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5 Days Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour from Istanbul

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Duration

5 Days

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Group Size

15 people

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Languages

English

Overview

If you’ve enjoyed the full former Constantinople, now it’s time to explore some other parts of Turkey. But instead of going to the ordinary Cappadocia tour from Istanbul, we recommend you to take the 5 days tour and visit 4 different destinations. In this package you’ll have Northern and Eastern Cappadocia tours, visit Pamukkale and Konya and get the Ephesus Guided Tour in the end. You will see more than 100 hot air balloons in Cappadocia at a time, revel in the moments in the valleys, bath in hot springs water and expand your knowledge with some historical facts.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hiking in Red Valley
  • Underground city: Kaymakli
  • Cappadocia Hot Air Balloons
  • Göreme Open Air Museum
  • Konya
  • Pamukkale
  • Artemis Temple
  • Ephesus Ancient City

Itinerary

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Day 1: Northern Cappadocia Tour
Day 1: Northern Cappadocia Tour

You’ll be picked up from your hotel early in the morning and transferred to the airport to take a flight to Cappadocia. After the arrival, our driver will meet you and transfer you to the bus, where you’ll join the rest of the group to join the Northern Cappadocia Tour. You’ll visit Goreme Village, the land of mysterious chimneys in the rocks and the biggest monastery complex in the region. Then, we'll head to Ortahisar castle and Pasabag, the valley with rocky chimneys famous for their unusual forms. We’ll pass through Devrent valley, where you’ll see the animals that are petrified in the rocks.
Around 12 o’clock our group will have a lunch break in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you'll walk along the Red River and visit a small village Avanos well-known for its pots craft. If you wish, you can attend the pottery workshop there. At the end of the day, we’ll back to the hotel by passing through the Love Valley (the place with an incredible view).

Day 2: Southern Cappadocia Tour
Day 2: Southern Cappadocia Tour


This day is for Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon activity (please, mind that this is optional, so if you wish to fly, tell about that to your tour guide the day before). If you are not going to fly, but only to observe the remarkable sky, our guide will pick you up from the hotel around 09:30 - 10:00 am and you’ll head to Southern Cappadocia Tour package includes:





  • Uchisar Castle which is one of the biggest fairy chimney used as a fortress by many civilizations.
  • Hiking in Red Valley (about 4 km.) and passing through Rose Valley by exploring the rock churches that saved early Christians from Roman prosecution.
  • Arriving at Cavusin village, which is known for its ancient settlement.
    Lunch break in a local restaurant in the midday.
  • After the lunch, we’ll continue our trip in Kaymaklı Underground City, the widest one in Cappadocia Previously it was used as a hideout by refugees and people running away from the catastrophes.
  • Then, we’ll head to Pigeon Valley from where you can observe a nice view over Uchisar Castle and a dozen of pigeon houses.
  • Our last visiting point for today is Three Beauties Valley famous for its wineries and amazing view.
  • At the end of the day, you’ll be transferred to your hotel.

Day 3: Konya Tour
Day 3: Konya Tour

Today you’ll have a Konya tour. We’ll pick you up around 8.30 and travel to Pamukkale via Konya. The way to Konya lasts 4 hours after we reach this nice town, you’ll have some lunchtime. Then, it’s time to visit Konya Mevlana Museum, the school of whirling dervishes. In 3 hours more we’ll reach Pamukkale and you’ll be transferred to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 4: Pamukkale Tour
Day 4: Pamukkale Tour

Breakfast at the hotel, around 8 am you’ll meet the guide. Today we have Pamukkale-Hierapolis trip. Pamukkale (‘Cotton Castle’ in Turkish) is a hillside with white travertine cascades and terraces of shallow pools. This place is known for its hot springs and has been existing since ancient times. Don't worry you’ll have some time to have a bath.
After Pamukkale, we’ll visit Hierapolis Ancient City, Unesco World Heritage Site. As an option, you can walk on terraces or swim in Cleopatra Swimming Pool. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. End of the tour, drive to Kusadası and transfer to hotel for overnight stay. (approx. 3-4 hours)

Day 5: Ephesus Tour
Day 5: Ephesus Tour

Breakfast at the hotel, around 8 am you’ll meet the guide. Today we have a tour to Ephesus. What we’ll visit: Artemis Temple (one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world), Ephesus Ancient City, Celcus Library, Hadrian Temple, Theater, Hamams and Old Harbor.
Lunch in a local restaurant in the midday. At the end of the day, we’ll visit the House of Virgin Mary, the place where she spent her last 5 years before her death. This house was recognized as a pilgrimage place by the Vatican. Our tour is almost finished! We’ll transfer you to the airport and you’ll return to Istanbul. On your arrival at the airport, our driver will pick you up and transfer to the hotel.

Included/Exclude

  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Breakfast
  • Transport
  • Entrance fees
  • International flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance

Tour's Location

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FAQs

Are museum entrances fees included during your tours?
Yes. We believe in making it easy for you to budget for your trip, so all our tours entrance fees to museums listed in your itinerary are included.
Will I have a tour guide on my tour?
Yes, all of our tours include the services of a professional, English-speaking tour guide, licensed with the Ministry of Tourism.
I’m a Vegetarian. Will I be able to find vegetarian meals in Turkey ?
Yes. Many dishes in Turkey are vegetarian so it is generally easy to find vegetarian options. Please let us know at the time of booking that you are vegetarian.
What do you mean by a “professional licensed tour guide”?
Taking a tour with the professional licensed guide is very important. Guides in Turkey study a mix of history, archaeology and mythology for 4 years in order to get their tour guiding license and pass special exams in language skills. All our company tour guides are professional licensed guides and expert in their regions. It is illegal for anyone who is not a licensed tour guide to conduct tours of historical sites in Turkey.
What kind of vehicle will be provided on my tour?
Our company provides you with a late model, comfortable, air conditioned vehicle such as a Mercedes Vito,Mercedes Sprinter,Volkswagen Carevalla and Crafter with an experienced driver.
Cancellation Policy?
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1300 for Gallipoli Battlefields Tour, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable. If you cancel the standard cancellation policy applies.
From where the tour starts?
Start and end in Istanbul.

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