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

4.5 / 5 total 809 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: Private 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.
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • 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
Meeting Point
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 Bonnie US   December 08, 2021
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This trip was very adventurous, affordable, and relaxing even though we booked last minute. All within 2 days without any rough edges. The accommodations were very nice. The pick-up drop off went very smooth. The group of travellers that started off as strangers who became buddies at the end of 2 days was a bonus. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. He encouraged us to get the best out of the adventure.
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Reviewed by Linda NY US   December 07, 2021
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The tour was amazing! The scenery was just beautiful and our tour guides were so knowledgable and the kindest people! Highly recommend this tour!
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Reviewed by James T Simpson US   December 05, 2021
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Enjoyable tour. There were a lot of different sights to see.
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Reviewed by Carolina Reid NZ   December 04, 2021
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Fabulous experience.
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Reviewed by Cobus54 NL   December 04, 2021
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Excellent tour and guide!! Our guide was very professional and knowledgeable. She explained us very interesting and useful things about history and places we were visiting. The sights are gorgeous. Our hotel was great! It is a Cave Rock hotel and is very cute and comfortable inside. We enjoyed very much our tour and was one of the highlights of our trip to Turkey,
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Reviewed by The Watson Family GB   December 04, 2021
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It was one of the best tours we have ever taken. Everything was well organised and we didn't have to worry about a single thing right from when we were picked from our hotel in Istanbul till we were dropped at Kayseri airport. The tour guide was an amazing guide. He was so informative , sweet and courteous and we enjoyed his company. He used the time in the most efficient way to show us the most and in the best possible way. He gave detail information regarding anything we want to know about that place and Turkish specialities in general. The accommodation was very comfortable, the food was delicious. Overall this tour was definitely a 10 on 10 experience and if someone is reading this review to consider this tour I will say GO FOR IT and you won't regret your choice.
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Reviewed by Pieter NL   December 03, 2021
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Cappadocia with its special landscape is a good substitute for going to the moon. On the other hand, the historical sights, the underground cities and churches, the arts and crafts you see over there, an excellent guide and it was the perfect experience.
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Reviewed by Mingzheng Y CN   December 03, 2021
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The logistics of the whole process for me went well. Pick up times and scheduling were well organised between various parties. Hotel and meals were also really good.
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Reviewed by liseandreasenc DK   December 03, 2021
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There were too many questions about Cappadocia in our minds. Finally, we decided to go and our adventure was really great. I would like to thank our tour guide. I would like to thank my tour company for organizing such a beautiful tour.
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Reviewed by Larry L US   December 02, 2021
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The tour was very well organized. Very punctual at all times. The meals provided were really good, unlike other tours we used for our trip to Turkey. We had a memorable experience in Cappadocia.
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