Pamukkale, Ephesus and Cappadocia Tour from Bodrum

On our 6-day Ephesus, Pamukkale, and Cappadocia Tour from Bodrum, you’ll explore the ancient city of Ephesus and Pamukkale terraces look like white heaven, enjoy a traditional lunch on each tour, and then take a domestic flight to Cappadocia. These tours will show the natural wonders of these hauntingly beautiful valleys filled with ancient ruins and untouched beauty.

  • Say goodbye to transportation headaches! Our pre-arranged transfers ensure a hassle-free experience for you.
  • You can enjoy optional activities in Cappadocia such as a hot air balloon flight at sunrise or horseback riding.
  • Within 6 days, you will have the opportunity to visit three of the most remarkable sights.
  • You’ll enjoy the vegetarian-friendly open-buffet lunches on the tours.
Duration: 6 Days
Tour Type: Regular
Departure Days: Everyday
Starting Place: Bodrum
Ending Place:
Transportation: +
Pamukkale ➝ Ephesus ➝ Cappadocia

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Intercity Bus to Kusadasi or Selçuk from Bodrum

“Today is the first day of a beautiful 6-day journey.”

Today, you will depart from Bodrum Intercity Bus Station for a bus to Kusadasi or Selcuk. The traveling will take approximately 3 hours.
Upon your arrival, we will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. You will check into the hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi/Selcuk.

Day 2 - Day Tour to Ephesus Ancient City & Virgin Mary House

Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

08:30 ─ After breakfast, we will take you on a full-day tour of Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis, and the House of the Virgin Mary. Ephesus is one of the most well-preserved ancient cities in the world and offers a glimpse into the rich history of the region.

  1. House of the Virgin Mary Once we stop at this destination, we’ll go inside this house that is believed the Virgin Mary had lived in that house. The House of the Virgin Mary was discovered in the 19th century by Anna Katharina Emmerich, a 19th-century German nun, based on descriptions she had seen in dreams. Although Emmerich never traveled to Turkey, her dreams were detailed and she wrote them down.
  2. Ephesus Ancient City which has its historical structures. The main buildings of the Ancient City are  Harbor Street, The Library of Celsus, The Ancient Theater, the Agora, and the Odeon.
  3. Temple of Artemis Once upon a time, it was a huge temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis. It was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Originally constructed around 550 BCE, it was rebuilt after being destroyed by arson in 356 BCE. The temple was ultimately destroyed in 401 CE by a mob led by St. John Chrysostom. Today, only a single column and scattered ruins remain at the site.

The day tour of Ephesus will end around 16:00 and you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Staying in Kusadasi/Selçuk.

Day 3 - Day Tour to Pamukkale Terraces and Ancient City of Hierapolis

Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

07:30 – In the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the Pamukkale tour area. You will start your journey towards Pamukkale. The drive takes about 2,5 hours, with a short break halfway for refreshments and restrooms. Upon arrival at Pamukkale around 11:00 am, you’ll meet your professional tour guide who will provide an overview of the day’s activities.

  1. White Travertine Terraces where you can walk barefoot on the natural formations and enjoy the warm thermal waters. This unique experience offers plenty of photo opportunities and a chance to relax amidst the beautiful scenery.
  2. Ancient City of Hierapolis. The guided tour will take you through key historical sites, including the well-preserved Theatre, the extensive Necropolis, and the Temple of Apollo. Your guide will share fascinating insights into the history and significance of these ancient ruins.
  3. Cleopatra’s  Ancient Pool. For an additional fee, you can swim in this thermal pool, famous for its submerged Roman columns and mineral-rich waters, believed to have healing properties.

The return journey to your hotel begins around 4 pm.
Overnight in Kusadasi/Selçuk.

Day 4 - Take a Plane to Cappadocia

Meal: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to Izmir Airport to fly to Cappadocia.
You will fly to Cappadocia from Izmir Airport.
When you arrive at the airport in Cappadocia, you will be transferred to your hotels and you will have free time to explore the beauties of Cappadocia on your own.

Please note that if there is no direct flight from Izmir to Cappadocia, we use connection flight via Istanbul today.

Stay overnight in Cappadocia at a hotel.

Day 5 - The Day Tour to North of Cappadocia

Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

09:30 ─ We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the tour’s first destination.

  1. Devrent Valley: it is also known Imagination Valley, which is famous for its unique rock formations that resemble various animals and shapes. Here, you spend time wandering among the rocks, letting your imagination interpret the whimsical shapes.
  2. Pasabagları: It is renowned for its fairy chimneys with distinctive mushroom-shaped tops. Monks and hermits once inhabited these formations, and your guide will share stories about their solitary lives as you explore the area.
  3. Avanos: We will you take for lunch at a local restaurant in this charming town, located by the Kızılırmak River, is famous for its pottery. After enjoying a traditional Turkish meal, you visit a pottery workshop where you can see local artisans at work and even try your hand at the potter’s wheel.
  4. Open Air Museum of Zelve: As you wander through the site, you can see various rooms carved into the rocks, including living quarters, storage areas, and religious spaces. The natural erosion of the rocks over time has created beautiful patterns and textures, adding to the charm of the place. As you continue your tour, you visit some of the notable churches in the museum, such as the Üzümlü Church and the Balıklı Church.
  5. Uchisar Castle: Your first impression will be excellent as this area is the highest rock formation in Cappadocia. During your short break you can enjoy excellent panoramic views around Cappadocia and capture some stunning photos.

17:00 ─ Once the tour ends, we will transfer you to your hotel.
Stay overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 6 - The Day Tour to South of Cappadocia Tour & End of Our Services

Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

09:30 ─ We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the tour’s first destination.

  1. Ozkonak Underground City: As you navigate through the narrow passageways and chambers, your guide explains the unique features of Özkonak, such as its ventilation system, communication holes, and defense mechanisms. Unlike other underground cities, Özkonak has long, narrow holes that were used to pour hot oil on intruders, showcasing the defensive ingenuity of its builders.
  2. Pigeon Valley: It is named for the countless pigeon houses carved into the cliffs. These pigeons were once essential to the local farmers, providing fertilizer for the fertile fields of Cappadocia.
  3. Picturesque village of Çavuşin: This ancient village is known for its rock-cut houses and churches, some of which date back to the early days of Christianity. As you explore the ruins, your guide shares stories about the village’s history and the people who once lived there.
  4. Hiking through Red and Gulludere Valley: The Red Valley is known for its striking red and rose-colored rock formations, ancient rock-cut churches, and stunning vistas. Güllüdere Valley, or Rose Valley, features similarly beautiful pink-hued rocks, lush landscapes, and historic churches like the Kolonlu Church. The trails wind through narrow paths and open areas, providing panoramic views and opportunities to explore Cappadocia’s unique geological and historical features.

17:00 – Once the tour ends, we will transfer you to the airport, bus station or hotel. Our tours will end after the tour.

INCLUSIONS

  • Bus tickets from Bodrum to Kusadasi/Selcuk
  • Flight tickets from Izmir to Cappadocia
  • All mentioned transfers in the program
  • 3 nights in Kusadasi/Selçuk at a hotel including breakfast
  • 2 nights in Cappadocia at a hotel including breakfast
  • English-speaking professional tour guide on each tour
  • Open-buffet lunches on the tours
  • Entrance feesfor the sights mentioned in the itinerary
  • Car park, gasoline, highway, and bridge fees
  • Pick-up and drop-off for the day tours
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • Personal Expenses
  • Beverages at lunches
  • Unmentioned meals
  • Entrance to the antique pool in Pamukkale (you can pay for swimming in that 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 Kusadasi and Selcuk

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Karaaslan Hotel info tripadvisor
Suhan360 Hotel info tripadvisor
Urkmez Hotel info tripadvisor
Efe Boutique Hotel info tripadvisor
Derici Hotel info tripadvisor
Nilya Hotel info tripadvisor
Rebetika 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 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.
Option 4: 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.

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REMARKS

 

  • You are kindly requested to present yourself at the pickup point 15 minutes before the pre-advised pickup time.
  • Our tours will end in Cappadocia after the tour. Please let us know if you have a request for a bus ticket, airplane ticket, or staying extra during your booking.
  • The order of the tour itinerary may vary to avoid congestion.
  • Our tours include shopping breaks during the tour so that you can do some shopping for the souvenirs.
  • Comfortable shoes and a hat are recommended as shade is limited in the summertime.

1 REVIEWS

  1. Natalia G.

    Our tour to Pamukkale, Ephesus, and Cappadocia was perfectly organized and exceeded all expectations. Each destination offered something unique and awe-inspiring. The guides were incredibly knowledgeable and passionate, making each visit memorable. The entire tour was seamless and stress-free. Toursce is highly recommended for anyone visiting Turkey!

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