Pamukkale tour from Alanya is a day trip to walk on the white travertines, visit the Hierapolis ancient city and swim in the Pool of Cleopatra.
You will take a trip in a comfortable bus to see what everyone’s talking about, but you have yet to see it. We’ll drive to ‘Pamuk Kale’, this ‘Cotton Castle’, so-called for the whiteness of its travertines.
Pamukkale is a fantastic site, both geological and historical. Thermal waters travelled down the hill for centuries, and the calcium deposits formed the snow-white travertines.
UNESCO protects Pamukkale as a natural heritage site. It is visited by millions of people each year from all over the world.
There is so much more than the cloud-like pools of thermal waters. It is home to the ancient city of Hierapolis. You can walk among the ruins of this beautiful ancient city and visit the grand theatre. In Hierapolis, you also can see some excellent examples of marble sarcophagi (ancient graves) with beautiful carvings.
In the heart of Pamukkale, there is a hot water pool. You can swim among the fallen columns and historical remnants of Hierapolis. You can enjoy the warmth of the thermal spring waters heated far below the Earth’s surface and feel the healing properties of the mineral-rich waters.
|📅 Tour Days:||Every day|
|⏱️ From / To:||4:30 AM – 9:00 PM|
|✔️ Includes:||Hotel transfer, guiding, entrance fees, lunch|
|📌 Highlights:||Hierapolis, white travertines, hot springs pool|
Pamukkale tour from Alanya costs €30 for adults and €15 for children 4-7, under four are free.
If you would like to add lunch and entrance tickets into your tour, price is €55 for adults, €35 for children between 4-7 and under 4 are free.
A comfortable, air-conditioned coach will pick you up from your hotel at approximately 03:30.
After a short drive, you will have a breakfast stop in a restaurant. You can either pay and enjoy the breakfast offered in the restaurant or bring breakfast boxes from your hotel.
After arriving in Pamukkale, you will have a tour of Hierapolis and the surrounding sights. Your guide will inform you about the site and answer any questions. After a short walk with your guide, you will reach the pool complex and have a 3-hour of free time.
Cleopatra’s pool is in the middle of Pamukkale. It is a big complex with multiple restaurants, cafeterias, toilets, changing rooms and sunbeds. As it is in the middle of everything, you can visit a sight, return to the pool for refreshments, and move to the next sight. Your guide will indicate where he will be waiting for you, and you can ask your questions about the sights whenever you come to the pool complex.
In your free time, you can explore the ruins of the Hierapolis ancient city, such as baths, agora, latrina, theatre and temples. Hierapolis is also home to the biggest Necropolis in Turkey. You can see beautiful marble sarcophagi with carvings.
Something you shouldn’t miss is the white travertines of Pamukkale. The travertine terraces are filled with thermal water, and the depth of the water is roughly 10 – 20 centimetres. So you can lie on the terraces, enjoy the thermal waters and take amazing photos there.
You can also swim in this thermal water’s core – the Pool of Cleopatra. Water is just above the body temperature, 36 degrees Celsius. After an earthquake, ancient columns surrounding the pool have dropped into the pool and are still there. So if you consider swimming, you will swim among history.
After the visit of Pamukkale, it’s time to return to Alanya. With some comfort breaks on the way, you should arrive back at your pick-up point between 20:30 and 21:00.
The cost of Pamukkale tour from Alanya is 30 EUR for adults, 15 EUR for children between ages 4 and 11, and free for children at and under four years old in 2023.
Tour price includes professional guiding service, a bus with fully equipped A/C, travel insurance.
Remember that drinks consumed throughout the day are not included and require separate payment.
Do not forget to bring breakfast boxes from your hotel.
The journey is about 350 kilometres and takes you through the Taurus Mountains. For your comfort, there are adequate convenience stops.
Due to the length of the day, this might be one excursion you miss if you have very young children. It is up to you to use your discretion as you know your child best!
No, you are free to roam around both pools. The charge is only payable if you want to swim.