2-Day Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul with Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride

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2-Day Cappadocia Tour with Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride

Discover the otherworldly wonders of Cappadocia on this immersive overnight tour, including round-trip flights from Istanbul to Kayseri. This tour is designed to make your travels hassle-free and informative. Explore Cappadocia’s stunning terrain on a hike through the Rose Valley, admire fairy chimneys, blue skies and houses that have been carved into the sides of mountains at Çavuşin and the UNESCO-listed Göreme Open-Air Museum. Rest in comfort at a local cave hotel, included in the tour. (If you choose, upgrade your trip by opting in for an unforgettable hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia.)

Departure & Return Location Tour starts from Istanbul and ends in Istanbul
Tour Start Date Available every day
Departure Time 5:30 AM Daily.
Accommodation You will stay in special cave hotel throughout your tour. You will stay for one night at the Flintstones Cave Hotel or Heaven Cave House, or similar in Cappadocia
Tour Includes
Hotel pickup and drop-off Round-trip flights from Istanbul to Kayseri
1 night hotel with breakfast English-speaking guide during the tours
2 lunches Transport by air-conditioned Vehicles
Entrance fees All Local taxes & No hidden costs!
Not Included
Hot air balloon flight
Gratuities (optional)
Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Information

• This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour
• The regular group tour has shopping stops included in the tour

Optional add-ons at extra charge:
Highly Recommended in Cappadocia:
– Join Cappadocia hot-air balloon ride; cost per person USD 130.00
– Enjoy Enjoy whirling dervish show; cost per person USD 60.00
– Traditional Turkish Night with Dinner & Belly Dance Show; cost per person USD 70.00


Day 1: Flight to Kayseri, Full Day North Cappadocia Tour

05:30 You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and transferred to airport *
06:00 Arrive at the Ataturk airport for your flight from Istanbul to Kayseri *
07:00 Fly From Istanbul to Kayseri
08:00 Upon your arrival at Kayseri Airport you will be met by our driver and transferred to Cappadocia where you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your 2-days Cappadocia tour.

On the first day you will travel to North Cappadocia and will visit the following:

DEVRENT VALLEY: Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1km from Pasabaglari (Monks’ Valley) and 5 km from Avanos. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems.

MONKS VALLEY: The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha's Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene.

AVANOS: A center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, göreme which is possibly set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy.

Break for lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant. After lunch, continue your tour to:

GOREME OPEN AIR MUSEUM: Goreme was an important Christian centre in the early years of the Middle Ages, was a bishopric administered by Mokissos near Aksaray in the 11th and 13th centuries. Despite the vast number of monasteries, churches and chapels in the vicinity of Goreme, there are not many inscriptions bearing dates. For this reason, these religious buildings are mainly dated according to the iconography or architectural features.

UCHISAR: Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.

After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included meals: Lunch

Note: Some flights can also be from the Sabiha Gokcen airport to Kayseri. If your flight is from Sabiha Gokcen airport, pick up from hotel time and flight time can change from above mentioned times. We will confirm exact times with your tour confirmation email.


Day 2: Full Day South Cappadocia Tour, Flight to Istanbul

You may add an optional Hot Air Balloon Ride over picturesque Cappadocia to your tour at an extra cost of USD 130.00. With an early morning pick up around 5:00 am from your hotel you can join an early morning Hot Air Balloon ride for approximately 60 minutes. If interested, please request at the time of booking your tour with us and we can make all necessary arrangements on your behalf!

Enjoy your breakfast & then check-out of your hotel in Cappadocia. Around 09:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel to join the tour.

On the second day you will travel to South Cappadocia and will visit the following:

KIZILCUKUR: is an isolated valley behind Urgup. It has beautiful rock formation with some great hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples or apricots to you.

CAVUSIN: One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2km from Goreme, on the Göreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintigs date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, this has been eroded away however.

HOSPITAL MONASTRY: One of the oldest monastries in Cappadocia.

Break for lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant. After lunch, continue your tour to:

KAYMAKLI: Kaymakli underground city is one of the largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. It has eight floors, although not all are open to the public.

PIGEON HOUSE: Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations.

At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will be transferred to Kayseri airport for your late evening return flight around 7:00 - 8:45 pm (1 hour flight duration) to Istanbul. Upon arrival you will be picked-up from the airport and transferred to your hotel in Istanbul. END OF OUR SERVICE and TOURS.

  • Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch


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