3 Days Cappadocia and Pamukkale Tour from Istanbul by Plane & Bus

(33 customer reviews)

$529.00 per person

Immerse yourself in Turkey’s awe-inspiring wonders on this 3-day tour from Istanbul to Cappadocia and Pamukkale. Explore ancient dwellings at the Zelve Open-Air Museum, marvel at the Fairy Chimneys, and soak in Pamukkale’s thermal waters. With accommodations, transfers, intercity bus rides, domestic flights, and local guides included, your journey through Turkey’s rich history and natural beauty is just a booking away.

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Day 1: Fly to Kayseri/Nevsehir from Istanbul – North Cappadocia Tour

You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul around 4:00 am and will be transferred to the domestic airport for your flight from Istanbul to Kayseri or Nevsehir between 6:00 – 7:30 am. Upon arrival at Kayseri or Nevsehir airport, you will be picked up and transferred to Cappadocia. In Cappadocia, you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your full-day tour of North Cappadocia. Your tour will start with a visit to the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Next, you will visit the Pasabag Valley (Monks Valley) to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After this visit, you will drive to the city of Avanos. After lunch, you will visit the Zelve Open Air Museum in Cappadocia. The museum features a series of carved caves and ancient churches, providing a glimpse into the region’s monastic history. Finally, towards the end of the day tour before returning to your hotel, you will have around 15 minutes to take panoramic pictures of the natural Castle of Uchisar. (Note: Entry to the interior of Uchisar Castle is not permitted. However, the surrounding area is open for panoramic views and photography. Thank you for your understanding). After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in.

Optionally, attend a traditional Turkish Night show with dinner.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Lunch
  • Accommodation: Heaven Cave House OR Zula Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel or Romantic Cave Hotel or similar (Standard quality).

Day 2: South Cappadocia Tour – Overnight bus from Cappadocia to Pamukkale

For an additional option, you can book an early morning hot air balloon ride and enjoy breathtaking aerial views of the valleys. Please be aware that this activity comes at an extra cost.

After breakfast at the hotel around 9:30 am, you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full-day tour of South Cappadocia. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. Your tour will begin with a visit to the Red Valley where you will be able to explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike approximately 5 km through the Rose Valley (Gulludere Vadisi). Next, you will visit Cavusin Village which is famous for its houses and churches of Christian Clergymen. We will take a break for lunch around noon. After lunch, you will drive to the Pigeon Valley (Guvercinlik Vadisi). In the afternoon you will visit the Kaymakli Underground City or Ozkonak Underground City where early Christians lived. This will be the end of your full-day tour.

After the tour, you will travel overnight to Pamukkale in a non-smoking, fully air-conditioned local bus departing the bus station at approximately 9:00 pm. The total duration of travel will be 10 hours. There will be three breaks on the way to Pamukkale for your personal needs.

  • Overnight Bus to Pamukkale
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: No accommodation is included on this day

Day 3: Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) Tour – Fly back to Istanbul

Upon your arrival at the Pamukkale / Denizli main bus station between 05:30 – 06:00, you will be taken to a 2-star hotel in Pamukkale to freshen up and have breakfast before the start of the full-day Pamukkale tour. There will be no stay in the hotel room. After freshening up and breakfast, you will meet the rest of the group in the hotel lobby to join the tour. Around 09:30 am you will be picked up from the hotel to begin your guided tour of the Pamukkale and Hierapolis area with a professional licensed tour guide. Around 10:00 am you will visit the first destination of Karahayit to see the Red Spring Waters. After Karahayit we will drive to Pamukkale and begin the visit to the ancient city of Hierapolis around 10:30 am. The highlights of Hierapolis are Necropolis, Roman Baths, Domitian Gate, Latrina, Oil Factory, Frontinious Street, Agora, Byzantium Gate, Triton Fountain, Cathedral, Apollon Temple, Plutonium, Theater, and Cleopatra Antique Pools. You will also be able to take some photos from the nicest corners of Pamukkale. Around 12:30 pm you will be given some free time for approximately 60 minutes to explore the natural beauties of Pamukkale. As an option, you may choose to swim in the Pamukkale Antique Pools (at your own expense) during this free time. At 1:30 pm you will meet the guide and will visit the Pamukkale Travertines, also known as Cotton Castle in Turkish, where mineral-rich thermal waters flow down white travertine terraces. You will get a chance to enjoy the beauty of the Cotton Castles and to walk in the middle of the Pamukkale travertines, from top to down without shoes and socks. At 2:30 pm you will be taken for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch at approximately 3:30 pm, you will visit an Onyx Factory for approximately 30 minutes.

At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will be transferred to the Denizli or Izmir airport for a late evening flight back (between 7:00 – 10:00 pm) to Istanbul. END OF OUR SERVICE and TOURS.

  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: No accommodation is included on this day.

Important notes:

  • Please note that your return flight from Denizli / Izmir to Istanbul will arrive at either the New Airport in Istanbul or at the Sabiha Gökçen Airport depending on the availability of flights on the ticket purchase date.
  • Upon arrival at Istanbul airport, you will have to arrange your own pick-up service from Istanbul airport to your hotel in Istanbul. This transfer is not included as part of your package tour services with us. Our service ends upon your flight arrival at Istanbul Airport.
  • If you have a preference to return to a specific airport in Istanbul i.e. Sabiha Gokcen or Istanbul New Airport, you must request your choice of the airport in Istanbul by email prior to your tour booking. Any changes requested once your booking is confirmed will incur an additional cost.

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • Pick up from Istanbul hotel and transfer to Istanbul Airport (on the European side of Istanbul only).
  • Domestic flight tickets from Istanbul to Kayseri or Nevsehir and from Denizli or Izmir to Istanbul only.
  • Overnight intercity coach ticket from Cappadocia to Pamukkale.
  • 1 night in Cappadocia at Cave hotel including breakfast.
  • Professional licensed English-speaking guide during the tours.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch.
  • Visits and entrances fees as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Local taxes and service charges.


  • Drop off transportation service from Istanbul New Airport OR Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Istanbul Hotel upon returning to Istanbul.
  • Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride.
  • Optional tours mentioned in the program, they will be provided at an additional cost.
  • Drinks with meals.
  • Services not mentioned in the program.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).


  • Hiking shoes.
  • Camera.
  • Swimwear & towel.


  • This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour.
  • The regular group tour has shopping stops included in the tour.
  • The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place.
  • Overnight buses do not have restroom facilities on board.
  • Vegetarian lunch option available upon request.
  • You can swim in the Antique pool in Pamukkale. However, please note that there is an extra charge that you will have to pay directly at your own expense before entry to the pools. This entrance fee to the pools is not covered as part of your tour. Please note that you must bring your own towel, swimsuit, etc. if you need to use the pools.
  • The normal arrival time in Istanbul is between 8:00 – 11:00 pm. If you are planning on reserving your plane back home that same day, we recommend you book a plane ticket from 2:00 am onwards, to avoid missing your flight.
  • On flights luggage allowance is 15 kg per person for checked in luggage. For carry-on, you can take up to 8 kg per person. One carry-on is allowed per person.
  • We offer hotel pick-up services for drop-off at the airport from locations on the European side of Istanbul, specifically in the districts of Taksim, Şişli, Sultanahmet, Eminönü, Fatih, Beşiktaş, Karaköy, and Bakırköy. Pick-ups are scheduled around 3:50 a.m., but this can vary based on flight schedules. If you’re situated on the Anatolian side or outside of these districts, you’ll need to arrange your own airport transportation.


  • Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
  • You can book up to 2 days before (Istanbul local time) if there are still places available. If less than 2 days before the start of your requested tour date, please contact us by email or phone as it would be a last-minute booking that will need to be checked for availability before your tour reservation is confirmed.

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33 reviews for 3 Days Cappadocia and Pamukkale Tour from Istanbul by Plane & Bus

  1. Diane B

    I had the best time on my tour to Cappadocia and Pamukkale with all istanbul tours. It was my first time with a tour but it was more than I expected. We saw so many places Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar Castle in Cappadocia and Kaymaklı Underground City.

  2. Brendan W

    The tour was incredible!! Great tour guide – very knowledgeable. Accommodation and meals were excellent. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

  3. Thomas B

    We recently took a 3-day Cappadocia and Pamukkale Tour with All Istanbul Tours and it was fabulous!! The sites were amazing, the timing was perfect, the cave hotel were great and our guide, Aylin and Erol, was fantastic!!. I would highly recommend them.

  4. Federico P

    Hi Ayhan,

    we had a very pleasant time in Turkey and we feel very happy with booking the tour with OneNation Travel. Since our arrival everything went according to the plan and the permament support of Bilal was extremely valuable and helpful. In Cappadocia and Pamukkale we also had a great time and the tourist guides were also very friendly and knowledgeable and with the exception of the balloon tour (which needed to be done on a different date due to weather reasons) everything went as planned by you.

    We would like to thank all and your team, and undoubtly will recommend to others to use your services.

    Regards to Bilal.

  5. Sharon T

    Wonderful tour. Do not miss the opportunity to travel to Cappadocia and Pamukkale. This 3-Day trip is worth every minute and every penny. Excellent tour guides and service.

  6. Jamie S

    This tour was great. Pamukkale and Cappadocia was amazing. The guides were excellent. We would definitely recommend One Nation Travel to our friends.

  7. Stephen F

    This was an excellent tour with great guides, good cave hotel and wonderful driver. I would certainly recommend this highly.

  8. Julia F

    We booked trip to Cappadocia and Pamukkale for 3 days through ONE NATION TRAVEL . Its an wonderful & amazing experience .we enjoyed a lot. Onenationtravel.com services and planning of trip is excellent.

  9. Nargis

    Thank you Bilal for organising our trip. Everything went very smoothly. I would recommend your company to our friends.

    Kind Regards

  10. Fais MF

    Just came back from Turkey 2 days ago. There is no word to describe the beauty of the country. Definitely will join this travel agency; OneNation travel again next summer with my family. The flow of the journey was really smooth; from the beginning at Istanbul (picked up at the hotel) until the end of the programme (sent back to the hotel at Istanbul). The person who in-charged as our tour guide was really lovely and knowledgeable (didn’t remember her name but she definitely did awesome job). Thank you so much for making my solo travel in Turkey as one of the greatest vacation so far 🙂

  11. Isabell G.

    Fantastic experience! The accommodation on the Cave hotel in Cappadocia was great and the staff were all friendly and fun. Highly recommended.

  12. Susan T

    I went on the 3 day Cappadocia and Pamukkale tour in Turkey. I would highly recommend this tour and this is one of our favorite memories of our trip to Turkey.

  13. Jessica M

    We did the 3 day Cappadocia and Pamukkale tour with 7 friends. And the Cappadocia cave hotel accommodation were pretty awesome. Each location was quite unique and beautiful. Thank you so much for everything that you did for us.

  14. Saanvi K

    Hi, the 3 day tour was amazing! cheerful guides, and awesome hotel, breakfast really nice! I recommend this to everyone who want to visit cappadocia and pamukkale

  15. Tony H

    This tour was wonderful! Both Cappadocia and Pamukkale were fascinating UNESCO sites. We were picked up exactly on time at our hotel. The tour guide was very informative and gave us much information about the country along with the specific sites that we were to visit. We had a great experience and would recommend this 3-day tour.

  16. Arjun K

    Onenationtravel.com organized our first trip to cappadocia and pamukakle. Our One Nation Travel Consultant Bilal, organized a 3 day tour through Cappadocia and Pamukakle. This included meals, entrance fees, English speaking guides and transportation. Thanks to One Nation Travel for arranging our visit to Cappadocia and Pamukakle.

  17. Susan L

    Our trip to Turkey (Cappadocia and Pamukkale) through Onenationtravel.com was wonderful–a trip of a lifetime! Our hotel, The Holiday Cave, was excellent with a very good restaurant and in a great location. Our guide Aylin and driver were both very good, and we can highly recommend this company.

  18. Paula M

    Thanks you Bilal for organizing our wonderful trip to cappadocia, pamukkale. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about the trip. We highly recommend this service!

  19. Julie A

    My husband and I toured with two friends on a personalised tour of Turkey which included Cappadocia and Pamukkale. The tour was tailored by Bilal and we went to many amazing places that we would not have known about had we not booked through OneNation Travel. Bilal and tour guides worked very hard to ensure our trip was memorable, any minor issues that arose were dealt with quickly and I would happily recommend Bilal and Onenationtravel.com. Turkey was beautiful and has much to offer to tourists.

  20. Kevin T

    Our visit to Cappadocia and Pamukkale was truly enjoyable thanks to http://www.onenationtravel.com, especially the staff. The trip was very organized and we were able to enjoy the sites.

  21. Maria K

    We had a wonderful time in Cappadocia and Pamukkale and really appreciated the two guides that we had. Our trip was enhanced by the abilities of our tour guides, Ms. Aylin and Mr. Murat, and our drivers. The Holiday Cave Hotel in Cappadocia was fantastic, and loved staying there. We recommend the services of Onenationtravel.com for anyone wishing to get a unique experience.

    Thank you for your help in our trip,


  22. Nadian

    Just finished my 3 day 2 night Cappadocia & Pamukkale tour, I’m glad to have booked with One Nation Travel. The tour went smoothly, the tour guides were good and had well knowledge of the history and culture of the destinations visited and everything else was just great, I highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to visit those two destinations. You definitely will be well looked after!

  23. Karun

    My tour was 3 days Cappadocia – Pamukkale in a small group. Onenationtravel.com was very efficient both in the organisation of the tour and in answering queries beforehand – thank you Bilal. I had a great experience in all two cities. I would recommend OneNation Travel to anyone looking to tour Turkey.

  24. Ben Kitty

    Best organised tour. Seamless across all locations.

    Guides were very professional. Transport arrangements were excellent. Hotels were very good

    What inspires us was the seamless hand off from one tour guide to the other between locations. On an overnight trip between Cappadocia and pammakule we were de-boarded on a roadside. Within 5 minutes at 5am there was a shuttle to pick us up. Amazing coordination

    Lunch was open buffet everywhere and pretty standard stuff. Drinks extra.

    Stay at Cappadocia – holiday cave hotel and at kusadasi – Derici was very good

    What would have been better? We would have preferred a flight from Cappadocia to pammakule rather than an overnight bus.

    After the tour was over at Cappadocia at 5pm we were left to stand in cold till the bus started at 8 pm. The bus company refused to let us sit at the office. Luckily found a guest house which we could rent for a few hours. This wouldn’t be a problem in summer but it was freezing cold in December

    I’d suggest you pay the balance before starting the trip as there is a 4% charge for using any type of card and not sure if anyone would carry that much cash. The agent was understanding and allowed us to use a debit card without fees.

    Pick up and drop off at Istanbul was perfect. One nation was available in WhatsApp for any queries.

  25. Sandra M

    We travel with One Nation Travel as our agent who organized all our hotels, transportation and the local guides all over Turkey. Everything was just perfect. Thank you. We’ll recommend your company to our friends.

  26. Shi Yi W.

    We used One Nation Travel to organize our 3 days Cappadocia and Pamukkale tour. Everything was great local Turkish food hotels tours and transfers. I highly recommend “One Nation Travel” and look forward to booking another tour in the future.

  27. John

    We have just arrived after our vacation in Turkey. We went on the 3 Day Tour to the Cappadocia, Pamukkale, and the cave hotel accommodation was perfect. We would highly recommend visiting beautiful Turkey with One Nation Travel!

  28. Kaushik P.

    Amazing! Absolutely loved my 3-day tour of Cappadocia & Pamukkale. Our guides were very knowledgeable, friendly and kind. I can absolutely recommend this tour!

  29. Dhirendra S.

    I booked a trip to Cappadocia and Pamukkale through one nation travel. The prices were very reasonable. Heaven cave hotel was comfortable and clean. Will use them again and recommend all my friends use them as well.

  30. Nidhi B.

    We had a fantastic time on the trip seeing Cappadocia and Pamukkale. Everything ran smoothly, from being picked up at the hotel to transport every day. The guides were exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful. I would definitely recommend the one nation tour to my friends and family visiting Turkey.

  31. Raju S.

    The 3-day Cappadocia and Pamukkale tour from Istanbul was well coordinated by Ayhan, and everything was excellent. Our guides, drivers, and so on were very nice and on time. The room at the Holiday Cave Hotel was like a fairytale. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see Cappadocia and Pamukkale.

  32. Aruba

    We did a three days from Turkey Instanbul to Cappadocia and Pamukkale tours
    We really enjoyed our tour it was wonderful the hotels food excursion
    I will recommend this travel agency and was easy to what’s up they answer
    Thanks to One Nation Travel Agency my dream bucketlist comes true
    Regards from Aruba

  33. Pranav K.

    Working with one nation travel has been spectacular. I was interacting with Can Berber for my trip and he has been extremely responsive any time of the day. I had to book two other trips in addition to the first one I booked for Cappadocia and Pamukalle and Can Berber accommodated me at a very short notice and made my trip very memorable.

    Date of experience: October 2023

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