HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR
Sobessos Excavation Site
Mustafapasa Old Greek Town
Goreme Open Air Museum
Kaymakli Underground City
Nar Crater Lake
Transfer from your hotel to the airport in Istanbul. Take the morning flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia. Meet our driver and guide at Kayseri / Nevsehir airport. Our guide will be holding a board on which your name is written. We will first drive to Soganli valley, which is a gem in Cappadocia not known by the bus tours. Enjoying our hike over there at non spoiled part and visiting the little rock carved churches, primitive dwellings and the small Anatolian village will be a privilege. Following the visit of the Sobesos Excavation site, we have lunch at a local home run by a family in the town of Mustafapasa which used to be called as Sinassos as a Greek town. After lunch, we will drive to your hotel and have the check in. Overnight at a cave hotel in Cappadocia.
Following the meeting with our guide and driver at the reception, we start the day with the lunar landscape of Cappadocia: rock formations beyond belief in Devrent valley; visit Pasabag “fairy chimneys” where the voice of wind mixes with the “songs of fairies”. We head on to Avanos, a centre of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC. and a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop. Following the lunch at a local restaurant, we visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum and see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th to 13th century). Overnight at a cave hotel in Cappadocia.
This is the day of check out. Make sure that you have your bags in the morning with you. Our guide and driver will meet you at the lobby of the hotel and we will start driving south of Cappadocia to the town of Kaymakli where we have the UNESCO site called Kaymakli underground city. Kaymakli is one of the widest of the other underground cities in Cappadocia. We visit 5 floors of it and continue to our way by driving the scenic Anatolian plain to see the farms, fields and the small villages. En route, we stop by Nar Crater Lake for a photo break. Arrival to Ihlara canyon, we hike around 3.8 km along the stream of Melendiz and the beautiful nature. Having lunch by the river will be the reward of the hike and we will drive to the end of the canyon for another photo option. En route, we will stop by Sarihan Caravanserai to visit that 13th-century residence for the merchants and their camels. We will transfer you back to the airport for your evening flight back to Istanbul. Transfer you to your hotel back in Istanbul.
Return airport transfers in Istanbul
Return private airport transfers
Private A/C luxurious Mercedes Sprinter for the tours and transfers
Private English Speaking guiding
Lunches on tour
All admission fees to the sites and museums
Expenses of the driver & guide ( food )
Expenses of the minivan ( gasoline, parking fees, highway fees )
Local taxes & 18 % VAT
Drinks at the meals
Hot air ballooning
Gratuities for the guide and driver
For cancellations up to 15 days before tour there is no cancellation fee. For cancellations within 15 days of the tour, we will charge a 50% cancellation fee. For cancellations within 24 hours of tour, we will charge a 100% cancellation fee.