Turkey Travel Itinerary 10 Days
Day 1 -Arrival in Istanbul
Arrival in Istanbul and transfer airport. Free time at your own pace and relax. Overnight in Istanbul.
Note:If your arrival time is around noon time, then we can also arrange Derwish Dance ceremony(1 hour) participation or night cruise with dinner on the Bosphorus strait(3 hours) with additional cost.
Day 2 Istanbul City Tour Travel to Cappadocia
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out from your room and leave the luggages in the hotel reception before pick up from your hotel. Spend the full day to explore Istanbul by guided walking city tour in historical peninsula of Istanbul. We will visit Hippodrome, Blue Mosque(Sultanahmet), Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace(Closed on Tuesdays) and finish in Grand Bazaar. Return to our hotel and drive to airport for your evening flight to Cappadocia. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 3 Cappadocia Tours and Hot Air Balloon Tour
After breakfast, we will visit the perfect Cappadocia with a south/north combination excursion, surrounded by nature and authentic art. Its landscape is formed three million years ago by lava driven by the volcanoes Erciyes and Hasan. We will also have the chance to visit the cave churches and their outstanding frescoes in the museum of Goreme. We will stop to contemplate the fabulous landscapes and the fortress of Uchisar presents us. During the afternoon we will have lunch and visit the popular town of Avanos. Then visit one of the thirty-six underground cities of Cappadocia, formed by Hittites and later by former Christian refugees. Finally, we will make a regular visit to the carpet, onyx and turquoise stones workshops, a place of maximum quality and economic prices. Dinner, transfer to hotel and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 4- Cappadocia Konya Pamukkale Travel
Breakfast at the hotel and depart in the morning. Our first destination will be Konya, the capital of the Seljuk Sultans in the 11th century. We will visit the place where the caravans of camels stopped in the route of the silk; the Seljuk Caravanserai Sultanhan. We will also see the Mausoleum of the popular poet Mevlana Rumi and taste the local cuisine for our lunch. Continue driving the route to Pamukkale, the “Cotton Castle”. Check in our hotels. Dinner at the hotel. You can relax in hot springs of your thermal hotels. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 5 Pamukkale-Ephesus and Bodrum
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out to visit Pamukkale, spectacular place unique in the world. We will know the ancient Hierapolis and its ruins of the Roman Empires as well as the Necropolis that contains more than 150,000 tombs. Lunch in restaurant. Drive to Ephesus for 3,5 hour, one of the most cosmopolitan and architecturally valued places in Turkey. We will visit Temple of Hadrian, Trajan’s Temple, Theatre, Celsus Library, The Church of the Virgin Mary were held the Third Ecumenical Council in year 431, among others. Visit of the Basilica of St. John, where St. John the Evangelist was buried. Visit of the House of the Virgin Mary, a place appreciated by the pilgrimage. Transfer to Bodrum in the evening. Overnight in Bodrum.
Full Pension Blue Cruise with gulet yachts for 4 Days Marmaris and Bodrum. But we can also arrange Fethiye to Olympos as well instead of this cruise itinerary.
Day 6-Embark the Cruise Ship
Breakfast at the hotel and have a short walk in Bodrum until your embarkation in the afternoon, known as Halicarnasus, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, where Herodotus was born and King Mausolos was buried. Embark the Gulet yacht and dinner and overnight in Bodrum onboard.
Day 7 Bodrum-Cokertme Bay(Full Pension)
Early in the morning we will head to Çokertme Bay, on the Gulf of Gokova. During the tour we can enjoy the chromatic changes that teach us the deep and clear waters of the Gulf, from a deep blue to a perfect turquoise. We will spend the night aboard.
Day 8 Cokertme-Akbuk- Sogut
Continue along the Gulf of Gokova. We will observe how the colors of the vegetation that limits the coast, presents / displays smooth green shades. When the afternoon arrives, the sea reflects the silhouettes of the mountains facing the setting sun, while at dusk it shines with fluorescence. Full Pension onboard.
Day 9 Sogut-Cleopatra Island and English Harbour
We will travel by boat to the island of Kleopatra via Sogut, where it will be possible to bathe in the cave of the mineral waters that flow from the rocks and which are worth to beautify. We will arrive at the English Harbor, a small bay hidden between a pine forest and the Kiran mountains. We will spend the night aboard.
Day 10- Karacasogut- Marmaris
Breakfast onboard and transfer to Dalaman Airport. Flight to Istanbul. End of our services.
Price: 1.190 USD per person in double and 150 USD per person for Hot Air Balloon Trip
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