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

From Kusadasi: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Sightseeing Tour

Product ID: 33572
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Discover the petrified waterfalls of Pamukkale on a 9-hour tour from Kusadasi and see the extraordinary sedimentary water deposits from the area’s hot springs, known as “Cotton Castle” in English. Take a therapeutic dip in the mineral waters.
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Duration: 10 hours
Starting times 8:00 AM, 8:30 AM
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Pick-up from your hotel in Kusadasi
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  • Discover the petrified waterfalls of Pamukkale
  • Explore the ruins of ancient Hierapolis
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch of Turkish cuisine
  • Take a dip in the healing hot springs
  • See the sarcophagi of the necropolis at Hierapolis
Full description
Visit the spectacular natural springs of Pamukkale near Ephesus on this full-day sightseeing tour from Kusadasi. Unique in the world, the hot spring waters have carved fantastic formations in the terraced rocks over many centuries to create a surreal landscape.

Used since Roman times for their therapeutic powers, the thermal waters are situated on a picturesque plateau, where a thermal center with motels, pools and the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis attract those seeking relief in the healing waters.

There are 17 hot water springs, with temperatures ranging from 35°C to 100°C. The water that emerges from the spring is transported 1,050 feet (320 meters) to the head of the travertine terraces, where it deposits calcium carbonate.

After a buffet lunch of Turkish foods, continue to the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis, built on the hot springs in classical Phrygia. As well as the magnificently preserved necropolis, you will see the main colonnaded road, ancient city gates, and the thermal baths, including Cleopatra’s Pool, where the water is suitable for taking showers and drinking cures.
  • Hotel or airport pick-up and drop off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to sites as per itinerary
  • Transportation by non-smoking, air-conditioned mini/midi bus
  • Lunch at a typical Turkish restaurant
What’s Not Included
  • Beverages
  • Tips and personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Please note that for this tour, you must be able to walk approximately 0.5 miles over travertine without shoes
• Bring a hat, plenty of sunscreen and your swim wear for the water at Pamukkale's petrified waterfalls
• The order of the tour may vary to avoid congestion
• Please watch your step at all times in order to avoid injury, as the waterfalls can be slippery
• Lunch features a selection of Turkish food at an open buffet
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Product ID: 33572