Turkey tour package for 3 days, Cappadocia and Pamukkale tour
Day 1: Northern Cappadocia Tour(*L)
Pick up from your hotel in the morning to take a flight from Istanbul (Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen) airport to Cappadocia. You will do self check-in in domestic terminal presenting your passports to flight desk according to your flight time as you have already an electronic ticket. On your arrival, your driver will welcome you at the exit gate with your names written on a board. You will arrive to our local office in Cappadocia and meet your guide and after picking other people from their hotels as well you will start your tour. You will start your visit by Goreme Panorama with its splendid over Goreme village, land of fairy chimneys. Then you will be fascinated by Open Air Museum, the biggest monastery complex of the region. You will continue with Ortahisar, a typical village with its castle and cave food storages. After you will visit one of the most interesting places, Fairy Chimney valley, Pasabag, with its mushroom like formed rocks. Passing through Imagination valley, Devrent, where you have the impression that animals are petrified in the rocks. You will enjoy your lunch in a restaurant with open buffet variety. Finally you will walk along Red River flourishing Avanos town famous with pottery cave workshops dating thousand years back to Hittites, the first civilization of Cappadocia. You are going to have fun trying to make potteries after you have a small demonstration. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 2: Southern Cappadocia Tour(*B *L)
Optional balloon tour available for this morning.
Your guide will take you from your hotel around 09:30-09:45am then you will join your tour. Your visit start with Uchisar Castle, the biggest fairy chimney used as a fortress by many civilizations. Then be ready to hike about 4km in beautiful Red Valley passing through Rose Valley discovering beautiful rock churches, arriving to Cavusin village, one of the ancient settlement of the region with its cave houses. For lunch you are going to taste delicious Turkish cuisine at a local restaurant. In the afternoon you will be amazed by Kaymakli Underground City widest of the regions served many centuries as refuge for the local people and saved early Christians from roman persecution. Then you will visit Pigeon Valley with its lovely pigeons still living in pigeons houses which has a wonderful view over Uchisar Castle. Finally you will drive to Three Beauties Valley with its beautiful view over Urgup town famous with its wine factories.
End of the tour transfer back to agency and you will transferred to bus station and take an overnight public bus to Pamukkale (10 h drive)
Day 3: Pamukkale tour and fly back to Istanbul(*L)
Early pick up from bus station of Pamukkale and transfer to hotel for couple of hours day room rest. Then you will be transferred to join the Pamukkale tour. Pamukkale is a natural site contains hot springs and travertine, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water with its temperate climate for most of the year. We will also visit the ancient city Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hot springs there have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC, and people came to soothe their ailments, with many of them retiring or dying here. The large Necropolis is filled with sarcophagi, including the Sarcophagus of Marcus Aurelius. You will have also the chance to swim in Cleopatra Swimming Pool. You will have your lunch during the excursion. At the end of the day transfer to airport and take a fly back to Istanbul and transfer to hotel.
Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room. Single traveler should pay 20 % extra for this trip. Flights might be from Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen airport. Due to weather conditions if your balloon tour is cancelled you will be totally reimbursed.
Cappadocia has a continental climate, so summers are dry and hot, so you will need sun cream and hydrating creams for your skin. Hat and light clothes are preferable. Winters are cold and snowy, so you will need very warm clothes and winter boots, gloves and beret. Springs are slight hot but nights are always fresh, do not forget to bring your light jackets. Autumns are tenderly hot but might be rainy like springs, better to have umbrella. On your tours always wear comfortable shoes as it has a rocky surface.
Per person 335 EURO with credit card and 320 EURO for cash payment
Hot air balloon tour per person 150 EURO
- All airport transfers
- Istanbul to Cappadocia & Denizli to Istanbul flight tickets
- Cappadocia to Pamukkale intercity bus tickets
- Bus station transfer
- Day tours with entrance fees and Lunch
- Professional English speaking guide
- All taxes
- Personal expenses
- Drink during lunch
- Medical insurance
- Cleopatra swimming pool entrance
- Tip to guide and driver