Mithra Cave Hotel Cappadocia
Cappadocia, a semi-arid region in central Turkey, is known for its distinctive “fairy chimneys,” tall, cone-shaped rock formations clustered in Monks Valley, Göreme and elsewhere. Other notables sites include Bronze Age homes carved into valley walls by troglodytes (cave dwellers) and later used as refuges by early Christians. The 100m-deep Ihlara Canyon houses numerous rock-face churches.
Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks also remain. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring 6th-century dome and rare Christian mosaics.
Once you reach Istanbul airport, you will have to catch a flight to Kayseri. On arrival in Kayseri, an agent’s representative will escort you to Cappadocia. Here, check-in your hotel. Rest of the time is at leisure that you can enjoy just the way you want. Later, sleep restfully at the hotel.
Wake up to a delicious breakfast and set off for a sightseeing session. If weather permits, you can also choose to go for a hot air balloon ride (at own) before sunrise. For sightseeing, you will be taken to amazing attractions of the city. Visit Underground city of Kaymakli or Derinkuyu and Ihlara Valley. followed by a visit to Belisırma Village, Yaprakhisar Fairy Chimneys, Selime Monastery, Uchisar Pigeon Valley, Agzikarahan Caravanserai, and Avanos. After a splendid day, come back to the hotel for a relaxing sleep.
After Breakfast Checkout from Hotel and get ready for Sightseeing of Cappadocia. Begin with natural citadel at Uchisar from where you can catch a bird’s eye view of the region. Now, proceed to Goreme Valley – the day’s highlight. In the valley you will get to visit Goreme Open Air Museum that is sure to bowl you over. Up next are Zelve – an ancient village and its caves along with Cavusin Village. After a pleasurable day, you will be transferred to Kayseri Airport to board your flight to Istanbul.
After Breakfast Your trip will also take you to Hippodrome. Monuments dotting in Hippodrome include Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, and German Fountain of Wilhelm II. Next, visit The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, where art collection from different civilizations of Anatolia is displayed. Up next are Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Imperial Mosque) and Saint Sophia (Aya Sofya). You will also get to explore Grand Bazaar and shop to your heart’s content. To add to the delight of your evening, you can choose to join a Dinner Cruise and Bosphorus by Night. Enjoy an exceptional silhouettes sightseeing of the city’s hotspots. Dig into a Turkish dinner with international cuisine, while sipping on refreshing drinks. Belly dancing and Folklore Show will keep you fascinated onboard. After an unforgettable cruise experience, come back to the hotel for a peaceful sleep. Optional: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise (charges extra)
After Breakfast Check out from Hotel and go sightseeing, if your flight schedule allows. Begin with Golden Horn and the Spice Bazaar, followed by an exciting boat trip on the Bosphorus. Capture the beauty around on your camera lens. Imperial Gardens of Yildiz Palace, Ciragan Palace, and Beylerbeyi Palace are the major attractions that you will watch from the boat. Disembark outside Rumeli Fortress (no interior visit) as your tour culminates near Taksim Square. Later Drop at Airport Catch your flight back home with fond memories.