1st Day : We will pick you up from your Hotel in Istanbul at 05.00am and you will be transferred to Istanbul airport. At 07.05 am you will fly from Istanbul to Nevsehir(Cappadocia) with Turkish Airlines. You will be welcomed at Nevsehir airport and will transferred to Urgup, Cappadocia. You will join our mini-regular group tour (max 12 people in the same group) and you will begin your discovery of dream-like Cappadocia. First we will visit Devrent (Imagination) Valley. Then we will drive to the Zelve Open Air Museum, and see houses carved into the rocks and visit a Seljukian mosque, A short distance away is Avanos Village where you will see a pottery-making demonstration using old Hittite techniques. Then you will see Peribaglari, which are the world-famous Fairy Chimneys. Next you will have lunch in a traditional cave restaurant. After lunch, you will visit Uchisar Rock-Castle, which is the highest point in the area, Esentepe where you will enjoy a panoramic view of Goreme valley scenery and then Goreme Open Air Museum, where you will see frescoes, churches, and monasteries cut out of solid rock. Drive to your Cave Hotel in Urgup.
2nd Day : We will pick you up from your hotel at 9.00am and you will join our mini-regular group tour. You will visit the biggest and most famous underground city, Derinkuyu, After emerging into daylight we will visit Narli Gol, which is a lake formed in the crater of a volcano . Then we will walk through the Ihlara Canyon, followed by lunch in Belisirma Village.. After lunch we will visit Selime where you can admire the panoramic view of Ihlara Valley then onto Agzikarahan, which is located on the old Silk Road and built in the 13th century by Seljukians. Drive to your Cave Hotel in Urgup
3rd Day : We will pick you up from your hotel at 9.00am and you will join our mini-regular group tour. You will visit Kaymakli Underground City where you will see the way the people lived in this multi level-community and you will see the kitchens, storeswine-producing rooms and stables that they used. In Soganli Valley you will enjoy a lovely 3 km walk through the valley during which you will have the chance to see Byzantine period rock tombs. Following this you will visit Sobesos, where there is a Roman Bath built in the 5th century as well as graves and mosaics from the Byzantine Empire Period, Taskinpasa Medresesi a famous Ottoman theology school, Keslik Monastery where you will see Churches from the 8th and12th centuries, in addition to places used by the monks. Finally we will visit an old Greek village now called Mustafapasa but originally named Sinasos, where you will see Ottoman and Greek architecture. After the tour ends we will transfer you to Nevsehir Airport to fly to Istanbul at 19.35 with Turkish Airlines. After landing in Istanbul, we will transfer you to your Hotel. End of our service.
Choice of a standard or deluxe Balloon ride.
Balloon Tour Detail: Early in the Morning at 5.00am you will be picked up from your Hotel. While the balloons are prepared for the flight, you will have a traditional Turkish breakfast. After the the balloon is ready, you will get on the balloons. Your flight time will be about 60 minutes. At the end of your balloon tour, we will get your certificates. Then you will be transferred to your Hotel.
Standard Balloon Tour : Breakfast - 1 hour flight - up to 25 people.
Deluxe Balloon Tour : Breakfast - 1.30 Hour flight up to 12 people.
Semi Private Tour : Is a guided group tour up to 12 people.
Choice of a standard Cave Hotel room and a deluxe room
The tour can be for longer, taking one more day in Cappadocia
This tour may also start in Cappadocia,if you are already there.
Hotel booking in Istanbul and Istanbul airport transferes on arrival and departure can be provided if required.
The tour itinerary can be customized.
The itinerary may change according to the flight times.
Special rates for Optional Balloon Tours, Turkish Night Show, Whriling Dervish Presentation in Cappadocia, if required