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Tour Overview

Embark on a 4-day odyssey starting from Istanbul, journeying across the captivating landscapes of Cappadocia, soaking in Pamukkale’s thermal baths, and exploring the ancient splendors of Ephesus. The package offers round-trip flights and a comfortable overnight bus from Cappadocia to Pamukkale, among other amenities.

Day 1: Fly to Kayseri/Nevsehir from Istanbul – North Cappadocia Tour

You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul around 4:00 am and will be transferred to the domestic airport for your flight from Istanbul to Kayseri or Nevsehir between 6:00 – 7:30 am. Upon arrival at Kayseri or Nevsehir airport, you will be picked up and transferred to Cappadocia. In Cappadocia, you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your 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 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 to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in.

Optionally, attend a traditional Turkish Night show with dinner.

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

Day 2: South Cappadocia Tour – Overnight local bus travel from Cappadocia to Pamukkale (650 km).

For an additional option, you can book an early morning hot air balloon ride and enjoy breathtaking aerial views of the valleys. Please be aware that this activity comes at an extra cost.

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.

After the tour, you will travel overnight to Pamukkale in a non-smoking, fully air-conditioned local bus departing the bus station at approximately 9:00 pm. The total duration of travel will be 10 hours. There will be three breaks on the way to Pamukkale for your personal needs.

  • Overnight Bus to Pamukkale
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: No accommodation is included on this day

Day 3: Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour

Upon your arrival at the Pamukkale / Denizli main bus station between 05:30 – 06:00, you will be taken to a 2-star hotel in Pamukkale to freshen up and have breakfast before the start of the full-day Pamukkale tour. There will be no stay in the hotel room. After freshen up and breakfast, you will meet the rest of the group in the hotel lobby to join the tour.

Around 10:30 am you will be picked up from the hotel to begin your guided tour of the Pamukkale and Hierapolis area with a professional licensed tour guide. 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. 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 Antique Pools. 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. Around 1:30 pm you will meet the guide and will visit the Pamukkale Travertines, also known as Cotton Castle in Turkish, where mineral-rich thermal waters flow down white travertine terraces. You will get a chance to enjoy the beauty of the Cotton Castles and to walk in the middle of the Pamukkale travertines, from top to down without shoes and socks. Around 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 begin your drive to Kusadasi (approximately 3 hours). We will drop you at your hotel in Kusadasi.

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

Day 4: Ephesus Tour – Fly back to Istanbul

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. You will visit the ruins of Ephesus, the ancient Greek city that became an important centre of this time. Visit the Temple of HadrianGreat Theater, and Trajan Fountain. After lunch, let’s visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last years. We will pass by the Temple of Artemis; there is little to see of this that was one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. Afterwards, you will visit the Isa Bey 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, you will be transferred to Izmir 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 Izmir 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 Kayseri or Nevsehir and from Izmir to Istanbul only.
  • Overnight intercity coach ticket (Cappadocia to Pamukkale).
  • 1 night in Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel OR Holiday Cave Hotel or similar accommodation in Cappadocia.
  • 1 night in Efe Boutique Hotel OR Neopol Hotel Deluxe OR Derici Hotel or similar accommodation in Kusadasi.
  • English-speaking guide during the tours.
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch).
  • Visits and entrances fees as indicated in 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.
  • Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride.
  • Any optional tours.
  • Services not mentioned in the program.
  • Optional tours mentioned in the program, they will be provided at an additional cost.
  • Drinks with meals.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Hiking shoes
  • Camera
  • Swimwear & towel

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.
  • Cost Is Per Person On Two Sharing Basis.
  • 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
  • Vegetarian lunch option available upon request.
  • The normal arrival time in Istanbul is between 8:00 – 11:00 pm. If you are planning on reserving your plane back home that same day, we recommend you book a plane ticket from 1:00 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. Asma A

    Hello Bilal,

    Its nice to you hear from you!

    We really enjoyed our trip, OneNation Travel did a really nice job of organizing everything. All the pickups and transfers were on time, we never had to worry about missing a connection or not knowing where we are going. The hotels were phenomenal, we absolutely loved the Marina hotel in Kusadasi. Cappodocia tours were fantastic as well, really enjoyed our stay at the cave hotel. Our flights were always on time and thank you for doing a great job of arranging everything.

    Overall we really enjoyed our trip and since then have recommended OneNation to many of our friends for their visit to Turkey!

    Thanks,
    Asma

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  2. Sundar S

    Dear Bilal, Ahysan
    How are you?
    You might recall you did all my arrangements for the 4 day tour in April 2014 covering Pammukale, Ephesus and Cappadoccia.
    You might recall I also wrote an excellent review in Tripadvisor for you.
    Since then many people have read my reviews and used your agency’s services for their tours and have been very happy.
    I also get many enquiries from Tripadvisor readers asking for more details about the tours arranged by you and for a firsthand experience of how we felt and I am pleased to tell you that all of them have been happy.
    So it looks like you are doing very well.
    Keep up the good work. You people really put in a lot of effort and are very customer focussed and I am glad to note that you are becoming very popular.
    My best wishes to you and your team. I wish you every success.

    Regards and have a nice day

    Sundar

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  3. Ethel P

    Thank you so much One Nation we’re back to Doha now. Thank you for that hassle free turkey tour we really enjoyed everything, from the places to the food and service is excellent! I will recommend your agency to my friends who ate planning to visit turkey.

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  4. Rebecca M

    The 4 days tour of Turkey was absolutely amazing! The country was a massive cultural difference but thats what made it so special to visit! I met some amazing people and made friends for life! I chose One Nation Travel as they seemed to be the best tour group that catered for single women.

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  5. Karin S

    Thanks a lot for organizing our trip to Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus. We are pleased by your service and would like to recommend it to our friends and colleagues.

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  6. Adith

    Must recommend this tour to anyone who wishes to travel across Turkey . One Nation Travel executed the tour with meticulous planning and all the locations, staff, hotels and food was spot on . The movement was very smooth considering the fact that the tour included, bus transfers, fights and numerous hand offs. All the tour guides spoke excellent English and great attitude and willingness to help . Sevda at Cappodocia and Tamar in Ephesus deserve special mention . Would definitely choose One Nation for next visit.

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  7. Gary R

    Sights amazing. Tour guide first rate. Well organized, excellent 4 day tour of cappadocia, pamukkale and ephesus!

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  8. Cameron N

    We spent four days travelling around Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus organised by One Nation Travel and it was fantastic. We would definitely use One Nation Travel again.

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  9. Candy

    We had a fantastic time on our 4 day tour of Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus and passionate guide whose English speaking was very good. We we will definitely recommend One Nation Travel to our friends and family.

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  10. Diane T

    Our 4 day tour of Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus in Turkey was fantastic. One Nation Travel were excellent to deal with and would definitely use their services again

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  11. Damien S

    My wife & I were on holiday in Turkey in February 2017 & looking for a 4 day trip to include the Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus. We found One Nation Travel on the internet & contacted Bilal who quickly & efficiently put together a guided tour for us at a reasonable cost. What a wonderful experience!!!!!! The tour operator is trustworthy and reliable. We will definitely recommend your company and guide. Thank you for making our trip so memorable.

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  12. ji yeon

    OneNation Travel did a great job organizing our tour of Cappadocia, Pamukkale, and Ephesus. All the hotels, the tours, the tour guides and the drivers were wonderful. We will highly recommend Onenationtravel.com to all potential tourists to Turkey.

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  13. John Peter

    I just returned from the 4 Days Tour of Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus. Before we even left for Turkey I was totally impressed by Bilal who handled all of our reservations and questions in a very timely and pleasant manner. Bilal was AMAZING ! On the tour we had two tour guides; Aylin and Nizam. They were both very knowledgeable and we always felt safe and knew we were seeing everything mentioned in the itinerary and more. The hotels were great and the food was also very good. I would definitely recommend this company for their tours. I have traveled overseas many times with different tour groups and this company is at the top of my list on ones I would recommend. Thanks for everything !

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  14. John M

    This tour was awesome. I would recommend it to anyone. We saw all the sights in cappadocia, pamukkale and ephesus. Meals were excellent. We will be strongly recommending this tour package with One Nation Travel to our friends.

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  15. Roger H

    I just returned from a tour (4 days in Turkey including Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus) arranged by Bilal with Onenationtravel.com. All the tour guides were very good and helpful.

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  16. Bela P

    We booked a 3 night/4 day Cappadocia Pamukkale and Ephesus via Bilal with One Nation Travel and we were hugely impressed. We had a marvellous time and everything ran to clockwork. Would highly recommend the company to anyone wanting a well organised pleasant trip to Turkey.

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  17. Faisal A

    We booked 4 day tour to cappadocia, pamukkale and ephesus by plane. Everything was perfectly arranged and the guides were really nice. Just book a tour with one nation travel agency and relax, everything will be taken care off.

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  18. CY Tang

    We are very satisfied with the 4 days Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus tour arranged by One Nation. Mr. Bilel was quite responsive to assist our booking. Mr. Oktay Sekban from Heaven Case House gave us an upgrade to a fantastic suite room and offered a great service on refunding the cancelation of hot air balloon booking due to bad weather condition. Derici Hotel at Kusadasi gave us a nice room on high floor with ocean view We thank you for the wonderful memories of our trip to Turkey. 🙂

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  19. Kamlia W

    Our time in Turkey was a truly unforgettable and One Nation Travel played a huge role in making this happen.

    Our trips and itinerary was very well organised and fitted to our needs. Bilal, who organised our trip, was very helpful before, during and after our trip. It wouldn’t be the same without his help.

    I would recommend OneNation Travel to anyone visiting Turkey. Fit your tour to your wants and enjoy the amazing hospitality of the company.

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  20. Pablo G

    Dear Bilal,

    thank you for all the services, we had a great experience! Maybe local transportation between Cappadocia and Kusadasi could be improved, but the rest of the services were better than our expectations!

    Thank you!!!

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  21. Rajesh K

    We booked a 3 night / 4 day Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus via Bilal with One Nation Travel and we were hugely impressed. The guides were informative, friendly, punctual and considerate of our needs. We have recommended Onenationtravel.com to our friends and several travelers we met in Turkey who were not happy with their tour agency. We highly recommend them to you.

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  22. Arush P

    I had the most amazing time on my 4 day Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus tour.. made possible by OneNation Travel and the incredible staff, local guides and drivers. All of the hotels were wonderful & had breakfasts. I would absolutely recommend OneNation Travel to anyone traveling to Turkey or any of the other cities they offer.

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  23. Nanda K

    We done a 3 night, 4 day Cappadocia, Pamukkale & Ephesus tour and it was well organized and we had the best time. I would recommend one nation travel to everyone.

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  24. Liliana

    Bilal

    I just arrived back home from the tour provided by you. I want to compliment the good coordination among hotels, guides and drivers to make smooth transfers in different cities, and the quality of the guides that were included.

    Thank you very much. I loved Turkey.

    Liliana

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  25. Emerson

    The tour was well organized and the tour guides were professional and friendly. I was a great experience, hassle and worry free tour. Thanks!!

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  26. Lorelei C

    Just returned from an incredible 4 day trip from Istanbul to Cappadocia, Pamukkale, and Ephesus. We loved our overnight stay in the cave hotel in Goreme. Bilal our contact with One Nation Travel did a great job in organizing it all. Many emails back and forth always answered promptly and informatively. Would highly recommend this trip!

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  27. Arun G

    We visited Cappadocia, Pamukkale Ephesus with One Nation Tours and we were delighted with the 4-day tour. Everything went very smoothly. All our transfers and pick ups were on time, hotels were nice, and all the tours were coordinated perfectly. I would recommend One Nation travel for anyone wishing to visit Turkey, their service is 5 star.

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  28. Ravi M

    Dear Bilal, we had a great trip and thank you for the wonderful arrangement. The tour was well coordinated. Most importantly, all your responses were prompt and gives us added confidence for our future booking with you. Best wishes Ravi and group.

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  29. Lorena N.

    Our 4 day Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus trip was very well organised by One Nation Travel. All accommodation and food was lovely and the buses were always on time. Our tour guides were very informative about all the sites and it was a very interesting trip.

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  30. Kaden H.

    Our trip to Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus with my son and daughter was truly wonderful and memorable! I would definitely use One Nation Travel in my future trips and highly recommend their services.

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  31. Anita

    I joined the 4-day Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus tour with one nation travel and the booking process and the trip went very well. Can Berber is very responsive with questions and support. Communication g with him can be done via WhatsApp and is very easy. The trip usually starts at 9am in the morning and ends around 4pm. The local guides in each city are knowledgeable and gave good information. Particular kudos must be given the guide in Cappadocia Mr. Özay Aksungur. He is very knowledgeable about Cappadocia and is a funny guide, making the whole travel experience very memorable. I had an issue with my remaining payment to be made on my travel booking in Cappadocia and Mr. Aksungur went above and beyond to help me resolve the issue even though it’s not an issue caused by him. I am very happy with his service, hands down 5 star!

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  32. Sherry J.

    The 4 days Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus tour was well organized and we had absolutely amazing experience with One Nation Travel. The food and service during the tour was excellent. We will recommend One Nation Travel to our friends and family.

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  33. Amanda M.

    This was an amazing trip to see some of the most beautiful places in Turkey. The tour was coordinated so well that there was little for us to do except enjoy the sites. We saw Ephesus, Cappadocia, and Pamukkale, and each place was more beautiful than the last. Our tour guides was knowledgeable and engaging, and I would highly recommend this trip to anyone looking to see some of the best of Turkey.

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  34. Rizalina M.

    Our family embarked on the 4-day Cappadocia, Pamukkale, and Ephesus tour from Istanbul, and it was simply phenomenal. Every aspect exceeded our expectations.

    Seamless transportation, a clean cave hotel in Cappadocia and comfortable 4-star accommodation in Kusadasi set the tone for a relaxing trip. The local guides were knowledgeable, bringing the rich histories of the destinations to life.

    Turkish cuisine was a highlight, offering a variety of delectable local flavors.

    In short, this tour combined comfort, culture, and epic scenery in a well-orchestrated experience. Highly recommended for families and history enthusiasts.

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