2-Day Cappadocia Tour With Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride - Istanbul

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Overview

Get to know Cappadocia on an action-packed overnight tour! With a one-way flight from Istanbul included, plus hotel accommodation and excursions, the tour includes everything you need to see Cappadocia at ease. Enjoy a hike through Rose Valley, see fairy chimneys and rocks houses in the village of ÃavuÅin and explore the UNESCO-listed Göreme Open-Air Museum. Upgrade to include a hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia if you wish!

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Buffet dinner included
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Your hassle-free trip to Cappadocia is off to a smooth start with an included flight from Istanbul. Once you arrive in Cappadocia, the real fun begins. Set off on this action-packed overnight tour to the Rose Valley, Göreme Open-Air Museum and Çavuşin. Opt to upgrade your trip with a sunrise hot air balloon ride over  Cappadocia’s stunning landscape. 

Inclusions for 2-Day Cappadocia Tour With Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • One-way flight from Istanbul to Kayseri airport
  • Entrance fees
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hot air balloon flight and glass of Champagne (if option selected)

Exclusions for 2-Day Cappadocia Tour With Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Flight from Kayseri Airport to Istanbul

Itinerary:

Day 1: Istanbul - Cappadocia (D)
Start your tour with a transfer from your Istanbul hotel to Istanbul Airport. Board your flight to Kayseri Airport, and on arrival, meet your driver who will transfer you to your Cappadocia hotel. After a quick break to freshen up, set off on a morning hike through Rose Valley – a beautiful stretch of land that takes its name from the red-hued rock that abounds throughout it. Wedged between the villages of Göreme and Çavuşin, the valley is studded with rock-carved churches and tunnels, and your guide will point out the best ones on your hike. Finish up in Çavuşin, and after visiting its cave mosque, enjoy some free time for lunch (own expense). 

Hop aboard your minibus and continue your day’s tour to Kaymakli Underground City, one of Cappadocia’s best-preserved subterranean sites. Explore its maze of passages, seeing underground stables and cellars while learning about the early Christians who once hid here to escape persecution. Return to your coach and travel to Ortahisar – your final stop of the day. On a stroll, admire its stone houses that surround its crowing rocky glory -- Ortahisar Castle. Stop for photos by this unique fortress and then return to your hotel in time for dinner.

Accommodation: Lykia Lodge, Alfina Cave Hotel or similar superior hotel in Cappadocia

Day 2: Cappadocia (B)
Upgrade to start your day in style with a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia! It’s an early start from your hotel, but once at the hot air balloon office, a buffet breakfast awaits. Tuck in and then take to the skies on a 1-hour flight! Cappadocia’s volcanic origins have left some truly captivating sights, with fairy chimneys punctuating the rocky landscape that you’ll see below you. Finish with a glass of Champagne and then return to your hotel.

If you choose not to take the balloon ride, then enjoy breakfast in your hotel and spend the early morning at leisure. Both groups meet up in the late morning for an excursion to Imagination Valley, where intriguing animal-like rock formations are abundant. Admire the landscape and stop in Pasabag (Monk’s Valley) in the region of Zelve, to walk through the area’s cone-like rocks where monks and hermits once lived in peaceful seclusion. 

Continue by minibus to the pottery town of Avanos, and after a break for lunch (own expense), travel to Pigeon Valley. See its famous bird-nesting caves and then head to Göreme Open-Air Museum. Exemplified by dusty-looking beige buildings and fairy chimneys, this open-air museum comprises a cluster of rocky monuments that attest to Byzantine life in Cappadocia. 

Check out of your hotel and then finish your tour with a transfer to Kayseri Airport or another Cappadocia hotel.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 30 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

Please note: You must contact your local service provider 24 hours prior to the tour to reconfirm your departure point and time

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • The guide oor ugur with g silent in Turkish and driver Columbo are the best team you can have. Oor is very knowledgeable about the history and with great research had some of his valid information. Columbo is gem of a man. Both were punctual and courteous.
    I still had a problem- you did not book my return flight from Cappadocia and it was not made clear to me as I did all bookings over phone. I think this should be corrected both in writing and representative should bring it to the attention of the customers. I had written to you an E mail that was not professional .

  • 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.

  • We just love this tour! Well organised itineraries. The places we visited were simply amazing. Friendly and knowledgable guides. The balloon ride was just awesome. Beautiful and colourful landscape. Wanna do it again!

  • We just love this tour! Well organised itineraries. Friendly and knowledgable guides. The places we visited were simply amazing. The balloon ride is just awesome. Beautiful and colourful landscape. Wanna do it again!

  • Great tour with very experienced guide! It was very safe with traning for landing.

  • Due strong winds, I couldn't take the balloon ride, wich was the hole point of the tour....

  • This was an awesome tour. We are a family of four with two kids 4 and 8. First day we started early from Istanbul around 4 am pickup from our hotel. The tour operator had an agent who helped us through the airport check-in process which I appreciated. Once in Cappadocia we were picked from the airport and then taken to meet our tour guide she was great by the way and then started our trip with a 4km 2.5mi hike which our kids managed to do. Then we visited the the underground city which was amazing and the kids loved scampering through the tunnels, most of which were the right size for their heights! The tour operator put us up in a very nice hotel 4 star that had dinner and breakfast included.
    Day 2 we opted to do the balloon flight so we started early morning again around 4am and were back at our hotel by 8am. That gave us just enough time to grab a proper breakfast from the hotel. Highlights of day 2 for us were the pottery demo and the Pasabag valley, both of which our kids enjoyed. We also liked the open air museum although the kids got bored.

    As I mentioned previously out guide was fantastic. She loved hanging out with the kids, was very knowledgeable and friendly. Also Please spend the extra to do the balloon flight. it's totally worth it it and the landscape is amazing.

  • Cappadocia with its special landscape is a good substitute of 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.

  • The tour seemed to be a little un-organised. It was as if the guides were winging it. Guests werent told where we were going, what we were doing until there. We also seemed to drive back and forth so it felt like the tour could have been better routed. Alfina hotel was amazing and the hot air balloon is a must do.

  • Amazing scenery, guides, watching the sunrise in the hot air balloon was spectular, really enjoyed the experience.

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