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  1. Turkey
  2. Aegean Coast Region, Turkey
  3. Izmir
  4. Pamukkale

Private Pamukkale (Hierapolis) Tour: Full-Day from Izmir

Product ID: 22132
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Visit the phenomenal white paradise of Pamukkale and explore the ruins of ancient Hierapolis on our full-day tour from Izmir. You’ll visit nomads in the Taurus Mountains, take a walk around Turkey’s deepest lake and soak in soothing hot springs as well.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian

Pickup included

Pickup from Izmir hotels or İzmir airport.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ruins of the ancient Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis
  • Marvel at the white travertine terrace formations at Pamukkale
  • Relax in the soothing baths at Pamukkale Hot Springs
Full description
Join us on our full-day tour to Pamukkale, which in English means “cotton castle”. You’ll understand why it’s called this when you see the site! This unique site should be on everyone’s “must see” list when visiting Turkey.

The thermal spa of Hierapolis dates from dynasty of the Attalids, the kings of Pergamon, and is registered as a cultural and natural heritage site by UNESCO.

Your guide will show you the ruins of the baths, temples and other Greek monuments at the site. You’ll see the ruins of the ancient Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis and have time to relax in the warm spring waters.

Calcite-laden waters cascade from springs in a cliff towering nearly 200 meters over the plain, creating a surreal landscape of mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and a series of terraced basins. The terraces were formed by the warm cascading waters that contain calcium bicarbonate. As the water loses its carbon dioxide it leaves limestone deposits.

During your visit to the open-air museum of Hierapolis you’ll see the massive ancient graveyard that contains over 1200 sarcophagi, many of which are the size of a small house. Other ruins that you’ll visit on this tour include the Great Theatre, the tomb of St. Philip, the Roman Baths and the Temple of Apollo.
Includes
  • Pick-up and return transfer from your hotel or from Izmir port
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Parking fees
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fee
  • Drinks

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
The entrance fee for Hierapolis is EUR 11.