Cappadocia In One Day Small-Group Tour from Istanbul: Rose Valley, Ortahisar, Kaymakli Underground City and Pigeon Valley - Reviews

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Maria B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Awesome experience! It was so nice to have a look at the fairy caves. We enjoyed a personalized and well-documented tour. Got to Cappadocia on time and visited main places. All in one day!! If you will spend a few days in Istanbul and want to have a taste of nature don't hesitate booking a tour to Cappadocia!

Ada United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

One of the best experiences I had. This visit is highly recommended. The history of Cappadocia is amazing as well as the natural formations. If you like nature and history, do not miss this trip. Capadocia has been the highlight of my trip to Turkey. The guide was outstanding Be prepared to walk and to hike a bit just a bit. A must.

buddha

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Amazing

Andrew V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

The trip begins with an early morning flight from Istanbul to Kayseri where we were picked up by an van for a 60 minute drive to Cappadocia. This region is absolutely beautiful, with incredible geological formations and the historic, and lovely, cave churches. Our guide Hafiz was excellent. He was very interesting and had extensive knowledge of the region's geology and history. We also had a very delicious lunch at a cave restaurant and visited a ceramics factory.

ANILAH Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

Incredible experience hiking in the 'Red Rose Valley' and the 'Kaymakli Underground Museum' was so heartfelt learning about the history. The landscape and breathtaking views of 'Ortahisar' were simply amazing.
The lunch was at a old Cave and it was brilliant the way the place was set up. Really added to the experience.

Hafiz our guide was brilliant he was very informative and left nothing out. He also answered every question he was asked. Full of knowledge and an amazing guide. He was polite and always kept us in the loop for everything we were doing and had planned to do. His love and admiration for his home town Cappadocia was heartfelt.
Highly recommend this tour as Cappadocia has so much to offer. Such an amazing experience!

Ken M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2017

I took this tour a year ago but it was worth it. I do recommend it. Everything was organized great and on time for a one day excursion.

cmln1973

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2016

Amazing tour, beautiful places to visit, Unforgettable experience. Our guide, Famous, was so kind.

Neels E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

I really want to commend Hufzullah Ekmen as well as all the drivers for the excellent services and safe driving they provided during the private tour to Cappadocia July 11, 2016. Their hospitality was exceptional and is greatly appreciated. This pleasant trip will be remembered for a long, long time. Also a big thank you to Ferudan Bayram for his administrative support in Istanbul.

Nicole H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Wonderful day, beautiful place, great tour guide and food.

Karina C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Had an amazing day in the fantastic place!! Very early morning start in Istanbul but everything through the airport, shuttle transfers and meeting the tour guides was seamless. The guide was great. Informative without overloading with info. He was also happy to adjust things to our groups pace. A good lunch too! All in all, a great tour and well worth the effort for the day trip from Istanbul!! Just be prepared for a long day!

Ken M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Pictures can't describe the visual experience of seeing Cappadocia. My guide was great in showing the area and explaining the history of Turkey. It's a long day from 4:30AM to 9:30 PM , but is worth it on any vacation to Turkey.

D D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Cappadocia was on my list of places to visit in Turkey, and I'm certainly glad I took the time to visit! Although the tour started off on a rough note with a mix up with the pick-up time 2 hours earlier than noted, thus causing me to run out the door in my pajamas, I was brought from my Istanbul hotel to the airport where I was able to quickly put myself together and board a flight to Cappadocia. The rest of the trip went very well and without a hitch! The guide in Cappadocia had superb English and went out of her way to provide any additional service or piece of information needed for our small group of 3. We visited all the sites listed in addition to two others which my guide wanted to share with me because I had missed the previous days activities which the other two in our group had participated in during their arrival a few days earlier. I highly recommend this tour, as it is not to be missed for those traveling through Turkey. Simply outstanding!

francov Panama

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Very helpful staff... all from the management to the choffeurs, tour guides... no complaints whatsoever. Would recommend it very strongly... even the lunch was nice.

Jennifer G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Fantastic!! Unique landforms we will probably never see again. Fairy chimneys, cave houses, underground city of Kaymakli.
The only de traction was the hard sell at the carpet making factory. We wasted 11/2 hours here and nobody wanted to buy a rug or carpet.
No problems with the flight, great guide. Long day but highly recommended.

Karen J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

An excellent trip our guide Fatima was great, very knowledgable and friendly. A very long and tiring day 20hours a 4 AM start. Perhaps some of the walks could be shortened.thoroughly recommend it

Korri J USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This is the number one tour you absolutely have to see. It is a little costly because of the plane ticket but was the best tour we took in Istanbul. The lunch was good and in a nice hotel. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Also we got lost one time which was our fault and they looked/waited for our return before taking off.

Valerie L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Try to get tour guide Fatima who is not only a wealth of knowledge but makes sure everyone is well cared for!

Mani D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was amazing!

robert moore m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

excellent. great tour and guide.

Robert D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Excellent guide, Benjamen sorry for Americanized spelling, Mr. Benjamen. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and had an excellent sense of timing. Thus he kept us out of the crowds and gave us lots of valuable time to explore. This is a fascinating part of the world, one we look forward to seeing in more detail in the future, thanks to the services of our excellent guide. Also, there were some little issues with transfers for our co-travelers, but they were taken care of very capably by the young man who took us to the airport. Altogether a most exciting and excellent experience.

Gita

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Really great way to see Cappadocia for people without much time. Highlights of the trip were walks through Monks Valley and Rose Valley.

Patricio S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

This tour was amazing!

Jjallen36

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

We had just one day to see this absolutely fantastic part of Turkey and this tour did it all for us. We left our Istanbul hotel at 4:40 AM and returned at 10:30 PM so you must be prepared for that long day. We were lucky and had a sunny day and even in November is was warm enough to be able to enjoy everything.

The sights are even more stunning than one sees in the pictures and photographs of other people. Our guide took us to everything promised and we had a wonderful lunch at a very nice restaurant. The shuttle ride from the airport in Keysari to the landscape we wanted to see was 30 to 45 minutes and we made a couple stops along the route to drop off other travelers on the shuttle. Our shuttle driver spoke very little English so we were not exactly sure of "the plan" for our tour, but once he dropped us off at the meeting point with our guide for the day everything ran smoothly. There were only 4 of us plus guide and driver in a very comfortable mini van.

We loved the tour and very highly recommend it. Even if you have only one day and no chance to take the highly touted balloon ride over the area, what you will see will amaze you.

Rhoda S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Very comprehensive tour!

Eugene B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

All of the connections were all met from the hotel pick up to getting to the flight and the return from the tour back to the airport and hotel. It was nice not to have to worry about all of those connections. The tour guide was very informative and well versed in the area.
The main thing you might examine is after we got off the plane a young man picked us up in a van, didn't say a word, no greeting, no comment about what was to happen next. Here were were traveling for an hour and a half through this very magical, mysticall, and fantastic scenery for an hour and a half and the driver had absolutely nothing to say. The tour with some explanation about where we were and how the day was to unfold would have been not only courteous but helpful for the travelers. The young man seemed to be very unhappy and not enjoying his job very much. The tour could have been very improved by some commentary for that first hour and a half instead of just riding with an angry driver!!! Once we met the tour guide she was great. Thanks for asking for our opinion. Eugene Bartell

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