ISTANBUL TO CAPPADOCIA
Pick up from the Wanderlust Travel office located in Sultanahmet at 06:30 p.m. and transfer to the main bus station. Take an overnight bus to Cappadocia at 08:30 p.m. It takes around 11 hours to get there with the stops for the needs.
Arrival in the bus station early in the morning and transfer to the hotel so as to leave the luggages. Pick up from the hotel at 10:00 a.m. and time to visit the North Cappadocia region.
Must see points in the region!
The Goreme Open Air Museum, is one of Turkey's Unesco World Heritage sites, First an important Byzantine monastic settlement that housed some 20 monks, then a pilgrimage site from the 17th century, this splendid cluster of monastic Byzantine artistry with its rock-cut churches, chapels and monasteries is 1km uphill from Göreme's centre.
The Uchisar Castle, This tall volcanic-rock outcrop is one of Cappadocia's most prominent landmarks and visible for miles around. Riddled with tunnels, it was used for centuries by villagers as a place of refuge when enemy armies overtook the surrounding plains.
Pasabag three-headed fairy chimneys, Paşabağ contains some of the most striking fairy chimneys in Cappadocia with twin and even triple rock caps - formations that are unique even for Cappadocia! Locals refer to them as the mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys.
Avanos Pottery Town, It is well known throughout the country and abroad for the red clay products made by locals. Hundreds of the village men are skilled in making pots, plates, wine holders, and even ashtrays and chess sets. They are pottery masters and their skills have mostly been handed down from generation to generation.
Urgup town, with conical shaped body and a boulder on top of it. Three Graces(Üç Güzeller) are the brilliant three fairy chimneys.
Devrent Imagination Valley, the small fairy chimneys in the valley form a lunar landscape, or moonscape, by their strange look. The valley has many animal shaped rocks. It looks like a sculpture zoo made by nature.
ISTANBUL TO CAPPADOCIA
Pick up from the hotel early in the morning a.m. to do one hour balloon flight over Cappadocia. End of the flight transfer to the hotel. Breakfast served at the hotel. Pick up from the hotel at 10:00 a.m. to visit South Cappadocia.
Must see points in the region:
Kızılçukur, It is a must visit in Cappadocia as the orchards, vineyards, rock churches and fairy chimneys all blend together to create an unforgettable landscape.
Kaymakli Underground City, the widest, enchanting, one of the most famous and wonderful underground city in Cappadocia You will see ventilation shafts, and a winery, the massive stone doors, a food storage room, and various other large rooms and small tunnels.
Çavuşin, The old village, which was abandoned several decades ago due to rock falls, was all carved into the hillside. The inhabitants of Çavuşin lived in houses which were cut into a massive rock wall.
Pigeon Valley, The name comes from the thousands of pigeon houses that have been carved into the soft tuff since ancient times. Although they can be found throughout Cappadocia, they are especially numerous in this valley. They were carved wherever space allowed, including abandoned cave houses and churches.
Esentepe View Point, Overlooking the small, quaint town of Goreme and Pigeon Valley, Esentepe Viewpoint is one of the favorite places in Cappadocia.
Çatalkaya, explore the rock formations in Çatalkaya!
End of the tour transfer to the bus station and take an overnight bus back to Istanbul at 08:00 p.m.
Arrival in Istanbul bus station early in the morning and get the free shuttle of the bus company which will take you to your next destination.
Bus Tickets & Bus Transportations,
Accommodation with breakfast,
Tours with lunch,
Professional Licenced English&Spanish Speaking Guidance,
Service Charges & Local Taxes.
Drinks at lunch
Tips and gratuities