3-Day Tour of Cappadocia and Pamukkale ( By Bus & Plane)
Tour Itinerary :
Day 1: Flight to Kayseri/ Full Day North Cappadocia Tour
04:00 You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and transfered to airport.
05:30 Arrival airport for flight from Istanbul to Kayseri
06:20 Fly From Istanbul to Kayseri
07:45 Upon your arrival at Kayseri Airport you will be met by our driver and transferred to Cappadocia to join the Cappadocia tour.
Today you will be on a full day tour of North Cappadocia
You will be able to see:
Devrent Valley: Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1km from Pasabaglari (Monks’ Valley) and 5 km from Avanos. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems.
Monks Valley: The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha's Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene.
Avanos: A center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, which is possibly set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy.
Göreme Open Air Museum: Goreme was an important Christian centre in the early years of the Middle Ages, was a bishopric administered by Mokissos near Aksaray in the 11th and 13th centuries. Despite the vast numer of monasteries, churches and chapels in the vicinity of Goreme, there are not many inscriptions bearing dates. For this reason, these religious buildings are mainly dated according to the iconography or architectural features.
Uchisar: Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.
At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel at approximately 5:00 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia. (Meals: Lunch)
Day 2: Full Day South Cappadocia Tour
Breakfast & check out of the hotel in Cappadocia.
09:30You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of South Cappadocia. In this day you will be able to see:
Kizilcukur: is an isolated valley behind Urgup. It has beautiful rock formation with some great hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples or apricots to you.
Cavusin: One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2km from Goreme, on the Goreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintigs date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, this has been eroded away however.
Hospital Monastery: One of the oldest monastries in Cappadocia.
Kaymakli: Kaymakli and Derinkuyu underground cities are the two largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public.
Pigeon House: Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations.
After tour overnight bus to Pamukkale with non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus at 20:00 (duration 11 hours).There are three breaks on the way for your personal needs. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 3: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour / Flight to Istanbul
Arrive in Pamukkale early morning. Meet in the bus station and transfer to hotel. You will not stay in Pamukkale
but still we arrange a room for you to let you have shower and fresh up before the tour starts. After having
breakfast from hotel, you will be picked up for the tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica , theatre and Roman Baths.
After tour transfer to Denizli or Izmir airport then flight to Istanbul. Upon your arrival in Istanbul we will meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. End of tour and services. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)