The area of Cappadocia belongs to the inner Anatolian plateau and is surrounded on all sides by mountains. In between lies a landscape of oppressive beauty. With our Cappadocia tour from Istanbul, you will be able to go the best spots of the Cappadocia region.
In the heart of Anatolia, between Nevsehir, Kayseri, and Nigde the plateau with tuff was about 3 million years ago by volcanic eruptions covered, a soft stone of lava, ash, and mud. Wind and rain have it created a surrealistic landscape of bizarre rock formations and canyons, ranging in color from bright red to yellow-ocher-brownish tones to gray-green. One feels transported as in a bizarre lunar landscape.
Pasabag Valley (Monk Valley)
Goreme Open Air Museum
05:00 am – Our staff will come to your hotel in Istanbul and you will be transferred to the airport in Istanbul.
07:00 am – Your flight time has come. You will fly to Cappadocia from Istanbul. (Flight time can be changed according to the airline companies.)
08:00 am – You will arrive at Kayseri or Nevsehir Airpot. After the arrival time, our staff will come to pick you up. And you will be transferred to the tour area in Cappadocia.
When you arrive in the tour area, our Cappadocia tour will be started. Our first destination will be the Devrent Valley. You will have time to discover the area. After that, we will go to Monk Valley (Pasabaglari). This area is famous for fairy chimneys (Example of mushroom-shaped rocks). When we are done in the valley, we will go to Avanos by Red River. Avanos is famous for the clay pottery designs.
We will take a lunch break after the Avanos trip. We will go to a local restaurant for lunch. After the lunch, our Cappadocia tour will continue. We will go to the famous Goreme Open Air Museum. You can see the highlights of Cappadocia in the museum. We will drive to the Uchisar Castle. You will see the volcanic valleys from the Uchisar Castle.
At the end of the Cappadocia tour from Istanbul, you will be transferred to the airport according to your flight details.
19:50 pm – You will fly to Istanbul from Cappadocia. (Flight time can be changed according to airline companies.)
21:00 pm – When you arrive at the airport in Istanbul, our staff will come to pick you up from there. You will be transferred to your hotels in Istanbul.
Departure Time: 05:00
Returning Time: 21:00
Please note that, times can be changed according to your flights.
Inclusion & Exclusion
Cappadocia is located in the middle of Turkey. And this place has 100.000 population. Cappadocia is one of the best cities to go in Turkey. There are so many tourists that come to Cappadocia and visit.
It can be reached by air by motorway and by hitchhiking. There are thousands of young people that stop by Cappadocia during their journey, so as you can imagine it is a fascinating and unique attraction for most people.
Its history dates back to Paleolithic times which refers to old stone age. Its name is also amazing; which means land of beautiful horses. As you can realize, there used to be lots of farms breeding horses that were really awesome. There still exists some farms that you can visit or take a tour but not as many as when compared to the past of course.
Once Hittites lived in these amazing formed rocks and then it became one of the most significant places for Christians in which Christians lived that were escaping from the pressure of Roman Empire. Actually, The city Cappadocia consists of mainly Nevşehir and partly Kayseri, Aksaray, Niğde, and Kırşehir. These cities have boundaries to each other.
This fantastic city hosted many civilizations such as Assyrians, Phrygians except Hittites. When you travel this city you will come across many traces of these great civilizations and we believe you will be fascinated and amazed.
The most important towns in Cappadocia: Urgup(Kayakapi), Goreme(Göreme Open Air Museum), Ihlara Valley, Selime, Guzelyurt, Uchisar, Cavusin, Ortahisar, Mustafapasa, Avanos and Zelve open air museum. Among the underground cities worth seeing are Derinkuyu Underground Town, Kaymakli Underground Town, Gaziemir, and Ozkonak. Hot-air ballooning is very popular in Cappadocia and is available in Goreme. Trekking is enjoyed in Ihlara Valley, Monastery Valley (Guzelyurt).
Goreme, the heart of Cappadocia is situated just in the middle of Cappadocia. It is the most visited place in Cappadocia, it attracts many visitors because you can see the rock formations or fairy chimneys even in the streets while you are strolling.
The most important place to see in Goreme is the Open Air Museum. As you can imagine all fairy chimneys and big rocks are spread all over this museum. In the museums, you can see old historical churches that date back to 4th century when Christians lived.
50 million years ago Cappadocia was a sea. After the volcanic activities, the sea is drained. And also, with the wind effect, the soft rocks has become. Devrent Valley is located in the Avanos area. All the people that come to here called this place as Imaginary Valley. When the sunset time comes, the color of ping covers this valley.
Monk Valley (Pasabag Valley)
Pasabag Valley (known as Monk Valley ) is one of the important places in the Cappadocia. You can walk between the famous fairy chimneys. You can observe how fairy chimneys became when you walk and explore the area. You will want to go every road that will you see in the valley. Because every angle of the valley is beautiful.
Avanos is a small county of Nevsehir. There are so many pottery workshops in Avanos. The population of this county is 35.000. Generally, tourists come to this place for watching the masters of the pottery.
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