Upon your arrival make your way to Cappadocia via domestic flight connection. Welcome to Cappadocia, a semi-arid region in central Turkey, is known for its distinctive 'fairy chimneys,'tall, cone-shaped rock formations clustered in Monks Valley, Goreme and elsewhere. Upon your arrival to Kayseri or Nevsehir, the representative will greet you and transfer you to the hotel. Check into the hotel and free time to recoup.Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Cappadocia.
After breakfast you will go visit for the Dervent valley which is famous for its Fairy chimneys. It is a weird and wonderful natural rock formation and unique historical heritage. Fairy chimneys have been formed as a result of wind and water erosion of two different volcanic layers. A thick layer of tuff covered by thin layer of basalt that is more resistant to erosion. The Cappadocia region has very old history dating back to 4 century and it is even home to caved villages as old as 1960 when it was deemed unsafe by the national government. You can explore these cave villages and two open air museums. Goreme Open Air Museum and Zelve Open air Musuem. Both are great way to discover what a life feels in cave and how water and electricity might have tried to move in. Halt at Citadel of Uchisar and Esentepe for gorgeous sights of Cappadocia. You will also have chance to take photo in these places. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Cappadocia.
This morning after breakfast checkout from your hotel & you will visit the Konya, one of the most religious and conservative towns in Turkey. En route visit 13th century SultanhaniCaravanserai which resembles like a monastery. This is the stone paved inner courtyard with a small mosque in the middle. Its surrounded with rooms that served as treasury, refectory, hamam, repair shops and sleeping quarters. On the side of the courtyard are storage rooms and chambers. The Seldjuk Sultan AlaeddinKeykubad I built this caravanserai between 1229 and 1236. In Konya visit to Mausoleum of Mevlana, a14 th century Muslim philosopher who preached the message of love. Under beautiful domes, the tombs of Mevlana and his family were constructed. He preached he looked for God in all the temples, churches and mosques and found him inside myself. The adjacent teaching explained Mevlana’s teachings and his significant books. Karatay Theological School is place where you will explore and discover the fascinating history of tiles. Continue your drive to Pamukkale. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Pamukkale.
After breakfast you will go, visit Pamukkale Cotton Fortress is an unreal landscape in western turkey, famous for its white terraces. The terraces are made up of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water with a very high mineral content from the hot springs. People have bathe in its pool for thousands of years. Ancient city of Hierapolis with the Theatre is one of the best preserved ancient theatres of antiquity. The theatre was built in 155 AD during the rule of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius and could accommodate between 15000 and 20000 spectators.Apollo Temple is situated on the Aegean resort of Didim. The temple is dedicated to mythological God for its ability to heal and it is also a popular sanctuaryand one of the most famous oracles in the world. Thesplendid Necropolis which is a large burial site generally located outside the settlement. After lunch at local restaurant visit to Aphrodisias, aprimeval city committed to the goddess of love, Aphrodite, and renowned for its figurine school. It is relatively a recent excavation. Enjoy Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Kusadasi.
This morning after breakfast checkout from your hotel and proceed to Izmir Airport to take a domestic flight to Istanbul.. Istanbul is a beautiful city located strategically in two continents. The half part of Istanbul is located in Europe and the other half is located in Asia. The two halves of the city are separated by suspension bridge. It is a cultural and financial hub of Turkey; it was an important city for Roman Empire and Ottoman Empire. Meet and greet our representative Then, you will check-into the hotel. The other half of the day is at leisure. Overnight, stay at Hotel in Istanbul.
This morning after breakfast, proceed for half day local sightseeing of the city. Visit to St. Sophia (closed on Mondays) was basically constructed for the Eastern Roman Emperor Justanian I in the sixth century. A masterwork of Roman engineering, the massive dome covers what was for 1000 years the largest enclosed space in the world. It tells the story as a city. Byzantine Hippodrome was the sporting and communal centre for Constantinople. There are only very few fragments of original structure surviving as it is only a square today. This hippodrome was mainly popular for horse racing and chariot racing in ancient times. Works from all over the empire ornament the entire Serpent Column, which raises the image of the new capital. With its six minarets and sweeping architecture;the Sultan Ahmed or Blue Mosque in Istanbul impresses from outside. While still used as a mosque, the Blue Mosque has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Istanbul. It was built between 1609 and 1616 and like many other mosques contains tomb of the founder. Inside the mosque the high ceiling is lined with 20,000 blue tiles with different patterns that give it the popular name. Grand Covered Bazaar is one of largest and oldest markets in the world with over 61 covered streets and over 4000 shops. The place attracts 2,50,4000 visitors daily. It is often regarded as one of the first malls in the world. The construction of Grand Bazaar started in 1455 but it achieved its final shape in the beginning of the 17th century. Get back to Hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast check out and transfer to airport for your return / onward flight to your next destination. Bid farewell to this beautiful country with fond memories.