DAY 1 - ISTANBUL - CAPPADOCIA
19:00 Pick up from your hotel & transfer to bus station.
20:30 Depart from Istanbul. Bus trip takes around 10 hours. There are three breaks on the way for your personal needs.
DAY 2 - FULL DAY TOUR OF NORTH CAPPADOCIA
07:30 Arrive Cappadocia. Met on arrival & transfer to hotel.
You will have some time to relax and fresh up.
09:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of North Cappadocia. In this day 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.
Goreme 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 Göreme, 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
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia. (Included meals: Breakfast & Lunch)
DAY 3 - FULL DAY TOUR OF SOUTH CAPPADOCIA
Breakfast & check out the hotel.
09:30 You 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 Göreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintings 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 monasteries 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 HOUSES: Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations.
After the tour, transfer to bus station.
20:30 Depart from Cappadocia for Pamukkale. (Included meals: Breakfast & Lunch)
DAY 4 - FULL DAY TOUR OF PAMUKKALE & HIERAPOLIS
07:30 Arrive in Pamukkale. Met on arrival & Transfer to hotel.
10:00 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Pamukkale & 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 remains.
19:00 Arrive Istanbul. Met on arrival & transfer to hotel. (Included meals: Breakfast)