Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Five Days in Cappadocia tour
Cappadocia Istanbul Five Days in Cappadocia Trip
18 - 30's Culture Five Days in Cappadocia package

Five Days in Cappadocia

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic (2*)
5 days
From: $ 382 $ 76 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • The weird and wonderful world of Cappadocia might be the most unusual place in Turkey. Learn all about its fairy chimneys and sprawling rock formations from your expert local leaders.
  • Cappadocia’s wonder is beautiful at all angles, but none more so than from on top. Consider the chance for a sunrise hot air-balloon ride, giving you the ultimate view of this awesome landscape.
  • Exploring the underground cities of Derinkuyu and Kaymakli is mind-blowing – head four levels underground and discover where thousands of people used to live.
  • Get a dose of good old-fashioned Turkish hospitality, staying with a local family in a traditional guesthouse in Ortahisar and watching the sun set over the valley.
  • The thriving metropolis of Istanbul is where East literally meets West. With the option to extend your stay here, you’ve got the power to continue your Turkish escapade right away!

Short Description

Take a short and sweet trip full of Turkish delights, hitting the country’s most renowned region –Cappadocia – on this five-day natural adventure. Discover the weird and wonderful world of fairy chimneys, rock formations and otherworldly surroundings of Cappadocia’s sprawling valleys, go deep underground to explore the hidden cities of Derinkuyu and Kaymakli and bask in local hospitality and authentic food for a true taste of the place. It’s not Turkey unless you’ve tried and tested their kebab, and you’ll have a handful of days to do so much more than that. You might call Cappadocia quirky, but we call it Turkey.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Lodging Level Basic (2*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal ground transport
Start City Antalya
End City Istanbul

Travel Theme

18 - 30's

Destinations

Turkey

Attractions & Cities Visited

Cappadocia Istanbul

Activities & Interests

Culture

Age Requirement

18-29

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Itinerary

Day 1 Antalya - Cappadocia

Ready? Let’s adventure – your trip starts bright and early in Antalya at 8 am. Meet your group leader and the rest of your group, then head to the bus station and travel to Goreme in Cappadocia by local bus (approximately 9.5 hours). Once arrived, take a leader-led orientation walk to get your bearings and maybe visit the Ortahisar Castle in the afternoon. Tonight you’ll stay at local host Nazim's house in Ortahisar who has an amazing spot with views over a secluded valley. Your family hosts will treat you to some true Turkish hospitality with home-cooked food – Cappadocia style.

Day 2 Cappadocia

Weird rock formations, fairy chimneys and underground cities – Cappadocia is pretty wacky. This morning you have the option of taking an early hot air balloon ride over the landscapes at sunrise. Those who choose to opt in for this optional extra will have a seriously excellent time, getting high above the changing colours below as the sun rises. Later in the morning, head underground and explore some of the 36 underground cities in Cappadocia. These rabbit-warren metropolises were carved into the earth thousands of years ago. Discover the highlights of the region this afternoon, checking out Pigeon Valley and Deverent Valley – your group leader will know all the best places to stop. Later this afternoon, grab some wine and some local cheese and find a perfect vantage point to enjoy the sunset. Afterwards, you might like to check out the nightlife in Goreme, or for something more mystical, hit up a traditional sema performance of whirling dervishes.

Day 3 Cappadocia

Put your boots on and hike the hills and mountains to Goreme. One arrived in Goreme, spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing and deciding what to do. You might like to pull up a bean bag at ‘Fat Boys’ or, if you’re muscles are causing you grief, why not try a local hammam for a traditional Turkish spa treatment. Tonight is also yours to choose your own adventure, so get some of your travel crew together and head out for some dinner.

Day 4 Cappadocia - Overnight bus

Spend the day exploring the Cappadocia area some more. If you like, you can stop by the Goreme Open Air Museum – a medieval wonderland of old rock-cut churches and frescoes. For a very different taste of the diverse landscape around here, you could check out Avanos, or hire a bike and ride through the valleys out to Cavusin. Soganli Valley is another popular spot – it’s a bit of a drive but a great place for some local lunch and churches also with awesome frescoes. Keep in mind that tonight you’ll board an overnight bus bound for Istanbul (approximately 10–12 hours).

Day 5 Istanbul

Arrive into Istanbul this morning, where you’ll say goodbye to your group leader and travel pals at a centrally located hostel. With no activities planned for today, you are free to leave at any time. That doesn’t mean your Turkish adventure has to come to an end! If you would like to spend more time checking out all Istanbul has to offer, including the Blue Mosque, the huge Grand Bazaar and the flowing Bosphorus, we’ll be happy to organise additional accommodation (subject to availability).

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Fantastic trip. Excellent, guide, support crew and scenery. Itinerary well put together. Pace was well managed by the team to accommodate every ability, and stops frequent for tasty refreshments and rehydration.
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Vietnam is incredibly beautiful with a rich culture. Exploring it by bike was incredibly fun (and somewhat scary at first) as someone that usually stays away from group tours this was a great experience and I'm really glad I did it! I booked 1.5 weeks out and went with the ebike option as I hadn't properly cycled before and didn't have time to build fitness, by the end of the trip I was doing the 60kms with the normal bike and it was well worth it (so don't rule yourself out if your not a cyclist!)
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The trip was more than we had hoped for. The guide was exceptional in his knowledge and engagement of the group. Having the opportunity to see Vietnam on a bicycle was an experience I would recommend to anyone. We were able to experience the local culture and local cuisine whilst soaking up some of the most spectacular views of both the rural areas and villages. The Intrepid team ensured we were well hydrated and cared for at all times with excellent cycling equipment that was well maintained and comfortable and clean accommodation. This allowed us to simply focus on enjoying the experience. The support team were caring, funny and motivating on the long hot rides, this made the experience exceptionally enjoyable. You don't need to be an elite rider to do this trip and the support always ensured we were safe at all times. I would definitely recommend this trip to my friend and will use Intrepid again.
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We really enjoyed cycling in the High Country. Our leader Meghan was fun, well informed and a natural organiser. Beechworth to Bright is a safe and stunning trail especially in Autumn when the leaves are spectacular colours. There is NO shortage of culinary delights and wineries and cycling off the calories results in feeling less guilty of the indulgence.
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Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal ground transport Public Bus,Private Vehicle,Overnight Bus

Group Size

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 16

Accomodations

Local Pension (3 nights) Overnight Bus (1 night)

Guides

All group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. We endeavour to provide the services of an experienced leader however, due to the seasonality of travel, rare situations may arise where your leader is new to a particular region or training other group leaders. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. You can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. In Turkey, in accordance with local regulations your Leader will also be a licensed Tour Guide and will not only have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip; but will also have specialised knowledge on the sites visited and provide full guiding services.

Age Notes :

Min. Age: 18

Max Age: 29

Additional Information

Finish point

  • Bunk Hostel
  • İnönü Mahallesi, Papa Roncalli Sk. No:34,
  • Şişli
  • Istanbul
  • 34373
  • TURKEY
  • Phone: +90 212 343 00 95

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