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3-day cappadocia tour from istanbul

Overview 

Maximize your sightseeing time in Cappadocia on a 3-day tour! After a flight from Istanbul to Kayseri, discover Cappadocia's highlights on two sightseeing tours and visit UNESCO-listed Göreme Open-Air Museum, Rose Valley, Kaymakli Underground City and more. Accommodation at Cappadocia cave hotel, plus a Cappadocia hot air balloon ride is available as an optional activity. 

  • Departure point:Istanbul Airport
  • Departure time: 6.30 am (approx.)
  • Duration: 3 days (approx.)
  • Return details : Concludes at Istanbul Airport

Rate: $660 per person in double room

              *$740 per person in a single room 


 Highlights

  • 3-day Turkey tour to Cappadocia from Istanbul
  • Save time on traveling between regions with domestic flights included
  • Tour Cappadocia and visit UNESCO-listed Göreme Open-Air Museum, Ortahisar Castle, Kaymakli Underground City and more
  • Take an early morning hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia (optional)
  • Enjoy overnight stays in a boutique cave hotel in Cappadocia 

Cappadocia Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Istanbul - Kayseri – Cappadocia (D)
Early morning flight from Istanbul to Capapdocia. Start your 3-day tour with an airport transfer from Kayseri Airport to your Cappadocia hotel. Alternatively, if you are already in the greater Cappadocia area, you can opt for a hotel-to-hotel transfer for a hassle-free start to your tour. Once you've checked in, head out by minibus for a tour of the incredible Dervent Valley area. Admire the landscape and stop in Pasabag (Monk's Valley) to walk through the area's cone-like rocks where monks and hermits once lived in isolated seclusion.

Continue by minibus to the pottery town of Avanos, and after a break for lunch, 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.

Overnight: Boutique Cave Hotel

Day 2: Cappadocia (B, D)
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 spend the early morning at leisure. Both groups meet up in the late morning for your hike through Rose Valley – a beautiful stretch of land that takes its name from the red-hued rock that abounds throughout it. Straddling the villages of Göreme and Çavuşin, the valley is peppered 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 stable and cellars while learning about the early Christians who once hid here to escape persecution. Return to your coach and travel to Ortahisar for a stroll, admiring its stone houses that surround its crowing rocky glory -- Ortahisar Castle. Stop for photos by this unique fortress and then continue by minibus through Pigeon Valley. If time permits then stop at a wine cellar for a wine-tasting session, and then return to your hotel in time for dinner.

Overnight: Boutique Cave Hotel

Day 3: Cappadocia – Kayseri (B)
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and then finish your 3-day tour with a transfer to Kayseri Airport. Flight back to Istanbul. 

Cappadocia Tour Includes

  • Round-trip flight tickets from Istanbul to Cappadocia
  • Round-trip Kayseri Airport transfer 
  • Entrance fee to Kaymakli Underground City and Göreme Open-Air Museum
  • 2 nights of accommodation at a boutique cave hotel
  • Local guide
  • Wine tasting (if time permits)
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan
  • Hot-air balloon flight (if option selected - $200 per person extra)
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Cappadocia Tour Excludes

  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Lunch

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Passenger passport names, dates of birth, gender information is required for airline tickets and must be provided at the time of booking. 

 

3-day Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul Reviews

Cappadocia Travel Center | Cappadocia Tours
Cappadocia Travel Center | Cappadocia Tours 5/ 5 based on 1 14 ratings.
 
A splendid day in Cappadocia
As this was our second trip to Cappadocia, I already knew many of the local tour companies who all operate pretty standard and similar tours, so I was delighted to find Cappadocia Travel Center offering something a little different.
 
I had never heard of Cappadocia Travel Center, but a little research revealed that it is a fairly new company, owned by Yasemin, who has co
Rating: 5star
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Cappadocia was excellent

After trying to plan our turkey trip on my own, I am extremely glad that I contacted Yasemin! With only 3 nights and 4 days in Turkey, Serap helped us with our tour in Cappadocia, our transportation from Istanbul and our transportation to Fethiye. She responded to all my emails within a day and was very patient with all my questions. From my own research I had an idea of what we wanted to do an
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