Jewels of Turkey - 4 Day Trip to Pamukkale Ephesus Cappadocia with Balloon Ride

Duration: 4 days
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Turkey
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Overview

If you would like discover the main destinations of Turkey, this travel pakage is one of the best Turkey travel itineraries. The services of travel package is starting from your hotel in Istanbul. The connection between the destinations will be with the domestic flights and those flights included. You can update your reservation with a hot air balloon tour for a fantastic experience over fairy chimneys of Cappadocia.

Itinerary

Day 1: Flight from Istanbul to Denizli - Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour - Overnight at Kusadasi

Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
The travel services will start with a departure transfer from your hotel to airport. Your driver will meet you at the reception of your hotel (or Airbnb addreess if the street of it is available for car parking) and then transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight to Denizli. The pick-up time is between 03.45am and 05.00am for this transfer. This timing depends the scheduled departure time of flight from Istanbul to Denizli on your travel date. Supplier will inform you about that after they booked your domestic flight ticket(s).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Denizli Çardak Airport, Cumhuriyet Mah., Küme Evler Sok. No:1, 20350 Çardak/Denizli, Turkey
Upon your arrival Denizli/Cardak airport, you will be met by your driver and driven to Pamukkale - approx 1 hour from Denizli Airport.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Pamukkale Natural Park, Pamukkale orenyeri kocacukur alani pamukkale kasabasi, Pamukkale Turkey
After arrived the Pamukkale town / natural park, you will meet with your tour guide and other participants of the tour.

Stop At: Hierapolis & Pamukkale, Pamukkale 20280 Turkey
The highlights of Hierapolis tour are Necropolis, Roman Baths, Domitian Gate, Latrina, Oil Factory, Frontinus Street, Agora, Byzantium Gate, Triton Fountain, Cathedral, Apollon Temple, Plutonium, Theater and Antique Pool.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
After visited the Hierapolis Ancient City, you will take some photos from the nicest corners of Pamukkale. Free time for about 60-75 minutes to explore the natural beauties of Pamukkale, and swim at white travertines (thermal pools) of Pamukkale. Then meet again with your guide, start walking in the middle of travertines from up to down without shoes and socks.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Pamukkale, Pamukkale
You will get your lunch in a local restaurant at the Pamukkale town.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast
After your Pamukkale experiences, we will transfer you to your hotel in Kusadasi.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Pass By: Kusadasi Castle, Kusadasi Merkez, Kusadasi Turkey
The castle is small, picturesque Byzantine fortress stands on the causeway-connected Guvercin Adası (Pigeon Island) and has recently been renovated. You can walk at city and visit this small castle by yourself after your dinner. It is at walking distance (Approx 700 meters) from your hotel.

Pass By: Okuz Mehmet Pasa KervansarayI, Ataturk BulvarI 2, Kusadasi Turkey
This caravanserai was built by the Grand Vizier Okuz Mehmed Pasha to support maritime trade in the region. You can walk at city and visit this historical building by yourself after your dinner. It is at walking distance (Approx 500 meters) from your hotel.

Meals included:
• Lunch: You will get your lunch at restaurant (open buffet)
Accommodation included: "Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel" in Kusadasi. (or equivalent hotel, if it is not available on your dates)

Day 2: Full-day Ephesus Tour - Overnight at Kusadasi

Stop At: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast
After having breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel on 08.30am (Approx) and depart for your full day Ephesus tour.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Sultaniye Mahallesi, Selcuk 35100 Turkey
Your first visit will be the pilgrimage point claimed to be the last home of the Virgin Mary. Once you arrive there you will be thrilled by the natural beauty that surrounds the monument.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
Your next visit will be the Ephesus Ancient City. Ephesus was one of the most important harbor cities in antique world and also it is mentioned in the book of Revelations as one of the seven churches. Also Celsus Library and theater in Ephesus are the other highlights. You will see the Celcus Library, Temple of Hadrian, Fountain of Trajan, Odeon, Agora, Fountain of Domitian, Hercule Gate, Grand Theater, Nike, Ancient Toilets during tour in this ancient city.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Ephesus Terrace Houses, Selcuk 35148 Turkey
You will be walking from front of Terrace Houses during your tour and your guide will give information about the Terrace Houses of Ephesus Ancient City. (Pass by without stopping / no visit).

Stop At: Selcuk, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
You will get your lunch in a local restaurant at the Selcuk town.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Isa Bey Mosque, Selcuk Turkey
This impressive mosque from XIV. Century A.D. is unlike any other you will see in this country.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Ataturk, Park Ici Yolu No:12, Selcuk Turkey
The next stop of your tour will be at the Temple of Artemis which first built during the Archaic period, and one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient World.
Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast
At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel. You can walk at city beach and discover the popular bazaars of Kusadasi. Your hotel will be already at the city center and location of your hotel will give you chances for discover this classic mediterranean city by yourself.

Meals included:
• Breakfast: You will get your breakfast at hotel
• Lunch: You will get your lunch at restaurant (open buffet)
Accommodation included: "Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel" in Kusadasi. (or equivalent hotel, if it is not available on your dates)

Day 3: Flight Izmir to Kayseri - Overnight at Cappadocia

Stop At: Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, Dokuz Eylül, 35410 Gaziemir/İzmir, Turkey
After having breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel and then transfer to Izmir airport for your flight to Kayseri.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Hoca Ahmet Yesevi, Mustafa Kemal Paşa Blv., 38090 Kocasinan/Kayseri, Turkey
Upon your arrival Kayseri airport, you will be met by your driver and driven to your hotel in Cappadocia - approx 1 hour from airport.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
Today, you will have free day in Cappadocia, and refresh yourself for new experiences at next two days of your trip. If you would like have more adventures, you can add a Camel Safari or ATV Quad Bike Safari to this day of your trip.

Meals included:
• Breakfast: You will get your breakfast at hotel
Accommodation included: "The Cappadocia Hotel" in Cappadocia. (or equivalent hotel, if it is not available on your dates)

Day 4: Hot Air Balloon Ride (Optional) - Cappadocia Red Tour - Flight Back to Istanbul

Stop At: Cappadocia Balloon Tours, Göreme Açık Hava Müze Yolu Caddesi, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
Hot Air Balloon Ride (Optional) : Get ready for a wonderful experience unique to Cappadocia! We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the balloon site where you will have the opportunity to watch the balloon being prepared for your flight. The flight will begin at sunrise, where your pilot will climb to a comfortable altitude of about 700 to 1000 meters above ground level. It is from this elevation that you will marvel at the beauty of Cappadocia below you. During certain segments of the flight our pilots are also capable of flying as low as 1 meter above the rock formations which will allow you perfect photo taking opportunities. Duration of total activity is approx 3 hours, and total duration of flight is approx 60 minutes. There will be a champagne celebration at end of the flight and you will be presented with a madal, as a souvenir reminder of this magnificent experience. Afterwards, we will drop back you to your hotel.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Uchisar Castle, Uchisar Turkey
We will pick you up from your hotel on 09.30am (Approx) and depar for the Red Tour of Cappadocia. Uchisar Castle Region, which is the highest point of Cappadocia and the view from the top is just brilliant. In the first destination you will be informed about unique formations of Cappadocia.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Goreme Open-Air Museum, Merkez, Muze Cd., Goreme 50180 Turkey
Here is the monastery, including the rock cut churches, kitchens, wineries, storages and living rooms left from Anatolian Christians. Goreme Open Air Museum is listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Avanos Oren Yeri, Kapadokya Cd., Avanos 50500 Turkey
Avanos is the town of traditional pottery art, thus. You will visit one of the family work-shops in Avanos to have some information about the pottery and have a kick-wheel-pottery demonstration. Also, you will take your lunch in one of the traditional restaurants in Avanos.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Devrent Valley, Devrent Mevkii No:1 Urgup Yolu, 50500 Turkey
Which is also known as Imagination Valley. Valley contains many animal shaped rocks which are mostly in red colour. Some of the most frequent shapes is like Camel.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Urgup, Urgup, Cappadocia
Meet the most famous family of fairy chimneys: Three beauties. These are the official symbol of both Urgup and Cappadocia.
Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Fairy Chimneys, Goreme Turkey
On this tour, you will have seen many examples of the Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia.

Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
At the end of your tour, you will be transferred to Cappadocia airport for your flight back to Istanbul.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
Upon your arrival Istanbul, we will drop you to your hotel in Istanbul. ** The departure time of return flight is between 08.00pm and 09.00pm. That's meaning, Your return flight will be landing to Istanbul approx 10.00pm. The return flight could be to the Istanbul SAW airport, if the flights are not available to Istanbul airport on last day of your trip. The return transfer to your hotel in Istanbul is including and available for both of these airports of Istanbul.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: You will get your breakfast at hotel
• Lunch: You will get your lunch at restaurant (open buffet)
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 3x Breakfast
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • 3 nights accommodation including breakfast (1 Night in Cappadocia, 2 Nights in Kusadasi)
  • Domestic flights (Istanbul to Denizli - Izmir to Cappadocia - Cappadocia to Istanbul)
  • Transfers at the mentioned airports for domestic flights in the itinerary
  • Full-day tours in Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride (Optional - You can add while booking this tour)
  • Professional English-speaking & Spanish-speaking tour guides for the duration of the day tours
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Entrance fees, Parking fees
  • Entry/Admission - Hierapolis & Pamukkale
  • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Thermal Pools
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport
  • Entry/Admission - Kayseri Erkilet Airport
  • Entry/Admission - Cappadocia Balloon Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Goreme Open-Air Museum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Ticket for swim at Ancient Pool / Cleopatra's Pool in Pamukkale
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The prices of package are valid for accommodation at the double or triple room. If you would like make reservation for single room(s), there could be supplement cost.
  • Your accommodations will be "Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel in Kusadasi" & "The Cappadocia Hotel in Cappadocia". If these hotels are not available for standard/superior rooms on your travel dates, the supplier can replace it with an equivalent hotel. The supplier will inform you that detail max next 72 hours after your booking.
  • Supplier will send e-tickets of your domestic flights at six days before of your departure date.
  • You will have 15kg luggage + 8kg hand bag quota for each domestic flight. If you will need more luggage capacity, please inform that to supplier.
  • Hot air ballooning is a fully weather-dependent activity and the Civil Aviation Authority determines whether the flight will be held. If your flight is cancelled due to inclement weather conditions, you are entitled to a partial refund. In such a case, your refund will be processed by the day after of that trip. The refund rate is the difference between options of "included balloon ride" and "excluded balloon ride" for the cancellations of the hot air balloon ride.
  • The Standard Balloon Ride has an One-hour approximately flight duration with 20 to 28 people capacity basket. The flight duration could be 50-55 minutes or 65-70 minutes. This situation depend the weather conditions before landing. Total activity duration is approximately 3 hours.
  • The children who 5 years old and under are not allowed to balloon tours.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Hand sanitizers provided for travellers in cars, restaurants, hotels. Desk/seater plans with Social distancing in restaurants & hotels. Max 60% guest capacity in restaurants & hotels (except small boutique hotels). Hotels will have the Covid-19 accredited certification which confirmed by government.
Departure Point

1: İstanbul, Turkey
2: Göreme, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
3: Ürgüp, Nevşehir, Turkey
4: Avanos, Nevşehir, Turkey
5: Uçhisar, Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
6: Ortahisar, 50650 Ortahisar/Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Turkey
7: Cappadocia, Turkey
8: İzmir, Turkey
9: Kuşadası, Aydın, Turkey
10: Selçuk, İzmir, Turkey
11: Kale Mahallesi, Kale, 20190 Pamukkale/Denizli, Turkey

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Istanbul new airport or Sabiha Gokcen airport for flight to Cappadocia.


Departure Time

4:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

4 days

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

Sherpa17469052227

17 Nov, 2021

Great tour. Very well planned and top of the line service. The company stayed in touched with us the whole time. Everything was planned to perfection. We were picked up on time every day. Two great tour guides. Sumet and Mehmet. Mehmet was amazing. He was so enthusiastic about history, that he was able to get us to enjoy every minute. The hotel (cave room) in Urgup was beautiful. A dream suite and very romantic. The Ballon ride was amazing. I will recommend this tour to anyone. Great customer service.

Robin_W

13 Jan, 2020

We hadn't looked into the details of this trip ahead of time, we wanted it to be a surprise... and it was a WONDERFUL one!!! We did a holy land tour with Maranatha tours and a Nile cruise with La Vacanza Travel before coming on this trip near that same region. I can't make up my mind which I liked best. Each was unique and AWESOME, truly!! WE LOVED Turkey!! We had shockingly great tour guides!! La Vacanza Travel had been great in Egypt and so far they were showing the same great colors even though they seemed to be using Lotus tours...not sure why, but they were good. The only problem we had was somehow there was a misunderstanding when picking us up from the airport in Kayseri and getting us to Cappadocia. We found an airport attendant that took up our cause and helped us with the language barrier and phone calls to our company. They made sure to pay us back for that expense when we booked the AMAZING hot air ballon ride. And, though I wasn't real happy with the airport stressor and the loss of a couple of hours, we arrived at our hotel safe and sound! (It was at this point that I wished I had pursued more information with La Vacanza Travel before leaving the states! Probably my bad, and, by the way, every other connection was good and clear and we felt cared for.) Arrival at Cappadocia from the airport was almost magical. The old man running our hotel was sweet. The food everywhere was pretty good. The stay at Lyadia hotel in Kusadasi was so cool as you could see out over the Aegean sea. Gorgeous pictures from their balcony. Ephesus and our tour guide, as well as the one for the travertine pools and Mustafa for underground caves were beautiful, balanced, fascinating and warm, making our trip SO meaningful in the midst of such amazing sights and learning. I LOVED them all!! Thank you guys! I am starting to pray for Turkey as I see what the common people are like as opposed to the government. They are just like us...normal people with needs... and hearts...beautiful ones! We felt safe and secure EVERYWHERE. You'd never know there were problems in Syria several hours away. Will definitely try for future bookings with La Vacanza Travel!!

TuckYew_L

09 Nov, 2019

We had used La Vacanza Travel Tours on many occasions in the past and had a positive experience on all of them. So this qualifies as our most disappointing experience with La Vacanza Travel. The Local contractor used by La Vacanza Travel was poor. For example, the two day tour in Cappadocia was further subcontracted out. It resulted in us being scheduled for the same Green tour on both days because there was no communication between the two sub-Contractors. Vehicles used were on varying standards and some were of distinctly poor quality; for example in Ephesus. The entire vehicle was fully packed, the seats were filthy, two of us had to squeeze in front with the driver, there were no seat belts and windows couldn’t be opened. Not surprisingly, this vehicle broke down halfway and had to be replaced. On another occasion, our ride was delayed because there were too many passengers allocated. A poor couple had to be bumped off after some argument. There are other instances of substandard performance and service, but this gives a flavour of what went wrong with this La Vacanza Travel tour.

mdmgreen2018

02 Sep, 2019

Pamukkale, the tour was ok, but was not happy to walk the way back from an slippery path down to meet the guide at the bottom. That was the only path to go down or take a taxi down. Transfer to hotel was 3 hours in a hotel above a club which music was loud till 3.30 - 4 o clock. Transfer was not fully aircondioned. The view of the hotel was great though. We could not see the point of taking us all the way to the end of Kadashari arriving at 20.30 and be picked up again at 8.15. Also the guide was convinced in which hotel we were staying in and left us in the wrong one. Luckily the driver was still there and helped us out. Ephesus: tour was good. The logistics not so much. According to the itinerary we had a full day including lunch, however the flights were booked at 16.10. So half and a bit tour and no lunch. It takes an hour to get to the airport. So we flew from Izmer to Istanbul and there we had to wait for our next flight to Kayseri. So we left Ephesus at 14.00 and arrived at our hotel in Cappadocia at 23.30. I am not sure who did the planning for day 2 but that was definitely no fun ! Again not a fully aircondioned transfer. Cappadocia: Hotel was great and had a fantastic tour Got picked up from the hotel around 10. We had lovely tours and really enjoyed both days.

gnferreirap

12 Feb, 2020

Hermoso viaje! En Capadocia me sorprendí con las bellezas naturales del lugar a más de conocer la historia de sus ciudades excavadas en profundidad. El paseo en globo muy agradable experiencia. Para recomendar!

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