2-Day Cappadocia Tour with Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride


2 days (Approx.)
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 9
Mobile ticket

Overview

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!

Inclusions

  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • One-way flight from Istanbul to Kayseri airport
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hot air balloon flight and glass of Champagne (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Kaymakli Underground City
  • Entry/Admission - Goreme National Park

What to expect

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: Istanbul - Cappadocia

Stop At: Kaymakli Underground City, Derinkuyu Turkey
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, Ortahisar Turkey
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, Nevsehir Ortahisar, Nevsehir 50650 Turkey
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

Meals included:

Accommodation included: 4 star hotel

Day 2: Day 2: Cappadocia

Stop At: Zelve Open Air Museum, Zelve Yolu, Nevsehir Turkey
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, Uchisar KasabasI Nevşehir Kapadokya, Goreme 50240 Turkey
See its famous bird-nesting caves
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Avanos Oren Yeri, Kapadokya Cd., Avanos 50500 Turkey
Pottery town of Avanos
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Goreme National Park, Goreme 50180 Turkey
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

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Time of tour

06:30 AM

Meeting point

Traveler pickup is offered

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 30 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Please note: You must contact your local service provider 24 hours prior to the tour to reconfirm your departure point and time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 6 can not join balloon tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Flight from Kayseri Airport to Istanbul
  • Entry/Admission - Ortahisar Kalesi
  • Entry/Admission - Red Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Zelve Open Air Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Pigeon Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Avanos Oren Yeri

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
CristianE_E
January 2017

Due strong winds, I couldn't take the balloon ride, wich was the hole point of the tour....

Abby_S
February 2022

Great tour. Our guide (Famous) was so knowledgeable and friendly and went out of his way to make us happy and ensure that we understood everything. Learnt so much from him, not just about Cappadocia but also Turkey more broadly. We saw all the major sights of the region and had the opportunity to...

CarolineJ1560
September 2019

I wasn't told that I didn't have a return flight from Kayseri to Istanbul. The price was too high considering it didn't include a balloon ride.

2Kwan
May 2019

Cappadocia is great, a place must visit. But the communication with the Reservation coordinator (Muset Belge) of this operator is below satisfaction. They never provide details like pick-up time proactively and reply your email really late and sometimes just don’t even bother to reply. The onl...

Umesh S
May 2019

Some key areas to note: Itinerary: • We booked and paid 5 months in advance so booking of hotels should never have been a problem yet leading up to the tour date, there was constant changing of hotels by Neon - for various reasons. • We were also told certain optionals could be booked during the ...

DavidS23522
March 2019

We normally do not take hot air ballon ride. It is usually a rare event I would say. This time my wife and I took it by joining the 2 day Cappadocia tour when we visited Turkey and we opted to have hot air ballon ride, it was a right decision. The ride was never cheap but we never regretted the c...

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