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From Alanya: Pamukkale and Salda Lake Guided Tour

3.3 / 5

36 reviews

Activity provider: TOURMANIA

From Alanya: Pamukkale and Salda Lake Guided Tour

Activity provider: TOURMANIA

From US$ 77.47 per person

Discover two of Turkey's natural beauties in one day. Visit Salda Lake, known as the Turkish Maldives for its white sandy beaches and extremely clear water. Then head to Pamukkale, a stunning terraced hot springs near an ancient Roman spa city.

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Duration 16 hours
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English, German, Russian
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  • See a stunning and pristine mountain lake
  • Admire the delicate natural white rock terraces of Pamukkale
  • Swim in hot springs and thermal pools
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Start your day with an early-morning pickup. Board an air-conditioned bus and stop first at a local restaurant in Korkuteli Town for breakfast. 

Continue driving to Salda Lake, a pristine lake surrounded by white magnesium rocks similar to the ones found on Mars. Make a one-hour stop and enjoy walking along the white sandy beaches and swimming in the lake's clear turquoise waters. 

After your refreshing break in the Turkish Maldives, head to Pamukkale. Stop at a local restaurant on the way and have lunch. Then get ready to see one of the world's most unique natural wonders with a 4-hour stop at Pamukkale and Hierapolis. 

See firsthand why the hot springs were given the name Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish. Stroll along the white calcium travertines overflowing with thermal water. 

Swim in Cleopatra’s Pool and explore the ruins of the ancient Roman spa city of Hierapolis, which include the largest necropolis in Turkey and one of the largest amphitheaters. 

Then swing through Karahayit where you will have the option to swim in a thermal pool. On the way back to Alanya, stop back in Korkuteli Town for a delicious dinner. Arrive back at your hotel at around 10:00 PM.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees to Hierapolis and Pamukkale
  • Entrance fees to Salda Lake
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees to Cleopatra's Pool
  • Drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
Customer reviews

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3.3 /5

based on 36 reviews

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We went to Pamukkale and Lake Salda on 14 September 2022. The destinations were great. The guide spoke three languages, but at least his knowledge of English and German was quite poor. Also, his explanations about the objects and the history of Turkey were too simple. He only talked about some facts, eg the depth of the lake, the number of inhabitants, etc. We would have liked to hear more about the cultural background of both modern Turkey and Pamukkale.

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September 17, 2022

The excursion must be done but the comfort in the bus for the journey remains to be desired.. my seat comes off the armchair.. apart from having to drive 10 hours for a 3.5 hour visit, it's hard to swallow too, but the landscape is good we are dealing with deserves all of this! Because there are several things to see on the site

August 31, 2022

Be prepared for a very long but fantastic day! I was picked up at 02.30 AM at my hotel in Alanya and was home again around 11.00 PM. The road there was long, but the beautiful scenery made it not particularly difficult. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were offered. There were also some shorter stops to stretch the legs, shop or go to the toilet. I traveled alone but still had a great time. Met new nice people on the trip. Salda lake was incredibly beautiful, but Pamukkale was still the best. Incredible beautiful! Among the coolest things I've been a part of.

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August 18, 2022

Product ID: 259767