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2-Day Cappadocia Tour From Istanbul Optional Balloon Flight

4.6 / 5

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Activity provider: enkatravel.com

2-Day Cappadocia Tour From Istanbul Optional Balloon Flight

Activity provider: enkatravel.com
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From US$ 484.70 US$ 436.23 per person

This Cappadocia 2-day 1-night tour package departs from Istanbul hotels. Along with a professional tour guide, you will visit historic sites in Cappadocia. Also includes an optional Cappadocia hot air balloon deluxe flight.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, French
Pickup included
All Istanbul hotels.
Small group
Limited to 18 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Benefit from an Istanbul - Cappadocia flight ticket (one-way) being included
  • Enjoy two full-day tours (Red and Blue tours)
  • Stay in a Suite Cave Room
  • Admire amazing views during a Cappadocia hot-air balloon flight (optional)
Full description
Start the first day by visiting Devrent Valley, also known as 'Imagination Valley', this is the most surreal-looking landscape. Your next stop will be Pashabagi also called the Monks Valley. Proceed to Avanos the pottery centre of Cappadocia, this village is set on the banks of the Red River. You will have lunch in a local restaurant before continuing to Goreme Open Air Museum. The world’s most important Byzantine cave churches are found in these once remote valleys where monks and nuns pursued monastic life from the 3rd century on. Here you can see the best preserved Byzantine cave wall paintings and frescos from the Iconoclastic period through to the end of Seljuk rule.  Then admire a spectacular view over Goreme, you can see fairy chimneys, rock formations, and cave houses. You have the option of also booking a pre-sunrise hot-air balloon flight for the next morning. While your guides complete the final preparations for your flight, you are served breakfast. Your pilot will show you all the unique beauties of Cappadocia from the Red Valley to Goreme. While witnessing an amazing sunrise up in the air, you will get to see perfect panoramic views of Urgup, Goreme, Ortahisar,Uchisar, Avanos, and Nevsehir. After the landing, a celebration with refreshing drinks (non-alcoholic) will be waiting for you. On the Blue tour you hike along the Red and Rose Valley, the most breathtakingly and mysteriously beautiful valleys in the region. Conclude your hike at the Cavusin Cave Village. Marvel at the rock castle and troglodyte dwellings where people lived until the 20th Century. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Descend towards the center of the earth with a trip to the Underground City of Kaymakli, one of the largest and deepest of Cappadocia’s many such settlements. Discover this underground city and its stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, churches, and wineries. Visit the Pigeon Valley. See spectacular view of dovecotes (pigeon or dove houses), old abandoned cave homes, and old Greek houses of Uchisar and Ortshisar Castle, as well as the biggest mass of fairy chimneys in Cappadocia.
Includes
  • Istanbul - Cappadocia Flight Ticket (one-way)
  • Istanbul hotel – airport transfer (one-way)
  • Cappadocia Hotel – Cappadocia airport transfers – Round Trip
  • All Cappadocia hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Breakfast (1 Day)
  • Lunch (2 Days)
  • Overnight accommodation (Suite Cave 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
  • Optional: Hot air balloon flight
  • Dinner
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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It was a good experience. The balloon ride was amazing!! There’s a lot of history in Cappadocia. While the guide was very friendly and sweet, her English was not the best and sometimes I couldn’t really make out what she was trying to say, although that didn’t really detract from the tour. The only thing that really was annoying was that they bring you to lots of places where people try to sell you things, but a lot of tour groups do that as well, just wasn’t fun after a while. Also, the harrowing mad dash to the airport (I didn’t get picked up at the time they originally said) jammed packed in a bus with no A/C was not fun either.

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April 25, 2022

Everything was very nice and well organized, nice hotel and nice people :) Unfortunately we didn't always know the times in advance or we have to keep asking and the hot air balloon ride was unfortunately not at sunrise but shortly after ... a shame. Please at those points still working to make the trip perfect :)

October 9, 2021

Pretty old town all visits were unfortunately respected 3 days in a row the balloon canceled. Extra I booked the tour in Spanish but the 2nd day the guide spoke only English. bring comfortable shoes because a lot of rocks and walk. For the price it's a bit expensive in addition the return trip is not included

September 17, 2021

Product ID: 147888