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  • Location:Kusadasi, Turkey
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)
Visit the archaeological site of Pamukkale and see its extraordinary white travertine rock terraces cascading down from the crumbling city of Hierapolis. On this full-day trip from Kusadasi, you’ll walk around the incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site with your guide, learning about the rock’s formation and history. Then head to the ancient city of Hierapolis for a refreshing dip in its naturally formed bathing pools before taking a walking tour around its evocative ruins.

Numbers are limited to 14 on this small-group Pamukkale trip, ensuring a more intimate experience at this archeological site.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip from Kusadasi to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pamukkale in Denizli Province
  • See Pamukkale’s bright white travertine terraces with your guide
  • Take a dip in the naturally formed spa pools in the ancient city of Hierapolis
  • Stroll around the ruins of Hierapolis and see its intriguing necropolis and vast Roman theater
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 14 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Best Small-Group Pamukkale Day Trip from Kusadasi: Travertines and Hierapolis

Small-Group Pamukkale Day Trip from Kusadasi: Travertines and Hierapolis

After a pickup from your Kusadasi hotel, head inland to Denizli Province to visit Pamukkale –Turkey’s most incredible natural wonder. Meaning ‘cotton castle,’ this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site consists of dazzling white travertine rock terraces that seem to flow down 656-foot (200-meter) cliffs. From a distance, the travertine terraces almost look like snowy cliffs or frozen waterfalls, but in fact they are mineral deposits from Pamukkale’s hot springs.

Walk around these fascinating rocks and see the naturally formed bathing pools while learning about their geology from your guide. Views from Pamukkale are unforgettable – see the white travertine terraces contrasting with brown mountains in the distance, and then walk up to Hierapolis, the ancient Greco-Roman city with crumbling ruins and geothermic bathing pools.

Enjoy time at leisure here, and be sure to bring your bathing suit as the pools are definitely worth a dip (entrance fee is at your own expense)! Relax in the warm natural springs that are separated by ancient columns, and then visit a café for lunch before meeting your guide for a leisurely walking tour around the ancient city. Take in its impressive Classical ruins, such as the necropolis (Roman burial ground) and the vast Roman theater that was capable of seating more than 12,000 people. See St Philippe Martyrion (also known as the Basilica of St Philippe) and learn about this important early Christian sanctuary before returning to your coach for the ride back to Kusadasi.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The guıde was really ınformatıve and helpful. It was a small tour and very accomodatıng to everyones needs. It was fun to swım ın the natural waters of pummakale.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Pick up on time . Hard to fault the day. Knowledgeable guide and a spectacular place well worth seeing. Lunch was impressive all you could eat Buffett option and a stop at a onyx rock making factory for a short demo. Took you into the shop but no pressure to buy anything. Good value day out

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Amazing, picked us up and dropped us off plus best of all we had plenty of time to see the beautiful Pamukkale!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

The bus trip there from Kusadasi was about 3 hours and quite pleasant with a food/drink/toilet stop.
We wasted some time at a linen/Manchester outlet store which we were not interested in.
So between the bus trip, the Linen shop and the lunch getting to the actual site took about 4.5 hours.
Everything else on the tour was fantastic, we had plenty of time at the site, we walked around the travertine's and did all the photos, visited the museum which is excellent and then had about 1 hour swimming in the pool before departing. If we had just a bit more time we could have also had a short walk to the roman amphitheatre but we some many more better ones later on our trip so no big issue.
The tour guide and driver were both fantastic, great English skills and informative.
Great tour just get a book to read for when they do the outlet store.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

I definitely recommend this tour as the most painless way of seeing Pamukkale. We were collected from our hotel at 8.45 am and returned at 6.45pm. The three hour drive was broken up by a stop half-way at a cafe/shop at a petrol station, with good toilet facilities. There were five travellers in total in a very comfortable vehicle with driver and excellent guide, Gul. We enjoyed the buffet lunch at a large restaurant at the foot of Pamukkale, obviously used by all the various tour groups. There was a good selection of food. Drinks are payable in any currency and were not expensive. We had two hours free time at the top of Pamukkale to swim in the Antique Pool and paddle in the travertines. We really enjoyed the Antique Pool with its very warm water and decidedly unusual experience of swimming over ancient ruins. We were offered a stop at an onyx factory, but were able to decline easily.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

I had a great day with this tour company ,they run a very professional and informative tour ,thought it was terrific value for money ,even though we were offered a tour cheaper with another company ,I would use this company again ,I couldn't imagine the same quality tour for less money ,the guide was great .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

The trip was great. It was only four of us and the guide was very good.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Pamukkale is indeed a must see! Our trip there had been really awesome. Our tour guide Rose from Fez Travel is not only very knowlegeable but really helpful as well. The price that I paid for my whole family to go on this trip is really affordable. I have been recommending Viator.com to all my friends since then and will regularly check their website for great deals on my future travels.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2013

It was perfect day trip to Pamukkale.. the guid was excellent .. they picked us from the hotel in time ..we had enough time to walk around and discover the magnificent Pamukkale pools ..Thank you

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

The tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis was wonderful. The guide was knowledgable, the lunch was delicious, and the sites were beautiful and interesting, even though there wasn't much water in all the pools. It seemed as though we spent a lot of time shuffling people around and waiting for vehicles to arrive to take people from our bus to different locations, which I hadn't experienced on a day tour before....which is why I gave this a 4 star rating, instead of a 5.

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