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3-Day Private Adventure Tour through Cappadocia and Pamukkale

This short and sweet trip is full of natural wonders, stunning landscapes, and adventure. Your journey through the majestic lands of Cappadocia and Pamukkale are sure to leave you with the most amazing, lasting memories.

Days

3

Price

from US$660 p/p

Best For

First-timers, Photographer

Best Time

All year round

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Tour Highlights

Discover cave churches and rock castles
Discover cave churches and rock castles
Explore the mystifying fairy chimneys in the valleys
Socialize in an ocakbaşı (literally 'around the grill').
Go deep underground and experience an underground city
Go deep underground and experience an underground city
Enjoy a natural foot spa in mineral-rich water
Enjoy a natural foot spa in mineral-rich water
Admire a well-preserved ancient Roman city
Admire a well-preserved ancient Roman city

Itinerary Details

Day 1
Cappadocia Arrival and North Tour

Meals provided: lunch

Welcome to Cappadocia, a city with a moon-like landscape, located in the heart of Turkey. Your personal guide and driver will be waiting for you at the airport when you arrive. The guide will take care of your luggage and hotel check-in procedures.

Once you have settled in, you can begin your explorations. First, head to the Goreme Open Air Museum, a monastic complex and Christian sanctuary, which has several rock-carved houses, churches, and monasteries. This UNESCO World Heritage Site sheds light on the natural and human history of the Cappadocia region. The churches were originally built by Christians who moved to Cappadocia. Enter the caves and look at the exquisite, colorful murals.

Then, proceed to Ortahisar Castle, where you can admire the honeycomb of rock caves that were carved during the Byzantine era and enjoy panoramic views of the town. Continue to Monks Valley and Devrent Valley, which are famous for their lunar-like landscapes. There, you can marvel at the fairy chimneys and natural rock pillars.

In the afternoon, take a short walk along the Red River to pay a visit to Avanos. There, you can get lost in the piles of colorful pottery.

Drive back to the cave hotel and enjoy some leisure time. This cave keeps the hotel cool during the hot summers and warm during the icy winters. Enjoy your time there.

Hotel options:
Urgup Evi Cave Hotel: 4 star
Taru Cave Suites: 5 star

Day 2
Cappadocia South Tour and Fly to Pamukkale

Meals provided: breakfast and lunch

After breakfast, go deep underground to explore the hidden secrets of Kaymakli Underground City, where Cappadocians hid while fighting against enemies in wars in olden times. Follow the honeycomb tunnels and wander through the many rooms and corridors. Each room in the city has a specific structure and function; marvel at the thought that once went into this massive project.

Back above ground, head to Pigeon Valley to admire natural rock homes. There are fewer pigeons in the valley now, but you can still get a bird's eye view of the colorful rock caves.

Then, drive to Uchisar Castle, climb the stairs, and meander through rooms and tunnels that have been carved out of rock. You can also admire the countryside and enjoy panoramic views from the top of the castle.

At the end of the day, your guide and driver will escort you to the airport, from where you will fly to Pamukkale.

Optional Trip to Enrich Your Tour

A ride in a hot air balloon is a highly recommended experience in Cappadocia. From the hot air balloon, you can see panoramic views of the valley, fairy chimneys, rock formations, and cave houses. You can celebrate the experience with champagne. This will definitely be a memorable ride.

Day 3
Pamukkale and Departure

Meals provided: breakfast and lunch

Head to Pamukkale, a white world created by lime and calcium deposits. At Cotton Castle, you can look at the terraces and mineral formations or walk barefoot through pools and enjoy a natural foot spa.

Later, you can see the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis, which was once a popular city for people to restore their health and rehabilitate. Romans would travel there to indulge in natural foot spas to stay healthy and treat diseases. Hierapolis was built to make these trips more convenient. The city was later destroyed in an earthquake. However, you can still step into the past at the well-preserved amphitheatre. Finally, stop at Cleopatra Pools and swim in the thermal pools. Float around in the water and take a peek at the ancient pillars and columns deep within. You will feel like you are swimming through time.

Back at the hotel, change into your travel clothes, jump into your private car, and head to the airport. We hope we can serve you again on another tour someday!

Trip Notes

Each part of the itinerary above can be customized. Feel free to let us know your preferences and we will be pleased to adjust the elements for you.

Accommodation

Many types of accommodation are available including 5-star hotels, superior 4-star hotels, the best value 3-star hotels, or popular boutique hotels in various Turkish styles. We will select the perfect one for you.

Transportation

You will have a private vehicle with air-conditioning for transfers between attractions, hotels, and airports. To save time and for comfortable transfers, we recommend flying between cities.

Meals

Lunches are prepared in local restaurants for you to taste authentic Turkish food. Please tell us your special dietary requirements, such as vegetarian, Indian, gluten-free, or halal. Your guide will take care of it for you.

Price Includes

Price from: $660 (tour code: gh-tk-8)

One-to-one consultancy
One-to-one consultancy
Knowledgeable local guides
Knowledgeable local guides
Private drivers/driver guides and vehicles as listed
Private drivers/driver guides and vehicles as listed
Hand-picked hotels
Hand-picked hotels
Breakfasts and meals as listed
Breakfasts and meals as listed
Entry to all attractions on the itinerary
Entry to all attractions on the itinerary
Transportation as listed
Transportation as listed
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A 24/7 helpline while traveling

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