Be amazed by the incredible Uchisar landscape and the dream-like Pasabagi Fairy Chimneys on a 3 day tour of Cappadocia. Marvel at the ancient cave churches in the Zelve Open-Air Museum and discover the historical Greek town of Cavusin. Try your hand at tFor he Potter’s wheel and enjoy fine local cuisine and wines from Urgup.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city life
Marvel at the magical fairy chimneys
Discover the rock-cut churches of the Göreme Open Air Museum
Visit the beautiful valleys of Cappadocia
Transfer from your hotel to the Istanbul airport for an early morning flight to Cappadocia. When you reach the Cappadocia airport, you will be greeted at the exit gate of domestic arrivals with your name and be transferred to our office in Cappadocia . After meeting the tour guide and other tour participants, the tour will begin with a drive, high above Cappadocia to Uçhisar Castle for a wonderful view of the whole region. The second stop is at the Zelve Open-Air Museum where the best-preserved and documented ancient churches are waiting for you to explore. Then you will go to the Love valley where you will see naturally formed by erosion of the volcanic rocks.
Lunch will be taken in Avanos, the town on the Kızılırmak River (Red River) where pottery making as a local craft dates back perhaps 5000 years. You can even have a go on the potter’s wheel yourself to see if it would be a good career move for you!
The tour continues with a walk around Paşabağ where the unique fairy chimneys abound and you will see that some have more than one head. You will see the famous ‘Family’ of fairy chimneys, the symbols of Cappadocia and the Devrent Valley, known as Imagination Valley which contains many animal shaped rocks.
Ürgüp is the last stop of the tour where you may get the chance to sample some local wine.
After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia at around 17:00 – 17:30 with full of happy memories from your day. Rest of the time is than on your own and overnight in Cappadocia.
- Evening -
OPTIONAL TOUR: TURKISH NIGHT SHOW & DINNER.
- Early Morning -
OPTIONAL TOUR: CAPPADOCIA HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT
After the breakfast at the hotel, you will meet your tour guide and other tour participants to explore Southern Cappadocia.
The first stop of the tour is at Esentepe Panoramic Viewpoint – the very best place to photograph Göreme and its surroundings. From there you will go to visit and explore an underground city, at either Derinkuyu or Kaymakli. Then you will take a walk in the beautiful Ihlara Valley, (about 3 or 4 km) visiting churches and points of interest along the way. Lunch will be taken at Belisirma Village, at the end of your walk, where you can refresh your tired feet in the Melendiz River. After lunch you will see the spectacular fairy chimneys at Yaprakhisar before visiting Selime Cathedral Rock Monastery. Take the opportunity for a nap for an hour or so as you drive back towards Göreme, waking to take a look at Pigeon Valley and hear about the role of pigeons in the region. Just opposite the Pigeon Valley viewpoint you can, learn about Onyx and semi-precious stones being worked into jewellery and ornaments. If there is time, you may be lucky and get to try some of the famous Turkish delight and typical dried fruits of a local vendor.
You will return to your hotel at around 18:00 – 18:30 with full of happy memories from your day. Rest of the time is than on your own and overnight in Cappadocia.
You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Cappadocia airport for your return flight to Istanbul.
Professional tour guide
AC transport during tour
Know Before You Go
*This tour can be booked at least 2 days before date of departure. If you wish to book this tour less than 2 days to departure, please contact us.
*We provide pick up from Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Laleli, Aksaray and Taksim hotels in Istanbul. Pick up from anywhere outside these areas may incur an extra charge.
* Your guide may alter the schedule to take into account weather, tourist traffic or other considerations but you will visit all the points listed.
*The tours can be arranged with Spanish, Russian, Korean or Chinese speaking guides at an extra charge.
* 20% deposit is required at the time of booking. Balance is required in cash same day of the tour.
* If you wish to pay the balance by card/bank transfer, there will be an extra 10% fee of the outstanding payment amount.
* For all conditions, please visit http://www.hotairballoongoreme.com/terms-conditions/
Truly wonderful experience. Our agent Ashley was very responsive throughout. The whole balloon crew were so professional and fun. Definitely the highlight of our Turkey trip.
Es el sitio que más barato vimos, volamos por 160€ por persona. Hacen lo mismo que todos, te recogen en el hotel, te dan el desayuno viendo montar los globos, vuelo de 60 minutos y luego te dan champán y un diploma.
Una experiencia inolvidable.
I booked an ATV tour online for 2 adults and assumed this meant we'd have 2 ATVS, which was not the case, we only had 1 reserved. Fortunately we were able to arrange a second ATV onsite.
The tour lasted 2 hours and we went through some fields, up to the rim of Love Valley and ended in a nice spot to catch the sunset. My partner put it succinctly when he said "ATVs are a cancer to this place" which is absolutely true. Cappadocia is completely overrun by tourists on ATVs (had I known this before, I would not have booked the tour) which is really unfortunate. The sunset spot was overcrowded with vendors and tourists taking selfies, all while inhaling the fumes of burning plastic and exhaust. The guys leading our tour were not friendly nor did they share any information about the region or areas we traveled through. They did however seem to enjoy showing off their ATV handling skills by riding around the rock formations at full blast, sometimes carrying young women along for a 'wild ride'. When we weren't trying to avoid serious injury by getting hit by an ATV guide, we were watching out for the jeep tours plowing full speed across the rock formations.
I'm sure many people enjoy these tours, but I wouldn't recommend them if you're interested in learning about the region and you care about how your tourism is impacting the places you visit.
Hayatınızda birkez bile olsa deneyimlemeniz gerekli.
Good honest people, gave a great hot air balloon tour. I enjoyed very much. I booked one day before my ride and they were quick to contact me and provide all information.
Oktay helped arrange all hot air balloon ride, daily tours and transfers for me. He is really good and gives you a fair price. Would totally recommend him. You can trust him to plan everything and be relaxed that it will ne taken care of.
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