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2 Days Cappadocia Tour From Istanbul with Cave Hotel and Balloon ride

4.5 / 5 total 1209 reviews
Duration: 2 days
Product code: 5555
Overview

Get picked up from your in Istanbul and Fly to Nevşehir or Kayseri where you will meet your guide then board an air-conditioned coach.

Begin your first day by visiting Devrent Valley known as Imagination Valley, one of the most surreal-looking landscapes in Cappadocia. Then onto Pasabagi, also known as Monks Valley where Christian hermits chose to build Hermit Cells and Churches. These three headed Pinnacles are symbolic of the Holy Trinity, which makes it possible to see all the stages of the Fairy Chimneys.

Next, head to Avanos the Pottery Center of Cappadocia where the village is set on the banks of the Kizilirmak/Red River which gets its name from the Red clay deposits. You can see the potters at work using the traditional kick wheels, a technique that has remained unchanged for generations.

You will have lunch at a local Turkish Restaurant before heading to the Goreme Open Air Museum.

Byzantine Cave churches can be found in these once remote Valleys where Monks and Nuns lived a monastic life in the 3rd Century. Here, you can see the preserved wall paintings and Frescos from the Iconoclastic era through to the end of the Selcuk rule.

Icons from the Old and New Testament can also be seen above the portraits of Saints and Church Fathers that depict the Structure of the Byzantine Period. End your first day with a fantastic view of Uchisar Castle and the tall rock which is the highest point of the Goreme area.

On the second you will enjoy a Hot Air Balloon Ride and witness the stunning landscape of Cappadocia. After the balloon ride head back to the back to the hotel.

Enjoy breakfast in your hotel before starting the full day Cappadocia tour with a leisurely 4km walk along the Red and Rose Valley famous for the volcanic rock formations and is situated in the heart of Cappadocia but is away from the mainstream touristic sites.

The walk will end in Cavusin Village, where you will see a Rock Castle and Troglodyte dwellings where people lived up until the 20th Century.

Then head to Kaymakli one of the largest and deepest Underground settlements in Cappadocia and about 40m deep and contains all the rooms that were commonly found in Underground Cities including cellars, storage rooms, churches and wineries.

On the return, you will explore Pigeon Valley where you will have spectacular views of Dovecotes, old Greek houses and old abandoned Cave Homes. The Final stop in Ortahisar is Ortahisar Castle the biggest mass of Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia.

Highlights
  • visit Devrent Valley also known as Imagination Valley, one of the most surreal-looking landscapes in Cappadocia
  • Explore Pasabagi, also known as Monks Valley where Christian hermits chose to build Hermit Cells and Churches
  • Visit the Goreme Open Air Museum with a fantastic collection from the from the Iconoclastic period
  • Take flight in a memerable hot air balloon tide
  • Enjoy a leisurely 4km walk along the Red and Rose Valley
  • Visit Cavusin Village where you will see a Rock Castle and Troglodyte dwellings
  • Explore the Underground City of Kaymakli one of the largest and deepest Underground settlements in Cappadocia
  • visit Pigeon Valley where you will have spectacular views of Dovecotes, Old abandoned Cave Homes and Old Greek houses
  • see Ortahisar Castle the biggest mass of fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: This is a Private Tour That is Run Exclusively for the Person or Group Who Booked the Tour.
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour: English, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Dutch, Japanese
  • Duration Duration: 2 days
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up from your Istanbul hotel
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 3 days before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Lunch
  • Hot Air Balloon ride
  • 1 Night in a Cave Hotel with breakfast
  • All Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All National Park fees
Exclusions
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
Itinerary
Days

Enjoy a private transfer from your hotel in Istanbul and fly to Nevşehir or Kayseri where you will meet with your guide and then travel on an air-conditioned coach.

Start the day by visiting Devrent Valley, also known as Imagination Valley, one of the most surreal-looking landscapes in Cappadocia.

The next stop will be Pasabagi known as Monks Valley, where the Christian hermits chose to build Hermit Cells and Churches. These three headed Pinnacles are symbolic of the Holy Trinity and make it possible to see all the stages of the Fairy Chimneys.

Next, continue to Avanos the Pottery Center of Cappadocia where the village is set on the banks of the Kizilirmak/Red River and gets its name from the Red clay deposits, where you can also see the potters at work.

Lunch is served in a local Turkish Restaurant before heading to the Goreme Open Air Museum where the Byzantine Cave churches are found in these once remote Valleys where Monks and Nuns pursued monastic life the 3rd Century.

End your day with a panoramic view of Uchisar Castle and the tall Rock, which is the highest point of the Goreme region.

  • Lunch
  • Accommodation : Cave Hotel in Cappadocia
  • Flight : Flight to Nevşehir or Kayseri

Enjoy a memorable Hot Air Balloon ride early in the morning and then go back to the hotel for breakfast before starting your full day Cappadocia tour.

Begin with a leisurely 4km walk along the Red and Rose Valley famous for the volcanic rock formations and is situated in the heart of Cappadocia. The walk will end in Cavusin Village, where you will see a Rock Castle and Troglodyte dwellings were lived in until the 20th Century.

Lunch is served in a Local Turkish Restaurant before heading towards the centre of the earth with a tour to the Underground City of Kaymakli one of the largest and deepest Underground settlements in Cappadocia.

On the way back you will visit Pigeon Valley with spectacular views of Dovecotes, Old abandoned Cave Homes and Old Greek houses and finally, stop in Ortahisar to see the biggest mass of Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia.

At the end of this fabulous tour, you will be taken to the airport for your flight back to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel in Sultanahmet.

  • Lunch
  • Flight : Flight to Istanbul
Pickup and Drop-off
Pick up from your Istanbul Hotel. 

Know Before You Go
  • Please bring your passport with you
  • Make sure your names match the names on your passport
  • 0 - 6 years old children cannot fly in the hot air balloon
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Reviewed by Ignasi_DCB Torroella de Montgri, Spain ES   March 01, 2024
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Fantastic experience ! has to be one of the top ten things to do while visiting turkey.!!!! Such a beautiful city would highly recommend it.

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Reviewed by Chloe US   March 01, 2024
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It was very nice .. one off the bucket list ! Thank you for going the extra mile.
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Reviewed by Jayanti & Sushila Patel US   March 01, 2024
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The night before the ride we couldn't sleep, full of excitement. Finally, the morning came, the transfer was on time, total plus because we couldn't wait anymore. The buffet was ok. Than after safety procedure we were allowed to step into the basket...We flew up into the sky and that was what we were waiting for, just amazing. The pilot provided lots of info and gave us the right moments for photos. We will never forget this and we would definitely book again with this agency their service was top notch.
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Reviewed by TonnyMannTrip GB   March 01, 2024
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After waking up we thought that we might have to cancel our trip on the balloon ride due to the weather being bad, but luckily we were able to carry out our tour and enjoy our day, so glad luck was on our side as we enjoyed the fantastic views it offered to us.
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Reviewed by Penny21 GB   March 01, 2024
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Wow, wow, wow a truly magical experience.....
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Reviewed by Natalia G RU   March 01, 2024
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It was very nice .. one off the bucket list ! Thank you for going the extra mile.
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Reviewed by lvinson US   March 01, 2024
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On the day of the flight, my wife got so sick. I had to call privatetour.com, and they answered me straight away. The first thing they ask if I needed a doctor, I mean what a nice lady to ask that first. I believe her name was Sarah. She then helped me with further details of what we do with the flight. I have to say it was the best service ever. Thank you Sarah, we will be back.
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Reviewed by Fincalost GB   March 01, 2024
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We had a fabulous pilot who took us so smoothly and safely up and down. Very helpful staff with older members of our group getting in and out of the balloon.
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Reviewed by Rita US   March 01, 2024
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I recommend this balloon trip highly for anyone who wants to do something more than just swim and sunbathe. We really had the most amazing views, I will never forget and the pilot was so proud to show us this magical place.
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Reviewed by tatiana d BY   March 01, 2024
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Remarkable experience, I never thought it would be even better than I had imagined in my head!!
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