CAPPADOCIA TOURS

CAPPADOCIA TOUR 3 DAYS

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HIGHLIGHTS: Goreme Open Air Museum • Devrent Valley • Pasabag (Monk's Valley) • Avanos • Uchisar Castle • Cavusin Village • Kaymakli Underground City • Pigeons Valley • Red Valley (Kizil Vadi) • Rose Valley (Gulludere Vadisi) • Ortahisar Castle • Derinkuyu Underground City • Ihlara Valley • Selime Village

Price: from 269 Euro per person

Included: Transfer to Istanbul main bus station, round trip overnight public bus tickets, 3 days Cappadocia tour, 2 nights accommodation, 3 lunches, entrance fees, all local transportation, professional guides

Excluded: 
Drinks at lunch, personal expenses

We also offer flight option instead of overnight bus in the same itinerary. Please check: 3 Days Cappadocia Tour by flight

DEPARTURE FROM ISTANBUL: Shuttle from Sultanahmet around 18:30 to the bus station where you will get the overnight public bus from Istanbul to Cappadocia. The road takes about 12 hours.

DAY 1 - FULL DAY REGULAR DEVRENT VALLEY - MONK'S VALLEY - AVANOS - GOREME - UCHISAR CASTLE / NORTH - RED TOUR (L)
Pick up from the bus station around 10:00. First, we will visit Devrent Valley to see the animals shaped fairy-chimneys. After that, we will drive to Pasabag (Monk's Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Avanos is our next stop where you can watch the potters at work using kick wheels. In the afternoon, we will continue to the beautiful open air museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. We finish our tour visiting the natural castle at Uchisar. Return to your hotel around 17:00.


Accommodation in Cappadocia

DAY 2 - FULL DAY REGULAR RED VALLEY - ROSE VALLEY - CAVUSIN VILLAGE - PIGEONS VALLEY - KAYMAKLI UNDERGROUND CITY - ORTAHISAR CASTLE / SOUTH - GREEN TOUR (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel around 09:15. We will start visiting Red Valley (Kizil Vadi) and explore the famous rock-cut churches by walking 5 km through the Rose Valley (Gulludere Vadisi) till Cavusin Village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. After lunch, we will continue to Pigeons Valley and then drive to Kaymakli underground city, where early Christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back, visit the natural castles at Ortahisar. Return to your hotel around 17:00.

Accommodation in Cappadocia

DAY 3 - FULL DAY REGULAR DERINKUYU UNDERGROUND CITY - SELIME VILLAGE - IHLARA VALLEY TOUR (B, L) 
Pick up from your hotel around 09:15. First, we will visit Esentepe Panoramic view point over Goreme where you will enjoy the complete spectacular view of Goreme's valley and village. After that, we will drive to Derinkuyu Underground city to visit the huge refugee settlement carved by early Christians where they were able to hide from persecutors. It contains all the usual rooms found in an underground city (stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, churches, wineries etc.). Then, we continue to the beautiful valley of Ihlara, formerly known as Peristerema. We will walk about 4 km along the Melendiz River to explore the famous rock-cut churches. At the end of your walk, lunch will be served at Belisirma Village by the river. On the way back, we stop to see the Monastaries in Selime Village and 13 century Caravansarai built by Selcuk Turk's on the Silk Road. The tour finishes around 17:30.

Overnight public bus from Cappadocia to Istanbul. The road takes about 12 hours.

ARRIVAL TO ISTANBUL: You will arrive to Istanbul main bus station early in the morning. You will have your own way to your hotel or airport. 

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PRICE DETAILS:


 Cappadocia Palace Hotel - standard stone room 
Heaven Cave House - standard stone room
or similar 
 269 Euro per person
* single suppliment is 79 Euro   

 Cappadocia Palace Hotel - standard cave room  
Ascension Cave Suites - standard cave room
Empire Cave Hotel - standard stone room
 or similar 
 299 Euro per person
single suppliment is 99 Euro    

   MDC Cave Hotel - standard cave room    
      Mithra Cave Suites - standard cave room       
or similar 
 329 Euro per person
single suppliment is 120 Euro  

        Cappadocia Cave Suites - deluxe II room     
Yunak Evleri - classic cave room
 or similar 
 379 Euro per person
single suppliment is 165 Euro  


NOTES
• Hotels are based on bed and breakfast. Check in time is 14:00 and check out time is 11:00.
• All tours are regular. Please contact us for private tour options.
• You can make any change on the programme, if our programs are not suitable for you. We can work together on your itinerary.
• Programmes may change due to bad weather conditions.
• We may not offer these prices for last minute reservations and in festivals.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
Turkish night with dinner in Cappadocia with the cost of 49 Euro per person
Whirling Dervishes show in Cappadocia with the cost of 29 Euro per person
Alternative tours in Cappadocia such as horse riding, ATV, Jeep Safari, Cycling, and Jeep Safari

Devrent Valley is one of the few untouched area of Cappadocia. This valley is only shaped by erosion. Another name of the valley is Imaginary Valley or Pink Valley. Because this valley has the animals shaped chimney, you can see hares, camels, snakes, seals, dolphins, gazelles... may be others.
Pasabag (Monk's Valley) has the most beautiful fairy-chimneys in Cappadocia, which are more than 10 meters high and have double or triple rock caps.
Avanos is located on the banks of Kizilirmak River. This town is famous for potteries who use Kizilirmak's red clay. During your visit, you can make your own potter after a short lesson :)
Goreme is located among the "fairy chimney" rock formations. There are the most beautiful rock cut churches (belong to the 11th - 12th - 13th centuries - with frescoes) in Goreme Valley which itself has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1984. 
Uchisar Castle is the highest point of the Cappadocia Region. That is a perfect opportunity to observe a panoramic view of the landscape.
Red Valley is located between Goreme and Cavusin Village and it is a popular hiking route in Cappadocia. You can see some cave churches and pigeon houses there.
Kaymakli Underground City has ten levels, several chapels, warehouses, stables, and also a ventilation duct. This city was began to excavate by Hittites.
Ortahisar Castle is located in the middle of the Cappadocia area which was used as a fortress in Byzantine times.
Derinkuyu Underground City has 11 floors to a depth of approximately 85 m. Thousands of people were living in this city centuries before. Derinkuyu, the deepest underground city, was connected with other underground cities through tunnels.
Ihlara Valley is a 16 km long gorge and one of the most famous route in Turkey for hiking. There are the rock cut underground houses and churches in the valley. Norrow gorge helped the first Christians to hide from Roman Soldiers.