Take the morning flight from Istanbul Ataturk airport to Kayseri. Arrival and meeting at the airport just outside the arrival gate with a sign bearing your name and transfer to Cappadocia. In the morning, first meeting with the lunar landscape of Cappadocia: rock formations beyond belief in Devrent valley; walking in Pasabag near Zelve ; “fairy chimneys” where the voice of wind mixes with the “songs of fairies”. Lunch in Avanos, centre of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC. and a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop. Afternoon, visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum and see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th to 13th century). Continue to the Uchisar Rock-Castle to have a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. Transfer to the hotel and check-in. 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.
After Breakfast Check Out From Hotel and proceed for Airport for early morning flight to Kayseri to Izmir (direct or via Istanbul). Arrival and meeting at the airport with your name sign. Transfer to Ephesus. Visit to the ancient city of Ephesus. We will spend several hours walking in the footsteps of Alexander the Great, Caesar, Cicero, Apostles Paul and John and many other familiar historical names. The recently opened Terrace Houses (entry included) where the wealthiest Romans lived are an excellent example of sensitive excavation and presentation. The mosaics and frescos are spectacular. Tradition has it that Virgin Mary was brought here by St John after the Crucifixion and lived her final years near the city of Ephesus on an isolated mountaintop. A lovely chapel is constructed on the site tended by Franciscans and open to visitors. It has been designated a pilgrimage site by the Pope. We will continue with Saint.Transfer to the hotel and check-in. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Ephesus.
After breakfast you will go to, visit to Laodicea (present name Denizli) yet one of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor. Excavations still going on and an ancient city as beautiful as Ephesus will be uncovered soon. We see the ancient theatres, the remains of basilica which was recently uncovered, ancient stone water pipes, Temple A, agora, monumental fountain. After Laodicea, Discovery of Travertine terraces and Hierapolis. The travertine terraces at Pamukkale are one of the most spectacular natural wonders that you can see from various mineral springs in a vast white cliff side. About 200 m overlooking the plain, calcite-laden waters have dripped down over a series of terraced levels and created a fairyland of bizarre solidified cascades and shell-shaped basins. It looks like creations from snow or like balls from cotton, which gave the scenery the Turkish name Pamukkale (cotton castle): “pamuk” for cotton and “kale” for castle. Moreover the water in the basins is changing its color according to how the light enters. Overnight stay in Pamukkale.
In The Morning after breakfast, your tour concludes with the transfer to the Istanbul airport to board the flight of your towards destinations along with tons of memories of a lifetime.