Five Days in Cappadocia

Start: Antalya Finish: Istanbul

Visiting: Antalya - Cappadocia, Cappadocia, Cappadocia - Overnight bus, Istanbul


Duration: 4 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Special diets catered: Vegetarians

Tour Operator: Intrepid Travel

Group size: 1 - 16

Age range: 18-29 years

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $390 $351

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Tour Overview

Take a short and sweet trip full of Turkish delights, hitting the country’s most renowned region –Cappadocia – on this five-day natural adventure. Discover the weird and wonderful world of fairy chimneys, rock formations and otherworldly surroundings of Cappadocia’s sprawling valleys, go deep underground to explore the hidden cities of Derinkuyu and Kaymakli and bask in local hospitality and authentic food for a true taste of the place. It’s not Turkey unless you’ve tried and tested their kebab, and you’ll have a handful of days to do so much more than that. You might call Cappadocia quirky, but we call it Turkey.

Highlights

  • iconGet a dose of good old-fashioned Turkish hospitality, staying with a local family in a traditional guesthouse in Ortahisar and watching the sun set over the valley.
  • iconExploring the underground cities of Derinkuyu and Kaymakli is mind-blowing – head four levels underground and discover where thousands of people used to live.
  • iconThe weird and wonderful world of Cappadocia might be the most unusual place in Turkey. Learn all about its fairy chimneys and sprawling rock formations from your expert local leaders.
  • iconCappadocia’s wonder is beautiful at all angles, but none more so than from on top. Consider the chance for a sunrise hot air-balloon ride, giving you the ultimate view of this awesome landscape.
  • iconThe thriving metropolis of Istanbul is where East literally meets West. With the option to extend your stay here, you’ve got the power to continue your Turkish escapade right away!

Places You'll See

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icon Day 1: Antalya - Cappadocia

Location: Antalya - Cappadocia

Accommodation: Pension

Meals: dinner

Ready? Let’s adventure – your trip starts bright and early in Antalya at 8 am. Meet your group leader and the rest of your group, then head to the bus station and travel to Goreme in Cappadocia by local bus (approximately 9.5 hours). Once arrived, take a leader-led orientation walk to get your bearings and maybe visit the Ortahisar Castle in the afternoon. Tonight you’ll stay at local host Nazim's house in Ortahisar who has an amazing spot with views over a secluded valley. Your family hosts will treat you to some true Turkish hospitality with home-cooked food – Cappadocia style.

Included Activities:
-Goreme - Dinner at Cappadoccian Family House

icon Day 2: Cappadocia

Location: Cappadocia

Accommodation: Pension

Meals: breaksfast

Weird rock formations, fairy chimneys and underground cities – Cappadocia is pretty wacky. This morning you have the option of taking an early hot air balloon ride over the landscapes at sunrise. Those who choose to opt in for this optional extra will have a seriously excellent time, getting high above the changing colours below as the sun rises. Later in the morning, head underground and explore some of the 36 underground cities in Cappadocia. These rabbit-warren metropolises were carved into the earth thousands of years ago. Discover the highlights of the region this afternoon, checking out Pigeon Valley and Deverent Valley – your group leader will know all the best places to stop. Later this afternoon, grab some wine and some local cheese and find a perfect vantage point to enjoy the sunset. Afterwards, you might like to check out the nightlife in Goreme, or for something more mystical, hit up a traditional sema performance of whirling dervishes.

Included Activities:
-Cappadocia -Kaymakli Underground City
-Cappadocia - Highlights
-Cappadocia - Wine and Sunset
-Cappadocia - Pottery demonstration

Optional Activities:
-Goreme - Whirling Dervishes - Sema Performance
-Goreme - Hot Air Balloon, Cappadocia Regular Flight
-Goreme - Hot Air Balloon, Cappadocia Deluxe Flight

icon Day 3: Cappadocia

Location: Cappadocia

Accommodation: Pension

Meals: breaksfast

Put your boots on and hike the hills and mountains to Goreme. One arrived in Goreme, spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing and deciding what to do. You might like to pull up a bean bag at ‘Fat Boys’ or, if you’re muscles are causing you grief, why not try a local hammam for a traditional Turkish spa treatment. Tonight is also yours to choose your own adventure, so get some of your travel crew together and head out for some dinner.

Included Activities:
-Cappadocia - Valley Hiking

Optional Activities:
-Goreme -Hamam Turkish Bath

icon Day 4: Cappadocia - Overnight bus

Location: Cappadocia - Overnight bus

Accommodation: Overnight Bus

Meals: breaksfast

Spend the day exploring the Cappadocia area some more. If you like, you can stop by the Goreme Open Air Museum – a medieval wonderland of old rock-cut churches and frescoes. For a very different taste of the diverse landscape around here, you could check out Avanos, or hire a bike and ride through the valleys out to Cavusin. Soganli Valley is another popular spot – it’s a bit of a drive but a great place for some local lunch and churches also with awesome frescoes. Keep in mind that tonight you’ll board an overnight bus bound for Istanbul (approximately 10–12 hours).

Optional Activities:
-Goreme- Bike Riding
-Cappadocia - Goreme - Open Air Museum

icon Day 5: Istanbul

Location: Istanbul

Arrive into Istanbul this morning, where you’ll say goodbye to your group leader and travel pals at a centrally located hostel. With no activities planned for today, you are free to leave at any time. That doesn’t mean your Turkish adventure has to come to an end! If you would like to spend more time checking out all Istanbul has to offer, including the Blue Mosque, the huge Grand Bazaar and the flowing Bosphorus, we’ll be happy to organise additional accommodation (subject to availability).

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    Local Pension (3 nights) Overnight Bus (1 night)

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    Meals

    3 breakfasts, 1 dinners

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    Cappadocia - Highlights

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    Cappadocia - Valley Hiking

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    Cappadocia - Wine and Sunset

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    Goreme - Dinner at Cappadoccian Family House

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    Cappadocia - Pottery demonstration

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    Cappadocia -Kaymakli Underground City

Accommodation

  • Local Pension (3 nights) Overnight Bus (1 night)

Transport

  • Public Bus , Private Vehicle , Overnight Bus

Included Activities

  • Goreme - Dinner at Cappadoccian Family House
  • Cappadocia -Kaymakli Underground City
  • Cappadocia - Highlights
  • Cappadocia - Wine and Sunset
  • Cappadocia - Pottery Demonstration
  • Cappadocia - Valley Hiking

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    Intrepid Travel requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 21 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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