2 Day Cappadocia Highlights
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Istanbul - Cappadocia
An early morning transfer takes you from your hotel in Istanbul to meet your flight to Kayseri (Cappadocia), where you are greeted by your licensed tour guide. Your introduction to local culture begins with a drive from the airport through small towns and villages. Your first stop is Devrent Valley, where you walk among the animal-like natural rock formations. Next, head to Pasabaglari to explore the distinctive fairy chimneys Cappadocia is known for. A short drive takes you to the pretty town of Avanos for an a la carte lunch at a restaurant along the Kizilirmak (Red River). After lunch, drive to Uchisar Castle, the highest point in Cappadocia’s moonscape. Climb up the castle to enjoy a breath-taking view of the surrounding valleys and Mt. Erciyes. Your next stop is a visit to a six floor cave house in the Uchisar Valley. Explore the cave house, browse the wares of nearby street vendors, or enjoy the serene environment over a cup of Turkish tea. A stop at Esentepe allows you to enjoy scenic views of the town of Goreme. The highlight of the day is the Goreme Open Air Museum, showcasing beautiful Byzantine art in churches carved into the rock.The stunningly well-preserved frescoes in the Dark Church are sure to make a lasting impression. Transfer to tonight’s accommodations at one of our select hotels in Cappadocia.

 
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Cappadocia - Istanbul
Today’s tour takes us to the most beautiful valleys of Cappadocia, Red and Rose Valleys, where we have a pleasant walking tour of 2 hours among the volcanic rock formations, rock-hewn churches and monasteries. The walk is mostly mild downhill and flat. Our walk also takes us to Cavusin Village to see the troglodyte dwellings where people lived until the mid-20th century. After Cavusin, we drive to Goreme for an a la carte lunch at a local restaurant. We then explore Kaymakli Underground City, which acted as a short term shelter for early Christians who fled persecution from the Romans, and then later from raiding Muslims. Next, enjoy a drive on the back roads through unspoiled villages to Mustafapasa, one of the villages that was under active construction until the population exchange in 1924. Consequently, the village has many fine examples of both the Greek and the Turkish Architecture.
After the tour, you are transferred to Kayseri Airport to board the 8:50 pm flight to Istanbul, where you are greeted and driven to your hotel....

 

 

  • An incredible experience without the horde of tourists
  • 1 Night accommodation with breakfast at a Select Room of your choice
  • Domestic Flights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with non-smoking private driver
  • Entrance to all sites
  • Guided tour at sites by licensed non-smoking private tour guide
  • A la carte lunches with beverages
  • Airport transfers in Istanbul and Cappadocia
  • Complimentary bottled water throughout the tour
  • Taxes

 

 

 

This tour can be customized for you, adding or omitting places as you wish. Final pricing will depend upon your personal selections.

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