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Cappadocia Short Break

4 Days | Watch the sun, and hundreds of hot air balloons, rise over a region shaped by wind, water and fire

2.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews submitted.
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CAD $593
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Travel toTurkey and experience the rural culture of the Cappadocia region. A series of volcanic eruptions resulted in a landscape of porous rocks known as fairy chimneys, now the ideal hotspot for a balloon ride. The elements carved the terrain of Goreme, and later, the people discovered they too could carve the rocks into homes and churches. With a local guide who knows all the fantastic tales of old, discover Cappadocia's many legends from the Byzantine era in this Short Break adventure. 

Trip overview

Map of Cappadocia Short Break including Turkey
Goreme, Turkey
Goreme, Turkey
Short Breaks
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Min 5
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 292.01 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Discover an out-of-this-world landscape, made up of mystical fairy chimneys and cave-like dwellings.
  • Visit one of Cappadocia’s famous local wineries and enjoy your glass with the best natural entertainment (sunset, of course).
  • Walk past ancient architecture at your own pace, with heaps of free time and a flexible local guide to show you the way.
  • Explore the fascinating underground city of Kaymakli, listen to local stories and admire artwork from the Byzantine-era.
  • Hike the beautiful Red Valley or Love Valley and spark your imagination with the natural rock formations that dot the land.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, CYDD (Çağdaş Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği). Donations help them provide scholarships and educational programs for economically disadvantaged youth in Turkey.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip is what we call a Short Break Adventure – a getaway that’s all organised but doesn’t have the same structure as what you may expect from an Intrepid trip. Each day a small-group day tour is scheduled, and a local guide will meet you. Your transfers and accommodation are taken care of, but you won’t have a group leader or the same travel pals for the whole of your break. The best thing is that these trips run on a join-in basis, which means there’s a minimum of one person to guarantee a departure – so you could get this local knowledge all to yourself!


Map of Cappadocia Short Break including Turkey



3 breakfasts, 1 lunch




Hotel (3 nights)

  • Cappadocia - Goreme Open Air Museum
  • Cappadocia - Zemi Valley walk
  • Goreme - Wine at Sunset in Cappadocia
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli Underground City
Add on activities
  • Goreme - The Dark Church Entry - TRY50
  • Goreme - Whirling Dervishes - Sema Performance - EUR30
  • Goreme - Hot Air Balloon, Cappadocia Regular Flight - EUR300
  • Goreme - Hot Air Balloon, Cappadocia Deluxe Flight - EUR410

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Important notes

1. This Short Break Adventure is a ‘join in’ group departure, which means you are not accompanied by an Intrepid group leader. Instead, our local representative in your destination will fill this role and the configuration of any fellow travellers in the group might change during the trip. This trip will run with a minimum of one person, so you may be joined by other travellers booked on the same date as you, or you may be on your own.
2. Please check at the hotel reception at check-in for the meeting time for your tour and any other important information our local representative may leave for you.
3. If you would like to reserve a balloon flight in Cappadocia please contact your booking agent or Intrepid direct.
4. Private transfers are available with Intrepid from both Airports in Cappadocia. Alternatively, there is a local shuttle service that can be reserved.

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2.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews submitted.
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Elijah · Traveled March 2023
This tour is a very nice break from the city and a safe way to explore the region. However, Intrepid needs to edit the description a bit as it makes it sound like there will be more hiking and waking where there is not.
Review submitted 26 Mar 2023

Sally · Traveled September 2019
I believe I have wasted my money. Feel you should 100% do it yourself. Incompetent tour (if you can call it that) Accomodation not booked Balloon not booked 1 museum visited. Thats worth $700? So disappointing
Review submitted 22 Sep 2019
Cappadocia Short Break
CAD $593