Jewels of Anatolia
Highlights : Pamukkale,Aphrodisias,Ephesus, Cappadocia
Duration : 5 Nights / 6 Days
This tour covers the popular destinations of our beautiful country.Learn about Turkey’s diverse history and natural wonders in Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia and we should not miss Aphrodisias which is archaeological and historical gem of Turkey .This package is perfect for those travellers who want to experience Turkey in a short time.Tour is private guided tour for each location and operated all year around.
DAY 1 – Flight to Denizli / Pamukkale Tour Breakfast (B) Lunch (L) Dinner (D)
Pick up from hotel and take an early flight to Denizli.Upon your arrival one of our representative will meet you. Drive to Pamukkale. Before we start the tour ,have a breakfast. The tour starts with Hierapolis-Pamukkale. The site is famous for its hot water springs and spectacular travertine hills which are above the plateau where the modern Pamukkale village is located. Your first visit will be Roman Theatre which is incredibly well preserved with the capacity of 20.000 seats.Then we go to Antique Pool (Pools of Cleopatra) . It's the most atmospheric hot spring experience you'll ever have, with fantastic scattering of ancient marble columns in the water. Up to your wish, you can swim in Antique Pool.After the pool, we see Archeology Museum. Proceed to the natural warm water terraces which were formed by running warm water that contains calcium bicarbonate.. You can see the gleaming white Travertine Terraces of Pamukkale, located next to the ruins of Hierapolis.End of the tour . Overnight Pamukkale.
DAY 2 –Aphrodisias Tour (B,L,D)
Check out hotel, depart for Aphrodisias. It is unfortunately a shame that millions of people who visit Pamukkale each year, miss this archaeological and historical gem of Turkey.It has a special place in Turkish archaeology.There are many well protected remains of Aphrodisias.These are the structures such as Tetrapylon,Stadium,The temple of Aphrodite,Baths of Hadrian, The Theatre and Sebasteion .The exceptional artistic quality and the natural beauty of the site deserves utmost care to sustain these qualities.Drive and overnight Kusadasi.
DAY 3 – Ephesus Tour ( B,L,D )
Today ,first we visit for Virgin Mary House.The house on the top of Bulbuldag is believed to be the last home of the Virgin Mary. It is a world-famous place of pilgrimage. When we finish our visit , we proceed for Ephesus which is on the List of World Heritage. Established in 6000 BC, Ephesus was one of the 12 cities of the Ionia and also one of the most magnificent and sophisticated ancient cities. Ephesus was an important center of politics and trade; but what makes it important even today, besides its heritage, is that Christians believe that this is the place where St. John to wrote the gospel and where the Virgin Mary died. That’s why the ancient city is flooded with visitors from all over the Christian.Before going to hotel, see the Temple of Artemis which was one of the seven wonders of ancient world.Overnight Kusadasi.
DAY 4 –Free Day Kusadasi / Flight to Cappadocia (B)
Take a leisure day in Kusadasi. Late afternoon taken to airport for Cappadocia flight.You will greeted by one of our representatives. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight Cappadocia.
DAY 5 - Cappadocia Tour 1 (B,L)
Pick up from your hotel and first have a visit to Mustafapasa,an old Greek town with its spectacular old Greek houses.Keslik Monastery consists of a small church, cells and a frater, the dining room for the monks and a garden outside. Sobesos, to see the ruins of a recently discovered (01 May 2002) ancient Roman and Byzantine city, including some impressive mosaics. Soganli Valley, an Open Air Museum in a wild natural setting near a typical Cappadocian village with its different style Rock-Cut churches and frescoes. Lunch and visit to Kaymakli Underground City, one of the best preserved and most visited underground cities in Cappadocia. End of the tour, overnight Cappadocia.
DAY 6 –Cappadocia Tour 2 (B,L)
Today ,after a leisurely breakfast , lead to Devrent valley. It is one of the most attracting places of Cappadocia Pasabag, which was formerly known as “The Monks Valley”, contains some of the most striking fairy chimneys in Cappadocia with twin and even triple rock caps – formations. Proceed to Avanos (Venessa) the pottery centre of Cappadocia, this village is set on the banks of the Kizilirmak/Red River. Lunch in a local restaurant. Continue to Goreme Open Air Museum. The world’s most important Byzantine cave churches are found in these once remote valleys. Panoramic view point Esentepe, with a spectacular view over Goreme, is next. And Uchisar Castle which is the highest point in Cappadocia.Transfer to Kayseri airport for the evening flight to Istanbul.With your arrival to Istanbul , Your tour will end.
The tour includes ;
Transfers from / to airports with a private van.
Enterance fees to sights as described in the itinerary
Transportation with a private A/C luxury minivan or minibus.
Lunches and dinners as described in the itinerary ( vegetarian meals available - drinks extra)
5 Nights Accommodation with breakfast at 4 or 5 star hotels.
Private tour at all sites with a private licensed tour guide.
Domestic flight tickets as described in the itinerary.If avaible upon request business class flight you can get.
The tour excludes ;
All kinds of drinks.
Non-mandatory but customary tips.
Aruz Travel is proudly a fully licensed travel company working under TURSAB-License No. A-6645.