Cappadocia - A Lunar Landscape with Worldly History

Göreme, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey

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Oct 2 - 5, 2022
Group size: 1 - 24
Cappadocia - A Lunar Landscape with Worldly History
Göreme, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey

Alt-Esc Travel
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25 reviews

Oct 2 - 5, 2022
Group size: 1 - 24

About this trip

There are so many fascinating things to see in Cappadocia that you could spend a lifetime here and still discover new places. The main 'must-see' attractions are the two large open-air museums and the best of the underground cities. There are also many small, all-but-forgotten rock-cut churches and monasteries, splendid hiking trails, several spectacular caravanserais and many dramatic rock formations well worth going out of your way to visit. 

Join Alt Esc to explore this iconic location!

What’s included

  • Guide
    Private, certified, English speaking guides.
  • Transportation
    First class, a/c coaches and transfers with certified drivers.
  • 3 Nights Cave Hotel
    Yunak Evleri
  • Entrance Fees
    As listed in the itinerary
  • Meals as stated
    3 Daily Breakfast at hotel, 3 Daily Lunches (during tour) and 1 Dinner
  • Meals not Stated
  • Gratuities
    Local guides, drivers, guides.
  • Personal Expenses
    Drinks, souvenirs, free-time activities, additional activities not noted,etc.

Available options

MUST ADD: R/T Internal Flight24 left
Hot Air Balloon-Valley of the Gods24 left
Sunset Horseback Ride24 left
Gratuities24 left


Oct 2-Arrive Cappadocia!
Fly to Kayseri/Nevsehir from Istanbul

We disembark the Star Legend in the AM to meet our transfer to the Istanbul airport. Depending on availability we will take a late afternoon or early evening flight from Istanbul to Kayseri or Nerival. Upon our arrival in Cappadocia, we will be met at the airport and transferred to our amazing home for the next three nights: Yunak Evleri.

We will have the rest of the day free to explore and have dinner on our own.

Optional Sunset Horseback Ride: details at end of itinerary.

Overnight: Yunak Evleri Cave Hotel 

Yunak Evleri Cave Hotel - Magical Serenity

 In Cappadocia’s magical landscape of fairy chimneys, in the ancient village of Urgup, is a unique cave hotel carved into a mountain cliff, the Yunak Evleri. This hotel includes 10 cave houses, total 120 rooms dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries and crowned with a 19th century Greek Mansion. Yunak Evleri is an inspiring hotel – an ideal base for exploring Cappadocia’s elaborate underground cities, hidden cavernous churches and enchanting rock terrain.

The name of the neighborhood "YUNAK" comes from the old days when women used to do all their washing and of course, socializing by the fountain located at the village square. Being by the fountain and at the Yunak was the center of daily life. A labyrinth of narrow passageways and curved stone stairways lead to unique rooms tastefully decorated in warm traditional style. 

These exceptional cave houses are renovated and decorated with care and in their own distinct style with strictly respecting the local character. The decor is elegant and personalized with beautiful hand-crafted furnishings and antiques. All rooms have private patios overlooking the Turkish Mesa. Yunak Evleri is small enough to be intimate, yet large enough to offer you privacy. 

  Evenings are characterized by sunset gatherings on soft upholstered Turkish pillows warmed by an outdoor fireplace. Candlelight dining is offered on the adjacent rooftop terrace. We serve local homemade foods for dinner and an open-buffet breakfast. Yunak Evleri opened its doors to its guests in 2000 and since then has hosted around 200,000 travellers from all regions of the world.

Listed in various prominent guidebooks’ top hotels lists, Yunak Evleri has created a peaceful balance between modern today and traditional past. With its convenient location in the center of Ürgüp, Yunak Evleri is a perfect base for daily excursions within Cappadocia.

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We had a great time. Accommodations were beautiful and comfortable; wine was plentiful, waves were amazing! All lovely and interesting ladies.
By Bunny A for Waves, Wine & Wanderin' the Beach! on 12 Sep, 2021
Great group of people... Location awesome. Tricia was a great host and very accommodating to everyone's needs
By Marie B for Waves, Wine & Wanderin' the Beach! on 06 Sep, 2021
A wonderful location for an end of summer getaway. Our lodging was located perfectly for evening sunsets and daytime relaxation. A lovely breakfast each morning was made by Tricia. The refrigerator had some much needed items. The coffee pot was ready for the early risers. Details were communicated in a timely fashion. Very nice small group getaway. Oregon was a bucket list destination for me.
By Margo B for Waves, Wine & Wanderin' the Beach! on 05 Sep, 2021
What a great trip! I got to meet several new and wonderful people. The activities provided an enjoyable variety. The trip was so well organized and everything went smoothly.
By Glenna C for Waves, Wine & Wanderin' the Beach! on 05 Sep, 2021
We had a great time! The lodging (Glamping) was very unique and fun, I enjoyed the people, and the activities were wonderful. Tricia did a fantastic job of putting this together and making sure that everyone's needs were met. Thanks!
By Liz H for Glamping in Lake Geneva, WI on 01 Jul, 2021
Thank you Liz! It was fun to share my region with you all!
By Alt-Esc Travel on 01 Jul, 2021
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