Despite the various sightseeing opportunities that Istanbul offers to its visitors, Turkey has multiple other locations to visit during your holidays. This Cappadocia & Pamukkale 3 Days Tour From Istanbul allows participants to visit Cappadocia and Pamukkale, two of the most impressive location in the country. Explore the history of these areas, appreciate the power of nature by visiting spectacular landscapes and create long lasting memories.
This tour starts early in the morning, with a pick-up service from your hotel to the airport. With a comfortable flight you will arrive in Cappadocia where a guide will welcome you. With a fully air conditioned bus your excursion begins with a visit at Devrent Valley. What makes this valley special is that the sunlight is reflected on the rock formations creating a magical atmosphere. Also, the valley is known as Imagination Valley as the rock formations have unusual shapes of animals or items.
After spending some time there, you will proceed to the next destination, at the Monks Valley. This location features the largest fairy chimneys in Cappadocia so get ready for a unique blend of enthusiasm and thrill. In order to understand more about the culture of the region, you will visit a traditional pottery workshop at Avanos village. There, you can also purchase souvenirs to take back home. A lunch break will take place there in order to relax and enjoy tasty dishes.
After that, the bus will drive you to Göreme Open Air Museum, a site of UNESCO cultural heritage. It used to be inhabited by monks who carved impressive churches, monasteries and houses into the rocks. The last place of interest to visit during the Cappadocia tour is the Üçhisar Castle. This location is the highest in Cappadocia and allows visitors to enjoy spectacular panoramic views over the valleys and the fairy chimneys.
During the afternoon, you will arrive at a charming hotel in Cappadocia in order to spend your night there. The next morning, a healthy breakfast will be served before proceeding with the rest of your Cappadocia sightseeing experience. As the tour begins, you will arrive at the Red Valley. It took its name from the red colour that the rocks have and visiting this valley is a must during the morning or evening time as the colour of the rocks is changing. Snap some photos of this impressive effect while you are there.
The schedule includes also a visit at the Rose Valley. There, you will enjoy a 5km route of trekking in order to explore the area. The tour continues with a visit at Çavuşin village. This settlement used to be Greek and the houses are made by stones or they are carved into rocks. A lunch break will be made at a nearby restaurant.
The last stop of the 2nd day will take place at Kaymaklı Underground City. This site will impress you as it is 20km deep and features several floors and rooms. When the tour is over, during the afternoon, you will be transferred to Cappadocia’s bus station. From there, a magnificent road trip to Pamukkale follows. The overnight road trip will be made with comfortable and fully air conditioned bus allowing you to rest during the night. For your own comfort, several short stops will be made.
Arrival to Pamukkale is expected during the morning. Your guide will transfer you to a hotel in order to refresh yourself and enjoy a freshly made breakfast. After that, your tour in Pamukkale starts so get ready for an unforgettable experience.
There you will visit the infamous travertines, a natural wonder that attracts millions of visitors every year. The white colour mountain was created from the deposition of minerals and vitamins from the nearby thermal springs. On the edges of the mountain, there are terraces with thermal water. Pamukkale is generally known for these hot springs. The tour includes also a visit at an ancient thermal pool. This site is known as Cleopatra’s Pool and people swim there in order to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the water. Entrance to the pool comes at an extra cost.
For the last part of your exploration in Pamukkale, you will visit the ancient city of Hierapolis. The city has many important structures to observe. Among others, you may see the ancient theatre, the Roman baths, a necropolis and the fortification walls. Once the tour is over, you will be transferred to Denizli airport in order to fly back to Istanbul. During the evening, upon your arrival, you will be driven to your hotel in Istanbul.
Most of our guests join this tour for Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride, please also book your balloon tour online.
Join our Cappadocia & Pamukkale 3 Days Tour From Istanbul and get the opportunity to visit two of the most known locations in Turkey, Pamukkale and Cappadocia. This tour is the ideal option for those who wish to combine a unique sightseeing experience with a magical atmosphere. Visit archaeological sites, admire the beauty of nature, explore the culture and learn the history with an exceptional 3-days excursion.
Flight to Cappadocia: This exciting adventure starts with a morning flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia. At the airport, members of our team will welcome you and accompany you towards the starting point of the tour.
Devrent Valley: The first stop will be made at the Devrent Valley. It is listed among the most impressive valleys in Cappadocia as it includes fairy chimneys and rock formations that look like animals. During your time there use your imagination in order to spot these rocks and snap some photos.
Monks Valley: The tour continues with a visit at the Monks Valley. What makes this valley special and unique is that it has the largest fairy chimney in Cappadocia.
Avanos: The bus will transfer you to Avanos village. This settlement is known for its tradition in pottery and ceramics. You will visit a traditional pottery workshop in order to observe the processes used in the production. You may also purchase souvenirs from there. A lunch break will also take place there.
Göreme Open Air Museum: This location has the most visited site in the region. It is characterized as an open air museum as there are many churches, monasteries and monks’ houses carved into rocks. The scenery will surely take your breath away.
Üçhisar Castle: For the last part of this tour, you will visit the Üçhisar Castle. From there, you will enjoy some thrilling panoramic views over the valleys of Cappadocia.
Hotel in Cappadocia: During the afternoon, you will be transferred to a hotel in Cappadocia.
Breakfast: The second day of this fascinating excursion begins with a breakfast at the hotel. Full of energy you will enjoy another interesting sightseeing experience in Cappadocia.
Red Valley: For the second day, you will visit the Red Valley. The fairy chimneys and the rock formations there create an exceptional backdrop for photos as they have a red colour. Get the chance to admire the serenity of the valley during your time there.
Rose Valley: At the Rose Valley, there is a 5km long path allowing you to walk and explore the magnificent scenery. The tour guide will let you know interesting facts about this location.
Çavuşin Village: Your next stop will take place at an old Green village called Çavuşin. This abandoned village is known for having some charming houses carved into rocks. Walk around and observe these interesting structures while learning the history of the village. At a nearby restaurant, you will enjoy a lunch break.
Kaymaklı Underground City: After your lunch, the bus will drive you to Kaymaklı Underground City. It was constructed to protect the locals from invasions during the Roman period. The underground city is 20km deep and has multiple floors to explore.
Overnight Bus to Pamukkale: In the afternoon, by the end of your Cappadocia tour, you will arrive at the bus station of the city. From there, an overnight bus will drive you to Pamukkale. The road trip has an approximate duration of 10 hours during which several short stops will take place for your own comfort.
Breakfast: Your arrival at Pamukkale is expected during the morning. Once you are there, the tour guide will take you towards a hotel in order to fresh yourself up and enjoy a breakfast.
Pamukkale Travertines: The Pamukkale tour will take you to the infamous travertines, also known as the Cotton Castle. You will be thrilled by the exceptional beauty of this spot as it has a white-washed mountain formed by minerals. On the edges, there are terraces filled with water from the hot springs. The Cotton Castle is a picture-perfect spot, thus do not miss the opportunity to take some photos.
Cleopatra’s Pool: The area has multiple hot springs, including an ancient thermal pool, known as Cleopatra’s Pool. In fact, there is one central pool surrounded by 15 others. The guide will explain the history of these hot springs and in case you wish to enter, there is an extra cost.
Hierapolis Ancient City: The last stop of this 3-day excursion is scheduled to take place at the ancient city of Hierapolis. During antiquity, it was considered as a holy city and many people were visiting the settlement in order to enjoy the hot springs of the area. Nowadays, you can walk around and observe important ancient structures such as the theatre and the necropolis.
Flight to Istanbul: By the end of your last visit, you will be driven towards Denizli airport. From there, you will enjoy a comfortable flight to Istanbul. Upon landing, members of our team will transfer you back to your hotel in Istanbul.