6-Day Cappadocia Antalya Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour from Istanbul

Overview

Ready to discover Turkey? Our 6-day Cappadocia Antalya Pamukkale and Ephesus tour is the perfect way to do so. Explore the enchanting landscapes of Cappadocia, the stunning coastal beauty of Antalya, the surreal terraces of Pamukkale, and the ancient wonders of Ephesus. Immerse yourself in history, culture, and natural wonders on this unforgettable 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.

After that, we'll arrange your flight to Antalya.  Upon arrival to Antalya Airport at around 1:00 am, you will be met by our team and transferred to your hotel for check-in.

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

Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel. At 8:00 am, we'll pick you up and start the tour. Our first stop is Perge, an ancient city dating back to 1500 BC, once among Pamphylia's largest cities.

Next, we'll visit the well-preserved Aspendos Ancient Theatre, built in the 2nd century A.D., with a seating capacity of 15,000, still used for festivals and concerts.

Lunch will be at a riverside restaurant, followed by a visit to Side, a classical ancient city famous for its Roman ruins, including a theater, Roman Baths, and the Temple of Apollo. Enjoy an hour of free time by the sea in Side.

On the way back, we'll make a 1-hour stop at the scenic Manavgat Waterfall before returning to Antalya. We'll then transfer you back to your hotel, completing your day of exploration.

After having breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel to be transferred to Pamukkale by bus. The bus drive will take around 5-hours and include one stop for your personal needs. Upon arrival to Pamukkale, our friendly staff will take you to your hotel.

After enjoying breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel at approximately 10:30 am. You'll explore the ancient city of Hierapolis, renowned for its landmarks such as the Temple of Apollo, the Theater, the Necropolis, and the Roman Baths where St. Philip met his martyrdom.

After exploring these sites, we will have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will head to Karahayit, famous for its red-hued water and therapeutic hot springs. Following this, we'll venture to the renowned Cotton Cliffs, also recognized as the Cotton Castle, situated in Pamukkale. These picturesque terraces and pools are naturally formed from mineral deposits, offering you the opportunity to swim in the Cleopatra Antique Pools for an additional fee.

Our Pamukkale tour will end at 4:00 pm and then, you will be driven to your hotel in Kusadasi.

Arrival to Kusadasi at 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.

This marks the end of our services for 6-day Cappadocia Antalya Pamukkale and Ephesus tour.

Important Reminder
  • 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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