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6 Days Istanbul & Cappadocia Trip - Including Balloon Ride & Camel Safari

6 Days Istanbul & Cappadocia Trip - Including Balloon Ride & Camel Safari

By Cappadocia Tours by Locals
This 3 days tour, starts and ends in Istanbul. Book that pre-planned guarantee departure tour, and then soak up some of Turkey's rich history when you visit Ephesus and Cappadocia. Two nights accommodation at cave hotel, 2 full-day guided tours, 2 lunch, 2 breakfast, and airport transfers are all included. For an even more unforgettable experience, wake up early for a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the fairy chimneys (optional).
per adult (price varies by group size)
Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 18-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 2 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • XX nights hotel accommodation including breakfast
  • Flight Tickets : Istanbul to Denizli - Izmir to Istanbul or Izmir to Cappadocia
  • Professional tour guide who licenced by Ministry of Culture and Tourism
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off services for each mentioned tours and transfers on itinerary
  • Transfers at the mentioned airports for domestic flights in the itinerary
What's not included
  • Dinner & Drinks
  • Entrance fees of the museums (Your guide will have pre-paid tickets to skip the line.)
  • Entry/Admission - Hierapolis & Pamukkale
  • Entry/Admission - Cleopatra Pools
  • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale
  • Entry/Admission - Tire

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Option 1
    İstanbul, Türkiye
  • Option 2
    Antalya, Türkiye
  • Option 3
    Marmaris, Muğla, Türkiye
  • Option 4
    Bodrum, Muğla, Türkiye
  • Option 5
    Pamukkale, 20190 Pamukkale/Denizli, Türkiye
  • Option 6
    Kuşadası, Aydın, Türkiye
  • Option 7
    Selçuk, İzmir, Türkiye
  • Option 8
    İzmir, Türkiye
  • Option 9
    Cappadocia, Türkiye
  • Option 10
    Göreme, Aydınlı - Orta, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Türkiye
  • Option 11
    Ürgüp, Nevşehir, Türkiye
  • Option 12
    Avanos, Nevşehir, Türkiye
  • Option 13
    Uçhisar, Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Türkiye
  • Option 14
    Ortahisar, Esentepe, 50650 Ortahisar/Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Türkiye
Pickup details
  • The hotel pick-up & drop-off services are valid for the central hotels in Istanbul, and airports of Istanbul. If you would like get the pick-up & drop-off services from the hotels near / outside Istanbul, please ask the availability of this service for your hotel.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turkiye
    • Istanbul International Airport, Istanbul Turkiye
    • Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkiye
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 236057P150

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • The prices of package are valid for accommodation at the double or triple room. If you would like stay at single room, there should be single room supplement cost.
      • Your accommodation will be in Vintage Cave Hotel / Cappadocia. If this hotel is not available for standard/superior rooms on your travel dates, the local tour operator can change it to equivalent hotel. The local tour operator will inform you that detail next 72 hours after your booking to this trip.
      • The pick-up time details are approximately. The team of local tour operator will contact you each day for give you information about the exact pick-up time details of next day.
      • The local tour operator will send the e-tickets of your domestic flights six days before of your departure date. Some days, there are no direct flight between Cappadocia and Izmir(Ephesus). That's why, this domestic flight could be a connecting flight if there are no direct flight on your travel date.
      • You will have 15kg luggage + 8kg hand bag quota for each domestic flight. If you will need more luggage capacity, please inform that to us.
      • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
      • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
      • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
      • The Standard Balloon Ride has an One-hour approximately flight duration with 20 to 28 people capacity basket. The flight duration could be 50-55 minutes or 65-70 minutes. This situation depend the weather conditions before landing. Total activity duration is approximately 3 hours.
      • Pick-up Time for Hot Air Balloon Ride : Summer (April to October) 03:30am to 05:00am - Winter (November to March) 05:00am to 06:00am. Exact pick-up time will be informed you at the late afternoon one day before.
      • Hot air ballooning is a fully weather-dependent activity and the Civil Aviation Authority determines whether the flight will be held. If your flight is cancelled due to inclement weather conditions, you will be refunded the cost of hot air balloon ride. "t weather conditions, you will be refunded the cost of hot air balloon ride.
      • There are no any guiding service by the licensed tour guide for hot air balloon ride. The staff and pilots will assist you on your balloon ride experience.
      • The children who 6 years old and under are not allowed to balloon tours.
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

      • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
      • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
      • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 236057P150

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      • Cappadocia Tours by Locals
        Goreme, Türkiye
        Joined in January 2020
      • seyitnazara
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Magical day
        Very good, nice, excellent. Very friendly captain of the balloon and his Team. Team photo for memory
        Written 20 November 2023
      • MonaVP
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        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        I booked this tour through another site that did not have these revies available. I wish I had taken the time to find the reviews on trip advisor and I would not have booked this. First, there is no clear communication from him, so you really don't know what times you will be picked up, till you reach out. This company subcontracts the tours to other companies, so except for the balloon you will not get the complete experience. If you have the time, do it separte you will be better off. The baloon ride company was great, no issues with them. The group was also good., The second tourthat his company outsourced to, was also good, the group was lovely and diversed, which also made it a blast. The worst part, I didn't get to complete that tour with that group. I was split out during one of the stops (didn't get to say bye), and put in a Uber/taxi alone to another location to an ATV place and another group, whom I spent no time with. The group was also a group from India, I pretty much arrived when they were ready to leave. When i arrived I was asked if I wanted a driver, I said sure figured it would be a faster ride, but had no issues going on my own. From past experiences, that is how it goes. Not this time, We got 10 minutes in and at the first stop. a few minutes in a see two more people come to the group, and he is now litterally asking people (inexperienced and people who I don't know) to take me. Not at all discussing it with me. In this amount of time he could have asked me and brought another ATV for me to ride, instead of me ruining someone elses experience and my own as well. That person who I sat behind was pissed and i was totally embarrased. (also mind you she almost ran into people twice) . I was more pissed to find out that the person who was taking the ride from me was a non -paying friend of the tour guide, and the other firl was with the other tour guide of the group. It ruined my whole experiende. I called this tour operater, the next day. Frankly because I was pissed and didn't want to say the wrong thing. Defensive mode was an understatement, it was a lot of I should have called (in middle of an ATV ride, sure). I shouldn't have had a private driver it is an extra fee (but he asked, if he didn't want to he shouldn't have asked). He now has to contact them to get there side,(sure, he is going to say he brought a non paying person on a tour). Apparently, I should know a lot about this guy's business, when I didn't even know the times). I've written this off as a loss/donation , he might think he got away with something. Since it has been 2 days and I've heard nothing.
        Written 3 November 2022
      • selby63b
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent trip ,well worth the experience .The only down side was a Turkish Airlines cancellation of our flight meaning that we missed our balloon trip.
        Written 5 October 2022
      • Singlemomwithteens
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Worst. Booking through TripAdvisor/Viator and 3 other companies is a confusing mess.
        DO NOT BOOK THIS DISORGANIZED TOUR. worst excursion I’ve ever had. First know that this is a Viator tour so they supposedly send messages to you there (a different app) even though you buy here. Also it is three different companies so none of them know anything about the full day. You do get the itinerary the night before but I had to have my hotel call because it was terrible not knowing. Worst organized package ever. Our air balloon was broke so we had to wait for a second d and we’re last to go up. Finally we did a good fly over the city. The Red Tour I did not see in any communication so I had no idea. But we opted out so we could hire a private driver and see the caves. Honestly we just wanted a private tour and would have paid the original tour company but then they fought with my hotel people and were so unhelpful. Trying to just meet up to ATV later but they changed the time on us 3 times. Then The ATV people were the biggest joke. the car that picked me up even though I wanted to take a taxi scared me. It’s Far away in someone’s house and sketchy!! No way!!! Check photos. I left and took a taxi home. Why would I pay this much money for unprofessional and TERRIBLE DAY. Joke! My hotel Koza Cave did a great job trying to communicate and get clarity and even they said it was terrible.
        Written 12 July 2022
      • drfulda
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Worst ALV experience in Cappadocia
        The package is made by a company that subcontracts 3 companies for the overprice activities. The balloon activity was increíble as well as the red tour even do we started late. The organizers asked for our names, age (2 adults, 2 teens and a 10 year old) where given days before our package trip. They charged me in advance as 5 adults. When we got there, the teens couldn’t drive the ALV ( if they knew they where teens why didn’t say anything before charging me). I had to cancel the ALV and they did nothing to help me. Now I am waiting for the refund of the ALV that they said they where going to do.
        Written 3 July 2022
      • Hyder M
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        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Average experience for balloon tour and bad experience for atv tour
        There was no confirmation from trip advisor till 5:00 pm day before the trip I was not even sure if I will be picked up next day at ~4:00 pm, eventually after multiple time me calling the tour company I was confirmed 4:10 am pick up, which was on time but the ballon company was very disorganized they did not launch the balloon till well after sunrise, every other company around us was already up in the air, while we stood there waiting for it balloon to be ready. The balloon ride was the highlight of our trip to goreme, and that was ruined by a bad experience. The red tour was awesome so that part was good. The atv was the absolute worse very rude unprofessional guides, eventually when we came back we had to wait a good 30 plus minutes because our shuttle back was not there. So wet and tired we waited i the cold as it had rained during the atv tour and they tour operator had not even provided any rain cover other operators around us had all provided rain covers. Needless to say I would not recommend this $250 experience.
        Written 22 June 2022
      • Glez85
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Cappadocia tour deal
        I recommend this tour for those who like me didn’t have much time to visit cappadocia. It’s very intense day but in my opinion very worth it. It’s an early start but the view and ride pays off the effort,absolutely stunning.the red tour was also very good and interesting as we had one of the best guides Özay who loves his job. Such an amazing and interesting person to listen and talk to. Very prepared and professional. The quod tour was also very nice and unlike many others the tour was long and fun. The guys were very kind and polite. Choose this tour if you like dynamic’s a full day but in my opinion worth it. The timing and organization was excellent.
        Written 8 June 2022
      • kimial2022
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        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        DO NOT BOOK
        They cancel you once week before without any explanation!! Save yourself the headache and do not book this!!
        Written 3 June 2022
      • Ashland4053
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing landscape and fun ride
        The tour guide was very friendly and funny. Mustafa! Thank you so much. He was fasting and still was able to entertain and took care of us all day. The lunch was amazing
        Written 9 May 2022
      • Coastal711503
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        beautiful combo
        good value for money, convenient pick up from hotel, friendly staffs, although the tour did not provide much info during he valley tours, due to the limited time, if ou nned more talking tour, suggest you book the three - four days tour
        Written 2 May 2022
      • safiahs2022
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great company to tour with
        Hot air balloon and the ATV tour were fantastic, we absolutely loved it. Also the guide for the red tour was highly knowledgeable and very nice
        Written 17 March 2022
      • rodneywollam
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        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Once in a Lifetime Experience
        Pros: The morning balloon ride was nothing less than once in a lifetime spectacular. It is so good it alone is worth one hour flight from Istanbul. I forgot to bring a jacket and they were nice enough to lend me off of their own backs! The red tour guide (from I believe it’s called Pata travel agency) very helpful and a good conservationist. Unfortunately I had to miss the ATV ride due to airline canceling my flight and forcing me to take an earlier one. The red tour guide (I am so bad with names and I forget his (I’m sorry)) went out of his way to help me get back to the hotel in time to catch the ride to the airport. Cons: The balloon ride is packed full with 23 other people in the basket with you, so there is no room to move around. The red tour has two stops that are designed to pressure you into buying rugs and jewelry (I tell you American salesmen are puppies next to Turkish ones). However these are small things related to the overwhelming positives. Overall it cannot be rated anything less than 9/10.
        Written 6 November 2021
      • Joste S
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fun and learning experience!
        This tour is done by Pupa Travel. Transportation, great! It was a new and comfortable ride with USB ports to charge your electronics. The guide was very helpful explaining every stop. The lunch was very good as well. But the best of the tour, it's that everything was included except for the souvenirs.
        Written 12 March 2020
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