Get an early start on the day with 6am pickup in Antalya, then begin the 150-mile (240-km.) trip to Pamukkale, with a stop for breakfast in Korkuteli (breakfast is not included in the price of this tour).
Upon arrival at the Pamukkale Thermal Pools, slip into your bathing suit for a soak in the natural hot springs. The travertine terraces have been popular since ancient times, and they make up an otherworldly landscape—Pamukkale is known as the “cotton castle” in Turkish.
From Pamukkale, continue to Hierapolis to see the remains of Attalid and Greco-Roman settlements. Visit the Roman Amphitheater and other excavated ruins, with the option to visit Cleopatra Pools, a warm spring with historic stones just beneath the surface of the water (entrance fee to Cleopatra Pools not included).
Browse for souvenirs at the vine and textile factories, then pause for a buffet lunch. After lunch, you can head to Red Water, a section of the springs that flows across brightly colored stones (entrance fee to Red Water not included). Make a final stop for a buffet dinner before starting the return trip to Antalya, where this tour concludes with drop-off at roughly 9pm.