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From Istanbul: Cappadocia Highlights 2-Day Tour with Balloon

From Istanbul: Cappadocia Highlights 2-Day Tour with Balloon

From US$ 947.55 per person

Travel to Cappadocia by air and enjoy 2 days of tours. Take in the Göreme Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys and enjoy a hot-air balloon ride.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up at your central Istanbul hotel and Cappadocia hotel is provided.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Itinerary
45 hours
  • Istanbul

  • 1.5 hours
  • Cappadocia

  • Uchisar Castle (guided tour, view)

  • Goreme Open Air Museum (guided tour)

  • Çavuşin (guided tour)

  • Avanos (lunch, guided tour)

  • Fairy Chimneys (guided tour)

  • Devrent Valley (guided tour)

  • Göreme (guided tour)

  • Derinkuyu Underground City (guided tour)

  • Ihlara Valley (hiking)

  • Belisırma (lunch)

  • Selime Monastery (view)

  • Pigeon Valley (visit)

  • Kayseri

  • 1.5 hours
  • Istanbul

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit Göreme Open Air Museum and Derinkuyu Underground City
  • Marvel at the iconic fairy chimney formations
  • Enjoy a hike in the scenic Ihlara Valley
  • Admire caved churches
  • Take flight in a Hot Air Balloon
Full description

Discover Cappadocia on a 2-day tour from Istanbul that includes round-trip flights and an overnight stay at a boutique hotel. See the fascinating Göreme Open Air Museum, watch a pottery demonstration, and marvel at the dainty Urgup fairy chimneys.

Day 1

Begin with a pre-dawn pickup at your Istanbul hotel and head to the airport for an early flight to Cappadocia. After landing in Cappadocia, drive to your boutique hotel before beginning your tour of Cappadocia.

First, stop at the Uçhisar Castle viewpoint for 360-degree views of the valleys below. Spot Mt. Erciyes and the eerie cave dwellings in Uchisar Valley. Continue to the famous Göreme Open Air Museum to visit the ancient villages and monasteries cut into the rock itself.

Next, head to the rock city of Love Valley, and explore the fascinating buildings built into the rock. Stop in Avonos for lunch (included) before watching the experts at work at a pottery demonstration. Drive by the delicate fairy chimneys made of rock in PaşabağıValley before turning into Devrent Valley.

Finish your day with a visit to Urgup to see its fairy chimneys and to visit a carpet factory before spending the night in your hotel.

Day 2 Start your day before dawn with a pickup from your hotel to your hot-air balloon experience. Board a hot-air balloon and marvel at the valleys and rock formations below as the sun rises.

Around 8:00 A.M., return to your hotel for a break before heading out for your day tour. Begin with a panoramic view of Göreme, followed by a visit to the mysterious Derinkugu Underground City, constructed as a temporary shelter against invasions and raids.

Next, enjoy a short hike in the picturesque Ihlara Valley, followed by a lunch break (included) in Belisirma village. After lunch, stop at the Yaprakhisar viewpoint for a stunning view of Selime Monastery before heading to Pigeon Valley for an onyx demonstration.

In the evening, return to Kayseri Airport for your return flight back to Istanbul and your hotel there.

Includes
  • Istanbul to Cappadocia and Cappadocia to Istanbul flight tickets in economic class
  • 2-day Cappadocia tour (with lunch)
  • Round-trip transfers between your hotel in Istanbul and the airport
  • Transfers between Kayseri and Nevşehir airports and Cappadocia
  • Transportation by comfortable, non-smoking, air-conditioned luxury car/van with professional driver
  • Licensed guide during the tours
  • Accommodation at a boutique-style hotel in Cappadocia (1 night, including breakfast)
  • Pick-up for the hot-air balloon tour
  • Hot-air balloon tours
  • International flights
  • Drinks with meals (except drinks served at breakfast)
  • Tips for the guide and driver
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • If the hot-air balloon flight is canceled due to weather conditions, a refund of €75 per person will be provided
  • If the hot air balloons capacity is full there is a refund of €75 per person
  • Children under 6 years of age are not allowed on the balloon ride
  • Lunch is provided on both days in Cappadocia, and breakfast is provided on day two at the hotel
  • Drinks are not included with lunch
  • Gratuities are not included
  • Please send your passport pictures to our WhatsApp number: +905452712513
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Fantastic trip and incredible balloon experience. Our tour guide Selim with Stoneland travel was remarkable. Super knowledgeable, entertaining and hilarious. He had such a kind nature and made the trip all the more fun. Buses and connections were all on time. Communication with the agency was a little clunky at times and details a bit unclear but a minor grievance in what was a brilliant trip.

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November 16, 2022

Everything was perfectly planned. The timing was perfect too: neither jostling nor losing time. The size of the groups = +/- 15 people was great. The supervision by the managers was very professional and personalized. The visits (Presentation of products) were not too long and not too insistent. Small regret: our hotel was not in the neighborhood troglodype but rather in the center of Göereme

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October 14, 2019

Everything was wonderful!! Highly recommended !! The Stoneland Travel company complied with everything and more. Transfers, flights, excursions. The guides were very attentive and knowledgeable about the topics. The hotel they booked for us, Kremer Cavern House, was in the middle of the Capadokya caves (meters from the center) and its owner was very friendly. They were in every detail. It was a pleasure to travel with people as responsible and kind as them. We spent very beautiful days!

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April 3, 2019

Product ID: 81336