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Istanbul: 8-Day Cappadocia, Ephesus, Konya, Pamukkale Tour

1. Istanbul: 8-Day Cappadocia, Ephesus, Konya, Pamukkale Tour

Discover the highlights of Turkey on a guided 8-day sightseeing tour. See the best of Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Konya. Visit the famous sites of Ephesus, Pammukale, and the Devrent Valley. Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul Arrive at Istanbul Airport (IST) or SAW airport where the tour representative will meet you with your name sign and private transfer to the hotel for your overnight stay in Istanbul. Day 2: Full-Day Istanbul Tour with Breakfast After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of Istanbul. Visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping and spend the night in Istanbul. The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays so the Spice Market will be visited instead. Day 3: Istanbul – Izmir – Ephesus Tour – Kusadasi with Breakfast and Dinner Start day 3 with early morning pickup from the hotel and transfer to Istanbul IST or SAW airport for your flight to Izmir. Arrive at Izmir Airport and be met by your tour guide. Drive to Ephesus and see the Artemis Temple before continuing to Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionia (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor). After Ephesus, visit the House of the Virgin Mary. This house is located in the Aladag Mountains 5 miles from Ephesus. Then drive to Kusadasi to stay overnight. Day 4: Kusadasi – Pamukkale Tour with Breakfast and Dinner Drive to Pamukkale to visit the Travertines, white terraces, and Hierapolis ancient city. Stay overnight in a Thermal Hotel. Day 5: Pamukkale – Cappadocia Cave Hotel with Breakfast Drive to Cappadocia which will be approximately 8 hours of driving. Visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the worldwide famous mystic, and Sultanhani Caravanserai, a roadside inn where travelers could rest Overnight in Cappadocia in a cave hotel. Day 6: Cappadocia Tour Cave Hotel with Breakfast See the Three Sisters Fairy Chimneys in Urgup. Then, visit Kaymakli Underground City. Visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum Continue to Uchisar Rock Castle to have a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. Spend the night in a traditional Cappadocia cave hotel. This day includes an optional hot air ballooning experience during sunrise. Day 7: Full-Day Cappadocia Tour - Istanbul with Breakfast In the morning, admire the lunar landscape of the Devrent Valley. Stop at Avanos, the center of terra cotta works of art since 3000 BC, and enjoy a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop. Transfer to the airport for your domestic flight from Kayseri to Istanbul and then head to your hotel for an overnight stay. Day 8: Home with Breakfast After breakfast check out from the hotel and relax with a private transfer to the airport. Depends upon flights/hotel availabilities, reverse (Istanbul-Capp.-Pamukkale-Ephesus-Izmir-Istanbul) can be organized.

Side: Jeep Safari Adventure with Boat Trip & Waterfall Visit

2. Side: Jeep Safari Adventure with Boat Trip & Waterfall Visit

Take a journey from Side and learn about traditional Turkish culture. Drive around some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Southern Mediterranean area of Turkey. Travel on and off-road on a Jeep, and cross rivers in your vehicle. Try local Turkish foods and teas, and take in an Islamic mosque. Start your tour by boarding your Jeep. Next, meet up with your group and drive as a fleet across rivers, rough roads, and along the mountains. Stop for lunch and tea at a local Turkish town. Once you’re refreshed, continue to the Oymapınar Dam, a stunning arch dam on the Manavgat River. Use this view as a prologue to your next views at Green Lake, a beautiful place to swim. Enjoy a boat tour of the lake, and enjoy a snack at a restaurant near the lake before getting ready to head back in your Jeep. Before you get back to Side, take a quick stop at a mosque to see where the Islamic religion lives. After, relax on your return journey with drop-off at your hotel.

Konya: City Tour with Lunch

3. Konya: City Tour with Lunch

Learn about the life and times of the great Sufi mystic Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi on this guided tour of the sacred city of Konya. Immerse yourself in Rumi's teachings and learn more about many of his most trusted advisors and companions as you wander through the streets of his home town. After getting picked up from your hotel, pay a visit to one of Turkey's most hauntingly beautiful dervish lodges and prepare to be amazed at the Mosque of Aladdin, which contains one of the oldest Minbars/pulpits in the entire country. Later, wander through the charming streets of the village of Sille where Turks and Greeks lived side by side for over 800 years. Finally, travel back in time at the Byzantine Church of Agia Eleni before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

From Antalya-Alanya: 2-Day Cappadocia Sightseeing Tour

4. From Antalya-Alanya: 2-Day Cappadocia Sightseeing Tour

Explore Cappadocia on a 2-day tour from Antalya or Alanya. See the famous Uchisar Castle, explore the Devrent Valley's fairy chimneys, and see the Stone Church, cut out of the cliffs. Day 1Begin with a hotel pickup and head for Cappadocia. Take a break along the way for breakfast (not included). Once you arrive in Cappadocia, head to Saratli Kirkgoz Underground City. Explore the small and narrow rooms and corridors and learn about this city's fascinating history. Next, visit Göreme Open-Air Museum (entrance not included). Marvel at the rock-cut churches, chapels, and monasteries. After exploring, enjoy lunch near Uchisar Castle (not included). Next, Devrent Valley and Pasabag Valley, also known as the Monks Valley. As you explore the valleys, marvel at the dainty fairy chimneys dotted throughout. Continue to the Kizilirmak (Red River) for relaxing, scenic views. After the river, stop at a local pottery shop. See how the potters create their pottery by hand. Continue to an onyx manufacturer and learn the fascinating production process. Finish your evening with dinner at the hotel. Day 2Enjoy breakfast in the hotel before heading to Göreme to visit the famous Stone Church. Next, explore Love Valley and snap a photo of its many fairy chimneys. Have lunch in Konya (not included) before heading back to your original pickup point.

Side: Green Canyon Boat Tour with Lunch and Drinks

5. Side: Green Canyon Boat Tour with Lunch and Drinks

After pickup from your hotel in Side, drive to Oymapınar Dam to take photos. Then, continue to Green Canyon. Upon arrival, board a boat tour to take in the beautiful scenery of the lake. Stop to go swimming in the turquoise water. After the boat trip, enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant. Choose from meatballs, chicken or fish, served with rice and salad. For drinks, choose from tea, coffee, mineral water, and various soft drinks. After lunch, try a spot of fishing on the lake. You will then start the 2-hour return journey by boat back to the bus. Along the way, make another stop to go swimming and cool down in the refreshing water. You will then be dropped off back at your hotel in Side.

Daily Boat Trip to Antalya Lower Düden Waterfall

6. Daily Boat Trip to Antalya Lower Düden Waterfall

Full day boat tour in Antalya lower Düden waterfall and Antalya bay Boat tour at Antalya duden waterfall, including hotel pick-up and drop-off, and lunch on the boat. Join the nearest boat tour from Antalya city and experience swimming in Antalya lower Düden waterfall. Enjoy swimming in Antalya lower Düden waterfall. Because the name of the region is Lara Karpuzkaldıran, Lower Düden Waterfall is also called Karpuzkaldıran Waterfall. In addition, this waterfall is also called Düden Coastal Waterfall in some sources because it is the continuation of the upper Düden Waterfall and is on the seaside. Lower Düden, or Karpuzkaldıran Waterfall, as it is known locally, is a wonderful sightseeing spot that should be seen by everyone who crosses the road from Antalya with its breathtaking view. Lower Düden (Karpuzkaldıran) Waterfall is the only waterfall in Turkey that pours into the sea from 45 meters. The water flows very heavily in all seasons. Due to the refraction of the sun's rays in the Lower Düden waterfall, it is possible to see rainbows every hour of every day. We started our boat tour near Kundu Titanic Mardan palace hotel apx 10:00am and after about 1 hour and 30 minutes journey towards Kundu Lara, 1 hour swimming break at Antalya lower Düden (Karpuzkaldıran) waterfall and then lunch here. In our lunch menu that we will take on our boat, there will be grilled chicken breast and meatballs, as well as spaghetti, seasonal salad, haydari and fruit. After the meal, following the Antalya cliffs, we will sail to the Mediterranean Sea in search of sea turtles (caretta caretta) and Mediterranean dolphins. 2nd swimming break will be around 30 minutes in the area where the caretta sea turtles live, and then our boat tour will end at approximately 15:00 - 15:30. Enjoy swimming in the clear waters of the Mediterranean with Antalya boat tours. Experience an enjoyable boat tour with the possibility of swimming twice, while enjoying the view of Antalya from the Antalya bay with this enjoyable boat tour that lasts about 6 hours. Enjoy a delicious lunch on the boat on the Antalya daily boat tour. Lunch with chicken, meatballs, spaghetti, salad, tzatziki and fruit, and soft drinks are included in the price. You can also get the chance to see large sea turtles (Caretta Caretta) and Mediterranean dolphins on the boat tour. Antalya Cliffs The Cliffs region, which has been formed as a result of the crashing waves for centuries and is also called the "waterside race", is one of the interesting attractions of Antalya. The cliffs between the two big beaches of the city center, Lara and Konyaaltı, have a dazzling view with their natural beauties. Antalya lower Düden pours into the Mediterranean from 45 meters high cliffs.

Manavgat: Guided Aqueduct, Waterfall & Green Lake Tour

7. Manavgat: Guided Aqueduct, Waterfall & Green Lake Tour

Discover the southern Turkish city of Manavgat and its longstanding history on this guided tour. Visit a local mosque, the Manavgat Waterfall, the Roman aqueducts, Green Lake, and Oymapınar Dam. Start the tour with a pickup from your hotel and head to a local mosque. Learn about the local culture and beliefs before driving to the Manavgat Waterfall. Discover the small but picturesque waterfall and the clear blue-green waters below.  Head to the historical Roman aqueducts and visit an old village house. Reach the man-made Green Lake and witness its incredible green waters. Take in the peace and quiet of the area. Enjoy lunch at the Green Lake restaurant which has a perfect panorama view to take in the scenery. Use your free time to enjoy water sports like swimming or fishing. Take a photo break at the Oymapınar Dam for a spectacular view of the Green Canyon. Explore an orange garden before returning to your accommodation.

Ankara: Guided Walking Tour

8. Ankara: Guided Walking Tour

Join your guide as you set out to discover Ankara. Visit the city's most charming neighborhoods and see the Alâeddin Mosque, the oldest mosque in Ankara. Hear fascinating facts and intriguing tales as you explore Ankara with your guide. Find out what makes this city unique and what life is like for the locals who call it home.

From Belek: Jeep Safari Trip Around Green Canyon & Waterfall

9. From Belek: Jeep Safari Trip Around Green Canyon & Waterfall

Pickup from hotels in Belek area by air-conditioned bus. Travel to Side area and meet the group in Side area. Take your seat in Jeeps and follow the convoy. Make your way to your first stop an old village house where you can sample traditional Turkish snack "gözleme". Stop for photos at the Roman aqueducts on your way to Oymapınar Dam. Here, admire the panoramic views of the Green Canyon. And then stop at the Green Lake, where you will be stopping for lunch. After lunch start your boat trip at the Green Lake. Take swim breaks during 1 hour boat trip. After boat trip, get an off-road experience as you explore the Taurus Mountains. Visit to Manavgat Waterfall about 20 minutes on the return way. Then meet the drop-off service at the meeting point by Jeeps and return to your hotel by air-conditioned bus.

Alanya: Green Canyon Boat Trip With Lunch and Drinks

10. Alanya: Green Canyon Boat Trip With Lunch and Drinks

Enjoy an epic day surrounded by the natural beauty of the Green Canyon. You’ll explore the area by boat and swim in the clear waters of the lake. Relax or give fishing a try, and enjoy a traditional meal for lunch. After pickup from your hotel in the Alanya area, you’ll first stop at the Oymapinar Dam to take photos. It’s then on to the incredible Green Canyon. Once there, you’ll board a boat, ready to take in the beautiful scenery. Stop for a swim or some fishing on the lake. After the boat trip, you’ll enjoy a traditional lunch at a nearby restaurant.  The boat ride then continues for the 2-hour journey back to the bus – but along the way, there’ll be another stop for refreshing swimming. Finally, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 127 reviews

The trip was one of the best planned trips I have ever been on, in the 12+ countries I've visited. Excellent planning, time management, hotels, professional service and food across cities. I'd especially like to say special thanks to our professional tour guides, Gurkan Nakipoglu and Layla Yasar who made the experience extremely memorable. In particular, Gurkan was with us from Izmir through Cappadocia and really provided most valuable information about the history, culture, and curated the type of places we visited. It opened our minds beyond the basic info we had about Turkiye. Similarly Layla's insights on Istanbul and the history of the country was quite enriching. A trip to a country with such great history and culture, is incomplete without gaining such insight and knowledge. Thank you again!! Cheers, Neeraja

The drive from Antalya is very long and tiring. You first collect other participants to Side, and then change to a big bus. In the evening you reach the hotel, which is more than adequate for 2 nights. The absolute highlight and despite the additional costs not being cheap, the balloon flight is an absolute must. Will remain one of our most beautiful travel moments and we have already experienced and seen a lot in the world. An extra compliment to Metin the tour guide! He lives his job and inspires you all day long with his knowledge, commitment and wit. Fluent in English, German and Russian. Conclusion: very long and exhausting journey, but the hardships are worth it. We can only warmly recommend the tour.

Everything went so well! We just came home from one fantastic 8 days toru around in Turkey! It all went so smooth from pick up in the airport to we where driven back to the airport. We had few problems with lugguage and a credit card swallowed by a machine - and the guide was so helpful with contacting airport and bank. We had a driver there was so relaxed so there was absolutly no stress when we where on the road. We had one guide in Istanbul and one guide the rest of the tour and both guides where so knowing and at the same time with respect for alone time. We can only recommend this tour to others!

The trip was worth the money, everything was well organized, the guide was very nice and explained a lot about the tour. A lot was also said about Turkey in general. With the balloon ride, which I booked 2 days before with your Turkish partner, it also worked great. The only thing I have to complain about is the balloon ride was very expensive 280 online and on the bus it was already 300 euros per person

Great tour! We had amazing guides and drivers, and felt like we had a good amount of time in each city and location. The tour never felt rushed and everything was organized in advance and ran very smoothly. Would recommend!