5 Days Ephesus Pamukkale and Cappadocia Tours
Day 1: Flight to Izmir & Ephesus Tour
05:00 – You will be collected from your hotel in Istanbul and transferred to airport fro your flight to Ephesus.
(The pickup time can change according to your hotel and season)
07:00 – Flight from Istanbul to Izmir.
(Flight departure time may change according to season and availability)
08:05 – Arrival to Izmir airport. Our travel team will pick you up with your name sign at the airport and transferred to Ephesus. In Ephesus, you are going to meet your professional local tour guide to begin your fully guided tour of Ancient Ephesus.
Ancient Ephesus & Virgin Mary House Tour
You will firstly 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 the lunch, you are going to visit the House of 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 hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 2 – Pamukkale Tour
Breakfast at the hotel.
08:00 am – Pick up from the hotel and meet with the local tour guide.
Ancient Hierapolis & Pamukkale Tour
Pick up from the hotel then we will drive to Pamukkale town. There we will visit Pamukkale (Hierapolis Ancient City), 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 which is one of the biggest ancient cemeteries in Anatolia with 1.200 graves, Roman Bath, 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 ancient spring pool of Pamukkale is possible with extra charge if you are planning to swim please bring your swimming suits with you. At the end of the tour, return back to hotel and Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 3 – Kusadasi – Izmir – Cappadocia
Breakfast & check out from the hotel.
Free day and transfer to Izmir Airport. Flight from Izmir to Cappadocia. Upon arrival to Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport. Met on arrival by our travel team and transfer to Cappadocia center. Check into hotel. Rest of the day. Overnight at hotel in Cappadocia.
Note: If there is no direct flight on your travel date then we use flight from Izmir to Cappadocia via Istanbul.
Day 4 – Guided North Cappadocia Tour
Breakfast at the hotel.
09.30 – Pick up from the hotel and 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 is starting with a visit to the Devrent Valley to see the unique ‘fairy chimneys‘ in Cappadocia zone. Our next stop will be Pasbaglari. You will visit the Pasabag and Monk’s Valley to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After that visit, we are going to drive to famous Avanos town. Avanos will be also our lunch stop. We will have lunch at the local restaurant. After our lunch, you are going to visit the beautiful Goreme 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. Nest stop will be your hotel. You will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 5 – Guided South Cappadocia Tour – Fly Back to Istanbul
Breakfast & Check out from the hotel in Cappadocia.
09:30 – You will be collected right from your hotel by our travel team for 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 visiting 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 the lunch drive to Pigeon Valley and after the visiting pigeon valley, continue to drive to the one of the most famous Kaymakli Underground City. You will visit the Kaymakli 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 crop, rooms, kitchens, barns, & ventilation channels. This will be the end of your south of Cappadocia day tour.
At end of the Cappadocia tour, transfer to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your flight back to Istanbul.
19:45 – Flight 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.