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Cappadocia and Catalhoyuk Tour from Istanbul

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Duration

3 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English

Overview

Get a comprehensive overview of Cappadocia and Catalhoyuk from Istanbul. Catalhoyuk, Neolithic (New Stone Age) settlement which dates back 9000 years. Specially designed itinerary exploring the history, culture, art and religions of some of the inhabitants of this land since prehistoric times through the present. You will have 2 days to appreciate, experience and enjoy the natural beauty of the land of Cappadocia.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Things to see: Goreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin, Pasabagı, Avanos, Devrent Valley, Urgup’s Fairy Chimneys, Catalhoyuk
  • Visit Göreme Open-Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,
  • Upgrade to see aerial views of Cappadocia’s lunar landscape from a hot air balloon.
  • Explore Underground City where Turkey’s early Christians hid from persecutors.
  • Visit one of the most surprising neolithic age open-air museum of Çatalhöyük.

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Fly to Cappadocia and North/Red Tour
Day 1 - Fly to Cappadocia and North/Red Tour

Pick up from your hotel in Istanbul and transfer to Istanbul airport. Fly to Cappadocia. After you arrive to airport our representative will meet you and take you to where we start the tour in Cappadocia.

Tour start from Devrent valley ( Imagination Valley), spectacular fairy chimneys and beautiful landscapes. After Devrent Valley, we will visit Pasabag ( known as monk valley ) where double and triple headed rock formation. Lunch at Avanos, famous for pottery and Red river ( Kızılırmak). After lunch, you will visit Goreme Open Air Museum which heart of Cappadocia and Goreme open air museum famous for wall painting dates back to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. The last stop will be Uchisar castle, natural and one of the biggest mass fairy chimney of the region.

After the tour you will be transfered to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Meal: Lunch
Admission Tickets : Included

Optional - Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride
Optional - Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride

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. Hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia is one of the major attractions best things to do in Cappadocia. The Cappadocia hot air balloon tour also considered as one of the most interesting and exciting attractions in the world.

Admire the stunning landscape of Cappadocia from a hot air balloon at sunrise on this tour. Depart from your hotel in an air-conditioned minivan and make your way to Goreme. Enjoy a light breakfast before boarding your balloon with your pilot.

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.

Additional Info : You can add it in this package on reservation tab from 'Extras'

Day 2 – South/Green Tour
Day 2 – South/Green Tour

Your tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and pick you up for tour. We will drive to Derinkuyu underground city, the deepest underground city of the region and built by early Christians fleeing from persecution. After Derinkuyu, We then drive to Ihlara Valley where we will hike a section of the valley, checking out the tiny churches cut into the rocks, along the way. We will then have some chill time and lunch before heading to Selime Monastery, the biggest rock-cut cathedral in Cappadocia. After the tour you will be transfered to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Admission Tickets : Included

Day 3 – Catalhoyuk Tour from Cappadocia and Fly back to Istanbul
Day 3 – Catalhoyuk Tour from Cappadocia and Fly back to Istanbul

After breakfast depart from hotel and transfer to Catalhoyuk where is around 4 hours drive away from Cappadocia ;

Catalhoyuk, on the surface of Çatalhöyük is two mounds: the smaller and more recent to the west of the site and the larger and more ancient to the east. Daily life took place both at the settlement of Çatalhöyük and away from it, in the surrounding landscape. Men and women led very similar lives, with analysis of human skeletons showing generally identical diets. Infant mortality was high, as were the risks for women during childbirth. However in general, people lived healthily and actively. They ate a varied diet containing both animal products such as fish and beef and plants such as barley and wheat. Remarkably, upon their death, people were buried under the floors of houses. The bodies were often tightly bound in a flexed position and placed in a simple grave with few or no artifacts. After tour you will be transfered to airport. Fly to Istanbul. Transfer to hotel in Istanbul. End of the Service.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Admission Tickets : Included

Included/Excluded

  • 2 Nights hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Services of professionally licensed tour guide and service fee
  • Lunch at the tours
  • All Domestic flights from/to Istanbul
  • All hotel pick-up services for tours from/to hotel mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transfers from/to airport and your hotel mentioned in the itinerary
  • All Entrance fees & Museum fees mentioned by the itineraries
  • All local taxes and services
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks at lunch

Price Details

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    Languages

    English

    Meeting Point & Return

    Airport Transfer - We will meet you at your hotel loby or location in Istanbul.
    Returns to Istanbul Hotels or Location in Istanbul.

    Covid-19

    All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Customers are required to bring and wear masks
    Customers must bring their own headphones
    Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    Customers will get a mandatory temperature check
    The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

    Additional Info

    Baggage allowance for domestic flights is 15 kg for each person.
    If the hot-air balloon flight is canceled due to weather conditions a refund will be provided.
    Infants must sit on laps.
    Passport name, number, expiry and country is required for flight ticket.
    Stroller accessible.
    Walking shoes and sunglasses are recommended for hiking.

    Duration

    1 to 3 Days

    Starting Location

    Istanbul

    FAQs

    Can I cancel my tour?
    You can cancel the booking 3 days prior to the start of the tour, a refund will be made total of paid amount minus cost of the domestic flights. You may cancel the booking within 3 days the start of the tour, a refund will be made total of paid amount minus cost of the domestic flights and cost of the first night hotel stay. The cancellation must be confirmed by customer service
    Can I pay by credit card?
    Yes you can pay it by VISA and MASTERCARD.
    Do you accept different currencies for payment?
    Yes we accept TRY, EURO, USD, GBP and AUD for the payment.
    **You can pay the tour with currencies mentioned above with Turkish Liras exchange rate at the day of payment.
    What necessary documents are needed to book this tour?
    We need your passport copy to book flights for you.
    *After you confirm tour itinerary you can send it by E-mail.
    What are the age restriction for Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride?
    There are no firm age limits on who can fly. Children are always welcomed, however they should be at least 110 cm tall to be able to see over the basket edge.
    Children under 5 years of age are not allowed on balloon tours for safety reasons and mainly because they'll have to stand still for an hour.
    Which hotel will we stay in Cappadocia?
    Standard Package : Standard package style accommodation is where you will stay at boutique hotels, they will have clean, comfortable rooms.
    Dervish Cave House (Cappadocia) or similiar - Included in this package

    Premium Package : Premium package can include your large chain hotels ( 4*,5* stars ) and you will also find a variety of smaller locally run Premium Boutique Hotels.
    MDC Capadocia Cave Hotel (Cappadocia) or similiar
    *Please mention on your request. Extra charges apply in this category.

    Luxury Package : You can customize your programme with Luxury Style accommodation.
    Kayakapi Premium Caves (Cappadocia) or similiar
    *Please mention on your request. Extra charges apply in this category.

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