Beginning of main content
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Members save 10% more on select hotels, cars, activities and holiday rentals. Sign up.

Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.

Rose Valley

Explore a Mars-like terrain on Earth in this bizarre valley as you visit cave churches and clamber over pink rock formations and fairy chimneys.

Rose Valley is an intriguing landscape full of reddish-pink rocks, fairy chimneys and stunning views. It is known, along with its partner, Red Valley, as one of the most scenic walking regions in all of Cappadocia. Trek through this Mars-like terrain for hours to discover all its unusual features at your own pace. It is particularly enchanting at sunrise and sunset.

Start at the Panoramic Viewpoint, which offers photo opportunities of the curious rose-colored rocks in the valley below. Take a look around Haçli Church, built into a small dark red mountain. Browse the frescoes on display and appreciate the carved ceiling. Peer out through the church’s window to get an elevated view of Red Valley and Rose Valley. Do not miss Ayvali Church, which contains many enchanting murals and ornate decoration.

Stay for sunset to see the mesmerizing effects of the fading light on the pink rock formations and their growing shadows. Capture photos at different times of the day for a range of colors and shades. Take your time exploring the paths, which meander through about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) of otherworldly terrain. 

Note the scenic orchards and vineyards and charming horse-drawn carriages scuttling through the valley.

After walking around, take a relaxing break at a café. Browse the small shops and stands where you can purchase souvenirs from the region.

The valley takes its name from the reddish-pink hue of its landscape as well as the many rose bushes that once grew here. Over time, grapevines have gradually replaced the roses. 

Find Rose Valley next to Red Valley, just north of the town of Göreme, which is the focal point of the Cappadocia district. The 2-mile (3.2-kilometer) journey should take about 10 minutes by bus or car. Expect to pass the Göreme Open Air Museum. Many tour buses take passengers to this pink valley from Göreme. 

We understand you want to get the most out of your visit to Rose Valley. So, we've put together a list of some fun things you can do on your visit:

If you're after more activities, examine our Nevsehir things to do page.


Map

Top Rose Valley Hotel Deals

See all 554 properties near Rose Valley
Artemis Cave Suites - Adults Only SG$110
Artemis Cave Suites - Adults Only

Artemis Cave Suites - Adults Only

Gaferli Mah., Aydinkiragi Sok, No. 22, Göreme, Nevsehir
     
    0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Göreme National Park and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Uchisar Castle. Aydın Kırağı and Roman Castle are also within 5 minutes.

    Local Cave House Hotel SG$70
    Local Cave House Hotel

    Local Cave House Hotel

    Gaferli Mah. Cevizler Sok. No 11, Nevsehir, Göreme
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in the heart of Nevsehir, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Göreme National Park and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Uchisar Castle. Göreme Roman Castle and Roman Castle are also within 10 minutes.

      Mithra Cave Hotel - Special Class SG$126
      Mithra Cave Hotel - Special Class

      Mithra Cave Hotel - Special Class

      Aydinli Mahallesi Akgül Sk. No:10, Göreme, Nevsehir, Nevsehir
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Nevsehir, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Göreme National Park and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Uchisar Castle. Roman Castle and Göreme Roman Castle are also within 10 minutes.

        Goreme Kaya Hotel - Special Class SG$66
        Goreme Kaya Hotel - Special Class

        Goreme Kaya Hotel - Special Class

        Uzundere Cad. No. 43, Goreme, Nevsehir, Nevsehir
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Göreme National Park and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Uchisar Castle. Roman Castle and Göreme Roman Castle are also within 10 minutes.

          Ufuk Hotel Pension SG$44
          Ufuk Hotel Pension

          Ufuk Hotel Pension

          Goreme Open Air Museum Way No: 26, Goreme, Nevsehir, Nevsehir
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Nevsehir, this guesthouse is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Göreme National Park and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Uchisar Castle. Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia and Tokali Church are also within 10 minutes.

            Tourist Hotels & Resorts Cappadocia
            Tourist Hotels & Resorts Cappadocia

            Tourist Hotels & Resorts Cappadocia

            Göreme Açik Hava Müzesi Yolu,, Nevsehir, Nevsehir
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Goreme, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Göreme National Park, Church Of St. John The Baptist and Cavusin Castle. Cavusin Church and Pasabag are also within 2 miles (3 km).

              Ciner Hotel SG$39
              Ciner Hotel

              Ciner Hotel

              Göreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Nevsehir
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated on the Strip, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Göreme National Park and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Uchisar Castle. Göreme Roman Castle and Roman Castle are also within 15 minutes.

                Caravanserai Inn Hotel
                Caravanserai Inn Hotel

                Caravanserai Inn Hotel

                Avcilar Mah. Eskibagyolu Sok No.8, Göreme, Nevsehir, Nevsehir
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Göreme National Park, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Pasabag and Uchisar Castle. Pigeon Valley and Cappadocia Art and History Museum are also within 12 mi (20 km).