2 DAYS PRIVATE CAPPADOCIA TOUR FROM ISTANBUL BY PLANE & HOT AIR BALLOONING
Take the hot air balloon flight in the morning. First place in the tour is panoramic view of Göreme. You will get information about history and geological formation of Cappadocia while watching the lunar like landscape. Following the information, free time to enjoy with the view.Derinkuyu Underground City will be the next destination after half an hour driving.This underground city was first used as a shelter by the late Romans against potential Arabian invasions later as a natural food storages by local people . Derinkuyu is the deepest underground city in Cappadocia region.You will be at the entrance of Ihlara Valley after 45 minutes drive. Ihlara Valley was formed by the volcanic actions of Mt. Hasan, next to Ihlara Valley. Afterwards, Melendiz River eroded the valley for millions of years besides the layers cracked and fell down. Eventually, 80 meter- deep canyon was composed. Whole Valley is 14 km. length. In the past, generally Christians lived in the several parts of the Valley; also they carved churches and painted them.Hiking will last 1h 15m. Then you will arrive to restaurant for lunch. After lunch our guide will take you to a unique place, Yaprakhisar. You will see the best examples of conical fairy chimneys. Yaprakhisar is known as “Star Wars Movie Set”.Our tour will go on with a carved rock monastery. The monastery looks like a castle, but shelters, churches, chapels, bedrooms, storages and big cathedral proves us its being a monastery. You will have chance to take a rest while we are driving to pigeon valley after rugged climbing on monastery. Upon arrival to Pigeon Valley, pigeons will meet you on the top of the valley.Their eggs and droppings were used for different purposes. Thus, local people gave importance to pigeons and carved many houses for them at the slopes of valley.Our tour will end with transfer back to Nevsehir airport and you will take the flight back to Istanbul. Then we will transfer you to your hotel.