Pamukkale and Hierapolis: Come face to face with one of Mother Nature’s most dramatic creations with this fascinating full day tour to Pamukkale and Hierapolis. For thousands of years, visitors have been drawn to this rare and fascinating calcium landscape to relax in the thermal springs.
Arrive at Pamukkale and your jaw will drop at the amazing winter-like scenes. Formed by calcium-filled springs pouring down the mountainside, its glacier-white ridges and pools look like an Arctic wonderland. You will see water laden with calcareous salt, which as it plunges down the mountain side, has created this natural formation of stalactites, falls and basins. There are just a handful of these in the planet and they have to be seen to be believed. The contrast with the surrounding landscape is particularly stark.
Snap photos as you wander about and explore the nearby ruins of Hierapolis where there is a well-preserved Roman theatre and ancient thermal baths which have been restored and converted into an archaeological museum. Other significant sites include the Temple of Apollo, The Necropolis and The Nymphaeum and the fourth century basilica.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up from hotels.
Pick-up time: Between 6.45am and 7.15am.
End/closing time: At approx. 10.30pm.
Dress code: We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes.
Medical restrictions: This tour involves a fair amount of walking so may not be suitable for the less mobile.
Due to it being a long day, the tour is not recommended for infants.
Included: Breakfast and dinner.
A rest stop in Korkuteli.