Tour Name: Cappadocia-Pamukkale-Ephesus Tour

Type: Guaranteed Departure Small Group Tour

Start & End Point: Cappadocia & Izmir airport 

Operates: Every day departure from Cappadocia

Tour Duration: 5 Nights / 6  Days

Transport: (According to size of your party) Minivan / Minibus

Stay: Cave Hotel & 5 Stars and 4 Stars Hotels

Size: Minimum 1 Person

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ITINERARY

Day 1 Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel in Cappadocia

Meal : Not Included

Overnight Stay : Cappadocia 

Day 2: Fullday North Cappadocia tour

 Hot Air Balloon tour over unique land scape of Cappadocia  optional and  not included the price
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 Goreme Open Air Musuem - (We see the famous  rock-cut churches & monasteries of Cappadocia  with frescoes from 10-13 C AD.These churches have the best wall paintings of Capapdocia ).

* Uchisar Cave Houses and Pigeon Houses - We enter to one of the cave houses which are used as a cafeteria today and have an apple tea and see the interior of the cave house.

* The Pigeon Valley - The valley which is housing thousands of dovecotes dug out into the cliff of the valley by the farmers of Cappaocia to collect the guano and fertilize the farms in the past. 

* Pashabagi fairy-chimneys valley known as Monks Valley as well.Here we see the natural mushroom ike rock formations and monks cells inside the rock formations. 

* Avanos - Historic Pottery Town of Cappadocia. The first settlement in Avaos was established by the hitites on the bank of the Red River which provided  abundance of red clay to the settlers.This art has been practised in Avanos since then.   

Dervent valley – also called as Pink or Imagination valley with Its famous pink rock formations.Here depends on your imagination power you will see many rock formatins look like different figures..The most remarkable one is the siting  stone camel...

* Urgup fairy chimneys - They are the symbol of Cappadocia with their caps on top. There are 5 mushroom -like  rocvk formations just like a family 
*Rose Valley -One of the best places to watch the sun set in Cappadocia .The color of the valley turns to pink even red in the end of the day .

***The sun set is optional. If you have time we will show you the sun set. Otherwise we just see the valley in the end of the day and go back to your hotel  

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight Stay : Cappadocia 

Day 3 :Derinkuyu Underground city and Ihlara Tour and departure to Konya ( 250 km ) 
Pick up from Hotel and drive to South of Cappadocia to see the hidden settlement of the Christians, Underground city and Ihlara Valley :
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Derinkuyu underground city (The biggest underground settlement in the world ) and listed by Unesco in the world heritage list.
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Ihlara Valley  ( walking 3 km and visit rock-cut churches and troglodytes )
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Selime ( The biggest rock-cut monastery in Cappadocia)- Photo stop

After Selime departure to KOnya .On the way we stop to see Sultanhani CAravansarai. 
*Sultanhan Caravanserai- It was built on silk road as a hotel in 13 C AD for the silk road merchants  . Sultanhani Carvansarai The biggest caravanserai in the world.  

Arrival and check in hotel .

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch and dinner 
Overnight stay : Konya 

 

Day 4 : Konya City Tour and departure to Pamukkale 

Today we visit Konya                    
We explore Konya city wich was capital city of Selcuk Empire in 12 th and 13 th C. 

*Konya Mevalana Museum -The Ruling Monastery of The Mevlevi religious Order which isbased on human love and tolerance.

 We see Mevlana  tomb ( the founder of Mevleve religous order and mystic  ), The dervishes rooms , The kitechen , Belonging of Mevlana and dervishes belonging.
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 Ince Minareli Madrasah ( A University from 13 C AD Seljuk Era

* Alaaddin Hill and Mosque, The mosque built on the Alaaddin Hill, is the oldest historical building in Anatolia from the Seljuk period. (1116-1156). After lunch, Drive to Egirdir LAke 

* We drive around Egirdir Lake which is sourounded  by mountains and has the clearest water  in Turkey.

arrival to Spa hotel and check in and enjoy the Spa and  hot spring water 

Meal : Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Overnight stay : Pamukkale 

 

Day 5: Pamukkale - Kusadasi ( 200 km )
Departure from hotel at 0900  am and visit :
Hierapolis and White-Travertine of  Pamukkale (listed by Unesco in the world heritage list) and  Hierapolis Ancient city's ruins   and depart to Ephesus . Upon arrival we visit :

*Artemis Temple -It was the biggest temple of the pagan world  in 7 C BC and pilgrimage place of the pagans.It was counted amoung the wonders of the ancient world

*Leather fashion show and shopping opportunity and check in hotel *

Meal : Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner;
Overnight Stay : Kusadasi 

Day 6 : Kusadasi -Ephesus-Izmir airport  ( 100 km )

In the morning Ephesus Tour and afternoon departure to IZmir airport 
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 Ephesus (excluding Terrace Houses ) The biggest Roman City of Asia Minor in 3 rd C  AD. Ephesus antique city was almost as same as modern city of the day. There are Agoras, Roman baths, Odeaon , Temples, Library, Roman Theather , Harbour, monumantel fountains .        

* Saint John Basilica  was a great church in Ephesus constructed by Emperor Justinian in the 6th C AD 

Afternoon  departure to Izmir Airport  .
Meal: Breakfast and lunch 

 

Included in the tour :
* Hotel accommodation as written above
* Meals as written in itinerary
*Musuem fee
* All transfers from to airport
* A Private van  ( from 1 to 2 people SUV Vehicle , 3-4 people  Mercedes Vito with 8 reclying seats from 5 till 10 Mercedes Sprinter with 14 reclying seats )
* A certified English guide

Not included the tour :
* Drinks
* Hot air balloon tour in Cappadocia
* Driver and guide tip ( Not compulsory but customary)
* Personal Expenses
* Visa Fee upon arrival to Turkey
*Domestic flight tickets ( we can issue with extra fee ) 
 

**Please ask for the best price of the season !

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