2 Days Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul with Cave Hotel

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2-Day Cappadocia Tour from Kayseri with Cappadocia Hotel (Cave Room)Cappadocia in 2 days tour which includes 2 transfers from Sultanahmet Hotels in Istanbul, 2 flight tickets, 2 Airport shuttle transfers in Cappadocia, 2 full day tours and 1 night Cave Hotel B&B, these 2 tours will ensure you make the most out of your 2 days by seeing the best sites in Cappadocia.
Day 1: Transfer from your hotel in Sultanahmet in Istanbul. Flight to Nevşeshir or kayseri. In the morning, meet your guide at either the Kayseri airport or Kapadokya airport then board an air-conditioned coach. Start the day visiting Devrent Valley also known as Imagination Valley, one of the most surreal looking landscapes in Cappadocia. The next stop will be Pasabagi, also known as Monks Valley where Christian hermits chose to build Hermit Cells and Churches. These 3 headed Pinnacles symbolic of the Holy Trinity make it possible to see all stages of the fairy Chimneys.Next, proceed to Avanos the Pottery Center of Cappadocia, the village is set on the banks of the Kizilirmak/Red River. The River gets its name from the Red clay deposits, here you can watch the potters at work using the traditional kick wheels, a technique that has remained unchanged for generations. Lunch is served in a local Restaurant. After lunch, continue to the Goreme Open Air Museum. Import Byzantine Cave churches are found in these once remote Valleys where Monks and Nuns pursued monastic life the 3rd Century. Here, you will see the preserved Byzantine Cave wall paintings and Frescos from the Iconoclastic period through to the end of the Selcuk Rule. Icons with scenes from the Old and New Testament can be seen above portraits of Saints and Church Fathers depicting the Structure of the Byzantine Period. End your day with a view of Uchisar Castle, this tall Rock is the highest point of the Goreme region. Overnight in Cappadocia Palace Hotel *Cave Room* Day 2: Enjoy breakfast in your hotel and start the full day Cappadocia tour. Start with a leisurely 4km walk along the Red & Rose Valley. The Valley is famous for the fabulous volcanic rock formations and is in the heart of Cappadocia, yet away from the mainstream tourist sites. The relaxing walk will end in Cavusin Village where you will see a Rock Castle and Troglodyte dwellings where people lived until the 20th Century. Lunch is served in a Local Restaurant. After lunch, descend towards the center of the earth with a trip to the Underground City of Kaymakli. Kaymakli is one of the largest and deepest Underground settlements in Cappadocia. The City is approximately 40m deep and contains all the rooms commonly found in Underground Cities, Stables, Cellars, Storage rooms, Refectories, Churches and wineries. On the return you will visit Pigeon Valley where you will have spectacular views of Dovecotes, Old abandoned Cave Homes and Old Greek houses. Finally, stop in Ortahisar to see Ortahisar Castle the biggest mass of fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia. At the end of your tour transfer to the Kayseri airport or Kapadokya airport. Flight back to Istanbul Ataturk Airport and transfer to your hotel in Sultanahmet.

What’s included

  • 2 Round-trip airport transfer
  • Breakfast
  • 2 Full day Cappadocia tours
  • 1 Night Cave Hotel B&B
  • All Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Lunch (2-day)
  • All National Park fees
  • 2 flight tickets

What’s not included

  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities

Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from your hotel in Sultanahmet in Istanbul. Flight to Nevşeshir or kayseri. In the morning, meet your guide at either the Kayseri airport or Kapadokya airport then board an air-conditioned coach. Start the day visiting Devrent Valley also known as Imagination Valley, one of the most surreal looking landscapes in Cappadocia. The next stop will be Pasabagi, also known as Monks Valley where Christian hermits chose to build Hermit Cells and Churches. These 3 headed Pinnacles symbolic of the Holy Trinity make it possible to see all stages of the fairy Chimneys.Next, proceed to Avanos the Pottery Center of Cappadocia, the village is set on the banks of the Kizilirmak/Red River. The River gets its name from the Red clay deposits, here you can watch the potters at work using the traditional kick wheels, a technique that has remained unchanged for generations. Lunch is served in a local Restaurant. After lunch, continue to the Goreme Open Air Museum. Import Byzantine Cave churches are found in these once remote Valleys where Monks and Nuns pursued monastic life the 3rd Century. Here, you will see the preserved Byzantine Cave wall paintings and Frescos from the Iconoclastic period through to the end of the Selcuk Rule. Icons with scenes from the Old and New Testament can be seen above portraits of Saints and Church Fathers depicting the Structure of the Byzantine Period. End your day with a view of Uchisar Castle, this tall Rock is the highest point of the Goreme region. Overnight in Cappadocia Palace Hotel *Cave Room*
Day 2: Enjoy breakfast in your hotel and start the full day Cappadocia tour. Start with a leisurely 4km walk along the Red & Rose Valley. The Valley is famous for the fabulous volcanic rock formations and is in the heart of Cappadocia, yet away from the mainstream tourist sites. The relaxing walk will end in Cavusin Village where you will see a Rock Castle and Troglodyte dwellings where people lived until the 20th Century. Lunch is served in a Local Restaurant. After lunch, descend towards the center of the earth with a trip to the Underground City of Kaymakli. Kaymakli is one of the largest and deepest Underground settlements in Cappadocia. The City is approximately 40m deep and contains all the rooms commonly found in Underground Cities, Stables, Cellars, Storage rooms, Refectories, Churches and wineries. On the return you will visit Pigeon Valley where you will have spectacular views of Dovecotes, Old abandoned Cave Homes and Old Greek houses. Finally, stop in Ortahisar to see Ortahisar Castle the biggest mass of fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia. At the end of your tour transfer to the Kayseri airport or Kapadokya airport. Flight back to Istanbul Ataturk Airport and transfer to your hotel in Sultanahmet.
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