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Pamukkale, Denizli, Turkey
After you arrive to one of the Istanbul airports, we’ll pick you up and transfer to the hotel. This day you’ll have a free time, so you can rest after your flight.
After the breakfast at the hotel, you can either explore Istanbul Old City by on your own or we can offer you an Istanbul Old City small group tour for 59$ per person. This price includes English speaking guide, entrance fees and lunch in a local restaurant. Please, mind that the tour will be operated only for 2+ people. Depending to the flight time, we’ll pick you up from the hotel and transfer to the airport to fly to Cappadocia. On your arrival, you’ll be transferred to the hotel.
This morning you’ll head to 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).
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 the local airport to take Izmir flight. On your arrival, you’ll be picked up and transferred to the hotel for overnight stay in Kusadasi.
Breakfast first, around 9.30 we’ll start our 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 Vatican. Now it’s time to rest: transfer to the hotel, one more night in Kusadasi.
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. 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.