Five Days in Cappadocia

5 Days | Delight at Turkey’s most iconic region, Cappadocia

4.1 out of 5 based on 11 reviews submitted.
18 to 29s
USD $527
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This trip is for the 18 to 29 year olds

Take a short and sweet trip full of Turkish delights, hitting the country’s most renowned region – Cappadocia – on this five-day natural adventure. Discover the weird and wonderful world of fairy chimneys, rock formations and otherworldly surroundings of Cappadocia’s sprawling valleys, go deep underground to explore the hidden cities of Derinkuyu and Kaymakli and bask in local hospitality and authentic food for a true taste of the place. You might call Cappadocia quirky, but we call it Turkey.

Trip overview

Map of Five Days In Cappadocia including Turkey
Antalya, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
18 to 29s
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Min 18 - Max 29
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
This trip generates 38.21 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.
Bucket list destinations

Tick off all the popular spots and enjoy unique local experiences

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Why you'll love this trip
  • The weird and wonderful world of Cappadocia might be the most unusual place in Turkey. Learn all about its fairy chimneys and sprawling rock formations from your expert local leaders.
  • Cappadocia’s wonder is beautiful at all angles, but none more so than from on top. Consider the chance for a sunrise hot air-balloon ride, giving you the ultimate view of this awesome landscape.
  • Get a dose of good old-fashioned Turkish hospitality, having dinner with a local family and enjoying some home-cooked delights.
  • Exploring the underground cities of Derinkuyu and Kaymakli is mind-blowing – head four levels underground and discover where thousands of people used to live.
  • The thriving metropolis of Istanbul is where East literally meets West. With the option to extend your stay here, you’ve got the power to continue your Turkish escapade right away!
  • 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?
  • Lots of time allocated for optional activities means freedom and flexibility, but it does require a level of independence. Only are few meals are included, so mostly you'll find your own (with plenty of suggestions from your leader of course) – a great way to mingle with locals and discover unexpected delights! There's plenty of free time on this trip, which means you're able to take advantage of many optional activities; however, you will need some extra cash to do so.
  • Unlike most other Intrepid trips, this trip starts early in the morning, instead of in the afternoon. Consider arriving a few days earlier to make the most of your time in Antalya. If you wish to spend more time in Antalya, we'll be happy to book additional accommodation (subject to availability).
  • Some of the sites visited involve walking on rocky and/or steep hillsides. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes. To make the most of the trip, it's best if you have at least a moderate level of fitness.
  • It can get quite cool in these destinations, particularly from October to April, so don't forget to pack some extra layers.
  • There are a couple of long bus rides. The good news is, public buses in Turkey are pretty cool and comfortable.


Map of Five Days In Cappadocia including Turkey



3 breakfasts, 1 dinner


Public Bus, Private Vehicle, Overnight Bus


Hotel (3 nights), Overnight Bus (1 night)

  • Cappadocia - Dinner at Local Family Home
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli Underground City
  • Cappadocia - Wine and Sunset
  • Cappadocia - Pottery demonstration
  • Cappadocia – Pigeon Valley and Devrent Valley
  • Cappadocia - Valley Hiking
Add on activities
  • Goreme - Whirling Dervishes - Sema Performance - EUR30
  • Goreme - Hot Air Balloon, Cappadocia Regular Flight - EUR300
  • Goreme - Hot Air Balloon, Cappadocia Deluxe Flight - EUR410
  • Goreme -Hamam Turkish Bath - EUR80
  • Cappadocia - Goreme - Open Air Museum - TRY480
  • Goreme- Bike Riding - EUR130

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Important notes

1. Group meeting is at 8am on Day 1. Please be on time for this as directly following group meeting you’l head out by local bus to Cappadocia. Please refer to our joining point instructions Essential Trip Information for the joining point for your departure.
2. Single supplement is bookable on this trip, subject to availability.
3. This trip will finish on the morning of day five in Istanbul. There is no accommodation included on day five. Arrival time should be between 0700-0830 however we recommend not booking onward travel until after 1300 to allow for delays. For more information, see the ‘Finishing Point’ instructions in the Essential Trip Information.

Essential Trip Information

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4.1 out of 5 based on 11 reviews submitted.
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Rachel · Traveled August 2023
This tour is a great way to spend time in Cappadocia and do the sunrise balloons. Be aware that you are joining onto an already established Intrepid trip however it is still a good way to meet new people.
Review submitted 30 Aug 2023

Maxim · Traveled July 2023
The Real Turkey tour, was a great experience to learn the intricate culture and history of Turkiye. The tour guide Ziver provided an exceptional service and was a very welcoming individual to talk to on the tour, his knowledge on the sites was great and that too made the tour great.
Review submitted 27 Jul 2023

Mika · Traveled September 2022
Tour leader Beykan was not very thorough for this trip, seemed like we were organizing everything, seemed like we were taking care of him instead of the other way around. We did not enjoy him as our tour leader. Seemed like we were frequently left questioning what the plan was, he seemed a bit absent as a tour leader. He didnt seem to care about the enjoyment of the group, just doing the bare minimum possible. The cappadocia hot air balloon ride was cancelled, and when we asked if we could try again for the next two days, he said it was fully booked for the next month. But when we went directly to the booking agents they told us there were spaces available and were able to take the balloon ride despite what our tour leader had said. The airport transfer that he organized did not come. I waited for an hour for the transfer and during this time he was not answering his phone at all. I had to discuss and organize another ride to the airport with the hotel staff (thankfully they were very helpful). Was very stressed about missing my flight at this time. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip, but to be honest the tour leader made it less enjoyable than it could have been.
Review submitted 25 Sep 2022

Emma · Traveled September 2022
My tour to cappadocia turnt into a joyful experience with our tourleader Ekrim! Extraordinary engaged and full of knowledge.
Review submitted 13 Sep 2022

Tori · Traveled August 2022
Cheap, but some things are worth paying more. Overnight bus was a 15 hour bus that went overnight. Pretty uncomfortable and were told there would only be 2 stops. If you needed to use the toilette that was your problem because the bus isnt stopping. “Just don't drink any water for the day”. Plans changed every day. The sunset with cheese and wine you actually pay for yourself. First thing tour leader asks you is for more money. Very all over the place. Would think twice before booking
Review submitted 19 Aug 2022
Five Days in Cappadocia
USD $527