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

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 20 customer ratings
(20 customer reviews)

USD$294.00

Experience the amazing region of Cappadocia, its breathtakingly surreal lunar landscape, and thousands of carved caves. Accommodation at the cave hotel and breakfast and lunch meals are included.

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2-Day Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul

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.)


 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. END OF OUR SERVICE and TOURS.

  • Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Important Note: Upon arrival at the Istanbul Ataturk airport you will have to arrange your own pick-up transfer from airport to your hotel in Istanbul. This transfer is not included as part of your package tour services with us.

Optional Add-on Tour: You may also add to your tour experience of Cappadocia the highly recommend hot air balloon ride over the beautiful landscape of Cappadocia. This will provide a most memorable scenic experience and photo opportunities. The hot air balloon ride can be booked with us at a special promotional rate of USD 140 per person. This is not included in the tour price and will cost extra. If you would like to add the Hot Air Balloon Ride to your tour, please click the “BOOK NOW” link below:

What’s Included:
• Pick up from Hotel to Ataturk Airport
• 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!

What’s Not Included:
• Drop off from Ataturk Airport to Hotel
• Hot air balloon flight
• Gratuities (optional)
• Food and drinks, unless specified

Important Info:
• Upon arrival at the Istanbul Ataturk airport you will have to arrange your own pick-up transfer from airport to your hotel in Istanbul. This transfer is not included as part of your package tour services with us.
• 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

20 reviews

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Janet V

    This was an amazing experience. Must say the tour guide did make it, he spoke well English and made us all laugh. I would recommend this tour to all visitors to Cappadocia. And using Exclusive Cappadocia Tours work extremely well. Good communication and well organised.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chrisstine M

    This is a must do tour in Cappadocia, we had a great guide who was incredibly knowledgeable plus we only had 4 on the tour which was good as we could ask as many questions that we wanted to. Highly recommended.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert H

    Hello Bilal,

    We arrived back home safely yesterday in the noon. The trip to Cappadocia was wonderful. We all enjoyed it. Your organization is fantastic. We appreciate and will recommend to our friends.

    Keep well.
    Robert

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lana M

    It was very good value and we had a great tour guide but I can’t remember his name. He was amazing as he was so knowledgeable about the history of Cappadocia. Fantastic tour.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sophia C

    This was a very well-planned and enjoyable 2-day tour to the Cappadocia from Istanbul. The tour guides were informative, professional, and thoroughly enjoyable. Absolutely recommend this tour

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Osmil L

    Dear Bilal,

    I would like to inform you that the tour to Cappadocia was excellent in all aspects: logistic, flights, hotel, food and specially the tour guide: Miss. Sevda Dogan. Special recognition to her.

    I definitely will recommend your services and tours to other friends and colleagues.

    All the best.

    Regards,
    Osmil

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Raphael E

    Amazing. Well worth the trip. Tour guide and driver were fantastic. Beautiful accommodation at the Flintstones Cave Hotel. A very special trip a must for those visiting Turkey.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Scott L

    Thank you for the wonderful trip in Cappadocia. Murat was a great guide and everything went as planned. We had a wonderful time. Thank you again.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Victoria N

    From the start, the booking process was professional and fast. Bilal provided suggestions and quickly responded to any questions I had. I booked 2 day cappadocia tours. Our tour guide, Aylin, was both friendly and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend One Nation Tours for anyone looking to travel to Turkey.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Raju K

    We had taken a short two days trip for Cappadocia by One Nation Travel. We had a wonderful time. Would recommend them to others also in Canada.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    James M

    Turkey is a fantastic holiday destination, the people, the food and ease of getting around is great. I would recommend this trip. The ballon trip at Cappadocia was the highlight and one of best things I have ever done. Don’t hesitate go now!!!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark M

    A well organized and well designed cappadocia tour. The guide Murat was enthusiastic, friendly, funny, helpful and responsive.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karen F

    2-day Cappadocia trip was exactly as described. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amanda G

    This tour was absolutely fantastic and my husband and I highly recommend it. It’s a 2 days Cappadocia tour from Istanbul but it is well worth the time and expense.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Katie g

    The trip to Cappadocia was great – great places and truly amazing guides. Highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants to Cappadocia while visiting Istanbul.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ronnie C

    I had an amazing time travelling in Cappadocia. Friendly and highly informative tour guide.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    travelCrazy33

    We used their travel services for our 2 day trip to Capadoccia from Istanbul . Smooth sailing from the moment we landed at Kayseri airport. Everything was taken care of by the polite , ever smiling, English speaking guides. The hotel provided in Goreme was excellent , close to the action so that we could walk to the restaurants and the gift shops. The canyon walks , underground city walk , the information provided , everything was well organized. Aylin was awesome as a guide. Highly recommend them.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ana

    Dear Bilal,

    Just wanted to take a minute and thank you for the excellent trip that you organized. Everything was fantastic and the balloon ride was spectacular, it exceeded all our expectations. The coordination of the trip was great and we really enjoyed the hotel, it was so beautiful.

    Really, we were very very pleased so thank you for much for organizing, we felt very well taken care of and everybody we dealt with was extremely professional and made our experience a great one. Thanks so much for the great service!

    regards,

    Ana

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Barbara J

    2 days Cappadocia trip met and exceeded expectations. We had a great time in Cappadocia. Our guide Aylin was amazing. She always made us feel comfortable. We would recommend One Nation Travel to anyone.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    An amazing 2 day trip to Cappadocia with a great group of people and a wonderful guide – Murat !!! Highly recommended Onenationtravel.com company.

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