Turkey's Gold Triangle - Travel to Pamukkale Ephesus Cappadocia from/to Istanbul

Duration: 4 days
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Turkey

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  • 4 days
  • Istanbul
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Covering Turkey’s top sights takes serious time and planning, but you’ll hit the highlights on this all-inclusive, multi-day guided tour. Take a dip in the famous white travertines of Pamukkale, marvel at the world’s best-preserved Greco-Roman ruins in Ephesus, and venture deep into the underground cities and chimney-shamed rocks of Cappadocia.


Day 1: Flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale - Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour - Transfer to Kusadasi - Overnight at Kusadasi

Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
The travel services will start with a departure transfer from your hotel to airport. Your driver will meet you at the reception of your hotel (or Airbnb address if the street of it is available for car parking) and then transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight to Denizli/Cardak. The pick-up time is between 03.45am and 05.00am for this transfer. This timing depends the scheduled departure time of flight from Istanbul to Denizli/Cardak on your travel date. Supplier will inform you about that after they booked your domestic flight ticket(s).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Denizli Çardak Airport, Cumhuriyet Mah., Küme Evler Sok. No:1, 20350 Çardak/Denizli, Turkey
Upon your arrival Denizli/Cardak airport, you will be met by your driver and driven to Pamukkale - approx 1 hour from Denizli Airport.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Pamukkale Natural Park, Pamukkale orenyeri kocacukur alani pamukkale kasabasi, Pamukkale Turkiye
After arrived the Pamukkale town / natural park, you will meet with your tour guide and other participants of the tour.

Stop At: Hierapolis & Pamukkale, Pamukkale 20280 Turkiye
The highlights of Hierapolis tour are Necropolis, Roman Baths, Domitian Gate, Latrina, Oil Factory, Frontinus Street, Agora, Byzantium Gate, Triton Fountain, Cathedral, Apollon Temple, Plutonium, Theater and Antique Pool.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale Turkiye
After visited the Hierapolis Ancient City, you will take some photos from the nicest corners of Pamukkale. Free time for about 60-75 minutes to explore the natural beauties of Pamukkale, and swim at white travertines (thermal pools) of Pamukkale. Then meet again with your guide, start walking in the middle of travertines from up to down without shoes and socks.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Pamukkale, 20190 Pamukkale/Denizli, Turkey
You will get your lunch in a local restaurant at the Pamukkale town. Also, You will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted ONYX goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast
After your Pamukkale experiences, we will transfer you to your hotel in Kusadasi.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Pass By: Kusadasi Castle, Kusadasi Merkez, Kusadasi Turkiye
The castle is small, picturesque Byzantine fortress stands on the causeway-connected Guvercin Adası (Pigeon Island) and has recently been renovated. You can walk at city and visit this small castle by yourself after your dinner. It is at walking distance (Approx 700 meters) from your hotel.

Pass By: Öküz Mehmed Pasha Caravanserai, Dağ, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey
This caravanserai was built by the Grand Vizier Okuz Mehmed Pasha to support maritime trade in the region. You can walk at city and visit this historical building by yourself after your dinner. It is at walking distance (Approx 500 meters) from your hotel.

Meals included:
• Lunch: You will get your lunch at restaurant (open buffet)
Accommodation included: "Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel" in Kusadasi. (or equivalent hotel, if it is not available on your dates)

Day 2: Kusadasi - Ephesus Day Tour - Flight from Izmir to Cappadocia - Overnight at Cappadocia

Stop At: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast
After having breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel on 08.30am (Approx) and depart for your full day Ephesus tour. ***Please check out from hotel and take your luggages. We will transfer you direct to Izmir airport after the tour.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Sultaniye Mahallesi, Selcuk 35100 Turkiye
Your first visit will be the pilgrimage point claimed to be the last home of the Virgin Mary. Once you arrive there you will be thrilled by the natural beauty that surrounds the monument.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkiye
Your next visit will be the Ephesus Ancient City. Ephesus was one of the most important harbor cities in antique world and also it is mentioned in the book of Revelations as one of the seven churches. Also Celsus Library and theater in Ephesus are the other highlights. You will see the Celcus Library, Temple of Hadrian, Fountain of Trajan, Odeon, Agora, Fountain of Domitian, Hercule Gate, Grand Theater, Nike, Ancient Toilets during tour in this ancient city.
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Pass By: Ephesus Terrace Houses, Selcuk 35148 Turkiye
You will be walking from front of Terrace Houses during your tour and your guide will give information about the Terrace Houses of Ephesus Ancient City. (Pass by without stopping / no visit)

Stop At: Selçuk, İzmir, Turkey
You will get your lunch in a local restaurant at the Selcuk town.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Ataturk, Park Ici Yolu No:12, Selcuk Turkiye
The next stop of your tour will be at the Temple of Artemis which first built during the Archaic period, and one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient World.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Isa Bey Mosque, Selcuk Turkiye
This impressive mosque from XIV. Century A.D. is unlike any other you will see in this country.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, Dokuz Eylül, 35410 Gaziemir/İzmir, Turkey
After the full day Ephesus tour, we will transfer you to Izmir airport for your flight to Kayseri.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Hoca Ahmet Yesevi, Mustafa Kemal Paşa Blv., 38090 Kocasinan/Kayseri, Turkey
Upon your arrival Kayseri airport, we will transfer you to your hotel in Cappadocia.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: You will get your breakfast at hotel
• Lunch: You will get your lunch at restaurant (open buffet)
Accommodation included: "The Cappadocia Hotel" in Cappadocia. (or equivalent hotel, if it is not available on your dates)

Day 3: Hot Air Balloon Ride (Optional) - Cappadocia Green Tour - Overnight at Cappadocia

Stop At: Cappadocia Balloon Tours, Göreme Açık Hava Müze Yolu Caddesi, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
Hot Air Balloon Ride (Optional) : Get ready for a wonderful experience unique to Cappadocia! We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the balloon site where you will have the opportunity to watch the balloon being prepared for your flight. The flight will begin at sunrise, where your pilot will climb to a comfortable altitude of about 700 to 1000 meters above ground level. It is from this elevation that you will marvel at the beauty of Cappadocia below you. 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. Duration of total activity is approx 3 hours, and total duration of flight is approx 60 minutes. There will be a champagne celebration at end of the flight and you will be presented with a madal, as a souvenir reminder of this magnificent experience. Afterwards, we will drop back you to your hotel.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Goreme Panorama, Uchisar Yolu uzeri 1.km, Goreme 50180 Turkiye
We will pick you up from your hotel on 09.30am (Approx) and depar for the Green Tour of Cappadocia.

Goreme Panaroma ;

A fascinating panoramic view point where you can see the Old Goreme Village with its surroundings. You will get general information about the Goreme and Cappadocia.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Derinkuyu Turkiye
Which is the biggest and deepest underground city of Cappadocia. It has 8 levels and connected with narrow tunnels. You will visit Stalls,Storages,Church,Vinery, Kitchen and the other sections which are open for visitors.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Selime Monastery, Guzelyurt Turkiye
Which is the biggest rock-cut Monastery of the region. And the landscape of the town which contains the Kathedral is keeping some similarities about Star Wars movies.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt 68500 Turkiye
You will visit the Ihlara valley/canyon after your lunch (approx 1 hour for lunch time). Totaly Canyon is 14 km but you will have the best part of it which is around 4 km and it takes almost 1 hour. Ihlara Canyon contains more than 100 churches and approximately 10.000 caves which are carved by early christian Monks.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Pigeon Valley, Uchisar KasabasI Nevşehir Kapadokya, Goreme 50240 Turkiye
Which is located in Uchisar town to have one of the best panaromic viev of the region. That site also covers lots of pigeon houses which are builty bye the ancient inhabitants of the region. If you like, you can able to visit popular onxy stone factory of the region.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cappadocia.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: You will get your breakfast at hotel
• Lunch: You will get your lunch at restaurant (open buffet)
Accommodation included: "The Cappadocia Hotel" in Cappadocia. (or equivalent hotel, if it is not available on your dates)

Day 4: Cappadocia Red Tour - Flight Back to Istanbul

Stop At: Uchisar Castle, Uchisar Turkiye
We will pick you up from your hotel on 09.30am (Approx) and depar for the Red Tour of Cappadocia.

Uchisar Castle Region, which is the highest point of Cappadocia and the view from the top is just brilliant. In the first destination you will be informed about unique formations of Cappadocia.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Goreme Open-Air Museum, Merkez, Muze Cd., Goreme 50180 Turkiye
Here is the monastery, including the rock cut churches, kitchens, wineries, storages and living rooms left from Anatolian Christians. Goreme Open Air Museum is listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Avanos Oren Yeri, Kapadokya Cd., Avanos 50500 Turkiye
Avanos is the town of traditional pottery art, thus. You will visit one of the family work-shops in Avanos to have some information about the pottery and have a kick-wheel-pottery demonstration. Also, you will take your lunch in one of the traditional restaurants in Avanos.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Devrent Valley, Devrent Mevkii No:1 Urgup Yolu, 50500 Turkiye
Which is also known as Imagination Valley. Valley contains many animal shaped rocks which are mostly in red colour. Some of the most frequent shapes is like Camel.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ürgüp, Nevşehir, Turkey
Meet the most famous family of fairy chimneys: Three beauties. These are the official symbol of both Urgup and Cappadocia.
Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Fairy Chimneys, Goreme Turkiye
On this tour, you will have seen many examples of the Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia.

Stop At: Cappadocia, Turkey
At the end of your tour, you will be transferred to Cappadocia airport for your flight back to Istanbul.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: İstanbul, Turkey
Upon your arrival Istanbul, we will drop you to your hotel in Istanbul. ** The departure time of return flight is between 08.00pm and 09.00pm. That's meaning, Your return flight will be landing to Istanbul approx 10.00pm. The return flight could be to the Istanbul SAW airport, if the flights are not available to Istanbul airport on last day of your trip. The return transfer to your hotel in Istanbul is including and available for both of these airports of Istanbul.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: You will get your breakfast at hotel
• Lunch: You will get your lunch at restaurant (open buffet)
No accommodation included on this day.

  • 3x Breakfast
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • 3 nights accommodation including breakfast (1 Night in Kusadasi, 2 Nights in Cappadocia)
  • Domestic flights (Istanbul to Denizli - Izmir to Cappadocia - Cappadocia to Istanbul)
  • Transfers at the mentioned airports for domestic flights in the itinerary
  • Full-day tours in Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride (Optional - You can add while booking this tour)
  • Professional English-speaking & Spanish-speaking tour guides for the duration of the day tours
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Entrance fees, Parking fees
  • Entry/Admission - Hierapolis & Pamukkale
  • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Thermal Pools
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport
  • Entry/Admission - Kayseri Erkilet Airport
  • Entry/Admission - Cappadocia Balloon Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
  • Entry/Admission - Selime Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Ihlara Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Goreme Open-Air Museum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Ticket for swim at Ancient Pool / Cleopatra's Pool in Pamukkale
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The prices of package are valid for accommodation at the double or triple room. If you would like make reservation for single room(s), there could be supplement cost.
  • Your accommodations will be "Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel in Kusadasi" & "The Cappadocia Hotel in Cappadocia". If these hotels are not available for standard/superior rooms on your travel dates, the supplier can replace it with an equivalent hotel. The supplier will inform you that detail max next 72 hours after your booking.
  • Supplier will send e-tickets of your domestic flights at six days before of your departure date.
  • You will have 15kg luggage + 8kg hand bag quota for each domestic flight. If you will need more luggage capacity, please inform that to supplier.
  • Hot air ballooning is a fully weather-dependent activity and the Civil Aviation Authority determines whether the flight will be held. If your flight is cancelled due to inclement weather conditions, you are entitled to a partial refund. In such a case, your refund will be processed by the day after of that trip. The refund rate is the difference between options of "included balloon ride" and "excluded balloon ride" for the cancellations of the hot air balloon ride.
  • The Standard Balloon Ride has an One-hour approximately flight duration with 20 to 28 people capacity basket. The flight duration could be 50-55 minutes or 65-70 minutes. This situation depend the weather conditions before landing. Total activity duration is approximately 3 hours.
  • The children who 5 years old and under are not allowed to balloon tours.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Hand sanitizers provided for travellers in cars, restaurants, hotels. Desk/seater plans with Social distancing in restaurants & hotels. Max 60% guest capacity in restaurants & hotels (except small boutique hotels). Hotels will have the Covid-19 accredited certification which confirmed by government.
Departure Point

1: İstanbul, Turkey
2: Kale Mahallesi, Kale, 20190 Pamukkale/Denizli, Turkey
3: Kuşadası, Aydın, Turkey
4: Selçuk, İzmir, Turkey
5: İzmir, Turkey
6: Göreme, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
7: Ürgüp, Nevşehir, Turkey
8: Avanos, Nevşehir, Turkey
9: Uçhisar, Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
10: Ortahisar, 50650 Ortahisar/Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Turkey
11: Cappadocia, Turkey
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Istanbul new airport or Sabiha Gokcen airport for flight to Denizli(Pamukkale).

Departure Time

04:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


4 days

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews


13 May, 2022

The best experience was flying in the Hot Air Balloon. The next best was being able to stay for 2 nights in the best Dere Suites in Cappadocia. And to top the list was when we had a very special guide at Ephesus as we were very lucky to have Mr. Mehmet as our guide who knew every little detail of Ephesus and he was able to explain in detail which helped us along the way . Even at Pamukkale he was very through in explaining everything to us and in this way I must say that this is the very very best tour and u will never ever look back. If given another opportunity I will surely book this tour again. It is worth the money. Even the very trips by plane was all very well organized from the beginning to the very end.


25 Nov, 2021

Couldnt recommend this tour more! The customer service was fantastic. We didnt receive our confirmation immediately (due to a system error). It was 11pm when we booked and i was worried so i messaged on whatsapp. I received a response immediately and was told theyd check and get the confirmation the next day which i did. Fast forward to the tour and everything was perfect. Every single transfer and flight was on time and free flowing. The guides were knowledgable, funny and catered to all needs. Allowing just enough time at every location and attraction. I honestly couldnt recommend this more. If you have the time you need to book this as well as the hot air balloon. Once in a lifetime experience and worth absolutely every single penny.


24 Mar, 2020

Turkey was an amazing place to visit. This tour made it even better. The tour guides, hotel staff were all exceptional, I highly recommend it


06 Mar, 2020

This 4 day tour was supposed to be an escorted tour for up to 15 people. The first two days went very well. Pick ups on time and a small group of our 6 travelers were escorted by the same guide and driver for the full two days. It was excellent and covered all the key places in Pamakkale and Izmir. The hotel in Kusadasi was excellent as well. Unfortunately, the last two days were not the same. For our last two days in Cappadocia, we were picked up by just the regular airport shuttle for the 45 minute trip to our cave hotel. The cave hotel accommodation was authentic and excellent. However, for the third day, we were just added to the regular red tour itinerary with other travelers that had booked that red tour. We stopped and picking up other travelers for the day and dropped them off as well before getting back to our hotel. On the fourth day, it was the same for the green tour. We were picked up and after picking up other travelers we were then taken to a local travel agency where we waited to be put on another bus to go with the local tour for that day. At the end of the tour, we will just sent back on the airport shuttle jammed in with 20 other people. When you pay a premium to be on a tour package, you expect it to be an inclusive tour for the four days and not just two days.


29 Oct, 2022

Viaggio ben organizzato ma troppo tempo dedicato allo shopping anziché alle visite culturali,alberghi non sempre in centro città e viaggio in mongolfiera perfettibile.Ottima guida

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A very well organized tour for young and old alike


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