Cappadocia Pamukkale 4 Days

Cappadocia  Pamukkale 4 Days   Cappadocia  Pamukkale 4 Days tour

Istanbul  Cappadocia  Izmir  Aphrodisias  Pamukkale  Istanbul
Main Sites visited: Cappadocia, Hierapolis, Aphrodisias , Pamukkale.


Day 1-  Istanbul  Cappadocia (L)

Take the morning flight from Istanbul Ataturk airport to Kayseri. Arrival and meeting at the airport just outside the arrival’s 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 Zelve Open Air Museum: a journey in the past with its troglodyte houses; visit to Pasabag “fairy chimneys” where the voice of wind mixes with the “songs of fairies”. Lunch in Avanos, center 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). Climb on top of the Uchisar Rock-Castle to have a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. Overnight Cappadocia.

Day 2  – Cappadocia-(B.L)
Meeting at the hotel reception at 09:30am
Tour to Kaymaklı Underground City, one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia. Soğanlı Valley, an Open Air Museum in a wild natural setting near a typical Cappadocian village with its different style Rock-Cut churches and frescoes. Villages in the valleys, surrounded by the “table top” mountains, are spectacular. Lunch and Visit to Sahinefendi newly discovered (01 May 2002) mosaic houses & Archaeological excavation site. Continue with Keslik Monastery near Cemil, that hides its frescoes behind a very thin smoke layer which we can only see by torch light. Our tour finishes with a visit to Mustafapaşa (Sinasos), an old Greek town with its spectacular old Greek houses; very fine examples of late Greek settlements and architecture. Overnight Cappadocia

Day 3- Cappadocia- Pamukkale via Izmir (B.D)
Pick-up from your hotel 2 hours before departure and transfer to airport.
Take the morning flight from Kayseri to Izmir  (direct or via Istanbul) . Arrival and meeting at the airport Drive to Pamukkale (3 and a half hours), on the way, visit to Aphrodisias. Aphrodisias was primarily known as a center for the arts, specifically sculpture. The Aphrodisias School of Sculpture had a distinctive style and was very well circulated throughout the Greek and Roman world. Discovery of Travertine terraces and Hierapolis. The travertine terraces at Pamukkale are one of the most spectacular natural wonders we ever have seen 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 Pamukkale.

Day 4 – Pamukkale – Istanbul
Pick-up from your hotel 2 hours before departure and transfer to airport.
Transfer to airport in Denizli and take a flight from Denizli to Istanbul (08:40 DNZ IST 09:50 TK0237 THY ). Connect to your international flight and leave Turkey

INCLUDING:
- Domestic flights in the program.
- Airport transfers where needed.
- Transportation by a comfortable AC non smoking Luxurious car/Van with professional driver.
- Professional and experienced licensed guide during the tours.
- Accommodation in Charming or Deluxe superior Hotels
- Entry fees to the sites and museums
- Parking fees.

EXCLUDING
- International flights
- Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
- Tips to guide, driver and hotel personnel

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