1 day tour from Istanbul to Cappadocia

Old May 25th, 2012, 05:13 AM
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1 day tour from Istanbul to Cappadocia

Hi everyone,
I need some help. I am interested in a 1 day tour of Cappadocia. I do not have a lot of time in Turkey (only 4 days) and I would really like to see another part of the country. I chose Cappadocia over Ephesus because I have seen many Greek/Roman ruins around the Mediterranean and I would like to see something different) I have gotten responses from 2 tour companies saying that they want 305 euros for this tour including airport transfers , flights,lunch and tour. That comes to $383 USD. That seems rather expensive considering I can get a round trip domestic flight on Pegasus Air rom Istanbul to Cappadocia for the equivalent of $73 USD and round trip Istanbul airport transfer for $50 USD. So I was considering flying to Cappadocia myself for this lower price and getting a shuttle van to a tour agency to pick up a group tour. Does anyone have any experience getting shuttle vans from Kayseri airport in Cappadocia to the area where the tour agencies would be? Although this option might be a bit more of a headache, the difference in price I think would be significant..I really can't justify spending almost $400 USD on a single day trip when I can do most of the leg work myself and spend half the amount.
Thanks!
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Old May 26th, 2012, 05:13 AM
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Here are some companies that do airport transfers in Cappadocia...
http://www.goreme.com/airport-transfers.php
http://www.rockvalleytravel.com/airporttransfers.php
http://www.cappadociaexclusive.com/shuttle.html

They could probably set you up with a tour as well.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 08:55 AM
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I just got back from Turkey and Cappadocia is my fav. I understand you don't have time but one day is tough. Do you know what you want to do there? If you want a balloon ride, it usually starts really early in the morning. If you can stay one night in a good hotel( I can give you the name of where I stayed), the hotel will organize everything for you, transfer to and from airport, tours, restaurants and performances, you name it, they have it. I rented a car from Kayseri airport , i think it's 30-40 euro a day if you drop off at the same location. Driving is easy in Turkey. Hope this helps.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 08:57 AM
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RE: car rental. I think it could be US dollars. Sorry my brain hasn't kicked in yet.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 03:51 AM
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You could also look online at:

http://www.alaturkaturkey.com

They also offer some great deals.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 12:00 PM
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Thanks so much guys! These options look wonderful and I think that combined with the cheap flight on Pegasus air should make this trip FAR more cost effective!
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Old Aug 30th, 2013, 11:23 AM
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HI there !

Have you finally managed to go to Capadocia for the day ?
How was the experience ? I am going to Istanbul and would love to visit Capadocia, could you please tell me about your opinion about it?

Thanks a lot from Argentina

Mariano
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Old Aug 30th, 2013, 06:43 PM
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One day is not very much for Cappadocia. If you can, try to budget 3 or 4 days there.
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