5-Day Cappadocia Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour
Embark on an unforgettable 5-day journey through Turkey’s gems: Cappadocia Pamukkale and Ephesus. Experience the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia, unwind in Pamukkale’s soothing thermal springs, and step back in time in the ancient city of Ephesus. A 5-day adventure blending natural wonders and rich history awaits you.
Cappadocia Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour Itinerary
We will meet at your hotel lobby around 4:00 am and transfer you to Istanbul airport for your North Cappadocia tour. 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. 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 full-day tour. When the tour concludes, we'll arrange your transfer back to your hotel, estimated around 4:00 pm.
Due to intense hiking, it is highly advised for our travelers to wear comfortable shoes during the trip.
After having breakfast, you will check-out from your hotel in Cappadocia. We'll then pick you up and take you to the airport in Kayseri. From there, you'll fly to Izmir. Upon arrival, we'll be there to meet you and take you to your hotel in Kusadasi.
You can check in at the hotel and the rest of the day is free for you to relax.
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 enjoying breakfast at your hotel around 8:30 am, your day will kick off with a pickup by your tour guide, marking the start of your full-day Ephesus tour. Your journey will revolve around exploring the fascinating ruins of Ephesus, an ancient Greek city that held immense significance during its time. You'll get to see noteworthy sites such as the Temple of Hadrian, the Great Theater, and the Trajan Fountain.
After having lunch, our next destination will be the House of the Virgin Mary, believed to be where she spent her final years. Our route will take us past the remains of the Temple of Artemis, once counted among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Our exploration continues with a visit to the Isa Bey Mosque.
Next, we'll head to the charming Sirince Village, an old Greek settlement celebrated for its picturesque charm and wine culture. During your one-hour free time here, you can independently explore the area's culinary offerings and indulge in wine tasting and local produce. The village is also home to several quaint traditional shops.
As the tour concludes, we'll arrange your transfer to Izmir airport for your return flight to Istanbul, scheduled for the late evening between 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Our service ends here that mark the end of our 5-day Cappadocia Pamukkale and Ephesus tour.
- The tour starts from Istanbul and ends in Istanbul. Upon arrival to the Istanbul Airport, you will have to arrange your schedule.
- 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 highly recommended for you to 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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