Essential Cappadocia by Plane From Istanbul Overview
See the best of Cappadocia’s otherworldly landscape on a 2-day tour from Istanbul! With a boutique cave hotel in the heart of the region as a base, the tour includes trips to Rose Valley, Kaymakli Underground City, and a collection of pretty rock-carved villages like Çavusin and Ortahisar. Visit Göreme Open-Air Museum and upgrade to include a 1-hour hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia's lunar countryside, if you wish! This incredible 2-day tour also includes a round-trip airport transfer from Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport.
- Flight tickets mentioned in the itinerary.
- Accommodation mentioned in the itinerary.
- All tours with transportation, lunch and entrance fees.
- All tours with professional tour guide, Full travel insurance, All domestic taxes.
What is not Included
- Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)
- Any tips to guide, driver or staff at hotels.
- Items of a personal nature
- Medical services.
Guests will be collected from their hotel early in the morning and transferred to the airport. You will fly from Istanbul to either Kayseri or Nevsehir. When you arrive, you will be transported to the office in Goreme. During your time in Cappadocia, you will tour the north and south parts of the region. Guests depart for Derinkuyu’s Underground city to visit the huge refugee settlement carved by early Christians. From Derinkuyu you continue to the beautiful valley of Ihlara, the ancient Peristerema: ‘Valley of Sky’ along the Melendiz River. You will explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike 4km through the valley. On the way back, the tour visits the Selime Monastery and Pigeon Valley. At the end of the tour, guests are dropped off at their hotel in Goreme.
Guests will meet the guide and driver at the hotel, and start the tour discovering Cappadocia’s unique landscape. The first stop, a highlight of the region, is Goreme‘s Open Air Museum to witness the living art of Christian and Byzantine history in the cave churches there. You will then drive to Cavusin, an old Greek village to discover the civil architecture in Cappadocia. Lunch is at a local restaurant in Avanos, which has been the centre of terracotta art since 2000 BC. After lunch, you travel to Pasabagi or ‘Monks Valley’ to see the fascinating mushroom-shaped pinnacles. The next stop is Devrent (Imagination Valley) to see the amazing fairy chimneys. Before being returned to your hotel, there is another stop at the natural rock castle at Uchisar. At the end of the second day tour, guests are transported to the airport to fly to Istanbul. Guests met when they arrived in Istanbul and taken to their hotel via service.
- Can be customized according to your wishes
- This tour is available all year round.
- There is no hidden cost.
- Departs daily
- Single supplement + % 15