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

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

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icon2 days  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

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.
  • Transport, tour guides and accommodation are all pre-arranged for you
  • Spend less time waiting in lines, and more time exploring Cappadocia
  • Breathe easy: get around comfortably in a non-smoking vehicle
  • Enjoy a memorable scenic sunrise flight by Hot Air Balloon
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Breakfast
1 night accommodation including breakfast
Roundtrip domestic flights (Istanbul to Cappadocia to Istanbul)
Transfers at the mentioned airports for domestic flights in the itinerary
Professional English-speaking & Spanish-speaking tour guides for the duration of the day tours
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
Hot Air Balloon Ride (Available for 2nd Option)
2 Full-day tours in Cappadocia (Red Tour & Green Tour)
Entrance fees
Lunch (2)
Dinner
Drinks

Departure Point

İstanbul, Turkey

We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Istanbul new airport or Sabiha Gokcen airport for flight to Cappadocia.

Departure Time

4:00 AM

Departure Point

Göreme, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey

The pick-up & drop-off services are included for hotels in Goreme.

Departure Time

4:00 AM

Departure Point

Ürgüp, Nevşehir, Turkey

The pick-up & drop-off services are included for hotels in Urgup.

Departure Time

4:00 AM

Departure Point

Avanos, Nevşehir, Turkey

The pick-up & drop-off services are included for hotels in Avanos.

Departure Time

4:00 AM

Departure Point

Uçhisar, Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey

The pick-up & drop-off services are included for hotels in Uchisar.

Departure Time

4:00 AM

Departure Point

Ortahisar, 50650 Ortahisar/Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Turkey

The pick-up & drop-off services are included for hotels in Ortahisar.

Departure Time

4:00 AM

Departure Point

Cappadocia, Turkey

The pick-up & drop-off services are included for hotels/airports in Cappadocia.

Departure Time

4:00 AM

Return Details

İstanbul, Turkey

We will drop off you to your hotel in Istanbul after you arrived Istanbul airport on last day.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The prices of package are valid for accommodation at the double or triple room. If you would like stay at single room, there should be single room supplement cost.
  • Supplier will send your domestic flight tickets three days before of your departure date.
  • You will have 15kg luggage + 8kg hand bag quota for each domestic flight. If you will need more luggage capacity, please inform that to us.
  • Hot air ballooning is a fully weather-dependent activity and the Civil Aviation Authority determines whether the flight will be held. If your flight is cancelled due to inclement weather conditions, you are entitled to a partial refund. In such a case, your refund will be processed by the day after of that trip. The refund rate is the difference between options of "with balloon ride" and "without balloon ride" for the cancellations of the hot air balloon ride.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The children who 6 years old and under are not allowed to balloon tours.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cappadocia Dream - 2 Days Cappadocia Travel with Balloon Ride from/to Istanbul?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Cappadocia Dream - 2 Days Cappadocia Travel with Balloon Ride from/to Istanbul.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Cappadocia Dream - 2 Days Cappadocia Travel with Balloon Ride from/to Istanbul?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Cappadocia Dream - 2 Days Cappadocia Travel with Balloon Ride from/to Istanbul.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Cappadocia Dream - 2 Days Cappadocia Travel with Balloon Ride from/to Istanbul?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Cappadocia Dream - 2 Days Cappadocia Travel with Balloon Ride from/to Istanbul.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cappadocia Dream - 2 Days Cappadocia Travel with Balloon Ride from/to Istanbul?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Cappadocia Dream - 2 Days Cappadocia Travel with Balloon Ride from/to Istanbul.

Traveler Tips


  • "I always go to Viator for I used it multiple times in the past as it is reliable and lots of options to offer." See review
  • "Most of all the balloon ride was unforgettable and the pilot ( sorry I forgot the name) is great and very expert, landing smoothly, One flaw to mention : The ride time is too short." See review

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star-5
SUPERIOR!
Libia_L
, Sep 2021
This tour is highly recommended from beginning to end. The Dere Suites hotel was superb. Our Guide Mustafa was knowledgeable, friendly and caring. The views were breathy, Cappadocia is simply Magical. The air ballon was EXCELLENT! Highly recommended!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience!! The whole team puts a lot of work to make sure everything goes as smooth as possible :) They will love to know how much you enjoyed on our tour. Thank you so much for you recommendation! Kind Regards
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Very upset
Regret2021
, Jul 2021
Unfortunately was really bad experience. We bought a Cappadocia dream tour, two days with Hot air balloon ride. There were some nice moments of course, but many more terrible issues. On the Ballon trip day, they picked us up from the Hotel around 4 am, then 1 hour later brought us back to the hotel and didn't explain why. Actually the driver couldn’t speak English and we didn’t know what was going on, later we found out that they cancelled the balloon ride because of the wind. There were two lunches included, the second day one was totally waste of money and time. Also, when we arrived in Istambul from Cappadocia there was no one else waiting for us, after called the agency few times we found the guy but was quite difficult because he didn’t have any paper showing our names . The guides were brilliant, but to be honest for the price paid it’s ridiculous bad. I'll never recomend it.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Guest, As you know, Hot air ballooning is a fully weather-dependent activity and the Civil Aviation Authority determines whether the flight will be held. Sometimes, Civil Aviation Authority cancel the balloon rides just before from flight time if weather conditions changed on last minute. That's why, you returned to hotel while driving to balloon ride area. The drivers can not inform you about any details. Because, drivers are not managing your travel services. The team of our company and guides are managing your all services. Drivers can not know what will happen on your travel. Because of that, we gives the emergency contact numbers to all our guests for contact us 24/7 if there are any emergency contact needs. Also, our company sent you information messages about this cancellation on 08.00am-08.30am. And refunded the cost of balloon ride in same day. About the airport return transfer : If you remember we gave you information about the meeting point / gate and you were waited us at wrong point / gate. That's why, we lived a meeting problem in Istanbul airport. About the lunch at second day : We noted that, and we will check again our partner for better lunch options. Kind Regards
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing!!
rbk
, Jun 2021
The most organized and thorough trip I’ve gone on. We managed to squeeze this trip in between our Istanbul and Antalya trip and we’re so glad we did! We had Mustafa as our tour guide for both days who was amazing. From start to finish we were taken care of. Was constantly updated regarding the hot air balloon ride which was amazing!!! Definitely recommend this! Only thing I must note is that the hot air balloon rides are so unpredictable, the get cancelled left and right, we’re lucky that we were able to go on it because it was closed for a whole week before we came.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience!! The whole team puts a lot of work to make sure everything goes as smooth as possible :) They will love to know how much you enjoyed on our tour. Thank you so much for you recommendation! Kind Regards
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Turkey 2021
vanessa_t
, May 2021
The hotel was lovely and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay at the Cappadocia hotel. The tour guides were always on time and very knowledgeable about the areas we toured. Really enjoyed our trip
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience!! The whole team puts a lot of work to make sure everything goes as smooth as possible :) They will love to know how much you enjoyed on our tour. Thank you so much for you recommendation! Kind Regards
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent!
Analuna_S
, Mar 2021
Everything was perfectly planned. We got a wonderful tour guide called Erol. Definitely the nest way to see cappadocia.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience!! The whole team puts a lot of work to make sure everything goes as smooth as possible :) They will love to know how much you enjoyed on our tour. Thank you so much for you recommendation! Kind Regards
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
NYE time in Cappadocia
Eli_G
, Jan 2021
Tours were really great, guides were knowledgeable and answered all questions. Disappointed about the air balloon being cancelled. It was said due to weather but their were rumors it was to avoid NYE people which was the whole reason I went and felt a little annoyed and would have rethought the trip if I knew it wasn’t an option
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience!! The whole team puts a lot of work to make sure everything goes as smooth as possible :) They will love to know how much you enjoyed on our tour. Thank you so much for you recommendation! Kind Regards
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Pandemic won’t stop us.
David_W
, Jan 2021
Wow 🙏🥰👍💪. how can I start. The capadoccia tour is my number one tour ever regarding natural beauty. It is unbelievable it is unique historical interesting... it is a booster to educational culture. Our tour guide Mustafá Suphi Gulgen was so knowledgeable, spoke very good and clear English. He was so caring and not boring at all. He really made us feel so welcomed. He was so resourceful and he went out above to please us. We are planning to come back with our kids; so they can enjoy this amazing experience while they are young and not waiting until retirement. We highly recommend. FYI : ( we felt safe secure in all aspects... in our 20 days vacation all over turkey and even during the pandemic . All were Very well organized and people care about tourist and they are lovely and respectful ). We highly recommend. FYI : cost over all ...very affordable. David & Elizabeth
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience!! The whole team puts a lot of work to make sure everything goes as smooth as possible :) They will love to know how much you enjoyed on our tour. Thank you so much for you recommendation! Kind Regards
4 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Best Decision
PCS
, Feb 2020
I decided at last minute to squeezed in the Cappadocia trip in my Istanbul trip. I always go to Viator for I used it multiple times in the past as it is reliable and lots of options to offer. No regrets, I enjoyed this trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing trip
yustinau2019
, Nov 2019
We had wonderful experience with this trip . All seems in order from the hotel pick up to the drop off to our hotel after the trip. The place we visited are amazing the guides are knowledgeable and friendly , The food were excellent. The weather was superb. Most of all the balloon ride was unforgettable and the pilot ( sorry I forgot the name) is great and very expert, landing smoothly, One flaw to mention : The ride time is too short. ha ha. we enjoyed it very much.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience!! The whole team puts a lot of work to make sure everything goes as smooth as possible :) They will love to know how much you enjoyed on our tour. Thank you so much for you recommendation! Kind Regards
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Absolute Perfection
Karin W
, Sep 2019
Wow! What an excellent trip! Drivers are very punctual. Day one pickup is at 4 am (I screwed up and did not set my alarm correctly and the driver waited) (Thank you!). Turkish Airlines is excellent -- better than any carrier in the States hands down. Day 1: I did the Red Tour which was a day long tour around the area with site seeing stops and history per stop.. The hotel was perfect and staff was friendly and helpful.. "The Vintage House" (I believe was the name). Day 2: I did the Balloon and Green Tour. The balloon ride is beyond measure--a must!!!. So perfect. The Green tour was great. I did run long and they arranged to pull me off the tour to meet the airport transport van. Made it to the airport with 10 mins to spare before boarding. This company knows what they are doing. Highly recommend. Very happy I chose this tour.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience!! The whole team puts a lot of work to make sure everything goes as smooth as possible :) They will love to know how much you enjoyed on our tour. Thank you so much for you recommendation! Kind Regards
1 traveler found this review helpful

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