Treasures of Cappadocia / Post (Land Only)
Challenge the limits of your imagination exploring the land of fairies!
Our representative will welcome you at Istanbul Port for your private transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport to take the domestic flight to Kayseri / Nevsehir to start out on your exclusive expedition to Cappadocia. Arriving in Kayseri / Nevsehir, you will continue on your deluxe minivan to reach the very heart of the most fascinating region of Turkey. Cappadocia will thrill you with its unique landscapes formed by erosions of winds and water. You will carry on to your rock-carved hotel where your private guide will assist you with the check-in procedures and settle you in your room for some rest before tomorrow’s touring.
You will attend this evening the captivating ceremony of Whirling Dervishes, who were the mystic philosophers of 13th century, organized in the enchanting atmosphere of Saruhan, 13th century caravanseraglio.
This morning you will enjoy an unforgettable memory of Cappadocia: Hot air ballooning over the nature-formed valleys. You will be collected from your hotel approximately at 5.30 am to head to the selected launch site for your hot air ballooning experience. Concluding your experience, celebrate the joy of viewing Cappadocia from the air with a glass of champagne and return to your hotel approximately by 8.30 am.
Your exploration of the region will begin with theMonastic Center of Goreme. Through an extensive tour of the Monastic Center that currently functions as an open-air museum, you will have the opportunity to see some of the very well preserved rock-hewn churches such as Dark Church andBuckle Church decorated with colorful Byzantine frescoes depicting biblical scenes. Your next stop is Kaymakli Underground City, a subterranean settlement composed of troglodytic cave dwellings, where early Christians lived protecting themselves from invaders. While you drive through Ortahisar before returning to your hotel, you will enjoy taking pictures of gorgeous valleys with rustic colors, fairy chimneys and many other conic rock formations like the Three Beauties that locals have created many legends about. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Waking up to pamper yourself with a delicious breakfast watching the awesome views of rock formations, you will set off to see and maybe even to make it to the top of the rock-carved natural citadel of Uchisar to enjoy a superb view of the region. You will then walk through the valley of Zelve that was a town composed of hundreds of rock-carved houses occupied until 1942. Touring Pasabag Valley, you will adore the view of these tower-shaped hermitages that look as if they have been sculptured by contemporary artists! Women of Cappadocia are known for their talent in handicrafts and have been weaving the finest rugs of Turkish folk arts in the region for many centuries. Today, you will have the chance of visiting one of the local weaving courses where you can blend with the local Cappadocian people and see how they compose their “woven poetry”! Another major site of interest in the region is Avanos, the famous town of Cappadocia that was established by the Hittites on the riverbanks of Halys River. Making use of the red clay that is obtained from the shores of this famous river, Hittites created outstanding examples of pottery ware and used potters wheel as early as 2nd millennia BC. You will visit the studio of one of the famed pottery artists and observe his interactive workshop of creating masterpieces of pottery and ceramics. You will conclude your touring in Cappadocia and take the late afternoon flight back to Istanbul to connect to your international flight and bid farewell to Turkey.
- Escorted private airport transfers in Cappadocia.
- One-way escorted private transfer from Istanbul Port to Istanbul Airport.
- Services of an English-speaking professional private tour guide for touring.
- Transportation by deluxe A/C non-smoking minivan throughout the program.
- All entrance and parking fees for the sightseeing mentioned in the program.
- Whirling Dervishes Ceremony.
- Hot air balloon flight – Queen Flight (1 hour).
- Round-trip domestic flight tickets for Istanbul-Kayseri/Nevsehir & Kayseri/Nevsehir-Istanbul.
- Complimentary refreshments throughout the journeys on the vehicle.
- Travel kits with map, guidebook, useful information sheet, stamped postcards and bookmark.
- Meals & Beverages
- Honorary gratuities for the guide and driver.
- Personal expenses.
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