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TRESURES OF CAPPADOCIA FROM ISTANBUL

Overview:

Tour Code: CS-C07
Highlights: Goreme Open-air museum, Uchisar Castle, Pasabag’s Fairy Chimney Valley, Pigeon Valley, Dervent Valley, Underground city, Avanos Village. Ihlara Canyon
Departure Location: Istanbul central located hotels
Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
Departure Dates: Everyday, All year round

ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Full day Northern Cappadocia Tour with lunch

Pick up from Istanbul central located hotels and transfer to Ataturk airport. Upon arrival to Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport meet with driver and transfer to meeting point in Cappadocia to join the tour. An impressive day will start with Dervent valley. Than we keep going on with Pasabag “fairy chimneys”, where you can feel the mystic of Fairy Chimneys. We will break at Avanos center of terracotta art. Ceramic dated back to the 3000 BC in the area and survived from to generations A visit to ceramic & tile center to see how the ceramics made by hand. After lunch we visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Icons in Cappadocia. Soft rocks OF Cappadocia from the clefts carved out to form stables, churches, monasteries. A visit to the carpet weaving co-operation to see how the Turkish carpet made by hand. We will enjoy the day by taking a look to the Goreme Valley from next to the Uchisar Rock-Castle. Optional Turkish night (In the evening join for the Traditional Turkish night to see folk and belly dancer in the cave restaurant). (L)

 

Day 2: Cappadocia Ihlara Canyon Hiking

Optional Hot Air Balloon (04:45- 08:30 AM) Early in the morning 04:45 AM join Hot air Balloon Return to hotel.
Today will be combine of nature and history we will stop to get panoramic view of Goreme from Esentepe. That is the spot and right angle to take the picture of Goreme Valley, Keep driving to Derinkuyu Underground City, one of a kind and the well preserved Underground City in Cappadocia. Dated back to the Hittites than used by the early Christians. Under Ground city specially carved to be used during the war time to save their lives as well as early Christians hide themselves from the Roman pressure, you can still see stables kitchen living room bedroom and more. Proceed to Ihlara Valley for hiking about 4 km there are lots of little churches from early Christianity period a little stream threes sounds of birds will take you away from the troubles of life At the end of your walk lunch will be served at Belisirma Village by the river. We will also visit Selime Monastery, from the 13th century. Take a break at Yaprakhisar for a Panoramic view (this is also the spot where famous movie “Star wars” was shot).

 

Day 3: Full day Southern Cappadocia Tour with Lunch

Today will be another mystical day, we will start with a visit Red valley  through Cavusin  village and discover rock-cut churches and hike 2 km Ancient Cavusin was already abandoned several decades ago due to avalanches. Lunch will be selection of Turkish Cuisine. In the afternoon drive to the Pigeon Valley for panoramic view and  one of the visit  Under Ground City, where early Christians lived in fear and faith. The houses here are built around the settlement’s nearly 100 tunnels, and are still in use today as storage areas, stables, and cellars.. On the way back visit the natural castles at Ortahisar. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival meet with driver and transfer to your central located hotel in Istanbul. (B, L) End of Cappadocia 3 days Tour Package, you can add on Istanbul ,Ephesus, blue cruise packages.

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodations average Cave Boutique Hotel based on double occupancy. Single occupancy surcharge,
  • Professional English speaking official guide throughout the tour,
  • Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) (D) as indicated in the itinerary as mentioned hotel category at down below
  • All sightseeing and admission fees
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers

TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Optional Tours
  • Domestic flights
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Tip to driver and tour guide
  • Anything unless specified being included

Prices & Departure Dates

 

Everyday, All Year Round

Minumum 2 participants

Per Person in Double Occupancy USD 299
Per Person in Triple Occupancy USD 265
Single Supplement USD 55

PRICE NOT VALID FOR NEW YEAR, CHRISTMAS AND EASTER HOLIDAYS

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