Istanbul To Cappadocia 3 Day Tour (Option 3 B)
This slightly extended 3 day tour from Istanbul to Cappadocia is a great way to see the highlights of the Cappadocia region while still leaving enough time to visit other top destinations in Turkey. Tour North and South Cappadocia, visiting the incredible valleys and exploring the fascinating history of this unique place.
The first day of this tour is designated for travel from Istanbul to Cappadocia. We will transport you from your accommodation in Istanbul to the airport where you will then catch your flight to Cappadocia. Then we will fetch you from Cappadocia’s Kayseri airport and bring you to your accommodation in Cappadocia.
Optional: Hot Air Balloon Adventure
For those interested in the unique opportunity to witness Cappadocia from the air, ballooning in this region is an unforgettable activity. This part of the tour is optional and those wishing to participate can add a ballooning adventure as part of this package tour. This early morning tour will cost extra.
Fairy Chimneys & The Open Air Museum
After the hot air balloon adventure option is finished, the North Cappadocia tour will begin with a visit to the Goreme Open Air Museum. The Open Air Museum is a highlight of this day’s tour and is one of the main attraction in all of Cappadocia. Here you can wander among the dwellings and churches with incredible frescoes and get an idea for how people lived in these home carved directly out of the stone fairy chimneys. From here, the tour continue to Avanos which is a town in Cappadocia famous for pottery works and design that dates back to 3,000 BC.
For the ideal vantage point for a incredible panorama, you will visit the Goreme Esentepe which is a great place to take some photos of the unique Cappadocia landscape. You will then have the opportunity to stretch your legs in the Devrent Valley with a landscape that resembles something from another world. Finally you will get to visit the Three Beauties which has an incredible overlook of the town of Urgup.
Following your visit to all of these destinations, the tour will end in the early evening and you will be returned to your accommodation.
Trek Through Valleys & The Underground City
On the third day you will explore more of the beautiful valleys in this region as well as explore an Underground City that was used by Christians during Byzantine times when they underwent many years of persecution and needed to hide.
In addition to the Underground City, you will visit also visit Rose Valley, named after the brilliant rose hue that characterize the rocks in the valley. The Red Valley has many hidden churches and Pigeon Valley is know for the many pigeon homes that are dug directly out of the rock. The pigeons were once used for food and fertilizer but modern farming has changed the needs of the area. Finally, Love Valley is another stop on this tour and it takes its name from the many phallic rocks formations that scatter the landscape.
Return to Istanbul
This final day's tour will end in the early evening and after a break, you will be transported to the airport where you will catch your flight back to Istanbul. Once you arrive in Istanbul, we will transport you to your accommodation in the city.
STANDARD: Standard style accommodation in Turkey is your where
you will find basic style guesthouses and/or hostels that have a variety of
private rooms and some dorm rooms. The rooms will be clean but basic with no
extras found within. Most standard style accommodation options would be 1-2
Type of accommodations at this range: Guesthouse, Boutique guesthouse, Hostels, 1* and 2* Hotels.
TOP END: Top End style accommodation in Turkey is where you will find 3-5 star equivalent. Here you will get a mix of larger style hotel rooms to smaller boutique places that will have clean, comfortable rooms with a little extra.
Type of accommodations at this range: Boutique Hotels, 3*, 4* and 5* Hotels.
PREMIUM: Premium Luxury accommodation in Turkey is your 5 star and similar hotels. This can include your large chain hotels and you will also find a variety of smaller locally run Luxury Boutique places that are full of charm and worth the extra dollar.
Type of accommodations at this range: Premium Boutique +4* and +5* Hotels.