Day 1: Istanbul- Cappadocia Northern Tour
Early morning pick up from your hotel in Istanbul and transfer to Ataturk airport for your flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport. Upon arrival meet with driver at the airport arrival gate and you will be pick up with transfer Cappadocia to join the tour.
Our first real encounter with Cappadocia almost Martian landscape is in the Dervent valley. We visit Pasabag’s “fairy chimneys”, where the voice of the wind harmonizes with songs of the fairies. From here we pause at Avanos center of terracotta art. The ceramic clay from the red silt of the Kizilirmak has always been used. A visit to ceramic & tile center to see how the ceramics made by hand. After lunch we visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. People of Goreme, at the heart of the Cappadocia Region, realized that these soft rocks could be easily carved out to form houses, churches, monasteries. A visit to the carpet weaving co-operation to see how the Turkish carpet made by hand. We complete the tour with a panoramic view down below the Uchisar Rock-Castle. (L D)
Day 2: Cappadocia Full day Southern Tour
After breakfast depart from your hotel to visit Red valley Through Cavusin Village and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike 2 km. Then visit Cavusin village. Old Cavusin was abandoned several decades ago due to avalanches… After lunch drive to the Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon visit Underground City, where early Christians lived in fear and faith. The houses in the village are constructed around the nearly one hundred tunnels of the underground city, which is one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia. On the way back visit the Ortahisar town. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Cappadocia to Kusadasi via Izmir
Breakfast and leisure until your flight time. Transfer to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your flight to Izmir. Arrive and meet with driver. Transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi. (B,D)
Day 4: Full day Pamukkale and Hierapolis
After breakfast we depart for Pamukkale, a short break on the way; View the geographical phenomenon of the unique white calcium waterfall. Lunch break; Hierapolis,an ancient health spa with the largest necropolis (cemetery) in the Asia Minor; Impressive ruins & splendid theatre. Drive back to Kusadasi for overnight stay in. (B, L, D)
Day 5: Full day Ephesus Tour
Mosque of Isa Bey from 14th century is going to be the first venue, Afterwards we will be visiting ancient Ephesus; it is much larger than you expected. Even though the history of Ephesus goes back to the 2nd Millennium BC remains that you will visiting start from the 3rd Century BC. Such an important for Jewish and Christian Heritage St. Paul preached in the Great Theater the conditions of Odeon Celsius library marble road temples will surprise you very much. Open buffed lunch in a local Turkish restaurant… Proceed to shrine of Mother Mary, it is believed where she spent recent years of her life. Temple Of Artemis (Diana), on the side of one of the seven wonders of ancient World. Fashion show in leather outlet center Transfer to Izmir airport for flight back to Istanbul. (B, L)
PS: You can extend your holiday with one of our tour packages in Turkey or pickup combined tours to Turkey, Greece and Egypt.
PS: Clients who join for regular Small Group tours need to arrange arrival flight early in the morning and departure flight earliest 19:40 PM
PS: Clients who arrive with latest flights will be missing some parts of the schedule and no refund is given for missing visits.