1st day: Northern Cappadocia Tour (Lunch included)
Pick up from hotel early morning and transfer to the airport to take a flight to Cappadocia. Once you arrive in Istanbul airport, please proceed to the counter to do self-check-in and take your boarding pass by presenting your passport. Upon the boarding pass information, please go to the boarding gate and embark. After your arrival at the airport, pick up at the exit of the first gate by the driver. (Holding a sign with your name on it.) Transfer you to join the Northern Cappadocia Tour. Visits to Goreme Panorama which has a stunning view of Goreme Village, land of fairy chimneys, Open Air Museum which is the biggest monastery complex of the region. Then visiting Ortahisar, a typical village with its castle and cave food storage and Pasabag,(Fairy Chimney valley) which has mushroom like formed rocks and very interesting fairy chimney forms. We pass through the Imagination valley, Devrent, where you have the impression that animals are petrified in the rocks. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, walking along the Red River which is the longest river in Turkey, and visiting a small village very famous for its pottery workshops. Here, you will have a chance to see how the pottery is made and if you like you may also try. End of the day, going back to the hotel by passing through Love Valley which has an incredible view. Arrival at the hotel, free time and overnight in Cappadocia in a cave hotel.
2nd day: Southern Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast- Lunch included)
Hot Air Balloon tour is optional for this morning.
Pick up from the hotel around 09:30-09:45 by the tour guide and join the Southern Cappadocia Tour. Visiting Uchisar Castle which is the biggest fairy chimney used as a fortress by many civilizations. Hiking about 4 km in Red Valley and passing through Rose Valley by exploring rock churches which saved early Christians from Roman prosecution. Arriving to Cavusin village as an ancient settlement of the region and you may see its cave residences. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visiting Kaymaklı or Ozkonak Underground City as the widest of the Cappadocia and it was used by refugees or people running away from catastrophes. Pigeon Valley offers a nice view over Uchisar Castle and it has pigeons still living in pigeon houses. The last visit to Three Beauties Valley which is famous for its vine factories and stunning view. End of the tour, transfer to the airport to take the Izmir flight. (some days direct, some days via Istanbul) Upon arrival, pick up by the agents who hold a sign with your name on it. Then transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
ps. At the end of the tour our guests are treated with a traditional hand-made carpet demonstration, the ones that are not interested are kindly requested to inform the tour guide.
3rd day: Ephesus Tour (Breakfast- Lunch included)
After breakfast at the hotel pick up by the tour guide around 09:00-09:30 am and starting to Ephesus Tour. Visits to Artemis Temple which used to be one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, Ephesus Ancient City, Hadrian Temple, Celcius Library, Theater, Hamams, and Old Harbor. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. Last visit to House of Virgin Mary where Virgin Mary spent her last 5 years before she died and recognized as a pilgrimage place by the Vatican. End of the tour, transfer to the hotel for free time and overnight stay.
4th day: Pamukkale Tour (Breakfast- Lunch included)
After breakfast at the hotel, pick up by the tour guide around 07:30-08:00 am and joining to Pamukkale-Hierapolis Tour. Pamukkale has hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing and cooling water. It seems like cotton that’s why it is called ‘Cotton Castle- Pamukkale’ by Turks. Visit to Hierapolis Ancient City as a Unesco World Heritage Site and used to be visited by people to soothe their aliments during retirement and also die there. As a refreshment, you can walk on terraces or swim in Cleopatra Swimming Pool. (Optional)
Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. End of the tour, transfer to the airport to take a flight back to Istanbul. Arrival in Istanbul, pick up from the airport by our agent and transfer to hotel. End of our service.
Price: Per person 800 euro with a credit card or 760 euro with cash payment
Prices are per person in a double-twin or triple shared room.
The solo traveler will pay 20 % extra for a single supplement.
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