5 Days Ankara to Cappadocia Pamukkale & Ephesus Tours
Day 1: Bus From Ankara to Cappadocia & Stay at Hotel in Cappadocia
Depart from Ankara main bus station by bus for 4,5 hours bus journey to Cappadocia.
There 4 buses from Ankara to Cappadocia in a day.
Upon arrival to Cappadocia and check into the hotel. Rest of the time. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 2: North Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast, Lunch)
Breakfast at hotel.
09:30 am – Our travel team will collect you from the hotel. 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 3: South Cappadocia Tour – Ephesus (Breakfast, Lunch)
You will have breakfast at hotel & 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.
At the end of the tour, transfer to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport and fly to Izmir. Upon arrival to Izmir Airport. Met on arrival by our travel team and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Ephesus.
Note: Please note that if there is no direct flight from Cappadocia to Ephesus on your travel date then we use the flight via Istanbul to Ephesus.
Day 4 – Pamukkale Tour (Breakfast, Lunch)
Breakfast at the hotel.
08.00 – Pick up from the hotel and meet with the local tour guide. Drive to Pamukkale for Pamukkale Calcium Terraces & Ancient City of Hierapolis tour.
Ancient Hierapolis & Pamukkale Tour
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 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 thermal 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 Pamukkale tour, return back to the hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5 – Ephesus Tour – Fly to Ankara or Istanbul (Breakfast, Lunch)
Breakfast and Check out from the Hotel.
You will be picked up from the hotel for fully guided Ephesus tour.
Ancient Ephesus & Virgin Mary 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 the 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 end of the Ephesus tour, transfer to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport.
1. Option: Fly to back to Ankara
2. Option: Fly to Istanbul
Open arrival to Ankara or Istanbul. Tour Ends.
Note: Please inform us if you like to return back to Ankara or continue to Istanbul.