2 Day Cappadocia Extension
An Amazing Cappadocia Adventure for your pre/post Istanbul Visit
DAY 1 - ISTANBUL/ KAYSERI/ CAPPADOCIA
UTS - United Travel’s Private Guide will meet you at the lobby of the hotel at 8 am, for your private transfer to the Istanbul Airport for Turkish Airlines flight (ETD 09:50 / ETA 11:10) to Kayseri to start your adventure in Cappadocia for an experience of a life time. Upon your arrival in Kayseri Airport, you will enjoy your comfortable ride for one and a half hour as UTS’ English speaking lecturer/guide briefs you on the historical and natural marvels of this fascinating region.
The day’s experience will start by visiting Red Valley for a promenade on turf in between the FAIRY CHIMNEYS, hailing “Mother nature” as “the most creative artist of the World”, for these spectacular rock formations. Another cultural experience, unique to this region, is a visit to the group of young village girls from all over Cappadocia, at their “Art School”, where they happily learn to become masters of the national art of weaving Turkish carpets and kilims to be able to contribute to their traditional dowry, before they get married.
At the end of the tour, you will be escorted to the Dere Cave Suites.
If the velocity of the wind will be suitable today, it will be an early bird departure with your lecturer/guide from the hotel for a formidable “Balloon Adventure” over the enchanting “lunar landscape” of Cappadocia, to hail the slowly rising sun, with a glass of champagne. The balloon ride over Cappadocia at sunrise is an experience of a lifetime, with all the excitement of seeing from above, the farthest “fairy chimneys” of the vast region, as a lunar landscape, only possible in one’s fantasies.
You will then return to your hotel for a leisurely buffet breakfast, before you are ready for a new day in Cappadocia, with other “fun” experiences and wonderful cultural “surprises”.
The day’s tour will start with an unforgettable visit to the Valley of GÖREME that houses the “OPEN AIR MUSEUM OF ROCK CARVED CHURCHES”, built by the early Christians there, hiding from the persecution of the Roman soldiers. Due to the incredibly beautiful frescoes, adorning the walls of these early churches of Christianity carved into volcanic rocks, CAPPADOCIA’s famous Open Air Museum has been included in UNESCO’s WORLD Heritage List, as one of the cultural Wonders of the World.
Lunch will be served at the Alaturca Restaurant.
At the end of the tour you will be transferred to your hotel.
DAY 3 - CAPPADOCIA – KAYSERI / ISTANBUL
UTS’s English Speaking Guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel at 7 am for your private transfer to Kayseri Airport to take your flight to Istanbul. (ETD 0900 / ETA 1030) Upon arrival in Istanbul, you will be connecting your outbound flight departing not before 12:30 pm.
To book this tour, please contact UTS – Turkey Team