6 Days Cappadocia and Pamukkale by Plane from Istanbul

The 6 km hike in the Ihlara Valley will be the highlight of our day. The Melendiz River has carved an impressive canyon through the verdant valley and we will walk about two hours along the river, passing Byzantine rock chapels decorated with frescoes. Especially the first half of the hike where we will be the only tourists walking, is totally peaceful. We will explore the caves of this interesting city and your guide will explain about the way of life here. With its floors extending to a depth of approximately 60 m, it was large enough to shelter approximately 20,000 people together with their livestock and food stores. It is the largest excavated underground city in Turkey and is one of several underground complexes found across Cappadocia. Derinkuyu itself connects to Kaymaklli via an 8 km tunnel.

per adult from

$852

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Duration

6 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • Pick up and drop off from the hotels (hotels in Istanbul only in Sultanahmed and Taksim)
    • All Flight tickets(Istanbul-Kayseri & Denizli-Istanbul)
    • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coaches on local tours.
    • Entry/Admission - Fairy Chimneys
    • Entry/Admission - Rose Valley
    • Entry/Admission - Ihlara Valley
    • Entry/Admission - Soganli Valley
    • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Natural Park
    • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Thermal Pools
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours:
    • Solo travelers in single rooms only
    • No 5-star hotels available for this itinerary

  • Day 1: Fairy Chimneys Tour

    Stop At: Fairy Chimneys, Goreme Turkey
    Arrive in Kayseri, meet in the airport. Transfer to Cappadocia and join in the first day tour of 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.

    LOVE 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.

    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.
    After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

    After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight in cave hotel in Cappadocia Dedeli Konak Hotel

    Day 2: Rose Valley & Underground City Tour at 09:30am

    Stop At: Rose Valley, Goreme 50180 Turkey
    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 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.

    UNDERGROUND CITY: One of 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.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia. Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel

    Day 3: Ihlara Valley & Derinkuyu Underground City Tour

    Stop At: Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt 68500 Turkey
    Ihlara Valley & Derinkuyu Underground City Tour Our tour starts at 09:30 by pick-up from your hotel. After our guide’s introduction to Cappadocia at the Goreme panoramic view point, we drive about 1 hour and visit the most spectacular gorge of Turkey: Ihlara. The 6 km hike in the Ihlara Valley will be the highlight of our day. The Melendiz River has carved an impressive canyon through the verdant valley and we will walk about two hours along the river, passing Byzantine rock chapels decorated with frescoes. Especially the first half of the hike where we will be the only tourists walking, is totally peaceful. We end the hiking portion of the tour near Belisirma village, where we will have lunch in a quaint riverside restaurant.

    After lunch, we stop at the biggest rock-cut monastery of Cappadocia, Selime Monastery and Cathedral. Selime is the biggest rock-cut cathedral of Cappadocia and located at the end of Ihlara Valley. It has has been used as a fortress by both Byzantine and Seljuk armies during 10th to 12th centuries.

    Derinkuyu Underground City. Previously known as Melagobia, Derinkuyu was one of the biggest settlements in Cappadocia and its 8 level underground city is the deepest of the region today. We will explore the caves of this interesting city and your guide will explain about the way of life here. With its floors extending to a depth of approximately 60 m, it was large enough to shelter approximately 20,000 people together with their livestock and food stores. It is the largest excavated underground city in Turkey and is one of several underground complexes found across Cappadocia. Derinkuyu itself connects to Kaymaklli via an 8 km tunnel.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Cappadocia

    Day 4: Soganlı Tour

    Stop At: Soganli Valley, 40Km Southeast of Urgup, and 25Km to the East of Derinkuyu, Kayseri 38800 Turkey
    Pick up time: 09:00 A.M
    First we will visit Mustafapaşa, an old and charming Greek Village. Then we will go to the Keslik Monastery located in the middle of a bizzare landscape. In the heart of the monastery is the Church of St. Michael with frescoes from the 13/14 Century. From Keslik we will go to Taskinpaşa Village. Here we find an old Medrese (religious seminary) which is not in use anymore. Later we will see the working archaeological site of the ancient ruins of Sobesos with its mosaics and the outer buildings which are the first traces of a Roman and Christian settlement mix in Cappadocia. Our next stop will be the churches of Soğanlı Valley, where we will enjoy our lunch.
    After the tour take a night bus to Pamukkale.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight bus to Pamukkale

    Day 5: Pamukkale Tour at 09:30am

    Stop At: Pamukkale Natural Park, Pamukkale orenyeri kocacukur alani pamukkale kasabasi, Pamukkale Turkey
    Arrive in Pamukkale early morning. Meet in the bus station and transfer to hotel 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.
    After the tour, your transfer to your hotel at Pamukkale for overnight.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Pamukkale

    Day 6: Free day in Pamukkale.

    Stop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
    Your guide will pick you up from your hotel late in the evening, transfer to Denizli airport for pm flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival at Istanbul airport, our staff will await you with your name sign to transfer you to your hotel.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Istanbul airport. Depart from Istanbul for Kayserı
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Service animals allowed
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Yuki Tours

Activity ID: V-106498P226

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