1. Turkey
  2. Kaymakli Underground City

Two Days in Fairyland Cappadocia

Product ID: 198091
Enjoy a guided two-day tour and travel back to the mysterious Hittite Empire. Discover wealthy Roman and Ottoman Empire ruins on this tour through the region's most spectacular landmarks.
About this activity
Duration: 2 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Turkish, English

Pickup included

Pickup available from any hotel in Cappadocia
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy epic views of the volcanic landscape
  • Visit cave churches at the Goreme Open Air Museum
  • Experience staying in a cave hotel
  • Discover local handmade pottery, carpets, and wine
  • Choose to experience a unique hot air balloon ride
Full description
• Day one:
Book an early morning flight to Cappadocia (either to Kayseri Airport or Nevsehir Airport) in such a way to land at the airport before or around 8:00 AM at the latest. The local partner will organize the shuttle transfer to your hotel in Cappadocia accordingly. Your guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel at around 9:30 AM-10:00 AM.

Visit the Devrent Imagination Valley and take a walk through this lunar landscape where different rock formations can be seen. Then see the fairy chimneys at Pasabaglari. In Avanos, watch a pottery demonstration with the Hittite technique. Take a break for lunch and then head to the Uchisar Rock Castle, which is the highest point in the region and a great spot to see the sunset.

Continue to Esentepe for panoramic views of the Goreme Valley and the Goreme Open Air Museum of rock-cut churches, frescoes, and a monastery. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel for your overnight stay in Cappadocia.

• Day two:
On the second day, you can choose to take an early morning hot air balloon flight over the incredible landscape and see the fairy chimneys from above. After, be collected at your hotel and head to the Kaymakli Underground City. See how people lived in this multi-level city complete with stables, kitchens, storage chambers, and winemaking rooms.

Visit the Soganli Valley for a relaxing 3-kilometer walk through the valley of Byzantine period rock tombs. Then explore Sobesos, which has a Roman Bath from the fifth century and mosaics and graves from the Byzantine Empire Period. Discover Taskinpasa Medresesi, an Ottoman theological school, and Mustafapasa with Ottoman and Greek architecture. After the tour, be transferred to Kayseri Airport to fly back to Istanbul or another part of Turkey.
Includes
  • Pick up and drop-off
  • Airport transfers
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Domestic or international flight tickets
  • Hot air balloon flight
  • Entrance fee to the Dark Church in the Goreme Open Air Museum
  • Drinks at lunch
  • Gratuities (optional but customary)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Please note that the hot air balloon flight may be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions
Customer reviews
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This was an excellent tour! The guide, Tarik, was one of the best I’ve had. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about the region and it’s history. This was the perfect tour to see the highlights of Cappadocia at a good pace. I never felt rushed or overwhelmed. The hotel was very clean and comfortable. It felt very luxurious, especially for the price. I did have to reach out to the tour company once I booked, because they were not proactive in contacting me. Also, some of what was conveyed in the tour description was a bit confusing and inaccurate, but we discussed it ahead of time and I hope they’ll update that. For instance, the description made it sound like they would arrange an airport transfer from your hotel in Istanbul. This is not the case. You must get to Cappadocia yourself and the tour services begin once you’re there. Once we got past these initial hurdles though, everything was wonderful.

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March 11, 2020

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Rock Valley Travel

Product ID: 198091