3 Day Cappadocia Tour From Istanbul
3 Day Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul is an excellent opportunity for those who want to explore the unique beauty and cultural heritage of one of Turkey’s most famous regions. Cappadocia, located in the central region of Turkey has been a famous destination from all around the world, thanks to it’s unique landscape, underground cities, ancient rock formations and more.
On this tour, you will be able to discover all the sights of Cappadocia region with a professional guide and without missing out on anything. You will also be able to take part in other optional activities on top of all the attractions which we are going to visit.
Join us on this unforgettable 3-day tour and discover the wonders of Cappadocia!
3 Day Cappadocia Tour From Istanbul Itinerary
North Cappadocia Tour
We will meet at your hotel lobby and transfer you to airport for your North Cappadocia tour from Istanbul. Arrival in Cappadocia and meeting at the airport just outside the arrival’s gate with a name sign. After that, we will transfer you to meet with your tour guide and begin the day.
First we visit to Devrent Valley where various types of fairy chimneys are abundant. We will walk through this amazing valley.
Thereafter visit Pasabagi (Monks Valley) with multiple stems and caps, peculiar to this area.
After visiting Pasabagi, we will drive to Avanos which is known for the pottery, a craft dating back to the Hittite period. The red clay which is worked by local craftsmen comes from the residue in the Kizilirmak River, the longest river of Turkey.
Further to the time for lunch proceed to Goreme Open Air Museum (Dark Church is excluded; entrance requires additional admission fee) to visit the churches, chapels and monasteries carved into the chimneys from the 10th to the 13th centuries with frescos painted on the walls.
Thereafter, you will be given plenty of time to take stunning photos of the North Cappadocia and the neighboring valleys before going back to the hotels.
For the following day (upon request) you will be able to do the Hot Air Balloon ride.
Cappadocia Blue Tour
On your second of visiting Cappadocia, we will go to Rose Valley, one of the most beautiful trekking valleys in Cappadocia, and explore the famous rock- cut churches by hiking through the valley.
Later we will rest in Cavusin, an old Greek village, known for its Christian houses and rock cut formations. The area has many local restaurants as well as perfect views.
After having time for lunch, we will visit Ortahısar Castle, similar to Uchisar Castle in style, where storage caves can also be observed.
In the afternoon, we will head to Kaymakli Underground City where early Christians lived in fear and faith.
On the way back, visit to panoramic Pigeon Valley where pigeons contributed to the lives of locals with their manure to fertilize the vineyards. You may also like to taste Cappadocia wine in a local winery. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Optional Balloon Tour: On your second day in Cappadocia, you have the option to do Hot Air Balloon ride (extra charge). Please note that Balloons take off very early in the morning due to better weather conditions and unique sightseeing.
If your Hot Air Balloon flight gets canceled as a result of it, you will have the option to complete it on the following day or either receive a full refund.
Please remember that children below 6 years old are not accepted on Hot Air Balloon flight.
South Cappadocia Tour
Your South Cappadocia Tour will begin with a visit to the Turkey's largest excavated Derinkuyu Underground City, you will be amazed when you see what people from ancient times had done to save their life from invasions. Your headway will continue with hiking through Ihlara Valley, so peaceful in nature, curved into rocks monk cells and old churches will make you “wow” while you’re walking down by the river of Melendiz.
Right before you feel tired, a superb delicious lunch will be waiting for you just by the river.
After the lunch you will be driven to Selime Monastery, one of the most important monastery for the beginning of the Christianity, curved into rocks, enormous architecture genius will make you shocked, taking pictures of so called Star Wars valley on top of the monastery will be so nice.
After Selime visit, you will take the road back for 35 minutes; it will be nice to take a nap after such activities. When you open your eyes from the short nap, you will see pigeons everywhere! After pigeon valley visit you will see onyx stone (Volcanic Stone) demonstration and as well as Uchisar Rock Castle.
Once our 3 day cappadocia tour from istanbul concludes, we will transfer you to Cappadocia Airport (or Kayseri Airport) for your flight back to Istanbul. Upon arrival to airport, we will meet again and transfer you back to your hotel.
For South Tour, it is highly advised for you to bring comfortable shoes.
Hotel accommodation we offer in this 3 day Cappadocia Tour include only the best and most famous cave hotels such as Hera Cave Suites or Kappadoks in order to give you the best experience possible.
If you like the hotels we present for you but find it expensive, we can offer similar quality hotels meeting your budget.
The duration of travel from Istanbul to Cappadocia can vary depending on the mode of transportation.
If you choose to take the flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia, it usually takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes. However, if you choose to take a bus or drive, it can take approximately 10-12 hours.
There are many optional activities that you can do in Cappadocia, depending on your interests and preferences such as Hot Air Balloon ride, Horse-Camel riding, ATV (quad bike), Traditional Turkish Night Show and Jeep Safari, especially if you like to explore Cappadocia at your own pace.
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