Cappadocia Dream - 2 Days Cappadocia Travel with Balloon Ride from/to Istanbul

Duration: 2 days
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Turkey
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  • 2 days
  • Istanbul
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Overview

Although many cross-country tours in Turkey only allocate a day to Cappadocia’s preternatural landscape and innovative architecture, most travelers find that a two-day tour strikes the right balance between seeing the region’s highlights and sacrificing time elsewhere in the country. See all of the highlights of Cappadocia comfortably during this two-day tour departing from Istanbul. Don’t risk running out of time to see all of the region’s unique natural heritage; instead, make sure you get to experience all of Cappadocia’s surreal landscapes, its cave churches, and the underground city.

Itinerary

Day 1: Flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia - Cappadocia Day Tour - Overnight at Cappadocia

Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
The travel services will start with a departure transfer from your hotel to airport. Your driver will meet you at the reception of your hotel (or Airbnb addreess if the street of it is available for car parking) and then transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight to Cappadocia. The pick-up time is between 03.15am and 05.00am for this transfer. This timing depends the scheduled departure time of flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia on your travel date. Supplier will inform you about that after they booked your domestic flight ticket(s).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Goreme, Goreme, Cappadocia
Upon your arrival Cappadocia airport, you will be met by your driver and driven to Goreme - approx 1 hour from airport.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Uchisar Castle, Uchisar Turkiye
Uchisar Castle Region, which is the highest point of Cappadocia and the view from the top is just brilliant. In the first destination you will be informed about unique formations of Cappadocia.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Goreme Open-Air Museum, Merkez, Muze Cd., Goreme 50180 Turkiye
Here is the monastery, including the rock cut churches, kitchens, wineries, storages and living rooms left from Anatolian Christians. Goreme Open Air Museum is listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Avanos Oren Yeri, Kapadokya Cd., Avanos 50500 Turkiye
Avanos is the town of traditional pottery art, thus. You will visit one of the family work-shops in Avanos to have some information about the pottery and have a kick-wheel-pottery demonstration. Also, you will take your lunch in one of the traditional restaurants in Avanos.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Devrent Valley, Devrent Mevkii No:1 Urgup Yolu, 50500 Turkiye
Which is also known as Imagination Valley. Valley contains many animal shaped rocks which are mostly in red colour. Some of the most frequent shapes is like Camel.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ürgüp, Nevşehir, Turkey
Meet the most famous family of fairy chimneys: Three beauties. These are the official symbol of both Urgup and Cappadocia.
Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Fairy Chimneys, Goreme Turkiye
On this tour, you will have seen many examples of the Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia.

Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
At the end of your tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia.
Duration: 20 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch: You will get your lunch at restaurant (open buffet)
Accommodation included: INCLUDED - You can choose your hotel category and budget. There are different hotel variations at the booking options.

Day 2: Hot Air Balloon Ride (Optional) - Cappadocia Day Tour - Flight Back to Istanbul

Stop At: Cappadocia Balloon Tours, Göreme Açık Hava Müze Yolu Caddesi, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
Hot Air Balloon Ride (Optional) : Get ready for a wonderful experience unique to Cappadocia! We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the balloon site where you will have the opportunity to watch the balloon being prepared for your flight. The flight will begin at sunrise, where your pilot will climb to a comfortable altitude of about 700 to 1000 meters above ground level. It is from this elevation that you will marvel at the beauty of Cappadocia below you. During certain segments of the flight our pilots are also capable of flying as low as 1 meter above the rock formations which will allow you perfect photo taking opportunities. Duration of total activity is approx 3 hours, and total duration of flight is approx 60 minutes. There will be a champagne celebration at end of the flight and you will be presented with a madal, as a souvenir reminder of this magnificent experience. Afterwards, we will drop back you to your hotel.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Goreme Panorama, Uchisar Yolu uzeri 1.km, Goreme 50180 Turkiye
We will pick you up from your hotel on 09.30am (Approx) and depar for the Green Tour of Cappadocia.

Goreme Panaroma ;

A fascinating panoramic view point where you can see the Old Goreme Village with its surroundings. You will get general information about the Göreme and Cappadocia.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Derinkuyu Turkiye
Which is the biggest and deepest underground city of Cappadocia. It has 8 levels and connected with narrow tunnels. You will visit Stalls,Storages,Church,Vinery, Kitchen and the other sections which are open for visitors.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Selime Monastery, Guzelyurt Turkiye
Which is the biggest rock-cut Monastery of the region. And the landscape of the town which contains the Kathedral is keeping some similarities about Star Wars movies.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt 68500 Turkiye
You will visit the Ihlara valley/canyon after your lunch (approx 1 hour for lunch time). Totaly Canyon is 14 km but you will have the best part of it which is around 4 km and it takes almost 1 hour. Ihlara Canyon contains more than 100 churches and approximately 10.000 caves which are carved by early christian Monks.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Pigeon Valley, Uchisar KasabasI Nevşehir Kapadokya, Goreme 50240 Turkiye
Which is located in Uchisar town to have one of the best panaromic viev of the region. That site also covers lots of pigeon houses which are builty bye the ancient inhabitants of the region. If you like, you can able to visit popular onxy stone factory of the region.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Cappadocia, Turkey
At the end of tour, you will be transferred to Cappadocia airport for your flight back to Istanbul.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: İstanbul, Turkey
Upon your arrival Istanbul, we will drop you to your hotel in Istanbul. ** The departure time of return flight is between 08.00pm and 09.00pm. That's meaning, Your return flight will be landing Istanbul airport or Istanbul SAW airport between 09.30pm and 10.30pm. After you arrived Istanbul, there will be approx one hour duration for your transfer from airport to your hotel in Istanbul. ** The return flight could be to the Istanbul SAW airport if the flights are not available to Istanbul airport on your return date.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: You will get your breakfast at hotel
• Lunch: You will get your lunch at restaurant (open buffet)
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 1x Breakfast
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • 1 night hotel accommodation including breakfast
  • Roundtrip domestic flights (Istanbul to Cappadocia to Istanbul)
  • Full-day guided tours in Cappadocia (Red Tour & Green Tour)
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride (Optional - You can add while booking this tour)
  • Professional English-speaking & Spanish-speaking tour guides for the duration of the day tours
  • Entrance fees
  • Transfers at the mentioned airports for domestic flights in the itinerary
  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off transfers in Istanbul and Cappadocia
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Goreme Open-Air Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Cappadocia Balloon Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
  • Entry/Admission - Selime Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Ihlara Valley
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions
  • Dinner & Drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The prices of package are valid for accommodation at the double or triple room. If you would like make reservation for single room(s), there could be supplement cost.
  • The pre-planned hotels are "The Cappadocia Hotel" & "Heaven Cave House Hotel" for your accommodation on this travel. You can choose one of them while booking. If preferred hotel by you is not available for standard/superior rooms on your travel dates, the supplier can replace it with an equivalent hotel.
  • Supplier will send e-tickets of your domestic flights at three days before of your departure date.
  • You will have 15kg luggage + 8kg hand bag quota for each domestic flight. If you will need more luggage capacity, please inform that to supplier.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Hot air ballooning is a fully weather-dependent activity and the Civil Aviation Authority determines whether the flight will be held. If your flight is cancelled due to inclement weather conditions, you are entitled to a partial refund. In such a case, your refund will be processed by the day after of that trip. The refund rate is the difference between options of "included balloon ride" and "excluded balloon ride" for the cancellations of the hot air balloon ride.
  • The Standard Balloon Ride has an One-hour approximately flight duration with 20 to 28 people capacity basket. The flight duration could be 50-55 minutes or 65-70 minutes. This situation depend the weather conditions before landing. Total activity duration is approximately 3 hours.
  • The children who 5 years old and under are not allowed to balloon tours.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Hand sanitizers provided for travellers in cars, restaurants, hotels. Desk/seater plans with Social distancing in restaurants & hotels. Max 60% guest capacity in restaurants & hotels (except small boutique hotels). Hotels will have the Covid-19 accredited certification which confirmed by government.
Departure Point

1: İstanbul, Turkey
2: Göreme, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
3: Ürgüp, Nevşehir, Turkey
4: Avanos, Nevşehir, Turkey
5: Uçhisar, Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
6: Ortahisar, 50650 Ortahisar/Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Turkey
7: Cappadocia, Turkey
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Istanbul new airport or Sabiha Gokcen airport for flight to Cappadocia.


Departure Time

04:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

2 days

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

FungYee_c

09 Jan, 2023

Awful. Wasted half the time in shops that the tour guide had fitted into the itinerary themselves. We did not get much time on ANY of the actual sights. They VERY reluctantly agreed to cut out the shopping places on the 2nd day when the entire group specifically requested, but snuck 2/3 shops back in at the end of the day. Some customers had to miss out on scheduled sites to catch their flights as a result. The tour guide seemed to hate their job, and would disappear to chitchat with other tourguides at any given chance, i.e. when we were left in a shop or restaurant, which was 40% of the time. When they did make an effort to engage, they'd only engage the English-speaking white people in the group (only 4 out of 10 people on our first day). Seriously, they barely bothered to look at, address, or even inform us on basic logistics. We actually asked to leave the tour on the second day in the hope that we could salvage our limited time in Cappadocia, but eventually changed out mind when the tour guide falsely promised to make changes to the itinerary. I guess that one's on us. Never again.

guttery

08 Jan, 2023

While I didn't get to do the balloon ride due to weather. There is still so much to see and do. My tour guide adjusted accordingly to still see all that was on the list. Busra definitely knew her stuff!

mteah3h3

08 Jan, 2023

I couldn‘t go to the trip first day cause I was sick. Nobody told me when will be balloon ride. I am so disappointed. Also, drivers did not speak english and driver text me something in turkish or arabic, google translated it to : I SOLD OUT. THR FUTURE IS NOW. We were alone and I got very scared. I do not recommend this expirience to girls and non-turkish and non-arabic people

mps01k

06 Jan, 2023

We saw many places and really informative guide. The underground city is a spectacle. Breakfast at the Hotel was WOW. It was cold in Dec and we were not so well prepared and the balloons were canceled because of the Fog but we saw many places and many sights, it was definitely a fun tour.

Jennifer_K

04 Jan, 2023

I was confused by the excursion title and thought we were taking a hot air balloon to Cappadocia. Everyone takes the plane and the balloon ride is an optional excursion the following morning. It was cold but the sunrise balloon ride was breathtaking! The caves and tunnels were absolutely amazing! We went to several local craft demonstrations and showrooms - be prepared for salespeople following you everywhere, high touristy prices, and lots of haggling.

User's Picture Gallery

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Spectacular ride

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the hot air balloon is a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend to others.

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I think they were trying to scam us

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Good tour but operations/communication could be much better

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Memory of life

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Viator is an outstanding company.

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A lot of walking.

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Highly recommend

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Inolvidable

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Excelente excursión , muy recomendada.

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Indispensable

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Hohe Wartezeiten für die Transfer. Kappadokien klasse

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bonito y majico

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Balloon the best

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Muy recomendable

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