Explore the charm and history of Cappadocia with a 2-day tour from Side. 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 Side 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!
Experience the region of Cappadocia by participating in this 2 full-day excursion. Visit historical places, admire the traditional architecture, learn about the customs and traditions of Turkey, watch the sun rise from a hot air balloon and relax in a special class hotel. Your memories and experiences from Cappadocia will definitely last for a long period of time.
Pick-Up & Breakfast: Pick up from your hotel will take place during the morning and start your excursion. After two hours of driving, there will be a break at the city of Seydisehir, where breakfast will be served.
Our Guides & Vehicles: During your 2-day Side Cappadocia Tour, you will be travelling in a modern, comfortable and fully air-conditioned bus. The bus is following all the safety regulations to ensure that you will be having a safe and enjoyable journey. You will be accompanied with an experiences and professional guide. He/she is the person in change to provide detailed information regarding the sights and monuments during your tour. In addition, the guide will offer some information regarding Turkish culture and countryside lifestyle. Spoken languages are Turkish, Russian, English and German.
Saratli Kırkgoz Underground City: A stop will be made at the famous Saratlı Kırkgöz Underground City. This tourist attraction is located in Cappadocia’s region, close to the Aksaray province. The place has a long history, since it dates back in the early Byzantine period. The guide will explain to you the history of this Underground City as you will be touring around tuners, warehouses, stables, kitchen areas and water wells.
Lunch: Heading the Avanos province, you will have the chance to enjoy a lunch at an extra cost. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant and will include an unlimited buffet.
Cappadocia Valleys: Full from a tasty lunch, you will continue your excursion with the bus. There will be two beaks on the road. One break will be at the Valley of Imagination and another one at the Valley of the Monks. Both Valleys are of impeccable beauty! You will be able to see soft volcanic rocks shaping cones or towers. For sure these picturesque Valleys will impress you.
Cavusin Rock Town & Church of St. John: This amazing exploration of Cappadocia region continues with a stop at a village called Cavusin. There, the Church of St. John the Baptist is located, among others. The village forms a tourist attraction because of the settlements that are engraved within rocks. These settlements were built during the 1st century BC. Once again, your guide will be the person in charge to provide a detailed description about this particular style of architecture as well as the history of the place. You will also have a chance to visit the Church of St. John the Baptist. This Church has a long history as it forms one of the first and greatest Christian Churches of the region.
Panaromic Break: The Valley of Love and Göreme Village will be your next stops. There, you will have the chance to take some breath taking panoramic photos and enjoy the stunning natural beauty of Turkish countryside.
Hotel & Dinner: During the afternoon, you will reach your hotel in Ürgüp. This hotel is of special class and is certificated by the Turkish Ministry of Tourism. It has a special character due to its unique architectural design. In fact, this hotel was built with the use of natural stones that the region has. Once check in is done and you are all set at you rooms, a dinner will be served at 19:00. The dinner will take place at the hotel’s restaurant and includes an unlimited buffet with a vast variety of options.
Turkish Night (Extra Service): After the dinner you are free to spend your time as you wish. If you are still searching for some adventures and exploration around the city, your guide can accompanied you at a traditional Turkish night, at an extra cost. A typical Turkish night has traditional dances, belly dances as well as traditional music. Enjoy a night full of fun and enjoyment.
Ballon Ride: 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. In the early morning for the second day, your guide will accompany you to the Balloon starting point. The hot air balloon tour satisfies all safety requirements of the Civil Aviation Directorate. Your balloon tour lasts approximately 1 hour with breath taking views over the sun rise. A certificate of attendance will be given to you in order to remember this stunning experience for ever.
Breakfast & Departure from Hotel: The second day of the Side Cappadocia Tour starts with a breakfast at the hotel. A buffet breakfast with drinks will be served for one hour. Check out from the hotel follows with lots of enthusiasm for what it follows during the day.
Pottery Workshop: During your excursion you will be stopping at a pottery workshop. There, you will have the chance to view some amazing handcrafted products as the owner will demonstrate and explain the procedure step by step. You can purchase amazing souvenirs to take back home in order to remember your excursion for ever.
Panaromic Break: Two short stops will be made for photos at one of the well-known landmarks of Cappadocia, namely the Three Graces and at the Pigeon Valley. The location is ideal for panoramic pictures.
Anatolian Stones Workshop: Your next stop will be at a processing centre of Anatolian stones. There, you will receive interesting information about these famous stones and their processing. In addition, you can purchase your own handcrafted souvenirs.
Goreme Open Air Museum: Your excursion continues with a visit at the Göreme Open Air Museum. This beautiful location hosts a settlement which is made by rocks. In fact, it dates back in the early Christianity period when was hosting monastic life for a long period of time. The settlement includes churches, dining areas, warehouses and rooms that are carved into rocks.
Uchisar Castle: Another stop will also be made at the Üçhisar Castle. It was a defensive fortress that has two huge chimneys the one next to the other. Once you are at the top, you can enjoy breath taking panoramic views of Cappadocia and snap some stunning photos.
Lunch & Return Back: Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Konya, at an extra cost. During lunch you will have the opportunity to taste some of the regions traditional dishes. Among them, it is the infamous Konya’s meat bread. Your 2 full-day Side Cappadocia Tour ends during the afternoon when bus heads your hotel.
Went on this a month ago and got impressed. Super organisation and highly professional services. Road trip was quite long, but destination was rewarding. Cappadocia is out of this world! You get so much beauty concentrated in one place. The tour was amazing and very interesting. If you ask me, my favourite was the balloon flight. Oh wow!!! I wish it lasted for longer, the views were so incredible. A must in Cappadocia for sure! I recommend the tour. I got the best of Cappadocia and had an amazing time.
Group of 4 friends, first time in Turkey. Had few days free and booked this last minute. We received instant reply and the guy was very friendly with us. That was by far the most interesting tour we did. So many sites and, of course, the wild nature in Cappadocia. We all enjoyed our time touring around, and we learnt so many things. I personally I had no idea about the history, so yes it was a good ides to take this tour. Hot air balloon is something to remember forever. Even though I was a bit afraid of heights, I went all in for this activity! What an experience that was!!!