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$274 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Cappadocia Trip from Kayseri

Dotted with fairy chimneys and underground dwellings, Cappadocia offers you an unforgettable experience in a truly unique land.Day 1: Kayseri - Cappadocia (D)After pickup from Kayseri airport or your Cappadocia hotel in the morning, your guide will start your Cappadocia tour by coach to Devrent Valley to admire its clustered collections of volcanic cones and other unique rock formations. Learn about the fascinating erosion process from your guide, and then head to Pasabag (Monks Valley), where you’ll discover its interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Next, head to Avanos, where you'll participate in a pottery-making workshop. As you create your own pottery masterpiece, learn about the ancient art of pottery-marking in Turkey.Stop for lunch at a restaurant near the Open-Air Museum in Goreme. After lunch explore the museum to see the remains of Christian settlements and rock-cut churches that date back thousands of years. When you are finished at the museum, relax on your comfortable air-conditioned coach on the drive back to your overnight accommodation, a beautiful cave hotel (subject to availability) where you'll enjoy dinner and spend the night.Day 2: Cappadocia Sightseeing (B)Start the morning in style with an optional hot air balloon ride and witness the beauty of Cappadocia from the skies. Depart at 5am from your hotel and admire the Turkish countryside as you head to the hot-air balloon office, where you’ll enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast. Next, head to the nearby launch field where the hot-air balloon is inflated, board the balloon basket with your experienced pilot and up you go! See the stunning volcanic landscape and views of the Cappadocia relief, a high plateau standing more than 3,281 feet (1,000 meters) above sea level, during your 1-hour flight. After your flight, toast with a glass of Champagne while being presented with a flight certificate. Then, relax on the drive back to your hotel.If you choose not to go on the hot air balloon ride, you can rest in your hotel, have breakfast, and join the group at approximately 10am for departure toward the Rose Valley. Enjoy the morning hiking downhill in Rose Valley while exploring some ancient churches. Arrive in Cavusin Village, an old Seljukian and Ottoman village and visit the Cave Mosque. Continue on to Kaymakli Underground City, where early Christians hid from persecutors. Final stop of the day is Ortahisar, famous for its friendly inhabitants, picturesque stone houses, narrow streets and castle.Head back to your air-conditioned coach and drive back to your hotel or to the airport.

$337 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Cappadocia 3-Day Tour from Kayseri with Optional Balloon Ride

Day 1: Kayseri – Cappadocia (D)Start your 3-day tour with an airport transfer from Kayseri Airport to your Cappadocia hotel. Alternatively, if you are already in the greater Cappadocia area, you can opt for a hotel-to-hotel transfer for a hassle-free start to your tour. Once you've checked in, head out by minibus for a tour of the incredible Dervent Valley area. Admire the landscape and stop in Pasabag (Monk’s Valley) to walk through the area’s cone-like rocks where monks and hermits once lived in isolated seclusion. Continue by minibus to the pottery town of Avanos, and after a break for lunch, travel to Pigeon Valley. See its famous bird-nesting caves and then head to Göreme Open-Air Museum. 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. Day 2: Cappadocia (B, D)Upgrade to start your day in style with a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia! It’s an early start from your hotel, but once at the hot air balloon office, a buffet breakfast awaits. Tuck in and then take to the skies on a 1-hour flight! Cappadocia’s volcanic origins have left some truly captivating sights, with fairy chimneys punctuating the rocky landscape that you’ll see below you. Finish with a glass of Champagne and then return to your hotel.If you choose not to take the balloon ride, then spend the early morning at leisure. Both groups meet up in the late morning for your hike through Rose Valley – a beautiful stretch of land that takes its name from the red-hued rock that abounds throughout it. Straddling the villages of Göreme and Çavuşin, the valley is peppered with rock-carved churches and tunnels, and your guide will point out the best ones on your hike. Finish up in Çavuşin, and after visiting its cave mosque, enjoy some free time for lunch (own expense). Hop aboard your minibus and continue your day’s tour to Kaymakli Underground City, one of Cappadocia’s best-preserved subterranean sites. Explore its maze of passages, seeing underground stable and cellars while learning about the early Christians who once hid here to escape persecution. Return to your coach and travel to Ortahisar for a stroll, admiring its stone houses that surround its crowing rocky glory -- Ortahisar Castle. Stop for photos by this unique fortress and then continue by minibus through Pigeon Valley. If time permits then stop at a wine cellar for a wine-tasting session, and then return to your hotel in time for dinner.Day 3: Cappadocia – Kayseri (B)Check out of your hotel after breakfast and then finish your 3-day tour with a transfer to Kayseri Airport or another Cappadocia hotel.

$31.97 Outdoor Activities

Let's Watch the Balloons

The tour is designed specialy for the customers who has acrophobia. It starts at the same hour than a normal balloon flight, with a pick up from the hotel (Urgup, Göreme, Çavuşin, Avanos, Uçhisar, Ortahisar), drive to the balloon area, a little service with snacks and tea and coffee. You will have time to contemplate the preparations. You can take photos. When the balloons are in the air, we will take you back to your hotel.It's a unique opportunity to see how the team is preparing a balloon before the flight. It's an exellent choice for the families with children under 6 year because they cannot fly or people with severe phobias or orthopedic disabilities. This outdoor activity is one of the most exciting ones preferred by the customers in the last years.There are balloon flights in other places too, like Pamukkale. But the most popular is the one of Cappadocia because of the panoramic wiev of this volcanic region and the historical richness of central anatolia.This well designed short tour offers you the opportunity to have an idea on how works the system of the hot air ballooning, how works the team before the flight, how the security intructions are given by the pilot to customers.When you will be able to see a lot of balloons in the air and will come back to your hotel.

$82.21 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Cappadocia Cooking Class

You will be picked up from your hotel in Cappadocia at 10:00 for a lunch and 17:00 for a dinner experience. A stroll in one of the town markets of Cappadocia will finish in the house of your hosts. Urgup town center will be visited unless there is a town market. Then you will drive to your local hosts living in Cappadocia. While enjoying your welcome tea, your host will be talking about the food on process and she will ask for help if necessary. Conversation develops while the food is cooked since Turkish people are curious. After having lunch or dinner with your local hosts, you will be able to taste traditional Turkish Coffee as well. As well as the taste, the fortune telling from the coffee cups will be the highlight of this experience. Farewell to your hosts and you will be dropped to your hotel. The whole activity will take around 4 hours. Please state the name of your hotel in Cappadocia while booking. Free pick ups for hotels located at Goreme, Uchisar, Urgup, Ortahisar and Avanos. Also please state if you have allergy to anything.

$91.34 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bucket List of Cappadocia, Customizable Private Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Uchisar Castle, Uchisar, CappadociaOur first stop is the fantastic view point of Uchisar Castle where you will receive information about the rich history of Cappadocia and the unique rock formations. Uçhisar Castle is the highest and biggest fairy chimney of Cappadocia. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Kaymakli Underground City, Derinkuyu, CappadociaCarved underground city which was used by early Christians as a shelter to hide themselves against their enemies.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Pigeon Valley, Goreme, CappadociaYour guide is going to explain who and why they built carved pigeon houses next to terrific view of pigeon valley. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Avanos Oren Yeri, Goreme, CappadociaWe will have our lunch in Avanos with traditional turkish meals. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Pasabag, Urgup, CappadociaAfter lunch we will visit Pasabag where is also commonly known as Monks Valley. You will have chance to see the famous mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys as well as St. Simeon’s monk cell carved into the rock.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Devrent Valley, CappadociaDevrent Valley is well known as imagination valley where you can take fantastic pictures with animal-shaped rock formations.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Goreme National Park, Goreme, CappadociaWe visit Goreme Open Air Museum where your guide will explain the meanings of frescoes covering the walls of thousand-year-old cave churches as you explore this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Ortahisar Kalesi, Ortahisar, CappadociaFinal stop will be Ortahisar Castle Panorama where you will have terrific view of castle and old greek housesDuration: 20 minutes

$31.97 Cultural & Theme Tours

CAPPADOCIA RED TOUR,Goreme Open Air Museum,Uchisar Castle,Fairy Chimneys,Devrent

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Uchisar Castle, Uchisar, CappadociaStarting from your hotel around 9:30, you will be greeted by your guide and the driver. Our first stop is the fantastic view point of Uchisar Castle where you will receive information about the rich history of Cappadocia and the unique rock formations.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Goreme National Park, Goreme, CappadociaAfter the panoramic view point, we visit the Goreme Open Air Museum. Your guide will explain the meanings of frescoes covering the walls of thousand-year-old cave churches as you explore this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Avanos Oren Yeri, Goreme, CappadociaNext, we will see a kick-wheel pottery demonstration and our guests are welcome to show their own talent about pottery.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Avanos Oren Yeri, Goreme, CappadociaWe will have our lunch in Avanos with traditional Turkish foods. After lunch we will visit Avanos to see Red River which is the longest one of Turkey.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Pasabag, Urgup, CappadociaThen we will visit Pasabag where is also commonly known as Monks Valley. You will have chance to see the famous mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys as well as St. Simeon’s monk cell carved into the rock.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Devrent Valley, CappadociaThen we will drive to Devrent Valley is well known as imagination valley where you can take fantastic pictures with animal-shaped rock formations.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Ortahisar Kalesi, Ortahisar, CappadociaOur final stop will be Ortahisar Castle Panorama where we will finalize our tour with terrific view of castle and old Greek houses.Duration: 15 minutes