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Side: Guided Pamukkale and Salda Lake Tour

Product ID: 290835
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This Salda and Pamukkale day tour is a great opportunity to discover two natural beauties of Turkey in one day. Salda Lake is known as the "Turkish Maldives" for its white sandy beaches and extremely clear water, Pamukkale is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Duration 14 hours
Starting time 4:30 AM
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Pickup included

Pickup is available from all Side hotels in Kizilot, Kizilagac, Titreyengol, Sorgun, Side, Kumkoy, Evrenseki, Colakli and Gundogdu.

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  • Visit Salda Lake, also known as the Turkish Maldives
  • Swim in the hot springs and thermal pools
  • Enjoy a trip into nature without tacky shopping
Full description
Your tour begins at around 6:00AM as you are picked up from your accommodation in an air-conditioned bus. Your first stop will be at a local restaurant in Korkuteli Town. Following breakfast you will continue driving to the cleanest lake of Turkey, Salda Lake.

During a 1-hour stop at this lake (also known as the "Turkish Maldives"), you can enjoy walking along the white sandy beaches and can also swim in the clear turquoise waters. Located among the mountains, Salda Lake has protected its natural beauty and enchants visitors with a great combination of white, green, and blue colors. It is also the deepest lake in Turkey (184 meters), and its high magnesium white rocks on the lake shore are similar to those found on Mars.

Following your break in the "Turkish Maldives", you will continue driving to Pamukkale. Before arriving, there will be a stop at a local restaurant where you will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch. Following that, you will see one of the most unique and wonderful places in the world: Pamukkale (which means the "Cotton Castle" in Turkish). You can stroll along the white calcium travertines and their hot springs, swim in the ancient Cleopatra’s Pool, and discover the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis. You will also see the largest necropolis in Turkey, as well as one of the largest amphitheaters. You will have a total of about 4 hours to explore Pamukkale and Hierapolis, which is a UNESCO Heritage Site.

Following Pamukkale there will be a short visit to Karahayit, with optional swimming at a thermal pool. On the way back to Side you will stop at Korkuteli Town for a delicious dinner, following which your approximate time of arrival to Side is between 9:00PM-10:00PM.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional tour guide
  • Buffet dinner
  • Travel insurance
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned bus
What’s Not Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

From US$ 66.39 per person

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Product ID: 290835