Day 1: Flight To Cappadocia, Full Day North Cappadocia Tour
04:30 You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and transferred to airport.
05:00 Arrival airport for flight from Istanbul to Kayseri/Nevsehir
07:00 Fly From Istanbul to Kayseri/Nevsehir
08:15 Upon arrival at the airport you will be transferred to Cappadocia where you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your 2-days Cappadocia tour.
On the first day you will travel to North Cappadocia and will visit the following:
DEVRENT VALLEY: Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1km from Pasabaglari (Monks’ Valley) and 5 km from Avanos. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems.
MONKS VALLEY: The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha’s Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene.
AVANOS: A center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, which is possibly set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy.
GOREME OPEN AIR MUSEUM: Goreme was an important Christian centre in the early years of the Middle Ages, was a bishopric administered by Mokissos near Aksaray in the 11th and 13th centuries. Despite the vast numer of monasteries, churches and chapels in the vicinity of Göreme, there are not many inscriptions bearing dates. For this reason, these religious buildings are mainly dated according to the iconography or architectural features.
UCHISAR: Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.
After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 2: Full Day South Cappadocia / End of tour in Cappadocia
You may add an optional Hot Air Balloon Ride over picturesque Cappadocia to your tour at an extra cost of USD 219.00. With an early morning pick up around 5:00 am from your hotel you can join an early morning Hot Air Balloon ride for approximately 60 minutes. If interested, please request at the time of booking your tour with us and we can make all necessary arrangements on your behalf!
Enjoy your breakfast & then check-out of your hotel in Cappadocia. Around 09:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel to join the tour.
On the second day you will travel to South Cappadocia and will visit the following:
KIZILCUKUR: is an isolated valley behind Urgup. It has beautiful rock formation with some great hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples or apricots to you.
CAVUSIN: One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2km from Goreme, on the Goreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintigs date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, this has been eroded away however.
HOSPITAL MONASTRY: One of the oldest monastries in Cappadocia.
KAYMAKLI: Kaymakli underground cities are the two largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public.
PIGEON HOUSE: Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations.
There are two available options at the end of the Cappadocia tour.
Option 1: You can end your tour in Cappadocia. This will be the end of our service.
Option 2: You can choose to be transferred to Kayseri Airport to take a domestic flight or be transferred to the Cappadocia main bus station to take a bus to another destination e.g. Antalya, Pamukkale, Selcuk, Izmir or Istanbul. This will be the end of our tour service..
Please note that the cost of a domestic flight ticket or bus ticket in Option 2 is not included in the tour price.
INCLUDED in the Tour Price:
- One-way flight from Istanbul to Kayseri airport
- 1 night in Cappadocia at Cave hotel including breakfast
- 2 lunches
- Entrance fees
- English-speaking guide during the tours
- Transport by air-conditioned Vehicles
- Taxes and service charges
- Flight from Kayseri Airport to Istanbul
- Hot air balloon flight
- Personal expenses
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour
- The regular group tour has shopping stops included in the tour