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3 Days in Cappadocia: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2015

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Cappadocia has history and landscapes that will keep your mind amazed and your camera clicking. It has a wild, rocky landscape of cliffs and valleys and caves that were formed from wind and water eroding soft volcanic rock. This is a place you’ll want to see from all angles: on the ground walking through its valleys, underground in its caves, from the air in a balloon, and perhaps even from rafting along the river.
Day One:

Head straight to Göreme and explore the Göreme Open Air Museum for your first look at the cave churches and Byzantine wall paintings for which the area is so famous. Then head to the Göreme National Park and walk through Pigeon Valley to see the fairy chimneys (peri bacaları) and more of those caves. End the day watching the sunset over this amazing landscape while sipping on a glass of the fine local wine.
Day Two:

Begin the day from another perspective with a hot-air balloon ride over the fairy chimneys and sculptural landscape. Visit an underground city at Kaymaklı or Derinkuyu to see how people used to live to avoid attack from marauding tribes. Hike the Ihlara Valley of vineyards and pistacio trees and see more of those incredible cave churches.
Day Three:

Head to Avanos via the fairy chimneys of Zelve and the Imagination Valley where the rock formations look like zoo animals. In Avanos, visit one of the historic red-pottery workshops and then head out onto the Kızılırmak, or Red River, for rafting or canoeing, or perhaps camel or horse-riding.

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Cappadocia Balloon Ride and Champagne Breakfast

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

Discover the stunning landscape of the Cappadocia region of Turkey from a hot-air balloon! Admire Cappadocia's beautiful scenery of tall, volcanic rock spires  ...  Read more

Location: Cappadocia, Turkey
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $169.79

3-Day Cappadocia and Ephesus Tour from Istanbul with Flights

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Maximize your sightseeing time in Cappadocia and Ephesus by flying between regions on a 3-day tour! After a flight from Istanbul to Kayseri, discover ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $640.00

Small-Group Cappadocia Tour: Devrent Valley, Monks Valley and Open Air Museum in Goreme

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Wonder at the natural and man-made treasures of Cappadocia on this full-day tour! Mother Nature has turned the region’s volcanic hills into crowds of bizarrely ...  Read more

Location: Cappadocia, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00

Southern Cappadocia Tour: Cavusin, Red Valley, Kaymakli Underground City and Pigeon Valley

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 7 Reviews

Take in the highlights of Turkey’s southern Cappadocia region on this full-day tour. With an expert local guide, delve into the extraordinary Kaymakli ...  Read more

Location: Cappadocia, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.15

Private Cappadocia Food and Culture Tour: Ayvali Village, Turkish Cooking Class and Wine Caves

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Feel, cook and feast like a local on this engrossing private food and culture tour in Turkey’s Central Anatolia region. Traveling by private vehicle with a ...  Read more

Location: Cappadocia, Turkey
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.50

Cappadocia Balloon Ride

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Discover Cappadocia from the air on this early morning 1-hour or 1.5-hour hot air balloon ride. Travel to the launch site in an air-conditioned minivan, and ...  Read more

Location: Cappadocia, Turkey
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $190.00

Ihlara Valley Tour from Cappadocia: Derinkuyu Underground City, Selime Monastery and Yaprakhisar

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

Discover stunning Ihlara Valley in the south of Cappadocia on this unforgettable full-day tour. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, your tour passes through ...  Read more

Location: Cappadocia, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.60

Daily Cappadocia Small Group Tour

Visit highlights of Cappadocia in one day with your expert licensed tour guide and a small group of fellow travelers. Walk through the Devrent Valley and ...  Read more

Location: Kayseri, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00

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