Experience the Treasures of Turkey: Explore Ephesus, Pamukkale, and Cappadocia on an Unforgettable 5-Day Journey from Izmir!

Travel from Izmir to the rich history and stunning architecture of Ephesus, to the surreal landscapes of Pamukkale and the whimsical fairy chimneys of Cappadocia,

Including
* Accommodation in a 5-star sea-front hotel & deluxe cave hotel in Cappadocia.
* All admissions, transfers, guiding and logistics, flighty tickets from Izmir included
* Option to customize and return to different city at the end is available.

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Tour Program

Day 1 – Exploring Ephesus / Overnight in Kusadasi – (L/D)
AM Pickup from your hotel in Izmir or Kusadasi, or Izmir Airport
and meet your knowledgeable guide who will accompany you throughout the day.
Depart for Ephesus, a remarkable ancient city that was once a thriving center of Roman civilization. As you enter the site, step back in time and explore its well-preserved streets, grand monuments, and intricate architecture. Marvel at the intricate mosaics, admire the towering facade of the Library of Celsus, and imagine life in this bustling city.
Visit the Great Theater, the largest ancient theater in Anatolia, where performances and gladiator fights once entertained the masses. Stand at its center stage, envisioning the crowds that once filled the seats.
Afterwards, make your way to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Learn about the historical and cultural importance of this awe-inspiring sanctuary dedicated to the Greek goddess Artemis. Admire the remnants of this magnificent structure, which now serve as a testament to the past.
Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, savoring traditional Turkish cuisine and local flavors.
After lunch, explore the Ephesus Museum, where you can admire a collection of artifacts and sculptures that were discovered in and around Ephesus. Gain a deeper understanding of the society and culture that once thrived in this ancient city.
Finally, return to your hotel in Kusadasi, check in,
Dinner served in the hotel from 19:30 to 21:30 pm
Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 2 – Pamukkale, and Hierapolis / Overnight in Kusadasi – (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel (Served from 07-09 am )
Begin your day with a convenient pickup from your hotel & Depart for Pamukkale, known as the “Cotton Castle” due to its dazzling white terraces formed by mineral-rich water cascading down the mountainside. Enjoy a scenic drive through the picturesque Turkish countryside, capturing stunning views along the way.
Upon arrival, explore the unique natural wonders of Pamukkale. Take off your shoes and stroll barefoot on the calcium terraces, experiencing the warm healing waters. Marvel at the surreal landscape of terraces and travertine formations, which have been shaped over thousands of years.
Next, visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, located on top of Pamukkale. Discover the fascinating history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site as you explore its well-preserved ruins. Visit the Roman amphitheater, the Temple of Apollo, and the Necropolis, with its impressive collection of sarcophagi.
After lunch, you’ll have free time to relax and leisurely explore Pamukkale further.
You can take a dip in the thermal pools or visit the Hierapolis Archaeology Museum to gain a deeper understanding of the ancient city’s rich history.

Finally, return to your hotel in Kusadasi, check in,
Dinner served in the hotel from 19:30 to 21:30 pm
Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 3 – Traveling to Cappadocia
Flight to Cappadocia ( Flight tickets will be provided with the pre-confirmation documents

Upon arrival, we will meet you at the airport then transfer you to the region.
After check into your hotel, enjoy rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Cappadocia

Day 4 – Exploring Cappadocia – (B/L)
05:30 AM: (Optional) Experience the magical sunrise on an unforgettable hot air balloon ride over the breathtaking landscapes of Cappadocia (additional cost)
Breakfast at the hotel
Morning:
09:00 AM: Pick up from your hotel in Cappadocia
Visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, an enchanting complex of rock-cut churches adorned with stunning frescoes depicting biblical scenes
Explore the fairy chimney formations in the Pasabag Valley and marvel at their unique shapes
Discover the ancient cave dwellings in the Cavusin Village and learn about the fascinating history of the region
Lunch Break:
Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, savoring traditional Turkish cuisine
Afternoon:
Visit the Uchisar Castle, a natural fortification offering panoramic views of Cappadocia
Explore the Devrent Valley, also known as “Imagination Valley,” with its whimsical rock formations resembling various shapes and animals
Rest of the evening at leisure
Overnight in Cappadocia.

Optional adds on your request:
Participate in a pottery workshop and create your own unique Cappadocian pottery piece
Stop by the Three Beauties viewpoint to capture stunning photos of the iconic fairy chimneys
Evening: Join an optional Turkish night show, featuring traditional music, dancing, and entertainment.

Day 5 – Exploring Cappadocia then back to Izmir/Istanbul – (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel
AM : Meet up with the guide for a full day tour exploring;
The underground city of Kaymakli or Derinkuyu, marveling at the intricate network of tunnels, rooms, and ventilation systems.
Discover the Ihlara Valley, a picturesque canyon with rock-cut churches and a flowing river, where you can enjoy a leisurely hike
Indulge in a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of traditional Turkish cuisine
Afternoon:
Visit the Selime Monastery, the largest rock-cut monastery in Cappadocia, boasting impressive architectural features
Stop by the Pigeon Valley, adorned with pigeon roosts and ancient cave dwellings
Explore the charming town of Avanos, famous for its pottery craftsmanship

After the tour we will provide a transfer to Cappadocia Airport and put you on a short domestic flight back to Izmir.

We can also provide flights to Istanbul and transfers to different destinations.


Program ends

From $….. US Dollars per person
Contact us with your travel dates & number of guest, to get accurate price information

Includes
* Hotel accommodation in Kusadasi (Deluxe 5-star Sea-side hotel) 2 nights
* Hotel accommodation in Cappadocia (Deluxe Cave Hotel) 2 nights
* All land transfers with comfortable vehicles
* All of the meals mentioned in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch & D-dinner)
* Professional, English-speaking tour guides during the tours
* Admissions to Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia sites
* Domestic fight tickets from Izmir to Cappadocia
* Domestic flight tickets from Cappadocia to Izmir
* All the fuel, toll roads, parking fees during all the transfers
* All taxes and service charges

Excludes
* Hot Air Balloon tour on Cappadocia (%15 percent discount if booked with this package)
* Optional Turkish night show, featuring traditional music, dancing, and entertainment
* Drinks with meals
* Travel Insurance

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