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4 Days Cappadocia Ephesus Trip Including Horseback Ride, and Balloon Ride Option

This four-day adventure through Turkey is the perfect way to discover the Turkey's most popular two destinations. Walk among the ruins of grand buildings like the Celsus Library, Temple of Hadrian, Curetes Street, The Hercules Gate, and the Great Theatre. Stay in cave hotel in Cappadocia, Horseback Ride at the charming valleys, and explore the lunar landscape of Cappadocia with locals who are passionate about their history. For an even more unforgettable experience, wake up early for a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the fairy chimneys (optional).

per adult from

$939

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Duration

4 days

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • 3 nights accommodation including breakfast
    • Professional, licensed tour guide at the day trips
    • Domestic flights : Istanbul to Cappadocia - Cappadocia to Izmir - Izmir to Istanbul
    • Day Trips : Cappadocia Red tour, Cappadocia Green tour, Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary tour
    • Experiences : Horseback ride, Standard category hot air balloon ride (Optional)
    • Transfers at the mentioned airports for domestic flights in the itinerary
    • Entry/Admission - Goreme Panorama
    • Entry/Admission - Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
    • Entry/Admission - Ihlara Valley
    • Entry/Admission - Selime Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Pigeon Valley
    • Entry/Admission - Cappadocia Balloon Tours
    • Entry/Admission - Devrent Valley
    • Entry/Admission - Goreme Open-Air Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Pasabag
    • Entry/Admission - Uchisar Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Cappadocia Horse Farm
    • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
    What's excluded :
    • Dinner & Drinks

  • Day 1: Flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia - Cappadocia Green Tour

    Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
    We will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul and then transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight to Cappadocia.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
    Upon arrival Cappadocia airport, our another driver will meet you at the exit gate of arrival terminal and then transfer to Cappadocia area. After you met with your guide and other participants, you will start the full-day Cappadocia tour.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Goreme Panorama, Uchisar Yolu uzeri 1.km, Goreme 50180 Turkey
    Goreme Panaroma, The most magnificent landscape around Göreme has been formed from its solidified lava streams, its ash and tuff stone, all dating from Neocene period. It is criss-crossed by deep valleys formed by heavy erosion. This veritable lunar landscape distinguishes itself by its extensive geological formations. The highly typical morphological structures of Cappadocia are the result of thousands of years of continual erosion, which has shaped the tuff deposits into the strangest pyramids and cones.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Derinkuyu Turkey
    You will be driven approx one hour for stop at the Derinkuyu Underground City. This underground city was first used as a shelter by the late Romans against potential Arabian invasions later as a natural food storages by local people . Derinkuyu is the deepest underground city in Cappadocia region.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt 68500 Turkey
    Ihlara Valley, The township is famed for the nearby valley of the same name, Ihlara Valley, which is a 16 km (10 mi) long gorge cut into volcanic rock in the southern part of Cappadocia, following several eruptions of Mount Erciyes. Through the valley flows Stream. What is unique about this valley is the ancient history of its inhabitants. The whole canyon is honeycombed with rock-cut underground dwellings and churches from the Byzantine period. Due that the richness of the watering possibility and its hidden form and easily to hide structure it was the first settlement place of the first Christians escaping from the Roman soldiers. In the Ihlara Valley there are hundreds of antic churches caved in the volcanic rocks. The most known churches are Ağaçaltı Church with cross plan, Sümbüllü Church, Pürenliseki Church, Kokar Church, Yilanli Church, Karagedik Church, Kirkdamatli Church, Direkli Church, Ala Church, Kemerli Church and Egritas Church.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Belisirma, Belisirma, Aksaray Province
    Belisirma, experience the wonderful different types of Turkish foods. Make your lunch a memorable one by having lunch next to the Melendiz Stream.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Yaprakhisar Koyu, Yaprakhisar Koyu, Aksaray Province
    Stop at panaroma point for another view of the great Monastery.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Selime Monastery, Guzelyurt Turkey
    Selime Monastery, the biggest rock-cut monastery of Cappadocia with a cathedral sized church. Selime monastery was carved by the monks in the 13th century and apart from the church has monks quarters, a large kitchen, and stables for animals. The walls were once decorated with frescoes of which very little remains.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Pigeon Valley, Uchisar KasabasI Nevşehir Kapadokya, Goreme 50240 Turkey
    Pigeon Valley, thousands of pigeon houses carved into the rock. It is a surreal vision: an outrageously phallic landscape straight out of a Salvador Dali painting. The conical formations are the result of volcanic eruptions that took place millions of years ago. Eons of wind, rain and other forces of nature have eaten away at the volcanic rock creating tufa, a soft and malleable stone. Many of these cones, known as fairy chimneys, contain caves and labyrinths
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
    The tour will be ended approx 05:30pm-06:00pm and we will transfer you to your hotel for your accommodation.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: You will take your lunch in a traditional local restaurant.
    Accommodation included: Vintage Cave Hotel (or equivalent hotel) at Cappadocia - Cave Boutique Hotel

    Day 2: Hot Air Balloon Ride (Optional) - Cappadocia Red Tour

    Stop At: Cappadocia Balloon Tours, Göreme Açık Hava Müze Yolu Caddesi, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
    Your hot air balloon ride experience will start before sunrise when your company collects you by mini bus. (The pick-up time is between 03.30am and 06.00am. That timing depends the sunrise time of season / your tour date.) You will then be taken for a light breakfast before going to the take-off site. Watch your balloon inflate at the sun rises and then hop in your basked for a magical 1 hour (approx.) flight over Cappadocia. Marvel at the magnificent views as your balloon slowly floats up into the sky. As the sun starts to rise on the horizon, notice the purple and pinks that illuminate the sky, setting a stunning backdrop to the environment. Look below at the Cappadocia’s signature volcanic spires, plateaus, fairy chimneys, and villages. Admire the unique geologic forces, like wind, floodwater, and volcanic activity, that have formed this beautiful region over millennia. After one hour, slowly descend back to earth, as the formations you saw from above begin to appear closer. Hold tight for a smooth landing, then celebrate your return to earth with a souvenir certificate to remember this occasion. At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

    ** Hot air ballooning is a fully weather-dependent activity and the Civil Aviation Authority determines whether the flight will be held. If your flight is cancelled due to inclement weather conditions, we will move your balloon ride reservation to next day or you will be refunded the cost of hot air balloon ride.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
    After having breakfast at the hotel, we will pick you up from your hotel and then start the full-day Cappadocia tour. ** The pick up time is between 09.00am and 10.00am. The exact pick-up time depend the daily organisation timing and the local tour operator will inform you exact pick-up time one day before.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Devrent Valley, Devrent Mevkii No:1 Urgup Yolu, 50500 Turkey
    The day tour of Cappadocia will begin with an exploration of Devrent Valley (also known as Imagination Valley), where we will see the different types of Fairy Chimney formations, which formed almost 30 million years ago.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Avanos, Avanos, Cappadocia
    Avanos is the town of traditional pottery art, thus. Before your lunch, You will visit one of the family work-shops in Avanos to have some information about the pottery and have a kick-wheel-pottery demonstration. After this cultural experience, you will take your lunch in one of the traditional restaurants in Avanos.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Goreme Open-Air Museum, Merkez, Muze Cd., Goreme 50180 Turkey
    The stop at Goreme Open Air Museum allows you to discover some of the best cave churches of the 530, and kitchens, wineries, storages, living rooms left from Anatolian Christians. Goreme Open Air Museum is listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Pasabag, Urgup Turkey
    You will then stop in Pasabag, where you will see the most interesting fairy chimneys, resembling those seen in the Hobbit and Smurfs.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Uchisar Castle, Uchisar Turkey
    The next stop will be at Uchisar Castle which best point for take photo of Cappadocia.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
    The tour will be finished approx. 04.30pm-05.00pm and we will transfer back you to your hotel.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: You will take your breakfast at hotel. The breakfast time of hotel is between 07.00am and 10.00am.
    • Lunch: You will take your lunch in a traditional local restaurant.
    Accommodation included: Vintage Cave Hotel (or equivalent hotel) at Cappadocia - Cave Boutique Hotel

    Day 3: Horseback Ride - Flight to Izmir - Accommodation at Kusadasi

    Stop At: Cappadocia Horse Farm, Mezarlık Sk. No:3, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
    The horseback rides depend on the weather conditions and your riding experience. Most of rides are around Rose/Red Valleys, Sword Valley, Love Valley and White/Honey Valley – as these are the most beautiful trails to ride and we can reach many remote locations…away from the crowds - with spectacular vistas and amazing views throughout the entire ride.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
    After your horseback ride experience, we will transfer you to Cappadocia airport for your flight to Izmir.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Izmir, Izmir, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
    Upon arrival Izmir, our another driver will meet you there and then transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: You will take your breakfast at hotel.
    Accommodation included: Ilayda Hotel (or equivalent hotel) at Kusadasi - City Hotel

    Day 4: Full-day Ephesus Tour - Flight Back to Istanbul

    Stop At: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast
    After having breakfast at the hotel, we will pick you up from your hotel and then start the full-day Ephesus tour. ** The pick up time is between 08.00am and 09.00am. The exact pick-up time depend the daily organisation timing and location of the hotel of passengers. The local tour operator will inform you exact pick-up time one day before.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk 35100 Turkey
    Your first visit will be the pilgrimage point claimed to be the last home of the Virgin Mary. Once you arrive there you will be thrilled by the natural beauty that surrounds the monument.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
    Your next visit will be the Ephesus Ancient City. Ephesus was one of the most important harbor cities in antique world and also it is mentioned in the book of Revelations as one of the seven churches. Also Celsus Library and theater in Ephesus are the other highlights. In Ephesus you will see, Celcus Library, Temple of Hadrian, the fountain of Trajan and the Theater.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Selcuk, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
    You will take your lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant.
    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Ataturk, Park Ici Yolu No:12, Selcuk Turkey
    The next stop of your tour will be at the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, standing today next to Ephesus antique city.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Isa Bey Mosque, Selcuk Turkey
    You will visit also Isa Bey Mosque, which is a beautiful example of Seljuk Turkish architecture in an atmospheric location. It is the oldest known example of Turkish mosques with a courtyard.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Izmir, Izmir, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
    After you completed your full-day Ephesus tour, we will transfer you to Izmir airport for your flight back to Istanbul.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
    Upon arrival Istanbul, we will meet you at the exit gate of arrival terminal and then transfer back to your hotel in Istanbul.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: You will take your breakfast at hotel. The breakfast time of hotel is between 07.00am and 10.00am.
    • Lunch: You will take your lunch in a traditional local restaurant.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    1: İstanbul, Turkey
    2: Cappadocia, Turkey
    3: Göreme, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
    4: Ürgüp, Nevşehir, Turkey
    5: Avanos, Nevşehir, Turkey
    6: İzmir, Turkey
    7: Selçuk, İzmir, Turkey
    8: Kuşadası, Aydın, Turkey
    Traveler pickup is offered
    The hotel pick-up & drop-off services are valid for the central hotels in Istanbul, and airports of Istanbul. If you would like get the pick-up & drop-off services from the hotels near / outside Istanbul, please ask the availability of this service for your hotel.
    Departure Time :
    4:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The prices of package are valid for accommodation at the double or triple room. If you would like stay at single room, there should be single room supplement cost.
    • Your accommodation will be in Vintage Cave Hotel/Cappadocia & Ilayda Hotel/Kusadasi. If those hotels are not available for standard/superior rooms on your travel dates, the local tour operator can change it to equivalent hotel. The local tour operator will inform you that detail next 72 hours after your booking to this trip.
    • The pick-up time details are approximately. The team of local tour operator will contact you each day for give you information about the exact pick-up time details of next day.
    • The local tour operator will send the e-tickets of your domestic flights six days before of your departure date. Some days, there are no direct flight between Cappadocia and Izmir(Ephesus). That's why, this domestic flight could be a connecting flight if there are no direct flight on your travel date.
    • You will have 15kg luggage + 8kg hand bag quota for each domestic flight. If you will need more luggage capacity, please inform that to us.
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
    • The Standard Balloon Ride has an One-hour approximately flight duration with 20 to 28 people capacity basket. The flight duration could be 50-55 minutes or 65-70 minutes. This situation depend the weather conditions before landing. Total activity duration is approximately 3 hours.
    • Pick-up Time for Hot Air Balloon Ride : Summer (April to October) 03:30am to 05:00am - Winter (November to March) 05:00am to 06:00am. Exact pick-up time will be informed you at the late afternoon one day before.
    • Hot air ballooning is a fully weather-dependent activity and the Civil Aviation Authority determines whether the flight will be held. If your flight is cancelled due to inclement weather conditions, you will be refunded the cost of hot air balloon ride.
    • There are no any guiding service by the licensed tour guide for hot air balloon ride. The staff and pilots will assist you on your balloon ride experience.
    • There are no any guiding service by the licensed tour guide for Horseback Ride. The staff of horse farm will assist you on your experience.
    • The children who 9 years old and under are not allowed for booking to this trip.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Hand sanitizers provided for travellers in cars, restaurants, hotels. Desk/seater plans with Social distancing in restaurants & hotels. Max 60% guest capacity in restaurants & hotels (except small boutique hotels). Hotels will have the Covid-19 accredited certification which confirmed by government.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Turkey Experiences

Activity ID: V-236057P176

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