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1 Night-2 Days Tour Istanbul To Cappadocia

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2 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

16 people




This tour is a great way to take in the stunning scenery and fascinating history of Cappadocia.  Be amazed by the incredible topography of this region, and enjoy walking along valleys filled with astonishing rock formations.  Discover the ancient cave churches in the Göreme Open-Air Museum, and watch craftsmen produce beautiful jewellery and pottery using traditional techniques and local resources.  Enjoy fine regional cuisines and sample local wines.


  • Escape the hustle and bustle of the city life
  • Marvel at the magical fairy chimneys
  • Discover the rock-cut churches of the Göreme Open Air Museum
  • Visit the beautiful valleys of Cappadocia


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Day-1 Flight to Cappadocia & Northern Cappadocia Tour

We will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul early in the morning and transfer you to the airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Upon your arrival, we will meet you at the exit gate of the airport and transfer you to your Cave Hotel in Cappadocia where you will check in (If your room available)and meet your English speaking guide.
The tour begins high above Cappadocia at the Uçhisar Castle with its panoramic views of the region. We then move on to the Göreme Open-Air Museum where you can visit the best preserved and documented ancient rock churches excavated by early Christians escaping persecution. The colorful frescoes are of great historical significance which is why this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At Çavusin you can step back in time while you wander around the cave dwellings of an abandoned village, before stopping for lunch at Avanos next to the Kizilirmak River. This is also called the Red River because of the clay deposits which color the water, and provide materials for the local pottery. You can try your hand at this traditional technique using a kick-wheel, as craftsmen from the area have worked the clay for centuries. The tour continues with a walk around Paşabağ where you will get a great view in the unique rock structures that form the fairy chimneys. Your last stop will be in the village of Urgup. They make wine here, typical of this region and you can sample some. After your wine tasting, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cappadocia to spend the rest of the evening as you please.

Day-2 Southern Cappadocia Tour & Flight to Istanbul

After breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up to start the tour of South Cappadocia, beginning with Esentepe, a great place for memorable photographs of the region. You will then be driven to Derinkuyu, a huge underground city, built by ancient peoples as a place of shelter. Back above ground have the opportunity to take a gentle hike beautiful valley of Ihlara and sample a local lunch at Belisirma by the stream. The valley ends with the spectacular fairy chimneys at Yaprakhisar and the Selime Rock Monastery. The last destination is Pigeon Valley where you have a further chance to stretch your legs walking to see the many dovecotes carved into the rock, or you may prefer to watch jewellery crafting beautiful artifacts from local onyx.
At the end of the tour, we will transfer you to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your late evening return flight to Istanbul.
Upon your arrival in Istanbul, we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Istanbul.


  • Hotel transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Flight tickets
  • Guided tours
  • Professional tour guide
  • Museum tickets
  • Breakfast (1)
  • Lunch (2)
  • AC transport during tour
  • Local taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Tips

Know Before You Go

*This tour can be booked at least 2 days before date of departure. If you wish to book this tour less than 2 days to departure, please contact us.

*We provide pick up from Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Laleli, Aksaray and Taksim hotels in Istanbul. Pick up from anywhere outside these areas may incur an extra charge.

* Your guide may alter the schedule to take into account weather, tourist traffic or other considerations but you will visit all the points listed.

*The tours can be arranged with Spanish, Russian, Korean or Chinese speaking guides at an extra charge.

Booking Conditions

* 30% deposit is required at the time of booking. Balance is required in cash same day of the tour.

* If you wish to pay the balance by card/bank transfer, there will be an extra 10% fee of the outstanding payment amount.

* If you would like to cancel your booking, you may do and receive full refund 7 days before tour starts. If cancelled later, total cost will be charged as cancellation fee.

Tour Length

2 days

Group Size

10 - 15

Tour Type

Group tour
Guided Tour



Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Istanbul to Cappadocia


How far is Cappadocia from Istanbul?
Istanbul to Cappadocia is 760 Km. Travel time from Istanbul to Cappadocia is about an hour by plane.
Is Cappadocia safe?
Compared to many other popular traveller destinations across the world, Cappadocia remains an incredibly safe place, including for solo female travellers.
Is 2 days enough in Cappadocia?
Yes, but the more the merrier.
Is it worth going to Cappadocia?
Without a doubt, it is worth a trip to Cappadocia. The place is like no-where else on earth. Main attractions to see include the Göreme cave churches, and the underground cities but part of the fun is staying in an authentic cave hotel.
What is the best month to visit Cappadocia?
The best time to visit Cappadocia is from March to June or September to November when the crowds are thinner and the weather is milder. June to August is the peak season so it can get crowded, and it can get bitterly cold during the winter months from November to late February.
How long do you need in Cappadocia?
Recommended staying between 2 to 4 days in Cappadocia. In two days you can explore the area around Göreme going on a couple of walks, a hot air balloon ride, visiting the churches, staying in a Cave Hotel and having a great time.


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