Wonders of Cappadocia - 2 Days Trip with Balloon Ride Option from/to Istanbul

Wonders of Cappadocia - 2 Days Trip with Balloon Ride Option from/to Istanbul

This one-night two-day trip package is offering you best experiences of Cappadocia in your limited time. Board a hot-air balloon for an early morning flight over the unique rock formations of Cappadocia. See the rock cut churches and “fairy chimneys” of Cappadocia with this travel package, traveling by round-trip flights from Istanbul. Marvel at the tufa rocks and natural & historical beauties of Cappadocia at sites such as Goreme open-air museum, Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley and Devrent Valley. Round-trip flight tickets (Istanbul to Cappadocia), hot air balloon ride, one night accommodation at cave hotel, 2 full-day guided tours and airport transfers are included.

Itinerary

Day 1: Flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia - Cappadocia Red Tour - Accommodation at Cappadocia

Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
We will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul and then transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight to Cappadocia.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Goreme, Goreme, Cappadocia
Upon arrival Cappadocia airport, our another driver will meet you at the exit gate of arrival terminal and then transfer to Cappadocia area. After you met with your guide and other participants, you will start the full-day Cappadocia tour.
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: 1 hour

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


Stop At: Uchisar Castle, Uchisar Turkey
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 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: Goreme, Goreme, Cappadocia
You will get your lunch in a local Turkish restaurant.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Avanos Oren Yeri, Kapadokya Cd., Avanos 50500 Turkey
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.

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

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

Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch: You will take your lunch in a traditional local restaurant.

Accommodation included: "The Cappadocia Hotel" in Cappadocia. (or equivalent hotel, if it is not available on your dates)

Day 2: Hot Air Balloon Ride (Optional) - Cappadocia Green 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: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
We will pick you up from your hotel on 09.30am (approx) and depar for the full-day Cappadocia tour.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Goreme Panorama, Uchisar Yolu uzeri 1.km, Goreme 50180 Turkey
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 Turkey
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 Turkey
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 Turkey
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 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 onyx stone factory of the region.
Duration: 30 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: Istanbul, Istanbul
Upon your arrival Istanbul, we will drop you 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 take your breakfast at hotel. The breakfast time of hotel is between 07.00am and 10.00am.
• Lunch: You will take your lunch in a traditional local restaurant.

No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"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. There are not going to be any extra cost for single / solo travelers. This cost already accounted on price of these travelers."
"Your accommodation will be in "The Cappadocia Hotel". If this hotel is not available for standard/superior rooms on your travel dates, the local tour operator can replace it with an equivalent hotel. The local tour operator will inform you that detail max next 72 hours after your booking."
"You will not need print out copies of the tickets of domestic flights. Your passport, and reservation number on the tickets will be enough for check-in to plane. Local tour operator 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 per person for each domestic flight. If you will need more luggage capacity, please inform that to local tour operator. There could be some extra fee for luggage quotas more than 15kg. This is exactly about the policies of airline companies."
"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 going to be difference between options of "... with balloon ride" and "... without 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."
"Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required."
"Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking."
"The children who 5 years old and under are not allowed to balloon tours."
"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."



Start Time: 4:00 AM
Duration: 2 Days
Start location: 1: İstanbul, Turkey
2: Cappadocia, Turkey
3: Göreme, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
4: Ürgüp, Nevşehir, Turkey
5: Avanos, Nevşehir, Turkey
6: Uçhisar, Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey

Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turkey
  • Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkey



Cancellations and refunds: 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.

Included

  • 1x Breakfast
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • 1 night accommodation including breakfast
  • Domestic Flights : Istanbul to Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off Services in Istanbul & Cappadocia
  • Day Trip(s) : Cappadocia Red Tour, Cappadocia Green Tour
  • Experience(s) : Hot Air Balloon Ride (Optional - Can be added while booking)
  • Professional tour guides licensed by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism for duration of the day tours
  • Entrance fees of museums, national parks, ruins mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfers at the mentioned airports for domestic flights in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Devrent Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Goreme Open-Air Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Cappadocia Balloon Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
  • Entry/Admission - Selime Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Ihlara Valley

Not Included

  • Dinner & Drinks

Facilities


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