Side to Cappadocia

Side Tours offers you an excursion from Side to Cappadocia for 2 days at an affordable price for all guests who want to see the largest open museum in the world Goreme. An interesting trip and program on the way, a cave-style stone hotel, an experienced guide, distance, how much to drive, hot air balloon, reviews and much more.

Side to Cappadocia extensive explanation

You are going to spend your holidays at one of the most popular resorts on the southern coast of Turkey - Side, and prefer an active holiday? Then you should pay attention to an tour from Side to Cappadocia - a huge natural park in the center of the country, fascinating with extraordinary canyons, underground cave-cities, rock churches and fantastic landscapes. Here you will plunge into the mysterious world of magic, flying in a giant hot air balloon, and see from a bird's eye view unearthly landscapes that have remained out of sight until this moment. You can spend two days in this wonderful place, while getting a lot of unforgettable emotions.

Tour from Side to Cappadocia for 2 days is a wonderful trip for adults and for kids. For two days you can visit the main attractions of the region. In other words, Cappadocia means the country of beautiful horses, located in the east of the country between the cities of Kayseri and Nevsehir. In this fabulous region there are eight cities that are distinguished by a special atmosphere and color. Local caves and Goreme National Park are included in the UNESCO list. In this fabulous region, thanks to unusual natural conditions, the original landscape has been preserved. Until today, there are ancient sanctuaries and settlements that you can see inexpensively, but remember these impressions for a lifetime!

How far is Cappadocia from Side

Distance between Cappadocia and Side is 478 km, our bus is equipped with air conditioning and comfortable reclining seats especially for you. Travel time will take approximately 5 hours 48 minutes.

Cappadocia tour from Side consists of the following items:

  • Transfer of tourists from hotels by regions and departure on comfortable buses to Nevsehir.
  • Visit to the three-level underground city of Saratli. This city was discovered in the 90s and to this day archaeological excavations are underway there. You can see the remains of ancient pottery and other utensils of local residents.
  • Acquaintance with the amazing village of Cavusin, carved into the rock, and visit the church of St. John the Baptist. You will have a picturesque panorama of the "Three Beauties" valley, where you can take incredibly beautiful photos and enjoy the magnificent landscape.
  • A tour of the ancient settlement of Goreme, where you will see the popular attraction open-air museum. In this magical place, the churches are concentrated in the rocks, where the wall frescoes and paintings that have a historical heritage are still preserved. Byzantine paintings and the monastery complex will delight your eyes.
  • Visit a factory and an onyx souvenir shop, where you will have the opportunity to purchase a variety of souvenirs for yourself and your loved ones (jewelry, amulets from the evil eye and much more).
  • Ihlara Valley – a canyon of volcanic origin, 15 kilometers long and about 150 meters high. A large number of churches and houses of Byzantine monks are concentrated in the valley, who built these unusual structures in the rocks. You will not remain indifferent after viewing the bewitching rock art.
  • At dawn, you will go to the famous hot air balloon festival in Cappadocia. You will be able to book a tour and see with your own eyes the picturesque views of the wonderful nature, which is just beginning to awaken under the rays of the bright sun, and take amazing photos for memory. For those who do not plan to fly, we provide a transfer to the festival, where on one of the panoramic platforms you will have an unforgettable view of hundreds of huge balloons slowly rising into the sky.
  • Tour of the Pink and Pashabag valleys. You will be able to take photo and video shooting with huge rocks in the form of mushrooms and capture the unusual pink hue of this valley. On the way, you can buy wine products from local winemakers.
  • Visit to the valley of the Kizilirmak river (literally - "Red River") a great opportunity to enjoy the beauties of the local nature and see the longest river in Turkey with a length of 1151 km.
  • A tour of the city of Avanos, famous for its river scenery, pottery workshops and carpet weaving. You can not only see the production of local ceramics, which is made from red clay from the banks of the Kizilirmak river flowing through the city, but also purchase local ceramics and try yourself as a creator.
  • A tour of the region is conducted in groups with guides. Professional historical guides will provide detailed information about these places and answer all questions. On our Side Tours website you can book this tour online. Leave a request and our managers will contact you as soon as possible.

Konya city in Side Cappadocia tour

For example, tourists will have an exciting journey through the legendary city of Konya, which is also known as the "City of Rumi", where the famous philosopher Mevlana was born and lived. There is also a museum of the same name, a monastery, and the tour will take us to the most interesting places, having examined which, you can feel the philosophy and creative views on the life of the brilliant Sufi mystic Rumi. Konya is a very colorful and unique city, which is famous not only for its rich history, but also for its no less vibrant national cuisine. Guests who decide to go on a two-day excursion to Cappadocia from Side will have a unique chance to taste local dishes.

Side to Cappadocia price 2024

  1 Adult 45£
  1 Kids (4-8) 25£
  1 Infants (0-3) Free
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Side to Cappadocia program

First day

  • Cappadocia tour from Side will begin from a morning transfer from hotels on comfortable transport with air conditioning
  • Start of two day tour to Cappadocia, introductory information from the accompanying guide
  • Pause for rest and breakfast in a cozy restaurant with beautiful mountain views
  • Stop near Hasan volcano in Aksaray area, time for photo
  • Walk through the underground city of Saratly - the most famous rock city in the region
  • Stop for lunch at a local restaurant
  • Pause with panoramic views of the Derwent Valley (Valley of Fantasy)
  • Panoramic view of Monks Valley landscape
  • Magical Turkish village Chavushin - huge rock, which real houses and ancient churches inside
  • Pause for a photo on the panorama of the Valley of Love
  • Stop with a view of the Ortahisar fortress
  • Photo-pause on the panorama of the famous exposition of stone pillars Uchguzel or “Three Beauties”
  • Arrival at the hotel, check-in and dinner at the restaurant
  • Optional: visiting the show program of national folklore “Cappadocia turkish night”

Second day

  • Early morning departure on the fantastic Balloon festival
  • Tour on a hot air balloon (you can book this with guide) or a photo break with a view when balloons start
  • Return to Cappadocia hotel, breakfast and check out
  • Continuation of the tour along the route
  • Excursion in authentic souvenir shop of Anatolia stones with original jewelry made of natural onyx
  • Arrival at Göreme Open Air Museum and tour with guide
  • Panoramic view of the famous Pigeon Valley: stop for photo
  • Panoramic stop on Uchisar castle
  • Stop at a silk leather souvenir factory
  • Departure of the group towards Side
  • Rest in ancient Karavansaray Oresin han
  • Lunch at a local restaurant of national Turkish cuisine in Konya
  • Return transfer to hotels
  • ATTENTION! The order of sightseeing may change during the tour

You need to know

  • Tour days: monday, thursday, saturday
  • Tour hours: 05:00 - 20:00
  • Includes: transfer from the hotel and back, insurance, hotel accommodation, guides with specialized education, HB half board in hotel (breakfast + dinner)
  • Excludes: optional: lunch at the restaurant, drinks, hot air balloon tour, ticket to Goreme museum
  • Recommended: comfortable shoes, comfortable clothes, light jackets, water for way

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