Sample the magic of Cappadocia on a 2-days or 3-days tour from Alanya. Your varied itinerary includes a visit to the Saratli underground city, Uchisar Castle, and Cavusin village, as well as plenty of photos, stops to capture the fairy chimneys of Devrent Pasabag and Lovers valleys, and the iconic Three Beauties in Urgup. For the ultimate view, enjoy a sunrise hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia’s dream-like landscapes.
2 days excursion Cappadocia
Day 1: The tour starts early in the morning - 05:00 is the pickup time for the hotels in Alanya. About 7 am you will stop for breakfast. If you do not get a lunch box from the hotel, you can buy some snacks, tea, coffee there in a cafe. There are some other breaks on the way to Cappadocia to make the long journey more easy and comfortable for you. On arrival to Cappadocia, you will be amazed by this natural wonder with incredible shapes, rock houses, and fairy chimneys. First, you are going to visit the Saratli underground city (Kirkgoz). Explore its rooms and corridors with your tour guide and learn about the history of this interesting place. After a drive to the Pigeon Valley, have photo break there and be ready for a lunch at a scenic view restaurant. You will enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the Uchisar valley and then explore the Uchisar castle. After you are going to visit a rock house and drive to the Goreme Valley to enjoy the stunning panoramic view of Cappadocia. In Cavusin village you will visit the rock-cut churches and learn about the religious part of this area. On the way to the hotel, you will visit onyx fabric where you can buy nice souvenirs if you wish. Overnight accommodation arranged at the hotel in Urgup town. After the open buffet dinner in the hotel, you can rest, look around the city or visit the 'Turkish Night' - folk dance show (optional for an extra charge).
Day 2: Early in the morning you can join a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia (optional, organized by your tour guide). The Second day starts with an open buffet breakfast in the hotel. Don't forget to take all belongings with you as we make check out from the hotel and continue the tour. You are going to visit 'The three beauties' near Urgup town - amazing fairy chimneys considered to be the symbol of Cappadocia. Then discover the most popular and the most beautiful valleys of Cappadocia - Devrent (Imagination), Pasabag and Lover's valleys. Feel yourself like in a fairy tail walking through the different shaped rocks (mushrooms, camel, etc.). You will have enough time to explore these amazing volcanic rocks and make great photos there. After, you'll be dropped off at your hotel.
3 days excursion Cappadocia
Day 1: The guide will pick you up at the hotel between 6:30 am – 7:00 am depending on hotel location. Around 8 am there is the first stop for breakfast on the way to Akseki. You are recommended to order a lunch box at the hotel one day before the departure. On the way to Cappadocia, there are some rest stops to make your journey more comfortable. On arrival to Konya you will visit the worldwide famous Mevlana museum - an original lodge of the whirling dervishes. It is a big complex with lots of rooms containing amazing artifacts dating back to Seljuk times. Discover each part of Mevlana museum and after have a break for lunch. Next, you will visit a beautiful Kervansaray (caravanserai) located between Konya and Aksaray. And then be ready for the real masterpiece – Saratli underground city (Kirkgoz) which has 7 stores, around 40 rooms, wine cellar, barn, water well, etc. Feel deep history and get unique experience walking through the corridors of this underground city. On arrival to Cappadocia region, you will stop at a scenic spot to enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Cappadocian valleys. Then you will go to a hotel, have dinner and rest after a long day of driving and exploring. Hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia before sunrise is optional (ask your tour guide for this activity).
Day 2: Your second day will start with an open buffet breakfast at the hotel. Then be ready to discover the most beautiful valleys of Cappadocia (Devrent, Pasabag, Goreme). You will stop in different places to take photos and walk through amazing fairy chimneys naturally shaped like animals, giant mushrooms, etc. Then you will visit Uchisar castle and Pigeon Valley. After lunch at a restaurant with a great panoramic view you will drive to Cavusin village to explore the rock-cut houses and churches. Next, you will visit the onyx factory and a carpet shop. If you wish you can buy some souvenirs or handmade carpet. Last stop before coming back to the hotel is Love valley with huge rock formations. After dinner at the hotel, you can rest or visit ‘Turkish Night’ folklore dance show or ‘Whriling dervishes’ ceremony (optional for an extra charge).
Day 3: After breakfast at the hotel you will check out and drive to pottery town – Avanos. You will stop nearby Kizilirmak river to make nice photos. Meaning ‘Red River’ in Turkish it is the longest river in the whole country. You will visit a traditional pottery workshop and see the demonstration on how a piece is made. You can even try to make your own pottery there. Then is time to go back to your resort. You will have one more stop near Urgup town to see the symbol of Cappadocia - amazing fairy chimneys known as ‘The three beauties’. On the way you'll have a break to have lunch and after you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Lunch on the way
Entrance to Göreme and Konya Mevlana Museum
What to bring with:
Identification (ID card or passport)