4 Days Cappadocia Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour
Day 1: Flight to Cappadocia from Istanbul & Fully Guided North Cappadocia Tour
04:00 – You will be collected from your hotel in Istanbul and transferred to the airport fro your flight to Cappadocia.
(The pickup time can change according to your hotel and season)
07:00 – Flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia
(Flight departure time may change according to season and availability)
08:05 – Arrival at Cappadocia airport. Our travel team will pick you up with your name sign at the airport and transfer you to Cappadocia. In Cappadocia, you are going to meet your professional local tour guide to begin your fully guided tour of North Cappadocia.
North of Cappadocia Tour
Your guided tour starts with a visit to the Devrent Valley to see the unique ‘fairy chimneys‘ in the Cappadocia zone. Our next stop will be Pasabaglari. You will visit the Pasabag and Monk’s Valley to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After that visit, we are going to drive to the famous Avanos town. Avanos will be also our lunch stop and pottery-making break. We will have lunch at the local restaurant in Avanos after learning how to make pottery. After our lunch, you are going to visit the beautiful Zelve Open Air Museum where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Finally towards the end of the south of Cappadocia day tour before returning to your hotel, you are going to visit the natural famous Uchisar Castle. The next stop will be your hotel. You will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 2: Fully Guided South Cappadocia Tour – Overnight Bus to Pamukkale
You will have breakfast at the hotel and check out from the hotel in Cappadocia.
09:30 – You will be collected right from your hotel by our travel team for a fully guided South of Cappadocia sightseeing tour.
South of Cappadocia Tour
Meet with your local tour guide and your tourist guide will brief you on the day’s activities. Our tour will begin with a visit to the Red Valley where you will be able to discover the famous rock-cut churches and hike approximately 5 km through the Gulludere Rose Valley. Our next visit point will be Cavusin Village. Cavusin village is very famous for its houses and churches of the Christian Clergymen. We will take a break for lunch at the local restaurant around noon. After lunch drive to Pigeon Valley and after visiting Pigeon Valley, continue to drive to one of the most famous Underground City. You will visit the Özkonak Underground City; The Christians hid from the armies of Rome and the raids of hostile tribes in these self-sufficient cities in which there were halls for stocks of crops, rooms, kitchens, barns, & ventilation channels. This will be the end of your south of Cappadocia day tour. Transfer to the bus station for the overnight bus to Denizli (Pamukkale) at 20:15 p.m. The overnight journey takes 10 hours.
Day 3: Fully Guided Pamukkale Tour & Kusadasi
05:30 – 06:00 am – Arrival at Denizli bus station very early in the morning. You will be picked up from Denizli bus station and transferred to your hotel to freshen up. Check into the hotel and you will have time to rest until the tour departure time.
Breakfast and check out from the hotel.
10:30/10:45 am – Pick up from the hotel and meet with the local tour guide.
Ancient Hierapolis & Pamukkale Tour
After breakfast, pick up from the hotel then we will drive to Pamukkale. There we will visit Pamukkale (Hierapolis), one of the most interesting places in the world, justly famous not only for the entrancing beauty of its unique geological formations but also for its historical remains. Hierapolis Ancient City, the Necropolis (cemetery) of Hierapolis is one of the biggest ancient cemeteries in Anatolia with 1.200 graves, a Roman Bath, the Domitian Gate, the Main Street, Byzantine Gate. Calcium Terraces, The terraces were formed by running warm spring water, at a temperature of 35 °C / 102 °F containing calcium bicarbonate.
** Swimming in the ancient spring pool of Pamukkale is possible with an extra charge if you are planning to swim please bring your swimming suites with you. The tour ends at approximately 16:00 and you will begin your drive to Kusadasi/Selcuk. Check into the hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi/Selcuk.
Day 4: Fully Guided Ephesus Tour & Fly Back to Istanbul
Breakfast and check out from the hotel.
08:30 am – Our Travel team will collect you right from the hotel for a fully guided Ephesus tour.
Ancient Ephesus & Virgin Mary House Tour
You will first visit the Temple of Artemis which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Our next stop will be Ephesus ancient city. You are going to visit the world-famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, the most well-preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, we are going to have a break for lunch. After lunch, you are going to visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. That is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. Afterward, you are going to visit the Isabey Mosque. At the end of the Ephesus tour, transfer to Izmir Adnan Menderes airport for your late evening flight back to Istanbul.
19:45 – Flight from Izmir to Istanbul
(Please note that flight departure time can be changed according to availability)
20:55 – Arrival back to Istanbul. You will be met at the airport by our travel team and transferred from the airport to your hotel in Istanbul. End of our tour services.
Return Flight Tickets
2 Day Cappadocia Guided Tours
1 Nights Hotel in Cappadocia with Breakfast
Overnight Bus to Pamukkale
Freshen Up Room in Pamukkale with Breakfast
Pamukkale Guided Tour
1 Night Hotel in Kusadasi/Selçuk with Breakfast
Ephesus Guided Tour
Guiding Service on the Tours
Entrance Fees to the sights
Lunches at the local restaurant
Transportations by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches
Parking and Road tolls
Drinks at the lunch
Entance Fee to Thermal Pool in Pamukkale
Optional Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Flight for sunrise
Exact pickup time will be given at the time of booking.
You are kindly requested to present yourself at the pickup point 15 minutes prior the pre-advised pickup time.
Comfortable shoes and a hat is recommended as shade is limited in summer time.
The order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion.