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From Istanbul: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Day Trip with Flight

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Activity provider: Apasas Travel Turkey
Water activity

From Istanbul: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Day Trip with Flight

Activity provider: Apasas Travel Turkey

From US$ 381.31 per person

Discover the white chalk travertines and hot spring baths of Pamukkale on this guided trip from Istanbul with an included round-trip flight. Explore Hierapolis and swim in the Cleopatra Pools.

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Duration 1 day
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Pickup included
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Limited to 14 participants


  • Transport to another time as you explore the ancient ruins of Hierapolis
  • Marvel at the natural spring and intricate white travertines of Pamukkale
  • Take a refreshing dip in the so-called healing waters of the Cleopatra Pools
  • Discover the ancient basilica, latrines, and the Roman baths at Hierapolis
  • Get an authentic taste of local flavors during lunch at a local restaurant
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Experience the wonders of Pamukkale on a guided trip from Instanbul, including round-trip flight tickets and lunch. Wander around the ancient city of Hierapolis and take memorable pictures, then take a dip in the revitalizing Cleopatra Pools. This is a must-do trip during anyone’s time in Turkey.

In the early morning, get picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and brought to the airport for your direct flight to Denizli Airport (included).

Upon arrival, meet another driver and head to the meeting point where you will meet your guide who will show you around Pamukkale and Hierapolis for the rest of the day.

Pamukkale and Hierapolis are listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List as a natural site and ancient city, famous for the hot springs believed to have healing powers. The travertines are formed by a chemical reaction and subsequent precipitation of various causes and environments.

Hierapolis has been a settlement of different cults and cultures throughout history, surrounded by a mix of ideas and believes as to the true history and origins of the site.

Hierapolis played an important role in spreading Christianity in Anatolia, and it was the place where Phillip, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, died. For this reason, Hierapolis became an important religious center in the 4th century A.D.

The tour in Hierapolis includes the necropolis, the Gate of Domitian, Frontinus Street, the Agora, the North Byzantine Gate, the gymnasium, the Fountain of the Tritons, the Temple of Apollo, the Martyrium of St. Philip, the column church, Pluto's Gate, and more.

Spend time exploring Pamukkale for another 1.5 hours, then enjoy free time to look around and take photos. If you bring your swimming clothes, you can also visit the Cleopatra Pools (extra fees apply). 

After the tour, take a transfer back to the airport for your return flight to Istanbul.

  • Flight tickets
  • All airport transfers
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Transfers via non-smoking and air-conditioned vehicle
  • Drinks
  • Cleopatra Pools entry fee (₤50)

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August 16, 2022

The organisation of the trip was excellent. We were picked up on time and it was very easy to locate our driver. I was a bit worried, because travelling in one day from Istanbul to Pamukkale and back is quite a logistic undertaking, but everything went smooth. We visited not only Hierapolis and white travertine pools, but also another source of mineral water and a place where we learnt about onyx and Sultan stone - it was short and sweet, but very interesting. Our guide and drivers were extremely kind and attentive. The lunch was in a form of buffet, so everyone can find something for themselves. Thank you again for this amazing trip, me and my husband really enjoyed it!

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July 1, 2022

Product ID: 410496