2-Day Cappadocia Trip from Istanbul
> Day 1: Flight to Kayseri/Nevsehir / Full Day North Cappadocia Tour
04:00 You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and transferred to airport.
05:30 Arrival airport for flight from Istanbul to Kayseri/Nevsehir
06:20 Fly From Istanbul to Kayseri/Nevsehir
07:45 Upon your arrival at Kayseri/Nevsehir Airport you will be met by our driver and transferred to Cappadocia to join the Cappadocia tour.
Today you will be on a full day tour of North Cappadocia
You will be able to see:
Devrent Valley: Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1km from Pasabaglari (Monks’ Valley) and 5 km from Avanos. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems.
Monks Valley: The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha's Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene.
Avanos: A center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, which is possibly set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy.
Göreme Open Air Museum: Goreme was an important Christian centre in the early years of the Middle Ages, was a bishopric administered by Mokissos near Aksaray in the 11th and 13th centuries. Despite the vast numer of monasteries, churches and chapels in the vicinity of Goreme, there are not many inscriptions bearing dates. For this reason, these religious buildings are mainly dated according to the iconography or architectural features.
Uchisar: Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.
At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel at approximately 5:00 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia. (L)
>Day 2: Full Day South Cappadocia Tour / Flight to Istanbul
Breakfast & check out of the hotel in Cappadocia.
09:30You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of South Cappadocia. In this day you will be able to see:
Kizilcukur: is an isolated valley behind Urgup. It has beautiful rock formation with some great hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples or apricots to you.
Cavusin: One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2km from Goreme, on the Goreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintigs date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, this has been eroded away however.
Hospital Monastery: One of the oldest monastries in Cappadocia.
Kaymakli: Kaymakli and Derinkuyu underground cities are the two largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public.
Pigeon House: Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations.
After the tour, you will be transferred from Cappadocia to Kayseri/Nevsehir Airport for your flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul. Met on arrival & transferred to your hotel. END OF OUR SERVICE and TOURS. (B, L)
Optional add-ons at extra charge:
Highly Recommended in Cappadocia:
- Join hot-air balloon ride; cost per person EUR 130.00
- Enloy whirling dervish show; cost per person Eur 50.00
- Enjoy Horseriding in Cappadocia for 2 hours cost per person Eur 60.00
- Traditional Turkish Night and Dinner Show cost per person Euro 60.00