Miracles of Cappadocia : 2 Days Travel with Balloon Ride Option from Istanbul

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

Discover the enchanting landscapes and ancient cities with a pre-planned four-days Turkey tour. This tour will shed light on the life of the early Christians, their rock-carved churches and their histories in Turkey. This 4-days Turkey travel is including 3 nights hotel accommodation, domestic flight tickets from Istanbul to Pamukkale - Izmir to Cappadocia - Cappadocia to Istanbul, transfers at the mentioned airports in the itinerary, Entrance fees of museums / national parks / ruins mentioned in the itinerary, professional tour guides licensed by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism for duration of the day tours. Do not forget add a hot air balloon ride to your booking for an even more unforgettable Cappadocia experience. It is available with the discounted prices on the booking options of this travel package.

Itinerary

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

Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
We will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul and then transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight to Denizli.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Denizli Province, Denizli Province
Upon arrival Denizli/Cardak airport, our another driver will meet you at the exit gate of arrival terminal and then transfer to Pamukkale town. After you met with your guide and other participants, you will start the full-day Pamukkale & Hierapolis Ancient City tour.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hierapolis Pamukkale Denizli, 20280 Pamukkale/Denizli, Turkey
The highlights of Hierapolis are Necropolis, Roman Baths, Domitian Gate, Latrina, Oil Factory, Frontinus Street, Agora, Byzantium Gate, Triton Fountain, Cathedral, Apollon Temple, Plutonium, Theater and Antique Pool. And then, You will take some photos from the nicest corners of Pamukkale.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
After visited the Hierapolis Ancient City, you will continue to the White Travertines of Pamukkale. There will be free time (approximately 75-90 minutes) to explore the natural beauties of Pamukkale and swim at the white travertines. Then meet again with the 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 stop at a traditional Turkish restaurant for your lunch.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Karahayit, Denizli Yolu, Denizli Turkey
After lunch, you will have experience traditional handcraft workshop for get lecture about the special stones/metals of Pamukkale.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast
After your Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour, 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: Öküz Mehmed Pasha Caravanserai, Dağ, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, 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 take your lunch in a local restaurant.
Accommodation included: "Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel" in Kusadasi. (or equivalent hotel, if it is not available on your dates)

Day 2: Ephesus Tour - Flight to Kayseri - Accommodation at 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.
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

Stop At: Selçuk, İzmir, Turkey
You will stop at a traditional Turkish restaurant for your lunch.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Basilica of Saint John, Isa Bey Mahallesi, 2013. Sk. No:1, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
After lunch, You will visit this ancient Basilica dedicated to the author of Revelation St. John. According to the legend St. John died in this church after having written the Fourth Gospel and the Basilica was built by the Emperor Justinian over St. Johns burial place.
Duration: 45 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

Stop At: Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, Dokuz Eylül, 35410 Gaziemir/İzmir, Turkey
After your full day Ephesus tour, we will transfer you 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, we will transfer you to your hotel in Cappadocia.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: You will take your breakfast at hotel. The breakfast time of hotel is between 07.00am and 10.00am.
• Lunch: You will take your lunch in a local restaurant.
Accommodation included: "Melekler Evi Cave Hotel" in Cappadocia. (or equivalent hotel, if it is not available on your dates)

Day 3: Hot Air Balloon Ride (Optional) - Cappadocia Red Tour - Accommodation at Cappadocia

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: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
We will pick you up from your hotel on 09.30am (approx) and depar for the full-day Cappadocia tour.

Duration: 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

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


Stop At: Uchisar Castle, Uchisar Turkey
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: 40 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: Goreme, Goreme, Cappadocia
You will get your lunch in a local Turkish restaurant.

Duration: 1 hour

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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ürgüp, Nevşehir, Turkey
Meet the most famous family of fairy chimneys: Three beauties. These are the official symbol of both Urgup and Cappadocia.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: You will take your breakfast at hotel. The breakfast time of hotel is between 07.00am and 10.00am.
• Lunch: You will take your lunch in a traditional local restaurant.

Accommodation included: "Melekler Evi Cave Hotel" in Cappadocia. (or equivalent hotel, if it is not available on your dates)

Day 4: Cappadocia Green Tour - Flight Back to Istanbul

Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
We will pick you up from your hotel on 09.30am (approx) and depar for the full-day Cappadocia tour.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Goreme Panorama, Uchisar Yolu uzeri 1.km, Goreme 50180 Turkey
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: 30 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 Monastery 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 Uchisar 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 onyx stone factory of the region.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cappadocia, Turkey
At the end of 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 return flight could be to the Istanbul SAW airport if the flights are not available to Istanbul airport on your return date.

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: You will take your breakfast at hotel. The breakfast time of hotel is between 07.00am and 10.00am.
• Lunch: You will take your lunch in a traditional local restaurant.

No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 3x Breakfast
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • 3 nights accommodation including breakfast
  • Domestic Flights : Istanbul to Denizli - Izmir to Cappadocia - Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off Services in Istanbul, Kusadasi & Cappadocia
  • Day Trip(s) : Pamukkale Tour, Ephesus Tour, North & South Cappadocia Tours
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride (Optional - Can be added while booking)
  • Professional tour guides licensed by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism for duration of the day tours
  • Entrance fees of museums, national parks, ruins mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfers at the mentioned airports for domestic flights in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Hierapolis Pamukkale Denizli
  • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Thermal Pools
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - The Basilica of Saint John
  • Entry/Admission - Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport
  • Entry/Admission - Kayseri Erkilet Airport
  • Entry/Admission - Cappadocia Balloon Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Devrent Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Goreme Open-Air Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
  • Entry/Admission - Selime Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Ihlara Valley

Exclusions
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 make reservation for single room(s), there could be supplement cost. There are not going to be any extra cost for single / solo travelers. This cost already accounted on price of these travelers.
  • If the hotels which offered by local tour operator on the tour details are not available for standard/superior rooms on your travel dates, the local tour operator can replace it with an equivalent hotel. The local tour operator will inform you that detail max next 72 hours after your booking.
  • You will not need print out copies of the tickets of domestic flights. Your passport, and reservation number on the tickets will be enough for check-in to plane. Local tour operator will send e-tickets of your domestic flights at three days before of your departure date.
  • You will have 15kg luggage + 8kg hand bag quota per person for each domestic flight. If you will need more luggage capacity, please inform that to local tour operator. There could be some extra fee for luggage quotas more than 15kg. This is exactly about the policies of airline companies.
  • 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 going to be difference between options of "... with balloon ride" and "... without 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.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • The children who 5 years old and under are not allowed to balloon tours.
  • 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: Kale Mahallesi, Kale, 20190 Pamukkale/Denizli, Turkey
3: Kuşadası, Aydın, Turkey
4: Cappadocia, Turkey
5: Göreme, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
6: Ürgüp, Nevşehir, Turkey
7: Avanos, Nevşehir, Turkey
8: Uçhisar, Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
9: Ortahisar, 50650 Ortahisar/Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Turkey
10: Selçuk, İzmir, Turkey

Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turkey
  • Istanbul International Airport, Istanbul Turkey
  • Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkey
  • Cardak Airport, Denizli Turkey
  • Adnan Menderes Airport, Izmir Turkey



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 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

MARTHA_L

23 May, 2022

All places are spectacular, Pamukkale is something you should see, the air balloon in Cappadocia is wordless. Everything was wonderful, the places the drivers, the guides, the flights. always on time, very professional I highly recommend this tour

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