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2-Day Cappadocia Tour with Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride

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Get to know Cappadocia on an action-packed overnight tour! With a one-way flight from Istanbul included, plus hotel accommodation and excursions, the tour includes everything you need to see Cappadocia at ease. Enjoy a hike through Rose Valley, see fairy chimneys and rocks houses in the village of Çavuşin and explore the UNESCO-listed Göreme Open-Air Museum. Upgrade to include a hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia if you wish!

Itinerary Details

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Day 1 Day 1: Istanbul - Cappadocia

Stop At: Kaymakli Underground City

MIGHT BE REPLACED WTIH OZKONAK UNDERGROUND CITY. One of Cappadocia’s best-preserved subterranean sites. Explore its maze of passages, seeing underground stables and cellars while learning about the early Christians who once hid here to escape persecution.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Ortahisar Kalesi

FROM OUTSIDE. On a stroll, admire its stone houses that surround its crowing rocky glory -- Ortahisar Castle. Stop for photos by this unique fortress.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Red Valley

NO HIKING - Panaromic view of Rose Valley – a beautiful stretch of land that takes its name from the red-hued rock that abounds throughout it. Wedged between the villages of Göreme and Çavuşin, the valley is studded with rock-carved churches and tunnels.

Duration: 1 hour

Day 2 Day 2: Cappadocia

Stop At: Zelve Open Air Museum

Imagination Valley, where intriguing animal-like rock formations are abundant. Admire the landscape and stop in Pasabag (Monk’s Valley) in the region of Zelve, to walk through the area’s cone-like rocks where monks and hermits once lived in peaceful seclusion. 

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Pigeon Valley

See its famous bird-nesting caves

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Avanos Oren Yeri

Pottery town of Avanos

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Goreme National Park

Exemplified by dusty-looking beige buildings and fairy chimneys, this open-air museum comprises a cluster of rocky monuments that attest to Byzantine life in Cappadocia. 

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes