Experience the natural beauty of Cappadocia on a 2-day budget tour, with overnight round-trip transfers from Istanbul. Explore the tufa landscape and rock cut settlements of both north and south Cappadocia, and stay overnight in a cave hotel.
Transfer to Istanbul’s main bus station late in the evening to take the overnight 20:30 coach departure to Cappadocia. Relax on the 11-hour journey, with 3 rest breaks for your personal needs. Please note that for this part of the tour you will be unaccompanied.
Upon arrival at Goreme bus station, transfer to your Cappadocia hotel for breakfast and to freshen up by 09:30. Then, drive to the Devrent Valley to see the unique “fairy chimneys” of twisted tufa rock. Marvel at the uninhabited, lunar landscape, before going to Pasabag Monk’s Valley for a closer look at the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Continue to the city of Avanos on the banks of the Kizilirmak (Red River) for lunch. Next, explore the rock cut churches of the open air museum of Goreme, and learn more about the early Christian settlements. See the natural rock castles of Uchisar, before driving back to your hotel for an overnight stay in Cappadocia.
Enjoy breakfast at your cave hotel. Then, take a full-day tour of South Cappadocia, starting with the Red Valley with its famous rock-cut churches. Hike through the beautiful Güllüdere (Rose) Valley, before going to the village of Çavusin, famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. After lunch, drive to Pigeon Valley, named for its hundreds of dovecotes. Visit Kaymakli Underground City to see where the early Christians lived. Then, transfer back to your hotel, passing the natural castles at Ortahisar along the way. Transfer to the bus station at approximately 20:30 to catch the overnight coach back to Istanbul. There will be 3 rest breaks on the approximate 11-hour journey for your comfort and convenience.
The bus is scheduled to arrive at Istanbul’s main bus station between 07:30 and 09:30, depending on traffic conditions. This is where the tour services end. You can take the free shuttle bus to Aksaray or Taksim, provided by the local bus company, or take the underground back to the city center on your own.
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