Last Updated on March 28, 2021
Are in Istanbul and wanna have a day trip to Cappadocia? You can easily take a day tour from Istanbul to Cappadocia and explore this amazing place with this Istanbul to Cappadocia Tour by plane for 1 night and 3 days.
Typical Tour Itinerary
Day 1 (Overnight in Cappadocia)
You will be transferred to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) for a late afternoon 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 transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia.
You’ll spend the night at your hotel, and if you want you can go out in the evening for a stroll. You can ask and learn tips and details for where to go for dinner and night-time activities.
Your second day in Cappadocia begins with a great breakfast at hotel. Afterwards, you’ll be taken by the guide and drive through the 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 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.
After Zelve visit, you’ll ride to Avanos for a delicious lunch. Avanos is situated nearby the Kizilirmak River and attracts big number of visitors with its European town look. Avanos is also the center of terracotta artworks since 3000 BC.
After the lunch break here, you visit the pottery artisans in Avanos, experience and enjoy the traditional pottery workshops. And than you’ll ride through 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.
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.
After those visits, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel for an overnight stay.
You can ask and learn tips and details for where to go for dinner and night-time activities.
Your last days begins with a great breakfast at your hotel.
Upon breakfast you will check-out from your hotel and start your third Cappadocia day with your guide by driving through the Red Valley.
The valley is located in the middle of Goreme National Park named after the red colored tuff rocks and fairy chimneys spread through the valley. Red Valley has such a beautiful landscape in a dreamy crimson color that attracts its visitors. We can say that it is the most beautiful valley of Cappadocia.
You’ll stay about 2 hours here, also visit the nearby Rose Valley. Make sure you bring comfortable shoes and clothes as you’ll have a nice hike here.
Afterwards, you’ll head to the former Greek village of Cavusin, that is one of the oldest settlements in the region. Locals still live in the rock-cut dwellings and stone houses.
You’ll have nice stroll in and around the village, visit a pottery workshop and learn about red clay work and ceramics.
Your next stop will be a break. After you have a delicious lunch, your guide will drive you to the Pigeon Valley.
Than you’ll drive to the famous Kaymaklı Underground city, which is one the best preserved and the largest one in Cappadocia.
Kaymakli Underground City has 8 levels underground (only 4 are open) carved from the soft volcanic stone that are connected with each other by narrow tunnels. You can admire the stalls, stables, stores, refectories, churches, wineries, kitchens and the other sections.
Your next stop will be the Ortahisar Castle and finally Mustafapasa Village, an old Greek village also known as Sinasos.
After your final day in Cappadocia, your guide will drive you to Kayseri airport back for an evening flight 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.
We recommend our best collaborators registered with the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB) since many many years, and providing in-depth guided tours in Cappadocia.
You can book this tour by filling the booking form below. You’ll be contacted and informed within an hour.
However, partial or full payment may be requested during the season with high demand. And if you book in advance, you can take the best price and guarantee your seat.
You will receive a professional and friendly service from start to finish.
Istanbul to Cappadocia tour prices varies depending on the season, service quality and demand density.
You can be sure that you’ll take the best service. And as we cut out the middle-men, you always pay the lowest price with a great value for money.
Payment: 30% of the total amount will be charged just after the confirmation. The rest could be paid on the tour day.
What’s Included in the tour
- All hotel/airport transfers as specified
- Round Trip airfare
- Professional English speaking guide
- Transportation provided on an air-conditioned, nonsmoking vehicle
- All entrance fees
- Lunches & breakfasts
- 2 nights accommodation in a 4 star hotel or a cave hotel
Istanbul to Cappadocia 3 Days Tour Booking Form
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