Pamukkale Thermal Pools Tours

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Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Known for their therapeutic properties since Roman times, the thermal waters at Pamukkale flow into white travertine formations that rise out of the surrounding plains. Nearby are the ruins of Hierapolis, an ancient city that grew up around the springs. The thermal pools and petrified waterfalls create an otherworldly landscape at Pamukkale, which means Cotton Palace.
 
The Basics
Most visitors come to soak in the Pamukkale pools and then head uphill to the extensive Hierapolis ruins, which include an amphitheater, a basilica, and a large Roman bath. These two sites, which together form a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are often combined on full-day tours from Bodrum, Antalya, Izmir, and even Istanbul.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Pamukkale pools and Hierapolis are a must-visit for history buffs.
  • Wear shoes that are easy to slip on and off, as you will have to remove them when you enter the site.
  • Bring a bathing suit if you want to swim in the pools.
  • Some of the pools are knee-deep, so make sure to wear pants or skirts that can be rolled up so they won’t get wet.
 
How to Get There
The pools at Pamukkale are walking distance from the town of Pamukkale, but most visitors will likely be coming from another city. From nearby Denizli or other regional centers, buses travel to Pamukkale, and taxis are also available. Most day tours include transportation to and from the site.
 
When to Get There
Pamukkale is open year-round, 24 hours a day. Summer is the most popular time to visit, despite the thermal waters and the heat from the sun reflecting off the white limestone. During the Turkish holidays, Pamukkale can be crowded with locals. Arrive early in the morning to avoid the crowds during these times.

The Ruins at Hierapolis
The sprawling ancient city that overlooks the pools retains many recognizable structures. The Hellenistic-era settlement includes a large amphitheater, a monumental arch, thermal baths, a necropolis, and examples of early Christian structures. The theater is still used for performances. Though the site is protected, most structures are open to exploration.
Address: 170 km (105 mi) from Selcuk on Rte. E87, Pamukkale, Turkey
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Pamukkale Tour from Istanbul

Travel from Pamukkale from Istanbul by airplane to make the most of your time in Turkey. Upon arrival, your local guide takes you to Pamukkale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the travertine terraces and soak in natural hot spring pools (optional) built by the ancient Romans. See Hierapolis and the Apollo Temple, and have a lunch of traditional Turkish fare before your return to Istanbul in the evening.
  • Duration: 17 hours
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Pamukkale Day Trip From Istanbul

This day trip to Pamukkale is one you definitely don’t want to miss when you’re in Turkey — it makes it simple to explore the city and its ancient sights and ruins from Istanbul.  After a 1-hour flight and easy transfer, see the red springs of Karahayit, explore the Roman ruins of Hierapolis, and swim in the thermal waters of the Cleopatra Antique Pool (additional expense), with a guide providing historical context along the way. You’ll also have some time to explore the village of Pamukkale on your own before your return flight and transfer back to Istanbul.
  • Duration: 1 day
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4 Days Cappadocia - Pamukkale Ephesus by Plane

Cappadocia - the most amazing place on earth! Highlights of this tour include the famous Goreme Open Air Museum, Pigeon Valley, Kaymaklı Underground City, and the amazing experience of sleeping in a cave Hotel. Visit the the world-famous travertine cotton castle of Pamukkale and Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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Pamukkale Hierapolis Small Group Tour From Izmir

Take a full-day tour from Izmir, and explore the natural hot springs of Pamukkale and the ancient spa city of Hierapolis. This small-group tour is limited to 14 people, which allows for a more personalized experience of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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4 Day Turkey Tour by Plane

4 Days Turkey Tour by PlaneSee the highlights of Turkey’s North Aegean province and Cappadocia on this astounding 4-day Turkey tour from Istanbul. Discover what life was like for the Turks under Roman rule as you visit ancient cities like Ephesus and Hierapolis, and see travertine rock terraces at the Pamukkale archeological site. In Cappadocia, where your tour ends, explore unforgettable sites like Göreme, Uchisar, Çavusin and more! With two domestic flights included (Istanbul to Izmir, Kayseri to Istanbul), plus airport transfers and three nights of accommodation, this tour enables you to see Turkey with ease. Numbers are limited to 14 on this small-group tour ensuring you’ll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.
  • Duration: 4 days
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Small-Group Pamukkale Day Trip from Kusadasi: Travertines and Hierapolis

Explore the stunning archaeology of Pamukkale on this small-group guided full day tour from Kusadasi. During your visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Site, stroll along the white travertine rock plateaus and hear about the site’s geology. Gaze over Pamukkale to towards the ancient city of Hierapolis and learn about its history as you discover its fascinating ruins. Also, enjoy a cleansing soak in Hierapolis’ natural springs and pools. This small-group tour in Pamukkale is limited to 14 people, creating a more personalized experience with your guide.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Full-Day Pamukkale Terraces and Hierapolis Ruins Tour From Kusadasi or Selcuk

Explore Pamukkale’s unreal landscape, including a series of striking terraced hot spring basins. Enjoy the thermal waters while walking along the cliffs with your bare feet. You’ll also visit  the nearby Hierapolis archaeological site to see Roman baths, the Necropolis, the Temple of Apollo and more. A buffet lunch and hotel pickup add extra convenience, and a small-group tour size means you’ll have time for plenty of questions.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Pamukkale Hot Springs and Hierapolis Excursion

Combine a visit to UNESCO-listed Pamukkale Hot Springs with time to explore the Roman city of Hierapolis during this full-day excursion from Bodrum. Time travel to this former Roman settlement, exploring landmarks like the baths and ancient necropolis. Then head to the thermal pools for a soak in the mineral-rich waters, in use since ancient times. Entrance fees and a buffet lunch are included.
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Pamukkale and Hierapolis Full-Day Guided Tour

Stand in awe before one of Turkey’s most startling natural wonders and UNESCO World Heritage sites on this full-day coach tour to Pamukkale from Side, including lunch and dinner. Snap photos of Pamukkale’s iconic white travertine terraces, take a dip in the mineral-rich hot springs and explore the neighboring remains of the Hierapolis ancient city or pay extra to swim in the fabled Cleopatra pool.
  • Duration: 18 hours
  • Duration: 18 hours
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10 Days Turkey Tour: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus and Antalya

Visit Turkey’s most impressive cities on an all-inclusive 10-day tour. Careful organization ensures that you’ll experience the best parts of Turkey without wasting a moment. After a visit to Istanbul hop a plane for Cappadocia.  Continue onwards to Ephesus, Konya, and beyond with your guide. This is a fuss-free tour with nine nights of included accommodation. You’ll also enjoy nine organized breakfasts and four dinners.
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Spend a week exploring the treasures of Turkey, and leave the planning to someone else: this 8-day itinerary will transport you to the country’s top highlights without any hassle or stress. Upon arriving in Istanbul, meet your driver and transfer to your hotel. Over the course of your trip, you’ll explore Istanbul’s highlights (including the Topkapi Palaces and Hagia Sofia), will venture to the UNESCO-listed Ephesus and Pamukkale, will explore the fairy-tale landscape of Cappadocia, and more. Accommodation, transit, select meals, and guided tours are all included.
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Pamukkale Day Tour from Bodrum

Visit the hot springs at Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis on a full-day tour from Bodrum. Have time to bathe in natural hot springs, walk along the travertine rock formations of Pamukkale, and more during a tour that includes lunch, dinner, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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Pamukkale Day Tour from Selcuk

Discover an otherworldly landscape and a UNESCO-listed historical site on a full-day trip to Pamukkale and Hierapolis from Selçuk. Explore 'Cotton Cliffs,' terraced pools of turquoise water and travertine formations, with time to enjoy the site on your own and with an expert guide. Visit a Hellenistic spa town where ancient Attalid kings and Romans have left behind a remarkable network of canals, ruins and beautifully-preserved stone structures.
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Pamukkale Hot Springs and Hierapolis Ancient city

Visit the ancient spa town and travertine pools of Hierapolis and Pamukkale on a full-day tour from Antalya to a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Join a guide to explore Roman baths, streets lined with ancient columns, and a beautifully-preserved theater that’s more than 2,000 years old, before sinking into steaming, mineral-rich water. This full-day Hierapolis and Pamukkale tour includes pickup and drop-off at Antalya hotels, lunch, and entrance fees.
  • Duration: 12 to 14 hours
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Pamukkale Hot Springs and Hierapolis Ancient City

Visit Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis on a full-day tour from Belek and Kadriye. Have the option to bathe in the warm waters of Cleopatra's pool at Pamukkale, and view the extensive Roman ruins at Hierapolis, including a large ampitheater, temples, and necropolis. Includes breakfast and lunch, guide, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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Pamukkale Day Tour from Istanbul by Plane

This convenient day trip delivers you by plane from Istanbul to Denizli for a guided tour of Hierapolis and the UNESCO-listed terraces of Pamukkale. Start with a visit to the Greco-Roman spa city, then wander around the white travertine thermal springs. You’ll have the opportunity to swim in the Antique Pool, aka Cleopatra’s Pool (additional fee) before your return flight. Round-trip hotel transfers and a buffet lunch are included.
  • Duration: 16 hours
  • Duration: 16 hours
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Chirtmas Delight - 8 Day Turkey Travel

Discover the best of Turkey with this 8-day holiday travel experience. In Istanbul, visit highlights like the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Grand Bazaar. Step back in time with a trip to the ancient cities of Ephesus and Pamukkale. Spend Christmas in Antalya, home to the original St. Nicholas. This tour includes accommodation, meals, airport transfers, domestic flights, and the services of an English-speaking guide.
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4 Days-Seven Churches of Revelation Tour

Get an in-depth exploration of Turkey’s Christian history on this 4-day tour of the Seven Churches of Revelation. Travel around western Turkey in an air-conditioned minivan and learn about area from your guide. Spend three nights in 4 or 5 star accommodations and enjoy local meals along the way. Visit places that include Pergamum, Izmir, Sardis, Ephesus, and more.
  • Duration: 4 days
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Pamukkale Tour From Istanbul

Discover a wonderland of travertine, blue water and ancient ruins on a full-day tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis by air from Istanbul. After touching down in Denizli, start your day with a soothing bath in the natural hot springs then see the famously red springs of Karahayit. Follow in the footsteps of Hierapolis’ Attalid kings and Roman conquerors beside the triple arches of the Domitian Gate, gorgeously preserved colonnades and early Christian Monuments. Browse the region's unearthed antiquities and treasures at the Pamukkale Museum before returning to Istanbul.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Pamukkale and Hierapolis Small-Group Full-Day Tour from Izmir

The UNESCO-listed travertine terraces of Pamukkale are one of Turkey’s most photographed natural wonders and visiting on a small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience. On this full-day tour from Izmir, enjoy spectacular views of Pamukkale, take a swim in Cleopatra’s Pool, and explore the ruins of Hierapolis Ancient City.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Pamukkale Day Tour from Antalya

Visit a scenic UNESCO World Heritage Centre on a full-day tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis from Antalya. Soak in mineral-rich hot springs formed from white travertine, then visit the ancient sites of Hierapolis, which stretch from the Attalid kings to the Eastern Roman Empire. This full-day tour includes breakfast, lunch, entrance fees, and round-trip transport from Antalya.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Pamukkale Hot Springs and Hierapolis Ancient City from Alanya

Relax like an ancient Roman on a full-day trip to Hierapolis & Pamukkale from Alanya, with time to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site alongside an expert guide. You’ll walk the streets of Hierapolis past Roman baths, a basilica, and a beautifully-preserved colonnade, then soak in Pamukkale’s travertine springs, where mineral-rich water flows over a landscape of snow white travertine. This 17-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off in Alanya, breakfast, lunch, entrance fees, and all transport.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Private Pamukkale Tour From Kusadasi

See a unique side of Turkey during this full-day private tour of Pamukkale from Kusadasi. Greet your guide and driver at your hotel or the port, and then head to Karahayit and the red springs. Next, delve into ancient history in Hierapolis; tour the Necropolis, Bath and Basilica, Frontinius Gate and many more. Cool off with a swim in Pamukkale's travertine pools, before enjoying a traditional Turkish lunch (included) and heading back to Kusadasi. Your guide and driver will return you to your hotel or the port.
  • Duration: 9 to 11 hours
  • Duration: 9 to 11 hours
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