Private Pamukkale Trip From Antalya

Private Pamukkale Trip From Antalya

Duration:

12 hours

Departing:

Antalya

Time:

07:00-08:00 am

Pickup Point:

Antalya

Highlights:

Cotton Castle Travertines Terraces, calcium Rocks, Pamukkale Celopatra's Pool and Hierapolis Ancient Ruins.

euro
  • Per person 1 pax

    € 438
  • For 2 pax

    € 219
  • For 3 Pax

    € 126
  • For 4 pax

    € 142

Private Pamukkale Trip From Antalya

"Pamukkale translates to 'Cotton Castle'... This natural phenomenon, designated a UNESCO Heritage site in 1988, with spectacular white calcium cliffs and beautiful turquoise blue pools, is truly a sight to behold. Once we arrive here, it is easy to see why. Pamukkale is like an alien landscape."

OVERVIEW

  • Pick up From Antalya Hotels
  • Drive to Pamukkale, It takes about 3.30 hrs
  • White Calcium Carbonate Travertines
  • Hierapolis Archaeological Museum
  • Cleopatra’s Pool
  • Hierapolis Ancient City
    • Grand Theatre
    • The Temple of Apollo
    • Nymphaeum (Monumental Fountain)
    • Plutonium
    • Christian Basilica
    • City Gate
    • Necropolis
    • Martyrium of St. Philip
  • Open Buffet Local Lunch (Drinks Extra)
  • Drive Back from Pamukkale to Antalya Hotels
  • The drop-off at your hotel

You will be picked up from Hotels in Antalya. Then drive to Pamukkale; The journey from Kusadasi to Pamukkale is 236 km/146,6 miles and will take around 3.30 hours, but there shall be stop-off-breaks along the way so you can stretch your legs and grab some refreshments. Be sure to watch out the window as you can see some of the most beautiful scenery along the way, so keep your eyes peeled on the route.

Also, your local tour guide will give you lots of information about Pamukkale travertines, Cleopatra’s pool, and Hierapolis during your journey. Also, your local tour guide will hand you your Pamukkale map, Hierapolis Map, and a Turkey Map to keep throughout your Pamukkale tour.
Arrival at Pamukkale. First, we will have a lunch break at one of the local restaurants. Then we will drive to snow-white travertine pools and terraces.

White Terraces -Calcium Travertines

Pamukkale and Pamukkale Tours is one of the top Famous Turkey Trips. Pamukkale, or 'Cotton Castle' when translated, has been drawing tourists worldwide to its thermal springs for more than 23 centuries. The Turkish name refers to the extraordinary surface of the snow-white cliffs, shaped over millennia by the accumulation of calcium deposited by mineral springs. Legend has it that the Cotton Castle formations are solidified cotton (the area's principal crop) left out to dry by giants.

Dripping slowly down a vast mountainside, mineral-rich water foams and collects in bowls that terrace the decline down the mountainside, spilling over petrified cascades of stalactites into milky pools below. These saucer-shaped travertines (or terraces, also called) wind sideways down the powder-white mountain, providing a stunning contrast to the clear blue sky and green plain below. To protect the unique calcite surface, you must traverse the area barefoot. Although the terrace pools are not particularly deep, you can get fully submerged if you want; remember your towel!

Cleopatra’s Pool

You should not leave Pamukkale without having a healing dip in the sacred fountain of Cleopatra's Pool. A swim in the effervescent waters of Cleopatra's Pool should be at the top of any Turkey Travel Itinerary. Strewn about the bottom of the crystal-clear Pool is a fantastic collection of striated columns and capitals, a striking reminder of Pool's pedigree. Cleopatra's Pool has warm, clear fizzy water that bubbles from the source of the spring.

With temperatures of 35C, you can bathe in the natural thermal mud and waters and enjoy the curative effects (both medicinal and beauty) of the water, which had previously benefited the ancient Greek and Roman peoples for centuries. With its Thermo mineral and magnesium, calcium, carbon dioxide, sulfide, and bicarbonate, this curative water is suitable in many areas as a curative treatment.

The Ancient City of Hierapolis

The nearby ancient Hierapolis and its accompanying museums may be overshadowed by the springs, but they are also fascinating and worth the visit. After walking along the terraces, we will take a short walk to Hierapolis City, also known as ‘Holy City.’ Just outside the main entrance is the Necropolis (Graveyard), containing more than 1200 tombs and sarcophagi of people who wished to have buried here. Among the tombs lies the Martyrium, an octagonal 5th-century edifice believed to have been erected upon the site where St. Philip was martyred in 80 CE. It was believed that the proximity of the hot springs and vapor-emitting cracks would ease their journey into the Underworld.

The Hierapolis City Bath, the springs of Hierapolis, was particularly popular among vacationing Romans. You will notice that carved into the side of the mountain is the monstrous Grand Theater that dominates the vista of Hierapolis. It features a vast network of decorative elements from the 3rd century CE, including ornately sculptured statues, columns, and arches, amongst other factors. At its height, the Grand Theatre could host 25.000 boisterous fans and is still largely intact until this day.
At the evening departure from Pamukkale to Antalya.

Note: If you wish, you can extend your tour, or if you request transfer service from us to other cities such as Bodrum, Fethiye, Cesme, Denizli, Konya, Cappadocia, Izmir, Marmaris, Gocek, Selcuk, and Kusadasi.

* Pamukkale Tour is available every day on a Private basis.

* The documents with details and confirmations will be e-mailed to you after booking.

What’s Included?

  • Pick-up from Antalya Hotels
  • Transportation by a comfortable AC, nonsmoking Luxurious Car/Van
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Entry fees to the sites and museums
  • Parking fees
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • Highway price
  • Drop-off to your Hotel

What’s Not Included?

  • Lunch and Drinks
  • On personal expenses
  • Tips to Guide and Driver

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