3 Days Tour Cappadocia Tour Konya Tour Spend 3 days seeing some of the must see sites in Turkey. Soar over the fairy chimneys as the sunrises from a hot air balloon in Cappadocia. Explore the underground cities and the…
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3 Days Tour Cappadocia Tour Konya Tour Spend 3 days seeing some of the must see sites in Turkey. Soar over the fairy chimneys as the sunrises from a hot air balloon in Cappadocia. Explore the underground cities and the stunning frescoes at the Open Air Museum. Visit the Mevlana Museum in Konya. Get to see a live Whirling Dervish show. Don’t miss the chance to see some once in a lifetime places!
About Cappadocia & Konya, Your Turkey Tour Destination
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!
Konya is one of the oldest cities in the world. Originally known as Iconium, the city dates back to the 3rd millennium B.C. Following the collapse of the Hittite empire, the Phrygians took up residence here. Over the years, as the Greeks began to expand their empire, the city eventually became a Greek city-state. There are ancient Greek ruins that can still be viewed in the city today. Eventually, the Roman empire came to power, and Emperor Hadrian raised the status of the city to a colony. In 1072, the city was taken from the Byzantine empire by the Seljuq Turks and it is under their rule that the city had its heyday. They renamed it Konya and made it their capital. With the Seljuqs came a series of enlightened rulers who were patrons of art. Sultan Alaadin Kay Qubad I invited the Muslim Sufi Rumi to settle in Konya. He went on to found a group of worshippers called Mevleviye who would later be known as the Whirling Dervishes. His remains are entombed in Konya to this day. After the decline of the Seljuqs, the city was eventually annexed in to the Ottoman Empire in 1467. The city experienced a resurgence in 1896 due to a rail line that connected Istanbul to Baghdadand passed through Konya. Nowadays, tourists flock to the area to visit the Mevlana Museum and if they’re lucky, see a dervish performance.
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Istanbul-Cappadocia by plane and day trip of Southern Cappadocia -Green Tour(L)Our driver will pick you up at 4:00 AM and take you to the airport for a one-hour flight to Cappadocia. Upon your arrival, our driver will be waiting to pick you up and take you to our office in Goreme town. From there you will join the South Cappadocia Tour. You'll begin your tour with a visit to Derinkuyu Underground City before continuing on to the Ihlara Valley. After a pleasant stroll through a section of the gorge, you will stop for lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant. From there, you will continue on to Selime Monastery and explore the rock formations that the Monks called home. You're next stop is Pigeon Valley for a spectacular view and photo op. Your last stop will be at an onyx factory to learn how it's made. When the tour is finished, our guide will drop you at your hotel. You will be staying in Holiday Cave Hotel or similar. The rest of the evening is free to rest or explore.
Day trip of Northern Cappadocia and 3 Hour bus trip to Konya (B,L)If you choose to add on the optional hot air balloon ride, you'll be picked up at 4:30 AM and taken to the balloon site where you will watch the balloons be blown up and prepared for departure. You'll enjoy a one-hour hot air balloon ride over the landscape of Cappadocia as the sun rises. Once the balloon ride is finished, our guide will take you back to your hotel where you can enjoy breakfast before your next tour. Our guide will pick you up from your hotel at 9:30 AM for a tour of the North side of Cappadocia. Your first stop will be at Uchisar Castle, which is one of the best views in the area. Next, you'll visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and take in the stunning frescoes. For lunch, you will be stopping in Avanos at a traditional Anatolian restaurant. Following lunch, you'll make short stops for photo ops at the beautifully scenic landscapes of Pasabag Monk's Valley, Devrent Valley and the Urgup Fairy Chimneys. Before returning to your hotel, you'll stop at a traditional kick wheel pottery factory and see a demonstration. If you're lucky, you may even get to try it yourself! At the end of the tour, our driver will take you to the bus station for a three-hour bus ride to Konya. Once you arrive, our driver will pick you up and take you to your hotel.
Day trip of Konya - Flight from Konya to Istanbul (B,L)Following breakfast at your hotel, our guide will pick you up at 9:00 AM for a full day Konya tour. Your first stop will be at the Mevlana Museum in Konya City Center. From there, you'll go to Selimiye Mosque and have a Panoramic city tour. Lunch will be served at a traditional Turkish restaurant. After lunch, you'll have a bit of free time to explore the city on your own. At the end of the tour, our driver will take you to the airport for a one-hour flight to Istanbul. Once you arrive, our driver will pick you up and take you to your hotel.
Round trip flight tickets with taxes
All airport transfers
3 Day tour (Tour guide,Lunch,transportation (max 15 pax) and all entrance fees
1 Night Cave Boutique hotel with breakfast
1 Night hotel in Konya city centre with breakfast
Vegetarian Meal available
All meals mentioned in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
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