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

Duration: 4 days
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Istanbul
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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 and ending at the Cappadocia airport. The connection between the destinations (Istanbul-Pamukkale & Izmir-Cappadocia) are will be with the domestic flights and those flights are included.

Itinerary

Day 1: Flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale - Pamukkale Day Tour - Overnight in Kusadasi

Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
The travel services will start with an airport transfer (approx. 04.00am) from your hotel to Istanbul New airport or Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen airport for flight to Denizli/Cardak.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Denizli 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

Stop At: Hierapolis & Pamukkale, Pamukkale 20280 Turkey
You will continue visit to Hierapolis ancient city. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
You will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted ONYX goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast
After you visited the Pamukkale Thermal Pools (Travertines) & Hierapolis ancient city, we will transfer you to your hotel in Kusadasi.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch: You will get your lunch at restaurant (open buffet)
Accommodation included: Your accommodation will be in a city center hotel which is near the seaside of Kusadasi.

Day 2: Full Day Tour to Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, Temple of Artemis, Isabey Mosque - Flight to Cappadocia

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. ***Please check out from hotel and take your luggages. We will transfer you direct to Izmir airport after the tour.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
See the Odeon, the Fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastika, the temple of Hadrian and the impressive library of Celsius. The library is adorned with columns and statues. The next stop is The Grand Theater, where St. Paul preached, is the largest theater in antiquity with a capacity of 24,000 seats. You will also have the chance to experience some Turkish handicrafts.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
After visited Virgin Mary's House, you will continue to Bulbul mountain where the House of the Virgin Mary is located in a nature park between Ephesus and Selcuk, which is believed to be the last residence of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Ataturk, Park Ici Yolu No:12, Selcuk Turkey
First built during the Archaic period, the temple is one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient World.
Duration: 20 minutes

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. After the full day Ephesus tour, you will drive to Izmir airport for your flight to Cappadocia.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, Dokuz Eylül, 35410 Gaziemir/İzmir, Turkey
After the full day Ephesus tour, you will drive to Izmir airport for your flight to Kayseri.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Ahmet Yasevi Mahallesi, Mustafa Kemal Paşa Blv., 38090 Merkez/Kocasinan/Kayseri, Turkey
Upon your arrival Kayseri airport, we will transfer you to your hotel in Cappadocia.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: You will get your breakfast at hotel
• Lunch: You will get your lunch at restaurant (open buffet)
Accommodation included: Your accommodation will be in a cave hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 3: Hot Air Balloon Tour & Cappadocia Red (Northern) Tour

Stop At: Cappadocia Balloon Tours, 3, Fabrika Cad. Onurhan iş Hanı No:3, 50180 Ürgüp/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
Get ready for a wonderful experience unique to Cappadocia! We will pick you up from hotel at approximately 04:00-05:00 am (depending on the location of your hotel and sunrise time of your date) and transfer you to the balloon site where you will have the opportunity to watch the balloon being prepared for your flight as you enjoy a light breakfast snack; preparation time is generally 15-20 minutes. Your 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. The Standard Flight is a total of 60 fascinating minutes (approx.). There will be a champagne celebration at end of the flight and you will be presented with a Flight Certificate, signed by your pilot, as a souvenir reminder of this magnificent experience. You will be returned to your hotel at the end of balloon ride. (Available for 2nd Option)
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Goreme National Park, Goreme 50180 Turkey
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will depart (Approx. 09.30) for Goreme Open Air Museum where you can see the world’s most important Byzantine cave churches. Goreme Open Air Museum is listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Fairy Chimneys, Goreme Turkey
Pasabagi also called the Monks Valley because Christian hermits chose to locate hermit cells and churches in these three-headed pinnacles.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cavusin, Cavusin, Cappadocia
The village is one of the old settlements used by the Anatolian Greeks and Turks with a nice view.
Duration: 40 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 Aktepe Koyu 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: Uchisar Castle, Uchisar Turkey
Uchisar Castle, 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: 40 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: You will get your breakfast at hotel
• Lunch: You will get your lunch at restaurant (open buffet)
Accommodation included: Your accommodation will be in a cave hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 4: Cappadocia Green (Southern) Tour - Transfer to Cappadocia Airport

Stop At: Göreme Panaroma, Nevşehir Yolu Üzeri 1. Km., 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
We will pick you up from your hotel on 09.30am (Approx) and depar for the Green Tour of Cappadocia.

Goreme Panaroma ;

A fascinating panoramic view point where you can see the Old Goreme Village with its surroundings. You will get general information about the Göreme and Cappadocia.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Derinkuyu Turkey
Which is the biggest and deepest underground city of Cappadocia. It has 8 levels and connected with narrow tunnels. You will visit Stalls,Storages,Church,Vinery, Kitchen and the other sections which are open for visitors.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Selime Monastery, Guzelyurt Turkey
Which is the biggest rock-cut Monastry of the region.And the landscape of the town which contains the Kathedral is keeping some similarities about Star Wars movies.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt 68500 Turkey
You will visit the Ihlara valley/canyon after your lunch (approx 1 hour for lunch time). Totaly Canyon is 14 km but you will have the best part of it which is around 4 km and it takes almost 1 hour. Ihlara Canyon contains more than 100 churches and approximately 10.000 caves which are carved by early christian Monks.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Pigeon Valley, Uchisar KasabasI Nevşehir Kapadokya, Goreme 50240 Turkey
Which is located in Uçhisar town to have one of the best panaromic viev of the region. That site also covers lots of pigeon houses which are builty bye the ancient inhabitants of the region. If you like, you can able to visit popular onxy stone factory of the region.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Cappadocia, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
The tour will be finished approx. 17.30pm. After your tour in Cappadocia, we will transfer you to airport or bus station for your flight / bus to next destination.

P.S. : The package offer is not included any flight/bus to Istanbul or any other destination. You can connect your trip to Izmir-Ephesus-Pamukkale-Antalya-Konya-Ankara or any other destination after that part. That's why, please inform us your plan after that day. We will provide free transfer to airport of Kayseri / Nevsehir or bus station of Nevsehir.
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
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • 3 nights accommodation (1 Night in Kusadasi, 2 Nights in Cappadocia)
  • Domestic flights (Istanbul to Denizli - Izmir to Kayseri)
  • Transfers at the mentioned airports for domestic flights in the itinerary
  • Pamukkale & Hierapolis Ancient City tour, Ephesus tour, Cappadocia day tours (Red & Green Tour)
  • Professional English-speaking (or Spanish-speaking) tour guide for the duration of the day tours
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Hierapolis & Pamukkale
  • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Thermal Pools
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Cappadocia Balloon Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Goreme National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Fairy Chimneys
  • Entry/Admission - Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
  • Entry/Admission - Selime Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Ihlara Valley
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The prices of package are valid for accommodation at the double or triple room. If you would like stay at single room, there should be single room supplement cost.
  • Supplier will send your domestic flight tickets four 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 us.
  • 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 "with balloon ride" and "without balloon ride" for the cancellations of the hot air balloon ride.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Departure Point

1: İstanbul, Turkey
2: Pamukkale, 20190 Pamukkale/Denizli, Turkey
3: Ürgüp, Nevşehir, Turkey
4: Göreme, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
5: Selçuk, İzmir, Turkey
6: Kuşadası, Aydın, Turkey
7: İzmir, 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 Denizli(Pamukkale).


Departure Time

4:00 AM


Return Details

1: Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Ahmet Yasevi Mahallesi, Mustafa Kemal Paşa Blv., 38090 Merkez/Kocasinan/Kayseri, Turkey
2: Nevsehir Kapadokya Airport, Tuzköyü, Nevşehir Kapadokya Havaalanı Girişi, 50900 Gülşehir/Nevşehir, Turkey

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

Image - 14 Jan 2020 -

robinwapelhorst

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!!

Image - 03 Sep 2019 -

mdmgreen

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.

Image - 11 Nov 2019 -

luity1

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.

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