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2-Day Cappadocia Tour From Istanbul Optional Balloon Flight

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2-Day Cappadocia Tour From Istanbul Optional Balloon Flight

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This Cappadocia 2-day 1-night tour package departs from Istanbul hotels. Along with a professional tour guide, you will visit historic sites in Cappadocia. Also includes an optional Cappadocia hot air balloon deluxe flight.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
All Istanbul hotels.
Small group
Limited to 18 participants


48 hours
  • Istanbul

  • Cappadocia

  • Devrent Valley (visit, guided tour)

  • Fairy Chimneys (visit, guided tour)

  • Avanos (lunch, guided tour)

  • Goreme Open Air Museum (lunch, guided tour)

  • Rose Valley, Göreme (hiking)

  • Çavuşin (visit)

  • Kaymakli Underground City (guided tour)

  • Pigeon Valley (visit, guided tour)

  • Uchisar Castle (visit, guided tour)

  • Ortahisar (visit, guided tour)

Meeting point
Main stop
End point
  • Benefit from an Istanbul - Cappadocia flight ticket (one-way) being included
  • Enjoy two full-day tours (Red and Blue tours)
  • Stay in a Suite Cave Room
  • Admire amazing views during a Cappadocia hot-air balloon flight (optional)
Full description
Start the first day by visiting Devrent Valley, also known as 'Imagination Valley', this is the most surreal-looking landscape. Your next stop will be Pashabagi also called the Monks Valley. Proceed to Avanos the pottery centre of Cappadocia, this village is set on the banks of the Red River. You will have lunch in a local restaurant before continuing to Goreme Open Air Museum. The world’s most important Byzantine cave churches are found in these once remote valleys where monks and nuns pursued monastic life from the 3rd century on. Here you can see the best preserved Byzantine cave wall paintings and frescos from the Iconoclastic period through to the end of Seljuk rule.  Then admire a spectacular view over Goreme, you can see fairy chimneys, rock formations, and cave houses. You have the option of also booking a pre-sunrise hot-air balloon flight for the next morning. While your guides complete the final preparations for your flight, you are served breakfast. Your pilot will show you all the unique beauties of Cappadocia from the Red Valley to Goreme. While witnessing an amazing sunrise up in the air, you will get to see perfect panoramic views of Urgup, Goreme, Ortahisar,Uchisar, Avanos, and Nevsehir. After the landing, a celebration with refreshing drinks (non-alcoholic) will be waiting for you. On the Blue tour you hike along the Red and Rose Valley, the most breathtakingly and mysteriously beautiful valleys in the region. Conclude your hike at the Cavusin Cave Village. Marvel at the rock castle and troglodyte dwellings where people lived until the 20th Century. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Descend towards the center of the earth with a trip to the Underground City of Kaymakli, one of the largest and deepest of Cappadocia’s many such settlements. Discover this underground city and its stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, churches, and wineries. Visit the Pigeon Valley. See spectacular view of dovecotes (pigeon or dove houses), old abandoned cave homes, and old Greek houses of Uchisar and Ortshisar Castle, as well as the biggest mass of fairy chimneys in Cappadocia.
  • Istanbul - Cappadocia Flight Ticket (one-way)
  • Istanbul hotel – airport transfer (one-way)
  • Cappadocia Hotel – Cappadocia airport transfers – Round Trip
  • All Cappadocia hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Breakfast (1 Day)
  • Lunch (2 Days)
  • Overnight accommodation (Suite Cave Room)
  • Small-group Red Cappadocia tour (Full-Day)
  • Small-group Blue Cappadocia tour (Full-Day)
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Optional: Hot air balloon flight
  • Dinner

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Agency calls you the day before to make an appointment with you and you learn that instead of 3h30 or 4h30 as it is written on the description, it's 2h30 for "more security" So it's with a very short night, and a trip one little tiring that you can't enjoy (especially after lunch) this great excursion. We had a really great French-speaking guide (Guner) and driver (Founda) who saw that we were too tired to do everything in the afternoon. You should arrive the day before. The next day is easier. The hotel is unpretentious but welcoming, calm and clean and in the fairly touristy village (therefore not isolated) The site is very beautiful and I liked discovering this place. Meals were good and plentiful

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July 30, 2022

Very good excursion, very good support from Istanbul, luxurious hotel and my guide Mustafa was adorable! However, I regret that we did not visit the red valley. The hike was a bit short for my liking. But Mustafa was able to give beautiful explanations and made the excursion lively and pleasant!

May 13, 2022

It was a good experience. The balloon ride was amazing!! There’s a lot of history in Cappadocia. While the guide was very friendly and sweet, her English was not the best and sometimes I couldn’t really make out what she was trying to say, although that didn’t really detract from the tour. The only thing that really was annoying was that they bring you to lots of places where people try to sell you things, but a lot of tour groups do that as well, just wasn’t fun after a while. Also, the harrowing mad dash to the airport (I didn’t get picked up at the time they originally said) jammed packed in a bus with no A/C was not fun either.

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April 25, 2022

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