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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 18, 2015

We are travelling to Goreme next May and will reach Goreme at about 4 pm. We plan to spend two clear days after that. After reading suggestions on VT, we have decided to take the Hot Air Balloon and the Green Tour on Day One. The next day we plan to NOT take a tour but take a Dolmus to Uchisar and hike down the Pigeon Valley in the morning. Later, take a Dolmus to Cavusin and go up to Red Valley Plateau and thereafter to Avanos, Pasabag and Zelve. Request for 1. Comments and Suggestions on the overall plan. Can we do anything better? 2. Guidance on the second day when would be on our own.3. On the day we arrive, we have some hours before sunset. What can be done during this period? Is there time enough to go to Love Valley? We do not wish to visit Goreme Open Air Museum. Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 30, 2015
goreme - any motorbike experieneces??  (3 Answers)

Hi folks, i intend to rwnk a bike with side buggie for GOreme - Urgup - Avanoa route,, may be go further till mustapasa as well. i have a few questiona
1 . Where would I get the bike and approx rent plz :)i know funny Q.
2. Hows the track, I d b following the route in manner I mentioned the names.
3. From avanoa to goreme, I want to come via red valley and love valley, would it be possible?.
4. How much time would it all consume plz?
5. Hows weather in May, I hope not chilly, and hows the track condition, I hope not bumpy...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 14, 2015
goreme----need a hotel plz  (14 Answers)

Need to find a decent Cave Hotel / guestroom at Cappaducia, which must have private bath, may be jacuzzi, pool etc and must be located Goreme please. I LL be staying from 3-5 may with my wife n kid... My budget is around 40-50 USD per night

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 12, 2015
going with a toddler  (5 Answers)

hi, i'm going to cappadocia turkey in march with a 2 yr old toddler. Can anyone suggest suitable activities for us?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 09, 2014
3 full days in Goreme  (3 Answers)

I have 3 full days in Goreme, and I have:

- booked a full day Green tour

- booked a balloon flight and plan to do own walking to Open air museum and panoramic view point after balloon ride

- suggestions for the 3rd day please (looking for some interesting DIY and not join Blue/Red tour). I do not have a car so let me know if walkable or public transport tips would be helpful


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 16, 2014
Clothing for climbing mount Ararat  (4 Answers)

where to buy trekking gear luggage got lost on a flight

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 10, 2014
airport transport  (1 Answer)

any recommendations for airport transportation from Kayseri airport to Goreme?
how long would it take?
approximately how much will it cost?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 30, 2014
Rent a car  (2 Answers)

Hi, i'd like to know: is it better to rent a car before arriving Göreme? I'll be there in august. Or is it cheaper to rent it once i'm there?
Thank you very much

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 24, 2014
Buying bus ticket on line - problem ?  (5 Answers)

Good day all ;)

My friend and i facing same problem buying bus ticket on line.
We tried several bus ticket webiste, get the ticket from Istanbut to Goreme, however when there's last step payment transaction, it's always " error occured". ( Both of us are from different country)

I would like to know does anyone have this problem before ? How to solve it?
if we didnt buy ticket on line , we are worried we uanble to the get avaiable while we at Istanbul.

Thanks in advance for your advise.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 15, 2014
3 full days  (4 Answers)

I am arriving on a Tuesday night, departing on Saturday early morning. So I have 3 full days - this is in November.

- Is it good time for balloon tour? Any recommendation on company or just book with the hotel?

- I am flying into Nevsehir - is it better to rent a car? There will be 2 of us, and would like to do sightseeing and hiking. If we do rent a car, is it easy to drive around?

- Recommendations on how to maximise the full 3 days please.

Thanks. :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 09, 2014
getting around  (7 Answers)

I don't like to drive.
are the sites in Goreme walkable?
I heard there are hiking routes.
To reach them, do you need to hire a driver or join a tour?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 19, 2014
Which tour to take  (10 Answers)

Hi. im spending two days in cappadocia in june. I would like to book a day tour. The tours that i have seen so far are 60 Euros per person. is this a price worth it? Please advise me on more tour operators i can enquire with. Also, should i take a tour going to ihlara valley, or rather a tour to rose valley and pasabag. I will be staying in Goreme.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 01, 2014
Kayseri to Goreme  (10 Answers)

Our flight arrives at 20.30 in Kayseri, what is the most economical way of getting to our hostel in Goreme?
Thanks in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 27, 2014
Turkish Dancing at Art Cafe?


Do they still have the barbecue and dancing at night at the Art Cafe in Uchisar?

If so, is it turkish dancing?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 11, 2014
Goreme & Urgup  (12 Answers)

In Cappadocia I will stay 2 nights in a Cave room and then 2 other days in ordinary pension.
1. Should I then spend 2 days in Goreme and then another 2 days in Urgup? Or all my time in Urgup instead of Goreme as I heard Urgup is less touristic?
2. Is the Red/Green/Blue tours and Balloon package same as those arranged in Goreme?
3. Is transport from Neveshir airport to Urgup similar to Goreme? (I am charged about 25TL for the pick-up from Neveshir to Goreme.)
4. Any recommendation of accommodation for my stay in Urgup?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 26, 2013
Istanbul (Ataturk) to Goreme  (4 Answers)

hi.. i am looking at overnight buses and trains to Goreme in late August 2013. I understand there is some construction going on at Istanbul train station and we would have to travel to Eskisehir first? Any advice on the route a solo traveller should take?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 25, 2013
Bus from Goreme to Antalya  (19 Answers)

Hi guys

We are still busy planning our trip for next year June.

Will we be able to get a bus from Goreme to Antalya? And also, do they run every day/night from Goreme?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 27, 2013
private driver recommendation?  (1 Answer)

Hi everyone,
We are looking to hire a driver to pick us up (and return us) to the Kayseri airport, as well as taking us to several sites around the Cappadocia area for one full day (early morning to evening.) If anyone has used a private driver, can you suggest them? Alternatively, I am thinking we might rent a car, though I'm not sure about driving in that area. I'm not so good with narrow winding roads :)

Thank you for any suggestions!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 04, 2012
visiting Göreme in December  (2 Answers)

Hi there,
My husband and I are planning to visit Goreme in December this year. We are thinking to stay for 4-5 days but haven't booked anything yet. We are very keen to hike there but I assume we would need to hire a guide or join a group tour considering the time of year.
Maybe somebody traveled there in winter time and can recommend activities or a tour operator.
It would be great if you let me know about your experience visiting Cappadocia in winter.
We also searching for accommodation - something simple but warm.
Big thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 12, 2012
Hot Ballons Charges Rate at Goreme (Cappodocia)  (6 Answers)

Hello Friends,

seeking your advice on Hot Ballon at Cappodocia(Goreme).
Do you what is the best affordable rate i can get ..
i read in internet - 150 Euro for 1 hour..
i am looking for a cheaper rate, do u have any idea or any agency name handling this



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 29, 2012
Necessary to prebook hot air baloon?  (6 Answers)

Hi All,

Can some one please tell me if it is necessary to book a hot air baloon ride in advance? I am visiting capadoccia for 2 days in June and was planning to book it upon arrival.

Please help me with this.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 28, 2012
Underground cities  (1 Answer)

Hi All,

I am visiting Capadoccia in June and was planning to visit one of the underground cities.

Can someone please tell me,

1) which is preferable among Kaymakli and Derinkuyu

2) If I visit it by minibus approximatley how much time will it take me to explore the site and comeback to Goreme?

3) How much are the entry fees?

Thanks so much in advance for all the help.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 03, 2012
Goreme to Pamukkale last minute question

Hi everyone,
We are going from Goreme to Pamukkale in two days. There are 4 bus companies here to choose. Has anyone had a bad experience with any of them? Their prices are the sane, my concern is with the level of comfort.
Any last minute input?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 16, 2012
best stop for 1 nights between Pamukkale and Goreme  (3 Answers)

Hi, travelling with 2 kids this March and will be needing to bus it from Pamukkale to Goreme. We need an overnight stop on the way but I am not all that keen on Konya (accomodation long way from bus terminal, big city etc). Could anyone suggest an alternative. 6 hours on a bus is about the max for us!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 13, 2011
Goreme to Olympos by bus?  (2 Answers)

Hi all, is someone able to tell me my options for traveling from Cappadocia (most conveniently Goreme) to Olympos? Either a whole day of traveling or by overnight bus? I am hoping I don't have to change in Antalya as I've spent time there before and was hoping to bypass on this trip. Also if you have any idea of the price, that would be a great help.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 30, 2011
Drive at night  (8 Answers)

We are considering to rent a car and pick up at Kayseri airport at about 20:00. Then, we will drive to Goreme where our hotel is located. I understand that it will become dark at that time. Is it safe and easy for us to find the route to Goreme? Any advice and comment is most welcomed.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 29, 2011
Car Hire  (4 Answers)

I wish to rent a car (without driver) for 2 days in Goreme. Can any VT members recommend to me a reliable and cheap car rental company? Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 17, 2011
places to visit in two days  (6 Answers)

Hi, i'd like to ask if the following tour would be the best one for two days(renting a private company tour), that is, if it really bit the most important points of interest i could visit in the two days i mentioned....

first day

1. Göreme Panorama

2. Derinkuyu Underground City

3. Hiking in Ihlara Valley

4. Belisırma Village for lunch

5. Yaprakhisar Panorama

6. Selime Monastery

7. Pigeon Valley

second day

1. Goreme Open Air Museum

2. Hike in Rose Valley

3. Çavuşin Old Village and Casttle

4. Devrent Valley

5. Paşabağı Fairy chimineys

6. Avanos Pottery Demonstration and Lunch

7. Local Winery Visit in Urgüp and Wine Taste

8. Urgup Fairy Chimneys

by the way,i have in mind do the ballons tour, could you please point some cheap tours(I)

thank's in advance

luiz claudio
rj brasil

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 15, 2011
Cappadocia- Local Tour/Tour Guide versus self drive/Do-It-Yourself  (6 Answers)

I have just finalized all the major bookings for our first trip to Turkey in late Sept/early Oct for 2 weeks. So far, I have planned everything as a 'do-it-yourself' mainly because on the few occasions that I have used a tour group, I feel rushed...I prefer to linger and read even if it means I don't get to see everything. The private guides listed online are pretty expensive for the two of us!

So my husband and I have two full days (3 nights) in Cappadocia and I have booked accommodation in Goreme. I have read up a lot and have a pretty good idea of what there is to see both on the main tourist trail and a bit further ...with only two days and being our first visit, we will probably be mainly on the tourist trail. We do plan to rent a car for two days, the other option being day tours which I would like to avoid so I don't feel rushed..

Is it 'doable' to rent a car and do it yourself ( reading a lot of history/geology before and during)--probably one day in and around the Goreme area including Uchisar, Avanos, and probably Derinkuyu and then Guzelyart/Ihlara Valley the 2nd day upto the Agzikarahan Caravansary? Do most people opt for a tour group or private guide? Can you get private guides locally for specific areas e.g the Open Air Museum on the spot and what does that cost?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 28, 2011
Hours of Dolmus or Bus from Goreme  (7 Answers)

We're planning a trip to Turkey in September. The last leg involves getting from Goreme to Istanbul. Does anyone know what time the dolmus and/or bus from Goreme to Nevsehir starts service in the morning. Also, we plan to fly from Goreme to Istanbul and assume it's better to fly from Nevsehir as it's closer to Goreme rather than from Kayseri. Does anyone have any suggestions? Appreciate any help as it's difficult to research buses on the internet. Thanks!

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