|HIGHLIGHTS||Devrent Valley – Pasabag (Fairy Chimneys) – Goreme Open Air Museum – Uchisar Rock Castle – Kaymakli Underground City – Soganli Valley – Sahinefendi (Sobesos) – Keslik Monastery – Mustafapasa (Sinasos) – Avanos|
|DEPARTURE||Everyday for individuals and groups|
|INCLUDED|| Deluxe rooms in Istanbul’s and Cappadocia’s premier luxury hotels including breakfast
Domestic return flight tickets from Istanbul to Cappadocia & Cappadocia to Istanbul
Your private biblical oriented guide and driver for flexible tour based on your interests
Fluent English speaking tour guide
Host / Hostess from arrival till departure for luggage handling, hotel & airline check in procedures, tickets to the museums, restaurant reservations and many other things…..
Deluxe transportation by new brand vehicles (Fully Air-conditioned. Specially designed comfortable seats, 7 / 24 internet connection, Minibar service (water, soda water, soft drinks, beer, red & white wine, Jack Daniels & Chivas Regal onboard.
Domestic flights by Turkish airlines
Personalized sightseeing as indicated in day-by-day itinerary.
Meals as specified in day-by-day itinerary
Hotel tax and service charges
Government fees and local handling charges
Luggage handling based on a maximum of two large pieces of luggage per person, plus carry-on bags
Complimentary return transfer and dinner reservation to selected restaurants in Istanbul
|NOT INCLUDED|| Personal expenses
Meals not indicated in includes section,
Drinks during meals
Welcome to Turkey. Arrive in Istanbul Airport, Your private tour guide and host will welcome you at the airport with a sign written “ Your Name “ on it and transfer to Cappadocia.
Tour to Kaymakli Underground City, one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia. Soğanlı Valley, an Open Air Museum in a wild natural setting near a typical Cappadocian village with its different style Rock-Cut churches and frescoes. Villages in the valleys, surrounded by the “table top” mountains, are spectacular. Lunch and Visit to Sahinefendi (Sobesos)– Sobessos, newly discovered (01 May 2002) mosaic houses & Archaeological excavation site. Continue with Keslik Monastery near Cemil, that hides its frescoes behind a very thin smoke layer which we can only see by torch light. Our tour finishes with a visit to Mustafapaşa (Sinasos), an old Greek town with its spectacular old Greek houses; very fine examples of late Greek settlements and architecture. Overnight Cappadocia
Hot Air ballooning with sunrise (extra),
Meeting at the hotel reception at 09:30am
After breakfast, first meeting with the lunar landscape of Cappadocia: rock formations beyond belief in Devrent valley; walking in Pasabag near Zelve ; “fairy chimneys” where the voice of wind mixes with the “songs of fairies”. Lunch in Avanos, centre of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC. and a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop. Afternoon, visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum and see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th to 13th century). Continue to Uchisar Rock-Castle to have a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia
Cappadocia – Istanbul: Please choose one of the options below.
Meeting at the hotel reception at 09:30am
OPTION 1: TURKISH VILLAGE LIFE & CULINARY TOUR
Starting the day with a visit to local market ( available only on Monday, Friday and Saturdays ) or a morning walk to the fruit orchards of Ayvali Village. We will collect and taste fresh fruits from the trees (harvesting between June and October) or visit the cave storages for lemons and potatoes. The tour continues with the walk through the narrow streets of the village. Each door opens for an invitation as the villagers invite you for a cup of tea or a plate full of dessert, fruit from their house. According to the season, we join the villagers to learn and help making grape syrup , tomato sauce productions and pumpkin seed collecting. Visiting the local meeting point, Kahvehane,(coffeehouse) to learn more about their lifestyle and local games while drinking the Turkish coffee and tea.Visit the mosque in the village and learn more about the religious customs. For the lunch, we are invited to a real village house to join a Turkish family. We’ll collect the ingredients from their garden and we will participate the cooking of the delicious Turkish meals.. We are going to have the lunch by sitting together with the family as it is in the traditional way. After the lunch, a walk in a beautiful hidden valley near village. Drive to see a cave wine house to see the process of making delicious and famous Cappadocia wine. Before going back to the hotel, there may be an optional stop to see an art and handicraft center of Cappadocia. Overnight Cappadocia.
OPTION 2: IHLARA CANYON HIKING
Drive to Ihlara, Walking in Ihlara Canyon, a “mirage” in the Steps of Anatolia up to Belisirma village, the ancient Peristrema: “Valley of the Sky” along the Melendiz River. Rock-cut churches, spread across a wild plantation, surprise you with their successfully painted representations from the Bible. Lunch in Belisirma, a local restaurant by the river. Stop by Selime, a village with cave houses at the end of the canyon and a “star wars” like landscape.
Transfer to airport to take the evening flight to Istanbul and leave Cappadocia
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