- Visit the Goreme Panorama and explore stunning views of Goreme Village
- Explore Air Musesum, the biggest monastery complex of the region
- Walk along the Red River, the longest river of Turkey
- Visit Kaymaklı Underground City, Pigeon Valley, Rose Valley and much more.
Discover some of Turkey’s finest cultural and natural treasures outside of Istanbul on this comprehensive bus tour. Operated by bus to avoid the cost of expensive plane tickets, this tour offers travelers the chance to see Ephesus, Cappadocia, and Pamukkale in a fraction of the time it would take to complete the circuit on a self-drive tour.
- Day 1 - Northern Cappadocia Tour
Pick up from hotel early morning and transfer to airport to take a flight to Cappadocia. Once you arrive to Istanbul airport, please proceed to counter to do self check-in and take your boarding pass by presenting your passport. Upon the boarding pass information, please go to boarding gate and embark. After your arrival to Cappadocia airport, pick up at the exit of first gate by driver. (Holding a sign with your name on it.) Transfer you to join the Northern Cappadocia Tour. Visits to Goreme Panorama which has a stunning view of Goreme Village, land of fairy chimneys, Open Air Musesum which is the biggest monastery complex of the region. Then visiting Ortahisar, a typical village with its castle and cave food storage and Pasabag,(Fairy Chimney valley) which has mushroom like formed rocks and very interesting fairy chimney forms. We pass through the Imagination valley, Devrent, where you have the impression that animals are petrified in the rocks. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, walking along the Red River which is the longest river of Turkey and visiting small village very famous with its pottery workshops. Here, you will have a chance to see how the pottery is made and if you like you may also try. End of the day, going back to hotel bu passing through Love Valley which has incredible view. Arrival to hotel, free time and overnight in Cappadocia in cave hotel.
- Day 2 - Southern Cappadocia Tour
Hot Air Balloon tour is optional for this morning.
Pick up from hotel around 09:30-10:00am 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 prosecution. 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 back to hotel for overnight stay in cave hotel.
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.
- Day 4 - Cappadocia to Ephesus
After breakfast at the hotel, free time to explore Cappadocia on your own. According to your flight time, pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport to take a flight to Izmir. (some days direct, some days via Istanbul) After you arrive in Izmir, pick up by our agent and transfer you to hotel in Kusadasi / Selcuk. Free time and overnight stay.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.
- Day 4 - Ephesus Tour
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 airport and take a flight to Istanbul. Arrival to airport, pick up by agent and transfer to hotel. End of our service.
At the end of the tour our guests are treated with a fashion leather show, the ones that are not interested are kindly requested to inform the tour guide.
- Hotels with breakfast
- Bus transfers
- Entrance fees for sights and museums mentioned on the itinerary
- Professional English speaking guide
- International Flight Tickets
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room.
Single traveler should pay 25 % extra for this trip.
Flights might be from Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen airport.
Connected flight to Izmir may land after midnight.
Due to weather conditions if your balloon tour is cancelled you will be totally reimbursed.