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3-Day Cappadocia and Pamukkale Tour from Istanbul

3-Day Cappadocia and Pamukkale Tour from Istanbul

Rated 4.92 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
(12 customer reviews)

From: USD$420.00

Experience the magic of Cappadocia and the natural beauty of Pamukkale on an express trip from Istanbul. Ideal for those who have limited time in Turkey and do not want to miss out on experiencing these two amazing natural landscapes in Turkey. Includes stay at a cave hotel in Cappadocia.

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 Day 1: Flight to Kayseri, Full Day North Cappadocia Tour

05:00 You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and transferred to Ataturk airport. *
05:30 Arrival at Ataturk airport for flight from Istanbul to Kayseri or Nevsehir *
07:00 Flight from Istanbul to Kayseri or Nevsehir
07:55 Arrival at Kayseri or Nevsehir airport. Upon arrival you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to Cappadocia. In Cappadocia you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your full day tour of North Cappadocia.

Your tour will start with a visit to the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Next you will visit the Pasabag Monk’s Valley to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After this visit, you will drive to the city of Avanos. After lunch you will visit the beautiful open air museum of Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Finally towards the end of the day tour before returning to your hotel, you will be able to visit the natural castles of Uchisar. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in.

• Overnight in Cappadocia
• Included meals: Lunch

* Note: Some flights can also be from the Sabiha Gokcen airport to Kayseri. If your flight is from Sabiha Gokcen airport, pick up from hotel time and flight time can change from above mentioned times. We will confirm exact times with your tour confirmation email.

Day 2: Full Day South Cappadocia Tour, Overnight Bus to Pamukkale

You may add an optional Hot Air Balloon Ride over picturesque Cappadocia to your tour at an extra cost of USD 140.00. With an early morning pick up around 5:00 am from your hotel you can join an early morning Hot Air Balloon ride for approximately 60 minutes. If interested, please request at the time of booking your tour with us and we can make all necessary arrangements on your behalf!

After breakfast at the hotel around 09:30 you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full day tour of South Cappadocia. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. Your tour will begin with a visit to the Red Valley where you will be able to explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike approximately 5 km through the Güllüdere (Rose) Valley. Next you will visit Çavusin village which is famous for its houses and churches of the Christian Clergymen. We will take a break for lunch around noon. After lunch you will drive to the Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon you will visit the Kaymakli underground city where early Christians lived. This will be the end of your full day tour. After the tour you will travel overnight to Pamukkale in a non-smoking, fully air-conditioned local bus departing the bus station approximately 9:00 pm. The total duration of travel will be 10 hours. There will be three breaks on the way to Pamukkale for your personal needs.

• Overnight Bus to Pamukkale
• Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3: Full Day Pamukkale Tour, Flight to Istanbul

Upon your arrival at the Pamukkale / Denizli main bus station between 05:30 – 06:00, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel to freshen up. You will have time to have breakfast and a short rest. Around 09:30 you will be picked up from the hotel to begin your guided tour of the Pamukkale and Hierapolis area with a profession licensed tour guide. Around 10:00 you will visit the first destination of Karahayit to see the Red Spring Waters. After Karahayit we will drive to Pamukkale and begin the visit to the ancient city of Hierapolis around 10:30. The highlights of Hierapolis are Necropolis, Roman Baths, Domitian Gate, Latrina, Oil Factory, Frontinious Street, Agora, Byzantium Gate, Triton Fountain, Cathedral, Apollon Temple, Plutonium, Theater and Antique Pool. You will also be able to take some photos from the nicest corners of Pamukkale. Around 12:30 you will be given some free time for approximately 60 minutes to explore the natural beauties of Pamukkale. As an option, you may choose to swim in the Pamukkale Antique Pools (at own expense) during this free time. At 13:30 you will meet the guide and will get a chance to walk in the middle of the Pamukkale travertines from top to down without shoes and socks. At 14:30 you will be taken for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch at approximately 15:30 you will visit an Onyx Factory for approximately 30 minutes.

At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will be transferred to Denizli or Izmir airport for your late evening return flight around 7:00 – 9:30 pm (1 hour flight duration) to Istanbul. END OF OUR SERVICE and TOURS.

• Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Important Note: Upon arrival at the Istanbul Ataturk airport you will have to arrange your own pick-up transfer from airport to your hotel in Istanbul. This transfer is not included as part of your package tour services with us.

Optional Add-on Tour: You may also add to your tour experience of Cappadocia the highly recommend hot air balloon ride over the beautiful landscape of Cappadocia. This will provide a most memorable scenic experience and photo opportunities. The hot air balloon ride can be booked with us at a special promotional rate of USD 140 per person. This is not included in the tour price and will cost extra. If you would like to add the Hot Air Balloon Ride to your tour, please click the “BOOK NOW” link below:

What’s Included:
• Pick up from Hotel to Ataturk Airport
• Domestic flight and bus tickets as per the itinerary
• 1 night hotel with breakfast
• English-speaking guide during the tours
• 3 lunches
• Transport by air-conditioned Vehicles
• Entrance fees
• Local taxes and service charges

What’s Not Included:
• Drop off from Ataturk Airport to Hotel
• Hot air balloon flight
• Gratuities (optional)
• Food and drinks, unless specified

Important Info:
• This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour
• The regular group tour has shopping stops included in the tour
• Upon arrival at the Istanbul Ataturk airport you will have to arrange your own pick-up transfer from airport to your hotel in Istanbul. This transfer is not included as part of your package tour services with us.

You will stay in special cave hotel throughout your tour. You will stay for one night at the Flintstones Cave Hotel or Heaven Cave House, or similar in Cappadocia

12 reviews

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Diane B

    I had the best time on my tour to Cappadocia and Pamukkale with all istanbul tours. It was my first time with a tour but it was more than I expected. We saw so many places Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar Castle in Cappadocia and Kaymaklı Underground City.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brendan W

    The tour was incredible!! Great tour guide – very knowledgeable. Accommodation and meals were excellent. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thomas B

    We recently took a 3-day Cappadocia and Pamukkale Tour with All Istanbul Tours and it was fabulous!! The sites were amazing, the timing was perfect, the cave hotel were great and our guide, Aylin and Erol, was fantastic!!. I would highly recommend them.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Federico P

    Hi Ayhan,

    we had a very pleasant time in Turkey and we feel very happy with booking the tour with OneNation Travel. Since our arrival everything went according to the plan and the permament support of Bilal was extremely valuable and helpful. In Cappadocia and Pamukkale we also had a great time and the tourist guides were also very friendly and knowledgeable and with the exception of the balloon tour (which needed to be done on a different date due to weather reasons) everything went as planned by you.

    We would like to thank all and your team, and undoubtly will recommend to others to use your services.

    Regards to Bilal.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sharon T

    Wonderful tour. Do not miss the opportunity to travel to Cappadocia and Pamukkale. This 3-Day trip is worth every minute and every penny. Excellent tour guides and service.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jamie S

    This tour was great. Pamukkale and Cappadocia was amazing. The guides were excellent. We would definitely recommend One Nation Travel to our friends.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephen F

    This was an excellent tour with great guides, good cave hotel and wonderful driver. I would certainly recommend this highly.

  8. Rated 4 out of 5

    Julia F

    We booked trip to Cappadocia and Pamukkale for 3 days through ONE NATION TRAVEL . Its an wonderful & amazing experience .we enjoyed a lot. services and planning of trip is excellent.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5


    Thank you Bilal for organising our trip. Everything went very smoothly. I would recommend your company to our friends.

    Kind Regards

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fais MF

    Just came back from Turkey 2 days ago. There is no word to describe the beauty of the country. Definitely will join this travel agency; OneNation travel again next summer with my family. The flow of the journey was really smooth; from the beginning at Istanbul (picked up at the hotel) until the end of the programme (sent back to the hotel at Istanbul). The person who in-charged as our tour guide was really lovely and knowledgeable (didn’t remember her name but she definitely did awesome job). Thank you so much for making my solo travel in Turkey as one of the greatest vacation so far 🙂

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Isabell G.

    Fantastic experience! The accommodation on the Cave hotel in Cappadocia was great and the staff were all friendly and fun. Highly recommended.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Susan T

    I went on the 3 day Cappadocia and Pamukkale tour in Turkey. I would highly recommend this tour and this is one of our favorite memories of our trip to Turkey.

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