Cappadocia is one of Turkey’s most known locations due to the magnificent landscapes that the area has. During your holidays in Istanbul, there is an incredible opportunity to visit the infamous Cappadocia’s valleys and explore its culture and history. This Istanbul Cappadocia Tour is ideal for those who wish to visit Cappadocia for just one day. The tour is also a great getaway from Istanbul’s vibrant atmosphere and crowds.
Cappadocia Long Day Tour begins early in the morning. With a comfortable vehicle you will be transferred to the airport in order to fly to Cappadocia. The duration of the flight is approximately 1 hour. The members of our team will be waiting for you at the airport in order to welcome you and explain to you the final details of this excursion. An assigned professional tour guide will accompany you in order to provide interesting descriptions about the places of interest.
From the airport, a fully air conditioned bus will drive you towards the first stop of this tour, at Devrent Valley. Unlike other valleys in the region, this particular one was never inhabited by humans. Devrent Valley features pink-coloured rock formations and fairy chimneys that will impress you from the very first moments. This location is also known as Imagination Valley as often the rock formations look like animals. Set your imagination free and admire this impressive natural wonder.
Then, you will have the opportunity to visit the Monks Valley. During the 4th century, this valley was inhabited by monks who created their houses by carving the rocks. The tour guide will explain everything you need to know while you walk around the impressive fairy chimneys.
After spending some time there, the bus will drive you towards the city of Avanos which is known for the ceramics and its pottery tradition. There, you will visit a pottery workshop and get the chance to learn how ceramics are made. You may also purchase some souvenirs to take back home. A lunch break will be offered at a local restaurant in Avanos. Enjoy your meal in a quiet and relaxing setting before proceeding with the rest of the tour.
Energized and relaxed, you will then continue to the infamous Goreme Open Air Museum. In fact, this is one of Cappadocia’s most impressive sites and attracts thousands of visitors every year. During your time there, you can observe caves, monasteries and churches. The last stop of the tour will take place at Uchisar Castle. It is located 5km away from Goreme at the highest point of Cappadocia. The castle was used as a fortification and nowadays visitors can enter in order to admire spectacular panoramic views over the valleys.
The tour finishes during the afternoon and by that time you will be transferred to the airport. After a 1-hour flight, you will arrive back to Istanbul full of great images and long lasting memories from Cappadocia. A fully air conditioned vehicle will transfer you back to your hotel in the city centre. Cappadocia day tour will surely be a special memory from your holidays.
Goreme Open Air Museum, Rock Churches, Pasabagi Fairy Chimneys, Avanos Pottery Demonstration, Uchisar Castle – Natural Rock Castle, Cavusin Old Greek Village, Devrent – Imagnation Valley.
Explore the truly magical atmosphere of Cappadocia by visiting the most known valleys and sites of the region. Take advantage of this full day excursion in order to fly there for one day and get away from the crowds. Istanbul Cappadocia Tour promises to unfold the history and culture of Cappadocia, while immersing you into the beauty of nature.
Early in the morning, on a pre-arranged time, you will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul. With a comfortable vehicle you will be transferred to the airport.
Flight from Istanbul
This outstanding day tour in Cappadocia starts with a 1-hour flight there. According to the schedule, a professional tour guide will be waiting for you. During the tour, the guide will explain everything you need to know, so feel free to ask anything you want.
The first stop of the tour will be made at the Devrent Valley. There, you can truly admire the beauty of nature and fill yourself with positive emotions. The valley has interesting rock formations and fairy chimneys that have a charming red colour. An interesting highlight about this valley is that some of the rock formations look like animals. This is why the valley is also known as the Imagination Valley.
The broader region of Cappadocia used to be inhabited by monks, especially during the 4th century. Back then, monks were creating their houses by carving the rocks. Monks Valley is one of the most interesting in Cappadocia. There you can walk around and observe the monks’ houses, fairy chimneys and rock formations.
The next stop will take place at the nearby village of Avanos. The area is well-known for its tradition in pottery and ceramics. Thus, during your time there, you will have the opportunity to visit a traditional pottery workshop and observe the processes used by the locals. You may also purchase some nice souvenirs from there.
What follows is a lunch break at a local restaurant. Enjoy a tasty meal and refresh yourself with some drinks before heading to the next stop of the excursion.
Goreme Open Air Museum
After the lunch, you will visit one of Cappadocia’s most known and interesting sites. Goreme Open Air Museum will impress you since the very first moments. There you can walk around and observe caves, churches and monasteries as the tour guide will be explaining the history of this site.
The last stop of your tour will be at Uchisar Castle. It is located on the highest point of Cappadocia and offers incredible panoramic views over the valleys. Do not miss the chance to snap some photos of the magnificent landscape.
Flight to Istanbul
After spending some time at Uchisar Castle, the bus will drive you towards the airport. Your flight will have an approximate duration of one hour.
Return to Istanbul is expected during the night. From the airport, you will be transferred back to your hotel with a comfortable vehicle. When you arrive to your hotel you will be full of great memories from your day tour in Cappadocia.