Tour Days: All year round
Duration: 4 Days
StatusRegular (also available on a private basis)
Pick-up time: To be confirmed

Day 1:

Your Flight to Cappadocia & Full-Day Cappadocia Red (North) Tour

Your day will start picking you up from your Istanbul hotel and transfer you to Istanbul Airport for your flight to Cappadocia. On your arrival, you will be transferred to Cappadocia and join our tour and then headed to Devrent Valley where you can see many different rock formations and small fairy chimneys that form a lunar landscape with their strange look. After a short walk in this impressive valley, our tour will continue to Pasabagi (Monk’s Valley) where the most striking fairy chimneys are in Cappadocia with twin and triple rock caps. These shapes are unique for Cappadocia and named ‘mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys.

After visiting Pasabagi, we will drive to Avanos, which is very famous for its pottery craft dating back to the Hittite period. Red color clay comes from the residue of the longest river in Turkey called Kizilirmak. In one of the pottery shops, you will be able to watch the demonstration of making pottery or you can try to do it yourself.

We will give a break to our tour for lunch in a local restaurant to taste the various kinds of Turkish cuisine.

After lunch, our destination will be Goreme Open Air Museum. Churches, chapels, and monasteries carved into the fairy chimneys from the 10th to 13th centuries A.D. will be the highlights of the day with frescos painted on the walls. You will be able to take pictures to carry the moments for your future memories.

**Dark Church entrance requires an additional admission fee for this tour.

End of the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Overnight in Cappadocia

Day 2:

Hot Air Ballooning (Optional) & Full-Day Cappadocia Blue (South) Tour – Your Flight to Izmir

Once-in-a-lifetime experience in Cappadocia!

Your pickup time is almost one hour before sunrise and will be transferred to the meeting point. Complimentary breakfast is ready before you are transferred to the launch area. When you arrive in to launch area, you will watch the amazing views of the preparation of hot air balloons gives you the best opportunity to take unforgettable pictures.

Your flight will begin at sunrise, where your pilot will climb to a comfortable altitude of about 700 to 1000 meters above ground level.

During certain segments of the flight, our pilots are also capable of flying as low as 1 meter above the rock formations which will allow you perfect photo-taking opportunities.

The flight is around 60 minutes. There will be a champagne celebration at the end of the flight, and you will be presented with a Flight Certificate signed by your pilot.

** Kindly note that starting from your pick-up total duration of this tour will last approximately 3 hours till your drop-off at your hotel.

End of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

After breakfast and a short rest at your hotel, we will pick you up from your hotel and our tour will start from the icon of Cappadocia, the fairy chimneys shaped like a family; father, mother, and daughter called Three Beauties. It is exciting to take pictures of these fairy chimneys with the valley in the background in the early lights of the morning.

Your tour guide will lead you to hike in the most impressive valley of Cappadocia, Red Valley. During your hiking in the valley, you will see the famous rock churches.

We will give a break to our tour for lunch in a local restaurant to taste the various kinds of Turkish cuisine.

After lunch, we will drive to the second biggest underground city of CappadociaKaymakli Underground City. This is a great opportunity to take pictures in one of the biggest underground cities in Cappadocia.

Now it is time to catch some part of the sunset in the panoramic Pigeon Valley hosting countless pigeons in natural pigeon houses. These pigeons contribute to the living of locals with their manure to fertilize the vineyards.

You will have ample time to take pictures before transferring you to Cappadocia Airport for your flight to Izmir, on your arrival we will transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight in Kusadasi

Day 3:

Full-Day Ephesus Tour

This unique tour will start picking you up from your hotel.

The first site to explore is the marble ruins of the ancient capital of Roman Asia. The Ancient City of Ephesus was the most important commercial center of western Anatolia and was established as a port on the mouth of the river Cayster.

You will be guided to the Temple of Artemis which is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world and has been built in the Ephesus area. You can see the remaining the foundations from Hellenistic age which are made of marble and full of sculptured columns capitals and shafts.

After lunch in a local restaurant, we will drive to Bulbul Mountain to visit the House of the Virgin Mary, the most popular place of pilgrimage for Catholics which is believed the Virgin Mary spent the remainder of her life.

We will drive back to town to visit the Isabey Mosque which is one of the best examples of Seljukian architecture, located below the Basilica of Saint John.

End of the tour we will transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight in Kusadasi

Day 4:

Full-Day Pamukkale Tour

This tour will start by picking you up from your hotel and driving you to Pamukkale.

On our arrival to Pamukkale, we will visit Pamukkale Travertines and Hierapolis Ancient City which is considered one of the oldest thermal cities in the world with healing properties.

The chemical properties in the water created pure white-colored travertines and stepped water terraces on the mountain slope.

The Pamukkale area includes the Antique City HierapolisNecropolis, the Cleopatra Pool, and Red Water. You will have free time to relax and enjoy the surroundings.

After lunch, you can swim in thermal red waters. Then visit the travertines and the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest Necropolis with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia.

The entrance fee to Cleopatra Pool is not included in the rate.

After the tour you will be transferred to Denizli Airport for your flight back to Istanbul, on your arrival, you will be transferred to your Istanbul hotel.

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