Our driver meets you at the exit gate, with a board on which your name is written and transfers you to your hotel. Rest of the day on your own. Overnight in Cappadocia.
60 minute hot air balloon ride over the lunar landscape of Cappadocia at dawn. Our guide and driver will pick you up at 09:30 for a full day tour. We will start with the magical valley of Goreme, which is now an open-air museum. We will see hundreds of rockpinnacles, known as fairy chimney sand Byzantine Churches. GoremeValley was home to hundreds of monks who lived in cells carved from the rock. Several of the churches in Goreme have well preserved frescoes, for example the Karanlik Kilise (thedarkchurch), the Elmali Kilise(1190-1200) and the Church of St. Eustace(970-1148). Finest of alla re supremely elegant frescoes in the Tokali Kilise, which were painted in the 10th century by a certain Nikephoros, who probably come from Constantinople. . We move on to the Uchisar, an extraordinary rock formation towering above the landscape and visible formiles around. This rock, riddled with chamber sand tunnels, was once used as a fortres sand offers a magnificent panaromic view of Cappadocia and over 13,000 footpeek of Mt. Erciyes in the distance. From Uchisar we will drive to Dove cote Valley (Guvercinlik Vadisi), so called because of thehundred of dovecoatsper for ating the rock faces. The birds droppings provided valuable fertilizer for the neighboring farmers. We will also explore the regian’s traditional handicrafts, carpet-weaving and pottery making in Avanos.Next we will visit the church of John The Baptist at Cavusin which is the oldest surviving church in Cappadocia. Beyond Cavusin lies the Zelve Valley, where there are monasteries and convents carved from the rock. Nearby Pasabag, also known as Monk’sValley, has amazing examples of hermitages hollowed out of volcanic rock formations. After tour we transfer you to airport for the flight to Istanbul.
- 1 night’ accommodation including breakfast+dinner at the mentioned hotels
- 60 minute private hot air balloon ride
- Air conditioned minibus with driver on tours and transfers
- Professional guiding on tours
- Lunches on tours
- All admission fees to the museums and sights
Price : Euro 195 per person in 2 participants