Day trip

From Alanya: Pamukkale and Salda Lake Guided Full-day Tour

3.3 / 5

36 reviews

Activity provider: TOURMANIA
Day trip

From Alanya: Pamukkale and Salda Lake Guided Full-day Tour

Activity provider: TOURMANIA

From US$ 81.26 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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  • 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
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Entrance fees to Cleopatra's Pool
  • Drinks

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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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March 24, 2023

Erg lange excursie en vermoeiend. Zeer snelle stops met beperkte tijd voor eten maar dat moet ook wel gezien de enorme af te leggen afstand. De tourleider was vriendelijk maar sprak beter Russisch dan Engels Pamukkale was mooi en Salda Lake was sereen

March 24, 2023

Der Ausflug war sehr schön, allerdings war das Kleopatra Bad für extra zehn Euro Eintritt total überfüllt und zu teuer. Außerdem war das Wasser sehr schmutzig. Der Zwischenstopp mit extra Weinverkauf war völlig überflüssig. Das Essen war durchschnittlich.

March 24, 2023

Product ID: 259767