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Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Cappadocia Tour

Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Cappadocia Tour

Explore the beautiful city of Cappadocia on a full-day guided tour. Admire the main highlights of the city like Goreme Open Air Museum, Paşabağı, Old Greek Village of Çavuşin, and more while learning about the history and culture of the city from your guide. Arrive in Göreme after pickup from your hotel and marvel at some of the best views in the region. Continue to the Underground City, the biggest and deepest underground settlement, which boasts eight levels connected by narrow tunnels. Enjoy time to explore the stalls, stores, churches, wineries, kitchens, and other sections open to visitors, while your guide provides insightful commentary. Stop for some lunch in a traditional restaurant, before making your way to Pigeon Valley, located in Uçhisar town. Here, take in the spectacular panoramic views. Make your way to the Goreme Open Air Museum and marvel at the rock-cut churches carved by early Christian monks. Learn about Christianity and the Monastic Life of Cappadocia from your guide. Visit the Old Greek Village of Çavuşin, located on the banks of the Red River, which is the longest river in Turkey. Embark on a tour of the town, visiting a pottery workshop and learning about red clay work and ceramics. Watch a demonstration of the ancient free-hand technique and hear about the pottery-making tradition which dates back to the 2nd millennium B.C by the Hittites. Then, head to a rug workshop with hand-woven products. Continue to Paşabağı where the spectacular mushroom-shaped rock formations can be seen. Paşabağı is also called Monks Valley because of the Chapel of Saint Simeon, which is located in the valley. The next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also known as Imagination Valley. Admire the curious red rocks, which resemble animal forms, including a camel, a lizard, an owl, a snake, a chicken, and a penguin. At the end of your day, enjoy a relaxing return transfer to your hotel.

From Antalya: 2-Day Cappadocia, Cave Hotel, & Balloon Tour

From Antalya: 2-Day Cappadocia, Cave Hotel, & Balloon Tour

Wishing to visit Cappadocia, but your schedule is strict? Worry no more! With our Antalya to Cappadocia 2-days Tour, you can make it happen. Visit and explore the main sites of the region, with an interesting and informative 2-day excursion. Want to know the best part? This tour is guided by a local, fluent in English guide who is in charge to explain important and fun facts about the places of interest. Cappadocia is one of the most famous destinations in the country, and there is no wonder why! During this 2-day excursion, you will visit some of the region’s most famous valleys and admire fairy chimneys and rock formations. Underground cities, panoramic locations, and other important sites in terms of history and culture are also included in the schedule. For an unforgettable experience, and since you are in Cappadocia, you may also join the hot air balloon flight, at an extra cost. Cappadocia is definitely one of the most charming and atmospheric regions, and this tour provides the best experience for you and your loved ones. "Day-1" Departure from Antalya hotels by comfortable air-conditioned bus Breakfast at the restaurant Visit to the underground city Visit to Uchisar fortress Panoramic stop at Pigeon Valley Lunch in Avanos city at a local Turkish restaurant Stop in the Valley of Love Visit to the Derwent Valley (Valley of Fantasy) Sightseeing tour of the city of Avanos Visit to the pottery workshop Visit to the Valley of the Monks Arrival at the hotel Dinner at the hotel Visit to the restaurant, show program – folklore of Anatolia “Night in Cappadocia” (for an additional fee – optional) "Day-2" Hot air balloon ride or Balloon parade (for an additional fee – optional) Breakfast at the hotel (buffet) Panoramic stop Uchguzel – Three Beauties Visiting the rock city of Chavushin, as well as the Church of St. John the Baptist Visit to the stone center of Anatolia Stop for lunch Return to Antalya

Pamukkale: Hot Air Balloon Flight with Flight Certificate

Pamukkale: Hot Air Balloon Flight with Flight Certificate

Pickup: Hot Air Balloon Ride in Pamukkale starts with a free pickup service from Karahayıt and Pamukkale hotels for our guests. If you are staying in Denizli city center or have an arrival from Cardak Airport, please note that you can book an extra transfer service. Information & Instructions: When you reach the departure runways, our instructors and pilots will inform you about the details. Our guests will have the chance to watch our staff filing the balloons with hot air and preparting them ready for the flight. Take Off: When everything is ready, our pilots will invite you to the basket and then we will take off. On our Pamukkale balloon tour, the scenery of the famous white cliffs (Cotton Castle) Denizli, Meander Valley, the famous remains of the ancient city of Hierapolis and necropolis will be right in front of you. Pamukkale is a very special natural and historical site with rich history and beautiful white Travertines. This natural beautiy is also listed as a World Heritage by Unesco. Price: As Excursion Mania we have the best price offer for a hot air balloon ride in Pamukkale comparison to the other travel agents in the region. Safety First: Excursion Mania flights are safe, licensed by the Turkish Government and run by the professional licensed pilots and staff. We also use the best quality equipment with 12-16 person capacity balloons. Your safety is our first and top most priority. Landing: After landing, you will be served a drink and you will also have a certificate attendance of the flight. This is a life time experience with a lifetime memory that you keep forever. At the end our driver will take you back to your hotel.

Cappadocia: Royal Queen Hot Air Balloon Tour at Sunrise

Cappadocia: Royal Queen Hot Air Balloon Tour at Sunrise

Enjoy Cappadocia from above on a thrilling hot air balloon tour complete with a light breakfast and champagne celebration upon landing. Start your tour with a luxury mini-bus transfer from your hotel to the local partner's headquarters. Here you can relax and enjoy a light breakfast while the pilots choose a launch site. Then get ready to watch the crew assemble and inflate the balloon. It's the only balloon variety in the region that is silver-coated, a hallmark of quality and safety. Following a brief introduction, you'll be off to see Cappadocia from high in the air. Climb approximately 300 meters and take in panoramic views as you drift above the valleys and between rock formations. Balloons move by the wind and you'll float wherever the breeze takes you. Once back on the ground, celebrate your flight with a champagne toast and receive a commemorative flight medallion.

Turkey/Europe: 5G eSim Mobile Data Plan

Turkey/Europe: 5G eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Turkey hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Turkey and another 43 European regions (full list below). Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4, and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photos to confirm eligibility. Network coverage: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece (including Cyclades), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy (including Vatican, San Marino, Sardinia), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal (including Azores and Madeira), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including Canary Islands and Balearic Islands), Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Uzbekistan.

From Marmaris: Pamukkale Cotton Castle & Hierapolis Day Trip

From Marmaris: Pamukkale Cotton Castle & Hierapolis Day Trip

Discover the wonders of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and soak in healing thermal pools on a private day trip from Marmaris. Take one-of-a-kind photos of Pamukkale’s white travertines during a 3-hour stop. A packed breakfast meal and lunch at a local restaurant are included in your tour. Hop on a spacious air-conditioned bus to start the drive toward Pamukkale. Make a 30-minute bathroom break in Denizli and enjoy a packed breakfast meal along the way. Get plenty of time to stroll through the ancient city of Hierapolis and hear stories about its history during a 3-hour visit. Discover the captivating white travertines, a unique phenomenon formed by calcified waterfalls that look like they have been frozen in time. Unwind during a relaxing dip in the thermal pools and see where the famous Cleopatra Pools are also located. After Pamukkale, enjoy an open buffet lunch in a modern local restaurant. Lunch usually consists of a cold appetizer, a main course, a dessert, and some fruit. In the afternoon, arrive back in Marmaris for hotel drop-off. 

From Selcuk/Kusadasi/Izmir: Pamukkale Full-Day Tour

From Selcuk/Kusadasi/Izmir: Pamukkale Full-Day Tour

Discover the stunning region of Pamukkale and its hot springs on a day trip from Selcuk, Kusadasi, or Izmir. Begin by meeting your driver/guide at the reception of your hotel in the morning and a transfer to Pamukkale. Explore the ancient city of Hierapolis, built on solid limestone layers formed by mineral-rich waters that flowed for millennia over a raised level plateau. See the most significant sites of the sacred city including the Theatre, the Temple of Apollo, and the Necropolis. Admire the Necropolis (Cemetery) of Hierapolis, one of the largest ancient burial sites in Anatolia. See a Roman bath, the Gate of Domitian, the main street of the ancient city, and the Byzantium Gate. Walk to the natural warm water terraces, formed by running warm water rich in calcium and temperatures of 35 Celsius all year-round. Get the chance to see the gleaming white travertine terraces of Pamukkale, located next to the ruins of Hierapolis.  Enjoy optional free time to swim in Cleopatra’s Pool before ending the tour with a transfer back to your hotel. And during the tour you'll have the chance to have a look at the Turkish traditional handcrafts.

From Alanya: Sapadere Canyon Full-Day Tour with Lunch

From Alanya: Sapadere Canyon Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Join us on an unforgettable adventure as you explore the captivating beauty of the Sapadere Canyon on a tour in Alanya. Brace yourself for an immersive experience that will leave you in awe of nature's magnificence. As you venture into the heart of the canyon, prepare to be amazed by its breathtaking sights. Marvel at the towering cliffs, carved over thousands of years by the meandering waters of the Sapadere River. Lose yourself in the tranquillity of the surrounding forests, filled with an abundance of flora and fauna that thrive in this pristine environment. Get ready to be enchanted by the mesmerizing waterfalls that cascade down the canyon walls, their gentle murmurs creating a symphony of serenity. Feel the cool mist against your skin as you approach the falls, immersing yourself in their refreshing embrace. Take a moment to close your eyes, allowing the soothing sounds and the natural beauty that surrounds you to wash away the stresses of everyday life. As you continue your journey, discover hidden caves that lie within the depths of the canyon. Enter these mystical chambers and marvel at the intricate rock formations that have been shaped by time and water. Let your imagination run wild as you explore the secrets held within these ancient geological wonders. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, seize the opportunity to go for a swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Sapadere River. Let the cool currents invigorate your senses as you immerse yourself in this natural oasis. Feel the weight of the world melt away as you float amidst the beauty of your surroundings. Throughout the tour, knowledgeable guides will share fascinating insights into the history, geology, and ecology of the canyon. Learn about the ecological importance of this unique ecosystem and gain a deeper appreciation for the delicate balance between nature and human existence. To complete your adventure, savour a delicious lunch amidst the idyllic surroundings of the canyon. Indulge in traditional Turkish cuisine, expertly prepared to tantalize your taste buds. As you enjoy your meal, take in the panoramic views of the canyon, relishing the serenity that surrounds you. A visit to the Sapadere Canyon is a journey into the heart of nature's grandeur. Immerse yourself in its beauty, let its tranquillity rejuvenate your spirit, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss the opportunity to experience this hidden gem in Alanya and be captivated by the wonders of Sapadere Canyon.

From Bodrum: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Day Tour with Lunch

From Bodrum: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Day Tour with Lunch

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pamukkale, and the nearby Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis on a full-day trip from Bodrum. See the stunning travertine rock terraces, ancient ruins, and hot spring baths on a day tour filled with history and natural beauty. Your day trip to Pamukkale begins with pickup from your hotel in Bodrum. Drive to Pamukkale to meet your guide, with a travel time of around 3.5 hours in an air-conditioned vehicle. Pamukkale which means cotton castle is a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site made up of dazzling white travertine rock terraces that appear to flow down 200-meter cliffs. From a distance, the travertine terraces look like snowy cliffs or frozen waterfalls but are actually mineral deposits from the hot springs in Pamukkale. Walk around these fascinating rocks and see the naturally formed bathing pools while learning about their geology from your guide. See the white travertine terraces contrasting with the brown mountains in the distance. Enjoy some free time to explore the pools at your own leisure. Bring your bathing suit for a dip in Cleopatra's Pools, and relax in the warm natural springs that are separated by ancient columns. An additional entry fee is payable direct to bathe in the pools. Later, join your guide for a leisurely walk up to Hierapolis, an ancient Greco-Roman city with crumbling ruins and geothermic bathing pools. Learn about the Necropolis (Roman burial ground), the vast Roman theater that was capable of seating more than 12,000 people, and St Philippe Martyrion (also known as the Basilica of St Philippe). At the end of the tour, your driver will pick you up and travel back to Bodrum to be dropped off at your hotel.

Trabzon: Sümela Monastery, Cave, and Hamsiköy Daily Tour

Trabzon: Sümela Monastery, Cave, and Hamsiköy Daily Tour

Take part in a guided outing as you head to one of the region's most famous destinations - Sümela Monastery. Explore the grounds of the holy destination before seeing other landmarks such as Zigana Mountain Summit, Torul Glass Terrace, and much more. Enjoy a scenic 45-minute journey before arriving at Sümela Monastery parking lot. Get ready to explore a location filled with historical, religious, and natural beauty. Hop aboard the shuttle and head up to the monastery itself. Reach the legendary structure after taking a 10-minute walk. Continue on your journey as you head to your next destination, Zigana Mountain Summit. Be in awe of a location at an altitude of 2000-meters. Admire views of nature from a unique vantage point and even stop for a bite to eat for lunch. Travel to Torul Glass Terrace which stands at an impressive 240-meters high. Reach the Karaca cave, one of the most beautiful and healthy caves full of magnificent stalactites and travertines. Head to the popular Gümüşhane fruit pulp and kome aisles and enjoy a tasting. Finish your adventure by reaching Hamsiköy and pass by the historical silk road route. Get the opportunity to taste the famous Hamsiköy rice pudding on site.

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