Pamukkale tour from Bodrum is a 14-hour guided tour that visits white travertine terraces, ancient city of Hierapolis, and Cleopatra’s Pool. Meaning of Pamukkale is “Cotton Castle” and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its dazzling white terraces, hot springs, and ancient ruins.
Tour starts early in the morning with a comfortable air-conditioned coach ride from Bodrum. You’ll have an experienced local guide with you who will provide insight into the history and culture of the area.
Have a chance to relax in the natural hot springs and thermal pools of Pamukkale, where warm mineral-rich waters are believed to have healing properties.
Visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, where you can explore well-preserved ruins of the Roman spa town. Highlights include Necropolis, Roman Theatre, and Temple of Apollo.
Main attraction of Pamukkale is white terraces which are formed by calcium carbonate deposits left by flowing water. You’ll have plenty of time to wander around the terraces and take in stunning views, and there’s even an option to swim in the ancient Cleopatra’s Pool.
|📅 Tour Days:||Every Monday & Friday|
|⏱️ Tour Hours:||6:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|✔️ Tour Includes:||Transfer, lunch, guiding service|
|📌 Tour Highlights:||White travertines, Cleopatra’s Pool, Hierapolis Ancient City|
In 2023, price of Pamukkale tour from Bodrum is €40 per adult, €30 for children between ages 4 and 12, and free for children under three. This rate includes hotel transfers, bus with full A/C, guiding service, open-buffet lunch and the travel insurance.
Pick-up time is 06:00 from hotels in Bodrum and drop-back is approximately 20:00.
You will start the journey with one of the following vehicles:
You’ll board a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and begin the journey to Pamukkale.
Your local guide will ensure that your tour is informative and enjoyable. Journey to Pamukkale takes approximately 3.5 hours from Bodrum.
After an hour and a half on the road, you will make a stop in the city of Mugla for breakfast. You can enjoy a delicious breakfast at biMoola Restaurant, which includes a variety of options such as cheese, olives, eggs, jam, honey, butter, bread, tea, and coffee.
It’s important to note that breakfast is not included in the tour price. Alternatively, you can bring your own breakfast boxes prepared by your hotel.
After breakfast, you’ll continue the journey to Pamukkale. Along the way, there will be a comfort break where you can use the restrooms and stretch your legs before reaching your destination.
When you arrive at Pamukkale, your guide will lead you on a 15-minute walk to the Cleopatra’s Pool complex. The complex has everything you need for a comfortable visit, including sunbeds, cafeterias, changing rooms, toilets, and shaded areas.
Your guide will choose a table and you can lock your belongings in lockers. You’ll receive information from your guide about the history of Pamukkale and the surrounding areas, as well as tips for the best places to visit during your free time.
After reaching the Cleopatra’s Pool complex, you’ll have two hours of free time to explore everything.
The white travertine terraces are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and are known for their dazzling beauty. You can walk on the terraces, take photos, and even lay down in the thermal water. The views of the surrounding mountains and valleys are simply breathtaking. Travertines of Pamukkale is just 5 minute walk from the Cleopatra’s Pool complex.
In your free time, you can explore the ancient ruins of Hierapolis. This ancient city was founded in the 2nd century BC and has a fascinating history.
You’ll visit the impressive Hierapolis Theater, which could seat up to 15,000 people in its heyday. You’ll also see other ancient buildings, including the Roman Bath, the Temple of Apollo, and the Necropolis.
There are shuttle busses between Hierapolis and the Cleopatra’s Pool. You can take them for a short sightseeing tour.
You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Hierapolis Museum, which houses artifacts and exhibits related to the history of the area. The museum contains a variety of artifacts from different eras, including Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine.
Hierapolis Museum is just 5 minutes by foot from the Cleopatra’s Pool complex.
After your free time, you’ll have lunch at one of the local restaurants in Pamukkale. Depending on the busyness of the restaurant, your guide will choose one of them.
All of those restaurants in Pamukkale are serving open-buffet with over 60 options including starters, salads, soup, main courses, desserts, and fruits. You’ll have plenty of options to choose from, and the food is delicious and fresh.
After lunch, you’ll board the coach and head back to Bodrum. The journey back takes 3.5 hours, with multiple comfort breaks. You’ll arrive back at your hotel in the early evening, around 7:30-8:00 PM.
Cost of Pamukkale day trip from Bodrum is 40 EUR for adults, 30 EUR for children between 4 – 12 years old and free for children at and under three years old.
Pamukkale tour is family-friendly, but anyone with mobility difficulties may find it challenging due to the amount of walking involved in the site.
It’s recommended to bring a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, sunhat, appropriate footwear, money for personal expenses, a water bottle, and a camera.
Visitors are not allowed to wear footwear on the white travertine terraces, so it’s advisable to bring a bag to carry your shoes. The climb to the terraces is gentle and doable for most people.
The travertine terraces are shallow and not suitable for swimming, but you can wade in them. Cleopatra’s pool, however, is better for swimming and has an entrance fee that needs to be paid locally.