We will have 2 days/nights in Goreme (our flight arrives into Kayseri at 8:15am, so we will essentially have all of this day, plus the next day). I want to make sure that we see all of the main sights of Cappadocia, but we will not have a car. We will likely stay right in Goreme. I was thinking of breaking it down like this:
Day 1 - Goreme Open Air Museum (since I understand it is a close walk from the town proper), hike to Uchisar Castle
Day 2 - Take this tour: goreme.com/history-and-adventure-tour-2013.p… I was looking for a tour that would hit the majority of the main sites. This one seems to do that, as it goes to one of the underground cities, Pasabag, Cavusin, and Rose Valley.
The other site I would like to see (based on what I've read) is Devrent Valley. Could we fit this in on day 1? And if so, how easy is it get to from where we will be? Will we need to take a cab? Or is there another tour that would hit everything on my "must see" list? I definitely want to have some time to explore so I'm not sure that I want to do full-day tours on both days.
Last question: the hot air balloon rides look fantastic, but they are so expensive! Are they really worth it? I also admit I'm a little nervous, after that accident in Luxor earlier this year... but from seeing the pictures, I think I could get over it! I also worry that might be too much in one day, as we would have to put it on the same day as the tour (day 2).
Thanks for the input! :)