2-Day Cappadocia Tour with Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride

Istanbul, Turkey
2-Day Cappadocia Tour with Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride
24 hours
2 days
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  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Airport transfer
  • All entrance fees included
  • Breakfast included
  • A la carte lunch included
  • Buffet dinner included


Day 1:
Pickup from your Istanbul hotel and transfer to airport for a morning flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival in Cappadocia, transfer to start your full-day tour of Blue-Cappadocia tour.

Start the tour by visiting Devrent Valley, also known as Imagination Valley, one of the most surreal looking landscapes in Cappadocia. The next stop will be Pasabagi, also known as Monks Valley, where Christian hermits chose to build Hermit Cells and Churches in these 3-headed Pinnacles symbolic of the Holy Trinity. It is possible to see all stages of the fairy Chimneys at this spot. Proceed to Avanos, the pottery center of Cappadocia, a village set on the banks of the Kizikirmak/Red River. Here, you can watch the potters at work using the traditional kick wheels, a technique that has remained unchanged for generations. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.

After lunch, continue to the Goreme Open-Air Museum. Important Byzantine cave churches are found in these once remote valleys where monks and nuns pursued monastic life the 3rd century. See the preserved Byzantine cave wall paintings and frescos from the Iconoclastic period through to the end of the Selcuk rule. Icons with scenes from the Old and New Testament can be seen above portraits of saints and church fathers depicting the structure of the Byzantine period. Visit the viewpoint Esentepe with a spectacular view over Goreme Valley and Goreme Village. End your day with a view of Uchisar Castle. This tall rock is the highest point of the Goreme region. Transfer to your hotel and overnight stay in Cave Suite Room.

Day 2:
(Optional: Pre-sunrise hot air balloon tour)
After breakfast at your hotel, be picked-up at 09:30 and join full day tour of Red-Cappadocia tour. Start the day with a leisurely 4km walk along the Red and Rose Valley for some of the most breathtaking and mysterious views in the region. The valley is famous for the fabulous volcanic rock formations and is in the heart of Cappadocia, away from the mainstream tourist sites. The relaxing walk will end in Cavusin Village where you will see a Rock Castle and Troglodyte dwellings where people lived until the 20th Century. Lunch is served in a local restaurant.

After lunch, descend toward the center of the earth with a trip to the underground city of Kaymakli, one of the largest and deepest underground settlements in Cappadocia. The city is approximately 40m deep and contains all the rooms commonly found in underground cities, such as stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, churches and wineries. On the return, visit Pigeon Valley where you will have spectacular views of some dovecotes, old abandoned Greek houses. 

Check out of your hotel and then finish your tour with a transfer to the airport or You can stay in the Hotel.


  • One-way flight from Istanbul to Kayseri airport
  • All hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Breakfast (1 Day)
  • Lunch (2 Day)
  • Overnight accommodation (Cave Suite Room)
  • Small-group Red Cappadocia tour (Full-Day)
  • Small-group Blue Cappadocia tour (Full-Day)
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Pre-sunrise hot air balloon tour (optional)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

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Istanbul hotels or airport
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Return Details:
Concludes at Kayseri Airport or another Cappadocia hotel


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