Cappadocia Tour From Izmir – Visit one of the most popular cities in Turkey! Watch the sunset at dawn from a hot air balloon. Stay in one of the famous cave hotels. Explore the underground cities. Visit the Open Air…
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Cappadocia Tour From Izmir – Visit one of the most popular cities in Turkey! Watch the sunset at dawn from a hot air balloon. Stay in one of the famous cave hotels. Explore the underground cities. Visit the Open Air Museum and marvel at the frescoes. Take a stroll through the Ihlara Valley. Taste the local wines of the region. If your visiting Turkey, you absolutely must see Cappadocia.
About Cappadocia, Your Turkey Tour Destination
Cappadocia Tour :
Cappadocia is one of the most popular destinations in Turkey. The area’s daily hot air balloon rides at sunrise have become something of legend and people flock here to get the best photos. The “fairy chimney” rock formations that make up the landscape were formed thousands of years ago as a result of volcanic eruptions. The earliest documented settlers here were the Hittites around 2,500 BC. Over the next few thousand years, control over the region passed between the Assyrians, Phrygians, Lydians and Persians before finally coming under Roman rule around 17 AD. With the Romans came Christianity and communities started sprouting all over the region. During that time, people were being persecuted for following Christianity so they built underground cities and carved monasteries into the rock formations as a way to survive while still being able to practice their religion. In 1071, the Seljuq Turks took control over the region. It eventually was annexed into the rapidly growing Ottoman Empire after they defeated the Byzantines for control of the region in 1453. With the Ottomans came Islam and the area was converted.
Archeologists have uncovered the underground cities built by the early Christian settlers and the most famous is called Derinkuyu. The city is 18 stories deep and is open for visitors daily. However, for safety reasons, visitors can only tour the first 8 stories. Day tours of the area also include the Goreme Open Air Museum and Selime Monastery. Both are well-preserved monasteries carved into the rocks. Visitors can still see the frescoes painted on to the rock. Other highlights of the area include Uchisar Castle, a castle carved into a boulder with a stunning view of the region and the Ihlara Valley, a beautiful scenic gorge that is a treat to hike through.
A trip to Cappadocia isn’t complete with out a sunrise hot air balloon ride. However, in the past few years, their fame has skyrocketed and the balloons fill up fast. If you are unable to ride in one, the next best thing is to have breakfast at your hotel while the balloons fly overhead. The site of all of the balloons in the air is the next best thing!
If you’ve ever wanted to spend the night in a cave, then Cappadocia is the perfect place for you! Many of the hotels are carved into the rocks that line the landscape of the region. However, despite their cave-like appearance, they are all fully furnished with modern facilities. Don’t miss out on the unique experience of staying in one of these hotels.
Due to the volcanic tuff that covers the area, the land is quite fertile and the perfect condition to grow grapes! As a result, the region is also known for wine making. You can take tours of the wineries and see how Turkey’s wines compare to those around the world!
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Izmir to Cappadocia by plane and daily South Cappadocia (Green Tour) tour (L)We will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning and take you to the airport for a one hour flight from Izmir to Cappadocia. Once you arrive, we will pick you up from the airport and take you to our office in Goreme Town. From there we will pick you up at 9:30 for your South Cappadocia Tour. First, we will stop at the underground city of Derinkuyu and climb down through the 8 levels that are available for viewing. From there, we will hike through the famous Ilhara Valley before lunch. After lunch, we will visit Selime Monastery and see how the Monks lived before heading to Pigeon Valley for some excellent views. We will take you back to your hotel at the end of the tour and you will have free time for the rest of the night.
Daily North Cappadocia (Red) Tour /Flight from Cappadocia to Izmir or Istanbul (B, L)If you would like to do the hot air balloon, we will pick you up from your hotel around 5:30 in the morning. We will then take you to the balloon departure point. After you land, you will have a quick champagne toast before we take you back to your hotel. You will have time to have a quick breakfast before your tour begins. We will pick you up from your hotel at 9:30 for your North Cappadocia Tour. First, we will stop for a photo op at a vista point overlooking Uchisar Castle. Then, we will continue on to the Goreme Open Air Museum, followed by lunch in Avanos. After lunch, we will stop for a pottery demonstration. You will get a chance to try yourself! From there we will make short stops at Cavusin, Devrent where you will see some animal shaped rock formations, St. Monk's Valley with the mushroom shaped fairy chimneys and St. Simeon’s monk cell. We will drop you back at your hotel at the end of the tour. Depending on your flight time, we will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport. After a one hour flight to Izmir, we will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel.
Round trip flight tickets with taxes
All airport transfers
2 Day tour (Tour guide,Lunch,transportation (max 15 pax) and all entrance fees
Cave Boutique hotel with breakfast in Goreme town
Vegetarian Menu according to your wishes
All meals mentioned in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
Tips and international flight tickets
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