I've been talking to a travel agent about a two day one night trip to Pamukkale and Ephesus and he has quoted me a price of 495/person Euro for a private tour. This tour will have us flying to Izmir from there to Ephesus, then to Kasidasi overnight, Pamukkale all day and evening flight from Denizli to Istanbul. I would just open up my wallet to do this, but my boyfriend is really determined for us to do this on our own. After checking the Pegasus flight tonight, I was shocked to find how inexpensive it is to fly! (I know you guys have been saying this in most posts, but I really didn't believe it until I saw this!)
My question is, should I just go with the tour or can you suggest a better way to achieve the same on our own. (I was thinking that I probably should just copy the tour operators itinerary above. But if you have a route, that would be great.) If you can also give us advise on whether it is doable to rent a car at Izmir or Denazili that would be great, not only because my boyfriend loves to drive, but also I have issues with my knee and it would be easier to travel that way. Any detailed way that you can assist would be appreciated! Thank you in advance!