3 Days Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul

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Tour Overview

Experience the wonder and history of Cappadocia on this 3-day tour departing from Istanbul. This extended journey provides a holistic exploration of the region’s fascinating landscapes, underground cities, and ancient ruins, allowing you ample time to soak in the surreal beauty that surrounds you.

Day 1: Fly to Kayseri/Nevsehir from Istanbul – Zelve Open Air Museum & Fairy Chimneys Tour

04:00 You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and transferred to Istanbul airport.
05:00 Arrival at Istanbul airport for flight from Istanbul to Kayseri or Nevsehir
07:00 Flight from Istanbul to Kayseri or Nevsehir
07:55 Arrival at Kayseri or Nevsehir airport. Upon arrival at the Kayseri or Nevsehir airport, you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to Cappadocia where you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your tour with a professional guide to begin your full-day tour of Cappadocia.

First, you will visit the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Drive to Pasabag Valley (Monks Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos. In the afternoon you will visit the Zelve Open Air Museum in Cappadocia. The museum features a series of carved caves and ancient churches, providing a glimpse into the region’s monastic history. Lastly, before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castles of Uchisar. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Lunch
  • Accommodation: Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel OR Romantic Cave Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 2: Rose Valley & Kaymakli Underground City Tour

For an optional extra, book an early morning hot air balloon ride and experience breathtaking aerial views of the valleys. Please note that this activity comes at an additional cost.

Depart from your hotel around 9:30 am to visit Red Valley and explore the famous rock-cut churches, and hike 5 km through the Rose Valley (Gulludere Vadisi). Then visit Cavusin Village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of Christian clergymen. After lunch Drive to the Pigeon Valley (Guvercinlik Vadisi). In the afternoon visit Kaymakli Underground City or Ozkonak Underground City. Where early Christians lived in fear and faith. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel at around 4:00 pm.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel OR Romantic Cave Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 3: Derinkuyu Underground City & Ihlara Valley Tour – Fly back to Istanbul

Depart from your hotel around 9:30 am for Derinkuyu Underground City to visit the huge refugee settlement carved by early Christians, where they could hide from persecutors. From Derinkuyu continue to the beautiful valley of Ihlara, Formerly known as peristerema. Explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike 4 km through the valley. On the way back visit the monasteries in Selime village (Guzelyurt).

At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will be transferred to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your late evening return flight around 7:00 – 10:00 pm (1 hour 30 minutes flight duration) to Istanbul. END OF OUR SERVICE and TOURS.

  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: No accommodation is included on this day.

Important notes:

  • Please note that your return flight from Kayseri / Nevsehir to Istanbul will arrive at either the New Airport in Istanbul or at the Sabiha Gökçen Airport depending on the availability of flights on the ticket purchase date.
  • If you have a preference to return to a specific airport in Istanbul i.e. Sabiha Gokcen or Istanbul New Airport, you must request your choice of the airport in Istanbul by email prior to your tour booking. Any changes requested once your booking is confirmed will incur an additional cost.
  • Upon arrival at Istanbul airport, you will have to arrange your own pick-up service from Istanbul airport to your hotel in Istanbul. This transfer is not included as part of your package tour services with us. Our service ends upon your flight arrival at Istanbul Airport.

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • Pick up from Istanbul hotel and transfer to Istanbul Airport (on the European side of Istanbul only)
  • Domestic flight tickets from Istanbul to Kayseri or Nevsehir and from Kayseri or Nevsehir to Istanbul only
  • 2 nights in Cappadocia at a cave hotel including breakfast
  • English-speaking guide during the tours
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary: (B) breakfast, (L) lunch
  • Visits and entrances fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Local taxes and service charges


  • Drop off transportation service from Istanbul New Airport OR Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Istanbul Hotel upon returning to Istanbul
  • Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride.
  • Optional tours mentioned in the program, they will be provided at an additional cost.
  • Services not mentioned in the program.
  • Drinks with meals.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).


  • Hiking shoes
  • Camera


  • This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour.
  • The regular group tour has shopping stops included in the tour.
  • The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place.
  • For 1 traveler: 1 Single Room Accommodation
  • For 2 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room Accommodation
  • For 3 travelers: 1 Triple Room Accommodation
  • For 4 travelers: 2 Double/Twin Rooms Accommodation
  • For 5 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room and 1 Triple Room Accommodation
  • Vegetarian lunch option available upon request.
  • The normal arrival time in Istanbul is between 8:00 – 10:00 pm. If you are planning on reserving your plane back home that same day, we recommend you book a plane ticket from 12:30 am onwards, to avoid missing your flight.
  • On flights luggage allowance is 15 kg per person for checked in luggage. For carry-on, you can take up to 8 kg per person. One carry-on is allowed per person.


  • Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
  • You can book up to 2 days before (Istanbul local time) if there are still places available. If less than 2 days before start of your requested tour date, please contact us by email or phone as it would be a last-minute booking that will need to be checked for availability before your tour reservation is confirmed.

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  1. Susan F.

    Great trip, amazing tour guide – very glad I did this. Onenationtravel.com offers student pricing and were very kind to me about helping to get the discount. Cappadocia is a great site and I was so glad I went!

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  2. Bernadette A

    Our entire group had a great experience with your travel agency!
    Thank you! I’ll encourage my friends to all leave reviews with TripAdvisor or any other online review you prefer.

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  3. Benjamin K.

    Truly the best trip I’ve ever taken! One nation travel was amazing in helping us plan and navigate through our Cappadocia trip!

    Will use them again and recommend all my friends use them as well.

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  4. Rajeev A.

    Just came back from Cappadocia trip via One Nation Travel and had a wonderful experience. We had two local tour guides who were absolutely phenomenal. They answered all the questions we had and were always on time. It was a truly once in a lifetime trip and I would definitely recommend using them.

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  5. Virgilio Y.

    I found this tour through One Nation Travel website and it was so easy to book. I didn’t have to worry about making my reservation with a travel agent. The 3 Day trip to Cappadocia was also affordable and took us to such a beautiful place. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and informative, and my wife and I both loved our hotel. I would recommend it to anyone.

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  6. Meenakshi S.

    We had a great time on our 3-day tour of Cappadocia. The hotel was very nice and the food was delicious. Our tour of the city was very informative and enjoyable. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Cappadocia.

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  7. Tamseel F.

    We’ve recently returned from a mesmerizing three-day adventure to Cappadocia, organized by One Nation Travel. This journey was rendered even more spectacular with a magical hot air balloon ride and an enthralling Turkish night show. The experience was undeniably remarkable. We were guided by two phenomenal local guides who consistently provided insightful answers to our queries and remained perfectly punctual at all times.

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    3 Days Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul
    3 Days Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul

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