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Antalya > Pamukkale Tour From Antalya

Pamukkale Tour From Antalya

  Last Updated: May 19, 2023

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.

You can choose between two tours, Basic and All-Inclusive. 

Basic 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.

All-inclusive tour is organized with minibusses with maximum 18 people capacity, providing more comfortable journey to Pamukkale and Hierapolis. Price of this full day tour also includes lunch (which costs approximately 10 euros when paid at the restaurant) and an entrance ticket to the Pamukkale (which costs 400 Turkish lira at the park’s cashier).

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
✔️ Tour Includes:Hotel transfer, lunch, entrance fees, small group, guiding
📌 Tour Highlights:Hierapolis, white travertines, hot springs pool 

Pamukkale Day Tour From Antalya Price

In 2023, regular Antalya to Pamukkale day trip costs €28 per adult, €20 for children between 4-7 years old, and children under three go for free.

All-inclusive Pamukkale tour costs €50 for adults and €30 for children 4-7, under 3 are free. Entrance tickets and lunch is included in this package.

Includes / Excludes

  • Hotel Transfer (Both Ways)
  • Comfortable Bus (Full A/C)
  • Guiding Service
  • Small Group (All-inc. Package)
  • Entrance Tickets (All-inc. Package)
  • Lunch (All-inc. Package)
  • 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. This is a natural wonder

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, the tour bus will take you to a restaurant for lunch.


You will enjoy lunch which is a buffet with over 50 options, including starters, salads, main courses, desserts, and fruit.

After lunch, 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 28 EUR for adults, 20 EUR for children between ages 4 and 7, and free for children at and under three years old in 2023.

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.

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 standard tour, lunch and entrance to the historic sites will have an additional fee payable on-site. All-inclusive tour package already includes these costs.

Remember that drinks consumed throughout the day trips are extra cost and will require separate payment.

Do children have to pay to enter the historical sites?

Children 0-7 years old will be able to enter Pamukkale and Hierapolis for free, provided proof of age. 

With the entrance tickets you can visit this natural wonder, it’s roman theater, ancient Hierapolis and Pamukkale’s white travertines.

Your children can enjoy swimming in pool of Cleopatra without an extra cost. For teens, there is a reduced fee.

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.

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Amelia Campbell

Couple Traveller

Travertines in Pamukkale are simply breathtaking. White terraces and crystal-clear water make for a truly stunning sight. Our tour guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

Olivia Williams

Couple Traveller

What an incredible day trip from Antalya to Pamukkale! Our professional tour guide (Murat) made the journey smooth and enjoyable. He provided us with fascinating information about the ancient Greek city and the thermal pools. The highlight was undoubtedly the Cleopatra pool, which was pure bliss.

Benjamin Adams

Family Traveller

This full day trip to Pamukkale from Antalya was well worth it. Stunning white terraces and relaxing hot springs left us feeling rejuvenated. Murat, tour guide added to the experience, provided us with a deeper understanding of the area’s history.

Charlotte Green

Family Traveller

I had such a great time on my day trip. Pamukkale town is impressive and the Pamukkale hot springs was an absolute treat. Thank you Elif.