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Fly to Kayseri. Upon arriving to the Kayseri-ASR_ airport, meet the guide and transfer to Cappadocia. Check in the very selective one. A Welcome Cocktail with wine selections. Dinner at the hotel.
DAY 2-Vine yards , Zelve Paşabağ
After breakfast, take start for discovering the vineyards!!! Upon arriving, you will be informed by technical team on vineyards. Then it is time to taste delicious wines… After lunch, excursion to the sightseeing; Zelve – Paşabağ where we will find interesting fairy chimneys and the possibility of seeing one of the first examples of a monk’s chapel. Return to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel
DAY 3- Göreme open Air Museum, Degustation, Devrent Valley, Avanos
After breakfast, visit the Göreme Open Air Museum, a semi pilgrimage center for Christians. Here we will see rock churches decorated by frescoes. Then visit to wine factory , after a brief information, time for degustation with cheese plate. Then head to Devrent Valley (Fairy Valley) for a short walk among the fairy chimneys. Visit to Avanos, known for its traditional pottery manufacturing. Return to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel.
DAY 4-Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley
Breakfast at the hotel then explore Derinkuyu Underground City, a fantastic example of an underground city, whose dwelling began during the Hittites (2000 BC) and became a large shelter for 12 different nations. Stop at Nar Göl (Crater Lake) with its hot spring water nearby. Then arrive at Ihlara Valley, a deep canyon with churches cut from the rock, resplendent with frescoes.
Take a walk through the valley to reach Belisırma( descent 150mt. in 20-30 min./by stairs. After you descended, keep on walking just through the riverside on path road for 5 km./footpath) . You will have your lunch at riverside restaurant with wine offer. Visit the villages Yaprakhisar,Selime and depending on the time Ağzı Karahan Caravansaray( Oil station of Camels!!!). Return to hotel. Dinner at the hotel.
DAY 5 –Uçhisar, Pigeon Valley, Degustation, Trekking through the valleys, Kızılçukur
We climb to Uçhisar Castle for a magnificent view of the Göreme Valley.Stop at ‘Pigeon Valley’ to pick up marvellous photos. Visit to wine factory , after a brief information, time for degustation with cheese plate then take a walk through the Ak Valley with an opportunity to see fairy chimneys. Continue walking from Çavuşin through the ‘Güllüdere Valley’ where we will stop typical Cappadocian formations and visit cave churches & monasteries ( descent 200mt. in 2 hrs./dirt path. Total walk distance in 5km ) . Arrive to Kızılçukur, a wonderful stop for watching the sun set with wine offer. Return to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel.
DAY 6 -Free day. Balloon ride will be arranged for that day. Early morning, you will be picked up from the hotel for sun rise with hot air balloon that has its unique cocktail of events, dipping down to pick the apricots from the tree in flight and soaring above the landscape, picking out landmarks never before noticed. Back to hotel. Pls.see the optional activities. Dinner at the hotel.
DAY 7-Mustafapaşa-Soğanlı Valley
After breakfast at the hotel, we head to Mustafapaşa where we will visit some old Greek houses. Then, onward to Cemil Village , Taşkınpaşa, and a visit to Şahinefendi, plus an opportunity to visit Sobesos, a recently discovered ancient Roman city. Drive to Soğanlı Valley for trekking and visits to the local churches. ( total walk 3 km.)Before heading back to the hotel for dinner, we experience a kilim weaving demonstration.
DAY 8- Transfer
After breakfast at the hotel, we check out and drive to Kayseri Airport for flight with full of energy and dozens of good memories, may be the plans for the next holiday…
Ps. the above program can be suited depending on your special interests and time