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Full-Day Pamukkale Tour from Kusadasi

4.4 / 5

23 reviews

Full-Day Pamukkale Tour from Kusadasi

From US$ 67.92 per person

On this incredible Pamukkale tour, guests see the natural travertine terraces of the Pamukkale Koyu UNESCO World Heritage Site, before going to see the Hierapolis archaeological zone, an Ancient Roman resort city with the largest necropolis in Asia Minor.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English
Pickup included
Pick up transfer from your hotel in Kusadasi or hotel in Selcuk
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • See the beautiful natural travertine terraces of Pammukkale, formed over centuries by flowing mineral water
  • Explore the ancient ruins of Hierapolis, a Roman resort city built on the natural hot springs
  • Visit the largest Necropolis in Asia minor, where many important Romans are interred
Full description
The rock formations of Pamukkale (literally, "Cotton Castle") are a series of white terraces saturated with dissolved calcium bicarbonate, bubbling up from the feet of the mountains beyond. As the water flows over the edge of the plateau and cools, carbon dioxide is given off and calcium carbonate precipitates as hard chalk, or travertine. The spring emerges in the middle of the ancient resort city of Hierapolis (the ruins themselves are worthy of a stop as well). Sadly, the travertine that makes up the Pamukkale is gradually turning from white to yellow, and is even thought to be drying up. Thirsty hotels are blamed by the government, which has demolished many of them. This is good for the Pamukkale, but it makes finding a hotel increasingly difficult. Most stay in Pamukkale Koyu. The Hierapolis archaeological site lies west of Pamukkale Koyu. Its main features include a temple of Apollo and the adjacent Plutonium, a cavern emitting a deadly sulphur and carbon dioxide gas. East of here is a restored Roman ampitheatre, dating from the second century AD. Most of the stage buildings and their elaborate reliefs remain intact. An interesting part of the city is the colonnaded street, once extending almost 1km to a series of monumental portals. Today, only the most northerly, a triple arch flanked by towers and dedicated to the Emperor Domitian in 84 AD, still stands. Just south of the arch is the elaborate tomb of Flavius Zeuxis. This is only the first of more than a thousand tombs that constitute the full necropolis, the largest in Asia Minor.
Includes
  • Pick up transfer from your hotel in Kusadasi or hotel in Selcuk at approx. 07:30am - 8:30am
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Return transfer to your hotel at approx. 8:00pm
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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We were picked up at the hotel on time. Very careful bus driver, the trip was great, no music the entire trip, very relaxing! A great private tour guide (we were the only two guests that day and still the tour was carried out very professionally) who spoke English very well and was able to answer all our questions. A very nice experience that we can definitely recommend.

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November 7, 2019

Unforgettable

Excellent guide, Muhmad made the trip worthwhile, I think the operator mistrusts when writing an email that the return was not included when it was, Pumakkele as a geological place is great, its valley is beautiful, how attraction for old people It is dangerous, floor with slippery seaweed and if you risk wearing a shoe that you want to wet because being barefoot is painful, Hieropolis is what is worth walking

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May 20, 2019

A trip to pamukkale is definitely worth it! It is simply breathtaking. We had a drive of about 3 hours from kusadasi. Our guide was nice, funny and told us a lot, already on the way to Pamukkale. It was a shame, however, that the stay on site was only 1.5 hours fraud, which is a little too little for this backdrop. Otherwise great, also the restaurant we were led to.

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October 30, 2017

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