Cappadocia is one of Turkey’s most spectacular places to visit. Indeed, the region is known for its fairy-tale like sceneries and its unparalleled natural beauty. The Istanbul 2-Day Cappadocia Tour offers you the opportunity to fly there and enjoy an incredible guided tour in some of the most known spots in the region. Visit the infamous valleys of Cappadocia, admire the fairy chimneys, explore villages and learn the history of Cappadocia with a 2 days excursion there. If you are looking for Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia this tour is also ideal for you
This tour begins early in the morning. A car will drive you from your hotel towards the airport in Istanbul in order to fly towards Cappadocia. The flight has an approximate duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes. A professional and experienced tour guide will welcome you upon landing. The guide will also be responsible to guide you through the various places of interest and explain interesting facts.
With a fully air conditioned bus, you will visit the first stop of this tour which is Devrent Valley. This is one of the valleys that were never inhabited by humans. It is also known as the Imagination Valley as the rock formations there look like animals and other objects. Then, you will visit the Paşabağları Valley. This is one of the most known valleys in Cappadocia and there you can admire the fairy chimneys and the unique rock formations.
After spending some time there, you will be transferred in a town called Avanos that is known for its ceramics and pottery art. There, you will visit a pottery workshop in order to learn the processes used during production. From there, you may purchase some interesting souvenirs. A lunch break follows at a restaurant in Avanos in order to enjoy some local recipes and relax for a while.
After lunch, a visit in Göreme follows which is considered as they heart of Cappadocia. Göreme Open Air Museum is listed as UNESCO cultural heritage site. There, you can observe interesting rock formations and the outstanding beauty of nature. The last stop of this 1st day will be made at the Uçhisar Castle in order to enjoy some panoramic views over the valleys. During the afternoon, you will be transferred to a charming hotel in Cappadocia in order to rest for the rest of the day.
On the 2nd day of our Istanbul 2-Day Cappadocia Tour, a breakfast will be served at the hotel. After the check-out, get ready for another magnificent guided tour. The schedule of the 2nd day includes a visit at the Red Valley. Although it is a relatively small valley, its red-coloured rock formations create an idyllic and mystical atmosphere. Then, you will be transferred to the Güllüdere Valley. An interesting highlight is that, the colour of the rocks change according to the sunlight’s reflection. The valley has some monasteries, churches and carved houses to explore.
Çavuşin village will be your next stop. It was constructed during the Roman period and from there you may enjoy spectacular views over the Paşabağ valley. A lunch break follows at a local restaurant in order to relax and enjoy a tasty meal.
After that, you will visit the Pigeon valley which is one of the most famous in Cappadocia. The last stop of the Istanbul 2-Day Cappadocia Tour will be Kaymaklı Underground City. This site will impress you with its design and the several rooms that has.
As this is the last stop of our tour, the bus will drive you towards the airport. From there, you will enjoy a flight to Istanbul. Upon landing, a comfortable vehicle will drive you back to your hotel in the city centre.
Most of our guests join this tour for Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride, please also book your balloon tour online.
Explore Cappadocia and visit all the key locations in the region with an exciting and memorable Istanbul 2-Day Cappadocia Tour. Enhance your holidays experience by joining an adventurous sightseeing tour from Istanbul to Cappadocia. Beautiful landscapes, idyllic locations and magnificent views are some of the things you should expect.
Flight to Cappadocia: Early in the morning, a vehicle will drive you from your hotel in Istanbul towards the airport. Your flight to Cappadocia is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. There, a guide will welcome you and explain the schedule of the excursion.
Devrent Valley: You will begin this 2-day tour in Cappadocia with a stop at Devrent Valley. It is also known as the Imagination Valley and attracts thousands of visitors every year due to the spectacular rock formations that has. In fact, these rocks look like animals or objects so use your imagination to explore the valley properly.
Paşabağları Valley: This is another famous and popular valley in Cappadocia. There, you will admire the beautiful dairy chimneys and snap some photos of the imposing rock formations.
Avanos town: The tour continues with a visit at Avanos town which is famous for its tradition in pottery and ceramics. There, you will visit a traditional pottery workshop in order to learn how these beautiful pieces are made. You may also purchase some great souvenirs to take back home. At Avanos you will also enjoy a tasty lunch at a local restaurant.
Göreme Open Air Museum: After lunch, you will visit the so-called heart of Cappadocia, the area of Göreme. During your time there, you will visit the Open Air Museum which has several rock formations, fairy chimneys, churches and monasteries. The guide will explain everything you need to know about this site.
Uçhisar Castle: The last stop for Day 1 will take place at Uçhisar Castle. This is the perfect spot for some photos as you can enjoy breath-taking panoramic views over Cappadocia’s valleys.
Hotel: During the afternoon, you will arrive at a charming hotel in Cappadocia in order to spend your night.
Breakfast: The 2nd day of this exploration begins with a breakfast at the hotel. After the breakfast, you will check out from the hotel and proceed with your sightseeing in Cappadocia.
Red Valley: The red valley will be your first destination for the 2nd day of the trip. It is a smaller valley but is listed among the most famous in the region. The rock formations and the fairy chimneys have a red colour allowing the creation of a spectacular backdrop.
Güllüdere Valley: The tour continues towards the Güllüdere Valley. What makes this location special is that the sunlight is reflected on the rock formations and gives them different colour every hour.
Çavuşin village: This village is another interesting site to explore. There, you can observe houses carved into rocks and snap some interesting photos. The guide will let you know interesting facts about the history of the settlement. A lunch break follows at a local restaurant in the nearby area.
Pigeon Valley: Energized from the lunch break, you will be driven towards the Pigeon Valley. There, you can observe the pigeons’ nests carved into the rocks. Admire the beauty of nature and take some photos of this beautiful valley.
Kaymaklı Underground City: The last stop of your 2-day exploration will be made at the Kaymaklı Underground City. It was constructed during the Roman period to protect locals from the enemies. Visitors are able to walk around the underground city and explore the various rooms.
Flight to Istanbul: By the end of your last stop, the bus will drive you towards the airport. From there, you will enjoy a comfortable flight back to Istanbul. This excursion finishes when you arrive back to your hotel during the night.
It wasn’t our first time in Istanbul so after a few days my friends and I started searching for getaways, and guess what, Cappadocia was available. With no second thoughts we booked. This place has something unique and special. I never been to something similar before. Even though I was expecting to get excited in the valleys, I realised that there are more to see. The underground cities are breath-taking, with interesting history behind. Thanks to our guide we learnt many things. Do join this if you have some more days. It was an excellent addition to our vacations. Cappadocia is such a unique place!
I’ve always dreaming of visiting Cappadocia and once I realised I could do it while in Istanbul, I booked it right away. The process was easy, I just exchanged few messages and that’s it!! Wow! We got a morning flight which wasn’t long. A guide welcomed us and went directly to explore the region. Cappadocia is such a stunning place!!! The valleys were my favourites. The rocks are huge and the shapes are out of this planet!! Took many photos!!! We spent the night at a hotel that has this Cappadocian style. It was clean and very good. I have good memories from this excursion, and I recommend it!