Day Tour - Pamukkale, Travertines And Hierapolis Tour From Kusadasi

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from your hotel in Kusadasi.
    Please contact your supplier for your pick-up time.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original pickup point at approximately 6pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Visit the archaeological site of Pamukkale and see its extraordinary white travertine rock terraces cascading down from the crumbling city of Hierapolis. On this full-day trip from Kusadasi, youll walk around the incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site with your guide, learning about the rocks formation and history. Then head to the ancient city of Hierapolis for a refreshing dip in its naturally formed bathing pools before taking a walking tour around its evocative ruins.
Numbers are limited to 14 on this small-group Pamukkale trip, ensuring a more intimate experience at this archeological site.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included

Know More about this tour

After a pickup from your Kusadasi hotel, head inland to Denizli Province to visit Pamukkale Turkeys most incredible natural wonder. Meaning cotton castle, this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site consists of dazzling white travertine rock terraces that seem to flow down 656-foot (200-meter) cliffs. From a distance, the travertine terraces almost look like snowy cliffs or frozen waterfalls, but in fact they are mineral deposits from Pamukkales hot springs.

Walk around these fascinating rocks and see the naturally formed bathing pools while learning about their geology from your guide. Views from Pamukkale are unforgettable see the white travertine terraces contrasting with brown mountains in the distance, and then walk up to Hierapolis, the ancient Greco-Roman city with crumbling ruins and geothermic bathing pools.

Enjoy time at leisure here, and be sure to bring your bathing suit as the pools are definitely worth a dip (entrance fee is at your own expense)! Relax in the warm natural springs that are separated by ancient columns, and then visit a caf for lunch before meeting your guide for a leisurely walking tour around the ancient city. Take in its impressive Classical ruins, such as the necropolis (Roman burial ground) and the vast Roman theater that was capable of seating more than 12,000 people. See St Philippe Martyrion (also known as the Basilica of St Philippe) and learn about this important early Christian sanctuary before returning to your coach for the ride back to Kusadasi.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Lunch

Professional English-speaking tour guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Entrance fee (approximately 25 Turkish Lira) to the thermal pools at Hierapolis

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Jul-2019

    It was a long ride 3 hours there and 3 hours back but the Mercedes mini bus was nice and the guide phenomenal and friendly. There is a lot of walking so if you cant do that I recommend renting a cart.

    The whit hills and pools are a sight to behold. There were lots of people but quite manageable.

    We stopped and the linen factory and bought some awesome table cloths and towels at a reasonable price.

    The amphitheater in the the ruins was phenomenal.

    Would definitely do it once but don't think i would go back because of the six hours traveling.

  • 03-Oct-2018

    It was awesome

  • 04-Aug-2018

    Our guide was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable about the area. He gave great suggestions for routes and was very open to all kinds of questions about the site. Since I visited in August the pools were really crowded so I didnt swim, but the site itself is very beautiful and worth the visit. My two complaints are the tourism stop we made at the Onyx workshop, which was essentially a ploy to get us to buy stuff. It wasnt on the itinerary and I felt that it was a little heavy handed to add that in without telling us. We also stopped at a crowded buffet restaurant for lunch that wasnt very good.

  • 10-Jul-2018

    Great Tour! Lots of walking, wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water and hat or umbrella to shield from the sun!

  • 14-Oct-2017

    Pamukkale is amazing. The only thing I'd change are the trips to the leather fashion show and gem store.

  • 20-Sep-2017

    Tahsin was an incredibly passionate guide and was really nice to talk with. He was very informative and knowledgeable about Turkey and the environments. I wish we'd have him for Ephesus as well. His and the drivers services deserve an absolute 10!

    The only reason I did not give a 5 star rating are rather because of the firms organizational details:
    We were picked up had to drop breakfast right away at 7.30, whilst the day before, the company comfirmed through phone we'd be picked up at 8-8.30
    The journey from Kusadasi to Pammukkale was very long. Our hotel being the furthest away in the group, we spent at least a total of 8.5-9 hours sitting in the bus, just to enjoy about 2.5 hours of Pammukkale.
    For such a long journey, I personally wouldn't recommend travelling in a small group or bus. Us being tall Europeans and a little overweight, let's be honest, spending that long in rather cramped seats isn't quiet comfortable.

  • 07-Aug-2017

    We had a well presented and air conditioned mini bus. Our driver was charming and spoke excellent English. Our guide at Pamukkale was lovely and she was very knowledgeable and also spoke excellent English. It was a really hot day so we spent quite a while bathing in the warm Cleopatra pool. Sadly, I think the magical powers associated with the water have waned over the years as I didn't look any younger after my swim haha. Pamukkale is a beautiful place and I would recommend this trip as we had a great time.
    We stopped off at an Onyx factory on the way back and it was interesting to see how the artists manipulated and shaped the onyx. There was a gift shop full of beautiful things and even though we did not feel pressurised into buying anything, of course we had to get a little momento of the trip. Overall, an excellent experience.

  • 12-May-2017

    Wonderful tour and sightseeing.

  • 18-Apr-2017

    This tour was amazing!

  • 21-Mar-2017

    Pamukkale and Heirapolis - Incredible places to see, though I wouldn't bother with this tour at all. We basically paid GBP97 for a driver.

    On the 3 hour drive to Pamukkale our guide spoke to us once - To let us know we would be stopping for 20minutes. Upon arrival in Pamukkale our tour began. He walked us through the entrance to the terraces, vaguely explaining things that we could have read our selves on the signs all along the walk - gave us a few hours free time.
    Afterwards was lunch - we were told to not have quote high expectations unquote, but the food was actually inedible. Cold and unidentifiable - no one from our tour finished a dish.

    3 hour ride back to Kusadasi, again only being spoke to once again upon stopping for 20 minutes.

    The pools at Heirapolis are absolutely amazing, well worth a visit - though this is not included in the tour but there is plenty of free time to have a swim. The terraces themselves look nothing like you see online, though after travelling so much this was expected - Still amazing to see.

    If we had of just paid for a driver for the day we would have zero complains, but booking a tour you expect some form of a guide. He wasn't interested at all.

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