Looking for experiencing the magic of Pamukkale and the grandeur of Hierapolis on a comprehensive 1-day coach tour from Side, including lunch and dinner.
Pamukkale, literally meaning “Cotton Castle” combines natural beauty and history in one place. It will be easy to understand why Turkish named like this when you see the steeply terraced hillside with its bright, white covering.
Being a UNESCO World Heritage Site and hosting many travertines, Pamukkale is also famous for wellness travelers. There you will see the thermal spring water laden with calcareous salt, plunging down the mountainside which has created this natural formation of stalactites, cataracts and basins. The thermal water has been used since the Roman period for its therapeutic powers.
In the early morning, around 5.00am, you will be picked up free of charge from your hotel and before driving to Pamukkale, we will stop in Korkuteli to have breakfast (breakfast not included in price). Here, you will also have the opportunity to buy some snacks and tea/ coffee. On the way to Pamukkale, we will stop at Denizli, the closest city to Pamukkale, to make the long journey more easy and comfortable and to enjoy the beautiful panoramic view. Here we will have a lunch break, that you can either sit with the tour guide and enjoy the open buffet menu or the lunch boxes you have brought. (lunch not included in price).
On arrival, We will be amazed with the ruins of the ancient spa city of Hierapolis based on the top of this white castle and the dream-like white travertines. Many of these milk-white natural pools are deep enough for swimming, and because of the warm climate and thermally-heated water, there’s no chance of a chill, even if you visit in the off-peak season!
While wondering around this geological miracle, you will also learn more about the history and culture of this area and see amphitheater, city walls, bathhouses, necropolis and more.
We will, of course, visit Cleopatra’s Pool, also called the Sacred Pool and Pamukkale Antique Pool, which is area’s one of biggest draws. According to legend, this artificially sculpted pool was a gift from Marc Anthony to Cleopatra and is rumoured to have swum here. Swimming there is optional and for an extra charge.
Our next journey is to natural hot thermal springs near Karahayit town named Kirmizi Su which translates to red water. You will be delighted to see these red travertines. You will have the option to swim there and enjoy bubbling from beneath the calcite rocks - very rich in calcium, magnesium and sulphurs, at about 56 degrees for an extra charge!
Our next stops are more on meeting with habits of the local, such as visiting a mosque to learn more about the religious traditions of local people or shopping at a leather shop.
We will then have dinner (included) and then you will be transferred back to your hotel and arrive at 22.00.
No fee for cancellations before 7+ days of the scheduled departure.
50% charge for cancellations within 3-6 days of the scheduled departure.
Full 100% charge for cancellations within 2 days of the scheduled departure.