Perhaps the ultimate for thrill seekers and sight seers alike is the Pamukkale paragliding experience. From a height of 300 metres you will glide in tandem with your professional quaified guide over the amazing white travertines that look down over Pamukkale. Pamukkale itself means cotton castle and that is exactly how to describe the breathtaking overviews as you gently descend.
Your view will take in the ancient Roman city of Hierapolis, as important in its day as its larger sister city of Ephesus, gliding over the ancient theatre and its vast Necropolis. You will marvel at the ancient structures, some still intact passing over Cleopatra Pool (where the great Queen once stayed) and down over the travertines themselves to the base just outside Pamukkale village.
Viewing the sky blue thermal pools below you, the scenery is magical and unique. The only other place in the world you are likely to see these natural structures is in Yellowstone Park in America. Needless to say these are yellow in colour and not white, as are those formed here in Pamukkale.
In 2024, price of Pamukkale Paragliding is 35 € per person. Price includes both way hotel transfer, pilot fee and all equipments.
To start your tour you will be picked up, either from Pamukkale or Karahayit. This service is free. You will, however, incur a charge for pick up either from Denizli Bus Station or Cardak Airport, which is an extra distance from the base. Once you arrive at Dynamite Hill base (known to the locals as Dinamit Tepe) you will be greeted by your professionally qualified guides, who will talk you through the procedures ahead, with special attention to the safety aspect of your flight.
Your flight will be, of course, in tandem with one of the guides, who will be responsible for your safe and easy flight. Each flight will last between 15 and 30 minutes, depending on the thermal winds at play. Some flights have lasted longer, up to 45 minutes. Regardless, all you have to do is observe the safety rules, relax and enjoy this unforgettable experience.
You will fly over the ancient city of Hierapolis, taking in its wonderful cobbled streets and building like the ancient bath house. Standing in the shadow of Ephesus, Hierapolis should not be discounted as a wonder of the ancient world and well worth a visit in its own right.
Your gradual descent will bring you to land over the blue thermal pools of the rocks and down towards the lakeside near to Pamukkale village, where a team will be waiting to ease your landing and congratulate you on your paragliding experience.
If they so wish, your own guests are welcome to travel with you to the peak and watch your take off and paraglide, free of charge. This is an ideal opportunity for your own photo takes of the event.
Cost of Pamukkale Paragliding is 35 € in 2024.
Pamukkale Paragliding is not recommended for anyone with heart disease. Nor is it recommended for pregnant women. People who weigh over 100 kgs are not allowed to fly and neither are children under the age of 6. Clearly it is not for anyone who has a fear of heights.
Every day several times a day every day of the week throughout the year. You tell us when you want to go!
For people staying overnight in Pamukkale there is the option of the sunrise flight. Unforgettable in every sense of the word.
You will not be allowed to bring electronic items on the flight. Flight gear will be provided at the base and is included in the price. An extra layer of clothing is advisable for early morning or out of season flights and of course, good footwear.
All pilots in Pamukkale are licenced by the Civil Aviation Academy, each with hundreds of hours of flight times to their credit. Equipment is checked daily in anticipation of flights. You will be taken where the thermals allow the instructors, and once you have gently descended, you will be greeted and taken to your original point of pick up by the awaiting ground team.