This tour package will cover the most popular and beautiful parts of the Cappadocia region including Ihlara Valley. Cappadocia is a vast region partially located in 3 different provinces in Turkey, so it takes at least 3 days to see the highlights of this wonderful area; described as "a heavenly place on earth" by people who visits it.
Day 1 : Morning flight from Istanbul & Northern Cappadocia Tour (L)
Transfer to Ataturk Airport. We will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul
Morning flight to Cappadocia (apprx 1 hour)
Pick up from airport for the tour. We will deliver your luggage to your hotel meanwhile. .
Full day Northern Cappadocia tour including transfers, guide and entrance fee. This tour will cover the most famous parts of the region such as Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos, Urgup, Dervent Valley and other sites.
Lunch will be served during the tour in a nice Turkish Restaurant.
Transfer back & overnight in your hotel
Day 2 : Tour of Ihlara Valley and Other Sites - (B/L)
Optional Inclusion: Hot air balloon tour at sunrise-: Extra 110 Euro per person as a part of this package. Not included to package price (PS: average rates in the region are around 160-170 Euro for this if booked independently)
Breakfast in your hotel included
Ihlara Valley tour is a very special tour operated form Cappadocia. Wonderful Ihlara Valley, Derinkuyu Underground City, Belisirma Village, Selime Monastery are the highlights of the day.
Lunch during the tour included.
Transfer back to tour hotel at the end of the tour free time in the evening
Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 3 : Southern Cappadocia Tour - Evening Flight to Istanbul (B/L)
Full day Southern Cappadocia Tour including transfers, entrance fees and lunch. This tour will cover Pigeon (Guvercinlik) Valley, Uchisar Castle, Kaymakli Valley and other minor sites. Lunch in a typical Turkish restaurant during the day tour is included.
Transfer to airport at the end of the tour.
Evening flight to Istanbul. End of our service upon your arrival in Ataturk airport in Istanbul
Optional Inclusion: Extra transfer to your hotel in Istanbul if requested, extra 30 Euro for up to 3 people. Not included to package price
Prices Starting From:
440 Euro per person in single room
395 Euro per person in double room
370 Euro per person in triple room
Attention: The price of the tours which involves transportations with planes are variable, depending on flight costs. Higher prices may apply based on flight costs on different dates / seasons. Early reservation is highly recommended to secure better prices. Tour itinerary can also be changed because of discordant flight schedules on the requested dates. We will do our best to keep the above itinerary and prices in most cases.
Tour Prices Include:
All taxes. No hidden charges.
Two nights accommodation in boutique cave hotels in Cappadocia
Mentioned 3 tours with lunch, with professional guidance in English.
Entrance fees for museums during the tours.
Meals mentioned in the itinerary. Drinks are excluded. (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
2 way domestic flight tickets and 3 airport transfers as mentioned in the itinerary.
All connecting transfers in between the tour period.
Drinks during any meals. (which is a standard practice in Turkish tourism)
Personal expenses and any service not explicitly mentioned in the tour program.
Surcharges may apply for credit card payments, about which you will be informed in advance.
Compulsory local (TURSAB) travel insurance.
Payment and reservation:
We will request 25-30 % of the total tour price in advance to complete your tour reservation. You can make the advance payment from our secure online payment link or by mail order. The remaining payment can be made when you arrive to Istanbul. We accept all major credit cards and cash payments can also be also made in Euros Turkish Liras, US Dollars, British Pounds or other international currencies from local cross rates valid on the payment date.
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What is a package tour ?
A package tour is the combination of variety of local tours in different cities in the most practical and economic way, which can be done by professional travel agencies only. Please kindly note that these are package tours rather than typical group tours and you will actually be independent in hotels and during the transportation (bus or plane) except join other people during the daily excursion tours included in the itineraries. The itineraries are organized considering best transportation options. Our agency's basic function here is that, everything will be organized by us and will be ready for you (bus or plane tickets, hotels vouchers, tours as well as most connecting transfers) in advance, and you will not have to deal with each separately, and besides pay much less than you would book them by yourself.
You can customize these tours
Tour prices are advertised for 3 star or budget hotel accommodations. Each of these tours can be upgraded or customized for your personal requirement. Hotels can be upgraded to 4 star, or 5 star hotels and additional hotel accommodation + free day can be added to each tour at any destinations you prefer, bus rides can be replaced with domestic flights where available, Istanbul departure and arrivals can easily be replaced by other cities of Turkey.
Except peak summer season, Istanbul Airports are where almost all international flights lands when you come to Turkey. Istanbul leg is not included in any of these packages. To be able to join them comfortably, you need to add minimum 1 night stay in Istanbul to the end & beginning of these package tours - unless your international flights are matching perfectly and you do not want to risk consequences of any possible delays. We can additionally book your hotels and tours in Istanbul if requested. Some tours can also be arranged starting from / ending in other major cities as well.
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In ancient geography, Cappadocia or Cappadocia (Turkish: Kapadokya) was the name of the extensive inland district of Asia Minor (modern Turkey).Cappadocian region is the place where nature and history come together most beautifully within the world. While geographic events are forming Peribacalari (fairy chimneys), during the historical period, humans had carried the signs of thousand years old civilizations with carving houses and churches within these earth pillars and decorating them with frisks.
Cappadocia contains several underground cities, largely used by early Christians as hiding places before they became a legitimate religion. The Cappadocian Fathers of the fourth century were integral to much of early Christian philosophy. It also produced, among other people, another Patriarch of Constantinople, John of Cappadocia who held office 517–520. For most of the Byzantine era it remained relatively undisturbed by the conflicts in the area, first with the Sassanid Empire and later against the Islamic expansion led by Arabs.
The area is a world famous and popular tourist destination, as it has many areas with unique geological, historic and cultural features.The region is southwest of the major city Kayseri, which has airline and railroad service to Ankara and Istanbul. The Cappadocia region is largely underlain by sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and streams, and ignimbrite deposits erupted from ancient volcanoes approximately 9 to 3 million years ago (late Miocene to Pliocene epochs). The rocks of Cappadocia near Goreme eroded into hundreds of spectacular pillars and minaret-like forms. The volcanic deposits are soft rocks that the people of the villages at the heart of the Cappadocia Region carved out to form houses, churches, monasteries. Goreme became a monastic center between 300-1200 AD. First period settlement in Goreme reaches to the Roman period from Christianity. Yusuf Koc, Ortahane, Durmus Kadir and Bezirhane churches in Goreme, houses and churches carved into rocks till to Uzun Dere, Baglidere and Zemi Valley carries the mystical side of history today. The Goreme Open Air Museum is the most visited site of the monastic communities in Cappadocia and is one of the most famous sites in central Turkey. It is a complex comprising more than 30 rock-carved churches and chapels containing some superb frescoes, dating from the 9th to the 11th centuries.