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Discover Cappadocia with a guided tour to fairy cimneys, underground cities, rock-cut churches, enjoyable hike through the psychedelic rockscapes of Cappadocia.
Explore the world famous Greco-Roman site – Ephesus – strolling through the marble streets where Cleopatra and Mark Antony were hand in hand.
Enjoy a nice walk through the travertines of Cotton Castle – Pamukkale – filled with hot springs.
Explore the biggest necropolis of Anatolia in Hierapolis ancient city and swim (optional) in the thermal pool among the ruins of Apollo Temple where the pristess were diving to tell the fortunes to the oracles in ancient times.
We pick you up from your hotel at an early hour and transfer you to the airport to take flight to Cappadocia. You will need to go to the counter to do self-check-in at the airport. When you arrive at Cappadocia airport, the driver will greet you by holding a sign with your name on it and transfer you to join the Northern Cappadocia Tour. The tour covers the visits to the highlights of Cappadocia such as; Goreme Panorama: the stunning panoramic view point of Goreme village Goreme Open Air Musuem: one of the largest monastery complex of Cappadocia region. Ortahisar: a traditional village with its natural rock fortres and rock-cut storage. Pasabagi: one of the well known picturesque fairy chimney valley. Devrent Valley: the valley that gives you the impression that animals are petrified in the rocks. Red River: the longest river of Turkey where they red clay from the old river beds. Avanos: a traditional village and homeland of pottery where you have the chance to see how it is made. If you wish, you can even try to make one! On the way back to the hotel, we will pass through the Love Valley with an incredible view of fairy chimneys. End of the tour, transfer to the hotel and free time. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Hot Air Balloon Tour is optional for this day and early reservation is highly recommended. Pick up from hotel around 09:30-09:45 by the tour guide and join the Southern Cappadocia Tour. Visiting Uchisar Castle which is the biggest fairy chimney used as a fortress by many civilizations. Hiking about 4 km in Red Valley and passing through Rose Valley by exploring rock churches which saved early Christians from Roman persecution. Arriving to Cavusin village as an ancient settlement of the region and you may see its cave residences. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visiting Kaymaklı Underground City as the widest of the Cappadocia and it was used by refugees or people running away from catastrophes. Pigeon Valley offers a nice view over Uchisar Castle and it has pigeons still living in pigeon houses. The last visit to Three Beauties Valley which is famous with its vine factories and stunning view. End of the tour, transfer to airport to take Izmir flight. (some days direct, some days via Istanbul) Upon arrival, pick up by the agents who holds a sign with your name on it. Then transfer to hotel for overnight stay. At the end of the tour our guests are treated with a traditional hand-made carpet demonstration, the ones that are not interested are kindly requested to inform the tour guide.
After breakfast at the hotel pick up by the tour guide around 09:00-09:30 am and starting to Ephesus Tour. Visits to Artemis Temple which used to be one of the 7 wonders of ancient world, Ephesus Ancient City, Hadrian Temple, Celcius Library, Theater, Hamams and Old Harbor. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. Last visit to House of Virgin Mary where Virgin Mary spent her last 5 years before she died and recognized as a pilgrimage place by Vatican. End of the tour, transfer to hotel for free time and overnight stay.
After breakfast at the hotel, pick up by the tour guide around 08:00-08:30 am and joining to Pamukkale-Hierapolis Tour. Pamukkale has hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing and cooling water, seems like cotton that’s why it is called ‘Cotton Castle- Pamukkale’ by Turks. Visit to Hierapolis Ancient City and Necropolis as a Unesco World Heritage Site and used to be visited by people to soothe their aliments during the retirement and also die there. Sarcophagus of Marcus Aurelius can be seen. As a refreshment, swimming in Cleopatra Swimming Pool (Optional). Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. End of the tour, transfer to airport to take a flight back to Istanbul. Arrival to Istanbul, pick up from airport by our agent and transfer to hotel. End of our service.