Istanbul to Cappadocia One Day Tour by Plane


Are in Istanbul and wanna have a one day trip to Cappadocia? You can easily take a day trip from Istanbul to Cappadocia and explore this amazing place with this Istanbul to Cappadocia Tour one day tour by plane.

Typical Tour Itinerary

You will be transferred to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) for a morning flight to Kayseri Airport (ASR). After a 1 hour flight you will be picked up with meet and greet at the airport service (plate with your name on) and then connected to daily Cappadocia tour to see the highlights of this stunning place.


You’ll start your Cappadocia tour with your guide by driving through the beautiful valleys of Cappadocia, and your first stop will be the Devrent Imagination Valley.

Devrent Valley is home to very interesting fairy chimney formations. Cappadocia’s famous fairy chimney that looks like camel and many other fairy chimneys that look resemble animal or human figures are located here.

You’ll spend good times by strolling along the most surrealist-shaped fairy chimneys, in the company of wonderful nature and landscapes where you will feel yourself on the Moon.

Your next stop will be the Zelve Valley Open Air Museum, where three canyons meet in one valley.

Zelve Valley Open Air Museum

Zelve Valley Open Air Museum is a very peaceful area that travelers may see variety of both natural and human made formations and best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia such as churches, tunnels, mills, houses and monastery.


Your last stop before lunch will be the famous Pasabag Monks Valley. The valley, which was used as a retreat by the priests and monks during its period, includes many rock-cut monasteries, churches, chapels and settlements, as well as tunnels and mills.

Pasabag Monks Valley

After those visits, you will have lunch at Avanos or Goreme.

In the afternoon, you’ll continue your day tour by driving to the world

famous Goreme Open Air Museum.

Here you can marvel the rock-cut churches with frescoes dating from the 10th century carved by early Christian monks and fine examples of Byzantine art at the museum.

Goreme Open Air Museum

After the open air museum visit, you’ll continue your tour with the last stop at Uchisar Castle.

Uchisar Castle is the highest point of the region and also the biggest and the most beautiful fairy chimney of the region where you may enjoy a unique panoramic views over Cappadocia.


Uchisar Castle

After those visits, your guide will drive you to Kayseri airport back for an evening flight back to Istanbul.

Upon arrival to Istanbul, the travel agency staff will be there for you with plate with your name on, and then will drop you back to your hotel in Istanbul.

How to Book this Tour?

You can find several local tour agents organizing Istanbul to Cappadocia tours. As insiders, we only suggest the proven ways and top rated ones with travelers’ comments.

Tour Price

Istanbul to Cappadocia tour prices varies depending on the season, service quality and demand density.

Here we only suggest the proven ways and top rated ones with travelers’ comments. You can feel free to book one of the below top selling Cappadocia Tours from Istanbul.

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts


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Local Recommendations from Cappadocia4U team

If youʻre visiting Cappadocia for the first time, we have you covered. Below are some of the top recommendations, tours and experiences!

Some useful info

  • Cappadocia is the name of the region situated in the middle of Turkey. It is mostly known by the three popular towns of Goreme, Urgup and Uchisar but actually it is the name of the very big region spread through the cities of Nevsehir, Kirsehir, Nigde, Aksaray and Kayseri.
  • If you are first-time visitor, want to get familiar, please read our Cappadocia for first timers guide.
  • If you are not sure how to travel, please read our Traveling to Cappadocia guide.
  • If you don't know where to stay, please read our Where to Stay in Cappadocia guide for regions, and Accommodation guide for hotels.
  • If it is hard to plan your days, please read our Ideal 3-Days Cappadocia itinerary.

Top Attractions & Sights

There are 6 must do and see in Cappadocia that you won't want to miss!

  1. Hot Air Balloon Rides (the most exciting attractions in the world)
  2. Goreme Open Air Museum (some best-preserved examples of Byzantine rock-cut architecture and frescoes in the world)
  3. Pasabag Monks Valley (one of the most popular fairy chimneys areas)
  4. Uchisar Castle (highest point, the biggest fairy chimney)
  5. Derinkuyu Underground City (one of the largest underground cities in the world, 8th century BC)
  6. Ihlara Valley (fantastic canyon with a depth of about 100 mt. and 14 km. length)

Tip-1: One of the best ways to explore Cappadocia is by taking a sightseeing tour, so that you can cover all the top sights. Three main sightseeing tours available: Red Tour (covers the highlights of the region), Green Tour (best of natural and historical sites), and Blue Tour (lesser-known sights, off-the-beaten-path experience)

Tip-2: Private Tours are also good choice within a well-planned and custom itinerary along with a private vehicle, driver and professional guide. Great for those who don't have a car or don't know the region well.

For leisure activities we'd recommend 2 must-take attractions! Don't miss! Wine Tasting and Photo Shooting