There are many wondrous sites to visit all over Turkey and around Antalya. This tour combines two of those places, Salda Lake and Pamukkale. This tour should perhaps be nicknamed the ‘white’ tour as both places off you stunning scenery dominated by the stark whites, be it white sands or white waterfalls. This is a chance to combine two unforgettable places that will be imprinted in your memory for years to come.
Salda Lake is a huge lake that was formed inside a volcanic crater and has depths close to 200 metres in parts. Upon a visit to the Lake you would be forgiven for thinking that you have teleported to the Seychelles as its white beaches are reminiscent of more tropical climates. The white ‘sands’ are actually due to deposits of hydromagnesite which are found in the area due to historical volcanic activity. It is thought that the waters of the Lake are of benefit to people with some skin ailments and is often visited as a place of healing.
Pamukkale almost needs no explanation, as it is one of the most photographed places in Turkey and is world famous! Of course, you will automatically think of the snow white travertines that were formed by calcium deposits and dot the hillside with shallow thermal pools. It is also the site of the historical city of Hierapolis built on the thermal waters for their healing properties. It was a spa town and historically attracted visitors from all over much as it does today! Local legend has it that Cleopatra herself once bathed in the warm waters of Pamukkale and there is a pool named after her that is dotted with fallen columns and remnants of Hierapolis.
In 2022, price of Antalya Lake Salda & Pamukkale Tour is 35 € for adults, 20 € for children between age 3 and 7, free for children under 2 years old.
Salda & Pamukkale Basic Package Price: 30 €
Salda & Pamukkale All Inclusive Package Price: 45 €
Every Day, all year round from 05:30 to 21:00.
Whilst specific times will be confirmed upon reserving your seat you should be ready to be collect by coach between 05:30 and 06:00. You will head to your first stop on the journey which will be a short break for breakfast which is included in your ticket. After breakfast you will continue your journey towards Pamukkale. Upon arrival which should be at around 09:00 your professional guide will accompany you on a tour around the city of Hierapolis, giving you relevant information about the points of interest en route. You will then have a few hours of time to yourself when you can visit the travertines, take a dip in Cleopatra’s Pool or explore the city even further.
You will be provided with the opportunity to purchase a midday meal at, you guessed it, midday! Lunch will be a buffet with a wide range of foods to choose from to suit every palate. Please note that lunch and any drinks that you purchase are extra.
AT around 12:30 you will set off to a local wine producer where you will learn about the wines on offer in the region and maybe even have a sample. From here you will leave Pamukkale behind and make your way to Salda Lake to enjoy the white sands and warm waters. There will be a break here for swimming before you finally make your way onto the bus at around 16:00.
Your journey back to Antalya will begin with convenience breaks made en route. You will make a final stop for your evening meal which is included in the price of your ticket.
There will be a professional guide with you on the day, who will be able to assist you with any needs as well as share excellent information about all of the places visited.
Cost of Antalya Lake Salda & Pamukkale Tour is 30 € for adults, 20 € for children between age 3 and 7, free for children under 2 years old in 2022.
Drinks throughout the day and lunch at Pamukkale are not included in the price of your ticket. You should also be aware that there are also entrance fees into Pamukkale and to Cleopatra’s Pool. Both of these entrance fees are payable locally.
Whilst you will be travelling a few hundred kilometres rest assured that you will make any necessary convenience stops along the way and that the coach is fully air conditioned with spacious seating. You may find that you use the journey times to relax and enjoy the countryside.
You are under no obligation to purchase lunch at the restaurant provided. There are other restaurants in the area and you may use those at your own discretion or even spend some extra times visiting Hierapolis and Pamukkale just as long as make it back to the coach in time for departure.
You can wear or bring your swim suit; it’s completely up to you. Of course you will also need a towel and your sun tan lotion too!