Get away from the crowds and explore Cappadocia with an exceptional 3-day excursion there from Istanbul. Istanbul 3Days Cappadocia Tour combines 3 different excursions in an effort to offer you a throughout exploration of this fairy-tale like city. This tour package includes spectacular landscapes, imposing views and excitement. If you are looking for Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia this tour is also ideal for you.
The first day of this excursion begins early in the morning. Our guests will be transferred from the hotels in Istanbul to the airport in order to flight towards Cappadocia. A guide will welcome you there. For this first day, you will proceed with the Cappadocia Green Tour.
The first stop will be made at the impressive Derinkuyu Underground City. It was constructed during the Roman period in order to protect local population. Inside, there are multiple floors with rooms waiting to be explored. Ihlara Valley is the next stop of this tour. There, you will have the chance to admire the green scenery with a relaxing hiking experience. Then, you will enjoy a delicious lunch break at a local, river side restaurant in Belirisma village. After the lunch, the bus will drive you to the biggest monastery in the region. Selime monastery has a long history and the tour guide will explain everything you need to know.
The last stop of the day will take place at Yaprakhisar. An interesting fact about this spectacular spot is that the Star Wars movie was shot there. During the afternoon, you will arrive at a charming hotel in Cappadocia in order to rest.
According to the schedule, for the second day of this excursion, participants will experience the Cappadocia Yellow Tour. The day starts with a breakfast at the hotel. With a fully air conditioned bus you will be transferred to the infamous Red Valley. This location is known for the interesting rock formations and fairy chimneys that have a light red colour. At the Red Valley, you will walk around to explore the area until you arrive at the Gulludere Valley. From there, you may enjoy exceptional panoramic views over Cappadocia and snap some photos.
Cavusin village is your next destination. Walking around this village will be a great opportunity to observe some houses that are carved into rocks. The tour guide will unfold the history of this village so feel free to ask anything you would like to know. A lunch break will be offered at a restaurant in the nearby area. Energized and relaxed, you will continue to the next stop, at the Pigeon Valley. There, you can admire the spectacular landscape that includes imposing rock formations and fairy chimneys.
For the last stop of the second day, you will visit Kaymakli Underground City. There, you will enjoy an informative guided tour while exploring the various rooms of the underground city. The second day of our Istanbul 3Days Cappadocia Tour finishes during the afternoon, when you arrive back to the hotel in Cappadocia.
During the morning of the last day, a breakfast will be served at the hotel. A comfortable bus will transfer you to the starting point of Cappadocia Red Tour, which is Devrent Valley. The location is also known as the Imagination Valley and forms one of the most impressive and famous valleys in the region. There, you can observe rock formations that look like animals or objects.
For impressive fairy chimneys you will visit the Pasabag Valley in order to walk through and explore the location. After spending some time there, you will visit the Avanos village which is known for its long tradition in ceramics and pottery. Take advantage of this visit in order to purchase some beautiful handmade souvenirs. At a local restaurant with cosy atmosphere, a lunch will be served in order to enjoy tasty recipes.
The last stop will take place at Goreme Open Air Museum. In fact, this is the most famous and visited spot in the region. There, you can observe churches and monasteries carved into rocks. As this is the last stop of the tour, you will be transferred to the airport in order to fly back to Istanbul. Upon landing, a car will drive you back to your hotels during the night.
Ihlara Valley, Derinkuyu Underground City, Belisirma Village, Esentepe, Selime Monastery, Yaprakhisar, Rose Valley, Kaymakli Underground City, Pidgeon Valley, Gulludere Valley, Cavusin Village, Goreme Open Air Museum, Rock Churches, Pasabagi Fairy Chimneys, Avanos Pottery Demonstraton, Uchisar Castle – Natural Rock Castle, Devrent – Imagnation Valley.
Explore the most famous sites in Cappadocia by joining an unforgettable 3-day excursion there. Istanbul 3Days Cappadocia Tour fascinates participants by combining three different guided tours into an all-in-one experience. Visit magnificent valleys full of fairy chimneys and rock formations, explore the history and the tradition of the region and admire the beauty of nature while on holidays.
Flight to Cappadocia: Early in the morning you will be transferred from your hotel in Istanbul to the airport. From there, you will fly to Cappadocia. Upon landing a tour guide will welcome you.
Derinkuyu Underground City: The first day begins with a visit at Derinkuyu Underground city. Cappadocia has many underground cities that were used during the Roman period to protect local people from enemies. There, you will walk around the different floors and explore the rooms that this site has.
Ihlara Valley: The tour continues with a relaxing hiking experience at Ihlara Valley. The lush vegetation creates a truly charming setting ideal for photos.
Lunch: A modern vehicle will drive you towards Belirisma village. At a local restaurant you will enjoy a tasty lunch and relax before the next stop.
Selime Monastery: Listed as the biggest monastery in Cappadocia, Selime monastery is the next stop of the tour. The tour guide will explain to you the history and the importance of this location.
Yaprakhisar: The last stop of the first day will be truly fascinating and spectacular. Yaprakhisar is not only an imposing valley with unparalleled natural beauty. It is also the place where Star Wars movie was filmed.
Hotel: After a long day of sightseeing, you will arrive at a hotel in Cappadocia during the afternoon in order to spend the night there.
Breakfast: The next morning, a delicious and healthy breakfast will be served at the hotel. Get ready for an amazing exploration in Cappadocia.
Red Valley: This valley is among the most notable ones in Cappadocia. Fairy chimneys and rock formations have a red colour and reflect the sunlight allowing for an exceptional backdrop.
Gulludere Valley: From the Read Valley you will walk towards the Gurrudere Valley, from where you can enjoy breath-taking views over the area.
Cavusin Village: Your next stop will take place at a village called Cavusin. There, you can walk around and observe houses that are carved into rocks. After visiting the village, you will enjoy a lunch at a nearby restaurant.
Pigeon Valley: The next destination will be at one of Cappadocia’s most beautiful and known valleys, the Pigeon Valley. Except from the fairy chimneys, you may also observe the pigeons’ nests carved into the rocks.
Kaymakli Underground City: The last stop of this second day will be made at the infamous Kaymakli Underground City. Accompanied by the tour guide, you will explore the various floors and learn the history of this site.
Hotel: The second day of Istanbul 3Days Cappadocia Tour finishes during the afternoon when you arrive back to the hotel in Cappadocia.
Breakfast: During the morning, you will have a breakfast at the hotel and then check out from the room.
Devrent Valley: This valley is known for having some interesting rock formations that look like animals or objects. During your time there use your imagination in order to identify these formations. For this reason, the site is also known as the Imagination Valley.
Avanos Village: During this stop, you will have the chance to learn the culture of Avanos village. The area is known for the production of ceramic and pottery products and you can purchase some nice souvenirs from there. At Avanos, a lunch break is also included in the schedule.
Goreme Open Air Museum: For the last stop of the 3rd day you will visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, the most visited site in Cappadocia. The area has plenty monasteries and churches carved into rocks creating a special and unique backdrop.
Return to Istanbul: During the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport in order to fly back to Istanbul. When you arrive there, a vehicle will drive you back to your hotel during the night.