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Cappadocia Dream - 2 Days Cappadocia Travel with Balloon Ride from/to Istanbul

Duration: 2 days
Destination: Türkiye, İstanbul, Istanbul
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  • 2 days
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

Although many cross-country tours in Turkey only allocate a day to Cappadocia’s preternatural landscape and innovative architecture, most travelers find that a two-day tour strikes the right balance between seeing the region’s highlights and sacrificing time elsewhere in the country. See all of the highlights of Cappadocia comfortably during this two-day tour departing from Istanbul. Don’t risk running out of time to see all of the region’s unique natural heritage; instead, make sure you get to experience all of Cappadocia’s surreal landscapes, its cave churches, and the underground city.

Itinerary

Day 1: Flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia - Cappadocia Day Tour - Overnight at Cappadocia

Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
The travel services will start with a departure transfer from your hotel to airport. Our driver will meet you at the reception of your hotel (or your AirBnb address if the street of it is available for car parking) and then transfer to airport for your flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia. IMPORTANT NOTE (SUGGESTION) : You need get an early departure from Istanbul for get a full Cappadocia experience. If you start your trip by a late departure, you can miss many visits of places in Cappadocia because of the timing of scheduled flights. The pick-up time is between 03.30am and 04.30am for the departure of this trip package. This timing depends the scheduled departure time of flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia on your travel dates. We will inform you about exact timing after booked your domestic flight tickets.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
Upon your arrival Cappadocia airport, you will be met by your driver and driven to your hotel in Cappadocia - approx 1 hour from airport. The driver will be waiting you at the exit gate of arrival terminal in airport, and holding a signboard written your name on it.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ürgüp, Nevşehir, Türkiye
We will pick you up from your hotel on 09.30am-10.00am (Approx) and depar for the Red Tour of Cappadocia. Meet the most famous family of fairy chimneys: Three beauties. These are the official symbol of both Urgup and Cappadocia.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Goreme Open-Air Museum, Merkez, Muze Cd., Goreme 50180 Turkiye
Here is the monastery, including the rock cut churches, kitchens, wineries, storages and living rooms left from Anatolian Christians. Goreme Open Air Museum is listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Ortahisar Panorama, 50650 Ortahisar/Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Türkiye
The entire town is dominated by the 90-metre-high (300 ft) rock-castle in the centre of the town, which is called Sivrikoya by the inhabitants. It is an extraordinary example of the rock-cut architecture which is typical of the region and served as a refuge from attackers in Byzantine times. You will see all these rock-cut architecture by panoramic visit.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Avanos Oren Yeri, Kapadokya Cd., Avanos 50500 Turkiye
Today’s lunch service will be in a local restaurant at the Avanos, and you will have chance for test the "Testi Kebab" which is a traditional kebab variety of the Cappadocia region of Turkey. (Also, vegetarian meals are available in same restaurant.) Avanos is a popular destination because of its attractive old town with cobbled streets, and views over the river. The old city of Avanos, whose name in ancient times was Venessa, overlooks the longest river of Turkey, the Kizilirmak (Red River), which also separates Avanos from the rest of Cappadocia. The most famous historical feature of Avanos, which is still relevant and very visible today, is its production of earthenware pottery; it is also the most economic activity in the town. The ceramic trade in this district and its countless pottery factories date right back to the Hittites, and the ceramic clay from the red silt of the Kizilirmak has always been used.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Uchisar Castle, Uchisar Turkiye
Uchisar rock castle is one of the biggest landmarks of Cappadocia. It is the highest tuff hill in the area with beautiful views of the surrounding valley full of bizarre rock formations. (There are no any visit to rock castle because of the walking difficulties and safety risks on there. You will have a stop for panoramic view to this rock castle.)
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Devrent Valley, Devrent Mevkii No:1 Urgup Yolu, 50500 Turkiye
Which is also known as Imagination Valley. Valley contains many animal shaped rocks which are mostly in red colour. Some of the most frequent shapes is like Camel.
Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Fairy Chimneys, Goreme Turkiye
Cappadocia is famous for its unique landforms. The Fairy Chimneys are the most obvious places to visit where these landforms are best seen and the common life of humankind and nature. On this tour, you will have seen many examples of the Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia.

Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
At the end of tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Cappadocia.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch: You will get your lunch at restaurant during guided tour
Accommodation included: INCLUDED - You can choose your hotel category and budget. There are different hotel variations at the booking options.

Day 2: Hot Air Balloon Ride (Optional) - Cappadocia Day Tour - Flight Back to Istanbul

Stop At: Cappadocia Han Travel, İsali - Gaferli - Avcılar, Bilal Eroğlu Cd. No:1/23, 50180 Göreme Kasabası/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Türkiye
Hot Air Balloon Ride (Optional) : Get ready for a wonderful experience unique to Cappadocia! We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the balloon site where you will have the opportunity to watch the balloon being prepared for your flight. The flight will be at sunrise time, where your pilot will climb to a comfortable altitude of about 700 to 1000 meters above ground level. It is from this elevation that you will marvel at the beauty of Cappadocia below you. During certain segments of the flight our pilots are also capable of flying as low as 1 meter above the rock formations which will allow you perfect photo taking opportunities. Duration of total activity is approx 3 hours, and total duration of flight is approx 60 minutes. There will be a champagne celebration at end of the flight and you will be presented with a madal, as a souvenir reminder of this magnificent experience. Afterwards, we will drop back you to your hotel.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Keslik Monastery, Urgup Turkiye
We will pick you up from your hotel on 09.30am-10.00am (Approx) and depar for to southern part of the Cappadocia. Keslik Monastery is a sprawling cave monastery complex with two churches, a large refectory hall, a sacred spring, and endless cave rooms. Located in an idyllic garden setting, this is the most expansive monastery in Cappadocia. This site has been used and developed in many ways throughout the course of 2,000 years. This area was a gravesite in pre-Christian Roman times, a large communal monastery during the Byzantine era, and now a tourist site in modern Turkey.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Taşkınpaşa Medresesi, 50402 Taşkınpaşa/Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Türkiye
Taskinpasa Madrasah was built during the period of Karamanogullari Principality. Although the date of its construction is not known exactly, it is estimated that it was completed in the 13th century. Taskin Pasha Complex consists of the mosque, the madrasa and the tombs in the courtyard of the mosque. Note : The Culture and Tourism ministry is restoring the madrasah on this year. That's why, you will see this madrasah from out of building and you can take the photos of this amazing historical building.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sobesos Ancient City, 1 mile from Sahinefendi, Urgup Turkiye
Sobesos Ancient City was discovered by accident in 2002. The city, which is one of the mirrors of Cappadocia's history, was unearthed as a result of a 3-year archaeological excavation. As a result of the excavations, it has been observed that there are many motifs embroidered on colored stones. Especially the floor mosaics are made with interesting geometric patterns.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Goreme, Goreme, Cappadocia
You will take your lunch by a Turkish Kebab Restaurant in Goreme. Also, vegetarian meals are available in same restaurant.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kaymakli Underground City, Derinkuyu Turkiye
Kaymakli, one of the major underground cities of Cappadocia, consists of 8 floors. However, as in many underground cities, not all floors are open to tourists. In the city, the first floor is separated for the animals to go out easily. Establish a connection between the churches and other living spaces with the corridors separated from the stables. Kaymakli Underground City, which has astounding sections such as warehouses, kitchens, cemeteries, mughouse, and copper processing workshop, still contains hidden underground tunnels that have not been fully revealed.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pigeon Valley, Uchisar KasabasI Nevşehir Kapadokya, Goreme 50240 Turkiye
Which is located in Uchisar town to have one of the best panaromic viev of the region. That site also covers lots of pigeon houses which are builty bye the ancient inhabitants of the region. If you like, you can able to visit popular onxy stone factory of the region.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Cappadocia, Türkiye
At the end of tour, you will be transferred to Cappadocia airport for your flight back to Istanbul.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: İstanbul, Türkiye
Upon your arrival Istanbul, we will meet you at the airport and then we will drop you to your hotel in Istanbul. *** The departure time of return flight is between 08.00pm and 09.00pm. That's meaning, Your return flight will be landing Istanbul approx. 09.30pm and 10.45pm. *** The best timing is this one for you can catch your return flight to Istanbul after your full-day guided Cappadocia tour on today.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: You will get your breakfast at hotel
• Lunch: You will get your lunch at restaurant during guided tour
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 1 night hotel accommodation including breakfast
  • Domestic Flight Tickets : Istanbul to Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off Services in Istanbul & Cappadocia
  • Guided Tours : Northern Cappadocia Tour (Red Tour), Southern Cappadocia Tour
  • Outdoor Tour : Hot Air Balloon Ride (Optional - You can add that tour while booking)
  • Professional tour guide who licenced by Ministry of Culture and Tourism
  • Entrance fees of museums, national parks, ruins mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfers at the mentioned airports for domestic flights in the itinerary
  • 2x Lunch
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • 1x Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Goreme Open-Air Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Keslik Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Cappadocia Han Travel
  • Entry/Admission - Kaymakli Underground City

Exclusions
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The prices of package are valid for accommodation at the double or triple room. If you would like add accommodation on single room(s) to your booking, there could be supplement cost. There are not going to be any extra cost for bookings of single / solo travelers. They will already accommodate at single room(s).
  • The pre-planned hotels are "1811 Cave Boutique Hotel" - "Zeydem Suites Cave Hotel" for your accommodation on this travel package. You can choose one of them during reservation. If these hotels (which you preferred) are not available for standard/superior rooms on your travel dates, service provider (tour operator) can replace it with an equivalent hotel. IMPORTANT NOTE (SUGGESTION) 1811 Cave Hotel is a historical building and it doesn't have AC in rooms because of that. If you travel in July-August, we highly suggest you make booking to options of Premium Package.
  • The check-in time of the hotels is 02.00pm, and you can not start use your room before this time. This is about the check-in & check-out policies of the hotels.
  • The differences between the package options are about the hotel categories. Tour(s), airport transfer(s) and flight ticket levels will be same for all options.
  • Service provider (tour operator) will send e-tickets of your domestic flights at three days before your departure date. You will not need the print out copies of the tickets for domestic flights. Your passport, and reservation number on the tickets will be enough for get your boarding cards from the desks of airline companies.
  • Service provider (tour operator) can request your some passport details for the bookings of your flight tickets. If you do not share the details which requested by service provider (tour operator), your domestic flight tickets can not bookable.
  • You will have 15kg luggage + 8kg hand bag quota per person for each domestic flight. If you will need more luggage capacity, please inform that to service provider (tour operator). There could be some extra fee for luggage quotas more than 15kg. This is exactly about the policies of airline companies.
  • If your return hotel is different than pick-up hotel, please inform that detail immediately. If you inform that detail after organised your flight tickets, service provider (tour operator) can request extra cost because of the distances between the airports and some hotels. If you inform this type changes on service day (last day of your trip), service provider (tour operator) do not accept this last minute amending and drop you to your pick-up hotel.
  • If your pick-up / drop-off hotels are inside of airports (IST and SAW airports) service provider (tour operator) do not provide any hotel pick-up / drop-off service.
  • Hot air ballooning is a fully weather-dependent activity and the Civil Aviation Authority determines whether the flight will be held. If your flight is cancelled due to inclement weather conditions, you are entitled to a partial refund. In such a case, your refund will be processed by the day after of that trip. Your refund rate will be the difference between options of "included balloon ride" and "excluded balloon ride" for the cancellations of the hot air balloon ride.
  • The Standard Balloon Ride has an One-hour approximately flight duration with 20 to 28 people capacity basket. The flight duration could be 50-55 minutes or 65-70 minutes. This situation depend the weather conditions before landing, and pilots are decide to that within the safety rules of Civil Aviation Authority. Total activity duration is approximately 3 hours.
  • If you do not use any service or give up join to activities / tours / airport transfers, that's meaning is going to be last minute cancellation. Because of that, there is not going to be any refund for that.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • The children who 5 years old and under are not allowed to balloon tours.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults. If you will be 1 adult + 1 child, service provider (tour operator) can request & charge the amount of 2 adults.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

1: İstanbul, Türkiye
2: Cappadocia, Türkiye
3: Göreme, Aydınlı - Orta, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Türkiye
4: Ürgüp, Nevşehir, Türkiye
5: Avanos, Nevşehir, Türkiye
6: Uçhisar, Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Türkiye
7: Ortahisar, 50650 Ortahisar/Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Türkiye
Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turkiye
  • Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkiye
  • Istanbul International Airport, Istanbul Turkiye


Departure Time

04:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

2 days


User's Reviews

CESARRENAN_N

15 Apr, 2024

My trip which I had planed with 3 months of anticipation and reservations, was cancelled by you one day before my trip and one week before the event. You can imagine our surprise and frustration! The excuse from the operator was that there was no more flights due to the holidays! and that they had only started booking the flight due to La Vacanza Travels one week cancellation policy! Of course there were flights but the prices were much higher, reason the operator cancelled. My suggestion to all persons planning to include the flight as part of the tour package that they "Don't"... or your bound to expect the same treatment!

Emma_H

04 Mar, 2024

This was an amazing experience to the guided tour of all the amazing sights in Cappadocia, the cave hotel (one of my favorite hotels Ive stayed in my life) and the absolute peak of the hot air balloon tour (a must add to your bucket list)! The logistics were all handled from flights to transportation and lunch, there were only a few hiccups. We had a pretty large group and I assume that they didn't book our flights until the last minute incase we cancelled but it meant our group was separated on the flight. The other real issues was with our shuttle once we landed back in Istanbul. It was over an hour & a half late which really ended the experience on a negative as a whole.

garima_g

03 Mar, 2024

Was good experience, I did not like the 1811 cave hotel. And there was a group of 12 people which ruin the experience for a solo traveler.

Melissa_C

27 Feb, 2024

What can I say without sounding like I have received bribery from the company?! 😂 Everything was so perfect from the minute we booked to the end of our trip! Communication was spot on. Instructions were given almost immediately after we booked - and we did booked v last minute! Every tour guides that guided us was very knowledgeable and friendly even the drivers too. Our hotel (1811 Cave) I can honestly said they were one of the best hotel & the most amazing hospitality you could have ever received from the people that runs it. Now the hot air balloon experience: totally worth it! Try it for yourself and definitely with this company - their organising skills are just superb

Yan_S

31 Jan, 2024

We had a great time with this tour. La Vacanza Travel provides exceptional services to the customers. They always respond to our questions immediately. The tour arrangements are perfect. From ground transportation to flight arrangements and hotel accommodations. Everything went smoothly. The hotel (1811 Cave Hotel) we stayed in Cappadocia exceeded our expectations. The tour guide is super friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour to everyone!

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