Pamukkale meaning ‘cotton castle’ is a marvelous natural wonder, a must-see attraction in Turkey. Join a one-day guided tour from Antalya to see the stunning white travertines, to swim in the hot springs and discover the ruins of an ancient city Hierapolis.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||All Antalya hotels|
|DEPARTURE TIME||05.30 am.|
Drinks during meals
Entrance fee to Cleopatra’s Pool
Swimming in thermal pools in Karahayit (if visited)
The tour starts early in the morning at 05:30 am with a pick up time for the hotels in Antalya city center. The first stop will be in Korkuteli for the breakfast. If you will not have lunch box from the hotel, you can buy some snacks, tea, coffee there in a cafe. On the way to Pamukkale there are some other stops to make the long journey more easy and comfortable.
The closest city to Pamukkale is Denizli, there you will stop to enjoy the beautiful panoramic view. Next in program is an open buffet lunch at a local restaurant in Pamukkale surroundings. From the restaurant it will possible to see the hill with the stunning white terraces.
On arrival to Pamukkale first discover the ruins of Hierapolis (amphitheater, city walls, bathhouses, necropolis, etc.) to learn more about the history and culture of this area. Then you can walk on the white travertines enjoying the full beauty of this natural wonder and swim in its natural pools with the hot spring water. Not far from the travertines there is an ancient pool called Cleopatra’s pool, swimming there is optional and for an extra charge.
Because of the glorious white travertine and historical values of Hierapolis Ancient City Pamukkale was added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage (1988).
On the way back you will pass Denizli one more time and stop for some shopping (textile / leather shop and onyx fabric). You will have dinner at a local restaurant and after drive directly till Alanya. There will be the last stop before you come back to your hotel.