What to expect during the 5-day Private Magical Anatolian Jewels of Turkey?
The Anatolian Jewel Tour is a semi-private tour version of the most popular destinations in Turkey including Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Pamukkale. The transport between the main sites is provided by domestic flights to save you time and all your land transport during the tours.
What to see during the 5 Days in Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Pamukkale?
What is the itinerary for this excursion?
Day 1: Arrival in Cappadocia and Blue Cappadocia Tour
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Istanbul Airport to catch your flight direction Cappadocia. Your tour guide will meet you at Cappadocia airport and you will start your day. There you will visit Devrent Imagination Valley and walk through this lunar landscape. Next, visit Pasabaglari known as the world-famous Fairy Chimneys, and the village of Avanos, where you will witness a Pottery-making demonstration using ancient Hittite techniques. The lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Later on in the afternoon, you will visit from outside Uchisar Rock Castle and Esentepe to catch a panoramic view of Goreme valley, and the Goreme Open Air Museum. After the tour, we go for your check-in at the hotel.
Day 2: Green Cappadocia Tour
After your breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel at around 09:00 and start the full-day Cappadocia tour. you will visit Kaymakli Underground City, Soganli Valley which is a relaxing 3km. walking through the valley with Byzantine-period rock tombs. After the walk and a well-deserved lunch in a local restaurant, and are ready to attack the rest as we will visit Sobesos, known as A Roman Bath from the 5th century, and mosaics and graves from the Byzantine Empire Period, Taskinpasa Medresesi, known as an Ottoman theological school, and Mustafapasa an Ottoman and Greek architecture of this old Greek Village once called Sinasos. After the tour, we will bring you back to the hotel.
Day 3: Flight to Izmir Kusadasi and free day.
You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport to take a day flight to Izmir. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi. Free day. Enjoy the pool of your hotel. Accommodation in Kusadasi.
Day 4: Ephesus Excursion
You will be picked up from your hotel at around 09:00 for a full-day Ephesus Ancient City Tour. There you will visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian, Domitian’s temple, Hercules gate, the famous Celsus Library, the Great theater, and other Roman sites. We will also visit the House of the Virgin Mary where she is believed to have spent her last years. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will visit the Temple of Artemis, which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The final visit is to Isa Bey Mosque situated on a high hill in the town. The mosque is from the Seljuk period. After the tour, you will be transferred directly to Pamukkale to spend the night over there.
Day 5: Pamukkale Excursion and Flight back to Istanbul
You will be picked up from your hotel at around 09:00 for a full-day Pamukkale Tour as we will start in Karahayit, to discover the red thermal baths and little travertines after that we will drive and arrive at the North Gate of Hierapolis. You will see the Necropolis of Hierapolis which is one of the biggest ancient cemeteries in Anatolia with 1.200 graves, the Roman Bath, the Domitian Gate, and the Main Street, Byzantium Gate. Then, you walk to the natural warm water terraces which were formed by running warm water that contains calcium. The temperature of the water is about 35 C. You can see the gleaming white travertine terraces of Pamukkale, located next to the ruins of Hierapolis. The extraordinary effect is created when water from the hot springs loses carbon dioxide as it flows down the slopes, leaving deposits of limestone. The layers of white calcium carbonate, built up in steps on the plateau, gave the site the name Pamukkale. If you like to swim in the Ancient Pool which is also called Cleopatra’s Pool, please inform us if you desire it. The Cleopatra Pool is warmed up by hot springs and littered with underwater fragments of ancient marble columns. Possibly associated with the Temple of Apollo, the pool provides today’s visitors a rare opportunity to swim with antiquities! During the Roman period, columned porticoes surrounded the pool; earthquakes toppled them into the water where they lie today. After the tour, we will go for lunch and visit a small stone factory. After the tour, you will be transferred to Denizli Airpor. where you will catch your flight to Istanbul.
Extra Tour Details
- Everyday departure (All year round)
- Duration: 5 days
What has been included in this excursion?
- Accommodation BB
- All sightseeing & excursions mentioned in the itinerary
- Lunch during the tours
- Transfer service from Hotels & Airport
- English Guide
- Beverage during the tour
- Tips to the guide&driver(optional)
- Entrance Cleopatra Pool
- Not mentioned diners
- Not mentioned flights
- Entrance fee for Harem Section in Topkapi Palace.
- Personal expenses