5-Day Turkey Tour: Ephesus Pamukkale and Cappadocia Tour from Izmir

Overview

Embark on an unforgettable with our 5-day Turkey tour. Explore the most enchanting destinations such as Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia with a professional guide. This trip starts from Izmir and ends in Istanbul. 

5-Day Turkey Tour Itinerary

Your 5-day Turkey tour will begin once your plane lands in Izmir Airport. Our friendly staff will then pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Kusadasi. You can explore the city at your own pace.

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.

Upon finishing the Ephesus tour,  our staff will take you back to your hotel in Kusadasi around 4:00 pm.

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.

Our Pamukkale tour will conclude at around 4:00 pm and then you will be transferred to a bus station for your overnight bus to Cappadocia from Pamukkale. The bus will be departing approximately at 9:00 pm. The drive will take about 10-hours a there will be 3 breaks for your personal needs.

Once you arrive to the Goreme Bus Station, you will be met by our team and transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia. You will have time for breakfast at the hotel and relax until the tour begins. At around 9:30 pm, you will picked up for your North Cappadocia tour.

Begin your tour with 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 finishing our North Cappadocia tour, we will explore the natural castles of Uchisar which offer magnificent views of the surroundings region.

At around 4:00 pm, you will be transported back to your hotel.

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.

Due to intense hiking, it is highly advised for our travelers to wear comfortable shoes during the trip.

Your tour will conclude at 4:00 pm and we'll arrange your flight to Istanbul from Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport. Your flight will take place between 7:00 - 10:00 pm (depending on availability) and last about 1 hour 20 minutes.

This will be the end of our services for our 5-day Turkey tour package.

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 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.
  • Upon arrival to Istanbul or Sabiha Gokcen Airport, you will have to arrange your own pick up.
  • There is a vegetarian option during lunch.
  • Spanish guide is also available upon request.
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