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.
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.
The tour was amazing! The scenery was just beautiful and our tour guides were so knowledgable and the kindest people! Highly recommend this tour!
Sad we missed out on the ballon ride wind was too much and was cancelled the day of our ballon trip but other than that the cave hotel was an experience and the rose valley hike was beautiful a must do
Totally recomended!!!!! The hotel and the food were very good, the experience on the hot air ballon was amazing, the view and the feeling. Don`t miss it, it`s worth it.
This tour was soooo great. I had really wonderful time there.
All the scenery were awesome, especially Air Ballon Ride option. I cannot forget the scene forever :)
The guides were also very helpful and experienced. It was very interesting to listen their historical explanation about Cappadicia.
This is worthwhile participating in this tour.
Thank you very much for all of your organization and support.
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!
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.
The tour was great! The services were good and the land is magical. I most certainly comment it!
Robert Patrick B Australia
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.
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.
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
You have to do it , very nice trip , so profisional company ,
Good tour overall with excellent guide Sibel. Saw all the major attractions and learned about the history. Some places felt a little rushed but not like with the 5-day Aegean tour. Day 2 felt like a big shopping trip stopped at 3 places, but did not mind as they were high quality handmade places. Just felt rushed there as there was not proper time to look at everything and properly bargain prices down. They should either give more time for shopping, possibly at the end of the day without taking away sightseeing or not do it at all. Be warned, you have to wake up super early both days day1 was pick up time of 4:10am and day 2 was 5:30am. Wished we had option to fly in the night prior so we didn't have to wake up so early on day 1 and be dragging. All meals are included. Lunch on day 1 was the best meal we had in Turkey and also awesome house wine. Hotel was very nice and breakfast and dinner buffets were fantastic.
both tour guides were very good, full of information. Hot air balloon was the highlight of my trip, couldn't recommend it more. only down side was I was in a basket with no English speaking tourist. also found it quite hard to confirm the tour while in Istanbul, my mother had to call viator directly from Australia to find out my pick up times.
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