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About Cappadocia

Don’t want to miss Cappadocia when you are in Istanbul. 2 Days Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul by plane is just for you.

Cappadocia is located in central Anatolia and has historical importance. Christian sources mention Cappadocia throughout history. Cappadocians were occupying a large area in the region from Mount Taurus to The Black Sea in the time of Herodotus. Cappadocia’s highlights are the unique Fairy Chimneys, undeground cities and natural beauties such as unique lakes and green valleys.

2 Days Cappadocia Tour Program from Istanbul

Day 1: North Cappadocia Tour

First you will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul early morning to take the flight to Cappadocia. When you arrive in Cappadocia, our driver will meet you at the airport to transfer you to the beginning point of the tour.

First place to visit is Devrent Valley (also known as Imaginary or Pink Valley). Red colored lunar landscape of Devrent Valley is filled with strange rock formations. Your tour guide will tell you about how these volcanic formations shaped in time. Next stop is the Monks’ Valley (also known as Pasabag). The Area has had its name from the monks lived here in the 4th century AD. Mushroom shaped pinnacles are an enjoyable sight.

After Pasabag, we will visit a local restaurant to taste beautiful Turkish meals for lunch.

Later we will visit the town of Avanos. This place is known pottery, so you can join a pottery workshop here. Also you can try to create your own pottery. Then, The Pigeon Valley (Guvercinlik) where you can visit handcrafted caves, tunnels and natural cliffs. Some of the fairy chimneys here reach 130 ft.

Next stop is the great rock called Uchisar Hill (also known as Landlord’s Castle). Not only the cut-rock caves are amazing here, but also the view of the land is a must-see.

Goreme Valley is best seen from Esentepe. You can take panoramic photos of the best geological formations on this landmark.

Last stop of the tour is Goreme Open-Air Museum. You will see cave churches with incredible fresco work in combined structures of monasteries. Your tour guide will tell you how these were created between 10th and 12th centuries AD.

At the end of the tour you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia to spend the night.

Day 2: South Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast )

*Optional Hot Air Ballon Ride in the morning.

You can have your breakfast at the hotel in the morning. You will be picked up to attend the tour at 09:30. The beginning point of the tour is Derinkuyu underground city. Derinkuyu is the largest and the most complex underground city excavated in Turkey. All the tunnels, rooms and structures in the city was handcrafted.

Next we will walk through Ihlara Valley which has several cave churches and settlements around.

After Ihlara Valley we will have lunch in a local restaurant.

Next stop is Belisirma Village which is famous for the ruins covering the place. AlaBezirhaneKaragedik and Direkli church ruins are some of the beautiful remnants of Byzantine era.

Then we will head to Selime, perhaps the most beautiful and detailed monastery handcrafted inside a cave.

The Last stop of the tour is Nar Lake. The lake is a volcanic crater located 30 km’s from Derinkuyu and Ihlara.

At the end of the tour, we will transfer you to the airport to take your flight back to Istanbul. When you arrive in the airport, you will be transferred back to your hotel free of charge.

What’s Included?

  • Domestic flight tickets and local transfers
  • Transfers with air confitioned vehicles
  • One night accomodation in a Cave Hotel
  • Entrance fees to sites and museums
  • Professional tour guide

What’s Not Included?

  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Lunch and dinner

Private & Regular Tour

Kindly inquire about the pricing details.

Departure: Everyday

Duration: 2 days / 1 night

Route: Goreme Open Air Museum, Devrent Valley, Monk’s Valley, Avanos, Pigeon Valley, Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley, Belisirma Village, Selime Village, Nar Lake

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