8 days Turkey Tour– Istanbul Cappadocia Pamukkale and Ephesus
This is a 8 days Turkey tour for low budget traveler, please remember we will use overnight intercity bus travel from Cappadocia to Pamukkale.
Day 1: Istanbul, arrival
Upon arrival to the Ataturk airport in Istanbul, our driver 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 can pick you up from Sabiha Gokcen airport with extra cost)
Day 2: Explore 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: North Cappadocia Tour(*L)
Early in the morning, according to your flight time we pick you up from your hotel and transfer to airport to take a flight to Nevsehir or Kayseri Airport. 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. On the way back to your hotel, you will get into Love Valley which offers a magnificent view.
Day 4: South 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 traditional Turkish 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 day, transfer to bus station and take an overnight intercity bus to Pamukkale. (10 hours)
Day 5: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour(*B *L)
After arrive in Pamukkale transfer to hotel (We provide morning room) for couple of hours relaxin and have a shower after a long bus trip, around 09:30 am we will pick you up from your hotel and join your group for full day tour of Pamukkale meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, 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. End of the day we will drive you to Kusadasi (3hours) and will be transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi.
Day 6: Ephesus Tour(*B *L)
Your guide will pick you up from the hotel around 09:00-9:30 am. You will start your visit with Artemis Temple, city ruins as Hadrian Temple, Celcius library, theater, hamams, passing through old harbor path. Then you will feel the holy atmosphere of exceptional Isabey Mosque. You will have your lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant. In the afternoon you will visit House of Virgin Mary where she spent her last 5 years, which is recognized by Vatican as pilgrimage destination for Christians, visited by Pope Leo XII and Benedict XVI.
End of the tour we will transfer to Izmir Airport (60minutes) to take the flight (1hour 10min) 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 7: Free Day in Istanbul (*B)
After breakfast enjoy Istanbul old city on your own, may be you could spend your time and Grand Bazaar for shopping or you can join bosphorus cruise. Overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 8: Istanbul, departure(*B)
According to your flight time we will transfer you to Ataturk Airport and you will do self check-in.
End of our service.
Istanbul – Avicenna Hotel, Gulhane Park Hotel, Ilkay Hotel
Cappadocia – Dervish Cave House, Osmanbey Cave Hotel
Kusadasi – Efe Boutique Hotel, Derici Hotel
Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room.
Solo traveler will pay 25 % 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.
*B breakfast included
*L lunch included
Per person 660 USD with credit card and 630 USD for cash payment
Hot air balloon tour per person 170 USD with credit card, 160 USD with cash payment
- Airport transfers
- Hotels with breakfast
- Domestic flights and bus tickets
- Daily tours with entrance fees, guide, lunch and transportation
- Dinner and drinks
- Medical insurance