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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.
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 .
The trip was great. It was only four of us and the guide was very good.
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.
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
All in all, this tour was not bad. Pickup from the hotel was prompt and convenient. Our guide was very knowledgeable and sweet. However, the majority of the day was not spent at Pamukkale. At least 6 hours were spent on the bus. Prior to our arrival at Pamukkale, we stopped at an Onyx factory. Frankly, this was a waste of time and a silly, overpriced tourist trap. Then, we went to a truly awful buffet lunch which was unnecessary. Finally, upon arriving at the site, we briefly toured the ruins at Hierapolis and were then given one hour of free time to either see the pools of Pamukkale, swim at Cleopatra's Pool or hike to the theatre. I would have preferred that we had more time to see the main attraction and had spent less time at the Onyx factory and buffet.