Cappadocia 3 days (inc one free day) From Istanbul

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Explore the spectacular Cappadocian landscape, created as a result of the volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago and sculptured by erosion. Visit the fascinating large underground cities, built by Christians to escape persecution. Be astonished by the incredible rock hewn churches and byzantine frescoes. Three days is a good way to explore the Cappadocian region in detail with a licensed guide for two of the days, but one free day to explore areas or activities specific to your interests. You can even add on one of the famous optional extra balloon flights to make to your trip more memorable.  A must see destination to visit in Turkey.

  • Goreme Open Air Museum Tour
  • Kaymakli Underground City Tour
  • Walks in various valleys
  • Visits to various nearby villages of Cavusin and Uchisar
  • Pottery demonstration Avanos
  • Visits to a number of valleys in the area, Pasabag, Pigeon, Red, Devrent

 

 

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Day 1 :

We will pick you up at your hotel early in the morning and transfer you to the airport for your flight from Istanbul to Kayseri. Upon arrival we’ll transfer you to your hotel, where you will be picked up for your tour.

Today’s tour includes some wonderful photo view points stops to take all those stunning photos of the beautiful landscape. We then head to Avanos, famous for pottery and the Red river where you will learn about and watch a pottery demonstration. After lunch, you will visit Goreme open air museum, a vast complex containing some of the finest rock hewn churches and frescoes in the region. The last stop will be Uchisar castle, natural and one of the biggest mass fairy chimney’s in the region. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 2:

After breakfast at your hotel we’ll depart for Red valley to explore its famous rock – cut churches and hike 4km through Red Valley. We’ll visit Cavusin village, famous for its houses and churches of Christian clergymen. After lunch we’ll drive to Pigeon Valley and we’ll visit the Kaymakli Underground city where early Christians lived in fear of invaders. The last stop is Ortahisar castle, biggest mass fairy chimney of Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 3 :

Free day for you to relax, wander around, talk to the locals or to explore Cappadocia on your own before your flight back to Istanbul. There are many options for you to do or see.  In addition a Hot Air Balloon ride,  horseback riding, quad bike riding or maybe some further hikes through the valleys are some things for you to consider.

You will be transferred back to Kayseri airport late afternoon for your flight back to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul we will transfer you to your hotel.

 

Highlights

  • The two guided tours for 2 days are small group tours with other people
  • A moderate level of fitness is required to walk over uneven surfaces for up to 3 hours at a time.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Return airport transfers from/to your hotel in Istanbul and Cappadocia
  • Domestic flight tickets ( Istanbul-Kayseri-Istanbul)
  • Professional Licensed English speaking tour guide on two days
  • 2 nights 4 star Cave Hotel accommodation including 2 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches included at local restaurants
  • Entrance fees to Goreme Open Air Museum and Kaymakli Underground City

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks at included meals
  • Optional programs
  • Tips – driver and guide
  • Any other meals or services not specified in ‘Prices Includes’

 

 

 

 

 

Route

  1. İstanbul
  2. Kayseri
  3. Göreme