Turkish Explorer

Uchisar, Turkey. One of the landmark villages of Cappadocia.

Tour Highlights: City tour of Istanbul, Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, optional hot air balloon over Cappadocia, Göreme, Cotton Fortress and the white calcium cascades at Pamukkale, Hierapolis spa

Departures: All Year Round

Duration: 8 Days & 7 Nights

Cost: From $

 DAY 1 – Istanbul

Arrival and transfer to hotel.

DAY 2 – Istanbul

Istanbul Full day tour to include Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar. Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B

DAY 3 – Istanbul – Ankara

This morning you may enjoy an optional tour of St. Sophia Mosque and Bosphorus cruise. Afternoon departure for Ankara around 3pm and late arrival at Ankara. BD

DAY 4 – Ankara – Cappadocia

Morning departure to see the Hittite artifacts in the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, father of modern Turkey. Drive to Cappadocia, touring a 13th century caravan inn en route. Overnight in Cappadocia. BD

DAY 5 – Cappadocia

Early Morning Optional tour: Hot Air Balloon ride over Cappadocia. Experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves as the sun rises over Cappadocia. After breakfast, visit Göreme, Avanos, Pasabagi, Red Valley, and enjoy a brief regional pottery workshop in a local cave. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. BD

DAY 6 – Cappadocia – Pamukkale

Drive to Pamukkale, en route visiting the famous mausoleum of the Sufi philosopher Mevlana. Drive to Pamukkale, dinner and overnight in Pamukkale. BD

DAY 7 – Pamukkale – Marmaris or Antalya

Early morning visit to the unique Cotton Fortress and the white calcium cascades at Pamukkale, and also pay a visit to one of the first spa centers of the ancient world at Hierapolis. Transfer to Marmaris and overnight. BD

DAY 8 – Marmaris – Return

Transfer to pier for ferry to Rhodes or beyond. B

Note: Many other hotels are available. Please contact Touchdown Tours if you have a specific preference.



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