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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 :)

  • From Istanbul: Pamukkale Day Trip, Including Flights

    2. 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.  

  • Full-Day Pamukkale Tour from Bodrum

    3. Full-Day Pamukkale Tour from Bodrum

    Enjoy an excursion to Pamukkale, and see the ruins of the Greco-Roman settlement at Hierapolis as well as the extraordinary natural formation known as the Cotton Castle. Reach Pamukkale and visit the ancient city of Hierapolis to see the Greco-Roman ruins. These include the great Roman theater, the tomb of St. Philip, the Roman baths, the temple to Apollo, and others. The kings of Pergamon established the thermal spa of Hierapolis, which is registered as cultural and natural heritage site by UNESCO. During your visit to this open-air museum, you’ll also see a massive ancient graveyard that contains over 1,200 sarcophagi, many of which are the size of a small house. Pamukkale’s alien-seeming landscape is the result of calcite-laden waters that flow from springs in a cliff that rises 200 meters over the plain. You’ll see formations that resemble forests and waterfalls, and also a series...

  • Ephesus and Pamukkale: 2-Day Tour from Bodrum

    4. Ephesus and Pamukkale: 2-Day Tour from Bodrum

    Tour one of the world's best preserved archaeological sites, and walk in the footsteps of ancients on a 2-day (overnight) tour of Ephesus and Pamukkale, with round-trip transfers from the Turkish Riviera. Marvel at the calcium-filled springs that pour down the mountain side to form a kind of Arctic wonderland called “cotton castles.” Learn more about the Ephesians and the ancient Greek city that they built on the coast of Ionia. See some of the best-preserved ruins, including the Celsus Library, Temple of Hadrian, and amphitheater. Day 1: Ephesus Meet your guide at 07:00 and depart early, heading west towards İzmir Province in western Anatolia. Enjoy breakfast en route so that you can make good time to reach Ephesus by 10:00. Upon arrival, you will have approximately 3 hours to explore the ruins, and walk down the marble streets once walked by the ancients. The city was famed as the sit...

    The actual tour was amazing. Absolutely loved all the sites we went to! But the only negative is that they take you to "shops" for 30 - 40 minutes each along the way, and these places present you with what they are selling, so they try to hustle their products to you. By the end the group was over going to these "shops". But apart from that highly recommend the tour.

  • Cappadocia to Konya, Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour

    5. 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: Ephesus and Pamukkale 2 Day Private Tour

    6. From Kusadasi: Ephesus and Pamukkale 2 Day Private Tour

    This 2-day tour will take you to 2 ancient cities and beautiful natural sites. Here's what you'll do across both days. First Day: Ephesus Meet your guide and drive to Ephesus, one of the most well-preserved Greco-Roman ancient cities in the world. You'll see the amphitheater, ancient temples, Roman baths, agora, and even an ancient library. The area also holds religious significance, serving as a pilgrimage center for Christians. After touring the ancient city, you'll enjoy a local lunch. Then, see local artisans at work on handmade carpets and rug art.  Second Day: Pamukkale Meet your guide and take a 3-hour drive (with a break) to the Pamukkale area. When you arrive, you'll enjoy a local lunch. Then, visit the ancient city and its white terraces to explore for a few hours. The travertine terraces at Pamukkale are one of the most spectacular natura...

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

    7. 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 and Hierapolis Full-Day Guided Tour

    8. Pamukkale and Hierapolis Full-Day Guided Tour

    Visit Pamukkale and Hierapolis on a 7-hour guided tour. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot springs and take in the unique white limestone terraces, known as travertines. The ancients believed that Hierapolis, or Sacred City, was founded by the god Apollo. It was famed for its hot springs, whose vapors were associated with Pluto, the god of the underworld. The hot springs were popular in Roman times because of their therapeutic powers. Visit the Domitian Gate, the colonnaded street and the cathedral. Explore the Pamukkale Museum and marvel at the limestone terraces of Pamukkale. The healing powers of the hot springs led to the establishment of a spa resort.

  • From Istanbul: Ephesus & Pamukkale 2-Day Trip with Flights

    9. From Istanbul: Ephesus & Pamukkale 2-Day Trip with Flights

    Visit the ruins of Ephesus and the pools of Pamukkale on this 2-day tour from Istanbul. Fly from Istanbul and stay overnight in Kusadasi as you travel to Turkey's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Day 1 Begin your travels with a pickup from your hotel in Istanbul. Your driver will take you to the airport so you can board your 1.5-hour flight to Izmir. At your arrival, you wıll be greeted by your driver and safely taken to Selcuk to meet with your group participants and start your full-day tour. During the course of your day break for lunch. Head to the House of Virgin Mary, a church built on the top of the foundations of a structure thought to be the house where the Assumption happened and Mary spent her last days. Continue on to Ephesus, an archeological treasure and well-preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean. See one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Temple of Artemi...

  • From Istanbul: Pamukkale Trip with Hot Air Balloon Ride

    10. From Istanbul: Pamukkale Trip with Hot Air Balloon Ride

    Take a break from bustling Istanbul and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pamukkale on this 2-day trip. See extraordinary views of thermal pools and terraces and visit the ancient ruins of Hierapolis. Your trip begins with a flight from Istanbul to Denizli Airport. Upon arriving at Denizli Airport your driver will meet you and drop you off at your hotel for you to retire and relax in the evening. The next day in the early morning, your driver will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the meeting point for your hot air balloon ride. Rise up into the sky and see the white travertines from above. Have a memorable experience as you taking stunning views of the surrounding landscape and Hierapolis. Once your air balloon flight finishes have breakfast back in the hotel. Take a break before beginning your excursion to Hierapolis. Follow your guide as they tell you about interesti...

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What people are saying about Pamukkale

The overall trip was excellent. But had problem in going on the day when it was actually planned. Our flight tickets were not booked and the flight got booked. I was neither informed to provide my passport details at the time of booking nor informed later. When I called to local agent hd informed me that since I had not provided the relevant details the trip has to be cancelled/postponed. So I had to go the next day. While returning back the flight to Istanbul is very late and had to wait for 4 hrs at the Airport. The place and the guide were excellent.

Excellent ... a beautiful place. Fact: there are few Spanish-speaking guides, so I suggest making reservations in advance. Our excellent guide attentive and with a brief history class intrigued us and in Greek and Roman times to see the theater ... later Cleopatra's pool ... to end with The "cotton castle" simply WONDERFUL

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 :)

Exceptional place

I liked the tour, the punctuality in the collection, the punctual flights and although the guide lacked a bit to refine the Spanish it was understood. I recommend the tour because you enjoy it a lot and do not stop bathing in the hot springs of Cleopatra is a luxury

Good experience

The program was respected and everything went well. The guide and driver we had on the two days were lovely. The time spent on visits is very good. We have time to do everything without hurrying. Business is safe on the bus. It was a good two day trip