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Marvel at the petrified lime cascades of Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis during this guided day trip from Izmir. This tour not only journeys to the stunning natural wonder of Pamukkale, but will venture to fascinating Roman ruins at Hierapolis built during the 2nd century AD. Here you will see the Theater and the Necropolis, the biggest ancient graveyard in Anatolia. 

Highlights

  • Day trip to Pamukkale and Hierapolis from Izmir
  • Experience the soothing qualities of Pamukkale, with its thermal spring water and plunging waterfalls
  • Visit the Roman city of Hierapolis
  • Explore the Apollo Temple
  • Lunch included
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

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What You Can Expect

Pamukkale and Hierapolis

Pamukkale, Turkey

Begin your Pamukkale and Hierapolis adventure with a morning pickup from your central Izmir hotel. With your guide, cruise to the mesmerizing natural wonder of Pamukkale. Capture stunning views of water trickling over white petrified limestone tubs. In this fairytale atmosphere, learn from your guide how calcium rich thermal water continues to cascade down the hillside leaving precipitates in the form of cataracts, stalactites and basins. 

 Listen as you guide explains how Romans use to plunge into these waters to enrich their bodies with its therapeutic powers.Continue to Hierapolis, the ancient Roman city perched on a plateau formed over centuries by sedimentary limestone rock. Learn about the huge temples that resided here and how Stephanus of Byzantium helped form the city’s real name which translates to "sacred city." 

Next, enjoy the ancient grandeur of the Apollo Temple, the Theatre and the 4th century basilica - Nympheum. Then, finish your tour with a relaxing ride back to your Izmir hotel.

Customer Reviews

Rosanna I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellent tour. I advise to be very specific in regards to the pickup times on the vouchers. It added to some confusion.

Henrik H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very nice tour - both places were spectacular and worth the visit. We ended up having a private tour due to the low tourist season. We were picked up at our hotel in a very nice van and driven to the sites. Our tour guide did a nice job of explaining the Roman ruins and gave us all the time we needed at Pamukkale which is truly exceptional, the calcium deposit pools are everything you expect and more. Spend the extra 30 liras to spend time in Cleopatras pool - that is the natural thermal waters. It has sunken Greek and Roman columns and this is really where you can enjoy the warmest waters and the pool is plenty deep whereas the terraces are only knee deep.

GUODONG C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

nice tour guide, small grp of ppl

Lok Tin L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Small group of tour in fact it was just me and my partner!
Tour guide was very knowledgable and the coach we travelled was very new 3 months old
Highly recommended - far cheaper than what our hotel offered

Alicia F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Pamukkale is one of a kind-definite must see!We booked this tour last minute (night before) and the tour company made sure everything was organised for us the next day!Small tour group (3ppl),luxury bus and our guide Engin was so friendly,informative and went out of his way to ensure a great experience!

Nicolle H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Really fantastic tour and well worth the effort of getting out to the location. Really enjoyed the ruins and highly recommend this tour if down this way. Make sure you take your bathing suit also as there is an opportunity to take a swim.

graham h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

what a wonderful place to go to - the calcium pools looked splendid

Jan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Was really nice

Anil H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Superb! Tour was not cancelled even though we (2) were only who had booked the tour. Highly recommend

Ayanah G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

AMAZING!!! The most fun I've had in years. This place is a MUST do if you are in Turkey. I went July 31st the weather was hot and the water was nice and cool. Words cannot do this place justice, please go and see it for yourself : )

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