4 Day Cappadocia Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour from Istanbul by Plane & Bus

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Embark on an unforgettable journey through Turkey with our 4-day Cappadocia Pamukkale and Ephesus tour from Istanbul with the inclusion of plane & bus tickets. Immerse yourself in the magic of Cappadocia’s unique landscapes, explore the ancient wonders of Ephesus, and relax in the terraces of Pamukkale.


We will meet at your hotel lobby around 4:00 am and transfer you to Istanbul airport for your North Cappadocia tour. The flight duration is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Upon arrival, we will meet outside the arrival’s gate with a name sign. After that, we will transfer you to the tour starting point.

Our tour will begin by a visit to the remarkable Devrent Valley that is famous for fairy chimneys. Our journey will then lead us to the renowned Pasabag Valley, also referred to as Monks Valley, offering a sight of its iconic mushroom-shaped rock formations. Following this, we will make our way to the town of Avanos, where we will have lunch in a local restaurant.

Following this we will head to Goreme Open Air Museum. The world’s most significant Byzantine cave churches are found in these once remote valleys where monks and nuns pursued monastic life from the 3rd century on. We will finish our tour by exploring the Uchisar castle, perfect for Before concluding our North Cappadocia tour, we will explore the natural castles of Uchisar which offer magnificent views of the surroundings region.

Once the tour is finished, we will take you to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in.

You can optionally join a Turkish Night Show which starts around 20:00.

As an option, you can take a hot air balloon ride early in the morning. This activity is included with an extra cost.

Following breakfast at approximately 9:30 am, you'll meet your tour guide for an exciting day ahead. Your guide will provide you with an overview of the day's plans. The adventure starts with a trip to the Red Valley, where you'll have the chance to explore remarkable rock-cut churches and take a roughly 5 km hike through the picturesque Rose Valley (Gulludere Vadisi).

Afterwards, we'll head to Cavusin Village, known for its historic houses and churches of Christian Clergymen. Around noon, a well-deserved lunch break is scheduled. Once lunch is done, our next stop is the Pigeon Valley (Guvercinlik Vadisi).

In the afternoon, you'll have the chance to visit either the Kaymakli Underground City or the Ozkonak Underground City, where early Christians found refuge. This marks the end of your engaging South Cappadocia tour.

After your tour, we will arrange your overnight bus for Pamukkale which will depart approximately at 9:00 pm. The drive to Pamukkale will take about 9- hours. Along the way, there will be 3 stops for your personal necessities.

After having breakfast around 7:30 am, you'll be picked up from your hotel in Kusadasi. We'll then head to the meeting point in Selcuk, where the entire group will gather. The Pamukkale tour will kick off with a departure from Selcuk at 8:30 am, and the journey to Pamukkale will take around 3 hours. About halfway there, after 1.5 hours, we'll make a 10-minute stop for your personal needs.

Upon reaching Pamukkale at around 11:45 am, we will have lunch at a local restaurant. Following the meal, around 1:00 pm, your guided tour of the Pamukkale and Hierapolis tour will begin, guided by a professional licensed tour guide.

In Pamukkale, you'll get to witness the stunning Cotton Cliffs, a natural wonder formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Additionally, you'll explore the ancient ruins of Hierapolis, including its basilica, theater, and Roman Baths.

After this, there will be some free time for you to explore the area on your own. Optionally, you can choose to swim in the Pamukkale antique pools during this time, at additional cost. The tour guide will provide specific details about the meeting point and time for regrouping.

The tour will conclude at around 4:00 pm and we will drive you back to your hotel in Kusadasi.

Arrival at your hotel around 7:00 pm.

After a refreshing breakfast at the hotel around 8:30 am, you will be picked up and transferred for full-day Ephesus tour. Highlights of the trip include the Temple of Hadrian, the impressive Great Theater, and the Trajan Fountain.

Following lunch, our next visit will be the House of the Virgin Mary, believed to be her final abode. We will then explore the Temple of Artemis, which was one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. The Isa Bey Mosque is the next site, followed by a visit to the captivating Sirince Village, an erstwhile Greek settlement renowned for its quaint allure, wine production, and tasting. You'll have approximately one hour here to independently explore local culinary offerings, wines, and the charm of traditional village shops.

At 6:00 pm, our Ephesus tour will conclude, and our friendly staff will take you back to Kusadasi to check-out from the hotel. Afterwards, you will be transferred to Izmir Airport for your evening flight back to Istanbul. Your flight will be between 7:00 - 10:00 pm and approximately take 1 hour 30 minutes.

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Important Reminder
  • Underground city tours in Cappadocia may subject to change and will be replaced during different seasons.
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride is not included in your tour program. It is an optional activity and highly recommended. You can notify us as early as possible to take advantage of cheaper prices.
  • Please note that there is an extra fee if you wish to swim in the Antique Pool in Pamukkale. In addition, you must also bring your own towel and swimming suit.
  • There is a vegetarian option during lunch.
  • Spanish guide is also available upon request.
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