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Tour Overview

This 4-day expedition starting from Istanbul offers an ideal opportunity to explore the wonders of Turkey. You will journey to well-known locations such as Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kusadasi, and Cappadocia, with ample time to thoroughly immerse yourself in each site. Guided by experts, you’ll gain insights into the rich history and vibrant culture of Turkey while marveling at some of its most stunning landmarks.

Day 1: Fly to Denizli – Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour

Your 4-Days Tour of Pamukkale, Ephesus, and Cappadocia will begin with an early morning flight (between 6:00 – 7:00 am as per your e-ticket) from Istanbul to Denizli airport. Upon arrival at the Denizli airport, you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to Pamukkale where you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your tour with a professional guide to begin your full-day tour of Pamukkale. Around 10:45 am you will visit the first destination of Karahayit to see the Red Spring Waters. After Karahayit we will drive to Pamukkale and begin the visit to the ancient city of Hierapolis around 11:30 am. The highlights of Hierapolis are Necropolis, Roman Baths, Domitian Gate, Latrina, Oil Factory, Frontinious Street, Agora, Byzantium Gate, Triton Fountain, Cathedral, Apollon Temple, Plutonium, Theater, Cleopatra’s Ancient Pool. You will also be able to take some photos from the nicest corners of Pamukkale. Around 12:30 pm you will be given some free time for approximately 60 minutes to explore the natural beauties of Pamukkale. As an option, you may choose to swim in the Pamukkale Antique Pools (at your own expense) during this free time. At 1:30 pm you will meet the guide and will get a chance to walk in the middle of the Pamukkale travertines (White Cliffs) from top to down without shoes and socks. At 2:30 pm you will be taken for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch at approximately 3:30 pm, you will visit an Onyx Factory for approximately 30 minutes. At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will be transferred to your hotel at around 7:30 pm.

  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Included Meal(s): Lunch
  • Accommodation: Efe Boutique Hotel OR Neopol Hotel Deluxe OR Derici Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 2: Ephesus Tour – Fly to Kayseri/Nevsehir from Izmir

After breakfast at the hotel around 8:30 am you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full-day tour of Ephesus. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. You will first visit the Temple of Artemis which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Next, you will visit the world-famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, the most well-preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a break for lunch. After lunch, you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. Afterwards, you will visit the Isabey Mosque. Next, you will be taken to the Sirince Village; which is an old Greek village and is well-know for its quaint beauty and wine tasting and production. Here you will have one hour free to explore on your own without a guide the different foods and wines of the area and visit various small traditional village shops.

At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will be transferred to Izmir airport for your late evening flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir through Istanbul. Upon your arrival at the Kayseri or Nevsehir airport, a representative will be present holding your name sign to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Cappadocia.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Heaven Cave House OR The Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel OR Holiday Cave Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 3: North Cappadocia Tour

For an optional extra, book an early morning hot air balloon ride and experience breathtaking aerial views of the valleys. Please note that this activity comes at an additional cost.

After breakfast around 9:30 am, you will be picked up from your hotel to join the full-day tour of North Cappadocia. Your tour will start with a visit to the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Next, you will visit the Pasabag Valley (Monks Valley) to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After this visit, you will drive to the city of Avanos. After this visit, you will drive to the city of Avanos. After lunch, you will visit the Zelve Open Air Museum in Cappadocia. The museum features a series of carved caves and ancient churches, providing a glimpse into the region’s monastic history. Finally, towards the end of the day tour, before returning to your hotel, you will have the opportunity to visit the natural castles of Uchisar. Please note that the interior of the Uchisar castles is not accessible for visits. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel around 4:00 pm. You will have the rest of the day free to relax, explore the city on your own, or take part in any optional activities that are offered.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Heaven Cave House OR The Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel OR Holiday Cave Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 4: South Cappadocia Tour – Fly back to Istanbul

After breakfast at the hotel around 9:30 am you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full-day tour of South Cappadocia. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. Your tour will begin with a visit to the Red Valley where you will be able to explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike approximately 5 km through the Rose Valley (Gulludere Vadisi). Next, you will visit Cavusin Village which is famous for its houses and churches of Christian Clergymen. We will take a break for lunch around noon. After lunch, you will drive to the Pigeon Valley (Guvercinlik Vadisi). In the afternoon you will visit the Kaymakli Underground City or Ozkonak Underground City where early Christians lived. This will be the end of your full-day tour. At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will be transferred to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your late evening return flight between 7:00 – 10:00 pm (flight duration is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes) to Istanbul. END OF OUR SERVICE and TOURS.

  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: No accommodation is included on this day.

Important notes:

  • Please note that your return flight from Kayseri / Nevsehir to Istanbul will arrive at either the New Airport in Istanbul or at the Sabiha Gökçen Airport depending on the availability of flights on the ticket purchase date.
  • Upon arrival at Istanbul airport, you will have to arrange your own pick-up service from Istanbul airport to your hotel in Istanbul. This transfer is not included as part of your package tour services with us. Our service ends upon your flight arrival at Istanbul Airport.
  • If you have a preference to return to a specific airport in Istanbul i.e. Sabiha Gokcen or Istanbul New Airport, you must request your choice of the airport in Istanbul by email prior to your tour booking. Any changes requested once your booking is confirmed will incur an additional cost.

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • Pick up from Istanbul hotel and transfer to Istanbul Airport (on the European side of Istanbul only)
  • Domestic flight tickets from Istanbul to Denizli, Izmir to Kayseri, and Kayseri to Istanbul
  • 1 night in Kusadasi at a 4-star hotel including breakfast
  • 2 nights in Cappadocia at a cave hotel including breakfast
  • English-speaking guide during the tours
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch)
  • Entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary
  • Local taxes and service charges

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Drop off transportation service from Istanbul New Airport OR Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Istanbul Hotel upon returning to Istanbul.
  • International airfare & airport taxes.
  • Visa to enter Turkey.
  • Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride.
  • Optional tours mentioned in the program, they will be provided at an additional cost.
  • Services not mentioned in the program.
  • Drinks with meals.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place.
  • This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour.
  • The regular group tour has shopping stops included in the tour.
  • Vegetarian lunch option available upon request.
  • For 1 traveler: 1 Single Room Accommodation
  • For 2 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room Accommodation
  • For 3 travelers: 1 Triple Room Accommodation
  • For 4 travelers: 2 Double/Twin Rooms Accommodation
  • For 5 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room and 1 Triple Room Accommodation
  • You can swim in the Antique pool in Pamukkale. However, please note that there is an extra charge that you will have to pay directly at your own expense before entry to the pools. This entrance fee to the pools is not covered as part of your tour. Please note that you must bring your own towel, swimsuit etc. if you need to use the pools.
  • The normal arrival time in Istanbul is between 8:00 – 10:00 pm. If you are planning on reserving your plane back home that same day, we recommend you book a plane ticket from 1:30 am onwards, to avoid missing your flight.
  • On flights luggage allowance is 15 kg per person for checked in luggage. For carry-on, you can take up to 8 kg per person. One carry-on is allowed per person.

WHEN TO BOOK?

  • Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities
  • You can book up to 2 days before (Istanbul local time) if there are still places available. If less than 2 days before start of your requested tour date, please contact us by email or phone as it would be a last-minute booking that will need to be checked for availability before your tour reservation is confirmed.

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  1. Aditya J

    Just returned from the Pamukkale, Ephesus and Cappadocia Tour. Our tour guide Aylin was so informative and attentive to details. She was very professional and helpful. I truly enjoyed my time in Turkey. This is a great value and an unforgettable trip. Thanks, One Nation Travel, for doing this!

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  2. Sanju S

    We booked our 4 days Pamukkale, Ephesus and Cappadocia tour with this company and we are so so happy about the way everything was organized and planned for us. Highly recommend One Nation Travel for an interesting and thorough look at Turkey!

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  3. Ellee R

    We went for the 4 days Pamukkale, Ephesus-Cappadocia tour. They organised everything to perfection. Accommodation, transfers, and day tours. The tour guides were all great and I would like to give special thanks to Bilal at One Nation Travel who organised a great trip. Thanks

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  4. Ulises C.

    El mejor Tour package que e tenido. La comunicación es extraordinaria desde el instante que puse la orden para tomar el paquete. Los horarios de los vuelos, las aerolíneas fueron excelentes. En la parte de los hoteles, la localización de estos era la mejor en todos los sitios que nos quedamos. Los guias turísticos excelentes con mucho conocimiento de la historia de los lugares. Los tours fueron en ingles, pero nosotros lo dominamos muy bien. Muchas gracias por todo.

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  5. Shams J.

    One Nation team was brilliantly organized and thought through everything, our trip was absolute fun, took away the stress of planning the details. Mr Berber was prompt and extremely helpful, I would highly recommend using One nation for your future trip.

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  6. Dinesh A.

    We had an amazing 4-day Pamukkale, Ephesus and Cappadocia trip! One Nation Travel made sure we saw everything we wanted to see, handled all the logistics, and provided us with amazing guides and hotels. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

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  7. Menka M.

    We just returned from our amazing trip to see Pamukkale, Ephesus and Cappadocia. Our guides were excellent, and the locations were amazing! Everything was very well organized, and we had a great time. Highly recommend!

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  8. Meenakshi S.

    Traveling with One Nation Travel was an incredible experience. Their four-day tour of Pamukkale, Ephesus, and Cappadocia from Istanbul was an unforgettable adventure. From the moment we booked the tour, their staff were friendly and professional, showing us the best places to visit and giving us a great overview of the whole area. The local guides were knowledgeable, friendly and engaging, and provided us with an insight into the local culture and history. We were also provided with comfortable transportation and comfortable accommodation throughout our trip. The highlight of the trip was the stunning views of Pamukkale, the ancient ruins of Ephesus and the wondrous landscapes of Cappadocia. In conclusion, we had a fantastic trip with One Nation Travel and would highly recommend them for anyone wanting to experience the best of this region in Turkey.

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  9. Silvia T.

    My family and I recently embarked on a 4-day trip to Pamukkale, Ephesus, and Cappadocia, and it was an experience we will cherish forever. The tour was well-organized, with timely pick-up/drop-off and comfortable hotels.

    Pamukkale’s hot springs, Ephesus’ ancient ruins, and Cappadocia’s unique landscape were all breathtaking. The knowledgeable guides and delicious Turkish cuisine made the experience even better.

    We wholeheartedly recommend this 4-day adventure to anyone looking to explore the wonders of Turkey in a well-organized, enjoyable, and immersive way.

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  10. Tara Patel

    Our 4-day tour of Pamukkale, Ephesus, and Cappadocia from Istanbul was an exceptional experience. The trip was meticulously planned, with punctual transfer services and knowledgeable guides enhancing our journey. The beauty of Pamukkale’s terraces, Ephesus’s ancient ruins, and Cappadocia’s unique landscapes was spellbinding. The hotels were clean, and comfortable, and offered excellent open buffet breakfasts, which added to the ease of the trip. All in all, a top-notch experience that provided a beautiful introduction to the wonders of Turkey. Highly recommended for families.

    + PROS: 1. Excellent organization with punctual transfers. 2. Knowledgeable guides who brought history to life. 3. Visited stunning locations. 4. Comfortable, clean hotels with tasty buffet breakfasts.
    - CONS: Felt rushed at some sites.
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    4 Days Pamukkale, Ephesus, and Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul by Plane
    4 Days Pamukkale, Ephesus, and Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul by Plane

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