The Natural Shades of West Anatolia - 14 Days

This amazing 14-day package is for those who come to Turkey for the first time or for those who want to explore in more depth Turkey,

Overview

The Natural Shades of West Anatolia  – 14 days

  • Discover more demands in your limited time
  • Flexibility with and without a tour guide
  • Private or Regular tours, with no hidden costs

Additional activities to do during the tour with extra payment.

  • Paragliding
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • Hammam

TRIP TYPE:  Private / Regular /Group

STARTS: Istanbul

ENDS:  Izmir  / Istanbul

DEPARTS: Daily Full Year

GROUP SIZE: Min 2 / Max 24

HOTEL RATING: 4- star HB

TOUR GUIDE / LANGUAGE: Yes – English

MEALS: Breakfast: 13 / Lunch: 11 / Dinner: 12

GOOD TO KNOW:

  • Please wear comfortable clothes, a hat, sunglasses, and shoes.
  • Take your camera (without professional equipment)

ADDITIONAL INFO

  • Clients must be ready at the departure point 15 minutes before the exact pickup time.
  • If you cannot find the service you need please contact our dedicated team to advise of your requirements.
  • Please take always a passport

Highlights

  • Istanbul, Cappadocia,Konya,Antalya,Pamukkale,Ephesus ,kusadasi,Izmir

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul. Upon our arrival at Istanbul Airport, our professional tour guide will meet with you, greeting you by a board with your name on it. We will provide transportation, and take you to your hotel with comfort and in style. Arrive at your hotel and you will be assisted during your check-in. Today, you can enjoy Istanbul as you wish.

Day 2
Istanbul City Tour

The Istanbul city tour package will start at the Old City after a delicious breakfast. Hippodrome is the main rota that was inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage List in 1985 and the living heritage of both Byzantines and Ottomans can be seen. Around Sultanahmet, The German Fountain -which was gifted by German Emperor Wilhelm II in 1898-, the Obelisk of Theodosius – nearly 3,500 years old, was brought to the Hippodrome by Theodosius from the Temple of Karnak about in 390- can be seen. Serpent Column -considered that it was at the Temple of Apollo in Delphi before- and the Column of Constantine that was brought from Apollon temple in Rome are other highlighted sites of the tour.

Day 3
Bosphorus and Shopping Tour

An amazing Istanbul Bosporus Boat tour will be waiting for you after breakfast. On the shoreline, you will witness the imposing view of old wooden villas, palaces, fortresses, and small fishing villages. The Ottoman palaces Dolmabahce, Yildiz, Ciragan, and Beylerbeyi will admire you by their elegant architecture with a warm welcome. Ortaköy with its iconic view and Rumeli Fortress which is a well-designed military architecture will be next. After a lunch break in a Turkish restaurant the Grand Spiece Bazaar where you can find authentic goods such as Turkish tastes, Turkish coffee, exotic spices, herbs, and handicrafts. The tour ends with transportation to your hotel.

Day 4
Istanbul - Cappadocia

After breakfast transfer to Istanbul airport for the flight to Cappadocia in the morning. After a 1-hour flight arrives in Kayseri. We will start our afternoon tour of Uchisar Citadel. we drive to the Uchisar Rock Castle, which is the highest and the most dominant point, giving us a breathtaking panorama. We end the day visiting Esentepe Windy Hill for the panoramic view and taking photos

Day 5
Cappadocia - Red Tour

After breakfast, we will get to know the Cappadocia region, a volcanic area in which the geological formation started 10 million years ago. As a result of these formations, phallic pillars have come to life. The beautiful horse country Katpatuka, (as the Persians called her) is an unbelievable strip of land, enchanting and mysterious. Cappadocia region is also famous for its arts, including ceramic and carpets. You will be picked up at approximately 09:30 from your hotel to join our regular tour. Tour starts with Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to the 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. The next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go to Pasabagi where you can see three-headed fairy chimneys. After Pasabagi you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. The next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wineshop in Urgup for wine tasting. The last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end early in the evening and you will be returned back to your hotel.

Day 6
Cappadocia Green Tour

Option: Hot air balloon flight above Cappadocia Early morning.
Green Tour
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel. We will drive you to Derinkuyu underground city, one of the best preserved and deepest Underground cities in Cappadocia. Derinkuyu Underground city is 55 meters deep and 8 levels open to visitors. after that, we will drive you to Ihlara valley which is a 16 km long canyon, and both sides are lined with rock-carved churches. We will have a 3 km hike and visit one of the churches in the valley. At the end of the hiking, lunch is served at the Belisirma village beside the river. After lunch we will visit Selime monastery, caved out of the rock by Christian monks in the 13th century On the way back to the hotel we will stop at the pigeon valley.

Day 7
Cappadocia – Konya

After breakfast, departure for Konya. On the way visit the 13th-century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai and arrival in Konya. We will take our Lunch in Konya and start with our visit. The Mevlana Museum and the striking green-tiled mausoleum of Mevlana will take you to the peaceful world of the Sufi sect known as Whirling Dervishes. After our visit, we continue our drive to your hotel.

Day 8
Antalya - Perge, Aspendos, and Kursunlu waterfall

After breakfast, we leave Konya for our drive to Antalya. Private tour of the ruins of Perge, Aspendos, and Kursunlu waterfall. You’ll travel back in time to the days of togas and chariots with this full-day excursion to the ancient sites of Perga and Aspendos. Among the attractions you’ll discover is perhaps the best-preserved Roman theatre of all. What’s more, you’ll also get to visit Kursunlu – home to one of Turkey’s most impressive waterfalls.
First on the history hitlist is the classical city of Perga. This once-bustling Roman port was founded around 1300 BC and was the first stop for St Paul on his missionary journeys around the Mediterranean. Take a guided tour, stepping through the triumphal Roman gate to admire the ruined temples, marketplace, and fountains. It’s then on to Kursunlu falls, one of the largest and most beautiful waterfalls in Turkey, before enjoying lunch on the bank of the river.
Next, we go to Aspendos to see one of the best-preserved theatres from antiquity. Built 2,000 years ago into a steep hillside and big enough for 15,000 spectators, its perfect acoustics mean that it’s still used for operas and concerts today. To round off the day, you’ll visit the Seljuk Bridge. At the end of the day, we drive you back to your hotel

Day 9
Antalya – St. Nicholas – Myra – Kekova – Kalkan

After breakfast, we will drive to the south to Mediterranean untouched bays. Visit St. Nicholas and stop in Kekove to take a private boat to Sunken City and Simena. After a delicious fish lunch in a village drive to Kalkan through the famous Kas and Kaputas beaches. Arrival at Kalkan. Overnight in Patara.

Day 10
Kalkan – Pamukkale

After breakfast, we start our day with a morning visit to Patara’s ancient city and swim on Patar beach. in the afternoon relaxed we will have a Drive to Pamukkale, Once arrived in Pamukkale the rest of the day is yours.

Day 11
Pamukkale Tour

Option. Paragliding or Hot Air Balloon flight above Pamukkale
After breakfast, the discovery of Travertine terraces and Hierapolis. The travertine terraces at Pamukkale are one of the most spectacular natural wonders we ever have seen from various mineral springs in a vast white cliff side, about 200 m overlooking the plain,calcite-laden waters have dripped down over a series of terraced levels
and created a fairyland of bizarre solidified cascades and shell-shaped basins. It looks like creations from snow or like balls from cotton, which
gave the scenery the Turkish name Pamukkale (cotton castle): “Pamuk” for cotton and “kale” for the castle. Moreover, the water in the basins is changing its color according to how the light enters. Overnight Pamukkale.

Day 12
Pamukkale – Aphrodisias – Sirince

After breakfast, we will Drive to Sirince, and on the way, visit Aphrodisias. The city of Aphrodisias was once a prosperous metropolis that primarily worshipped the goddess, Aphrodite. The city had many master craftsmen, and the city had some of the most beautiful statues and decorations. Due to the quality of the work and a large amount of marble nearby the temple to Aphrodite was once a breathtaking place of worship. After the tour, we drive to Sirince. Afternoon arrival to Sirince village. Check into Nisanyan Evleri. walk into the narrow streets, and meet with local people. Taste different kinds of fruit wines. Overnight in Sirince.

Day 13
Ephesus – Sirince

After breakfast drive to Ephesus where We will spend several hours walking in the footsteps of Alexander the Great, Caesar, Cicero, Apostles Paul and John, and many other familiar historical names. The recently opened Slope Houses where the wealthiest Romans lived are an excellent example of sensitive excavation and presentation. The mosaics and frescos are spectacular. Tradition has it that Virgin Mary was brought here by St John after the Crucifixion and lived her final years near the city of Ephesus on an isolated mountaintop. A lovely chapel is constructed on the site tended by Franciscans and open to visitors. It has been designated a pilgrimage site by the Pope, Basilica of St. John, and Ephesus museum before the drive back to Sirince.

Day 14

After breakfast transfer to Izmir airport where you can catch your flight To Istanbul or back home.

Included Services

  • • Accommodations
  • • Mentioned National Flights
  • • All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary in private
  • • Transfer service during tours
  • • Airport transfers
  • • Transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
  • • Accommodation included dinner

Excluded Services

  • • Beverage during the tour
  • • Tips to the guide and driver
  • • Personal expenses
  • • Additional tours
  • • Visits and services not mentioned in the itinerary
How Can I Book This Tour ?

Please fill out the booking request form. Our team will get back to you. The tour will be confirmed by the Excursions Finder sales department at the reception of the online booking or online payment. Please provide always all the correct information for easy processing.

Reservations and payments?

For Direct Customers
There are so many adventures waiting for you, by reservation, 50% of the total cost is due once the trip and cost have been approved by both parties. The full amount may also be paid at this time. The remaining balance is due upon arrival/check-in. This applies to any of the seasons and guarantees the trip.

For Travel Agencies
We require full payment of the tour at the time of reservation once the trip and cost have been approved by both Excursions Finder and the Travel Agency. This applies to any of the seasons and guarantees the blocking of the trip.

Cancellation Policy

The deadline for canceling a reservation is as follows:
If payment is made and the customer, due to outside circumstances, cannot make the trip, the reservation can be postponed, without penalty charges, and can be rescheduled at a later date. No changes can be made to the original reservation upon rescheduling.

Deadlines for cancellation with a refund: One (1) week prior to the date of your tour
Last Minute Cancelations
Full payments or deposits will not be reimbursed for last-minute cancellations by either direct customers or travel agencies.
No Show
In the event of a No-Show by either a Direct Customer or Travel Agency, no refund shall be given.
In case of fortuitous events or Acts of God, management will assess the situation and decide upon a course of action. If a reimbursement or discount is agreed upon, the amount will return within the time specified by management. The Direct Customer or Travel Agency is responsible for all/any bank charge that may apply to the transaction.

Methodes of Payment

Reservations will be guaranteed within the down payment for Direct Customers or full payment for Travel Agencies. We accept electronic money transfers, bank deposits, and all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club.

Payment can be made by sending a scanned copy or clear photo of the deposit slip to [email protected] or WhatsApp at +905323959925 along with the following information:
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For reservations during High Season, fifteen (15) business days are required to allow for payment processing after the final quote is agreed upon.
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Refunds

The process for refunding a deposit is as follows:
In the event of a refund, the Direct Customer or Travel Agency is responsible for covering any bank charges. 10% of the total payment will be withheld to cover this cost.
The Customer or Travel Agency must submit a written request for a refund along with the reason(s) for the reservation cancellation. Please specify the account number to which the money shall be refunded and the name under which the reservation was made.
Please allow 5 to 8 business days to process the refund request.
If the cancellation of the reserve corresponds to an event, it will be done according to the specifications and conditions agreed by both parties in the contract.

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The Natural Shades of West Anatolia