This was an awesome tour. We are a family of four with two kids 4 and 8. First day we started early from Istanbul around 4 am pickup from our hotel. The tour operator had an agent who helped us through the airport check-in process which I appreciated. Once in Cappadocia we were picked from the airport and then taken to meet our tour guide she was great by the way and then started our trip with a 4km 2.5mi hike which our kids managed to do. Then we visited the the underground city which was amazing and the kids loved scampering through the tunnels, most of which were the right size for their heights! The tour operator put us up in a very nice hotel 4 star that had dinner and breakfast included.
Day 2 we opted to do the balloon flight so we started early morning again around 4am and were back at our hotel by 8am. That gave us just enough time to grab a proper breakfast from the hotel. Highlights of day 2 for us were the pottery demo and the Pasabag valley, both of which our kids enjoyed. We also liked the open air museum although the kids got bored.
As I mentioned previously out guide was fantastic. She loved hanging out with the kids, was very knowledgeable and friendly. Also Please spend the extra to do the balloon flight. it's totally worth it it and the landscape is amazing.
Cappadocia with its special landscape is a good substitute of going to the moon.
On the other hand, the historical sights, the underground cities and churches, the arts and crafts you see over there, an excellent guide and it was the perfect experience.
Amazing scenery, guides, watching the sunrise in the hot air balloon was spectular, really enjoyed the experience.
It was one of the best tours we have ever taken. Everything was well organised and we didn't have to worry for a single thing right from when we were picked from our hotel at Istanbul till we were dropped at the Kayseri airport back on the second day.
The tour guide UNLUER KOCAN was an amazing guide. He was so informative , sweet and courteous and we enjoyed his company. He used the time in the most efficient way to show us the most and in the best possible way. He gave detail information regarding anything we want to know about that place and Turkish specialities in general.
The stay was so comfortable , food was delicious and balloon ride was definitely one of the main highlights that should not be missed.
Overall this tour was definitely a 10 on 10 experience and it someone is reading this review to consider this tour I will say GO FOR IT and you won't regret your choice.
My recommendation is to take the balloon tour. It's a bit more expensive but really worth the experience. We got free lunches both day which was not mention.
Would have like to stay at the cave hotel but Lykia Lodge was good as well although far from Goreme if you want to explore it.
The entire tour was an amazing experience! The food, the accommodation and the hot air balloon ride is a must. Our tour guide Ünlü was excellent and his English was also very good.
Our guide is very good and helpful.
Tour was fantastic, great balloon ride, accommodation and food. 4 am start in Istanbul, too early. The only issue is to make sure you have booked your return flight from Cappadocia- this tour would be better if it was included as many people had no idea they had no return flight to Istanbul until they got to Cappadocia-
We were picked up at our hotel and transported to the airport. At the end of our two day tour we were once again transported back to the airport. Our tourguid was excellent and the hotel we stayed in for the night as well. Lunch both afternoons were great The hot airballoon ride was everything I hoped for. I can highly recommend this tour.
This tour exceeded expectations. Hot air ballooning easily a highlight. Both tour guides I had were really good. The logistics of the whole process for me went well. Pick up times and scheduling were well organised between various parties. Hotel and meals were also really good.
For me the only minor downside was not knowing what the daily plan was given that it wasn't following the schedule outlined on website. It would have been nice to know so I could prepare what I needed for the day. Given this it did not impact how I felt about the tour overall.
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