According the your international flight, we will arrange another flight ticket to Cappadocia (1 hour flight )
Pick up from Cappadocia airport than transfer to the Cappadocia cave hotel for 2 nights (Caverna Hotel Premium Caves or Elegance Cave Suite )
05.00-08.00 balloon tour ( We will try first morning because balloon doesnt fly every morning thats why any case of cancellition you will have antoher chance to try next day )
Sunrise Balloon Ride – 1 hour flight with Sunrise
This is the best way to start a day in Cappadocia,
The adventure starts almost 1,5 hour before the sunrise from your hotel. Our luxury minivans will pick you up from your hotel and than will bring you to the our office for light breakfast and registration.
During this time, Our pilots will check the weather condition for right take-off point. Instead of departuring every morning from the same point, we will take off according the wind direction and wind speed to make best flight.After take off point decision, you will go there by our minivans and you will watch the preaparing of the your balloon
The flight will be for 1 hour
And we will try to show you as possible as the best places according the weather condition. Also if all the weather conditions available, you will watch the sunrise as well and its usually possible.
Flight will be finish in different location than departure point. End of the landing balloon trailler and minivans will be there.
We will make tradational champagne celebration end of the flight and we will give you attendent certificate to remind you this adventure in your rest of life. Than our luxury minivans will take you to the your hotels.
09.30 pick up from your hotel for Cappadocia Green tour;
The first destination will be Göreme Panaroma where you can have one of the best view of the region. In that place, you will be informed by our guides about the region and the unique landscape.
Afterward you will visit Derinkuyu Underground City which is the biggest and deepest underground settelment so far. It has 8 levels and connected with narrow tunnels. You will visit Stalls,Storages,Church,Vinery,Kitchen and the other sections which are open for visitors. While you are visiting the sections, our guides will be giving you informations about the usage of them.
Then you will visit Selime Kathedral which is the biggest rock-cut Monastry of the region.And the landscape of the town which contains the Kathedral is keeping some similarities about Star Wars movies.
Next will be lunch in a local restaurant to have some local foods.After having the lunch you will hike beside Melendiz River in Ihlara Canyon. Totaly Canyon is 14 km but you will have the best part of it which is around 4 km and it takes almost 1 hour. Ihlara Canyon contains more than 100 churches and approximately 10.000 caves which are carved by early christian Monks.
Then you will have Pigeon Valley which is located in Uçhisar town to have one of the best panaromic view of the region. That site also covers lots of pigeon houses which are built by the ancient inhabitants of the region.
You will back to the hotel around 18.00
09.30 pick up from your hotel for another Cappadocia tour which is Red tour;
Here is the program that you will see;
The first stop is UÇHİSAR CASTLE which is the highest rock formation of the region. In the first destination you will be informed about unique formations of Cappadocia by your tour guide and after being informed you will have free time to explore that place by yourself.
The next destination is GÖREME OPEN AİR MUSEUM where you can see Rock-Cut Churches which are carved by early cristian monks. And the Churches of Cappadocia are also unique because of the tecnic that Cristians painted the walls. They are known as Frescoes which are mostly from 10th and 11th century. Our guides will give you information abaout Cristianty and Monastric Life of Cappadocia.
After visiting Open Air Museum the next stop will be Çavuşin which is the Old Greek Village to see old greek houses which are abandoned after Population Exchange in 1924.And then you will have
Lunch in Avanos town.Avanos is located on the banks of Red River (Kızılırmak) which is the longest river in Turkey. And it is famous for Pottery Works which started around 2nd milenium B.C by Hitites. You will have a tour in the town and then you will visit Pottery workshop to be inform about red clay work and ceramics. Even one of the masters will demonstrate you how they are making the pots with the ancient tecnic by free-hand.
Then you will visit Paşabağı where spectacular mushroom-shaped rock formations can be seen.Paşabağı is also called Monks Valley because of the Chapel of Saint Simeon which is located in the valley.
The next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also known as İmagination Valley. Valley contains many animal shaped rocks which are mostly in red colour. Some of the most frequent shapes are ; a Camel,a Lizard, an Owl,a Snake, a Chicken,a Hand, a Penguin but they can be changed by your own imagination.
The tour will be end around 16.00 and than we will take you to airport than catch flight back to the Istanbul
When you arrive Istanbul airport, we will take you hotel for 3 nights. ( You can choose; Nena Hotel or Rast Hotel )
08.00-16.00 İstanbul old city tour, pick up from hotel 08.00
We will take you these places;
15 centuries of art and history of this building standing among the masterpieces of world architecture and has been a symbol of Byzantine architecture with a large dome.This cathedral was used as a mosque during Ottomans and now serves as a museum. That is also the oldest cathedral of world.
First Roman Empire and than the Byzantine Empire was used until the 10th century as a sports center, hippodrome meeting, entertainment and excitement.
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, the architectural and artistic aspect is very different and important. Artwork has been used in more than 20,000 Iznik tiles. The tiles of traditional floral motifs in shades of yellow and blue decorations, the structure has moved beyond being just a place of worship. The worship of the mosque is 64 x 72 meters in size. The diameter of the central dome 43 meters in height is 23.5 meters. The interior of the mosque is illuminated with more than 200 colored glass.
This is the biggest and oldest bazaar in the world and includes; 66 street, 24 entrance door, 5 mosque and more than 4000 shops like rich collection of handmade carpets, jewelry, leather and souvenirs.
600 years of the Ottoman Empire, the palace was used as the administrative center of government for 400 years. Is the palace of the Ottoman sultans lived at the same time.
08.00-13.00 half day bosphorus tour, pick up from hotel 08.00
Here is the Program;
City Walls: These walls are made of Eastern Empire time. The length of the wall is 22 km
Golden Horn: Distinguish the European and Asian continents. Total length is 8 km. This port has played a major role in the development of Istanbul becasue its natural and very safe. Also Colonization began here in the Byzantine period
Spice Bazaar: Another name is egyptian bazaar. İts the biggest spice bazaar of the world. The air is all smells with mainly Cinnamon, cumin, saffron, mint, thyme.
Also during the trip you will see the Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden villas and Rumeli Fortress from the cruise.
Than rest of the day will be free
According the your international flight, free time than transfer to the airport.