Pamukkale, the marvellous attraction of Turkey, is a must-see and should be on your list even you are somewhat afar in Belek. On our guided two-day tour from Belek, have a couple of days of wonder at the “Cotton Castle” of the World, enjoying the hot springs, the dazzling white coated travertines and the ancient city ruins of Hierapolis.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||All Belek hotels|
|DEPARTURE TIME||05.30 am.|
|NOT INCLUDED||Drinks during meals
Entrance fee to Cleopatra’s Pool
Swimming in thermal pools in Karahayit (if visited)
Early morning departure at 05:30 with a pick-up from your centrally located Belek hotel, first stop will be in Korkuteli (approx. two hours after departure) for breakfast. As it is a considerably long journey from Belek (around four hours), there will be a total of several stops to make your trip as smooth as possible in our air-conditioned comfort vehicle.
Last stop before lunch will be in Denizli (the centre of Turkish textile), the nearest big city to Pamukkale where you will enjoy stunning panoramic views. Next is buffet lunch at a local restaurant in surroundings of Pamukkale where you can have a peek at the stunning white terraces from a distance.
Upon arrival in Pamukkale, your first visit is to the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis which includes an amphitheatre, great city walls, bath houses and necropolis and where you can find out about the history and culture of this unique location. Due to the neighbouring divine white terraces of travertines and historical values of the ancient city, Hierapolis was added to UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list in 1988.
After your cultural tour, have a walk on the terraces of carbonate minerals left by flowing water and bathe in the natural pools of hot spring water. At a near location to Hierapolis ruins, there is the ancient pool called ‘’Cleopatra’s Pool’’ where you can soak in at an additional charge.
Your first day ends after your check-in at your hotel in Pamukkale which includes dinner.
After buffet breakfast and check-out from your hotel, a short drive and you will arrive at the hot thermal springs of Karahayit town which is famous for its amazing neiughbouring RED travertines. Swimming in these natural outdoor pools is optional and at an extra charge. Next is a visit to a local mosque to learn more about the culture and religious traditions.
After a shopping stop for leather and onyx, next stop will be once again in the town of Denizli for lunch. You will then be driven back to Belek and dropped off at your hotel as completely rejuvenated and filled with unforgettable memories