2-Day Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul by Plane

2-Day Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul by Plane

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2-Day Cappadocia Tour with Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride

Discover the otherworldly wonders of Cappadocia on this immersive overnight tour, including round-trip flights from Istanbul to Kayseri. This tour is designed to make your travels hassle-free and informative. Explore Cappadocia’s stunning terrain on a hike through the Rose Valley, admire fairy chimneys, blue skies and houses that have been carved into the sides of mountains at Çavuşin and the UNESCO-listed Göreme Open-Air Museum. Rest in comfort at a local cave hotel, included in the tour. (If you choose, upgrade your trip by opting in for an unforgettable hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia.)

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Flight to Kayseri, Full Day North Cappadocia Tour

05:30 You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and transferred to airport *
06:00 Arrive at the Ataturk airport for your flight from Istanbul to Kayseri *
07:00 Fly From Istanbul to Kayseri
08:00 Upon your arrival at Kayseri Airport you will be met by our driver and transferred to Cappadocia where you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your 2-days Cappadocia tour.

On the first day you will travel to North Cappadocia and will visit the following:

DEVRENT VALLEY: Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1km from Pasabaglari (Monks’ Valley) and 5 km from Avanos. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems.

MONKS VALLEY: The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha's Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene.

AVANOS: A center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, göreme which is possibly set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy.

Break for lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant. After lunch, continue your tour to:

GOREME OPEN AIR MUSEUM: Goreme was an important Christian centre in the early years of the Middle Ages, was a bishopric administered by Mokissos near Aksaray in the 11th and 13th centuries. Despite the vast number of monasteries, churches and chapels in the vicinity of Goreme, there are not many inscriptions bearing dates. For this reason, these religious buildings are mainly dated according to the iconography or architectural features.

UCHISAR: Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.

After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included meals: Lunch

    Note: Some flights can also be from the Sabiha Gokcen airport to Kayseri. If your flight is from Sabiha Gokcen airport, pick up from hotel time and flight time can change from above mentioned times. We will confirm exact times with your tour confirmation email.

    Day 2: Full Day South Cappadocia Tour, Flight to Istanbul

    You may add an optional Hot Air Balloon Ride over picturesque Cappadocia to your tour at an extra cost of USD 130.00. With an early morning pick up around 5:00 am from your hotel you can join an early morning Hot Air Balloon ride for approximately 60 minutes. If interested, please request at the time of booking your tour with us and we can make all necessary arrangements on your behalf!

    Enjoy your breakfast & then check-out of your hotel in Cappadocia. Around 09:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel to join the tour.

    On the second day you will travel to South Cappadocia and will visit the following:

    KIZILCUKUR: is an isolated valley behind Urgup. It has beautiful rock formation with some great hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples or apricots to you.

    CAVUSIN: One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2km from Goreme, on the Göreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintigs date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, this has been eroded away however.

    HOSPITAL MONASTRY: One of the oldest monastries in Cappadocia.

    Break for lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant. After lunch, continue your tour to:

    KAYMAKLI: Kaymakli underground city is one of the largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. It has eight floors, although not all are open to the public.

    PIGEON HOUSE: Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations.

    At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will be transferred to Kayseri airport for your late evening return flight around 7:00 - 8:45 pm (1 hour flight duration) to Istanbul. END OF OUR SERVICE and TOURS.

    • Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch

    Included in this package:

    • Pick up from Hotel to Ataturk Airport
    • Round-trip flights from Istanbul to Kayseri
    • 1 night hotel with breakfast
    • 2 lunches
    • Entrance fees
    • English-speaking guide during the tours
    • Transport by air-conditioned Vehicles
    • Taxes and service charges

    Price Excludes:

    • Transfer from Ataturk Airport to Hotel in Istanbul at the End of the Tour
    • Hot air balloon flight
    • Personal expenses
    • Food and drinks, unless specified

    Important Info:

    • This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour
    • The regular group tour has shopping stops included in the tour
    • Upon arrival at the Istanbul Ataturk airport you will have to arrange your own pick-up transfer from airport to your hotel in Istanbul. This transfer is not included as part of your package tour services with us.
    • When you book the tour online, you can add the hot air balloon ride to your online booking for the early morning of the second day in Cappadocia. The price for the hot air balloon ride is USD 130.00 per person. If you join the hot air balloon ride you will not miss any part of the full day Cappadocia group tour as the hot air balloon ride is in the early morning before start of the full day Cappadocia tour. 

    Double per personUSD $280Rate per person for 2 people sharing 1 room.
    SingleUSD $310Rate for one person in one room.
    Triple per personUSD $270Rate per person for 3 people sharing 1 room.
    Child rateASKRate for child 2-7 sharing
    with 2 adults

    You will stay in special cave hotel throughout your tour. You will stay for one night at the Flintstones Cave Hotel or Heaven Cave House, or similar in Cappadocia

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    • Trip Duration: 2 days
    • Tour Code: CAP2
    • Availability: Daily departure
    • $270.00

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    Tour Tags: Cappadocia, Goreme, Urgup, Uchisar, Kaymakli