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3 Day Trip to Cappadocia from Side


Looking for some special things to do in Side, Turkey or nearby locations? Spend magical 3 days exploring the fascinating rock formations of Cappadocia in our unforgettable 3 day tour!


  • 3-day trip to Cappadocia from Side hotel
  • Captivating landscapes with fairy chimneys and underground cities
  • Rich history and culture to explore
  • Hot air balloon rides at sunrise
  • Underground marvels dating back thousands of years
  • Cozy hotel for gazing at the starry night sky
  • Unforgettable memories and a sense of wonder

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Cappadocia tour from Side: 3-Day Trip to Unesco World Heritage Site Cappadocia - Vigo tours

** Cappadocia trip is a very costly tour as a tour operation. Our tour operation concept is to keep the tour participation fee low and to earn from the extras during the tour. Our most important extra income is the hot air balloon tour in Cappadocia (in case of reservation). For this reason, it is not accepted by us that you join a tour with us and book a balloon from another company in Cappadocia. All Cappadocia tours from the Antalya region (Side, Kemer, Alanya, Antalya and Belek) are the same. Cappadocia Balloon tour reservations can be made through our tour guide on the first day of the tour. **

60 million years ago, the volcanic mountains of the region, Erciyes, Güllüdağ and Hasan Mountain began to form Cappadocia with volcanic lava erupted. Today, 3 mountains are not active, but Cappadocia is quite active as a place worth seeing. Today Cappadocia is one of the world's leading balloon tour centers.

The civilizations created by people who lived hundreds of years ago, a mystical atmosphere dating back to the early years of Christianity, the symbol of the resistance of faith against oppression, starts in Aksaray, which is decorated with underground cities, churches and monasteries, passes through Nevşehir and Niğde, and ends in Kayseri. All these lands are known in history as Cappadocia. But the most beautiful examples of this region, the most surprising views around Nevşehir. Ürgüp, Göreme, Ihlara Valley, Zelve, Avanos hosts the most spectacular geography of Cappadocia.

Cappadocia , which is a world wonder, is an excellent picture drawn on the earth's surface by the nature!

Cappadocia will fascinate you very deeply!

Cappadocia is the UNESCO World Heritage site and Cappadocia, in other words Katpatuka means the Land of Beautiful Horses. Set deep in the heart of central Anatolia, this region is underlain by majestic rocks formed in lakes and streams and by deposits that erupted from ancient volcanoes approximately 3 to 9 million years ago.

The fairy rocks of Cappadocia near Göreme eroded into hundreds of spectacular pillars and minaret-like forms. Carved into houses, churches and monasteries by the people of the villages at the heart of the Cappadocia region the soft rock volcanic deposits are a marvel to observe.

Our Cappadocia tour will bring you to the caravanserai built on the ancient trade routes as well as to the underground city of Saratli Kirkgöz. Spend a day exploring the rock houses at Uchisar castle and pigeon valley, which is full of dovecotes. While travelling to Cappadocia observe Cavusin Village rock houses and rock church and pay a visit to the onyx workshop and handicraft carpet production centre.

Day 1: Travel to Cappadocia

Hotel pick-up in Side, followed by transfer to Taurus Mountains in the Alpine belt of Central Anatolia. In about 1,5 hour after breakfast you will visit the Mevlana Museum at Konya City. Next stop is the Caravanserai and the underground city of Saratli Kirkgöz. Arrive in Cappadocia and check into hotel for the evening.

Day 2: Full day tour in Cappadocia

Spend the day exploring Cappadocia and the Devrent Valley region. The day includes visits to the Pasabag Valley, Göreme Valley and town of Göreme, a beautiful town nestled among the fairy chimneys. After lunch travel to Cavusin Village. You have also an extra option to visit dervish show and Turkish Night Show.

Day 3: Return home

Return to the coast of Side. We will visit the town of Avanos, famous for its earthenware pottery. See Kizilirmak River, the longest river of Turkey (1355 km). We will stop at a pottery centre and visit the "3 Beauties" fairy chimneys. Enjoy a lunch break at Aksaray on the famous Silk Road trade route.

This is a wonderful Cappadocia trip full of amazing scenery, rich in history and culture that you will definitely remember for the rest of your life.

What's included

  • Pick-up and drop-off from / to hotels
  • Hotel HB 2 nights p.person in double room
  • Tour Guiding
  • Hotels: Stone Concept Hotel, Dinler Hotel, Mustafa Hotel
  • Entrance fee to Göreme open air museum
  • Entrance fee for underground city

What's Not included

  • 3x days Lunch 9€ each day pp
  • Drinks & Personal expenses
  • Balloon tour
  • Turkish Nights show 30€ pp
  • Whirling Dervishes show 20€ pp
  • Tour for Balloon watching 13e pp

What to Remember

In order to offer a reasonable tour price: 3-day Cappadocia tour from Side is operated in conjunction with another local travel agency.

The itineraries might be altered slightly by the guide for seasonal or other reasons. Visits to some museums or ancient ruins may not be possible due to renovation work. In the very hot months of July and August, breaks and visits to open-air museums and ancient ruins may be shorter than planned.

At this tour we have several breaks for shopping with local handicraft productions centers.

Product ID: U5-112

“we enjoyed the tour and the balloon ride, the guide was brilliant.”
Reviewed by Taahera P***      United Kingdom  18-04-2017
the whole experience was brilliant, we loved every part of the tour. we were lucky that our balloon ride wasnt cancelled, like the rest of the week. we had a brilliant guide who explained very well. definitely recommend. thanks
Date of Experience: 07-04-2017
Reviewed by Paul A******   Liverpool  England  02-04-2017
What value, what a guide, what a trip! The single best value trip I have ever taken. Lots to see. Great food. Nice hotels. A real gem. Just do it!
Date of Experience: 30-05-2016
“sehr gut”
Reviewed by Annett N*******   Wilsdruff  Germany  02-04-2016
Sehr gut organisiert, tolles Hotel, Reiseführer sehr kompetent und sprachlich gut azsgebildet
“Sehr gute Reise”
Reviewed by Walter A****   Northeim  Germany  21-11-2015
“super Landschaft- schlechter Guide”
Reviewed by Andrea B********   Homberg  Germany  09-11-2015
Nach einigen Verzögerungen beim Abholen- die verschiedenen Abholer konnten sich nicht einigen, in welchen Bus ich gehöre....gings los. Es war ein kleiner Bus, ich saß in der letzen Reihe- als sich diese auch füllte, hatte ich keinen Platz für meine Knie - die Zweiersitze waren so eng, daß man ziemlich auf Kuschelkurs mit seinem Nebenmann /frau kam.Nach einigen monoton ins Mikrofon mit Blick nach vorne vorgetragenen Infos über den Reiseverlauf (nur in Englisch!) kam unser Guide gleich zum Wesentliche: Verkauf von Mittagessen und Touren. Beim Mittagessen war ziemlich deutlich, daß wir an Orten anhalten, an denen es keine Alternativen gibt- und so war es dann auch: schlechtes Essen, überteuerte Getränke.
Erster Stop in Konya- Mevlanamuseeum. Wir hatten 30 min . Zeit!!! viel zu kurz, die anderen Reisegruppen hatten 60 min. Am 2. Tag der Reise insgesamt 3 Shops und die 2. Wahl der Besichtigungen- Aber!!! Kappadokien ist der Hammer! So tolle Landschaften und Höhlen. Lohnt sich auf jeden Fall.
“Schade dass die Reise mit einer Werbefahrt verbunden war.”
Reviewed by Monika D C***   Horgenberg  Switzerland  02-11-2015
Reiseleiter konnte leider schlecht Deutsch und seine Informationen flossen recht spärlich.
Sehenswürdikeiten wurden viele angefahren und Foto halte gemacht.
Der Folkloreabend hat uns sehr entteuscht. Hier stimmen Preis und Leistung überhaupt nicht. Die Tanzgruppe war unprofessionell.
“absolut sehenswürdig”
Reviewed by Angelika H***   Reutlingen  Germany  25-10-2015
war ein toller ausflug, top fahrer mehmet !, immer pünktlich, preis leistung unschlagbar.
das "einfache " hotel hatte das beste, stärkste wlan auf meiner gesamten reise, tolle gruppe, wir hatten auch top wetter, das essen im hotel war auch gut!, einziger kleiner kritikpunkt, unser guide war ein wenig mundfaul, schade, es hätte bestimmt viel wissenswertes zu hören gegeben. aber alles in allem ein absolut gelungener top ausflug. derwisch tanz abned würde ich nicht machen, aber kappadokien night toll.
“Absolutely amazing, value for money ”
Reviewed by Belinda A**   sheffield south yorks  United Kingdom  12-08-2015
This trip was well organised. Our guide Akman was friendly and helpful and his knowledge about the area was excellent. Was a little dissapointed with the Whirling Dervish show but the Turkish night outing was superb. The highlight of the trip was the balloon ride, although an early start was worth every penny. The 4 star hotel was delightful with excellent food included. Obviously on such trips there is always visit to the carpet and jewellery shops but that's expected for the countries economy. I would deffinatley recommend this company and will use again on future trips.
Also the driver was alert and careful.
Reviewed by David D*   Amsterdam  Netherlands  07-06-2015
Great tour guide. Great group. Wonderful sights ams you cannot bray the price. However, the extras become a little expensive. The Balloon trip is a "must", even if you have to get up early for a 5 am sunrise liftoff.
“Preis- Leistungsverhältnis super und sehr informativ. ”
Reviewed by Gabriele K*****   Jessen  Germany  25-05-2015
Ein toller Kurztrip mit vielen Informationen und sehenswerten Orten. Der Reiseleiter und sein Fahrer waren stets um unser Wohl bemüht. Unterbringung in einfachem Hotel mit leckerem Essen und nettem Service. Super auch die Reisegruppe aus so vielen Nationalitäten. Alles in allem top und empfehlenswert.
“Hotel mittelmässig Guide Arogant,lies die Gäste stehen u. fuhr ab. ”
Reviewed by Varghese A**** P******** D*   Neuss  Germany  24-05-2015
Der Guide Lies die Gäste auf der Strasse und fuhr ab. Zufällig merkten die Mitfahrer und alarmierte. Wir selber haben Ein Abedprogram gebucht. Er lies uns stehen und fuhr weg.
“muß man gesehen haben”
Reviewed by Martina K*****   Frankfurt ( Oder ) Brandenburg  Germany  18-05-2015
ich hätte mir noch den türkischen abend gewünscht,aber von der reisegruppe wollte leider niemand mit..
“3 day trip to cappadocia from side Turkey.”
Reviewed by Richard H**   Horley Surrey  United Kingdom  18-05-2015
It was the start of season and we were the only English people on trip the rest were German. The guide done his best to let us no what was going on. Got a upgrade to a 4 star hotel which was worth it. Trip was very good worst thing about it was you have to stop at government shops eg. Carpet factory,s onyx,s factory,s leather shops etc. still was a good trip good value and worth seeing,
“Excellent after a very shaky start !”
Reviewed by Michael H**   05-07-2014
Things started badly; the local guide failed to collect us and their office number wasn't being answered. We were on the point of sorting out staying in our side hotel when finally some 90 minutes after the pick up contact time was made. Vigo tours went out of their way - actually some 150 miles out their way by providing a personal minibus to catch the tour at their lunch spot ! I would thoroughly recommend the 3 day tour; great landscapes, good range of sites visited ( although the inevitable pottery, leather, stone and carpet visits get tedious) with sufficient breaks. Good lunches at the buffets and a surprisingly good 4 star hotel option upgrade for just 24 euro. Pleasant town square, hotel has a pool. The folklore evening venue was rather crowded but dancers well choreographed. Cappadocia definitely worth the trip.
Our recommendation - telephone the office the day before to remind them which hotel you are in - make sure they have the EXACT name !!
“spannende Reise in eine einmalige Landschaft”
Reviewed by Hans S*****   14-06-2014
Kapadokien ist eine Reise wert, auch wenn die Hin- und Rückfahrt eine Tagesreise lang ist. Wir wurden pünktlich vom Hotel abgeholt. Der deutschsprachige Bus und ein englischsprachiger Bus wurde abwechslungsweise durch denselben Reiseleiter betreut. Zur preiswerten Fahrt gehörte (leider) dazu, dass eine Teppichknüpferei, eine Töpferei, ein Ledergeschäft und ein Schmuckgeschäft besucht werden musste. Doch für die Naturschönheiten blieb dennoch Zeit. Die Übernachtung im 4*-Hotel ist empfehlenswert.
“Highly recommended; get what you pay for....exhausting but beautiful.”
Reviewed by Beshlie P**   26-05-2014
“Highly recommended; get what you pay for....exhausting but beautiful.”
If you're expecting any real depth to the trip, you will be disappointed, but, as long as you are aware that it's a highlights at a glance tour, you should love it. There's a lot of getting on and off the bus, for scenic stops and comfort breaks, almost all at tourist areas with local sellers trading their wares. It's exhausting, but breathtakingly beautiful and a great introduction to the region.

There may be additional expenses for extras that you would like to do, for example a Dervish ceremony and be prepared to spend some extra money on drinks and things, such as the lunchtime meal (which was great by the way).

Hotel wise, if you expect hot water and clean sheets, you won't go far wrong.... to be frank, you'll robably be so tired you won't have time to look too closely!

Our trip was with local company Vigo Tours, who I can highly recommend for their organisation and attitude. I would not hesitate to travel with them again.
“Tour war top, Reiseleiter sehr gut, Programmpunkte allumfassend”
Reviewed by Ms. B***** F*****   26-10-2012
ausgezeichnetes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis, Tour ist weiter zu empfehlen
“Sehr schöner Ausflug”
Reviewed by Ms. G****** C*****   17-10-2012
Sehr günstiges Angebot für Kappadokien; wunderbare Landschaft; nette Reiseleitung;
einfaches Hotel; obligatorische Stopps in der Töpferei, Teppichknüpferei und in einem Ledergeschäft.
Leider konnten wir für den Preis nicht in die Felsenkirchen in Göreme.
Empfehlenswert ist eine Heißluftballonfahrt
““Mit VIGO TOURS jeder Zeit wieder !!””
Reviewed by Mr. D** W********   13-09-2012
Von der Hotelabholung bis Rückfahrt alles super gelaufen.

-mod.Reisebus, ausreichende Streckenpausen
-sehr viele Haltepunkte ( Aussichtspunkte ) in Kappadokien am 2.Tag
-einfaches Hotel in Ortahisar

Super Ausflug um eine wunderschöne Landschaft kennen zu lernen !!!!
“sehr zu empfehlen, tolle tour mit vielen extras und super reiseleiter”
Reviewed by Mr. G**** V***   10-05-2012
für diesen preıs bekommt man vor ort nicht so ein tolles angebot. alles hat perfekt geklappt vom abholen im hotel in side, die tagestouren mit vielen höhepunkten bis hin zum wohlbehaltenen abliefern im hotel. der reiseleiter mahmut ıst echt spitze und hat ein sehr grosses wissen über die reisethemen hinaus. habe dıe türkeı von einer sehr sympathischen seite kennen gelernt. die landschaft muss man wenigstens einmal im leben gesehen und erlebt haben. habe noch andere erlebnisse bei diesem anbieter gebucht und bin total begeistert. ich würde jeder zeıt wieder diesen anbieter waehlen.
“Cappadocia is always worth a visit.”
Reviewed by Ms. A******* B***   23-12-2011
Good trip with good conditions,worth the price, but 3 days in Cappadocia is not long enough.
“Kappadokien immer eine Reise wert”
Reviewed by Ms. A******* B***   23-12-2011
Gute Reise mit gunstigen konditionen.Preis-Leistung stimmt auf jeden fall.Gut organieseren ,aber alles war zu schnell .3 Tage Kappadokien ist viel zu wenig.

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111.00 €
Children (8-12)
99.00 €
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Tour duration:
3 Days
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English & German
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