Pick up from hotel early morning and transfer to airport to take a flight to Cappadocia. Once you arrive to Istanbul airport, please proceed to counter to do self check-in and take your boarding pass by presenting your passport. Upon the boarding pass information, please go to boarding gate and embark. After your arrival to airport, pick up at the exit of first gate by driver. (Holding a sign with your name on it.) Transfer you to join the Northern Cappadocia Tour. Visits to Goreme Panorama which has a stunning view of Goreme Village, land of fairy chimneys, Open Air Musesum which is the biggest monastery complex of the region. Then visiting Ortahisar, a typical village with its castle and cave food storage and Pasabag,(Fairy Chimney valley) which has mushroom like formed rocks and very interesting fairy chimney forms. We pass through the Imagination valley, Devrent, where you have the impression that animals are petrified in the rocks. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, walking along the Red River which is the longest river of Turkey and visiting small village very famous with its pottery workshops. Here, you will have a chance to see how the pottery is made and if you like you may also try. End of the day, going back to hotel bu passing through Love Valley which has incredible view. Arrival to hotel, free time and overnight in Cappadocia in cave hotel.
Hot Air Balloon tour is optional for this morning.
Pick up from hotel around 09:30-09:45 by the tour guide and join the Southern Cappadocia Tour. Visiting Uchisar Castle which is the biggest fairy chimney used as a fortress by many civilizations. Hiking about 4 km in Red Valley and passing through Rose Valley by exploring rock churches which saved early Christians from Roman prosecution. Arriving to Cavusin village as an ancient settlement of the region and you may see its cave residences. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visiting Kaymaklı Underground City as the widest of the Cappadocia and it was used by refugees or people running away from catastrophes. Pigeon Valley offers a nice view over Uchisar Castle and it has pigeons still living in pigeon houses. The last visit to Three Beauties Valley which is famous with its vine factories and stunning view. End of the tour, transfer to airport to take Izmir flight. (some days direct, some days via Istanbul) Upon arrival, pick up by the agents who holds a sign with your name on it. Then transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
ps. At the end of the tour our guests are treated with a traditional hand-made carpet demonstration, the ones that are not interested are kindly requested to inform the tour guide.
After breakfast at the hotel pick up by the tour guide around 09:00-09:30 am and starting to Ephesus Tour. Visits to Artemis Temple which used to be one of the 7 wonders of ancient world, Ephesus Ancient City, Hadrian Temple, Celcius Library, Theater, Hamams and Old Harbor. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. Last visit to House of Virgin Mary where Virgin Mary spent her last 5 years before she died and recognized as a pilgrimage place by Vatican. End of the tour, transfer to hotel for free time and overnight stay.
After breakfast at the hotel, pick up by the tour guide around 08:00-08:30 am and joining to Pamukkale-Hierapolis Tour. Pamukkale has hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing and cooling water, seems like cotton that’s why it is called ‘Cotton Castle- Pamukkale’ by Turks. Visit to Hierapolis Ancient City and Necropolis as a Unesco World Heritage Site and used to be visited by people to soothe their aliments during the retirement and also die there. Sarcophagus of Marcus Aurelius can be seen. As a refreshment, swimming in Cleopatra Swimming Pool. (Optional)
Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. End of the tour, transfer to airport to take a flight back to Istanbul. Arrival to Istanbul, pick up from airport by our agent and transfer to hotel. End of our service.
Number of the tour participants:
Cappadocia tours are maximum with 15 people
Pamukkale and Ephesus tours are maximum with 15 people
Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room.
Single traveler should pay 25 % extra for this trip.
Flights might be from Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen airport.
Connected flight to Izmir may land after midnight.
Due to weather conditions if your balloon tour is cancelled you will be totally reimbursed.
1) Tour Package with exclusive hotels
Hotels: Cappadocia – Dervish Cave House (Suite Room) or Historical Goreme House (Suite Room)
Kusadasi – Charisma Deluxe Hotel (Standard Room) or Double Tree by Hilton (Standard Room)
Price: Per person 750 USD with credit card and 710 USD with cash payment
2) Tour Package with economical hotels
Hotels: Cappadocia – Dervish Cave House (Standard Room) or Historical Goreme House (Standard Room)
Kusadasi – Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (Standard Room) or Efe Boutique Hotel (Standard Room)
Price: Per person 599 USD with credit card and 569 USD with cash payment