Multi-day trip

From Kusadasi and Selcuk: Guided Pamukkale Tour

4.9 / 5

33 reviews

Activity provider: Castle Travel

From Kusadasi and Selcuk: Guided Pamukkale Tour

Activity provider: Castle Travel

From US$ 58.81 per person

Enjoy a small group tour visiting Pamukkale and Hierapolis with a licensed English speaking guide and comfortable A/C van.

About this activity

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Duration 10.5 hours - 13 days
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup available from all Izmir hotels.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • See the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pamukkale & Hierapolis
  • Enjoy great photography opportunities at natural and historical sites
  • Enjoy optional swimming in the Antique Pool of Pamukkale
Full description

After pick up, have a 3 hours long drive with a break on the midway through breathtaking views of Meander Valley, mountains, farming lands, fruit tree gardens, small towns and villages. First, visit Hierapolis. The Necropolis (cemetery) of Hierapolis is one of the biggest ancient cemeteries in Anatolia with 1,200 graves, Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, the Main Street, and Byzantian Gate. Then you take a short walk over to the natural warm water terraces which were formed by running warm water that contains high levels of calcium. A swim in the effervescent waters of the Sacred Pool should be at the top of the list on any travel itinerary. In addition to a high level of natural radioactivity, the water contains calcium bicarbonate, calcium sulfate, magnesium and carbon dioxide and after a swim, you should simply dry off and let the minerals do their magic. You will be given enough free time to be on your own pace as well to get a better feeling of the site of Pamukkale. In the late afternoon 3 hours drive back to Kusadasi and return to your hotel or point of your departure.

Includes
  • Guided tour of Pamukkale and Hiearapolis
  • Admission fees
  • Lunch
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from most Kusadasi and Selcuk Hotels
  • Live tour commentary provided in English
  • Beverages
  • Antique Pool in Pamukkale
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children under 5 and younger are complimentary
  • Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at the time of booking
  • You must wear comfortable walking shoes
  • You should bring a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Also swimming suits in case you swim in the Antique Pool in Pamukkale (admission fee not included)
  • Tips (optional) and drinks are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 33 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Mustafa was a good and friendly guide with a lot of knowledge. The ride takes a 3 hours, but in a very comfortable minivan. It is advisable to bring a jacket/blanket though as it was very cold due to the air conditioning set way too high. The driver saw that everyone was cold, but unfortunately the air conditioning stayed very cold. During the outward journey there was a short stop to stretch the legs. Afterwards a stop in a factory. Nice stuff in between, but ridiculously expensive. Definitely no added value to the trip. Once we arrived, Mustafa took us where he explained the different possibilities. Afterwards followed free moments until the appointed hour to return home (1,5-2,5h in agreement with the group). In short: a very good trip, highly recommended!

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September 20, 2022

The trip was nice, Oscar knows a lot of history and he can easily create an interesting discussion whether you want to hear about history, customs, religion. We didn't think CLeopatra's pool was interesting so he took us to visit some exhibition rooms and told us a lot of things about the sculptures and mythology. The food was also very nice.

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May 28, 2022

Really appreciate Aaron for bringing us around Pamukkale! My husband & I really enjoyed the small group tour. Aaron was insightful in sharing his knowledge about the area, and was also very helpful in taking. wonderful photos for us to keep as memories. Additionally, he gave us free time to explore the area which we really appreciated. Thank you Aaron for the great time in Pamukkale!

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April 30, 2022

Product ID: 69611