Visite o sítio arqueológico de Pamukkale e veja seus terraços de rocha de travertino branco extraordinários descendo pela cidade em ruínas de Hierápolis. Nesta viagem de um dia inteiro saindo de Kusadasi, você caminhará ao redor desse local incrível considerado Patrimônio da Humanidade pela UNESCO com seu guia, aprendendo sobre a formação e a história da rocha. Siga depois para a antiga cidade de Hierápolis para um mergulho refrescante em suas piscinas de banho formadas naturalmente antes de fazer uma excursão a pé por suas ruínas evocativas.
O número de pessoas é limitado a 14 nesta excursão para grupo pequeno em Pamukkale, garantindo uma experiência mais íntima em seu sítio arqueológico.
Our guide was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable about the area. He gave great suggestions for routes and was very open to all kinds of questions about the site. Since I visited in August the pools were really crowded so I didnt swim, but the site itself is very beautiful and worth the visit. My two complaints are the tourism stop we made at the Onyx workshop, which was essentially a ploy to get us to buy stuff. It wasnt on the itinerary and I felt that it was a little heavy handed to add that in without telling us. We also stopped at a crowded buffet restaurant for lunch that wasnt very good.
Tahsin was an incredibly passionate guide and was really nice to talk with. He was very informative and knowledgeable about Turkey and the environments. I wish we'd have him for Ephesus as well. His and the drivers services deserve an absolute 10!
The only reason I did not give a 5 star rating are rather because of the firms organizational details:
We were picked up had to drop breakfast right away at 7.30, whilst the day before, the company comfirmed through phone we'd be picked up at 8-8.30
The journey from Kusadasi to Pammukkale was very long. Our hotel being the furthest away in the group, we spent at least a total of 8.5-9 hours sitting in the bus, just to enjoy about 2.5 hours of Pammukkale.
For such a long journey, I personally wouldn't recommend travelling in a small group or bus. Us being tall Europeans and a little overweight, let's be honest, spending that long in rather cramped seats isn't quiet comfortable.
We had a well presented and air conditioned mini bus. Our driver was charming and spoke excellent English. Our guide at Pamukkale was lovely and she was very knowledgeable and also spoke excellent English. It was a really hot day so we spent quite a while bathing in the warm Cleopatra pool. Sadly, I think the magical powers associated with the water have waned over the years as I didn't look any younger after my swim haha. Pamukkale is a beautiful place and I would recommend this trip as we had a great time.
We stopped off at an Onyx factory on the way back and it was interesting to see how the artists manipulated and shaped the onyx. There was a gift shop full of beautiful things and even though we did not feel pressurised into buying anything, of course we had to get a little momento of the trip. Overall, an excellent experience.
Pamukkale and Heirapolis - Incredible places to see, though I wouldn't bother with this tour at all. We basically paid GBP97 for a driver.
On the 3 hour drive to Pamukkale our guide spoke to us once - To let us know we would be stopping for 20minutes. Upon arrival in Pamukkale our tour began. He walked us through the entrance to the terraces, vaguely explaining things that we could have read our selves on the signs all along the walk - gave us a few hours free time.
Afterwards was lunch - we were told to not have quote high expectations unquote, but the food was actually inedible. Cold and unidentifiable - no one from our tour finished a dish.
3 hour ride back to Kusadasi, again only being spoke to once again upon stopping for 20 minutes.
The pools at Heirapolis are absolutely amazing, well worth a visit - though this is not included in the tour but there is plenty of free time to have a swim. The terraces themselves look nothing like you see online, though after travelling so much this was expected - Still amazing to see.
If we had of just paid for a driver for the day we would have zero complains, but booking a tour you expect some form of a guide. He wasn't interested at all.