Five Days in Cappadocia

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Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- 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: $ 550 $ 110 / 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. You might call Cappadocia quirky, but we call it Turkey.

Style 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

Theme

18 - 30's

Destinations

Turkey

Attractions & Cities Visited

Cappadocia Goreme 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 approximately 8 am. Meet your leader and the rest of your group, then head to the bus station and travel to Goreme in Cappadocia by local bus. Once arrived, take a leader-led orientation walk to get your bearings and maybe visit the Ortahisar Castle in the afternoon. Tonight, you’ll enjoy dinner in a local home where you'll be treated 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 Devrent Valley – your group leader will know all the best places to stop. Later this afternoon, grab some wine 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

Pull on your boots on and hike the hills and mountains surrounding Goreme this morning. Your local leader will know the best trails, with the best views. Then, the afternoon and evening is all yours to relax and explore as you wish. You might like to pull up a bean bag at ‘Fat Boys’ or, if you're looking for a little recovery after this morning's hike, why not try a local hammam for a traditional Turkish spa treatment.

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 with awesome frescoes. Tonight, you’ll board an overnight bus bound for Istanbul.

Day 5 Istanbul

Arrive into Istanbul this morning, where your adventure will come to an end and you'll say goodbye to your group leader and travel pals at a centrally located hotel. With no activities planned for today, you are free to leave at any time. 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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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

Accommodations

Hotel (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. In Turkey, in accordance with local regulations your Leader will also be a registered Guide with the Ministry of Tourism. They will have vast general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, specialized knowledge of the sites visited and provide full guiding services.

Age Notes :

Min. Age: 18

Max Age: 29

Additional Information

Finish point

  • Centrum Hotel Istanbul
  • Hoca Paşa Mh. İbn-i Kemal Caddesi No:14
  • Istanbul
  • 34080
  • TURKEY

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