2 Day Tour to Cappadocia from Istanbul by flight including Red Tour, overnight at a boutique style hotel, hot air balloon ride and Green Tour.
1st Day: Catch the domestic flight from Istanbul Ataturk airport very early in the morning. Your journey will take around 1 hour and 25 minutes. Upon arrival to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport at the arrival gate our driver will hold a sign writen your name on. Drive to the Cappadocia area and check in to the boutique style hotel. Then meet your tour guide and join a Red Tour including the main attractions of Cappadocia. Visit Pasabag (Monks Valley) which is famous for the mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys with double and triple rock caps. Explore the lunar landscape at Devrent (Imagination) Valley; enjoy delicious lunch at a local restaurant and continue to the to Goreme, where is a worldwide famous open air museum located. There you will visit numerous rock-cut churches with incredible paintings on the walls and ceiling. Then drive to the old Greek vıillage Cavusin, watch live pottery demonstration in Avanos town, enjoy spectacular views of Uchisar castle. At the end of the tour you will be dropped off to the hotel. Overnight stay at Cappadocia.
2nd Day: Early in the morning enjoy hot air balloon ride over scenic Cappadocia. Pick up time from the hotel is 4:30 am in summer and 6:30 am in winter. Hot air balloon flight is an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Come back to your hotel and have breakfast. At about 9:30 am you will be picked up from the hotel for a Green Tour. Visit the famous Derinkuyu underground city. It is the deepest of the discovered underground cities in Cappadocia reaching the depth of about 85 meters. This multi-level underground city could accommodate approximately 20 000 people. After Derinkuyu explore Ihlara valley and Melendiz river. Ihlara valley is a 14 km long gorge made of the same soft volcanic rock found throughout the Cappadocia. Walk through the vineyards and pistachio trees, enjoy relaxing sounds of flowing water and all the way observe the rich fauna of an area. After hiking be ready for a delicious lunch at a restaurant over Melendiz river. Enjoy traditional Turkish foods cooked by the locals. The last place to visit is Selime Monastery, amazing huge fairy chimney. It is the biggest religious building in Cappadocia dating back to the 13th century. Selime monastery is a must-see place while you are in Cappadocia because of its size and interesting structure. After exploring this great place the tour finishes and you will drive to the airport. Fly from Kayseri / Nevsehir to Istanbul.