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Antalya > Pamukkale Tour From Antalya

Pamukkale Tour From Antalya

  Last Updated: May 10, 2024

Pamukkale tour from Antalya is an unforgettable experience. You will visit one of the most beautiful places on earth.

With its white travertines and ancient cities, Pamukkale is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Situated in the Denizli region of Turkey and approximately 300 km from Antalya, this ‘Cotton Castle’ is unique to our planet.

Your tour includes hotel transfers and is conducted with a comfortable bus equipped with full air conditioning. An English-speaking tour guide will accompany you throughout the day.

Travertines of Pamukkale were and are still being formed by calcified water flowing from underground. Soothing thermal pools are said to have healing properties, and for thousands of years, travellers have come to Pamukkale to bathe in them.

You may initially believe that the whiteness is snow, but as you approach and walk along, you will realize that they are actually non-slippery rocks.

Rock formations are only the beginning. Hierapolis, one of the oldest thermal cities, awaits you at the top. On your visit, you can see the ancient ruins of Hierapolis, its necropolis, agora and many more.

Note: You can combine Pamukkale visitation with Salda Lake (Turkish Maldives) – Check this tour out.

📅 Tour Days:Every day
⏱️ Tour Hours:5:30 AM – 8:00 PM
✔️ Includes:Hotel transfer, guiding, entrance fees, lunch, small group
📌 Highlights:Hierapolis, white travertines, hot springs pool 

Pamukkale Day Tour From Antalya Price

Pamukkale tour from Antalya costs €30 for adults, €15 for children between 4-7 years old and under four are free.

If you would like to add lunch and entrance tickets into your tour, price is €60 for adults, €30 for children between 4-7 and under 4 are free.

Pamukkale TourAdultChild
/w Transfer & Guiding Service€30€15
/w Transfer, Guiding, Lunch & Entrance Tickets€60€30

Includes / Excludes

  • Hotel Transfer (Both Ways)
  • Comfortable Bus (Full A/C)
  • Guiding Service
  • Small Group
  • Lunch (Open Buffet)
  • Pamukkale Entrance Fee
  • Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Photos & Videos

Pamukkale Day Trip Itinerary

An air-conditioned, comfortable coach will pick you up from your hotel or apartment in Antalya around 05:30. You will embark on a 250-kilometre journey to the Denizli province and enjoy the surrounding countryside.

On the way, you will have a comfort break to enjoy breakfast. You may bring breakfast boxes prepared from your hotel to eat there.

Upon arriving at Pamukkale (infamous cotton castle), your English-speaking guide will give you a brief overview of the ancient history and formation of the travertines. Then, you will have 3 hours free time to explore Pamukkale and Hierapolis.

Cleopatra’s Pool

Professional tour guide will bring you to Cleopatra’s pool, where you can settle in. Pool complex has restaurants, cafe’s, changing rooms, W.C., gift shops and lockers to store your belongings. Location of the Cleopatra’s pool is convenient, as it is close to all the sights, allowing for easy access and return visits.

Natural hot springs offer a unique combination of natural beauty and historical significance. Fallen columns from the ancient city of Hierapolis still stand in the pool, and the 36-degree Celsius waters provide the chance to swim among them.

Pamukkale Travertines

Next, you will visit white travertines. You can enjoy the rock pools as you descend the travertine ridge. Travertines are loved by people of all ages, from 7 to 77, due to the shallow and warm rock pools filled with thermal waters.

In addition, this area provides the perfect opportunity to take great photos.

Hierapolis Ancient City

At the top of the travertines, you can enjoy the ancient city of Hierapolis, where Roman baths, museums, ancient streets, ancient theatre, ancient collumns and agoras will transport you to the past.

After exploring Hierapolis (holy city), you will reunite with your guide at Cleopatra pool complex. Then, you will begin your journey back to Antalya. You can enjoy the scenic forests views from the bus. It may be a long day, but the experience of exploring this beautiful region and its antiquities is worth it.

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How much is Pamukkale day trip from Antalya?

Cost of the Pamukkale tour from Antalya is 30 EUR for adults, 15 EUR for children between ages 4 and 7, and free for children at and under three years old in 2024.

Who is the Pamukkale tour for?

Day tour from Antalya to Pamukkale tour is suitable for anyone who loves unique sights and the ancient side of Turkey.

The coaches are air-conditioned and comfortable, but the day tours may be tiring for younger children. However, there will be enough stops throughout the cotton castle tour.

What should I pack for the day?

Pack good walking shoes, swimsuits, sunglasses, and towels. A sun hat is also essential, as there is no shade while climbing the travertines.

Please be aware that shoes are not allowed while walking on the travertines to maintain their whiteness and purity. Likewise, flip-flops are not permitted either.

Remember to bring your camera to capture unforgettable moments and bring some money for additional drinks, refreshments, or souvenirs.

Bring breakfast boxes from your hotel and you can enjoy them in the day.

Can I swim in the pools at Pamukkale?

Pamukkale hot springs are shallow and not suitable for swimming, although you can wade in them. pool of Cleopatra, on the other hand, is better suited for a leisurely swim and has a locally payable entrance fee.

Do I have to pay for anything extra on the day?

If you book the all-inclusive package, your personal spending is the only extra for the day.

Is it possible to go on a hot air balloon ride during this full day tour?

Hot air balloon in Pamukkale fly at sunrise, so it’s not possible to join them in the day trips. However, you can go paragliding while you are at the site.

How long is the bus journey from Antalya to Pamukkale?

Bus journey from Antalya to Pamukkale takes around 3 to 4 hours. There are multiple stops on the route for your comfort.

Will we have enough time to visit Pamukkale?

In this full-day guided tour, you will have three hours of free time to visit Hierapolis (spa town), enjoy the thermal water and admire the stunning views and unique beauty of the Cotton Castle.

Operated by: Axigel Tours

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Mike Richardson

Group Traveller

My friends and I booked day trip from Antalya to Pamukkale and Hayat was super helpful. He organised trip very promptly and gave us all info we needed. Our assigned tour guide (Yasin) was amazing! Friendly and professional, he knew so many nice story and anecdotes about Antalya and Pamukkale and was very flexible during tour, listening to our needs. Amazing experience, highly recommended!

Joanna Gates

Couple Traveller

Had a great time on tour. Guide’s diction was perfect, and there was good attentio n and respect. Waiting for others was handled well. 👌

Stephanie Lyons

Family Traveller

Unforgettable experience! Sea and the view were breathtaking. Excellent service by Book From Locals. My baby girl loved it, and we’re considering coming back next year. 🥰

Antonio Gray

Family Traveller

Packed day tour with a wonderful team. Well arranged tour with an excellent and friendly guide. Highly recommended.

Alex Kucharski

Group Traveller

Yaser was an amazing tour guide. Highly recommend this tour. Looking forward to traveling with them again soon.👌🏻