CAPPADOCIA TOUR-2 DAYS/1 NIGHT DEPARTS FROM ISTANBUL Cappadocia,a dreamy slice of central Turkey dotted with ‘fairy chimneys’ (rock formations), has a history in every bit and has a remarkable landscape. Volcanic eruptions created this surreal moonscape: the lava flows formed tuff rock, which wind and rain sculpted into sinuous valleys with curvy cliff faces and pointy Fairy Chimneys. Cappadocians chiselled homes in the soft rock, paving the way for cave-dwelling hippies and today’s boutique Fairy-Chimney hotels.The area’s most extraordinary phase was during the Medieval Era, when the valleys were a refuge for Byzantine Christians. The religious troglodytes established monastic settlements, and their cave churches add a biblical solemnity to the Flintstones-like region. The Göreme Open-Air Museum,a World Heritage site,has the best collection of chapels and living quarters, most dating to around the 11th century. 18.30.Pick up from your Hotel in Istanbul,and transfer to our Office.Company shuttle pick-up from our Office at:19.00 to 19:30 and transfer to bus terminal.20.30 Take a 11 hours bus ride to Cappadocia Arriving in Cappadocia next morning around 07.00 am.Upon arrival and continue to the site DAY-1 CAPPADOCIA/NORTH: 09.00 Pick-up from your Hotel,drive to Devrent Valley.Walk 1 km through the Fairy Chimneys in Devrent Valley,Paşabağ ,practice pottery production with the ancient technique in Avanos,visit to Göreme Open Air Museum holding the earliest churches and chapels carved in Fairy Chimneys presenting finest examples of frescoes, Pigeon Valley, petrified valley of Uchisar Castle,the highest point in the region,Esentepe;Panorama for the best view of the region 16.30 End of tour,Transfer to your Hotel.Overnight at Cave Hotel in Cappadocia. DAY-2 CAPPADOCIA/SOUTH 09.00,Pick up from your Hotel,drive to Red Valley.Walk 2 km into the wonderland at Red Valley, and the Village of Çavuşin old Christian Village with rock-out dwellings. Underground City of Kaymaklı, rock-cut city beneath the earth up to 8 levels where early Christians used to hide from Roman and Byzantine persecution. Explore the rock formations in Çatalkaya. Last visit Mustafa Paşa which inhabited Greek Orthodox families until the beginning of the 20th century. 16.30.End of tour,free time at leisure up to 20.30 20.30 Depart from Cappadocia,arrival in Istanbul next morning at:07.00 am To the bus garage Otogar FAQ - additional info (English): The bus company provides Free shuttle services to some areas in ıstanbul.Sultanahmet-Taksim etc. please let them know where you want to get off. Includes Transportation by A/C,No smoking wehicles,visits,conducted by expert licensed guides,Entrance fees,Lunch during the tour.