Spend three days taking in the highlights of UNESCO-listed Cappadocia, including a visit to an underground city, a tour of the fairy chimneys in Devrent, Pasabag and Goreme valleys, and an optional sunrise hot air balloon flight. This 3-day tour from Side includes accommodation and dinner, as well as visits to Cavusin village, Uchisar castle, the pottery town of Avanos and the Mevlana Museum in Konya, the spiritual home of the Whirling Dervishes.
I dont know how the company do the trip for the money, the hotel was clean and comfortable, with a swimming pool and lovely food. It's a long drive each way but there are ample stops. The hot air balloon in €230 each, the 2 museums were €11 each for both. The swirling devishes ceremony was €20 each and the turkish night was €30 but this included all drinks. We did both nights but the swirling devishes was not worth the money and was not fun, you had to sit in silence whilst they did a one hour serious ceremony. No one really enjoyed it, but the turkish night was excellent and enjoyed by all. The balloon trip although a lot more expensive than we expected was amazing from start to finish. The €10 euro per day lunch was worth every penny. We only bought water and soft drinks from the hotel but they were cheap enough, just over €1 for a large bottle of water. We were taken to 3 shops, and shown demonstrations, but not left waiting too long for people to purchase things. I bought a gorgeous leather coat for €350. But there wasnt too much pressure to buy anything.
The guide aaram and driver were very professional. Dont hesitate to book this trip, it was the highlight of our holiday.
My husband and I loved the tour and at the price shown, was excellent value
Accomodation and evening meal was provided, but then you are sold the extras .. 30 euros per person for lunches, 20 euros per person for the whirling dervish show, 30 euros per person for the Turkish night.
Entrance fees to the caves and Goreme open air museum 9 euros each
We chose not to go to the shows as having been to Turkey before, we had already experienced them and as the days were long, we knew we would just want to relax in the evening and not get ready to go out after dinner.
The hot air balloon flight is a must but at 175 euros each, was very expensive, but something we couldn't have missed out on.
Cheaper balloon flights must be available, but we were told we had to book with our tour guide. This was arranged at the start of our tour and details passed onto the balloon company. make sure you have a passport or driving license with you, as this will be required to book
The 4am wake up call couldn't come soon enough. The balloon flight takes place at sunrise.The pilot was so skilled and the flight and views were amazing.
The Stone Concept hotel where we stayed was adequate and so was the food provided. Self service breakfast and evening meal
There was the usual buying trips to ceramic leather and jewellery outlets. These are to be expected on a tour in Turkey
Our guide, Ehran was friendly and welcoming. We were the only British on the tour, but his English was very good and he was very knowledgeable.
Although our cheap 3 days trip turned out dearer than thought, our tour was fantastic and an experience not to be missed.
Better than last years tour where we didn't stop at the majority of the advertised sights. At least this year we stopped in Konya, although we still didn't stop at Sultanhan for the Kervansaray visit.
The hotel was OK although the main room lights didn't work and the hotel didn't sort this after reported. Drinks in the hotel were very expensive.
Kapadokya is a must see destination there is very much deserving of a visit but less than 3 days is a waste of time although our final morning saw us waiting outside a leather outlet for 2.5 hours while the tour operator tried to earn more commission.
Yet again we did not stop ate the Kervansaray. At least this year we did stop in central Konya for Mevlana Museum unlike last year. The restaurants chosen for lunch were extortionate for drinks and the whole trip felt like an extortion - 10EUR for lunch, 150EUR for a balloon trip etc. etc. Even the hotel charged 3.60 for a small beer and was definitely not 4 star. Our room light did not work and when reported wasn't fixed.
The supplier description wasn't as supplied and the final morning had a 1.5hr waste pf time at a leather outlet after the previous time spent in ceramic and onyx outlets.