Be amazed by the incredible Uchisar landscape and the dream-like Pasabagi Fairy Chimneys on a 3 day tour of Cappadocia. Marvel at the ancient cave churches in the Goreme Open Air Museum and discover the historical Greek town of Cavusin. Try your hand at the Potter’s wheel and enjoy fine local cuisine and wines from Urgup.
We will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul and transfer you to the airport for your afternoon 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. There is the option of evening entertainments such as the Turkish night Show, a Whirling Dervish ceremony, or you could even join a Sunset ATV ride, if you are keen to start your adventure. Alternatively you could enjoy a relaxing night in.
After breakfast, your professional tour guide will pick you up around 9:30am to start the full day tour of South Cappadocia. The first stop is Esentepe, the best place to photograph Göreme and its surroundings. You will then venture down into Derinkuyu, the deepest excavated underground city in Cappadocia. Archaeological evidence suggests that this was originally built by the Hittites, but later enlarged by early Christians escaping persecution from the Romans. Returning to the surface, you will be taken to the amazing valley of Ihlara for an easy walk between churches carved out of the rocks. You will be provided with a traditional local lunch at Belisirma by the stream, and then taken to see the spectacular fairy chimneys at Yaprakhisar and the Selime Rock Monastery. Your last destination is Pigeon Valley, famous for its many dovecotes, and a pleasant place to take a gentle hike. Opposite the entrance to the valley, you can visit a Jeweler’s to see onyx and semi-precious stones crafted into beautiful artifacts. You will then be transferred back to Cappadocia into your Cave Hotel where you are free to choose how to spend your evening.
Again, after breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up around 9:30am, this time to begin a tour of North Cappadocia, startıng at Uçhisar Castle with its impressive views of the whole region. From here it is a short bus ride to the UN World Heritage Site - Göreme Open-Air Museum - where you can see the best preserved and documented ancient churches. From here you will travel to Çavuşin Village, which dates back to the 5th century, and where you can see some interesting Greek architecture. We will stop for a delicious local lunch in the town of Avanos, next to the Kizilirmak River where craftsmen have been making pottery for more than 5000 years. If you’re feeling creative, you can even try your hand on the potter’s wheel.
The tour continues with a walk around the unique fairy chimneys at Paşabağ, then on to your final stop at Ürgüp to sample some regional wines. You will be returned to your hotel for a rest, and then we will drop you at the airport for your evening flight to Istanbul. From Istanbul airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Istanbul.
*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.
* 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.