Cappadocia hot air balloon tour from Istanbul. Watch daylight appear above the Cappadocia during a sunrise hot air balloon ride and see the first rays illuminate the rugged fairy chimneys. Breakfast is included with drop off at either the Kayseri airport or your accommodation in Cappadocia. And Cappadocia Full-Day Tour after balloon flight.
|DEPARTURE LOCATION||Istanbul Airport (IST)|
|DEPARTURE TIME||01.15 am.|
1.15 am Pickup from your Istanbul hotel and transfer to Istanbul airport. You will receive your Flight Tickets after reservation. You will be met at the Cappadocia airport with your name written on a paper for Cappadocia transfer. You will enjoy the breakfast when the balloon is being inflated which takes 20 minute then take off for the breathtaking balloon ride. It is a privilege to witness the sunrise in the air in Cappadocia. Pass through the most beautiful valleys of Cappadocia just like a bird. Fly over the fairy chimneys as your pilot is informing you about the region. The tour route covers the most spectacular views of Cappadocia. After this approx. 60 min. tour, your professional pilot, with the help of the ground team, will land. And finally, after the landing, a celebration with refreshing drinks (non-alcoholic) is waiting for you. On the spot where you land we deliver your flight certificate specially made for your name and continue to celebrate our successful flight. Then finish your tour at 8:00 am with a transfer to for breakfast.
Then, Full-Day tour with lunch: Start the day visiting Devrent Valley, also known as “Imagination Valley”, this is the most surreal-looking landscape. Your next stop will be Pashabagi also called the Monks Valley because Christian hermits chose to locate hermit cells and churches in these three-headed pinnacles symbolic of the Holy Trinity, it is possible to see all the stages in the formation of fairy chimneys at this spot. Proceed to Avanos (Venessa) the pottery centre of Cappadocia, this village is set on the banks of the Kizilirmak/Red River. The river gets its name from the red clay it deposits. You can watch the potters at work using kick wheels, the technique which has remained unchanged for generations. You will have lunch in a local restaurant before continuing to Goreme Open Air Museum. The world’s most important Byzantine cave churches are found in these once remote valleys where monks and nuns pursued monastic life from the 3rd century on. Here you can see the best preserved Byzantine cave wall paintings and frescos from the Iconoclastic period through to the end of Seljuk rule. Icons with scenes from the Old Testament and the New Testament above portraits of Church Fathers and saints depict the structure of the Byzantine universe. Panoramic view point Esentepe. With a spectacular view over Goreme, see the complete view of Goreme valley and Goreme village: fairy chimneys, rock formations and cave houses. End your day with Uchisar Castle. This tall rock, the highest point of the Goreme region.
6.00 pm. At end of the tour you will be transferred to Cappadocia airport for your return flight to Istanbul. Upon your arrival in Istanbul, you will be met at the airport with your name written paper and transferred from the airport to your hotel in Istanbul. End of our service.