Discover this 8-day Turkey itinerary that includes tours in Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus and other amazing places
Surrounded by mysteries, many stories and natural beauties to discover, Turkey is undoubtedly at the top of the list of anyone who loves to travel. With its privileged location, with areas in Europe and Asia, and a gigantic territorial extension, it can seem complicated to elaborate a compact itinerary that contemplates the must-see attractions in the country.
The agency guide in turkey, one of the most popular in the TripAdvisor and specialist in Turkish destinations, created an itinerary for those who want to know some of the main tourist attractions in the country. For example, Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pammukkale, Ephesus, among others, in just eight days.
In addition, the most interesting thing is that the company has a team of guides who speak Portuguese and who add information to each place visited in the country. The agency also does all the advice before and during the trip, facilitating service with personalized tours according to the traveler's profile and preferences.
Check out the 8 days Turkey itinerary prepared by Guia in Turkey:
8 days Turkey itinerary
First day: arrival in Istanbul
the first day in this road map developed by Guia in Turkey is undeniably the beginning of a journey to one of the most fantastic countries in the world. Upon landing in Istanbul, it is already possible to perceive in the atmosphere its importance within world history.
First, it's time to arrive at the hotel, pack your bags and feel the country's culture, in addition, of course, to prepare for an exciting journey full of incredible places that will be visited in the coming days.
Day Two: Discovering Istanbul
the first day of road map includes some of the most amazing places in Istanbul. One of them is the ancient Roman Hippodrome, built in the 4th century by Constantine. Afterwards, it's time to visit some of the most famous mosques in the city: the Blue Mosque, one of the great symbols of the city, and the equally important Hagia Sophia, which was once a church, an orthodox basilica, and currently works as a museum.
Next to Hagia Sophia is another great work by Justinian, the Cisterns of Yerebatan. If you like shopping, you will be enchanted and lost in the aisles with more than 4400 stores of the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest covered markets in the world. Undoubtedly, a great opportunity to negotiate discounts and guarantee typical products of the country.
Day Three: Exploring Istanbul
On this third day of the itinerary prepared by guide in turkey there is much more to discover in Istanbul, such as the Suleymaniye Mosque, an Ottoman imperial mosque that graces the tallest of the city's seven hills and was built between 1550 and 1557, during the reign of Sultan Süleyman I. Later, a stop to discover another secular market in Istanbul, the Spice Bazaar, which despite being smaller than the Grand Bazaar, is full of good shopping opportunities.
What do you think about crossing two continents through a boat trip? After all, being divided between Europe and Asia, Istanbul offers an incredible tour of the Bosphorus Canal, which crosses the imaginary line that separates the two continents. The grandiose Topkapi Palace, former home of the Ottoman sultans, is also on the city tour.
During the night, it's time to head to Istanbul airport for the second leg of the 8 days Turkey itinerary, this time getting to know the fantastic Cappadocia. The accommodation of the itinerary prepared by Guia in Turkey takes place in a wonderful cave hotel that is extremely comfortable to get into the climate of the region.
Day Four: Cappadocia Balloon Flight
the fourth day of this 8 days Turkey itinerary begins with one of the most awaited moments of the trip: the balloon flight through Cappadocia. In this way, the tour is carried out very early and the van picks up the tourists at the hotel around 5 or 6 am.
You Cappadocia balloon rides operate within the Goreme National Park, a place that is declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, and stands out for its picturesque rock formations scattered throughout the area. Flying over this landscape is one of the most fantastic experiences in life, with a toast at the end of the flight.
But the day doesn't end there: there's still a lot to explore in amazing Cappadocia, like the rock formations approximately 50 million years ago in the Dervent Valley. The Goreme Open Air Museum is also among the attractions visited on this day, featuring a large complex of medieval caves carved by monks.
Fifth day: Cappadocia underground cities
It's time to explore Cappadocia's underground cities. For sure, one of the most interesting tours you will do in this 8-day tour of Turkey. There are more than 200 cities hidden under the stones, between tunnels and galleries, which reveal a lot of history and curiosities. Little is known about the origins of these cities, but it is estimated that they emerged more than 3,000 years ago.
Cities are really surprising, recreating a real universe below ground level, where schools, churches, bathrooms, ventilation channels were found, among other needs for its residents. During the tour, it is possible to discover the incredible underground cities of Kaymakli, Derinkuyu, Sarhatli or Ozkonak.
On this fifth day of the 8-day itinerary through Cappadocia with the Guide in Turkey, a visit to the beautiful valleys of Cappadocia is also scheduled. Among them, the famous Love Valley, which features rock formations nicknamed fairy chimneys, due to its peculiar and very interesting shape. Certainly the valleys are opportune places to take good photos and enjoy the unique beauty of the region.
Sixth day: Pamukkale
The trip continues 750 kilometers in a comfortable Guia private van in Turkey to Pamukkale, one of the most incredible and visited places in the country. Imagine mountains that reach 200 meters high with limestone formations that look like cotton. In fact, this is where the name Pamuk (cotton) and Kale (castle) come from.
And the scenery is really from a fairy tale: in the middle of this look springs hot springs of an incredible blue tone. So much so that the place was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. The thermal baths are relaxing and the landscape is unique, being one of the most beautiful spots you will see on this 8-day tour of Turkey. Remember that visitation can only be carried out with shoes to preserve the formation of the place.
Seventh day: Ephesus
Moving on, in Kusadasi is the house in which the Virgin Mary, mother of Christ, supposedly lived. Because of this, the place is highly sought after by the faithful and religious who believe that Mary lived there. In addition, just 9 kilometers from there is Ephesus, a treasure of humanity that holds some of the best preserved ruins in the world. Its history surprisingly begins thousands of years before Christ.
In the ruins it is possible to visit places such as the Library of Celsus, which was built in marble by the illustrious Roman senator Julius Celso Polemeno, and the Great Theater, a structure built in the 3rd century BC and with a capacity for more than 25,000 spectators.
Eighth day: Izmir
Finally, on the eighth and last day of the itinerary, it's time to rest and take the flight back to Brazil in Izmir. Remembering that the Guide in Turkey can expand or reduce this itinerary according to your preferences. In the 8-day tour in Turkey offered by the agency, hotels, transfers and a private guide who speaks Portuguese are certainly included in the package. To know more, Click here.
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