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From Istanbul: Cappadocia Highlights 2-Day Tour

1. From Istanbul: Cappadocia Highlights 2-Day Tour

Discover Cappadocia on a 2-day tour from Istanbul that includes round-trip flights and an overnight stay at a boutique hotel. Detailed Itinerary Day 1 3:45 AM Pick-up at your Istanbul hotel and transfer to the airport 7:10 AM Depart Istanbul Airport for Cappadocia 8:40 AM Arrival at Kayseri or Nevşehir airport and transfer to Cappadocia hotel 9:30 AM Tour of Cappadocia that includes the Uçhisar Castle viewpoint, Göreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin old village, lunch in Avonos, a pottery demonstration in Avanos, Paşabağı fairy chimneys, Devrent Valley, Urgup fairy chimneys and an Urgup carpet factory Overnight at your boutique hotel in Cappadocia. Day 2 3:45 AM Pick-up at your Cappadocia hotel for hot-air balloon tour 8:00 AM Return to hotel 9:15 AM Pick-up at your hotel for the tour 9:30 AM Tour begins with a panoramic view of Göreme and visit to Derinkuyu Underground City, constructed as a temporary shelter against invasions and raids. Enjoy a short hike in the Ihlara Valley, followed by a lunch break in Belisirma village. See Selime Monastry from the Yaprakhisar viewpoint before ending with a visit to the Pigeon Valley and an onyx demonstration 8:25 PM Depart Kayseri Airport for Istanbul 9:55 PM Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel

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Cappadocia Tour: Underground City, Caravanserai & Salt Lake

2. Cappadocia Tour: Underground City, Caravanserai & Salt Lake

Start with a 09:00AM pick-up from your Cappadocia hotel and your first stop will be Saratli Underground City. This city has many similarities with the Özlüce and Mazı Underground Cities. The underground city has spread to large areas but a small part has been cleaned. Underground cities date back to the Hittite period, mainly carved to protect themselves from the attacks in an emergency. They were used by the Christians during early Christianity from the slaughter of the Roman Empire. After visiting the underground city, drive to Tepesi Delik Han Caravanserai, one of Cappadocia's most important historical locations. Have lunch at 01:00PM and then drive to Lake Tuz, a saline lake occupying a huge area in the arid central plateau of Turkey. See the crystal white salt and spend an unforgettable time at the salt lake. Afterwards, drive back to your hotel at 04:00PM.

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Cappadocia: Full–Day Discovery Hiking Tour

3. Cappadocia: Full–Day Discovery Hiking Tour

After pick–up from your hotel at around 9:00 AM, start your full day Cappadocia tour. Your first stop will be the Derinkuyu Underground City, one of the deepest and most fascinating multilevel underground settlements of Cappadocia. This incredible underground world contains courtyards, stables, churches and wineries all intertwined in an extensive network of tunnels. From here, drive to Ihlara Valley and walk about 4 kilometers along the Melendiz River in the valley exploring the hidden cave churches. At the end of the hike, reach Belisirma Village and sit down for lunch at a local restaurant nearby the river. After lunch, make a short photo stop at Yaprakhisar Panorama and see the viewpoint with unforgettable views of the cave village and countless fairy chimneys.  End the tour with a visit to the Selime Monastery, one of the biggest and most fascinating religious settlements in Cappadocia. This complex was carved into the rock face by monks in the 13th century. At the end of a spectacular day’s sightseeing, head back to your hotel at around 5:00 PM.

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From Istanbul: Cappadocia 2-Day Tour & Hot-Air Balloon Ride

4. From Istanbul: Cappadocia 2-Day Tour & Hot-Air Balloon Ride

Day 1: Catch the domestic flight from Istanbul Ataturk airport very early in the morning. Your journey will take around 1.5 hours. Upon arrival to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport at the arrival gate your driver will hold a sign with your name on. Drive to the Cappadocia area and check in to the boutique hotel. Then meet your tour guide and join a tour including the main attractions of Cappadocia. Visit Pasabag (Monks Valley) which is famous for the mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys with double and triple rock caps. Explore the lunar landscape at Devrent Valley; enjoy delicious lunch at a local restaurant and continue to the to Goreme, where a world-famous open air museum located. There you will visit numerous rock-cut churches with incredible paintings on the walls and ceiling. Then drive to the old Greek vıillage, Cavusin, watch a live pottery demonstration in Avanos town and enjoy spectacular views of Uchisar castle. At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at the hotel. Overnight stay at Cappadocia. Day 2: Early in the morning, enjoy a hot-air balloon ride over scenic Cappadocia. Pick-up time from the hotel is 4:30 AM in summer and 6:30 AM in winter. The hot-air balloon flight is an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Come back to your hotel and have breakfast. At about 9:30 AM you will be picked up from the hotel and visit the famous Derinkuyu underground city. It is the deepest of the discovered underground cities in Cappadocia reaching the depth of about 85m. This multi-level underground city could accommodate approximately 20,000 people. After Derinkuyu explore Ihlara valley and Melendiz river. Ihlara valley is a 14km-long gorge made of the same soft volcanic rock found throughout  Cappadocia. Walk through the vineyards and pistachio trees, enjoy relaxing sounds of flowing water and see the fauna of the area. After hiking, have a delicious lunch at a restaurant over Melendiz river. Enjoy traditional Turkish foods cooked by locals. The last place to visit is Selime Monastery, with its amazing huge fairy chimney. It is the biggest religious building in Cappadocia dating back to the 13th century. Selime monastery is a must-see place while you are in Cappadocia because of its size and interesting structure. After exploring this great place the tour finishes and you will drive to the airport. Fly from Kayseri/Nevsehir to Istanbul.

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From Istanbul: 4-Day Small Group Istanbul & Cappadocia Tour

5. From Istanbul: 4-Day Small Group Istanbul & Cappadocia Tour

Your guide will meet you at your hotel between 08:00 and 08:30. Visit the Istanbul old city area which includes Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace. Have lunch during the tour. The average duration of this tour is 8-hours. At the end of the tour, your guide will leave you back at your hotel. On the second day, your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby between 08:00 and 08:30. During this tour, you will visit the Golden Horn, the old city walls of Istanbul, the Spice Market and Dolmabahce Palace or Chora Museum. There will be a lunch stop during the tour. The tour will end at around 17:00. Please do not forget to take your luggage in the morning. After the tour, you will be transferred to airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Once you arrive in Cappadocia, you will have organized transfer from the airport to your hotel.  On your third day, your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00. You will enjoy a tour of southern Cappadocia, also known as the Green Tour, which will include the following sites: Derinkuyu Underground City (the largest underground city in the area with 7 floors 85 meters deep; not recommended for claustrophobic guests) and Ihlara Valley (1.5-hour trekking). Have a lunch stop in the village of Bellisirma. Afterwards, you will visit Piegon Valley (panoramic visit), Selime Monastery and Esentepe (panoramic view). After the tour, you will be dropped back off at your hotel. On the fourth and last day, your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby at around 09:00 and take you on a tour of northern Cappadocia, known as the Red Tour, to Rose Valley, Goreme Open Air Museum (important early Christianity center), Monks Valley, Cavusin village (one of the oldest settlements in the area), Avanos village (with stop at a traditional pottery workshop), Uchisar Castle and Dervent Valley. The average tour duration will be 8-hours. After the tour, you will be transferred back to the airport for your return flight to Istanbul.

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Private Full-Day Real Cappadocia Tour

6. Private Full-Day Real Cappadocia Tour

The tour begins with a visit to Ortahisar with good photo opportunities of Ortahisar Rock Castle.  Venture to Mustafapasa which was an old Greek Village once called Sinasos. Here you will find and marvel at old Greek churches in this town. Next head to Taskinpasa Medresesi, an Ottoman theological school. Drive through Sahinefendi and visit the Roman ruins of Sobesos which was recently excavated and that has beautiful mosaic floors. Explore Keslik Monastery, churches from 8th and 12th centuries, refectory and other complexes, used by monks.  Admire the Soganli Valley, walk 2 km in the valley and visit famous cave churches. Short break in Soganli Village and take some time for yourself for lunch at a local restaurant. Then continue to Derinkuyu Underground City which is the deepest underground city in Cappadocia. 

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What people are saying about Derinkuyu Underground City

It was only two of us and we were picked up by a new and clean spacious van. Our guide Nihat was very very helpful. It was a great experience, we got to see all main sites, along with an underground city visit in one day. Highly recommended to everybody.

It was an amazing experience. There are so much beauties in Cappadocia and you can feel the history. If you are in love with nature, Cappadocia is just for you and really you should go there.

The best! Al was perfect salt lake was the maximum, I make the greatest photos, the tour guía was so nice all time and funny, I really recommend

Cappadocia is enchantment place that everyone should see. Perfect, perfect!!!

It was great for me to experience such a great event