Turkey's Wonders - Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia Travel from-to Istanbul | La Vacanza Travel

Turkey's Wonders - Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia Travel from-to Istanbul

Duration: 4 days
Destination: Türkiye, İstanbul, Istanbul
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Overview

Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia !!! Three beauties of Turkey. If you would like discover those amazing destinations, this travel package is one of the best Turkey travel itineraries. The connection between the destinations (Istanbul-Pamukkale & Izmir-Cappadocia & Cappadocia to Istanbul) will be with the domestic flights and those flights are included.

Itinerary

Day 1: Flight from Istanbul to Denizli - 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. Our driver will meet you at the reception of your hotel (or your AirBnb address if the street of it is available for car parking) and then transfer to airport for your flight from Istanbul to Denizli/Çardak. 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. We will inform you about exact timing after booked your domestic flight ticket(s).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Denizli Çardak Airport, Cumhuriyet Mah., Küme Evler Sok. No:1, 20350 Çardak/Denizli, Türkiye
Upon your arrival Denizli/Cardak airport, we will meet you at this airport and then driven to Pamukkale - approx one hour from Denizli Airport.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pamukkale Natural Park, Pamukkale Mh, Menderes Cd. No:52, 20190, 20190 Pamukkale/Denizli, Türkiye
Pamukkale Natural Park is an UNESCO world heritage site that receives many famous visitors since antiquity, such as the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra, and it is called the "Cotton Castle".
Duration: 30 minutes

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 30 minutes

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

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

Stop At: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast
At the end of the Pamukkale Natural Park & Hierapolis Tour, we will transfer you to your hotel in Kusadasi.
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes

Pass By: Kusadasi Castle, Kusadasi Merkez, Kusadasi Turkiye
This small castle is picturesque Byzantine fortress stands on the causeway-connected Guvercin Adasi (Pigeon Island) and has recently been renovated. ** There is no any visit to this place on tour. You can visit there by your own after we dropped you to your hotel in Kusadasi.

Pass By: Okuz Mehmet Pasa KervansarayI, Ataturk BulvarI 2, Kusadasi Turkiye
This caravanserai was built by the Grand Vizier Okuz Mehmed Pasha to support maritime trade in the region. This historical building is opposite to Kusadasi cruise port. ** There is no any visit to this place on tour. You can visit there by your own after we dropped you to your hotel in Kusadasi.

Meals included:
• Lunch: You will get your lunch at restaurant during guided tour

Accommodation included: INCLUDED - You can choose your hotel category and budget. There are different hotel variations at the booking options.

Day 2: Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary Tour - Flight from Izmir to Cappadocia - Overnight at Cappadocia

Stop At: Kusadasi Gazi Begendi Park, Turgut Ozal Blv., Kusadasi Turkiye
After having breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel and depart for your Ephesus tour. Before drive to Ephesus area, we will stop at the Gazi Begendi Park (Hill) for you can take photos of the amazing Kusadasi Bay. ***Please check out from hotel and take your luggages before departure to Ephesus tour. We will transfer you direct to Izmir airport after the tour.
Duration: 15 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, Türkiye
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
Another visit of this tour is Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, standing today next to Ephesus ancient city.
Duration: 15 minutes

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

Stop At: Kayseri Erkilet Airport (ASR), Hilal, Mustafa Kemal Paşa Blv., 38090 Kocasinan/Kayseri, Türkiye
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 during guided tour
Accommodation included: INCLUDED - You can choose your hotel category and budget. There are different hotel variations at the booking options.

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

Stop At: Cappadocia Tours & Hot Air Balloons, İsali - Gaferli - Avcılar, Cevizler Sk. No:12/1, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Türkiye
Hot Air Balloon Ride (Optional - You can add that tour while booking) : 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 be at sunrise time, 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: Keslik Monastery, Urgup Turkiye
We will pick you up from your hotel on 09.30am-10.00am (Approx) and depar for to southern part of the Cappadocia. Keslik Monastery is a sprawling cave monastery complex with two churches, a large refectory hall, a sacred spring, and endless cave rooms. Located in an idyllic garden setting, this is the most expansive monastery in Cappadocia. This site has been used and developed in many ways throughout the course of 2,000 years. This area was a gravesite in pre-Christian Roman times, a large communal monastery during the Byzantine era, and now a tourist site in modern Turkey.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Taşkınpaşa Medresesi, 50402 Taşkınpaşa/Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Türkiye
Taskinpasa Madrasah was built during the period of Karamanogullari Principality. Although the date of its construction is not known exactly, it is estimated that it was completed in the 13th century. Taskin Pasha Complex consists of the mosque, the madrasa and the tombs in the courtyard of the mosque.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sobesos Ancient City, 1 mile from Sahinefendi, Urgup Turkiye
Sobesos Ancient City was discovered by accident in 2002. The city, which is one of the mirrors of Cappadocia's history, was unearthed as a result of a 3-year archaeological excavation. As a result of the excavations, it has been observed that there are many motifs embroidered on colored stones. Especially the floor mosaics are made with interesting geometric patterns.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kaymakli Underground City, Derinkuyu Turkiye
Kaymakli, one of the major underground cities of Cappadocia, consists of 8 floors. However, as in many underground cities, not all floors are open to tourists. In the city, the first floor is separated for the animals to go out easily. Establish a connection between the churches and other living spaces with the corridors separated from the stables. Kaymakli Underground City, which has astounding sections such as warehouses, kitchens, cemeteries, mughouse, and copper processing workshop, still contains hidden underground tunnels that have not been fully revealed.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mustafapasa, Mustafapasa, Urgup, Cappadocia
Mustafapasa Town, which is among the untouched destinations of Cappadocia, is a Greek Village, formerly known as "Sinasos". This charming village, which is one of the must-see places in Cappadocia, is becoming popular with its history of rupture and its architectural features. You will take your lunch by a traditional restaurant which located in this unique village.
Duration: 1 hour 15 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: 20 minutes

Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
At the end of tour, you will be dropped 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 during guided tour
Accommodation included: INCLUDED - You can choose your hotel category and budget. There are different hotel variations at the booking options.

Day 4: Full-day Cappadocia Tour - Flight Back to Istanbul

Stop At: Urgup, Urgup, Cappadocia
We will pick you up from your hotel on 09.30am-10.00am (Approx) and depar for the Red Tour of Cappadocia. Meet the most famous family of fairy chimneys: Three beauties. These are the official symbol of both Urgup and Cappadocia.
Duration: 15 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: Ortahisar Panorama, Eski, 50650 Ortahisar/Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Türkiye
The entire town is dominated by the 90-metre-high (300 ft) rock-castle in the centre of the town, which is called Sivrikoya by the inhabitants. It is an extraordinary example of the rock-cut architecture which is typical of the region and served as a refuge from attackers in Byzantine times. You will see all these rock-cut architecture by panoramic visit.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Uchisar Castle, Uchisar Turkiye
Uchisar rock castle is one of the biggest landmarks of Cappadocia. It is the highest tuff hill in the area with beautiful views of the surrounding valley full of bizarre rock formations. (There are no any visit to rock castle because of the walking difficulties and safety risks on there. You will have a stop for panoramic view to this rock castle and Cappadocia from castle region.)
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Goreme, Goreme, Cappadocia
You will take your lunch by a Turkish Kebab Restaurant in Goreme. Also, Vegetarian meals are available in same restaurant.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Avanos Oren Yeri, Kapadokya Cd., Avanos 50500 Turkiye
Avanos is a popular destination because of its attractive old town with cobbled streets, and views over the river. The old city of Avanos, whose name in ancient times was Venessa, overlooks the longest river of Turkey, the Kizilirmak (Red River), which also separates Avanos from the rest of Cappadocia. The most famous historical feature of Avanos, which is still relevant and very visible today, is its production of earthenware pottery; it is also the most economic activity in the town. The ceramic trade in this district and its countless pottery factories date right back to the Hittites, and the ceramic clay from the red silt of the Kizilirmak has always been used.
Duration: 1 hour

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: 20 minutes

Pass By: Fairy Chimneys, Goreme Turkiye
Cappadocia is famous for its unique landforms. The Fairy Chimneys are the most obvious places to visit where these landforms are best seen and the common life of humankind and nature. On this tour, you will have seen many examples of the Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia.

Stop At: Cappadocia, Türkiye
You will be transferred to Cappadocia airport for your flight back to Istanbul.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: İstanbul, Türkiye
Upon your arrival Istanbul, we will meet you at the airport and then 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 Istanbul approx. 09.30pm and 10.45pm. *** The best timing is this one for you can catch your return flight to Istanbul after your full-day guided Cappadocia tour on today.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: You will get your breakfast at hotel
• Lunch: You will get your lunch at restaurant during guided tour
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation including breakfast
  • Domestic Flight Tickets : Istanbul to Denizli - Izmir to Cappadocia - Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off Services in Istanbul, Cappadocia, Kusadasi, Bodrum, Antalya
  • 4 Guided Tours in Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia
  • Outdoor Tour : Hot Air Balloon Ride (Optional - You can add that tour while booking)
  • Professional tour guide who licenced by Ministry of Culture and Tourism
  • Entrance fees of museums, national parks, ruins mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfers at the mentioned airports for domestic flights in the itinerary
  • 3x Breakfast
  • 4x Lunch
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Goreme Open-Air Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Thermal Pools
  • Entry/Admission - Keslik Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Cappadocia Tours & Hot Air Balloons
  • Entry/Admission - Hierapolis & Pamukkale
  • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Natural Park
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Kaymakli Underground City

Exclusions
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fee of Ancient Pool (Cleopatra's Pool) in Pamukkale
  • 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The prices of package are valid for accommodation at the double or triple room. If you would like add accommodation on single room(s) to your booking, there could be supplement cost. There are not going to be any extra cost for bookings of single / solo travelers. They will already accommodate at single room(s).
  • The pre-planned hotels are "Charisma De Luxe Hotel (5stars)" and "Efe Boutique Hotel" in Kusadasi / "Exedra Hotel (De Luxe Cave Boutique)" and "1811 Cave Boutique Hotel (Cave Boutique)" in Cappadocia for your accommodation on this travel. You can choose your hotels while booking. If these hotels (which you preferred) are not available for standard/superior rooms on your travel dates, the tour operator can replace it with an equivalent hotel.
  • The check-in time of the hotels is 02.00pm, and you can not start use your room before this time. This is about the check-in & check-out policies of the hotels.
  • The differences between the package options are about the hotel categories. Tour(s), airport transfer(s) and flight ticket levels will be same for all options.
  • The tour operator will send e-tickets of your domestic flights at six days before your departure date. You will not need the print out copies of the tickets for domestic flights. Your passport and reservation number on the tickets will be enough for check-in to plane.
  • The tour operator can request your some passport details for the bookings of your flight tickets. If you do not share the details which requested by the tour operator, your domestic flight tickets can not bookable.
  • You will have 15kg luggage + 8kg hand bag quota per person for each domestic flight. If you will need more luggage capacity, please inform that to the tour operator. There could be some extra fee for luggage quotas more than 15kg. This is exactly about the policies of airline companies.
  • If your return hotel is different than pick-up hotel, please inform that detail immediately. If you inform that detail after organised your flight tickets, the tour operator can request extra cost because of the distances between the airports and some hotels. If you inform this type changes on service day (last day of your trip), the tour operator do not accept this last minute amending and drop you to your pick-up hotel.
  • If your pick-up / drop-off hotels are inside of airports (IST and SAW airports) the tour operator do not provide any hotel pick-up / drop-off service.
  • 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. Your refund rate will be 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, and pilots are decide to that within the safety rules of Civil Aviation Authority. Total activity duration is approximately 3 hours.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • The children who 5 years old and under are not allowed to balloon tours.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults. If you will be 1 adult + 1 child, the tour operator can request & charge the amount of 2 adults.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

1: İstanbul, Türkiye
2: Kale Mahallesi, Kale, Pamukkale, 20190 Pamukkale/Denizli, Türkiye
3: Kuşadası, Aydın, Türkiye
4: Selçuk, İzmir, Türkiye
5: İzmir, Türkiye
6: Cappadocia, Türkiye
7: Göreme, Aydınlı - Orta, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Türkiye
8: Ürgüp, Nevşehir, Türkiye
9: Avanos, Nevşehir, Türkiye
10: Uçhisar, Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Türkiye
11: Ortahisar, Esentepe, 50650 Ortahisar/Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Türkiye
Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turkiye
  • Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkiye
  • Istanbul International Airport, Istanbul Turkiye


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.

Duration

4 days


User's Reviews

841HilaryB

09 Apr, 2024

Just come back from amazing 8 days in Turkey booked with Encounters Travel in UK and locally with Fez travel and guide Goksu. What a fantastic and varied country Turkey is. Istanbul is a very clean and safe city. Afterwards we visited Ephesus, Pamukkale, Hierapolis and Cappadocia. Goksu was a great guide - so knowledgeable and he also helped the whole trip run smoothly. We loved our cave hotel - "Gamirasu". April is a perfect time to visit.

Michelle_J

24 Oct, 2023

We had a great experience with our two tour guides: Mehmet in Pamakkule/Ephesus and Suleyman in Cappadocia. Flights & accommodations were easily coordinated and well scheduled. We knew exactly where to go and where to be at specific times. Provided meals were delicious and very filling and the guides provided great recommendations for dinner when requested. This experience was packed with a ton of information and a lot of different sights to see - be prepared for the fast pace and long days!

Barbara_W

09 Nov, 2022

Be aware this is compressed program including 4 flights, pickup at 4AM on Day1, and then arrive the hotel at 1AM on Day2 night (arrived at Cappadocia airport at 10:30PM, then waited in transfer bus about one hour to fill the bus full, took 1.5+ hours from airport to the cave hotel). Enjoyed Day 1 and Day 2, the guide was knowledgeable and stick with program itinerary; however, the guide for Day 4 was more interested in pottery and carpet stores rather than what were listed in itinerary. We were in the pottery store one hour longer than the itinerary, then the guide decided to skip "Three beauties" -- they are the official symbol of both Urgup and Cappadocia. Suggest you to print out the detail itinerary with time slots, to make sure you get what you have paid for.

Haissam_D

12 Jun, 2022

Great professional tour company. I had a great time on this trip and I was very impressed with the tour company. They always arrived on time to pick me up, were very accessible via whatsapp, and were very friendly. My tour guides Orman and Birck were pleasant and had a Turkish diploma in tourism so they knew their stuff. Cappadocia was the highlight of the trip and I recommend you pay extra for the hot air balloon ride. It was magical!

Julie_Z

25 Feb, 2022

I got picked up by tour guide a young lady Arzu and driver on time at the airport. During the 2 -day tour, Arzu was very patient very detailed giving me stories about the places we visited. Trip was smooth and I enjoyed very much ! Plus hotels company booked for me were awesome! Overall it is a wonderful experience and I wish I can go back to Turkey in the future again.

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