HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR
Pamukkale White Terraces
You will be/can be met at the harbour / ADB airport or even at your Hotel in Izmir or Kusadasi. The guide will be holding up a sign with your name on it clearly so that you take the correct pick up service for your convenience, it’s here you shall also meet your tour guide for the day who will give you some information on the plan for the day before heading off on your way to your destination.
The drive up to Pamukkale takes between 3 – 4 Hours long but please be rest assured that half into the journey we will have short break stop so you can stretch your legs and grab a refreshment too. As we arrive at Pamukkale it will be to the North Gate side where you will see the Necropolis (cemetery) of Hierapolis which is one of the biggest ancient cemeteries in Anatolia with 1.200 graves, Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, and the Main Street, Byzantium Gate. Then you walk over to the natural warm water terraces which were formed by running warm water that contains calcium. The temperature of the water is about 35c you can see the gleaming white travertine terraces of Pamukkale, which are closely located to the ruins of Hierapolis. The extraordinary effect is created when water from the hot springs loses carbon dioxide as it flows down the slopes leaving deposits of limestone. The layers of white calcium carbonate built up in steps on the plateau and by this effect is how the site got its name Pamukkale because it resembles a huge mountain ball of cotton.
There shall be a lunch stop that is served as an open buffet style and after lunch, you will have the chance to take part in some swimming in hot red thermal pools.
Then If you like to swim in the Ancient Pool which is also called Cleopatra s Pool but to do so you shall need to pay a small extra charge fee. The Cleopatra Pool is warmed by hot springs and covered with underwater fragments of ancient marble columns. Possibly associated with the Temple of Apollo the pool provides today’s visitors a rare opportunity to swim with antiquities! During the Roman period columned porticoes surrounded the pool; earthquakes toppled them into the water where they lie today. Once the tour comes to an end it will be time to get back on the bus and to be driven back to your allocated drop off points, we trust that your tour with us today has been excellent and hope to see you again!
Private Professional English speaking guides
A la carte Lunch
Private Luxurious AC Mini Bus
All entrance fees where necessary
All Local taxes
For cancellations up to 3 days before tour, activity or transfer date there is no cancellation fee. For cancellations within 3 days of tour, activity or transfer date, we will charge a 50% cancellation fee. For cancellations within 24 hours of tour, activity or transfer date, we will charge a 100% cancellation fee. We cannot give any refund on no-shows for tours, activities or airport transfers.