Itinerary: 02 Days / 01 Night
How much time this tour will take?
02 Days / 01 Night (If you want, feel free to ask one-night extension at Cappadocia region).
When will happen the departure?
Departures happen all year round for regular Group and private tours.
How many people can participate in this tour?
Group Size of Regular Tours: 14 passengers.
Are there options for private tours?For those who prefer to be accommodated on a more personalized basis and enjoy the flexibility and privacy of an individual arrangement, we can organize a private tour.
What are the highlights of that tour?
The highlights of this tour are South & North Cappadocia.
Early morning flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia –o.n. in Cappadocia
Morning (Approx. Flight Duration: 90min).
After the hotel picks up in Istanbul, we will take the morning flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia. Arrival and meeting at the airport arrival gate you will be met and transferred to Cappadocia to join the tour.
Full-Day North Cappadocia Tour.
Tour Highlights: Dervent Valley, Paşabağ, Avanos, Göreme and Üçhisar Castle.
We will visit Paşabağ’s “fairy chimneys”, where the voice of the wind harmonizes with songs of the fairies.
From here, we will stop at Avanos downtown and check the terracotta art. The ceramic trade in this district and its countless pottery factories date right back to the Hittites, and the ceramic clay from the red silt of the Kızılırmak has always been used. After, a visit to the ceramic & tile center to see how the ceramics are made by hand.
After lunch, we will visit the famous Göreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. People of Göreme, at the heart of the Cappadocia Region, realized that these soft rocks could be easily carved out to form houses, churches, monasteries.
Then, we will enjoy the day by taking a look to the Göreme Valley from next to the Üçhisar Rock-Castle; has the numerous hollowed-out containers, rock tombs, and a large water cistern all welcome you as silent witnesses to history and human life giving you a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia.
Optional: Üçhisar Castle can be added into the itinerary (If you required)
Cappadocia tour and return to Istanbul
Optional: Hot Air Balloon Flight (Approx.60-80 min between 05:00 am to 08:00 am).
Full-Day South Cappadocia Tour
Tour Highlights; Kaymakli Underground City, Red Valley, Cavusin, Ortahisar, Pigeon Valley.
Depart from your hotel to visit Red valley Through Cavusin Village and explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike 2 km. Then visit Cavusin village. Old Cavusin was abandoned several decades ago due to avalanches.
After lunch, we will drive to the Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon, we will visit the Underground City, where early Christians lived in fear and faith. The houses in the village are constructed around the nearly one hundred tunnels of the underground city, which is one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia.
The underground city was originally carved out as eight floors; however, only four floors are available to visit. In wartime, about 5000 people could refuge there. The tunnels are still used today as storage areas, stables, and cellars. On the way back visit the Ortahisar town. Transfer to the Airport for flight to Istanbul on arrival to then transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.
Instead of return flight this evening, you can spend another overnight at your cave hotel. Please feel free to ask the extension. We also can arrange your return flight to Istanbul, on the next morning/afternoon or evening.
PS: You can extend your Cappadocia tour by adding or replacing it with the itineraries below.
Green Tour Highlights: Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley, Belisirma Village, Selime Monastery, Yaprakhisar (Available for Regular Group tour or Private tour)
Blue Tour Highlights: Kaymakli Underground City, Soganli Valley, Sahinefendi (Sobessos), Keslik Monastery, Mustafa Pasha (Sinassos) (Available for Private tour).
We hope you had a memorable tour and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another Luxury Istanbul Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing us.
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