Cappadocia is perhaps one of the most beautiful, mesmerising and enchanting places not only in Turkey but the whole world. It is famous for its fairy chimneys but is steeped in history and culture so that it has become so much more than a geological wonder. The area holds something for everyone and you are sure to be astounded by its beauty should you visit.
After the eruption of Mount Erciyes thousands of years ago the build up of ash and basalt coupled by erosion across the plateau has led to the shaping of the most interesting rock formations that resemble tall mushrooms or some say ‘fairy chimneys’. These have been carved out and used as homes and places of worship since the beginning of human history right up to the present day.
Upon visiting Cappadocia, you will find whole cities several floors below the surface of the Earth and more importantly have the chance to enter and explore them. Of course there is the ever famous hot air balloon flight to make and even though this might not come cheap it really is a once in a lifetime experience and not to be missed.
In 2022, price of Alanya Cappadocia Tour is 55 € for adults, 40 € for children between age 4 and 7, free for children under 3 years old.
Every Monday, Thursday & Saturday, all year round. This is an overnight tour.
You will be picked up from your hotel or apartment by fully air-conditioned coach. You will then travel into the mountains in time for breakfast with an astounding view over the city and make the first visit of the trip to one of the underground cities of Cappadocia.
Lunch will be served consisting of testi kebab meat (usually lamb or beef) served in pottery and allowed to marinate in its own juices. This is a typical dish of Turkey and its name shouldn’t be misconstrued! The testi kebab will be accompanied by local dishes.
After lunch you will make stops at the panoramas of Ortahisar and Love Valley where aspiring grooms are known to come to make their proposals of marriage. You will then visit the rock village of Cavusin and the Church of John the Baptist.
The last visits of the day before arriving at your hotel will be to the monasteries in the Pasabag villages and the open air museum there as well as Devrent Valley. Devrent Valley is also known as the Valley of Imagination as the rock formations there resemble different animals and creatures.
Upon arrival at the hotel you will be able to clean up and attend the evening meal which is served in the style of a buffet. You may wish then to attend the Turkish Night put on by the hotel for your entertainment.
You will have an early start of approximately 04:00 to take flight by hot air balloon across the fairy chimney tops and the stunning landscape of Cappadocia. Upon your return to the hotel you will have some time to freshen up and have yourself some breakfast which is served as a buffet (this includes tea and coffee).
After breakfast you will gather your belongings and head off to the village of Goreme where you will stop to take in the panorama before heading off for some souvenir shopping in the Anatolian Stone Centre where you will be able to browse the natural stones found in the region.
After some light shopping you will set off for Pigeon Valley famous for the thousands of pigeons that nest in the soft rocks of the region. From here you will visit the castle at Uchisar which is the highest vantage point in Cappadocia and an ideal place to enjoy the views.
You will make one quick shopping stop before leaving the area which is a fine chance to browse the leathers that are available at a fraction of the price of most countries.
There will be a lunch break in Konya where you will be served local food before returning to Antalya and being dropped off at your hotel or apartment.
Cost of Alanya Cappadocia Tour is 55 € for adults, 40 € for children between age 7 and 12, free for children under 6 years old in 2022.
This trip is packed with so much to do and see that you will rarely notice the coach journey at all. For the travelling in between visits it can be a welcome break to sit / snooze on your comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.
Hot air balloon rides can be booked from the tour guide. You do not need to pre-book your flight.
There are different room sizes available from single to family sized rooms. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
Lunch is not included in the price of the trip but you will stop at recommended local restaurants where you may wish to try the typical cuisine and dine like the locals.