Side: Guided Day Trip to Pamukkale & Salda Lake

3.8 / 5

6 reviews

Side: Guided Day Trip to Pamukkale & Salda Lake

From $90 per person

Enjoy an unforgettable adventure of swimming and exploration on this guided day trip from Side to Pamukkale and Salda Lake, including breakfast and lunch at Pamukkale.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1 day
Starting time 4:00 AM
Skip the line through express security check
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, Russian
Pickup included
Pick up is available from all hotels in Alanya, Side, Belek and Antalya areas.
Wheelchair accessible
Private or small groups available


  • Discover the natural beauty of Pamukkale and Salda Lake
  • Get a taste of Roman history during a visit to the Hierapolis and Cleopatra Thermal Pools
  • Swim in the mud baths of Salda Lake
Full description
Start the tour with pickup from your hotel at 4:00 AM. Meet your guide and board the air-conditioned bus. Your first stop will be at Korkuteli Town, where you’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast in a local restaurant. Next, continue the journey to Salda Lake. Once you’ve arrived at the lake, enjoy 1 hour to take photos and swim in the natural mud baths. After your swim, drive from Salda Lake to Pamukkale, stopping for lunch along the way. Following lunch, you’ll then visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, the Pamukkale Travertens, and the ancient Roman Kleopatra Pool. You’ll also take a short trip to Karahayit Hot Springs for a second swim. After a full day of exploring these history and scenic sites, be returned to your hotel between 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM, in time for your dinner.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Expert guide
  • Travel Insurance
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned bus
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Entrance Fee for Pamukkale Travertens and Hierapolis Ancient City
  • Entrance fee to the Cleopatra Pool
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Prepare for the activity

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Please note entrance fees can be paid in cash only
  • Please bring enough cash for the Cleopatra Pool (50 Turkish Liras per person)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

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Pick up time on time at 5:44 am with the minibus. 6:08 Change to big bus. 8:07 am Breakfast break. 2 crossaints, 2 coffee, 2 biscuit packs and 2 small haribo packs = 60 TYL = 10 euros. 8:38 a.m. drive on. 10:10 am Salda Lake. You can swim, booths with food and drinks. 11:15 am departure. 12:42 lunch. Canteen character: Many places, buffet form: salads, kebab, melon + fruit = costs 7 euros. You don't have to eat anything. Incidentally, everyone stops here (e.g. TUI) at 1:24 pm. You can only pay the entry with TYL, was collected on the bus, including euros. The Cleopatra pool costs around 8 euros extra. Arrival at 1:45 p.m. Full of mass tourism. Eat and drink in the shade (soft drink 10TYL) otherwise little shade. 17:15 departure. 18:56 Dinner: buffet form: salads, vegetables, potatoes in sauce, chicken. 19:29 continue. 20:27 break 10 minutes. In the hotel at 10:54 p.m. Little time to eat and toilet. Otherwise great. Long drive - that is known! At Tui we would have paid twice. Tip at

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September 12, 2019

First of all, you have to say that this tour is worth it for the landscape alone. My personal highlight was the Salda Lake, unfortunately you only spend an hour there and that's enough for a few photos and maybe a short swim. Pamukkale has unfortunately largely dried up, but a small section is still accessible. The bus you drive is no longer the newest and is actually overtaken by every other car on the expressway. The guide always tried to pass on some interesting information about the country and its people. Unfortunately, the tour has nothing to offer from a culinary point of view, it is only held in canteens that live from such tours, for lunch you are seated in a large hall with the guests of other tour operators and you can then pay 7 € for the meal. The evening meal is included in the tour but I cannot recommend it to anyone. So if you want to do the tour, you can have your hotel catering for you.

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August 16, 2019

An exhausting but really worthwhile trip

Since Pamukkale is very far away from Side you should be aware that it starts early and you are back in the hotel late at night. Immediately after booking, the agency Seven Tours announced the pick-up time, very nice contact. Pickup took place right on time at the hotel. There was a swimming break at Salda Lake. The buffet lunch was available for 7 euros. Arrival in Pamukkale around 1 p.m. Entry is 60TRY. In contrast to otherwise no EUR will be accepted. Stay in Pamukkale approx. 3.5 hours. Despite the many tourists, it is absolutely worth seeing and the crowds are well distributed over the extensive grounds. The procedure was as described, unless the hot springs of Karahayit were not visited (probably would not have timed). On a positive note, there should be no sales event on this trip. A perfect day. For the next day, however, you shouldn't plan so much and rather spend a quiet day on the beach.

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August 8, 2019

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