Pamukkale and Ephesus 2-Day Excursion From Istanbul.


What to expect during your Pamukkale – Ephesus Excursion?

Visit two of the most important archeological and natural locations in Turkey during your stay in Istanbul with this amazing 2-day excursion.  Pamukkale and Ephesus 2-Day Excursion From Istanbul is the best option for those who want to visit both cities during their short stay in Turkey. It is also the perfect way to do some extra activities that are still on your bucket lists such as Paragliding or Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon.


This amazing Pamukkale and Ephesus 2-day excursion begin in Istanbul with pick up at your hotel early in the morning and brings you from your hotel in Istanbul towards to airport. From there, you will catch your flight to Denizli airport. At Denizli Airport our driver or our tour guide will welcome you at the exit of the Airport and drive you towards Pamukkale. During the first day of this excursion, you will visit the most notable sites in Pamukkale.

Pamukkale hot springs aren’t the only springs in the region. In this tour, our first destination will be another hot spring pool in the village of Karahayit. Our tour begins with a visit to Karahayit’s famous water springs named red spring. Because of the high percentage of iron content in the water, the small cliffs are red in color. You can kick off your sandals and paddle into the hot waters. Please remember that the water is burning hot. Our next destination will be the North Gate of Hierapolis. You will discover the history of Hierapolis. You will see the Necropolis, Baths and the Basilica, Frontinius Gate, Frontinius Street, Byzantine Gate, Latrine, the Triton Fountain, and the Temple of Apollo, the ancient theater.
Our guide will give you enough time then we will enter the Cleopatra pool, where Cleopatra has taken her beauty and our guide will provide you with free time to swim and take photographs. Keep in mind the Cleopatra Pool is not free to swim, you need to pay an additional fee that can be paid at the entrance of the Cleopatra Pool. In the Cleopatra pool, we will relax our bodies and add a little sparkle to our beauty, and we will leave to see the Travertines, one of the most famous places. We will bring you together with the calcium-formed white cliffs that are described as the largest unique white paradise in the world. You will be able to spend an hour freely on the Travertines. Enjoy the combination of naturally formed white cliffs and hot water ponds here. We will have our lunch in a typical Turkish restaurant.
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to Kusadasi, where you will arrive in the early evening to spend the night.

The second day of the excursion begins with breakfast at the hotel. Then, you will be transferred to the ancient city of Ephesus. Ephesus as we know it today was the second-largest city after Rome and one of the most important trade and political centers. Nowadays, it is characterized as a UNESCO site of cultural heritage. Ephesus has a lot of structures to observe and interesting history to learn. However, the most impressive highlight is the Temple of Artemis which used to be there. This temple is characterized as one of the wonders of the ancient world. Visitors are currently able to see just the ruins of this temple.

After this first part of the excursion, we will have a lunch break and then the excursion continues with a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary. Situated in a picturesque and charming landscape, this house is the one where Virgin Mary spent her last days. This location is very important for the Christian population and receives many visitors every year. Admire the serenity of the setting and learn the history of this site during your time there.

The last stop of the Ephesus tour will be made at the Isabey Mosque. It is one of the most important structures of the period of Principalities and demonstrates a rare Turkish-Anatolian architectural design.

At the end of the day, your guide and driver will transfer you to Izmir airport. You will embarque and you will fly back to Istanbul. In Istanbul, our driver will pick you up at the exit of the airport. and ride you back to your hotel in Istanbul.

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Pamukkale and Ephesus 2-Day Excursion From Istanbul.

STARTS: Istanbul Hotels

ENDS: Istanbul Hotels

DEPARTS: Daily Full Year

GROUP SIZE: Min 2 / Max 30 PAX




  • Towels, Swimming Costumes, Sun Cream, Sun Glasses, Camera, Comfortable Clothing, Comfortable Shoes, Hat, and Overnight Bag.
  • Children will be asked to present their valid passports at the entrance of the museums in order to validate their age.
  • Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or Efe Boutique Hotel or Carina Hotel or Derici Hotel or similar.
  • This Tour is Not Suitable For Guests With Walking Difficulties.
  • Flight Times Are Subject to Availability.
Day 1
Excursion Pamukkale From Istanbul

Flight to Denizli Airport: On the day of this tour, early in the morning, a vehicle will drive you from your hotel in Istanbul towards the airport. After a 1-hour flight, you will arrive at Denizli airport.
The first stop of this tour will take place at Karahayit Red Springs. The temperature of the water is above the average water temperature of other hot springs in Pamukkale. After that, you will continue with some sightseeing in the area. More precisely, you will visit the ancient city of Hierapolis and learn interesting facts about the history of this place. During antiquity, Hierapolis used to be a healing and spiritual center due to the hot springs that the area has. Nowadays, visitors can observe the ancient theatre, a necropolis, the Roman baths, and other interesting structures of the settlement. After that visit, you will discover the amazing pools of Pamukkale where you will get the time to take amazing pictures and take a bath in the natural pools. A lunch break follows at a local restaurant in order to enjoy a tasty meal and relax after your tour.
During the afternoon, the bus will drive you towards Kusadasi in order to spend your night at a hotel.

Day 2
Ephesus Return back to Istanbul

The 2nd day of this excursion After breakfast and check out from the rooms, you will get ready for an amazing excursion in Ephesus.
The first stop of the day will be in the ancient city of Ephesus. During antiquity, Ephesus was the second largest city after Rome and one of the most important ones in terms of trade and culture. An interesting highlight is that the Temple of Artemis used to be there during ancient times. The temple is one of the wonders of the ancient world but nowadays, visitors can observe just a few ruins.
After that, you will visit another important site, the House of the Virgin Mary. Surrounded by the serenity of nature, this house was the one where Virgin Mary spent her last days.
The last stop of the day will be the Isabey Mosque. This mosque is one of the most important ones in the area an example of Turkish Anatolian architecture as it features an interesting and impressive design. During the afternoon, at the end of the excursion, we will drive you toward Izmir airport. From there, you will fly back to Istanbul.
At Istanbul Airport you will be transferred to your hotel.

Included Services

  • • Two-Way Flight Tickets
  • • Hotel Accommodation 1 Night BB
  • • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • • Hotel Transfers
  • • Mentioned Meals
  • • Full Insurance

Excluded Services

  • • Dinners - Beverage during the tour
  • • Tips to the guide&driver(optional)
  • • Pictures and videos
  • • Personal expenses
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:
Company Name or Individual holder of the reservation
Names of those in party
NIT or identity card
City of issue of the document
Residence address
Telephone number

After verifying the information, our sales staff will book the reservation.
For reservations during High Season, fifteen (15) business days are required to allow for payment processing after the final quote is agreed upon.
For reservations during the Low Season, five (5) business days are required to allow for payment processing after the final quote is agreed upon.
All confirmed reservations with our office, for both Travel Agencies and Direct Customers, will be sent an e-mail containing the trip description, the total cost with the down payment reflected, and a copy of our company policy in regards to cancellation, no show, date changes, etc.


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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Pamukkale and Ephesus 2-Day Excursion From Istanbul.
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