4 Days Cappadocia Pamukkale Ephesus Package Tour
We present you our tour called 4 Days Cappadocia Pamukkale Ephesus Package Tour, which is one of the Turkey package tours from Istanbul.
Duration: 4 days 3 nights
Tour Style: Small Group Tour
Pickup Point: Istanbul-Turkey
Highlights: Goreme Open Air Museum, Pasabag Valley, Kaymakli Under The Ground City, Guvercinlik Valley (Pigeon Valley), Devrent Valley (Imagination Valley), Uchisar Castle, Avanos, The Temple of Artemis, Ephesus Archaeological Site, The House of Virgin Mary, Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), Hierapolis, The Cleopatra Pool (extra), Hierapolis-Pamukkale Archaeological Museum, Calcium Terraces and Travertines
05:30 Early morning transfer to Istanbul airport with the private transfer
07:00 Direct Flight from Istanbul to Nevsehir or Kayseri
08:10 Arrive at Nevsehir or Kayseri, and meeting with your guide, and transfer to Cappadocia with Shuttle
09:30 Arrive in Cappadocia
WHY SHOULD YOU SEE CAPPADOCIA PAMUKKALE AND EPHESUS?
In Cappadocia, you’ll encounter fairy chimneys, a rare sight worldwide, intensified here. Cappadocia ranks 5th among the ‘New 25 Wonders of the World’ by the Times Newspaper and has held UNESCO World Cultural Heritage status since 1985.
This region, comprising Nevsehir, Kirsehir, Nigde, Aksaray, and Kayseri and collectively referred to as Cappadocia, features a distinctive landscape shaped by rainwater erosion in the ashy and soft layers of volcanic land formed around 60 million years ago by Erciyes Mountain, Güllü Mountain, and Hasan Mountain.
We highly recommend a Hot Air Balloon tour in Cappadocia, allowing you to glide through the skies while witnessing sunrise over the extraordinary terrain, casting mesmerizing shadows. This magical Cappadocia tour offers panoramic views. Cappadocia is currently situated within the territory of the Republic of Turkey.
The historical Hierapolis Ancient City and its incredible travertines are both listed on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. At Pamukkale, you can swim in Cleopatra Pool’s healing thermal waters amidst the pristine white travertines. These travertines are rich in calcium carbonate, sulfate, sodium, iron, potassium, and magnesium, known for their therapeutic properties, offering relief from many ailments. You’ll also have the chance to explore Pamukkale-Hierapolis.
Pamukkale is located within the territory of the Republic of Turkey. Ephesus stands as one of Turkey’s most sought-after destinations, renowned for its iconic ruins, including the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Ephesus is one of the First Seven Churches of Christianity mentioned in the Bible and is one of Turkey’s best-preserved ancient Greek-Roman cities. The Vatican declared the House of Virgin Mary a place of pilgrimage in 1961.
DAY1: Red Tour Cappadocia (Northern Cappadocia)
You will be picked up from the hotel or pick-up point at 05:30 am, and we’ll be on our way to the airport. You will travel towards Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport with a 07:00 flight from Istanbul. After landing at the Kayseri or Nevsehir airport, our transfer staff will meet you. Afterwards, You will begin your journey to Northern Cappadocia.
We start our tour with the Goreme Open Air Museum where it is a place that has witnessed a history of 2000 years. Afterwards,we will visit Pasabag Valley which used to be called “Monks Valley” and “Pasabagı Valley”, is full of unique fairy chimneys.
We will also visit Devrent Valley (Imagination Valley) which is a Special Valley where Different Fairy Chimney, Formations can be observed. Then, we will be walking along the Red River which is the longest river of Turkey. At 5 pm our first day tour ends and take you to the hotel for overnight.
DAY2: Green Tour Cappadocia (Southern Cappadocia)
We will pick you from the hotel around 10 am and our Green Tour begins. First we will visit Uchisar Castle which is a magnificent view of the sunrise and sunset, the castle at a height that provides the opportunity to see Goreme-Zelve-Ortahisar and Avanos from a bird’s eye view. You can catch the unique view of fairy chimneys in the Red Valley, where you can best watch the sunset within the borders of Turkey.
The next stop will be Kaymakli Under The Ground City. A magical journey awaits you from the entrance of the city, when you combine concrete structures and your imagination, it is not difficult to see old people living in the city, living in underground houses and cooking, make sure to visit and enjoy.
End of the tour, transfer to local bus station to take intercity Pamukkale bus (aprx. 10 hours) Overnight bus to Pamukkale.
DAY3: Pamukkale-Hierapolis Tour
When we arrive Pamukkale you will have a chance to get some rest for couple of hours. We will begin our tour around 10 pm.
The Pamukkale entrance consists of 2 gates, North and South. We start our tour from the North gate. First, we visit the Ancient City of Hierapolis with our Tour Guide. In this magnificent city, our tour guide will tell you about the development of this ancient theater, and you will have the opportunity to see the place we call the Grand Theatre.
We will visit The Temple Of Apollo, and you will hear Its history from our guide. Afterwards, You will have a chance to see -The Nymphaeum (Monumental Fountain), Plutonium, Christian Basilica, Necropolis, and Martyrium of St. Philip. The history of those places will be mentioned by our tour guide properly.
When we finish to see Hierapolis, Our Tour guide will set you free for about 3 hours.During this time, we recommend you to see White Travertines which are magnificent as it is a Natural Wonder of the World. You can walk and swim there. Afterwards, There is also a pool named Cleopatra pool where you can swim and enjoy it with giving small amount of cost.
We will end the tour about 4:30 pm. Afterwards we will transfer you to the hotel where it is in Kusadasi.
DAY4: Ephesus Tour
We will pick you from the hotel around 10 am and our Ephesus Tour begins. First,We will pass through the verdant and picturesque countryside before arriving at our first stop which is The House of Virgin Mary. Afterwards we reach House of Virgin Mary. It is known that St. John brought the Virgin Mary to Ephesus 4 or 6 years after the death of Jesus.
Second, After The House of Virgin Mary, we will then head on to the next destination which will be the Ancient City of Ephesus; the tour here shall be a walking tour and will take you through one of the most magnificent archaeological sites in the entire world. You will be able to see the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastic, the Temple of Hadrian, and course lets’ not forget the very impressive library of Ephesus.
The library is adorned with columns and statues. The Grand Theatre, where Saint Paul preached, is the largest in antiquity with a capacity of 24.000 seats. Then We will pass through the Arcadian Way where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession.
Finally, Then we will continue on the tour and head on for our next stop which is the Temple of Artemis (Diana), this outstanding temple was built in honor of the Greek Goddess of hunting, wild nature, and fertility, deemed as one of the Seven wonders of the ancient world. The temple of Artemis used to be the largest marble temple in the ancient Greek world since it was four times as big as the Parthenon in Athens, Greece.
When our tour called 4 Days Cappadocia Pamukkale Ephesus Package Tour is completed, we will transfer you to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to take a flight to Istanbul. Afterwards we take you to hotel in Istanbul with private transfer.
- Hot Air Balloon Tour is optional in Cappadocia. Please ask for the price.
- There are no direct flight option from Cappadocia to Pamukkale. However we can organize connection flights via Istanbul but even in this case it will be the same time you will arrive to Pamukkale with bus.
- Tours are maximum with 12 people
- If you wish, you can extend the Turkey Package Tour for 1 or 2 days. We can also arrange the Turkey Package Tour as a private tour upon your request.
Please make a note that there will be a short shopping break during the tour where you will have the chance to see and buy some handmade traditional souvenirs, carpets and seramic to take back home according to the tour destinations mentioned. (For our group tours.) You can enjoy your tour hassle free with no shopping stops in private tours.
Kusadasi: Korumar Hotel, Lavista Hotel, Pine Marina Hotel, Ilayda Hotel
Cappadocia: MDC Cave Hotel, Asiana Cave House Hotel, Heaven Cave Hotel.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
- 3 days accomadation
- Domestic Flight Tickets
- Private Transfers to and from Istanbul Airports
- Shuttle and Bus transfers(air-conditioned vehicle)
- English-speaking tour guide during the tours
- 4 Local Lunch (Vegetarian lunch option available upon request)
- Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Local taxes and service charges
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
- On personal expenses
- Tips to Guide and Driver
- Cleopatra Swimming Pool entrance fee