2 Days Cappadocia Tour From Istanbul

2 DAYS CAPPADOCİA TOUR FROM ISTANBUL

Overview

Cappadocia… the Persian name “Kappa Tuchia” which means “The land of beautiful Horses”… Cappadocia offers outstanding landscape, natural beauties, fairy chimneys and rock-cut houses, the picturesque valleys, scenic lunar hills, incredible monuments from the Goreme Open Air Museum to Kaymakli Underground City, Uchisar Castle, Devrent Imagination Valley and Pasabag Monks Valley and more..

Cappadocia is situated in the middle of Turkey, in central Antolia. The region is mostly known by the three popular towns of Goreme, Urgup and Uchisar but actually it is the name of the very big region spread through the cities of Nevsehir, Kirsehir, Nigde, Aksaray and Kayseri.

Included/Excluded

  • Domestic flights as mentioned in the program with 15kg luggage allowance.
  • Airport transfers in Cappadocia & Istanbul
  • Professional licensed guide during the tours in English or Spanish language.
  • Entry fees to the sites and museums
  • Accommodation in a cave or stone hotel
  • No Hidden Fees.
  • Hot Air Balloon Tour
  • *Personal expenses
  • *Gratuities (optional)

Tour Plan

Day 1

Flight To Cappadocia/ North Cappadocia Tour (No Meals Are İncluded)

We will meet at your hotel lobby in Istanbul and transfer you to airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Take the flight from Istanbul Airport to Cappadocia. Arrival in Cappadocia and meeting at the airport just outside the arrival’s gate with a sign bearing your name then transferred to tour starting point where you will have to meet and depart for your tour.

Goreme Open Air Museum, Devrent Valley, Pasabagi, Avanos

First we visit to Devrent Valley where various types of fairy chimneys are abundant. We will walk through this amazing valley. Thereafter visit Pasabagi (Monk's Valley) with multiple stems and caps, peculiar to this area. After visiting Pasabagi, drive to Avanos which is known for the pottery, a craft dating back to the Hittite period. The red clay which is worked by local craftsmen comes from the residue in the Kizilirmak River, the longest river of Turkey. Further to the time for lunch proceed to Goreme Open Air Museum (Dark Church is excluded; entrance requires additional admission fee) to visit the churches, chapels and monasteries carved into the fairy chimneys from the 10th to the 13th centuries with frescos painted on the walls. Thereafter time to take photos in the neighboring valleys before going back to the hotel.

Day 2

South Cappadocia Tour /Hot Air Balloon / Flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul ( B,L )

Kaymakli or Derinkuyu Underground City, Rose Valley, Pigeon Valley, Ortahisar Castle

Early in the morning, at 05:00 am, pick up from the hotel for the hot air balloon flight (optional).

At 09:00 am return to the hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast at the hotel, check-out.

At 10:00 am you will be picked up from your hotel for the tour of southern Cappadocia.

First, we will visit Rose Valley, one of the most beautiful trekking valleys in Cappadocia, and explore the famous rock-carved churches by hiking through the valley. Rest in Cavusin, an old Greek village known for its houses and Christian churches. After having time for lunch, we will visit Ortahisar Castle, similar to Uchisar Castle in style, where storage caves can also be observed. In the afternoon, we will visit the Kaymakli Underground City (or Ozkonak), where the early Christians lived with fear and faith. On the way back, we will visit the panoramic Pigeon Valley, where pigeons contributed to the locals' lives with their droppings to fertilize the vineyards. You could also try Cappadocian wine at a local winery.

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel to pick up your luggage and head to the airport. You will fly from Cappadocia to Istanbul. Upon arrival at the airport, there will be a representative waiting for you at the exit to transfer you to the hotel.

Optional balloon tour (optional but highly recommended): Hot air balloon flight is an incredible and unforgettable experience that you will never forget. Very early in the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to our launch site. You will be greeted with a light breakfast as you check in for your flight. After meeting us at the balloon site, you will see us prepare our balloons for your adventure. After takeoff, you will see a beautiful sunrise over Cappadocia. You will be thrilled with the scale of colors and shapes. We will ascend to 3000 feet and then you will almost be able to touch the fairy chimneys. After landing, we will celebrate our flight with a champagne toast (or soft drink), and your pilot will hand you your flight certificates. After deflating the balloons, you will be transported to your launch site and continue with your day.

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