4 Days Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul
Did you know that the name Cappadocia is derived from the Persian word Katpaktukya which means‘the land of beautiful horses?’ Now you know. Cappadocia is one of Turkey’s most popular natural wonders. We provide daily tours from Istanbul to Cappadocia and back both by bus or plane and up to four days tour for those who want to fully explore the wonders of Cappadocia.
On the first day, we will visit the popular Devrent Valley. Fairy chimneys are what make Cappadocia popular and the Devrent valley is where to find them. The valley is filled with natural carvings that resemble animals and you if you carefully look at them with a free mind, you will create lots of images in your mind. We will then visit the Paşabağ (Monks’) Valley where you will have an opportunity to practice pottery making before proceeding to Göreme open air museum. We will then visit the highest region in Cappadocia which is Uçhisar Castle then head for dinner and accommodation at a hotel.
On day two, we will first go to Hospital monastery which is a church that some people believe the monks who lived there made medicine that healed the locals. We will then walk into the Red Valley (Kızılçukur Valley) which is known for its stunning red-rose coloured rocks. The valley is more fascinating in the evening as you can have a glorious view of the sunset in the evening. The valley is also a great place to go hiking and horse riding.
Between Avanos and Göreme lies the beautiful village of Çavuşin where we will go next. Çavuşin village has beautiful old churches as well as great hiking experience. From there, we will head to Kaymaklı which is the widest underground city in Cappadocia. We will then walk around viewing the rock formations in Çatalkaya and enjoy a wonderful view of the fairy chimneys from Esentepe village. We will close the day by visiting the Pigeon Valley.
We will start day three by visiting Derinkuyu Underground City which also happens to be the deepest one sitting hundreds of feet below the earth surface. We will then visit the fascinating churches and monasteries in the Ihlara Valley. After lunch at Belisırma, we will visit the Yaprakhisar and Selime. Selime monastery has a cathedreal sized church and is actually the largest religious structure in the region carved into the soft rocks.
To wrap up the Cappadocia tour, we will start by visiting Mustafa Paşa on day four. This place was inhabited by the Greek Orthodox families up to the beginning of the 20th century. Next, we will walk through the Damsa Lake and visit the Keşlik and Archangelos monasteries. After lunch, we will visit Soğanlı. If lucky enough, we will have the opportunity to see the local women baking bread.
From there, we will drive to Taşkınpaşa then to Cemil where you will see the famous Greek Church (Zalela) which was built just before the Word war 2. In the evening, you will take a flight from Kayseri/Nevşehir or night bus from Ürgüp to İstanbul.
|Number of Guest||By Plane||By Bus|
|Per Pax in Double||€705||€475|
|Per Pax in Triple||€695||€465|