Cappadocia Tour – Hot-Air Balloon Ride

(Istanbul – Capadoccia by plane)

Visits: Zelve Open Air Museum, Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar, Pigeon Valley, Red Valley, Cavusin, Kaymakli Underground city

Day 1 – Flight to Cappadocia

Transfer from your hotel in Istanbul to the airport in the late afternoon. Fly from Istanbul to Kayseri or Nevsehir. Transfer to Urgup. Overnight in Cappadocia

Day 2 – Cappadocia Tour 1 with Hot – air Balloon Ride Option

Early Morning 5:00 am: Pick-up from hotel for hot air balloon ride. After hot air balloon ride dropped off back to hotel.

After breakfast, picked up for Cappadocia Tour 1.Begin the day in Devrent Valley, followed by Zelve Open Air Museum, one of the most impressive monastery complexes in the area. Next, visit Pasabag (also known as Monk”s Valley), followed by a short drive to Avanos , a village situated on the banks of Kizilirmak River, famous for its clay pottery. After a lunch break there, where you can also participate hands-on in a pottery work shop, you will proceed to the Goreme Open Air Museum, featuring the most impressive of all rock-carved churches in Cappadocia. The last stop-off will be at Uchisar Village, located next to a natural Citadel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 3 – Cappadocia Tour 2

The day’s first stop-off is at Red Valley, presenting an opportunity to hike through orchards and vineyards, between fairy chimneys and rock-carved houses. Continue the walk in Rose Valley. Afterwards, visit the old Christian Village of Cavusin. Following a lunch break, visit Pigeon Valley, so named after the hundreds of little windows carved into the rocks to attract nesting pigeons. Then visit Kaymakli Underground City, Ortahisar Castle and Mustafapasa Village, an old Greek village also known as Sinasos.

After the tour, transfer to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport.

20:25 Depart from Kayseri.

21:55 Arrive back in Istanbul & transfer to hotel. End of tour and services.