Cappadocia and Pamukkale Tour Package from Istanbul

Cappadocia and Pamukkale are two of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey. They offer unique landscapes, rich history, and cultural experiences that make them a must-visit for travelers.

Cappadocia is located in central Turkey and is known for its distinctive rock formations, underground cities, and ancient cave dwellings. The region’s unique landscape was formed by volcanic eruptions, and erosion over millions of years has created a stunning array of rock formations, including the famous “fairy chimneys.” Visitors to Cappadocia can explore underground cities, hike through valleys, take a hot air balloon ride, and experience traditional Turkish hospitality in a cave hotel.

Pamukkale, which translates to “cotton castle” in Turkish, is located in western Turkey and is famous for its white terraces formed by natural hot springs. The thermal water in Pamukkale is rich in calcium, and over thousands of years, it has created stunning white terraces of travertine. Visitors can walk on the terraces and swim in the thermal pools. In addition to the terraces, visitors can explore the ancient Roman city of Hierapolis, which is located on top of the hill overlooking Pamukkale.

A tour that combines visits to both Cappadocia and Pamukkale is a popular way to experience these two destinations.

Duration: 4 Days
Tour Type: Regular
Departure Days: Everyday
Starting Place: Istanbul
Ending Place: Istanbul
Transportation: +
Cappadocia: Devrent Valley ➝ Pasabag Valley ➝ Avanos ➝ Goreme Panoramic Viewpoint ➝ Uchisar ➝ Red Valley ➝ Gulludere Valley ➝ Zelve Open Air Museum ➝ Cavusin Village ➝ Pigeon Valley ➝ Underground City
Pamukkale: Famous Pamukkale ➝ White Calcium Terraces ➝ Hierapolis Ancient City ➝ The Necropolis ➝ Bath and Basilica ➝ Frontinius Gate ➝ Frontinius Street ➝ Latrina ➝ Northern Byzantine Gate ➝ Fountain of the Tritons ➝ The Temple of Apollon ➝ Cleopatra Antique Thermal Pool

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Fly to Cappadocia & North Cappadocia Tour 1

Meal: Lunch

04:00 ─ You will be picked from your hotel in Istanbul and transported to Istanbul or Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Pick-up time may change according to the flight.
06:35 ─ You will fly from Istanbul to Kayseri or Nevsehir. Flight departure time may change according to Airlines availability.
08:15 ─ Landing to Kayseri or Nevsehir Airports. Then, 4 Days Cappadocia and Pamukkale tour starts!

  1. Zelve Open Air Museum: This UNESCO World Heritage site is located in the town of Cappadocia and is a collection of ancient cave churches, monasteries, and chapels carved into the rock. The museum contains some of the best examples of Byzantine rock-cut architecture and frescoes dating back to the 10th century.
  2. Pasabag Valley: Also known as Monk’s Valley, Pasabag is home to some of the most striking fairy chimneys in Cappadocia. These rock formations are cone-shaped and have multiple caps, giving them a unique appearance. The valley is also home to cave dwellings and chapels.
  3. Devrent Valley: This valley is also known as Imaginary Valley due to the unique rock formations that resemble animals and other shapes. Visitors can walk through the valley and explore the various rock formations, including one that resembles a camel.
  4. Avanos: This small town is known for its pottery-making traditions, which date back thousands of years. Visitors can visit local workshops and see pottery being made using traditional techniques.
  5. Uchisar Castle: This castle is located in the town of Uchisar and offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The castle was carved into a large rock and served as a natural fortress for many years. You will see the castle from the outside.

17:00 ─ Cappadocia tour ends.
Transfer to your hotel in Cappadocia.

Stay overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 2 - Full Day South Cappadocia Tour 2

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Additional activity 1: Hot air balloon flight is strongly recommended. The price of the balloon flight is not included in this package.
Additional activity 2: If you don’t have a taste for flying in a hot air balloon, Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Watching is the next best thing. The sight of those colorful balloons floating through the skies is stunning!

09:30 ─ After breakfast at the hotel, our travel team will pick you up and transferred to the Cappadocia tour area.

  1. Rose Valley: It is named for the rose-colored hues that the rock formations take on at sunset, giving the valley a romantic and mystical atmosphere. Visitors can hike along the winding paths through the valley and enjoy the breathtaking views of the unique rock formations, including the famous fairy chimneys. Along the way, they can also see several rock-cut churches, each with their own frescoes and architectural styles. The hike can be tailored to different skill levels, with options for shorter or longer treks depending on the visitor’s preferences. Overall, Rose Valley is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Cappadocia.
  2. Ozkonak Underground City: It is one of the smaller underground cities in the area but still offers a fascinating glimpse into the region’s unique history and culture. The city was carved into the soft volcanic rock by the Hittites around 4,000 years ago and later expanded and used by early Christians as a place of refuge from persecution. Visitors can explore the various levels of the city and see the ingenious ventilation and security systems, including a large stone wheel that could be used to seal off the city from intruders. There are also rooms for storage, kitchens, and living quarters, as well as a small church with frescoes depicting scenes from the Bible. Overall, Ozkonak Underground City is a fascinating destination that offers a glimpse into the region’s rich history and unique underground architecture.
  3. Pigeon Valley: It is named for the thousands of pigeon houses carved into the rocks, which were used for centuries to collect pigeon droppings, a valuable fertilizer for the region’s agricultural industry. The valley is known for its stunning rock formations, which are a combination of tuff, volcanic ash, and basalt. Visitors can hike along the various paths through the valley and enjoy the breathtaking views of the unique landscape, as well as see the pigeon houses up close. The valley is also home to several rock-cut churches, including the popular Church of St. Simon, which is built into the side of a cliff and offers panoramic views of the valley.
  4. Cavusin Village: It is known for its unique and charming architecture, with many of the houses and buildings carved directly into the rock formations. Visitors to Cavusin can explore the winding streets and alleys of the village, marvel at the rock-cut dwellings and churches, and see the remains of the old castle and fortifications. The village is also home to several historic churches, including the Church of St. John the Baptist, which has some of the best-preserved frescoes in the region.

17:00 ─ Cappadocia tour ends.
Transfer to your hotel in Cappadocia.

Stay overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 3 - Fly to Denizli (Pamukkale) & Free Day

Meal: Breakfast

After having breakfast, you will check out from the hotel and you will be transferred to Kayseri Airport to fly Denizli (Pamukkale) via Istanbul by connected flight.

??:?? ─ Fly to Denizli Pamukkale Airport.

There is no direct flight from Cappadocia to Pamukkale. That’s why you will fly via Istanbul to Pamukkale.

??:?? ─ Arrival at Denizli Pamukkale Airport.
Our staff will welcome you at the airport.
Transfer to your hotel in Pamukkale.

Stay overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 4 - Full Day Pamukkale Tour & Fly to Istanbul

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

09:30 ─ After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel and the Pamukkale tour will begin with our professional tour guide. It is the last day of 4 Days Cappadoci and Pamukkale tour from Istanbul.

  1. Hierapolis: This ancient city was built on top of the hot springs of Pamukkale and was a popular destination for its thermal baths. Visitors can explore the well-preserved ruins of the city, including the impressive amphitheater, the necropolis, and the ancient agora.
  2. Pamukkale terraces: These beautiful terraces are made of white calcium carbonate and were formed over thousands of years by the flow of hot mineral-rich water from the nearby springs. Visitors can walk along the terraces and even swim in some of the pools.
  3. Antique Pool: This is a large pool filled with hot spring water from the Pamukkale terraces. Visitors can swim in the pool and enjoy the healing properties of the thermal waters.
  4. Cleopatra Pool: This is another hot spring pool located in the area, known for its clear blue waters and stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

16:00 – When the Cappadocia and Pamukkale package tour ends, you will be transferred to Denizli Airport.
You will be transferred to Denizli Airport.
18:35 ─ Flying to Istanbul.
19:40 ─ Arrival at Sabiha Gökçen or Istanbul Airport. Please note that airports and times can be changed according to the availability on the travel dates.
Our staff will welcome you at the airport.
Transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.

4 Days Cappadocia and Pamukkale Tour Package from Istanbul ends.

INCLUSIONS

  • Airport Transfers as mentioned by the itinerary
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Professional tour guide
  • 2-nights in Cappadocia hotel
  • 1-night in Pamukkale hotel
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Car park, gasoline, highway, and bridge fees
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • All transportations in the tour
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks at lunch
  • Dinners
  • Entrance to the antique pool in Pamukkale

HOTELS

Hotel in Cappadocia

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Heaven Cave Hotel info tripadvisor
Zula Cave Hotel info tripadvisor
Tibet Stone Hotel info tripadvisor
Peace Stone Hotel info tripadvisor
Nature Park Hotel info tripadvisor
Tafana Cave Hotel info tripadvisor
ShoeString Stone Hotel info tripadvisor
Perissia Hotel info tripadvisor

Hotel in Pamukkale

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Venus Hotel info tripadvisor
Melrose Viewpoint Hotel info tripadvisor
Ayapam Hotel info tripadvisor
Tripolis Hotel info tripadvisor
Herakles Thermal Hotel info tripadvisor

The price of the tour covers hotel accommodations as mentioned above or similar quality hotels.

Option 1: We can upgrade your hotel accommodation according to your request at an additional cost.

Option 2: If you would like to book your hotel, we can cut mentioned hotel price out. And, we can quote a new tour package price without the hotel.

You can book the tour directly online if the mentioned hotels are suitable for you. If not, please make a request.

ACTIVITIES

Option 1: Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Flight
Cappadocia hot air balloon flight is the best activity to do in Cappadocia. Book a hot air balloon flight with the best price guarantee.
Option 2: Cappadocia ATV Quad Safari
If you want to explore Cappadocia region while riding ATV, this tour is the best option for you. Includes guiding, pick-up and drop-off.
Option 3: Cappadocia Horseback Riding Safari
Horseback safari is one of the best activities to do in Cappadocia. Firstly we teach you the basic rules, and then you can start exploring Cappadocia.
Option 4: Cappadocia Turkish Night Show and Dinner
Have fun with the traditional Turkish Night Show in Cappadocia. You will have a delicious dinner and unlimited local alcohol.

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REMARKS

  • Your return flight from Denizli (Pamukkale) to Istanbul may arrive at Istanbul or Sabiha Gokcen Airport according to availability. If you have spesific wishes, please make the request at the time of the booking.
  • The exact pickup time will be given at the time of booking confirmation.
  • You are kindly requested to present yourself at the pickup point 15 minutes prior to the pre-advised pickup time.
  • Comfortable shoes and a hat is recommended as shade is limited in the summertime.
  • The order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion.

3 REVIEWS

  1. Aswani

    It was an excellent tour package for our family. We were going to Makkah and Turkey was on our way. So, we wanted to visit those places while on the way. That was a nice tour recommend to everyone. All the best…

  2. Lilly

    It was realy great. Our guides were very professional and made sure that we had everything we needed. Aside from the visits to the architectural and historic sites, we really enjoyed several visits visits with local craftsman – carpet makers, potters, etc,, as well as visits to homes of a couple local families. We had a wonderful time and highly recommend this travel agency to other visitors to Turkey.

  3. Lloyd

    Great 4 days. Places was very diffrent from eachother but we enjoyed both equaly. I realy want to visit Cappadocia in few months once again.

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