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Cappadocia Tour from Side (2-Days)

Unearthly landscapes, underground cities, and a multitude of hot air balloons at dawn… Turkey’s Cappadocia is one of the most enchanting places on Earth! Cappadocia Tour from Side is a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the ancient history, amazing architecture, and memorable landscapes of the region. Dive into a world of fairy tales, history, and unparalleled natural beauty! You will leave this place with vivid memories, fabulous photographs, and a firm intention to return again!

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Cappadocia, with its unique underground cities, breathtaking valleys, and millions-of-years-old rock formations, is a captivating world that everyone should see at least once.

Nature of Cappadocia

The landscape of Cappadocia is an amazing symphony of natural wonders that attracts travelers from all over the world.

As a result of volcanic eruptions in the Erciyes, Hasan, and Gullu mountains, an extensive plateau of volcanic tuff was formed. Over time, under the influence of erosion and wind, incredible rock formations, cliffs, ridges, and patterns on the earth’s surface emerged.

The lunar landscapes of Cappadocia inspire many artists, photographers, and travelers. Their uniqueness and amazing beauty attract tourists from all over the world who want to see this unique natural phenomenon with their own eyes.

The landscapes of Cappadocia are also characterized by their unique colors and shades. From soft shades of pink and orange to earthy and beige tones, these landscapes create a colorful and picturesque scene, especially at sunrise and sunset.

Hot Air Balloons

To fully experience the beauty of dawn in Cappadocia, you can take a hot air balloon ride. A myriad of bright balloons rise into the sky at sunrise, creating a unique spectacle. A leisurely flight over the alien landscape is one of the most vivid entertainments in the region. From the basket of the balloon, you can enjoy breathtaking views and get a lot of impressions for life!

Historical Heritage of Cappadocia

The history of Cappadocia spans millennia. Located in the central part of Anatolia, Cappadocia has long been a place of collision and intertwining of various civilizations and cultures.

From the earliest times, various peoples settled here, including Hittites, Phrygians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans. Cappadocia was a crossroads of trade routes and played an important role in the political and economic life of the region.

One of the most important moments in the history of Cappadocia is the formation of the Christian community in the early centuries. The first Christians fleeing persecution by the Roman Empire arrived in Cappadocia in the second century AD. Forced to hide from the Roman army, Christians built entire underground cities (monasteries) in the rocks, equipping them with storage and living spaces, churches, and temples, and thinking through ventilation and water supply.

The Byzantine era also left its historical mark in Cappadocia. Emperors fortified the region’s borders and built defensive fortresses. One of the bright examples of constructions of that time is the Uchisar Fortress, which served as an important defense during periods of wars and conflicts.

Over the centuries, Cappadocia continued to develop and transform under the influence of various empires and peoples. Today, you can explore many architectural monuments, rock churches, and monasteries here, visit archaeological museums, and, of course, enjoy the unique magnificence of nature.

How much does Cappadocia Tour from Side (2-Days) cost?

Cappadocia Tour from Side (2-Days) costs (price) 59 € for adults, 34 € for children 4 between 9 years old and children under 4 years old are free.

Side Hotels – 03:30


  • Hotel Transfer (Both Ways)
  • 1 x Breakfast (Open Buffet with Tea & Coffee)
  • 1 x Dinner (Open Buffet)
  • Professional English Guiding
  • Entrance Tickets
  • Comfortable Bus (Full A/C)
  • Hotel Accommodation (3 Stars Hotel)
  • Insurance


  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Drinks & Lunch
  • Göreme Open Air Museum

“Please note that we have no hidden costs”

What do you need to bring with you?

Sun Cream, Sun Glasses, Camera, Comfortable Clothing, Comfortable Shoes, Hat, Overnight Bag.

Cappadocia Tour from Side (2-Days)

The tour to Cappadocia from Side lasts two days and includes a one-night hotel stay. The journey begins early in the morning when a comfortable bus will pick you up from your hotel. Cappadocia, a world-famous natural wonder, is approximately 450 kilometers from Side. Your trip will be safe and enjoyable, thanks to a professional driver and adherence to all safety regulations.

Throughout the tour, you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable, qualified guide. They will provide comprehensive information about the places and attractions you will visit during your trip.

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From the first moment of arrival in Cappadocia, you will be enveloped in an amazing and mysterious atmosphere. Your first day of acquaintance with Cappadocia will begin with a visit to the underground city of Saratli, a tour of the famous Uchisar Fortress, and a panoramic walk through the unique valleys of Cappadocia. Picturesque valleys, where whimsical rock formations are located, will leave many pleasant impressions: Cappadocia, with its lunar landscape, will surprise even the most demanding tourist.

Underground City

The Saratli Kirkgoz underground city has a long history, existing here since the early Byzantine era. Descending into the underground labyrinth, you can explore living quarters, workshops, warehouses, barns, kitchens, and water wells while the guide tells the story of this underground city.

Uchisar Fortress

This defensive structure is a remarkable engineering and architectural achievement. The fortress walls, carved directly into the rock, served as protection and refuge for the local population in times of danger. Inside the fortress, there are numerous cave rooms, tunnels, and passages, rock storages, and churches.

Climbing to the top of the fortress, located on a high rocky hill, you can take stunning panoramic shots and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

Valleys of Cappadocia

After a hearty lunch, a panoramic journey through the valleys of Cappadocia awaits you by bus. Pigeon Valley, Imagination Valley, Monks Valley, and, of course, Love Valley… Each of these valleys has its own unique natural character and attracts with its features. You will be able to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of these places, learn their secrets, and take stunning photos surrounded by delightful landscapes.

Accommodation in the Hotel

At the end of the first day’s excursion program, you will be accommodated in a hotel and have dinner. Dinner at the hotel restaurant is offered as a buffet with a wide selection of dishes.

“Night in Cappadocia” Show

Optionally, you can continue your evening by attending the dance show “Night in Cappadocia” (paid on-site). Magnificent Turkish music, bright costumes, and traditional dances invariably attract visitors with their color and spectacle.

Hot Air Balloons

Every morning in Cappadocia, dozens of hot air balloons soar into the sky. Optionally, for an additional fee, you can also take a hot air balloon flight and enjoy the awakening of nature from the basket of the balloon.

After the flight, a hearty breakfast awaits you at the hotel. Charged with energy, you will set off to explore several famous sights of Cappadocia. Uch Guzel (Three Beauties), the rock city of Cavusin – each of these places deserves your attention.

As part of the second day’s program, you will get acquainted with the unique crafts of Cappadocia. You will be able to visit a ceramic workshop and step by step see the process of creating amazing handmade items.

Uc Guzel

A distinctive symbol of Cappadocia, “Three Beauties” is a complex of three rock pillars. The rock formations resemble mushrooms with caps – these monoliths have grown and formed here for thousands of years.

Rock Settlement of Cavusin

Cavusin is a rock riddled with rooms carved out by ancient inhabitants centuries ago. Remarkably, the human made caves served as living quarters until the 1960s! You can walk through the “rock apartments” and enjoy breathtaking views of Cappadocia from their windows.

The main attraction of Cavusin is the Church of John the Baptist. The oldest church in Cappadocia is carved into the rock, presumably in the 5th century. You can walk under its stone vaults and explore the frescoes that have survived to this day.


In the second half of the day, the excursion ends. It’s time to head back. A comfortable bus will take you back to the doors of your hotel in Side.

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Questions & Answers

How many people can fit into a single room for the Cappadocia Tour from Side?

You will be notified when rooms suited for your party are available for booking. There are several room sizes available to suit even the largest families.

Is there anything specific I should pack on my Cappadocia Tour from Side?

First and foremost, bring proper footwear since there will be some walking during the trip. Don’t forget to pack an overnight bag and a small change of clothing.

Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat are always recommended for this journey. An nighttime shawl or additional sweater (seasonal).

Bring money in addition to the required snacks since you never know when something will strike your attention.

Also, don’t forget to bring your camera! The photo opportunities are excellent; you’ll regret not having a camera with you!

How do I book the Cappadocia hot air balloon flight?

You can also book this Cappadocia Tour also with a Hot Air Balloon Flight. The link below will help you.

Cappadocia Tour With Hot Air Balloon Flight From Side

How much is Cappadocia Tour from Side?

It’s 59 € for adults, 34 € for children between age 4 and 9, and free for the children under 4 years old.

Reviews of Cappadocia Tour from Side (2-Days)

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Stanislaw Oslizlo
Stanislaw Oslizlo

Tarik, our tour guide, was outstanding. He arrived at our hotel on time with his driver, and the car was spacious and perfectly clean. Throughout the day, he kept us informed and showed us all of Cappadocia’s sights. If you are short on time and want to see everything the area has to offer, I would highly recommend this tour. It’s a long day, but it’s well worth it.

Heart Lou
Heart Lou

Do not delay in booking this tour. Tarik was an excellent tour guide. Very informative and detailed description of Cappadocia’s beautiful region and historical culture. Thank you,, for providing such an excellent tour guide! Please make sure to book with Tarik if possible. Thank you for the wonderful experience.

Tina Sweeney
Tina Sweeney

One of the most enjoyable tours I’ve ever taken! The tour guide was informative, entertaining, and accommodating. One of the highlights of my trip to Turkey was visiting the underground cities and Imagination Valley. We would definitely return back to Side again.

Helen Coleman
Helen Coleman

Wonderful tour! Tarik, our tour guide, was fantastic! We had a great time in Cappadocia and saw all of the important sights. Thanks

Saqib Hanif
Saqib Hanif

What an incredible and educational excursion we had with Taarik and our driver. We visited all of the major attractions in Cappadocia. Very good pace, with plenty of time at each stop and the ability to customize throughout the day. Because it is a full day trip, it is excellent value for money. Taarik is without a doubt the most knowledgeable guide! Strongly recommended!

Sarah Caizley
Sarah Caizley

Very personable, with extensive knowledge of the area’s history, made the tour interesting and enjoyable. I wholeheartedly recommend this tour to everyone!