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How to Spend 1 Day in Cappadocia

How to Spend 1 Day in Cappadocia

Two days in Cappadocia gives you enough time to explore both the northern and southern parts of the region and experience Turkish culture. Visit an underground city, take a hot-air-balloon flight over the extraordinary fairy chimneys, and hike in the Ihlara Valley. Here’s how to plan your two days in Cappadocia.

Day 1: Cave Villages and Fairy Chimneys

**Morning:**Cappadocia is one of the most popular places in the world to experience a hot-air-balloon flight, and you’ll soon realize why. Float over the mountainous landscapes on a sunrise flight, and marvel at the fairy chimneys from above. For an unforgettable start to the day, opt for a tour that includes a postflight Champagne breakfast. 

**Afternoon:**Follow the “Red Route,” which takes in the highlights of northern Cappadocia, starting with a visit to the fairy-chimney valleys. Love Valley, Pigeon Valley, and Monk’s Valley all offer incredible photo opportunities. Afterwards, discover Cappadocia’s early Christian remains during a visit to the Göreme Open-Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; visit the deserted cave village of Çavuşin; and climb to the top of Uçhisar Castle for a spectacular view over the surrounding villages. 

**Night:**Sample traditional Turkish cuisine and learn more about Cappadocian culture this evening by attending a cooking class at a local home. Get hands-on in the kitchen as you create dishes such asbörek (stuffed pastries), creamymanti (Turkish ravioli), or sweet baklava. At the end, sit down to enjoy your homemade feast with your hosts. 

Day 2: Underground Cities and Overground Hikes

**Morning:**Set off this morning on Cappadocia’s second tour circuit, the “Green Route,” which covers the highlights of the southern valleys. Most tours start with a visit to Derinkuyu, the largest of all the region’s underground cities, but to escape the crowds, opt for a tour that visits Kaymakli Underground City instead. Whichever you choose, it’s worth visiting with a guide—the sites have very few information boards, and many details can easily be missed. 

**Afternoon:**Take one of Cappadocia’s most popular short hikes this afternoon, an easy 2-mile (3-kilometer) trail along a scenic river canyon in the Ihlara Valley. The hike is a one-way route, so it’s worth arranging pickup and drop-off in advance. Give yourself enough time to explore along the way—the valley is home to a large number of ancient cave churches, dating as far back as the fourth century.  

**Night:**Top off your stay with a dinner to remember at one of Cappadocia’s cave restaurants. The most popular can fill up quickly, so book a table in advance to avoid disappointment. To celebrate your final evening in the region, choose one that includes a live show, and be entertained by folk music and belly dancing while enjoying your dinner.  

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Cappadocia Balloon Ride and Champagne Breakfast

Cappadocia Balloon Ride and Champagne Breakfast

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Soar through the skies of Cappadocia on this magical hot-air-balloon tour in Turkey. Choose your flight duration, and ascend into the atmosphere where you can admire the region’s lunar landscape from above. Before your flight, enjoy a buffet breakfast with coffee or tea. No trip to Turkey is complete without treasuring this unforgettable experience.
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Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tour with breakfast

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tour with breakfast

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Hot air balloon flight in Cappadocia Transfers from and to hotel Breakfast Menu Medal of Flight and Flight Certification Celebration after the flight with champagne.
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1-hour Hot Air Balloon Flight Over the Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia

1-hour Hot Air Balloon Flight Over the Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia

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Float over Cappadocia’s fairy chimneys, tuff valleys and rock-cut churches and experience the sunrise from a unique aerial viewpoint on this 1-hour hot air balloon flight. Enjoy memorable panoramic views from up to 1,000 feet (300 meters) above ground, then celebrate your safe landing with a champagne toast and a personalized flight certificate.
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  • 3 hours
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Cappadocia Dream - 2 Days Cappadocia Travel with Balloon Ride from/to Istanbul

Cappadocia Dream - 2 Days Cappadocia Travel with Balloon Ride from/to Istanbul

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Although many cross-country tours in Turkey only allocate a day to Cappadocia’s preternatural landscape and innovative architecture, most travelers find that a two-day tour strikes the right balance between seeing the region’s highlights and sacrificing time elsewhere in the country. See all of the highlights of Cappadocia comfortably during this two-day tour departing from Istanbul. Don’t risk running out of time to see all of the region’s unique natural heritage; instead, make sure you get to experience all of Cappadocia’s surreal landscapes, its cave churches, and the underground city.
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Cappadocia Balloon Flight Over the Fairy Chimneys

Cappadocia Balloon Flight Over the Fairy Chimneys

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Float over Cappadocia’s fairy chimneys, valleys, and caves on a sunrise hot air balloon flight that includes breakfast and a Champagne toast. Spectacular at any time of day, the Cappadocia landscape is especially dramatic in the morning light, and you’ll have aerial views that are perfect for photography.
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  • 3 hours
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Quad Safari through Rose Sword and Love Valleys

Quad Safari through Rose Sword and Love Valleys

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Enjoy high-octane thrills and outdoor adventure in Cappadocia on this 2-hour off-road quad-bike safari. Clip on your helmet and — following a full safety briefing — zoom through the Turkish countryside with a guide. Explore Sword, Rose, and Love valley, and admire panoramic views over the volcanic formations for which the region is famous. With hotel pickup and drop-off included, enjoy a hassle-free ad exciting trip into the wilds of Cappadocia.
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Cappadocia Balloon Flight at Sunrise

Cappadocia Balloon Flight at Sunrise

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Cappadocia is one of the world’s most ancient and stunning landscapes, but the best views are from above the ground. Enjoy bird’s eye panoramas as you soar over the UNESCO-listed lunar terrain in a hot air balloon, with rides timed to begin at sunrise. This tour includes private hotel pickup and drop-off as well as the option to upgrade to a full-day tour of the region.
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One Hour Deluxe Hot Air Balloon Tour(Goreme Valley)

One Hour Deluxe Hot Air Balloon Tour(Goreme Valley)

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Hot Air Balloon Tours are one of the most popular activities in Cappadocia. Typically lifting off at sunrise, these rides last about an hour in the air and literally go wherever the wind may blow in the Goreme Valley. If you ever plan on getting into a hot air balloon someday, here’s a suggestion for you: do it in Cappadocia. Several dozen balloons go up each day, even in the winter, so people can see the incredible landscape from the air. To fully explore the region on foot would take months. There are many valleys as well as separate towns and outdoor attractions. Indeed, the best way to see Cappadocia is from the air. The balloon travels in existing air streams so there is no motion and at times, it is possible to forget that your feet are firmly off the ground
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Sunset Horsebackriding tour through the Valleys of Cappadocia

Sunset Horsebackriding tour through the Valleys of Cappadocia

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Join us on a guided Sunset Tour through the Valleys & Fairy Chimneys. Our Sunset Tour will take you through two valleys of Cappadocia. We will start our guided tour in Cavusin, ride up Rose and Red Valley, stop in Red Valley. The horses will rest a bit and you can walk take in the scenery. Afterwards we will see the sunset on a grass platform and ride back down. After you say goodbye to your horse, we will take you back to your hotel or desired location nearby. +++ Please note that we have a weight limit of 90 kilos per guest. This is important to ensure the safety of our guests and our horses. If there are any issues concerning this, please feel free to contact us +++
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  • 2 hours
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Turkey's Highlights - Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia Trip & Balloon Ride Option

Turkey's Highlights - Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia Trip & Balloon Ride Option

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This tour is perfect for discover the most popular and important cities and historical heritage areas in 5 days. See the best places of Turkey, the iconic sites of Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia. We guarantee you will be amazed at the rich history and the diverse landscapes to be found here.
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Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tour Over Fairychimneys

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tour Over Fairychimneys

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Get aerial views of Cappadocia’s eroded rock formations, valleys, and caves on an early-morning hot-air balloon flight that includes a light breakfast and post-flight celebration. Morning light and panoramic views from the hot-air balloon are ideal for photographing the remarkable landscape, and door-to-door transport means you can sleep in a little bit later.
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Cappadocia Balloon Tour - Sunrise 1 hour by Gorgeous Tour

Cappadocia Balloon Tour - Sunrise 1 hour by Gorgeous Tour

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There is no doubt that the best way to start your day in this region is to enjoy a 1-hour hot air balloon flight over the unique lunar-like landscape of Cappadocia. Your adventure will start approximately 1½ hours before sunrise when you are picked up from your hotel and taken to the balloon company office for registration Once the green light is given by the Turkish Civil Aviation authority, you will be taken to the designated take-off point. Here you will watch the final stages of balloon inflation before get basket. Your flight will be for approximately 1 hour as your pilot guides the balloon over the scenic valleys. As the sun rises and the golden rays of sunshine light up the unique rock formations, you will be astounded by the beauty. And to witness 100 or more other balloons sharing this moment with you is truly breath-taking. Back on the ground, enjoy a traditional champagne celebration and receive your flight certificate to remind you of your experience for years to come.
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South Cappadocia Green Tour with Trekking in Ihlara Valley

South Cappadocia Green Tour with Trekking in Ihlara Valley

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Ideal for travelers with limited time in Turkey, this comprehensive 8-hour tour showcases the best of south Cappadocia’s natural landscapes. Tick off highlights such as Derinkuyu Underground City and Pigeon Valley, and discover the culturally-rich villages of the Ihlara Valley. Spectacular views of Cappadocia’s lunar landscapes abound on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people to maintain an intimate atmosphere. Lunch and round-trip transport from your Goreme hotel are included.
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Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tour

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tour

it's a life time Experience, Discover Cappadocia With Bird's Eye View. Amazing Rock Formations and Valley.
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Deluxe Hot Air Balloon Tour Cappadocia

Deluxe Hot Air Balloon Tour Cappadocia

There is no better way to see the Cappadocia than by a gentle, free-floating balloon flight over the unique rock formations (called as fairy chimneys), valleys and vineyards. You see the layout of the wine country and you may even pick some of the places you wish to visit later. Balloons fly daily, weather permitting, throughout the year. Flying takes place in the early morning when the winds are at their calmest. We will encourage you to be involved, right from the start.
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Private Hot Air Balloon Tour in Cappadocia

Private Hot Air Balloon Tour in Cappadocia

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Our experienced driver will transfer you to the location in a comfortable vehicle. After registration, our pilots conduct daily air checks, while our guests enjoy special treats prepared for them before the flight in our breakfast room. After determining the most appropriate departure point according to the weather conditions of that day, our guests are transferred from our office to the departure area. Balloons flights range in altitude from 5 meters to 1000 meters. Enjoy the extraordinary panoramic views as we glide through valleys and interesting rock formations. Because balloons move in the direction of the wind, each flight experience is different from the other. At the end of our unique flight experience in the skies of Cappadocia, our ground team serves cakes with champagne cocktails and (or) juice, which have become a tradition of hot air ballooning all over the world.
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Cappadocia Green Tour - Semi Private by Gorgeous Tour

Cappadocia Green Tour - Semi Private by Gorgeous Tour

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We do tours with max 12 people in 20 seats car due covid We are trying to offer best service in the region. We have the best guide in the region. We use the best minivan with good air condition and heating We also trying to take them as possible as a good place for lunch
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Hot Air Balloon Ride Cappadocia Tour

Hot Air Balloon Ride Cappadocia Tour

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Hotair Balloon is unique itself. and Cappadocia has the wonderfull view over ballon with fairychimneys and wonderfull scenery , mountains view far. Transfers included. If cancelled because of weather conditions , full refund.
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  • 3 hours
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Cappadocia 4-Hours Quad Safari with BBQ

Cappadocia 4-Hours Quad Safari with BBQ

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This 4 Hour ATV tour is similar with Cappadocia Red Tour. After the Balloon ride an other best way to explore Cappadocia. The adventure starts 3 times a day. Our minivans will pick you up from your hotel and than will bring you to the meeting point. We will give you the equipment that will need and than we will give safety information and how to use information. The bikes are automatic and it's very easy to use. The tour will be for 4 hour and we will stop in most beautiful panoramas. Highlights: Rose Valley and Red Valley Sword Valley Çavuşin Old Villages Mushroom Valleys (Paşabağ) Honey Valley Love Valley Barbecue turkish sucuk (sucuk is kind of salami)
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  • 4 hours
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Private Departure Transfer: Cappadocia Hotel to Kayseri or Nevsehir Airports

Private Departure Transfer: Cappadocia Hotel to Kayseri or Nevsehir Airports

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Arrange for a stress-free ride to the Kayseri Airport or Nevsehir Airport with this private transfer service from your Cappadocia hotel. Meet your driver at your hotel or private residence, and relax on the journey to the airport in a sedan or minivan (depending on the size of your group).
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  • 1 hour
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Horseback Riding Experience in Beautiful Valleys of Cappadocia

Horseback Riding Experience in Beautiful Valleys of Cappadocia

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Experience the natural and manmade wonders of Cappadocia on a two-hour horse riding tour.  You’ll trade busy areas filled with tour groups for quiet trails and equine company. Far from the crowds, you’re free to really soak in the unique landscape. Your private guide leads the way through orchards, rock formations, and more.  The tour also includes a stop at the rock-cut Hallacdere Monastery.
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  • 2 hours
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Cappadocia Blue Tour with optional Balloon Flight

Cappadocia Blue Tour with optional Balloon Flight

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Explore several top sites in Cappadocia on a small-group full-day tour with hotel pickup and drop-off. See fairy chimneys in Ucguzeller, stop at Cavusin village, descend into Kaymakli Underground City, and take a walk in Red Valley with a guide who shares the history and landmarks at each stop. Upgrade to include the optional pre-sunrise hot air balloon flight.
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  • 8 hours
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All in One 10-Hour Private and Guided Day Tour in Cappadocia

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All in One 10-Hour Private and Guided Day Tour in Cappadocia

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On this full-day guided tour, see all the highlights of Cappadocia in just one day. Hear commentary from your guide along the way about fascinating sites like Goreme Open-Air Museum, cave churches, Uchisar Castle, and Kaymakli Underground City, and stop for lunch and wine tasting. A customizable itinerary and hotel pickup make for a convenient, flexible experience.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
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Cappadocia Green Tour

Cappadocia Green Tour

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See more of Cappadocia on a full-day tour that visits both historical and natural attractions. Check out the views from Göreme Panorama and Yaprakhisar Panorama, enter the subterranean chambers of Derinkuyu Underground City, and see ancient rock-cut churches at Selime Monastery. Also, take a leisurely 1-hour walk through the scenic Ihlara Valley, and check out Pigeon Valley. Includes lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
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