5-Day Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour from Istanbul By Plane

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Tour Overview

Embark on a captivating 5-day journey from Istanbul, encompassing Turkey’s most breathtaking and historically important locations. This tour includes visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Cappadocia and Ephesus, plus the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Pamukkale. An absolute must for history buffs and lovers of stunning landscapes!

Day 1: Flight to Kayseri/Nevsehir – Full Day 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 be able to visit the natural castles of Uchisar. 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: Full Day South 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 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 be transferred back to your hotel at around 4:00 pm.

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

Day 3: Flight to Izmir

After breakfast check out of the hotel in Cappadocia. You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Kayseri Airport to take your flight to Izmir through Istanbul. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi. Check into your hotel in Kusadasi and rest of the day is free.

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

Day 4: Full Day Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour

After breakfast around 7:30 am, you will be picked up from your Kusadasi hotel and taken to the meeting point in Selcuk where the full group will first meet. You will then begin the Pamukkale tour with a drive from Selcuk starting at 8:30 am to Pamukkale which will be around 3 hours. En route to Pamukkale after 1.5 hours, there will be a 10-minute stop for a restroom break. Upon arrival around 11:45 am, the group will be first taken to have lunch and after lunch, at around 1:00 pm you will begin your guided tour of the Pamukkale and Hierapolis area with a professional licensed tour guide. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also, you will visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica, theatre, and Roman BathsAt the end of the guided tour, you will have some free time to explore the area on your own. As an option, you may choose to swim in the Pamukkale antique pools (at your own expense) during this free time. The tour guide will inform you about the exact meeting point and time. At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Kusadasi at around 7:00 pm.

  • 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 5: Full Day Ephesus Tour – Flight 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 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 Istanbul Airport or at the Sabiha Gökçen Airport depending on the availability of flights on the ticket purchase date.
  • If you have a preference to return to a specific airport in Istanbul i.e. Sabiha Gokcen or Istanbul 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.
  • 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.

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 and Kayseri to Izmir and Izmir to Istanbul) as per the itinerary.
  • 2 nights in Cappadocia at a cave hotel including breakfast.
  • 2 nights in Kusadasi at a 4-star 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 Airport OR Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Istanbul Hotel upon returning to Istanbul.
  • 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.
  • 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. as Please note that you must bring your own towel, swimsuit etc. if you need to use the pools.
  • Vegetarian lunch option is available upon request.
  • 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 12:30 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. Stephen E

    I really enjoyed my 5-day tour of Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus. We had a very knowledgeable guide who coordinated the logistics seamlessly. I would recommend it to anyone

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  2. Bala K

    Thank you to Mr Bilal of OneNation Travel for organizing a very special tour of Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus for the four of us. We experienced and learned much about the history and culture of your country. We hope to come back!

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  3. Barbara V

    Our 5-day tour that spanned Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus was both comprehensive as well as interesting. Our accommodation was comfortable, clean, well situated and all served great breakfasts. We highly highly recommend One Nation Travel.

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  4. Carlos C

    My wife and I went on the 5 day tour – Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus. The itinerary was well organized and we thought all the tour guides were timely and terrific. I highly recommend this trip to others!

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  5. Aruna S

    Thank you a wonderful tour of Cappadocia, Pamukkale & Ephesus 5 days. All hotels food and transfers were extremely well organised. I would recommend One Nation Travel to anyone visiting Turkey. Fit your tour to your wants and enjoy the amazing hospitality of the company.

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  6. Aditya J

    One of my friend recommendation One Nation Travel to me when I told him that I will travel to Turkey. I sent an email to One Nation Travel co, Mr. Bilal get me back with fully information about Turkey. He was professional and helpful. From start to the end went so so smoothly. I would strongly recommend you use this organization.

    Thanks & regards
    Aditya – India

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  7. Wendy M.

    I worked with Can Berber to plan our 5 day Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus trip. It was amazing! Everything went so seamlessly – from airport transfers, to hotel, to travel from city to city, to the days touring. Excellent! Can was a pleasure to work with – extremely patient and helpful with my million questions, working through different options and scenarios for this trip. I would highly recommend this tour agency in assisting your Turkey vacation!

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  8. Dinesh P.

    We used One Nation Travel to book a 5 day trip to Cappadocia, Pamukkale, and Ephesus. They organized our airport transportation, domestic flights, tour guides, public transportation, and hotels. They did a wonderful job organizing everything and made sure we did everything we wanted to. I would definitely use them again.

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  9. Elaine T.

    The 5-day Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour was well organized. We were picked up on time at the hotel and all transfers went smoothly. Our tour guides Aylin and Nizam were knowledgeable about the historical sites and it’s history. He had a vast knowledge about the region and he added a lot of extra information to our tours that we would have never known otherwise.

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  10. Marija N.

    I had a wonderful time on this trip. I was so excited about the tour that I booked it the day before I left for Turkey! The tour itself was really well planned and organized. Mr. Ayhan was very helpful in answering all my questions and making sure that I was taken care of. I loved the hotels in Goreme and Kusadasi and the tour guides. I would highly recommend this tour.

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  11. Reema S.

    Our trip was very well planned and organised. It was packed with things to do without feeling rushed. I dealt with can, the tour organiser; through what’s app. The tour had different tour guides at different r places but everything seemed to run very well. Can was very helpful in answering any of my questions through what’s app. I felt well looked after. I would highly recommend the 5-day tour of Cappadocia Pamukkale and Kusadasi.
    All accommodations were very comfortable. The only thing is that our stay at Kusadasi was above a bar so the music was loud at night. But it didn’t matter too much for us because we were tired and slept like babies.
    Love this tour

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  12. Joannie S.

    My family and I took part in the 5-Day Cappadocia, Pamukkale, and Ephesus Tour, and we were thoroughly impressed. The trip showcased awe-inspiring historical landmarks and natural wonders, coupled with cozy hotel accommodations. Scrumptious Turkish cuisine elevated our experience, making this tour a can’t-miss adventure for families venturing through Turkey. Highly recommended!

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    5-Day Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour from Istanbul By Plane
    5-Day Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour from Istanbul By Plane

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