6 Days Turkey Tours -Istanbul Pamukkale Cappadocia tour
Travel by plane and one overnight bus trip from Pamukkale to Cappadocia
Day 1: Istanbul
6 days Turkey Tour - On your arrival to the Ataturk airport in Istanbul, our representative will welcome you at the exit gate inside of the international terminal where you will see your names written on a board. Then you will be transferred to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the time in the city. (We might pick you up from Sabiha Gokcen airport with extra cost)
Day 2: Free Day in Istanbul (*B)
After breakfast enjoy Istanbul old city on your own, your hotel will be in a walking distance from Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi palace or other places. If you wish to have a guide for Istanbul old city, you can book Old City Tour with us. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 3: Istanbul to Pamukkale by plane(*L) Early pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport to get a flight to Pamukkale. 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 bus station and take an overnight bus to Cappadocia.
Day 4: Northern Cappadocia(*B *L) You will be picked up from bus station and transfer to agency or hotel. Around 09:30-09:45 and 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. On the way back to your hotel, you will get into Love Valley which offers a magnificent view.
Day 5: Southern Cappadocia Tour (*B *L)
Optional balloon tour available for this morning. Your guide will take you from your hotel at 10:00-10:15 am 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 traditional Turkish Restaurant. In the afternoon you will be amazed 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 we will transfer to the airport to take the flight (1hour 15min) to Istanbul. Upon your arrival in Istanbul, our agents will meet you at the exit gate of domestic terminal baring a board your names written on and you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 6: Istanbul, departure According to your flight time we will transfer you to Ataturk Airport and you will do self check-in.
End of our service.
Accommodation; Istanbul - Uyan Hotel, Gulhane Park Hotel, Zeynep Sultan Hotel Cappadocia - Dervish Cave House, Historical Goreme House
Important notice : Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room. Solo traveler should pay 20 % extra for single supplement. Due to weather conditions if your balloon tour is cancelled you will be totally reimbursed. Sabiha Gokcen Airport transfers can be provided with a little extra cost for international arrivals and departures. Please consult to your tour operator.
Travel tips: Cappadocia has a continental climate, so summers are dry and hot, so you will need sun-creme and hydrating cremes 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. Pamukkale has more or less the same conditions but do not forget to bring your swimming suit to swim in thermal pools.
Per person 490USD with credit card and 460USD with cash payment
Hot air balloon tour per person 170 USD with credit card, 160 USD with cash payment
- Hotels with breakfast
- Bus transfersdomestic flights
- Airport transfers mentioned on the itinerary
- Lunch on tours
- Entrance fees for sights and museums mentioned on the itinerary
- Professional English speaking guide
- Personal expenses
- Drink during lunch
- Medical insurance
- Tip to guide and driver
- Cleopatra swimming pool entrance