Explore the charm and history of Cappadocia with a 2-day tour from Alanya. The true highlight of this 2-day excursion in Cappadocia is the hot air balloon flight, which is scheduled during the morning of the second day. Cappadocia is one of the most impressive and picture-perfect regions to visit in Turkey. Long history, deep-rooted traditions, mystical landscapes, and of course fun activities, are some of the things that attract visitors. With this 2-day exploration you will get a bit of everything, and explore Cappadocia like never before.
Our 2-day exploration in Cappadocia is designed to offer you the best of everything. For your own comfort, you will travel with a modern bus from Alanya to Cappadocia. The guided tour begins once you reach the region. During the 2 days, you will visit some of the area’s most impressive valleys and learn some important information about the main sites. The panoramic views, the lunar landscapes, and the flawless mystical atmosphere of Cappadocia will surely capture your attention since the very first moments. At the end of the first day, you will spend the night at a hotel in Cappadocia.
The true highlight of this 2-day excursion in Cappadocia is the hot air balloon flight, which is scheduled during the morning of the second day. Before down, the bus will drive you to the take-off area of the balloons. After the introductory safety briefing, you will watch the pilots preparing the balloon for the flight, so don’t forget to take some photos of the process.
What makes this fight special is that, you will fly with the other participants in this excursion only. In a sense, this makes the hot air balloon flight private, as there won’t be other people with you, other than the ones you already met during this excursion.
Hot air balloon flights in Cappadocia are the best for panoramic views. As the balloon starts to rise above the ground, you will be full of excitement. While you are up in the air, you will be able to observe the impressive valleys of Cappadocia, which are full of stunning rock formations and fairy chimneys. At the highest altitude, you will also witness one of the most exceptional sunrises you’ve ever seen. The warm colours of the sun will reflect on the valley below, creating a dreamy setting.
After spending some time in the air, the hot air balloon will follow a landing mode until it reaches the ground. A small celebration follows during which you will receive flight certificates and enjoy a glass of champagne.
Once the hot air balloon flight is over, you will continue for another day of sightseeing in Cappadocia. This 2-day excursion is the perfect option for people of all ages as it combines sightseeing and excitement. Better still, it promises to fill you with unique emotions and unforgettable memories!
If history and nature are your thing you will not want to miss this fantastic opportunity to visit a real wonder of the Turkish world Cappadocia. Nestled in the hillside of central Turkey this untouched piece of paradise is a monument to the sheer power and strength of mother nature. Nowhere else can you vies the famous fairy chimneys that have been formed over 60 million years ago by volcanic eruptions and natural forces. The area’s caves were taken over by fleeing Christians and it is here that you can witness how the Christians carved small underground cities into the rocks to avoid being captured. Our 2 day all-inclusive tour comes complete with an overnight stay at a local 3 star hotel.
Pick up and Breakfast: On the first day our driver will collect you from your hotel in Alanya. Our comfortable fully air- conditioned coaches will take you on the 500km journey up into the Taurus mountains. We will take a short stop in Akseki which is a beautiful small country town. Here you can enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant (price not included). You are also welcome to being your own breakfasts from your hotel.
Our guides and vehicles: Our friendly and professional guides are all extremely knowledgeable about the local area and in particular Cappadocia. Over the course of the 2 day excursion, they will be on hand to talk you through each stop and tell you interesting stories and legends about the places we visits. Please feel free to ask as many questions as you may have to make this a fully enjoyable experience. Our coaches are all fully air conditioned for your maximum comfort.
Saratli Underground City: This mystic city is famous for its natural architecture. During the Roman Byzantine period the local population and the Christians who were fleeing the Romans built into the surrounding mountains. They managed to create completely hidden, underground cities which protected them from maurauding armies. In the 1950’s the area was first opened to tourists who still
Famous valleys of Cappadocia: We will visit the different valleys of Monks, Devrent, Love and Pigeon valleys on our trip. Each valley contains amazing scenery and is a must for photography lovers.
Avanos city tour: Avanos is the capital city of the region and is most famous for its pottery production. Here we will have the opportunity to watch local craftsmen perform their unique kick-wheel techniques. Don’t worry there is always time to buy important souvenirs to remember your visit.
Cavusin Village and St John the Baptist church: Cavusin is one of the oldest settlements in Cappadocia. This small hillside village is great to explore as local farm animals wonder around. In the 1950’s a rock slide forced many of the population to re-settle elsewhere. Today there is a unique hotel in the area that you can visit which has been made inside a fairy chimney. The church of St John the Baptist is a 5th century church that stands on the top of the hill. Here you can just make out the ancient frescos of biblical scenes on the walls. It’s a great example of how powerful religion was back in those days and is a haunting yet peaceful site to explore.
Goreme open air museum: Possibly the most popular site for tourists to visit, this open air museum is a vast labyrinth of stone monasteries and churches. It is actually a UNESCO world heritage site and it’s importance to the story of Turkey can not be under played. It is an easy 15 minute walk from Goreme village centre and those making the stroll are heavily rewarded with amazing rock hewn architecture.
Hotel in Cappadocia: We will rest for the evening at a comfortable 5 star hotel. Here you can enjoy dinner which is included in the full tour price. Drinks are extra. Rest well as we will continue our exploration tomorrow.
Hot air balloon: Cappadocia is known for the Hot Air Balloon Rides and those who are interested can participate in this memorable experience. The ballon ride is included in the price. This excursion takes place early in the morning and participants have the chance to observe a stunning and colourful sunrise. On the second day you have the opportunity to join a fully professional hot air balloon crew and soar like an eagle over this impressive scenery. There really is no better way to be able to take a birds eye view than this most peaceful of transport modes. The balloon rides take place as the sun comes up offering the best photo opportunities and memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.
Breakfast and checkout: Breakfast is included in the package. It’s important to eat up as we still have a lot of exploring to do.
Three beauties: The three fairy chimneys of Urgup are a favourite with tourists due the story of how they became. Legend has it that a princess once ran away with her love who was a shepherd. Her father the king was not happy at her marrying such a lowly man but once the couple had a child the princess was confident that the king would forgive them. Sadly this was not the case and the princess, shepherd and chid were forced to flee. She begged to be turned into a bird or stone to escape her father and god turned her into stone. Hence the three beauties fairy chimneys.
Caravansary: On our return back to Alanya we will take a stop at a local Caravansary or an inn. This is one of the largest of its kind in the area and gives us an idea of what life was like for the old traders of the silk road.
Return back: Our comfortable air conditioned coach will transport you back to your hotels in Alanya.