2 days / 1 Night Pamukkale Tour: Day 1.
Starting around 8am there will be a breakfast stop in Korkuteli. If you will not have a lunch box from the hotel, you can buy some snacks, drinks here. On reaching Denizli, a city close to Pamukkale, the tour stops to enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the white travertines and to allow a lunchbreak (open buffet, extra charge). On arrival at Pamukkale, the tour first explores the ruins of the Graeco/Roman city of Hierapolis (amphitheatre, city walls, bathhouses and Necropolis) which sits above the travertines and is the source of the natural spring water which runs down the mountain-side to form the calcified rock pools. Afterwards, it is possible to take a walk on walkways over the white travertines to really appreciate this natural wonder. Not far from the travertines there is an ancient pool called Cleopatra's pool, which is filled with the area’s hot, natural spring water and has ancient columns and stones from the ancient city lying at the bottom of the pool (swimming here is optional and for an extra charge). At the end of the afternoon, the tour drives to the hotel for an overnight stay. Dinner is included.
After an open buffet breakfast, everyone checks out of the hotel to continue the tour. The first stop is the hot thermal springs near Karahayit town, famous for their red travertines. (Swimming here is optional for an extra charge). This is then followed with a visit to a mosque to learn about the religious traditions of the local people. Following this there is a stop at a leather shop and onyx factory and the opportunity to buy a souvenir. A stop for lunch is later made again in Denizli and then the journey back to Antalya is continued, arriving in resort at approximately 5.30pm.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up at the hotel.
Duration: 2 days.
Start/opening time: 8am on Day 1.
End/closing time: 5.30pm on Day 2.
Languages: English and German.
Others: Included: Pick-up and drop-off from and to the hotel, overnight accommodation in a 3 star hotel on a half board basis (breakfast and dinner included), admission fees to Pamukkale and Hierapolis and a professional tour guide.
Not included: Lunches, drinks, admission fees to Cleopatra's Pool nor swimming in the thermal pools in Karahayit.