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Cappadocia: Small-Group Cappadocia Green Tour

1. Cappadocia: Small-Group Cappadocia Green Tour

Get picked up from your accommodation by your guide and head out on a small-group tour through Cappadocia. Start with a stop at Goreme Panorama, a scenic viewpoint that presents you with the expansive vista formed by the city below and the stunning rocky hills that back it. Then, drive to Kaymaklı Underground City to learn firsthand how early Christians protected and defended themselves from persecutions and invasions for centuries. Hike through Turkey's largest canyon, which features over 2,670 different plants that thrive in the valley's microclimate. Afterward, make the 1.5-hour drive to Ihlara Canyon for a 3.8 km hike along the river and through the area's beautiful nature. After the hike, satisfy your appetite with lunch at a local restaurant in Belisırma. Then visit Selime Monastery, the biggest religious building in Cappadocia with a cathedral-size church. Before returning you to your hotel, your guide will stop at Pigeon Valley, the best photo spot in all of Cappadocia.

From Istanbul: Cappadocia Highlights 2-Day Tour with Balloon

2. From Istanbul: Cappadocia Highlights 2-Day Tour with Balloon

Discover Cappadocia on a 2-day tour from Istanbul that includes round-trip flights and an overnight stay at a boutique hotel. See the fascinating Göreme Open Air Museum, watch a pottery demonstration, and marvel at the dainty Urgup fairy chimneys. Day 1Begin with a pre-dawn pickup at your Istanbul hotel and head to the airport for an early flight to Cappadocia. After landing in Cappadocia, drive to your boutique hotel before beginning your tour of Cappadocia. First, stop at the Uçhisar Castle viewpoint for 360-degree views of the valleys below. Spot Mt. Erciyes and the eerie cave dwellings in Uchisar Valley. Continue to the famous Göreme Open Air Museum to visit the ancient villages and monasteries cut into the rock itself. Next, head to the rock city of Love Valley, and explore the fascinating buildings built into the rock. Stop in Avonos for lunch (included) before watching the experts at work at a pottery demonstration. Drive by the delicate fairy chimneys made of rock in PaşabağıValley before turning into Devrent Valley. Finish your day with a visit to Urgup to see its fairy chimneys and to visit a carpet factory before spending the night in your hotel. Day 2 Start your day before dawn with a pickup from your hotel to your hot-air balloon experience. Board a hot-air balloon and marvel at the valleys and rock formations below as the sun rises. Around 8:00 A.M., return to your hotel for a break before heading out for your day tour. Begin with a panoramic view of Göreme, followed by a visit to the mysterious Derinkugu Underground City, constructed as a temporary shelter against invasions and raids. Next, enjoy a short hike in the picturesque Ihlara Valley, followed by a lunch break (included) in Belisirma village. After lunch, stop at the Yaprakhisar viewpoint for a stunning view of Selime Monastery before heading to Pigeon Valley for an onyx demonstration. In the evening, return to Kayseri Airport for your return flight back to Istanbul and your hotel there.

Hot Air Balloon and Best of Cappadocia Region Tour

3. Hot Air Balloon and Best of Cappadocia Region Tour

Combine an iconic Cappadocia hot air balloon ride with a day trip to the region's top sights with this day trip. Step back in time as you explore ancient sites like the the Goreme Open Air Museum, Uhicsar, and the mushroom houses of the Pasabag Valley.  Start your day bright and early with a complimentary pickup service that will take you to your hot air balloon tour. Feel the thrill of lifting off from the ground and take in the stunning panoramic views of Cappadocia from above as the sky is filled with other balloons.  Transfer back to your hotel momentarily before being picked up again for your full day trip in Cappadocia. Relax on the drive to the Goreme Open Air Museum where you can admire this uniquely-shaped ancient complex of churches cut into volcanic rock. Enjoy the fantastical rock formations in the lunar-like Devrent Valley, the mushroom shaped ruins in the Pasabag Valley, and the castle built into the rocks of Uhicsar. Visit the village of Avanos before returning to your hotel at the end of your tour. 

From Nevsehir: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Hotel Transfer

4. From Nevsehir: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Hotel Transfer

Witness the unique beauty of Cappadocia from above in a hot air balloon. Soar above the fairy chimneys and incredible volcanic formations and in a safe, comfortable hot air balloon. Be picked up from your accommodation in Nevsehir and make your way to Cappadocia, Marvel at the otherworldly landscape of this unique location and board your hot air balloon. Feel at ease as your ride is managed by experienced pilots. Relax as you rise high into the sky and soak up the panoramic views of the Turkish countryside. Enjoy a smooth glide over the fairy chimneys and houses built into rocks for an experience like no other. After landing, be returned to your accommodation.

Göreme: Full-Day Red Cappadocia Tour

5. Göreme: Full-Day Red Cappadocia Tour

Your experience begins as you are picked up from your hotel. From there, begin by visiting the Derinkuyu Underground City - the biggest underground city in the region. As you discover this vast underground region, learn how it was used as a shelter for great lengths of time during invasions. From there, explore the volcanic crater lake of Narli Gol, before advancing to Ihlara Canyon. Whilst at the canyon, enjoy a pleasant and easy 4-kilometer hike alongside a beautiful stream which runs all the way through the middle. Belisirma Village is next on your agenda, where you can appreciate the authentic unspoiled village life and enjoy lunch. Following lunch you stop by Selime - a surreal ancient monastic site which boasts great panoramic views over the Ihlara Valley. At the conclusion of your experience, your guide drops you off to your hotel.

Cappadocia: Secrets Day Tour

6. Cappadocia: Secrets Day Tour

Explore the lesser-known locations in Cappadocia on this day-long guided tour. Start your excursion with pickup from your hotel before heading to Soganli Village. After a 1-hour drive, you’ll arrive at this abandoned village full of ancient cave churches—you’ll be captivated by the surreal landscapes of this off-the-beaten-path destination. Then, drive to the Sobesos Excavation Site, where a Roman city is currently being uncovered. Admire its one-of-a-kind floral mosaics that have only recently been discovered. Next, you’ll go to Keslik Monastery, a cave church that dates from approximately the 7th to 13th century. See where hermits and monks lived and practiced their religion and let the calming atmosphere of the cave relax you.   Your driver will then take you to Sinassos, where you’ll see an old Greek village that was abandoned and re-inhabited after 1927. Sit down to lunch at a local restaurant before your driver takes you to the Red Valley for a 2-hour hike. Explore in depth and up close the unique and whimsical landscapes of Cappadocia with your guide before being transferred back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Avanos

Private excursion, a little special. Our guide, Bulten, did not have the program for the day, described as on the Get Your Guide site. He therefore offered us several tours available depending on what we wanted to see/do and what we had already visited. We therefore chose the "blue circuit" which is the one that came closest to the description of Get Your Guide. Our guide was great, he taught us a lot. The discovery of a less touristy part of Cappadocia was very interesting.

One of the best tours that I had . My family had great time . The hot balloon was amazing The company was by the Universal balloon ride . The team was amazing ( everyone ) from the pick up to the drop off . The day tour by our tour guide Gulbahar was outstanding. She was so knowledgeable, enthusiastic: I don’t think I saw any tour guide in my life love his work as Gulbahar does. This activity combination worth the money and you will have it all

An excellent tour, and an excellent discovery. The program is well thought out, the guide knows his work very well, always smiling and seeks the interest of the client without harassing him with the sales this… the places we discovered were rich in culture and full of surprises awaited us . The bus was perfect. Many thanks to the guide Jalal (teamJ)

I really loved this tour. Our guide was so friendly and knowledgeable. The nature walk along the river was especially memorable. We even had an opportunity to put our feet in the water while having a coffee. The monastery was also very beautiful. Would highly recommend.

The tours were great and Stoneland travel did a great job setting up it all, being available for any questions at all times on WhatsApp and helping with extra travel arrangements while we were in town.