

Photography Camera

Tripod

Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle

Sunscreen

Lightweight Rain Jacket

Rose Valley History

Amazing rock formations in pinkish tones as well as ancient cave churches, make this Valley a very popular tourist destination.

Rose Valley was first developed during the middle Byzantine period of 900 – 100 AD.

The Byzantine Greeks developed the valley’s agriculture and cave churches. They also carved kitchens, beehives, and pigeons houses, many of which can still be seen in the valley.

Subsequently, people started to move to this area and the population of the valley grew significantly.

Today, Turkish farmers continue to farm their private fields, although Rose Valley is part of the Göreme National Park.

Hiking Rose Valley In Cappadocia

We didn’t personally hike the Rose Valley due to limited time. However, it’s definitely known as one of the best hikes in Cappadocia.

Hence, with it being highly spoken of as the most beautiful sunset point, if you’re into hiking, Rose Valley Cappadocia has to be your number one choice.

In the cooler seasons, starting around September the hikes can be started in the late afternoon. Subsequently, you can end up at the Rose Valley Cappadocia for sunset around 6:30/7pm.

The hikes are not so strenuous and there are many different routes you can take.

If you’re looking to explore with a tour then the Full-Day Cappadocia Blue Tour with a Small Group starts the day with a Rose Valley Hike.

The red, blue and green tours are some of the most popular ways to see Cappadocia.

Also, they’re highly recommended by everyone!

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Views, views, views!
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Charlie, please don’t go!

What To Expect At Rose Valley

Rose Valley lead out from the backside of Cavusin, so if you go exploring you’ll end up at either the sunset point near Ortahisar, or at Kaya Camping above Goreme Open Air Museum.

The valley’s get their names from the pinkish coloured rocks that vary in tones throughout different times of the day.

Sitting directly below where the sun dips down, you can only imagine how much pinker the rocks become at golden hour. Hence this is the main reason the valleys are rated as Cappadocia’s number one sunset location.

As the sky starts to darken, all of the orchards, rock churches and fairy chimneys blend together to create an unforgettable landscape. Making Rose Valley an absolute must visit.

Even with Rose Valley Cappadocia know as a popular spot, it surprisingly wasn’t so busy when we visited.

You’ll find a few tourists taking Cappadocia Instagram photos, locals selling souvenirs, and maybe even a wedding shoot, come sunset.

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The dream sunset location at Rose Valley in Cappadocia
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Wedding shoots taking place at Rose Valley Cappadocia
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The candid feet shot at Rose Valley

Where To Stay In Cappadocia

Luxury

Koza Cave Hotel

This Göreme ecological hotel is situated in a historic cave house overlooking Pigeon Valley. 

It features free Wi-Fi, and has a terrace with panoramic views of the fairy chimneys. 

Koza Cave Hotel offers rooms fitted with traditional Turkish rugs and furnishings. 

Several rooms have a living room with a fireplace. Some feature a spa bath and a private terrace.

The Cave Hotel has a tour desk that offers information on local attractions and can assist with car hire and bicycle rentals. 

The hotel also offers a shuttle service and a 24-hour reception desk.

Mid-Budget

Charming Cave Hotel

This cave hotel in the heart of Goreme has rooms built into volcanic rocks with vaulted ceilings and traditional Turkish style décor. 

The hotel offers free WiFi and a hot tub. 

All the rooms at Charming Cave Hotel have a private bathroom. Some rooms also offer a flat-screen TV or a terrace with views over the fairy chimneys. 

Charming Cave Hotel’s restaurant serves traditional meals prepared with organic products. 

Breakfast comes as an open buffet with homemade jams and local honey.

Budget

Goreme Palace Stone Hotel

Goreme Palace Stone Hotel features free WiFi throughout the property and views of garden in Goreme. 

The accommodation offers a shared kitchen, a shared lounge and currency exchange for guests. 

All guest rooms at the hotel feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, DVD Player. 

A private bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries are also included. 

At Goreme Palace Stone Hotel all rooms include a wardrobe and a shared bathroom. 

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast.

For more places to stay in Cappadocia, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight. 

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile. 

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


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Red & Rose Valley In Cappadocia Guide

Airani Patel

Monday 13th of December 2021

Hi! What time does Red Rose Valley close and is there free parking?

Charlie Pauly

Monday 13th of December 2021

Hey I've no idea what time it closes, but yes there is free parking.

Ishaan

Sunday 1st of September 2019

Heya! great blog. Can you please share the details of the driver hire company? Thanks

Charlie Pauly

Wednesday 4th of September 2019

Hey, it was just a local taxi. :)