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Cappadocia Dream - 2 Days Cappadocia Travel with Balloon Ride from/to Istanbul

İstanbul, Turkey

From $382.00

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Up to 4 days in advance.
  • 2 days (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Although many cross-country tours in Turkey only allocate a day to Cappadocia’s preternatural landscape and innovative architecture, most travelers find that a two-day tour strikes the right balance between seeing the region’s highlights and sacrificing time elsewhere in the country. See all of the highlights of Cappadocia comfortably during this two-day tour departing from Istanbul. Don’t risk running out of time to see all of the region’s unique natural heritage; instead, make sure you get to experience all of Cappadocia’s surreal landscapes, its cave churches, and the underground city.
  • Transport, tour guides and accommodation are all pre-arranged for you
  • Spend less time waiting in lines, and more time exploring Cappadocia
  • Breathe easy: get around comfortably in a non-smoking vehicle
  • Enjoy a memorable scenic sunrise flight by Hot Air Balloon

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • 1 night hotel accommodation including breakfast
  • Roundtrip domestic flights (Istanbul to Cappadocia to Istanbul)
  • Full-day guided tours in Cappadocia (Red Tour & Green Tour)
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride (Optional - You can add while booking this tour)
  • Professional English-speaking & Spanish-speaking tour guides for the duration of the day tours
  • Entrance fees
  • Transfers at the mentioned airports for domestic flights in the itinerary
  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off transfers in Istanbul and Cappadocia
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner & Drinks

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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Start time

04:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Istanbul new airport or Sabiha Gokcen airport for flight to Cappadocia.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The prices of package are valid for accommodation at the double or triple room. If you would like make reservation for single room(s), there could be supplement cost.
  • The pre-planned hotels are "The Cappadocia Hotel" & "Heaven Cave House Hotel" for your accommodation on this travel. You can choose one of them while booking. If preferred hotel by you is not available for standard/superior rooms on your travel dates, the supplier can replace it with an equivalent hotel.
  • Supplier will send e-tickets of your domestic flights at three days before of your departure date.
  • You will have 15kg luggage + 8kg hand bag quota for each domestic flight. If you will need more luggage capacity, please inform that to supplier.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Hot air ballooning is a fully weather-dependent activity and the Civil Aviation Authority determines whether the flight will be held. If your flight is cancelled due to inclement weather conditions, you are entitled to a partial refund. In such a case, your refund will be processed by the day after of that trip. The refund rate is the difference between options of "included balloon ride" and "excluded balloon ride" for the cancellations of the hot air balloon ride.
  • The Standard Balloon Ride has an One-hour approximately flight duration with 20 to 28 people capacity basket. The flight duration could be 50-55 minutes or 65-70 minutes. This situation depend the weather conditions before landing. Total activity duration is approximately 3 hours.
  • The children who 5 years old and under are not allowed to balloon tours.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 4 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 4 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cappadocia Dream - 2 Days Cappadocia Travel with Balloon Ride from/to Istanbul?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Cappadocia Dream - 2 Days Cappadocia Travel with Balloon Ride from/to Istanbul?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Cappadocia Dream - 2 Days Cappadocia Travel with Balloon Ride from/to Istanbul?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cappadocia Dream - 2 Days Cappadocia Travel with Balloon Ride from/to Istanbul?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips

I always go to Viator for I used it multiple times in the past as it is reliable and lots of options to offer.
Most of all the balloon ride was unforgettable and the pilot ( sorry I forgot the name) is great and very expert, landing smoothly, One flaw to mention : The ride time is too short.
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Magical Trip!
Everything’s perfect from our pickup from/to istanbul, the red and green tour, the cave hotel, and of course the once in a lifetime experience of hot air balloon. It’s truly magical!
Memorable trip with poor balloon ride.
Luna_M, Nov 2022
Hotel (The Capadocia Hotel) and excursions were excellent. Balloon ride was very poorly managed with no communication on the day of ride.
Everything was very nice!...
Luan_H, Nov 2022
Everything was very nice! We’d love to do it again. Food was delicious! Even the hotel in the cave really amazing.
Book on your own...not via Viator
arburrage, Nov 2022
The hot air ballon ride was amazing and the tour was great. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and his driver was helpful and courteous. The pickup however, was chaotic. The transport van had been overbooked and some were not willing to give up their children's seat when me and my friend arrived. We did get a seat and the tour went on without a hitch. When we arrived back in Instanbul we were unable to locate the transporation van and ended up having to get a taxi to our hotel. I woould not recomment booking this tour via Viator. You can easily make your own ground transporation, hotel arranagements and hot air balloon ride reservations seperately.
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Absolutely Fabulous!!!
LasanthaRanasinghe, Oct 2022
This tour was absolutely wonderful. The operators did a marvelous job organizing everything. All the pickups were on time, we never had to wait. We were given a WhatsApp number to communicate with the tour operators and we did reach out with a few questions at various points of our tour and all of the questions were answered almost immediately. The hot air balloon ride was amazing and so were the two tours. We had the same friendly guide on both days and she did a very good job explaining everything. The only minor complaint we have is the substitute hotel they booked for us. We had paid extra for the The Cappadocia Hotel but since that was not available they had booked another hotel for us (The Vigor Hotel). We were told that this was an "upgrade" from the The Cappadocia Hotel but the Vigor didn't really feel like an upgrade to us. This was the only disappointment of the whole tour. Overall this tour was fabulous and highly we recommend it .
Unexpected Happiness
Rosita_A, Oct 2022
Despite the fact that our hot air balloon ride was cancelled and refunded because of the gusting winds and light showers, we had a splendid time discovering the Cappadocia region. The airport transfer from Kayseri to our hotel was punctual with our names on paper (no confusion). As soon we arrived to our hotel named Cappadocia Hotel, we were greeted cordially by the hotel owner despite it being an early morning. The tour guide came shortly after with a nice and comfortable van. Our tour guide Osman is a patient and knowledgeable person; answered everyone’s questions elaborately. 5 total stops on the first day, lunch included. The second day we also had 5 stops in total. However a couple started complaining about our second stop because we were there more than an hour even though it was meant to be a 45 minute stop because a few people were shopping for local pottery pieces. They voiced out their frustration, but everyone else in the van was very compliant and understanding why more time was taken. I really appreciated how the tour guide (Osman) handled the situation as the atmosphere got a little tense in the van. To conclude it all, Cappadocia is a must visit region as the ambience, terrain, weather and culture are unique. We will be back for the hot air balloon experience!
Bashir_H, Oct 2022
MORE THINGS WERE IN MY PACKAGE THAN I EXPECTED .. SO MANY EXCELLENT SURPRISES.. CAVE HOTEL SUPER NICE .. Goreme valley and underground cave city very nice .. The GUIDE made everything perfect .. Hot air balloon ride.. epic .. Please always get a guide .. it makes everything better ..
Spectacular ride
Armando_A, Oct 2022
The whole trip was well organize and everyone was so friendly and helpful especially the tour guide and the hotel personnel. The ballon ride was worth the early start each day.
the hot air balloon is a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend to others.
Bhavna_D, Sep 2022
The tours was nice but a bit tiring especially the second day and we had to fly back to Istanbul. The most amazing experience was the hot air balloon at sunrise. thumbs up guys
Go for it!
yerocks1, Aug 2022
Beautiful bucket list experience checked off, thanks to this tour. Very nice experience. Seems to be on the expensive side but all things are taken care of. It was a great choice for solo traveler. Highly recommend.
Great Trip
BilalAhmad_M, Aug 2022
Tour was very well managed and we enjoyed a lot through out the trip. Guides were very helpful and knowledgeable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great experience! Tours...
Camila_Q, Aug 2022
Great experience! Tours on time and good organization and amazing hotel! A little tension for the last transfer to airport, but on time. Drinks not included.
Ntokozo_N, Jul 2022
Amazing trip! Both tours were great, great tour guides and locations. Hotel was great! Timeous information and great planning from tour curators.
Memory of life
Taufeeq_I, Jul 2022
Although every experience was wonderful during the whole trip. The most which will always be in my memories would be the balloon flight. My whole family liked it the most.
Cappadocia is a must in Turkey
Ryan_B, Jul 2022
This was a fantastic experience and very well organised by the company. The red and green tours were good fun and had knowledgeable and friendly guides. The hot air balloon ride is a must. We stayed in the Cappadocia hotel, which had a very welcoming host and had a lovely view. Definitely recommend.
Me G made this unforgettable!
Alvin_W, Jul 2022
First of all, all great tours start with an amazing guide, and Mr. G DID NOT DISAPPOINT! Want to see everything, have an amazing time, and have one of the best guides imaginable? Then this is the tour for you!
Cappadocia was wonderful
Joanne_L, May 2022
Wonderful underground city, walking through the valley and ballon flight. Awesome side trip to our turkey tour.
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OMAR_G, May 2022
Great experience, tour on time, excellent tour of the city and traditions. Nice demonstrations on the art of making carpets, ceramics, and jewelry. The balloon ride despite of being overcrowded, and a very cold morning was worth it , given the spectacular views. I suggest to cut down the shopping which took fair amount of the tour time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great tour, great value, nice to be with small group, but you still can't skip the shopping stops
Lili_F, May 2022
Cappadocia was wonderful! So much to see and so rich in history and culture. I joined a two-day tour. The guides for both days were great. Very knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. The food was good. The hotel was wonderful. The first day went smoothly, but on the second day quite some time (more than 40 minutes) was spent on waiting for guests ended up not showing for hotel pick-up. The tour started late already but unfortunately our group also spent too much time at the shopping stops-- almost three hours in total for the jewelry and carpet stops; The shopping stops tried to integrate some culture experience to our visit, which was nice, but... ) Although we seemed not really miss any stops, time allowed for later sites such as the open-air museum was squeezed. (only 35 minutes instead of 90 minutes as proposed).
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It was great!
Magdalene_T, May 2022
A memorable 1st day at Cappadocia viewing the amazing Goreme Open-air Museum and 2nd day at the Derinkuyu Underground City. Too bad the Hot Air Balloon was cancelled and our transfer in IST being delayed by 1 hr or else it would have easily been a 5 star program!
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