3 Days Cappadocia Tour from/to Istanbul - Including Hot Air Balloon Tour

Duration: 3 days
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Turkey
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  • Istanbul
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Overview

Maximize your time at the most popular destination in Turkey with a 3-day tour from Istanbul. Local guides share the spectacular scenery and rich history of Cappadocia as you see ancient rock-cut churches, fairy chimneys, traditional villages, and more. Includes hot air balloon tour, two nights accommodation, roundtrip flights between Istanbul and Cappadocia, guided day tours, and most meals.

Itinerary

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

Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
Your travel services will start with a departure transfer from your hotel to airport. Our driver will meet you at the reception of your hotel (or your AirBnb address if the street of it is available for car parking) and then transfer to airport for your flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia. *** The pick-up time is between 03.15am and 04.30am for the departure of this trip package. This timing depends the scheduled departure time of flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia on your travel dates. The local tour operator will inform you about exact timing after they booked your domestic flight tickets.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
Upon your arrival Cappadocia airport, you will be met by your driver and driven to your hotel in Cappadocia - approx 1 hour from airport. The driver will be waiting you at the exit gate of arrival terminal in airport, and holding a signboard written your name on it.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Keslik Monastery, Urgup Turkey
We will pick you up from your hotel on 09.30am (Approx) and depar for to southern part of the Cappadocia. Keslik Monastery is a sprawling cave monastery complex with two churches, a large refectory hall, a sacred spring, and endless cave rooms. Located in an idyllic garden setting, this is the most expansive monastery in Cappadocia. This site has been used and developed in many ways throughout the course of 2,000 years. This area was a gravesite in pre-Christian Roman times, a large communal monastery during the Byzantine era, and now a tourist site in modern Turkey.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Taşkınpaşa, 50402 Taşkınpaşa/Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Turkey
Taskinpasa Madrasah was built during the period of Karamanogullari Principality. Although the date of its construction is not known exactly, it is estimated that it was completed in the 13th century. Taskin Pasha Complex consists of the mosque, the madrasa and the tombs in the courtyard of the mosque.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sobesos Ancient City, 1 mile from Sahinefendi, Urgup Turkey
Sobesos Ancient City was discovered by accident in 2002. The city, which is one of the mirrors of Cappadocia's history, was unearthed as a result of a 3-year archaeological excavation. As a result of the excavations, it has been observed that there are many motifs embroidered on colored stones. Especially the floor mosaics are made with interesting geometric patterns.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kaymakli Underground City, Derinkuyu Turkey
Kaymakli, one of the major underground cities of Cappadocia, consists of 8 floors. However, as in many underground cities, not all floors are open to tourists. In the city, the first floor is separated for the animals to go out easily. Establish a connection between the churches and other living spaces with the corridors separated from the stables. Kaymakli Underground City, which has astounding sections such as warehouses, kitchens, cemeteries, mughouse, and copper processing workshop, still contains hidden underground tunnels that have not been fully revealed.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mustafapaşa, Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Turkey
Mustafapasa Town, which is among the untouched destinations of Cappadocia, is a Greek Village, formerly known as "Sinasos". This charming village, which is one of the must-see places in Cappadocia, is becoming popular with its history of rupture and its architectural features. You will take your lunch by a traditional restaurant which located in this unique village.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Pigeon Valley, Uchisar KasabasI Nevşehir Kapadokya, Goreme 50240 Turkey
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: 20 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Hot Air Balloon Ride (Included) - Full Day Cappadocia Tour - Overnight at Cappadocia

Stop At: Cappadocia Balloon Tours, Göreme Açık Hava Müze Yolu Caddesi, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
Hot Air Balloon Ride (INCLUDED) : 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 be at sunrise time, 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: Ürgüp, Nevşehir, Turkey
We will pick you up from your hotel on 09.30am (Approx) and depar for the Red Tour of Cappadocia. Meet the most famous family of fairy chimneys: Three beauties. These are the official symbol of both Urgup and Cappadocia.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Goreme Open-Air Museum, Merkez, Muze Cd., Goreme 50180 Turkey
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: Uchisar Castle, Uchisar Turkey
Uchisar rock castle is one of the biggest landmarks of Cappadocia. It is the highest tuff hill in the area with beautiful views of the surrounding valley full of bizarre rock formations. (There are no any visit to rock castle because of the walking difficulties and safety risks on there. You will have a stop for panoramic view to this rock castle and Cappadocia from castle region.)
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Goreme, Goreme, Cappadocia
You will take your lunch by a Turkish Kebab Restaurant in Goreme. Also, Vegetarian meals are available in same restaurant.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Avanos Oren Yeri, Kapadokya Cd., Avanos 50500 Turkey
Avanos is a popular destination because of its attractive old town with cobbled streets, and views over the river. The old city of Avanos, whose name in ancient times was Venessa, overlooks the longest river of Turkey, the Kizilirmak (Red River), which also separates Avanos from the rest of Cappadocia. The most famous historical feature of Avanos, which is still relevant and very visible today, is its production of earthenware pottery; it is also the most economic activity in the town. The ceramic trade in this district and its countless pottery factories date right back to the Hittites, and the ceramic clay from the red silt of the Kizilirmak has always been used.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Devrent Valley, Devrent Mevkii No:1 Urgup Yolu, 50500 Turkey
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: 20 minutes

Stop At: Pasabag, Urgup Turkey
Pasabag, where is also commonly known as Monks Valley. You will have chance to see the famous mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys as well as St. Simeon’s monk cell carved into the rock.
Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Fairy Chimneys, Goreme Turkey
Cappadocia is famous for its unique landforms. The Fairy Chimneys are the most obvious places to visit where these landforms are best seen and the common life of humankind and nature. On this tour, you will have seen many examples of the Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia.

Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
At the end of tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cappadocia.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Flight Back to Istanbul

Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
You will be transferred to Cappadocia airport for your flight back to Istanbul.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
Upon your arrival Istanbul, we will meet you at the airport and then we will drop you to your hotel in Istanbul. *** The departure time of return flight could be morning or afternoon. After you booked that tour, please inform your request for the timing of your return flight to tour operator. If you do not inform any detail about that, tour operator can book your return flight to any time of day.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 2 nights 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
  • 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 - Keslik Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Kaymakli Underground City
  • Entry/Admission - Cappadocia Balloon Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Goreme Open-Air Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Pasabag
  • 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. The supplier will inform you that detail max next 72 hours after your booking.
  • 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 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 booking is not available for ages of 5 years old and under.
  • 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 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

3 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

gwenda_d

09 Nov, 2022

Excellent trip, plenty of variety. The place was beautiful. But be warned that the places on The tours are all selling trips. Hot air balloon cancelled and having left at 4 in the morning we were trapped in our bus, no one spoke English . It was traumatic. The whole trip was lacking in information too, we didn’t know what time we were being picked up or where we were going.

jackson_R

07 Oct, 2022

Amazing experience, once in a lifetime. The hot air balloon is a must. Turkey is incredible and has a ton to see. Incredible food, incredible people, incredible place. However, I would recommend you book flights, tours and hotels on your own. This tour operator is simply a people pusher, what I mean is that they don't care what you buy they will give you whatever is available and have no problem pocketing your money. They have the ability to rebook you and your flights and your tours and your transportation with little to zero notice and are not willing to work with you if it causes problems with your existing travel plans. I also was quite upset that each tour spent more time in visiting what they call local art exhibits than tourist attractions. These exhibits were actually Short demonstrations on local jewelry, pottery, or rug making that turned into high pressure and over priced sales tactics - tourist traps. I feel cheated by the tour operator, as did two other couples we travelled with. Don't use the operator, do it on your own.

DinaR_M

03 Oct, 2022

It’s a awesome tour to take more is you have the opportunity to have an amazing tour guy like we did Osman was amazing, he went beyond to make sure as a group and individual we had taking care of and having a great time. If you can as for him ( Osman ) to be your tour person, he will make the difference in this tour. Be prepared to start every day early than usual 3:30am 😅 but is worthy. You do walk in the red and green tour so make sure to take tennis or comfy walking shoes 👟 but also look nice because there’s a lot of beautiful scenery views that you want to look good for. We visit in the end of September, the weather was nice no jackets needed except the morning of the bollon ride since it was at 5:30am to watch the sunrise sadly we couldn’t see it since the bollon wasn’t ready on time but we still ride it. We did the 3 days package and enjoyed it all the way. The communication through emails and messages is excellent. You get notifications on watsup for the following days events. The only thing I suggest for the ones doing the 3 days package. Your 3rd day and last , make sure to have a way to go around to explore because you would be in your own till they pick you up for the airport so do your homework find out before your left on your own, get a taxi number since everything is far walking distance depending where you’re.

Darcy_G

11 Aug, 2022

From our hotel (Cappadocia Hotel) to the balloon ride experience, going to Cappadocia when you are in Turkey is must.

Suzanne_B

14 Jul, 2022

This tour is worthwhile with some caveats that I hope La Vacanza Travel can address. Our reservation details never provided a detailed itinerary for the tour or hotel. This tour is done with green and red day tours that are set. There is clearly a schedule that would have been helpful when assessing what to wear, especially for footwear. For example, on our first day (red tour) we walked on uneven terrain for 15,000+ steps in the heat. The green tour day was only about 5,000 steps. Footwear recommendation would be very helpful ( I was wearing sandals the first day). Additionally, our tour guide pick up times were all provided adhoc the night before. We even had confusion on one transfer for what hotel to be returned to which wasn’t written anywhere for me to point to. Luckily I had starred it on google maps on my phone. Finally, the first day, with all the walking, included a van with a broken A/C. This was during July summer heatwave temps. This is unacceptable. Final notes.. the itinerary included a weird fashion show trying to sell leather clothing… in July. Also, a jewelry store stop... The sites were awesome and the hot air balloon experience is 100% worth it!

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