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  • Private Pamukkale and Hierapolis Day Tour from Istanbul

    1. Private Pamukkale and Hierapolis Day Tour from Istanbul

    Board an early morning flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale, where this day tour begins. Pamukkale, which means cotton castle, comprises a series of limestone terraces formed by the action of the hot springs that create a waterfall. The water contains a high concentration of carbonic acid and lime, and flows downhill to form stalactites, waterfalls and basins. Nearby are the ruins of Hierapolis, where the Roman baths were converted into a church during the Byzantine period. See the Roman theater and well-preserved ancient thermal baths. Bathe in the waters and visit the pool of Cleopatra (admission not included). After the tour, board a flight to return to Istanbul.

    It was truly the best part of my vacation. The arrangement was timely, the guide Ali was wonderful, gave us all the interesting facts regarding turkey and the area. He was Well versed in history to give the details of Hierapolis. Thank you so much this wonderful experience. It was worth it and it was my best day in turkey :)

  • Private Pamukkale (Hierapolis) Tour: Full-Day from Izmir

    2. Private Pamukkale (Hierapolis) Tour: Full-Day from Izmir

    Join us on our full-day tour to Pamukkale, which in English means “cotton castle”. You’ll understand why it’s called this when you see the site! This unique site should be on everyone’s “must see” list when visiting Turkey. The thermal spa of Hierapolis dates from dynasty of the Attalids, the kings of Pergamon, and is registered as a cultural and natural heritage site by UNESCO. Your guide will show you the ruins of the baths, temples and other Greek monuments at the site. You’ll see the ruins of the ancient Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis and have time to relax in the warm spring waters. Calcite-laden waters cascade from springs in a cliff towering nearly 200 meters over the plain, creating a surreal landscape of mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and a series of terraced basins. The terraces were formed by the warm cascading waters that contain calcium bicarbonate. As the water lo...

  • From Istanbul: Pamukkale Day Trip, Including Flights

    3. From Istanbul: Pamukkale Day Trip, Including Flights

    Start your day with private transfer in the early morning to Istanbul airport and fly to Denizli Airport. Your local guide will pick you up from Denizli Cardak Airport in the morning. Then, you will be transferred to Pamukkale for your tour. Pamukkale, which means Cotton Castle in Turkish, is a unique place known for its beautiful white travertine terraces and the ancient city of Hierapolis. Pamukkale and Karahayit are also important health centers due to thermal water springs. You can also learn about the history of the ancient city of Hierapolis, while visiting landmarks, such as the amphitheater, necropolis, The Apollon Temple, and The Martyrium of St. Philip the Apostle.  Later, enjoy a traditional lunch at a restaurant. After your tour, transfer back to Denizli Airport, fly to Istanbul, and then enjoy transfer back to your hotel in Istanbul.  

  • From Izmir: Aphrodisias & Pamukkale Day Trip with Lunch

    4. From Izmir: Aphrodisias & Pamukkale Day Trip with Lunch

    Explore the most iconic archaeological sites in Turkey on a private day trip. Learn about the history of Aphrodisias and Hierapolis from an expert guide. Enjoy the natural hot springs and unique landscape at Pamukkale. Meet your guide and drive to Aphrodisias, one of the oldest sacred sites in Turkey, dedicated to the Greek goddess Aphrodite. See the now well-preserved and partially restored Temple of Aphrodite and imagine its ancient splendor. At Aphrodisias, explore other sites like ruins of a large theatre, a stadium, and an on-site museum displaying artifacts. Next, be whisked away to the fascinating site of Pamukkale. Considered to be the earliest spa on earth with the water of the hot springs carrying healing powers, Pamukkale is a UNESCO world heritage site. See the cotton-colored White Travertines formed by warm spring water. Visit the Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis where you...

  • Full-Day Pamukkale Tour from Kusadasi

    5. Full-Day Pamukkale Tour from Kusadasi

    The rock formations of Pamukkale (literally, "Cotton Castle") are a series of white terraces saturated with dissolved calcium bicarbonate, bubbling up from the feet of the mountains beyond. As the water flows over the edge of the plateau and cools, carbon dioxide is given off and calcium carbonate precipitates as hard chalk, or travertine. The spring emerges in the middle of the ancient resort city of Hierapolis (the ruins themselves are worthy of a stop as well). Sadly, the travertine that makes up the Pamukkale is gradually turning from white to yellow, and is even thought to be drying up. Thirsty hotels are blamed by the government, which has demolished many of them. This is good for the Pamukkale, but it makes finding a hotel increasingly difficult. Most stay in Pamukkale Koyu. The Hierapolis archaeological site lies west of Pamukkale Koyu. Its main features include a temple of Apo...

    It was one of my best trips during my stay in Turkey. The organization was excellent. I was picked up at the arranged time from my hotel. I was very lucky with professional guides John and Nizam, who were both friendly and helpful.

  • Full-Day Private Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour from Istanbul

    6. Full-Day Private Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour from Istanbul

    After being picked up between 5:00 AM and 5:30 AM from your hotel in Istanbul, you will be driven to the airport where you will catch a flight to Denizli. Meet your private guide in Denizli and make your first visit to Pamukkale.  The beautiful white cascades of Pamukkale is well worth a trip to see eye candy of a natural site. Walk through Pamukkale and find a chance to relax in the hot waters of the ancient pool. Built just above the hot spring waters of Pamukkale, Hierapolis is a mighty ancient city and a UNESCO world heritage site. Hierapolis was built in the 2nd century B.C. by the King of Pergamon and became a Roman city. The city was famous for several important sanctuaries and also as an important trade center. Hierapolis was famous for purple dye and cloth making and it is still famous for textile products. Afterwards, drive back to Denizli airport to make your flight back to ...

  • Cappadocia to Konya, Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour

    7. Cappadocia to Konya, Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour

    Day 1: You will be met at the airport, either Nevsehir or Kayseri before a delivery to your hotel in Cappadocia. This hotel will be a 4 star or boutique hotel, including a breakfast and lunch. Day 2: First day in Cappadocia, a hotel transfer will pick you up at 9:15 AM, seeing Uchisar, Goreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin, Avanos, Pasabagi Fairy Chimneys, Devrent Valley and Urgup. 5:30 PM you will arrive back to your hotel. Optional Hot Air Balloon tour 120 Euro, per person, extra.  Day 3: Second day in Cappadocia, leaving your hotel at 9:15 AM, to visit Goreme Panorama sights. Afterwards you will see the underground city, Ihlara Valley and Selime Monostry. Finishing the tour for the day at 5:30 PM, you will be driven to the next accommodation at Konya, arriving around 8:00 PM. The accommodation will be a 4 star hotel with breakfast and lunch.  Day 4: Starting at 9:00 AM, first visiting t...

  • From Kusadasi: Full-Day Pamukkale + Hierapolis Private Tour

    8. From Kusadasi: Full-Day Pamukkale + Hierapolis Private Tour

    Begin your Pamukkale and Hierapolis adventure with a morning pick up from your central Kusadasi Hotel. Capture stunning views of water trickling over white petrified limestone tubs. In this fairytale atmosphere, learn from your guide how calcium rich thermal water continues to cascade down the hillside leaving precipitates in the form of cataracts, stalactites and basins. Listen as your guide explains how Romans once plunged into these waters to enrich their bodies with its therapeutic powers. Enjoy some free time to explore this unforgettable place at your leisure. Around 4:00 PM, finish your tour and take the transfer back to Kusadasi.

  • Pamukkale Small Group Tour from Kusadasi

    9. Pamukkale Small Group Tour from Kusadasi

    After pickups from Kusadasi hotels or the port, you will drive you to Pamukkale. Along the way, feast your eyes on the beautiful Turkish Villages. After a 2-hour drive, you will arrive at Pamukkale, located in the province of Denizli. This natural wonder is comprised of terraces and travertine formed by hot springs and streams depositing carbonate minerals. Pamukkale has gained eminence for its waters which are believed to have curative powers and been used as a thermal bath for centuries. Located near to Pamukkale, Hierapolis was established in 200 BC by Eumenes II in dedication to the Amazon Queen Hiera. The city which fell under the rule of the Turks in the 9th century still preserves its value and significance, welcoming thousands of visitors to its ancient monuments and natural wonders every year, Pamukkale is waiting to welcome you as well.

    Due to health problems we were not able to attend the tour on the originally agreed day, but the organizer (Mr Mustafa) allowed us to postpone it for one day. The pick up time from our hotel was prompt. The guide did not speak good English but was very friendly and helpful. Upon arrival in Pamukkale we had a brief tour of the area, followed by 2.5 hours of free time to see travertines and Hierapolis or swim in the Cleopatra Pool. Before returning to Kusadasi, we stopped for lunch and visited an onix factory.

  • From Antalya: Private Day Tour to Pamukkale and Hierapolis

    10. From Antalya: Private Day Tour to Pamukkale and Hierapolis

    Get picked up from your accommodation and travel to Pamukkale, which some call the ‘8th Wonder of the World’. Marvel at the beautiful clear water pools, hot springs, and terraces of carbonate minerals created by flowing water.  Then, enjoy lunch and swim in the soothing thermal waters. Next, visit the ancient city of Hierapolis. Explore the ruins of this historic city, established at the end of the 2nd century B.C. Discover the remains of the Roman amphitheater, visit the beautiful marble baths and explore the necropolis.

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What people are saying about Pamukkale

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

The Tour Guide and the Driver were great. Super English. We were well treated and the tour information was professionally presented. The guide and driver took us to their favorite lunch spot (delicious and inexpensive). And, they were considerate about asking about needs (food, water, bathroom, etc). The drive is long from Izmer. That's the downside. Now that I have been, it's hard to justify the time it took (but this is just me as I have been to many mineral baths). There is a museum and ruins to visit, and our guide did a very good job putting in context the importance of Pamukkale and its place in history. I recommend our guide and our driver. HANDS DOWN!

We were picked up at the hotel on time. Very careful bus driver, the trip was great, no music the entire trip, very relaxing! A great private tour guide (we were the only two guests that day and still the tour was carried out very professionally) who spoke English very well and was able to answer all our questions. A very nice experience that we can definitely recommend.

It was truly the best part of my vacation. The arrangement was timely, the guide Ali was wonderful, gave us all the interesting facts regarding turkey and the area. He was Well versed in history to give the details of Hierapolis. Thank you so much this wonderful experience. It was worth it and it was my best day in turkey :)

Our tour guide, Emre, was exceptionally knowledgeable and he provided plenty of information. Courteous through and through, I would highly recommend this tour and guide to anyone!

Our guide was phenomenal! He did a wonderful tour and we loved it!