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  • Pamukkale and Hierapolis Full-Day Tour from Bodrum

    1. Pamukkale and Hierapolis Full-Day Tour from Bodrum

    Explore the unique travertine terraces of Pamukkale (literally “Cotton Castles” in Turkish), and enjoy a full-day trip to one of Turkey’s most popular attractions. Depart Bodrum and transfer by air-conditioned coach to Pamukkale, known as the “8th Wonder of the World” to those in the know. Explore the natural landscape of limpid pools, hot springs and travertine, terraces of carbonate minerals left by flowing water. Inscribed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1988, Pamukkale attracts some 2 million visitors every year. Get a view of the terraces from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli. Then, go to the ruins of the ancient Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis, built on top of the “Cotton Castles” in the 2nd century BC. See the remains of the Roman amphitheater, and visit the former Turkish Bath, now converted to an archaeological museum. Discover...

  • From Alanya: Pamukkale & Salda Lake Guided Tour

    2. From Alanya: Pamukkale & Salda Lake Guided Tour

    Get an early start with a pickup service around 6:00 am. Board an air-conditioned bus and stop first at a local restaurant in Korkuteli Town for breakfast. Continue driving to Salda Lake, a pristine lake surrounded by white magnesium rocks similar to ones found on Mars. Make a one-hour stop and enjoy walking along the white sandy beaches and swimming in the lake's clear turquoise waters.  After your refreshing break in the Turkish Maldives, head to Pamukkale. Stop at a local restaurant on the way and have lunch. Then get ready to see one of the world's most unique natural wonders with a 4-hour stop at Pamukkale and Hierapolis. See firsthand why the hot springs was given the name Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish. Stroll along the white calcium travertines overflowing with thermal water. Swim in Cleopatra’s Pool and explore the ruins of the ancient Roman spa city of Hierapoli...

  • Turkey Package Tour - 4 Days

    3. Turkey Package Tour - 4 Days

    Start your trip at 18:30 to transfer to the bus station for an 8:30 PM overnight bus to Cappadocia. When you arrive to the bus station we transfer your to the starting point of this tour. At 09:30 AM start the day by visiting Devrent Valley. Your next stop will be Pashabagi called also the Monks Valley. Proceed to Avanos (Venessa), the pottery centre of Cappadocia. This village is set on the banks of the Kizilirmak/Red River. The Göreme Open Air Museum is most important. Here Byzantine cave churches are found in these once remote valleys where monks and nuns pursued monastic life from the 3rd century on. From the panoramic view point Esentepe you will be able to experience a complete view of Goreme valley and Goreme village: fairy chimneys, rock formations and cave houses. End your day with a visit to Uchisar Castle. Afterwards you will be taken to your hotel. On this da...

  • Pamukkale and Hierapolis Full-Day Guided Tour

    4. 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 Antalya: Pamukkale 1-Day Group Tour with Lunch

    5. From Antalya: Pamukkale 1-Day Group Tour with Lunch

    After being picked up from your accommodation in Antalya, you will transfer to Pamukkale (which was known as Hierapolis in ancient times), a 250 km drive that will take around 3.5 hours.  On the way, there will be two breaks for coffee, tea, and breakfast. If you inform your hotel 1 day in advance of the tour, they may be able to prepare your breakfast to take with you (if breakfast is included with your accommodation).  Just before arriving in Pamukkale, there will be time to stop for lunch. Then, continue on towards the ancient holy city, located just 5 minutes from the lunch stop. Your guide will help you to gain an understanding of this ancient and fascinating city. Take some time to admire the natural spring water terraces or perhaps take a dip in the Cleopatra Pool (not included in the cost of the tour). Other highlights include the main street (also known as Colonnade Street) a...

  • Daily Pamukkale (Hierapolis) Tour from Kusadasi

    6. Daily Pamukkale (Hierapolis) Tour from Kusadasi

    Our tour begins In the morning, when your guide will pick you up in Kusadasi and head off towards Pamukkale in a comfortable air-conditioned coach. The drive will take about 2 hours and 40 minutes. Upon arrival, you will learn the history of this fascinating ancient city, which has long since become famous for its thermal hot water springs and spas. Follow your guide on a journey through the city's most important historic sights and landmarks. The hot springs here in Pamukkale are said to cure many sicknesses, and people have been coming to the region for centuries in order to take curative baths. As you experience these soothing hot springs for yourself, take in the amazing natural beauty of the surrounding rock formations, an impressive sight in itself. These wonderful views and lovely scenery, combined with the healing powers of the water, will create an experience you are not like...

    We were well pleased that we booked this taxi tour to fit in with the hours our cruise ship was in Kusadasi. Denis was an excellent tour guide and we appreciated all the information he was able to give to us as we drove to Pamukkale (Hierapolis) and also Laodicea. The hot springs are an amazing sight and the ruins of both Hierapolis and Laodicea are quite incredible. It was the highlight of our trip to Turkey! It was great to see something of the Turkish landscape other than what was close to the cruise ports. The van was very comfortable for our adult family of four and we appreciated the bottled water provided.

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What people are saying about Pamukkale

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Most worthwhile trip from Kusadasi - highly recommended

We were well pleased that we booked this taxi tour to fit in with the hours our cruise ship was in Kusadasi. Denis was an excellent tour guide and we appreciated all the information he was able to give to us as we drove to Pamukkale (Hierapolis) and also Laodicea. The hot springs are an amazing sight and the ruins of both Hierapolis and Laodicea are quite incredible. It was the highlight of our trip to Turkey! It was great to see something of the Turkish landscape other than what was close to the cruise ports. The van was very comfortable for our adult family of four and we appreciated the bottled water provided.

The guide speaking to us was just great! (Thanks Suat). The other guide (who only spoke Russian) was much less welcoming and warm towards "non-Russians". The dishes included in the price are not worthy of a restaurant but are still edible. The landscapes in Pamukkale are just amazing! You can take wonderful photos there!

This is a place, that MUST be seen and worth every minute there!

Well done whole day trip. Maybe there should be some more time in Pamukkale so you can visit the ancient city as well. The hotel where we had lunch was fine and the spring with muddy water was so much fun to visit. The guide was well informed and told us a lot of information.

What an amazing day out

Everything went fine! The pick up was on time. We been a small group of 8 and 1 toddler in a small bus. On the site we had enough time to explore everything we wanted to see. High recommend

this is a very well worth day trip, with breathtaking views.