4 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

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  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Duration:  2 days (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the 2-Day Cappadocia Tour with Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Excellent tour and guide!!
Our guide Fátima was very professional and knowledgeable. She explained us very interesting and useful things about history and places we were visiting.
The sights are gorgeous.
Our hotel Alfina Cave was great! It is a Cave Rock hotel and is very cute and comfortable inside.
We enjoyed very much our tour and was one of the highlights of our trip to Turkey, though we couldn't ride on the ballon because of the wind.
Don't miss this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2014

This tour was excellent. Our guide (Aykut) was both informative and helpful. Overall - a great experience!

Our overnight stay was at Capadoccia Lodge. It was a very good hotel - but in the middle of nowhere. There was nothing nearby so you had no choice but to stay in the hotel (however the buffet evening meal and breakfast were included in the tour price and were excellent).

The hot air balloon flight was conducted with military precision and was the highlight of our 3 weeks away - do not miss the balloon option; some travellers who were indecisive and missed out on this. It was completely safe with highly skilled and professional operators. They do not take chances and will not proceed unless the weather is appropriate.

Our guide was of great assistance and organised complementary transport to Kayseri airport (about 1 hour travel).

The only negative response that we can make is that a return flight from Kayseri to Istanbul was not included in the price. This lack of a prearranged return flight had caught out a number of travellers on our various Viator tours.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

The tour was great! The services were good and the land is magical. I most certainly comment it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. There was an issue of no information from the drivers picking us up in Istanbul and at Cappadocia but this was outweighed by the great guide, very friendly fellow travellers and beautiful location. Provided meals were very good and the balloon ride was very professionally run. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Perfect trip! We gonna come back for sure!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Everything was wonderful. This tour was the best part about our visit to Turkey. It is definitely worth the money. Great guides, food, hotel, and amazing scenery.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

My experience in the tour of Cappodocia was incredibly satisfying. The guide, Burcu, was professional, knowledgeable, and very patient. It was like being with a good friend. The sites were amazing, and the hotel was excellent! I will do this again for sure! Thanks for the memories!

samorah1973
United Arab Emirates

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

You have to do it , very nice trip , so profisional company ,

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2014

Definitely recommend hot air balloon ride however they were late picking us up and scared the hell out of us with their driving when we were dropped off. Otherwise tour was good, good tour guide who was very knowledgeable. Underground city was awesome. Hotel was way nicer than expected. Good service getting picked up and dopped off to airport, even had a guy to help us to our check in etc.

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2014

Our guide Deniz was brilliant and professional. Taught us a lot. Best yet, acted as our travel agent. Asked us our travel plans and made recommendations that made our trip 1000 times better. 4 stars because I don't love tourist traps which I felt like we did a lot of. More hikes. Just do the balloon

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2014

Shame the wind was against us for hot air ballooning! Amazing countryside, beautiful.

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2014

The only part that was okay was the hike on the second day...not much to see

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2014

The tour itself was very nice and I was fascinated with the area, cave hotels, the landscape was enchanting. Would have enjoyed a sunset with the red cliffs but it was not to be. The balloon ride had to be canceled because of high winds.
The logistics for this tour were a nightmare for me as I was not picked up at the hotel and had to arrange for a cab ride at 4:00A.M.; the plane ticket was for one-way which stills baffles me; when I was dropped off at the hotel the tour company was closed for the day and I had to arrange for air transportation back to Istanbul; it turns out the airport while it was listed as Istanbul was real some 40 miles away; the cab ride back was expensive. I would not use the tour company for any future plans.

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2014

nice arrangement, nice trip

3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2014

Tiring two days as the pick up was at 04.15AM for a 07.30AM flight to Cappadocia and then waited at the Tour office to join a 10AM tour. The Tours guides on both days are very competent and professional. Quite a lot of walking. the hotel accommodation was good, but I preferred to have stayed in one that is downtown especially the "Rock/Cave" types. Dinner was included, which was a pleasant surprise. I took the balloon ride option. Another pick up time at 4.15AM. I was a bit disappointed with the 50 minute ride, as it took quite a while to get off the ground and it did not go as high as others from a different company. Only about 20 minutes was the real up in the air time. Overall, it was a good experience.

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