3 Days / 2 Nights Cappadocia Tour: Day 1.
The guide will pick you up at the hotel between 4am and 4:45am depending on hotel location. Around 8am there is a first stop for breakfast on the way to Akseki. You are recommended to order a lunch box at the hotel one day before the departure. On the way to Cappadocia there are some rest stops to make your journey more comfortable. After lunch in Konya, be ready for the real masterpiece – Saratli underground city (Kirkgoz) which has 7 levels, around 40 rooms, a wine cellar, barn, water well, etc. Feel deep history and get a unique experience walking through the corridors of this underground city. On arrival to the Cappadocia region you will stop at a scenic spot to enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Cappadocian valleys. Then you will go to a hotel, have dinner and rest after a long day of driving and exploring. Hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia before sunrise is optional (extra charge).
Your second day will start with an open buffet breakfast at the hotel. Then be ready to discover the most beautiful valleys of Cappadocia (Devrent, Pasabag, Goreme). You will stop in different places to make photos and walk through amazing fairy chimneys naturally shaped like animals, giant mushrooms, etc. Then you will visit Uchisar castle and Pigeon valley. After lunch at a restaurant with a great panoramic view you will drive to Cavusin village to explore the rock cut houses and churches. Next you will visit an onyx factory and a carpet shop. If you wish you can buy some souvenirs or handmade carpets. Last stop before coming back to the hotel is Love valley with huge rock formations. After dinner at the hotel you can rest or visit ‘Turkish Night’ folklore dance show or ‘Whirling Dervishes’ sema ceremony (optional for an extra charge).
After breakfast at the hotel you will check out and drive to the pottery town, Avanos. You will stop nearby Kizilirmak River to take nice photos. Meaning ‘Red river’ in Turkish it is the longest river within the whole country. You will visit a traditional pottery workshop and see the demonstration on how a piece is made. You can even try to make your own pottery there. Then it is time to begin the return journey to your resort. You will have one more stop near Urgup town to see the symbol of Cappadocia - amazing fairy chimneys known as ‘The three beauties’. On the way to Aksaray you will have a lunch break at a local restaurant and some rest stops throughout the journey. Approximate time of arrival at the hotel is 7pm.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up at the hotel.
Duration: 3 days.
Pick-up time: Between 4pm and 4:45am on the 1st day.
Drop off time: Approximately at 7pm on the last day.
Languages: English, German.
Others: Included: 2 nights’ accommodation at 4* hotel on half board basis (breakfast and dinner), professional guide.
Not included: hot air balloon ride, Turkish night and Dervish show, lunches, drinks, entrance fees to Goreme Open-air museum and the underground city.