Cappadocia and Pamukkale Tour from Istanbul

Visit the most popular areas in Turkey with 3 days Cappadocia and Pamukkale tour from Istanbul.

Cappadocia, with its natural and historical structures, fascinates many people. Pamukkale hosts a unique natural structure in the world.

  • Visit more with extensive tours to two popular unique destinations.
  • Small-group tour with a local tour guide.
  • Flights, most meals, entrance fees will be included.
  • Stay at nicely chosen hotels. Please check the accommodation section below
  • All airport and bus station transfers will be arranged as per the itinerary.
  • Non-smoking, luxury tour vehicles.
  • Easy to communicate with your travel consultant.

We have prepared a tour that you can visit Cappadocia and Pamukkale in 3 Days. This tour package starts from your hotel in Istanbul, ends at the airport in Istanbul.

Highlights of 3 Days Cappadocia and Pamukkale Tour from Istanbul

Duration: 3 Days
Tour Type: Regular
Departure Days: Everyday
Starting Place: Istanbul
Ending Place: Istanbul
Transportation: +
Cappadocia: Devrent Valley ➝ Pasabag Valley ➝ Avanos ➝ Goreme ➝ Zelve ➝ Open Air Museum ➝ Uchisar ➝ Red Valley ➝ Gulludere Valley ➝ 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

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 - Fly to Cappadocia & Cappadocia Tour

Meal: Lunch

03:00 am ─ We will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul.
Transfer to the airport in Istanbul.
06:40 am ─ You will fly to Cappadocia.
08:00 am ─ Landing at Kayseri or Nevşehir Airport. Both of the airports are close to Cappadocia.
Upon arrival at the airport, we will welcome you with a name sign and transfer you to the Cappadocia red tour area.

The first day of 3 days Cappadocia and Pamukkale tour from Istanbul starts!

  1. Devrent Valley: One of the most famous valleys in Cappadocia will be our first destination. Devrent Valley is known by two different names, Pink and Imagination Valley. With the effect of the sunlight, they turn pinkish. People also called here Imagination Valley because of the unusual shapes of stones and fairy chimneys.
  2. Paşabağ (Monks) Valley: This valley is rich enough to offer you kind of an exhibition about the first fairy chimney formations. Because of the churches built by monks, the valley is also known as the Priest-Monks Valley. The fairy chimneys in this valley are the most prominent in Cappadocia. Each fairy chimney is several times the length of human height.
  3. Avanos: We will go to a pottery workshop. If you wish, you can also make a pot for yourself. When you make pottery, knowledgeable people will help and guide you. You may have to pay extra if you want to make pots yourself (no obligation).
  4. Open Air Museum: It is one of the valuable museums. The museum can be defined as a large religious area with many dining halls, churches, and monasteries. The whole area is designated as a significant religious ritual.
  5. Uçhisar Castle: Now, you have visited fairy chimneys, valleys, and museums in close. Therefore, at our next destination, we will give you a chance to see all these structures from a distance. We will go to this castle, which was built centuries ago. It will present you with a complete panoramic view of Cappadocia in detail. You’ll want to take plenty of pictures while reviewing this image. So don’t forget to bring your camera with you.

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

Staying overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 2 - Cappadocia Tour & Overnight Bus to Pamukkale

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 am ─ After a delicious breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel.
You will be transferred to Cappadocia yellow tour area.

  1. Red Valley: The stones and rocks here are shorter than the others in the area and have a cut structure. The harsh waters of the rains in the region eroded these rocks over time. The wind blowing hard has caused these rocks to sharpen from time to time. The view of the valley is awe-inspiring at sunrise and sunset. Photographing from a point overlooking the area a little overhead can make a beautiful view immortal.
  2. Rose Valley: About 5 kilometers from the Red Valley, a perfect valley will be waiting for you. Rose Valley fascinates people who visit Cappadocia with its many features. The most important part of the valley is that it has a long route for trekking. You will be able to examine natural history closely and enjoy trekking. Rose Valley is one of the regions with perfect views during sunset and sunrise.
  3. Çavuşin Old Greek Village: After visiting two valleys, our next destination on our tour will be an old habitat! Here are the houses of people who lived centuries ago, made of stone. These houses are now called cave houses. Stone houses are actually used in modern architecture.
  4. Underground City: We’ll travel with you to a destination full of mystery and excitement! The most mysterious goals you can see in Cappadocia are underground cities! When you visit Underground City, you will feel as if you are switching to another dimension. Even the fourth ground of this city extends 20 kilometers deep.

17:00 ─ Second day of 3 days Cappadocia tour from Istanbul ends.
Transfer to the bus station in Cappadocia.
20:00 ─ You will have an overnight bus trip to Pamukkale which is 10 hours. The bus trip has breaks for your personal needs. And we use intercity buses which are comfortable.

Day 3 - Pamukkale Tour & Fly Back to Istanbul

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

05:30/06:00 am ─ Arrival at Denizli Bus Station.
Upon arrival, our staff will welcome you with your name sign.
Transfer to your hotel for freshen-up.

09:30/09:45 am ─ After a delicious breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel.
You will be transferred to Pamukkale. Then the tour begins.

  1. Pamukkale: Welcome to Turkey’s white heaven! When you see your photos, you will have the opportunity to see these white structures you cannot believe with your own eyes! Pamukkale Travertines are the name given to a large system with many calcium, vitamins, and minerals in its structure. These travertines are stacked on top of each other due to the deposition of vitamins and minerals in them. Nowadays, these superimposed structures have reached an extensive mountain view.
  2. Cleopatra Antique Pool: It is believed that Cleopatra was once bathed in this ancient pool in Pamukkale. That’s why this pool is called Cleopatra. There are 15 more ancient pools around the building. The effect of travertines forms these pools, and they have plenty of mineral ratios. Please note that you should bring your swimming suits if you want to swim in the ancient pool. And also the entrance to the pool is extra.
  3. Hierapolis Ancient City: Located very close to the Pamukkale travertines, this ancient city will take you to the ancient civilization of the Phrygians! If you are interested in history, you will enjoy this ancient city. You will notice that there are many religious symbols in this ancient city because Hierapolis was called the Holy City by the surrounding cities. This area was believed to be visited by many Greek gods. These are the areas that you will be able to see in Hierapolis: Frontinus Street, The Agora, North and South Byzantine Gates, Gymnasium, Triton Fountain Building, Ionic House, Latrina, Apollon Temple, Middle Age Fortress, Theater, Necropolis, Basilica Bath.

16:00 ─ Pamukkale tour ends.
You will be transferred to Denizli Airport.
18:35 ─ Flying to Istanbul.
19:40 ─ Arrival at Sabiha Gökçen or Istanbul Airport. Tour ends.

Please note that airports and times can be changed according to the availability on the travel dates.

3 Days Cappadocia tour from Istanbul package ends. Thanks for choosing the best tour company in Turkey!

WHATS INCLUDED

  • Domestic flight & bus tickets as per the itinerary
  • 1-night in Cappadocia hotel
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Car park, Gasoline, Highway & Bridge Fees
  • Fresh Up room in Pamukkale on arrival
  • All transportations in the tour
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks at lunch
  • Dinners
  • Entrance fee to Cleopatra Antique Thermal Pool

ACCOMMODATION

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

Hotel in Cappadocia

... Hotel Info Link
Heaven Cave Hotel info tripadvisor
Nature Park Hotel info tripadvisor
Cappadocia Palace Hotel info tripadvisor
Assiana House Hotel info tripadvisor
Mustafa Resort Hotel info tripadvisor
Maron Stone Hotel info tripadvisor
Unicorn Cave Hotel info tripadvisor
Arte Cave Hotel info tripadvisor

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 flight with the best price guarantee.
Option 2: Cappadocia ATV Quad Safari (Sunrise)
One of the best activities to do in Cappadocia is watching hot air balloons from the ground. And also, you will do that while riding your ATVs.
Option 3: Cappadocia Sunset Walking Tour
The best time to discover Cappadocia is the sunset times. Join us to explore the important places in Cappadocia with the experts of the region.
Option 4: Kusadasi Horse Riding Excursion
Kusadasi Horse Riding offers a great chance to escape to natural beauty of Aegean coast line and have great adventure while you are in Kusadasi Area.

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REMARKS

  • Your return flight from Denizli (Pamukkale) to Istanbul may arrive at Istanbul or Sabiha Gokcen Airport according to availability.
  • The airport transfer from Istanbul or Sabiha Gokcen Airport to your hotel is not included in this tour package.
  • If you wish your return flight to arrive at a specific airport in Istanbul, you should write a note while booking the tour.
  • 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.
  • If you don’t want to visit Pamukkale, you can check our 2 days Cappadocia tour from Istanbul.

18 REVIEWS

  1. Latha

    I took two trips with them to the Cappadocia area with my family which was a group of seven and a day trip to Pammukale. Both trips were excellent. Cappadocia Tour: Our flight was to Cappadocia was delayed from Istanbul by about an hour but once we reached the Cappadocia our driver was waiting for us there with a huge smile. Our tour guide was very friendly & informative and also was happy to answer any of the participant questions that we had. The visiting sights that we saw were beautiful. They were provided us with accommodation in one of the cave hotels which was very unique. The air balloon flight is an experience that is not to be missed. Pamukkale Tour: the tour was really good something worth doing. After the trip was finished I had a flight to catch to Istanbul. All in all, we were very happy with the service provided by Toursce travel group Turkey. The travel consultant was helpful in arranging for all the accommodation/tours/land transfers and all the tickets and even helping us with stuff that I didn’t expect him to. We highly recommend them!

  2. Victoria

    Our Cappadocia tour package took us from Istanbul, down the center of Anatolia, and then west of Turkey. The highlights of the tour were the unusual landscape of Cappadocia and Pamukkale. Four of us took early morning hot air balloon rides to view the unique formations in the Cappadocia and Pamukkale regions. Hot air balloon tours were awesome in Pamukkale and Cappadocia. It was a privilege to watch the unique view from the balloon. We came back from Turkey with sights that surprised us, and adventures that provided us with enough memories for years to come. This tour was one of the very best international travel vacations that we have ever taken. We would recommend the tour company to anyone who wants to spend time getting to know this beautiful country.

  3. Madalina

    We had no idea how to plan our trip from Istanbul to Cappadocia and Pamukkale then Istanbul again. But Tuna and Toursce helped us to have a great time in Turkey. They have arranged everything very well and that was a hassle free smooth journey. We got to explore the best in the Cappadocia area and white Pamukkale with the best services. If you are fine with a night bus ride from Cappadocia to Pamukkale and looking for a budgeted tour this is the perfect option for a short vacation. This program can be possible by flight but there is a flight through Istanbul to Pamukkale. We slept on the night bus and save money. I would like to thank toursce for making our Turkey tour a memorable one. Great job guys. Highly recommended! Totally worth!

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