Pamukkale Tour: The journey to Pamukkale goes through the beautiful Taurus Mountains and passes varying intriguing Turkish landscapes. Breakfast stop on route. On arrival at Pamukkale there will be a stop at a viewpoint for a superb panoramic view of the world famous travertines and to take great memorable photos.
Pamukkale means cotton castle in Turkish and when you take the first look at the snowy-white terraces you’ll understand why. It’s an unforgettable moment looking at this breath-taking wonder of nature, where natural hot springs have run down the mountainside and solidified into white rock pools creating cliffs of amazing beauty.
Pamukkale’s travertines are unique in the world and were listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. Take off your shoes and take a walk through this wonderland of basins filled with warm clear water and admire the scenery. After discovering the terraces we visit the ancient city of Hierapolis which is located above the travertines. Here you can learn about the ancient city’s interesting history during its Byzantine and Roman periods and see the well-preserved Roman theatre and ancient thermal baths, which have been restored and converted into an archaeological museum.
Also to see is the Temple of Apollo, the Necropolis, Nymphaeum and a 4th century basilica. There’s also an opportunity to bathe in the ancient main thermal pool known as Cleopatra’s pool which is like swimming in warm, bubbly water so bring along swimwear.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Pick-up time: At 5:30am approx.
End/closing time: Return at 10pm approx.
Not included: Breakfast and entrance to Cleopatra’s pool.
Others: Tour is not recommended for young children due to the length of the journey.