Your private guide and vehicle will be waiting for you for an early morning transfer to the airport. Following the flight to Ankara, you will travel by car to Konya, home to some most elaborate examples of Turkish Islamic art and architecture.You will visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana (with an opportunity to see practicing Dervishes); as well as the 13th century theological schools of Karatay and İnce Minare. Overnight in Cappadocia
After the breakfast, you will visit the open-air Museum of Göreme with its churches carved out of rock and one of a kind frescoes; as well as the Karanlık Church, which recently been restored and announced as one of the World’s treasures by UNESCO
Other sites to visit will be the Soğanlı Valley, Çavuşin Village and Paşabağ Valley with Fair Chimneys; as well as the Underground City of Kaymaklı or Derinkuyu, and the Citadel of Uçhisar. You will then see the Pigeon Valley, the Avcilar Valley, the Zelve Valley and Avanos, the pottery village. Dinner and overnight stay in Cappadocia. (Optional tours to a simple wine house or to a local folkloric performance after dinner are available).
After the breakfast, you will visit the Ihlara Valley. You may enjoy an optional lunch in a local restaurant with a selection of local wines; before leaving Cappadocia at noon and drive to Ankara via the famous Salt Lake, a vast ocean of white. The drive takes almost 4 hours, with optional lunch on the way, at the 13th Century Ağzıkarahan Caravanserai of Selçuks.
Upon arrival to Ankara, you will take an evening flight to Istanbul, where you will be transferred to your hotel.