Spend 2 days touring around Cappadocia and get charmed by the beautiful images that this tour offers. Side Cappadocia Tour is suitable for those who seek a 2 full-day exploration. Amazing natural wonders, Turkish gastronomy, history, culture and a balloon tour are some of the things that you can experience with this excursion. Get ready for an exciting and fascinating tour!
Side Cappadocia Tour starts from the moment our driver and guide pick you up from your hotel. You will travel in a modern, fully air-conditioned and comfortable bus for approximately 2 hours. When the bus arrives in Seydişehir, a stop will be made where you will have the opportunity to rest and enjoy breakfast. The tour continues as the next stop will be Saratlı Kırkgöz Underground City. It is located in the Cappadocia region, near Aksaray. Saratlı Kırkgöz Underground City traces its origins back to the early Byzantine period. There you will have the opportunity to see a magnificent ancient underground city with tunnels, warehouses, water wells, kitchens and barns. At this stop, discover the history of the area and learn what the guide has to offer about this underground city.
The tour continues in the Cappadocia region for a lunch break in Avanos. Lunch will be taken at a local restaurant where you can enjoy the variety of buffet options without limits. Energetic and relaxed, you will then take two breaks at Hayal Valley and Monks Valley. Both valleys are filled with soft volcanic rock in the form of towers or cones, creating an extraordinary landscape of incomparable beauty. Take the opportunity to admire the beauty of the valleys and take great photos.
Side Cappadocia Tour continues with a stop in a village called Çavuşin, where the Church of John the Baptist is located. This village is a must-see tourist spot, as there are settlements carved into the rocks. The settlements of the village trace their origins to the 1st century BC. Again, your guide will be the person responsible for providing a detailed explanation of this particular architectural style and the history of the place.
Concerning the Church of John the Baptist, it constitutes one of the first and largest Christian Churches in the region. You will have the opportunity to learn some important information about the long history of the church. Love Valley and Göreme Village will be the next stops of this 2-day tour. There you will have the chance to take some pictures and enjoy the natural beauty of the Turkish countryside. You will arrive at your hotel in Urgup in the afternoon.
You can set up and rest in your room until dinner time, which is sweet tired but full of new images. Dinner in the hotel restaurant is buffet style with a wide variety of choices. After dinner, you can spend time as you wish. For those who want to explore the city of Ürgüp and its lifestyle, there are many spots where you can enjoy traditional Turkish dances, belly dances and musical performances. For those who want to relax after a long day of sightseeing, the hotel rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable.
For the participants of Side Cappadocia Tour and those who want to experience the balloon tour for a fee, an early wake-up service will be provided at 04:30 in the morning. Accompanied by your guide, a bus will transfer you to the departure station of the balloons, where this fascinating adventure begins. The entire balloon tour takes approximately two hours, after which you will head to the hotel for breakfast. A buffet breakfast with drinks will be served for one hour in the hotel restaurant. Full of energy and enthusiasm to explore, the second day of your tour begins!
Two short stops for photos will be made at Üç Güzeller, one of the best-known places in Cappadocia, and at Güvercinlik Valley. Your exploration continues at Göreme Open Air Museum. It is a settlement made of rocks with a long history. In fact, its origins date back to early Christianity and it was home to a long period of monastic life. There are churches, dining halls, warehouses and rooms carved into the rocks in the settlement. Of course, this spot will impress you with its charm and architecture.
Another stop will be Üçhisar Castle. The castle, which is a defensive fortress, has two large chimneys side by side. Get the chance to walk inside the castle and take amazing photos of this fascinating and historical place. After climbing to the top, you can take in the breathtaking panoramic view of Cappadocia. Be sure to keep these in mind because this is your last stop in Cappadocia.
After a short break, lunch will be served in Konya at Öresin Han, which was used as a caravanserai by merchants during the Seljuk period. During lunch you will have the opportunity to taste some of the traditional dishes of the region. Among them is the famous Konya’s meat bread.
Your tour includes two stops at a pottery workshop and a processing center for Anatolian stones. There, you will have the chance to see some wonderful handcrafted items. You can buy great souvenirs to take home to remember your trip forever. Then you will continue on your way back from this 2-day tour full of memories. In the afternoon, the bus will drop you off at your hotel.
If you want to do the hot air balloon flight in Cappadocia, please also check Side Cappadocia Tour With Hot Air Balloon Flight.
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.
Welcome & Breakfast: You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and your tour will begin. After the two-hour drive, there will be a break in Seydişehir where breakfast will be served.
Our Guides and Vehicles: During your 2-day Side Cappadocia Tour, you will travel in a modern, comfortable and fully air-conditioned bus. The bus complies with all safety regulations to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable journey. You will be accompanied by an experienced and professional guide. He is the person who will give detailed information about the places and monuments to see during your tour. In addition, the guide will provide some information about Turkish culture and rural lifestyle. Languages spoken are Turkish, Russian, English and German.
Saratlı Kırkgöz Underground City: You will take a break in the famous Saratlı Kırkgöz Underground City. This tourist attraction is located in the Cappadocia region, near the province of Aksaray. This place has a long history as it dates back to the early Byzantine period. The guide will explain to you the history of this Underground City as you will wander through the tuners, warehouses, barns, kitchen areas and water wells.
Lunch: You will have the chance to have lunch by going to Avanos district for an additional fee. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant and will include an unlimited buffet.
Cappadocia Valleys: After a delicious lunch, you will continue your tour by bus. There will be two beaks on the way. One stop will be in the Valley of Dreams and the other in the Valley of the Monks. Both Valleys are immaculately beautiful! You will be able to see soft volcanic rocks forming cones or towers. Surely these picturesque Valleys will impress you.
Cavusin Rock Town & Church of St. John: This magnificent exploration of the Cappadocia region continues with a stop in a village called Çavuşin. There is, among others, the Church of John the Baptist. The village is a tourist attraction due to its settlements carved into the rocks. These settlements were built in the 1st century BC. Once again, your guide will be the person responsible for providing a detailed explanation of this particular architectural style as well as the history of the place. You will also have the chance to visit the Church of John the Baptist. This Church has a long history as it formed one of the first and largest Christian Churches in the region.
Panoramic Break: Love Valley and Göreme Village will be your next stops. There you will have the chance to take a breather and enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the Turkish countryside by taking panoramic photos.
Hotel and Dinner: You will arrive at your hotel in Urgup in the afternoon. This hotel is a special class and certified by the TR 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 from the region. Dinner will be served at 19:00 after check-in and after you have all settled into your rooms. Dinner will take place in the hotel restaurant and includes an unlimited buffet with a wide variety of options.
Turkish Night (Extra Service): After dinner, you are free to spend time as you wish. If you’re still looking for some adventure and exploration in the city, your guide can accompany you on a traditional Turkish night for an additional fee. A typical Turkish night includes traditional dances, belly dances and traditional music. Enjoy a night of fun and enjoyment.
Balloon Tour (Extra Service): If you want to participate in an unforgettable experience, you can enjoy a hot air balloon tour in Cappadocia for an additional fee. If you want to participate, you will get up early in the morning. Your guide will accompany you to the Balloon starting point. The hot air balloon tour meets all the safety requirements of the Civil Aviation Directorate. Your balloon tour lasts approximately 1 hour, accompanied by the breathtaking view of the sunrise. You will be given a certificate of attendance to remember this amazing experience forever.
Morning Breakfast and Departure from the Hotel: The second day of the Side Cappadocia Tour starts with breakfast at the hotel. A buffet breakfast with drinks will be served for one hour. The exits from the hotel are followed with great enthusiasm during the day.
Pottery Workshop: During your tour, you will stop at a pottery workshop. There you will have the chance to see amazing handcrafted items where the owner will show and explain the procedure step by step. You can buy great souvenirs to take home to remember your trip forever.
Panoramic Break: There will be two short breaks for photos in Üç Güzeller and Güvercinlik Valley, one of Cappadocia’s best-known places. Its location is ideal for panoramic photos.
Anatolian Stones Workshop: Your next stop will be the processing center of Anatolian stones. There you will get interesting information about these famous stones and their processing. You can also buy your own handmade souvenirs.
Uçhisar Castle: In Üçhisar Castle
We had like a week in Side so we found this tour very tempting. We knew some things about Cappadocia but what you get in reality is much more than the expected. The tour operator was great, transfers were fine and the bus was comfortable. Our guide was polite, friendly and she knew everything we were asking. It was a pleasure to tour Cappadocia with her. The price included a night at a hotel, it was beautiful. Food was also ok. Overall, a nice 2-day tour. There are so many things to see in Cappadocia and has such an interesting culture.
I have so many nice memories from this trip!! I recommend it to all!! The agency made a nice schedule for us so we can visit all the main attractions in Cappadocia. Ok at the end you don’t get a lot of time at each place but still you get the chance to visit them. It can be exhausting to travel from Side there but it is absolutely amazing. The valleys are STUNNING, the whole atmosphere is incredible. We went to some local factories also and saw the local production. During the night we were free so we joined an extra Turkish night. It was fun and entertaining, a great way to spend your night.
Had a great time visiting Cappadocia from Side and specially tour with Viktoria. She is a very friendly lady with detailed knowledge of History of the region. The hotel we slept was also nice and clean. I highly recommend Excursion Mania for all your tours from Side.