Pamukkale Tour From Antalya is something you will certainly never forget. You will visit a mind-blowing place, one of the most fabulous, incredible places on the planet. It’s impossible not to visit it at least once. You won’t regret seeing it. The highlights of your holiday are guaranteed.
Pamukkale in one day. You can choose between two tours, Basic and All-Inclusive. The first option includes two transfers, two trips on a comfortable bus (to Pamukkale and back) and English-speaking guide throughout the day.
The second differs from the first in that it is supplemented by lunch (cost when paying at the restaurant is about 10 €) and an entrance ticket to the National Park Pamukkale (also about 10 € at the cashier of the park).
Choose the option that suits you and reserve your spots. See you soon in magical Pamukkale.
|📅 Tour Days:||Every day|
|⏱️ Between:||4:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
|✔️ Includes:||Transfer, dinner, guiding service|
|📌 Highlights:||Hiearapolis, travertines, hot springs pool, ancient city|
Pamukkale with its white travertines and ancient cities is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Situated in the Denizli region of Turkey and approximately 300 km from Antalya, these ‘Cotton Castles’ are unique to our planet, with only the Yellowstone National Park in the United States of America being similar (there the rock formations are yellow and not white).
The rocks have been and are still being formed by calcified water pouring from the ancient cities of Hierapolis and Necropolis. The water appears to be blue as you approach from a distance. Indeed the first sight you have of Pamukkale (translates from the Turkish as cotton castles) is quite apt as they can be seen for many miles before you reach them. You might be forgiven for thinking of them as snow, but as you approach, and walk along them, you will realise that they are non slippery rocks.
In fact the only thing slippery about them is if there is a green algae in them or around the waters, otherwise they are surprisingly easy to walk upon. The waters are even said to have healing properties and travellers have arrived at Pamukkale to partake the waters for hundreds, maybe thousands, of years.
Even more these amazing rock formations are merely a prelude to the antique cities of Hierapolis and Necropolis waiting hidden at the very top of the travertines.
In 2023, price of Pamukkale Tour from Antalya is 30 € for adults, 20 € for children between age 4 and 7, free for children at and under 3 years old.
Pamukkale Basic Package Price: 30 €
Pamukkale All Inclusive Package Price: 45 €
Everyday, all year round from 06:30 to 20:30.
An air conditioned comfortable coach will pick you up from your Antalya hotel or apartment at around 06:30 approximately, for the 250 kilometre journey to Denizli province and the home of the Pamukkale travertines. Along the way there will be a stop for breakfast and then, a little further along, another restaurant stop for lunch and a chance to admire the glorious Turkish landscape.
On arriving at Pamukkale your English speaking Guide, who will be with you throughout the day, will give you a brief talk on the history of the travertines and then you will have free time to discover for yourself this amazing landscape, with its extensive views across the far distant terrain. You will be able to swim and enjoy the rock pools as you slowly ascend towards the ridge that conceals the ancient city of Hierapolis. Physically able younger children particularly enjoy this experience as some of the rock pools are shallow, non slippery and the warm water is of the purest imaginable, Mother Natures very own paddling pools! The climb is suitable for most physically able people, being as slow or as quick as you choose.
Once you reach the top of the travertines and discover the marvel of Hierapolis, with its ancient Roman baths and museums, you will be able to discover the antique streets of the city in your free time. A further swim opportunity will be for you to bathe in Cleopatras Pool. The spa waters gurgle up from the underwater source (fenced off for safety) and you can bathe in the 30 degree celsius waters that Queen Cleopatra herself once graced. An area of natural beauty, with its fallen columns submerged in the waters, who could resist a chance to dip in its allegedly healing waters.
The modern Reception Centre at the entrance to Hierapolis and Necropolis offers you the chance to take further refreshment or simple rest in the garden area of this magical place. There are W.C. and wash facilities and even some gift shops for you to peruse, among the beautiful flora and fauna of this area.
Once you have sated your senses of history and wonder, you will meet your Guide at the designated point and begin your return to Antalya. A long day, but inevitably worth the experience of this wonderful region and its antiquities.
Cost of Pamukkale Tour from Antalya is 30 € for adults, 20 € for children between age 4 and 7, free for children at and under 3 years old in 2023.
It is for everyone who loves to see something unique and who loves to enjoy the ancient side to Turkey. For the less physically abled it is possible to ride the coach to the top of the Travertines and still enjoy the views and the ancient city itself. The coaches are air conditioned and comfortable. Smaller children may find the day tiring, but stops are paced throughout the day.
Do bring with you good walking shoes, your swimsuit, sunglasses and towels. A good sun hat too as there is no protection climbing the travertines. Please note that you are not allowed to wear shoes while walking the travertines. This is not a problem as they are easy to climb, however there will be someone at hand to check. This rule is enforced to preserve the whiteness and purity of the rocks themselves, and no, not even flipflops are allowed.
Bring your camera for those unforgettable scenes along the way and do bring some money with you. Not just for drinks or refreshments extra to your meals, but also those gifts or memorabilia that will undoubtedly catch your eye.
The pools of the travertines themselves are shallow and not suitable for swimming although you are welcome to paddle. Cleopatra’s pool is more appropriate for a slow swim and has a locally payable entrance fee.
If you book the standard tour, Lunch and Entrance to the historical sites incur an extra fee which is payable locally. In the all inclusive tour they are included in the price. You will be expected to pay for drinks consumed throughout the day.
Provided that you can provide proof of age children 0-7 years old will be able to enter the city of Hierapolis and Pamukkale free of charge. There is a reduced fee for entry into Cleopatra’s pool.