tour involves all highlights of Cappadocia including a
hot air balloon trip. Watching the spectacular landscape
of Cappadocia over from a balloon can easily
be the experience of a lifetime. Hiking in Red Valley,
frescoes of Goreme Open Air Museum, surprising &
gloomy atmosphere of underground city, and the
dramatic canyon of Ihlara are the highlights of this tour.
Day 1: Meet our guide
and driver at Kayseri Airport and drive to Soganli Valley.
The villages on the skirts of the table top mountains
remind us the Neolithic age settlements. We hike in
the valley and visit some of the rock carved churches
with paintings. After this, we drive to Mustafapasa
through the unspoiled villages of Cappadocia, surrounded
by the “table-top” mountains. On the way,
we visit the Medrese in Taskinpasa, a Theological School
of the Seljuk Turks, Keslik Monastery and Mustafapasa.
We have lunch at an old Greek house hosted by a Turkish
family and in the afternoon, we hike around 5km in
one of the most beautiful valleys of Cappadocia: Red
Valley. After a short visit to Cavusin village, where
the hike ends, we drive you to your hotel. Overnight
at a high quality cave hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 2: Meet our guide and driver at
your hotel and start discovering Cappadocia's unique
landscape; first stop at Devrent (Pink Valley). Then
we head on to Zelve Open Air Museum which is one of
the first inhabited and last abandoned villages of Cappadocia.
Before lunch, our real encounter would be stopping by
Pasabag and wandering through the vineyards of Fairy
Chimneys village. We have lunch at a local restaurant
in Avanos where has been the centre of terra - cotta
art since for Hittites 2000 BC. In the afternoon, we
visit world wide famous Open Air Museum of Goreme to
witness the living art of Christian & Byzantine
history on cave churches. We end the day climbing up
to Uchisar fortress, the highest point of Cappadocia.
Overnight at a high quality cave hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 3: After a Hot Air Balloon tour
over Cappadocia early in the morning, rest at the hotel
for a few hours. Aaround noon, we leave the hotel
and wander on the old streets and center of Urgup and
have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we visit
a small village to witness the real Anatolian life.
At the end of the day we enjoy a Turkish bath (Hamam)
in Urgup. Overnight at a high quality cave hotel in
Day 4: In the morning, we descend into
the centre of the earth in the underground city of Kaymakli,
one the largest and the deepest of the 40 others in
Cappadocia; walking in Ihlara Canyon, a “mirage”
in the Steps of Anatolia up to Belisirma village, the
ancient Peristrema: “Valley of the Sky”
along the Melendiz River. Rock-cut churches, spread
across a wild plantation, surprise you with their successfully
painted representations from the Bible. We have lunch
in Belisirma at a local restaurant by the river. Visit the Caravanserai of Agzikarahan, a very fine example
of the Turkish Seljuk art, built in early 13th century
on the legendary Silk Road for the accommodation of
the traders and their camels. Transfer to Kayseri Airport
for the evening flight back to Istanbul.
* The prices above are per person and on private basis.
** This tour can be run without balloon trip. Then the
prices mentioned above would be USD 325 less per person.
*** Single Supplement: USD 240
*** 0-2 Child: Free
*** 2-12 Child Reduction: 50 %
*** Student Reduction: 10 %
- 3 nights BB accommodation at high quality
- Deluxe Hot Air Balloon Ride (90 minutes)
- Air conditioned minivan with driver on tours
- Professional licensed tour guide
- All admission fees to the museums and sights
(including the Dark Church)
- A la carte lunches and drinks during the
- Turkish Bath fee
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