Day 0116th August ‘19
- Arrival at Kayseri – Cappadocia (D)
Upon your arrival at the Kayseri Airport, you will be met by a Rahhalah representative, and you will head to Cappadocia (approx. 1.15-hour drive, 75 km).
Note: 2 group airport transfers will be arranged.The exact timing will be advised in due course. Additional transfers can be arranged at extra cost.
You will enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace until the evening when you will all meet for a welcome dinner.
Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 0217th August ‘19
- Goreme Open-Air Museum –Cappadocia – Meskendir Valley – Red and Rose Valley – Cavusin – Pasabaglari (B, L)
You will start the day by visiting the Göreme Open-Air Museum, a UNESCO Heritage site. The frescoes inside this museum represent unique samples from the iconoclastic period. Afterwards, you will proceed to the Meskendir Valley, where you will follow the path which is full of old cave houses and complexes from the early Christian civilization. From the Meskendir Valley, you will cross over to the Red Valley: the most beautiful valley in Cappadocia with its stunning formations and colors. From time to time, you will pause to admire rock-carved churches hidden in the valley or drink tea or orange juice in the local tea gardens. You will continue your walk towards Cavusin: one of the first Christian villages built in the Cappadocia region. After lunch, you will head to the amazing Pasabaglari Area.
Walking time: 5 hr; Walking Distance: 9 km.
Day 0318th August ‘19
- Akvadi (White Valley) - Horse Riding in the valley of Cappadocia – Avanos town(B)
After breakfast, you will head to Akvadi (the White Valley), where you will walk following an old riverbed, used today for vineyards.
At the end of the trail, you will embark on a thrilling, horse-riding adventure among the fairy chimneys and the unique landscape of Cappadocia.
In the afternoon, you will head to Avanos town which is famous for its pottery since Roman times.
Walking time: 1/2 hr; Walking Distance: 3-4 km.
Horse Riding time: 1-1,5 hours.
Day 0419th August ‘19
- Hot air balloon tour –Uchisar– Pigeon Valley (B)
Very early in the morning, you will go for a hot air balloon tour, which will offer you the best opportunity to enjoy the spectacular and surreal landscape of Cappadocia from above. After this tour, you will visit the highest viewpoint of Cappadocia. The view from the top of the Uchisar fortress is breath-taking. You will then proceed towards the Pigeon valley, walking down directly to Goreme, where you will enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace, relaxing and shopping.
Walking Time: 2-3 hr; Walking Distance: 4-5 km.
Day 0520th August ‘19
- Derinkuyu Underground City – Antalya (B)
After breakfast, you will head to Ihlara. On the way, you will visit the incredible underground city of Derinkuyu (8 floors, going to 64 m. in the ground), carved, centuries ago, as a shelter in times of siege and continuous raids. A vast hidden city under the plains of Central Anatolia with 8 stories, and the word “Swiss cheese” is the best way to explain this structure. Afterwards, you will head to Antalya.
Transfer Time: 6-7 hr; Transfer Distance: 540 km (Goreme – Derinkuyu - Antalya).
Day 0621st August ‘19
- Explore Antalya – Mount Olympos with Cable car(B)
Today you will spend the day exploring Antalya Kaleiçi Old town, Perge, and Aspendos.
Kaleici, the old city centre of Antalya, combines the aesthetics of old and new. It is one of the most frequented areas of the city with its historic buildings, entertainment facilities, hotels and restaurants.
You will start your visit from the historical centre, passing by the Emperor Hadrian's Gate, the Hidirlik Tower, the Yivli Minaret, the Kesik Minaret, and Kaleici with its narrow streets, historic houses and ancient port.
You will finish the day with a visit toPhaselis, going up to the summit of Mount Olymposwith acable car. From there, you will enjoy one of the best views on the Mediterranean coast.
Day 0722nd August ‘19
- Leisure Day (B, D)
Enjoy the day exploring Antalya at your own pace, before meeting all together again in the evening for a farewell dinner.
Day 0823rd August ‘19
- Transfer to the airport/ Departure from Antalya (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Antalya airport for your departure.
Note: 2 group airport transfers will be arranged towards the airport.The exact timing will be advised in due course. Additional transfers can be arranged at extra cost.