Day1: Istanbul to Cappadocia - Cappadocia Day Tour
The travel services will start with an airport transfer (approx. 04.00am) from your hotel to Istanbul New airport or Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen airport for flight to Cappadocia.
Upon your arrival Cappadocia airport, you will be met by your driver and driven to Goreme - approx 1 hour from airport.
Uchisar Castle, which is the highest point of Cappadocia and the view from the top is just brilliant. In the first destination, you will be informed about the unique formations of Cappadocia.
Goreme National Park, here is the monastery, including the rock-cut churches, kitchens, wineries, storages and living rooms left from Anatolian Christians. Goreme Open Air Museum is listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Cavusin, the village is one of the old settlements used by the Anatolian Greeks and Turks with a nice view.
Avanos is the town of traditional pottery art, thus. You will visit one of the family workshops in Avanos to have some information about the pottery and have a kick-wheel-pottery demonstration. Also, you will take your lunch in one of the traditional restaurants in Avanos.
Pasabag the most famous place of Cappadocia with its mushroom shaped fairy chimneys and the cave dwellings. Pasabagi also called the Monks Valley because Christian hermits chose to locate hermit cells and churches in these three-headed pinnacles.
Devrent Valley which is also known as Imagination Valley. Valley contains many animal-shaped rocks which are mostly in red color. Some of the most frequent shapes are like Camel.
Accommodation: Your accommodation will be at the Vintage Cave Boutique Hotel (or equivalent hotel) in Cappadocia.
Day2: Hot Air Balloon Ride, Cappadocia Day Tour and Flight Back to Istanbul
Cappadocia Balloon Tours get ready for a wonderful experience unique to Cappadocia! We will pick you up from hotel at approximately 04:00-05:00 am (depending on the location of the hotel and sunrise time of your date) and transfer you to the balloon site where you will have the opportunity to watch the balloon being prepared for your flight as you enjoy a light breakfast snack; preparation time is generally 15-20 minutes.
Your flight will begin at sunrise, where your pilot will climb to a comfortable altitude of about 700 to 1000 meters above ground level. It is from this elevation that you will marvel at the beauty of Cappadocia below you.
During certain segments of the flight, our pilots are also capable of flying as low as 1 meter above the rock formations which will allow you perfect photo-taking opportunities. The Standard Flight is a total of 60 fascinating minutes (approx.). There will be a champagne celebration at the end of the flight and you will be presented with a Flight Certificate, signed by your pilot, as a souvenir reminder of this magnificent experience. You will be returned to your hotel at the end of the balloon ride.
We will pick you up from your hotel at 09.30 am (Approx) and depart for the Green Tour of Cappadocia. Goreme Panorama; A fascinating panoramic viewpoint where you can see the Old Goreme Village with its surroundings. You will get general information about the Göreme and Cappadocia.
Ozkonak Underground City there are more than 200 underground cities in Cappadocia and we are going to visit Ozkonak Underground City. These troglodyte cave-cities were excavated as early as Hittite times, and expanded by early Christians and others over the centuries, as various marauding armies traversed Central Anatolia in search of captives and plunder.
Ortahisar Kalesi, the old Greek settlement used by former civilizations on Ortahisar Historical Greek Village.
Rose Valley, continue to Rose Valley for an easy one-hour hike through fairy chimneys, orchards and vineyards.
Red Valley the Red Valley is best appreciated closer to sunset, when the red and pink rock lights up with the last rays of the sun. Abandoned old cave churches dot the valley along several trails. Be sure to climb the small peak overlooking the valley to get one of the best views in the region, over the valley in one direction, and towards Mount Erciyes in the other.
Kayseri Erkilet Airport, the tour will be finished at approx. 17.00pm. After your tour in Cappadocia, we will transfer you to Kayseri airport for your flight back to Istanbul.
Istanbul Upon your arrival in Istanbul, we will drop you to your hotel in Istanbul. ** The return flight could be to the Istanbul SAW airport if the flights are not available to Istanbul airport on your date
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch