Highlights

See the best of Cappadocia including the UNESCO cave churches of Goreme, an underground city, ancient monasteries, an old hotel of the famous Silk Road and the bizarre Uchisar castle. Highlight of the trip is an optional sunrise hot air balloon ride over the fairy chimneys. 

Tour Itinerary

  • Days: 2
  • Starting Point: Cappadocia
  • Ending Point: Cappadocia
  • No Credit Card Fees
  • No Booking Fees

Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the airport. Early morning flight to Cappadocia and full day Cappadocia (North) tour. Visit Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabag (Monks Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Visit Goreme Open-Air Museum and the natural Castle at Uchisar. Overnight in Cappadocia.

  • Destination: Cappadocia
  • Legend: L

05:00 Hot air balloon flight (Optional Extra - 150 EUR PP) Drive to the take-off site and have a quick snack and safety briefing while watching the balloon inflate. Then you're off! Soaring over fairy chimneys, and dipping low to skim cave dwellings. This may be your favourite part of your Turkey trip - it will certainly be unforgettable. Celebrate a soft landing with a quick drink, and return to your hotel for breakfast around 8.30am. 09:30 Full Day Cappadocia Tour - (South). Visit Derinkuyu Underground City and the beautiful Valley of Ihlara, formerly known as Peristerema. Explore the famous rock-hewn churches and hike 4 km through the valley. On the way back, visit monasteries in Selime Village and a 13th century Caravansaray on the Silk Road. Take an evening flight to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. End of arrangements.

  • Destination: Cappadocia
  • Legend: B, L


You can customize this trip with additional days! Slow the pace with rest days in locations of your choice, or add additional sightseeing days along the route.

Tour Map

Tour Details

  • In Brief

    Cappadocia mini tour is designed for travelers who have limited time in Turkey.

  • Special Features

    This is a small group tour (up to 18 passengers). We can add days or tailor this one to your preference. This tour is also available on private basis.

  • What's Included

    - All accommodation as per the itinerary
    - Professional English speaking guide on tours
    - All flight tickets mentioned in the itinerary
    - Airport transfers
    - All meals mentioned in the itinerary
    - All museum and entrance fees where necessary
    - Wifi available at our hotels
    - All Local taxes
    - Compulsory insurance by Turkish tourism ministry. This insurance covers you for all of the services bought from us, in case of bankruptcy, insolvency or the liquidation of our agency.

  • What's Not Included

    - International airfares
    - Drinks with meals
    - Hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia (150 EUR PP)
    - Travel Insurance, visas or passports
    - Tips & Personal Expenses

Hotels

Departure Date

  • Start Date
    Finish Date
    Day / Days / Every Day
  • Start Date: 01.01.2018
    Finish Date: 31.12.2020
    Day / Days / Every Day: Every Day

Price List

Daily Guaranteed Departure
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    Finish
    Single
    Double/Twin PP
    Triple PP
  • Start: 01.01.2018
    Finish: 31.12.2019
    Single: 607 AUD
    Double/Twin PP: 548 AUD
    Triple PP: 515 AUD

Reviews

Kohei Murata

Japan

Our tour to Cappadocia was great!
Everything was well arranged, and the hotel was confortable. The reason we chose your company was, first af all, we wanted to communicate in good English, and our choice was correct. I can recommend your company to Japanese tourists, if I have a chance to do so.

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Joan Ali

Sydney

Wanted to tell you the trip was fabulous. EVERYONE was great. All bus drivers , the 2 tour guides, Turkish dinner, balloon ride. So amazing and memorable. Thank you to you and your fabulous staff. 

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Graham & Sharyn Ambrey

Australia

Hi Ishan and Michael

We have had a fantastic holiday and are so glad we came. Thank you for organising everything. It has run like  clockwork. We are very impressed by the high standard of accommodation, great  food and professional tour guides. We have not felt unsafe at any time. We hope the tourists return to your beautiful country soon. The hot air balloon trip was the highlight. Regards, Graham & Sharyn Ambrey

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E. Kerkeykian

New Jersey

The arrangements were flawless and response was always immediate. Tours were excellent, prompt and tour guides were very knowledgeable. Michael at the agency even helped me surprise my husband in Cappadocia by arranging for a sign on the mountain upon landing from our hot air balloon ride. We had an amazing adventure in Turkey well cared for and totally at ease and comfortable.

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Tony & Fiona

Australia

Hi Michael

Fiona & I arrived home from our extended travel on Saturday23rd after completing a tour of France and Spain after your tour arrangements were completed. We were extremely happy with the arrangements and itinerary that you arranged for us, with everything exceeding our expectations of Turkey. We would like to thank you for completing the arrangements and also appointing such fantastic guides in the relative areas of our tour...

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Richard Gryg

Australia

Exciting, efficient, helpful and professional. We had to modify a standard TTC tour to fit in with our timelines and the result was an amazing, hassle-free vacation which ended with the most amazing experiences in the caves, underground cities and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Topped with a surreal hot air balloon flight. We cannot fault the efficient organisation, friendly professional staff and the choice of hotels, guides and itinerary . We recommend them most highly.

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Top Things to Do in Cappadocia

The Cappadocia region is full of intrigue, mystery and historical richness. Cave hotels, underground cities and ancient churches should be on everyone’s agenda when they visit the region. The ideal amount of time to spend in the area is at least two days and this will allow you to explore all the highlights at a leisurely pace. Below are our suggestions of what to do.

There are many valleys within the Cappadocia region but Ihlara valley is the most well-known out of them all. It is in the Aksaray province and is 14km long. Formed by earthquakes thousands of years ago, a river flows through the middle and cave churches are hidden inside the valley walls. It is possible to walk just a section of it if you are not enthusiastic about the whole trek.

Goreme open air museum is a world heritage UNESCO site. Most of the cave churches date back to the 11th century and the dark church has intricate frescoes that are considered to be a perfect example of late Byzantine art. Just two hours is needed to explore this museum and it is worthwhile to go with a guide to learn about the historical importance of the nunneries and monasteries that you will see.

A hot air balloon trip is highly recommended. Every morning at sunrise, up to twenty balloons rise into the skies to drift over Goreme and the Cappadocia valleys. This activity is highly popular so it is advised to pre book your space in advance.

It is estimated that there are hundreds of underground cities in Cappadocia but Derinkuyu underground city is the most popular. Used by locals at times of invasion, they enabled whole communities to protect themselves and their livestock. The pure size, network and structure meant communities could live underground for up to three months at a time.

Uchisar castle is the highest point in the region and one of the best examples of how locals in the past made buildings, homes, caves and churches out of rock. The castle just takes one hour to explore and a must see sight is the 360 degree panoramic view that it gives over the whole Cappadocia region.

Pottery demonstrations in Avanos are fun and a challenge to find out if you have the inspiration to create a master piece. This area is well known throughout the whole of Turkey for the pottery pieces that they produce using clay from the nearby red river. If you don’t want to participate, you can also watch a master craftsman at work and buy some unique holiday souvenirs.

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The Cave Churches of Cappadocia

Colourful balloons, fairytale chimneys, beautiful steeds, cave hotels and yet the land of Cappadoci offers even more surprises, with its fascinating churches.There are as many as 600 churches made out of the soft rock that dot the Cappadocia landscape, but there may well be many more yet to be unearthed.

Following the eruption of Mount Erciyes, the ash and lava formed soft rocks which eroded due to the elements. The region’s inhabitants came to realize they could carve into the rocks and soon turned them into houses, caves, and churches. The churches offered sanctuary to early Christians who then decorated them with art and symbols.

The churches flourished following the gathering of more communities under the guide of Saint Basil of Caesarea – one of the three renowned Cappadocian Fathers who advanced early Christian theology. The 4th century sanctuaries included many examples of Byzantine art, but later churches offer richer frescoes and images of the day.

The best churches are the ones at Goreme Village, but there are more with strong Egyptian influences with local names such as Sandal, Snake and Apple.

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