|Hot air balloon flight, Göreme Panorama, Kaymakli, Uçhisar Castle, Göreme Open Air Museum, Paşabag, Avanos|
Start your day in Cappadocia from above! Our special 1 day private package starts with an incredible hot air balloon flight with Butterfly Balloons (note that the balloon flight is not private). After a break for breakfast at your hotel, you will be greeted by your guide and the driver to start the tour at the majestic vista point overlooking Goreme where you will receive information about the rich history of Cappadocia and the unique rock formations. From the panoramic view point, we will continue on to the biggest underground city, Kaymakli. Your guide will explain how locals carved these multi-level underground cities to hide from enemies. You can also see traces of their daily lives in the stables, wineries, temples, living quarters, air shafts, etc. Right after exploring the deepest caves of Cappadocia, we will climb to the highest ones: Uchisar Castle. Uchisar is the biggest rock-cut castle in the region, built during the Byzantine Empire. Next, time for lunch! You will experience authentic Turkish cooking in Cappadocia. After lunch we visit the highlight of Cappadocia – the Goreme Open Air Museum. Your guide will explain the meanings of frescoes covering the walls of thousand-year-old cave churches as you explore this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site. Next we visit Pasabag with the famous mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys as well as St. Simeon's monk cell carved into the rock. The tour concludes in Avanos, a picturesque town on the banks of the Kizilirmak River. Famous for its pottery since Hittite times, more than 4000 years ago, we will see a kick-wheel pottery demonstration and our guests are welcome to try their hand at this tradition. After Avanos, you will arrive back at your hotel around 17:00.
|Including: Licensed English speaking guide, Hot air balloon flight, Transportation with A/C vehicles, Lunch, Entrance fees, All taxes|
|Excluding: Beverages at lunch, Tips, Personel expenses|