08:00 am ─ You will be picked up from your hotel in Kuşadası or Selçul.
You will be transferred to Pamukkale. Then, the Pamukkale tour starts.
- White Calcium Terraces: The first region to be visited during the tour will be Pamukkale Travertines. These structures are fancy structures that are formed as a result of natural processes that take place for quite a long time. The structures, which are completely white in color and have a high mountain appearance, are called travertine. These structures contain a high percentage of minerals, vitamins and calcium. Travertines are also hot water sources. From the moment you enter the area, you will encounter hot water currents. You can easily walk through these currents if you wish. Vitamins and minerals can improve health problems in your feet and legs.
How did Pamukkale Travertines come into being? The final appearance of these structures is estimated to have reached about 400 years ago. There is a huge earthquake in the Menderes River. After this earthquake, the changing landforms from the Pamukkale Travertines over time. This structure has caused the region to gain a high tourist value. Because the travertines are listed and protected by UNESCO as a world heritage site.
- Hierapolis Ancient City: You will see an ancient city very close to Pamukkale Travertines. This city was designated as the second destination within the scope of the tour. This ancient city has a very high altitude. According to the researches, it is known that the city was used and founded by the Phrygians. The city is was established during approximately BC. II century. At the time of its establishment, the queen of the region was named Hiera, who is an Amazon queen. Therefore, the name of the city was Hierapolis.
Here what you are going to see in the Hierapolis Ancient City:
- The Necropolis: In the past, religious belief was largely shaped by religion about life after death. Therefore, in almost every city, cemeteries were clustered in close proximity to their habitats. The necropolis is located in the ancient city of Hierapolis, very close to the living area. The necropolis contains important artefacts that can be traced from the Late Hellenistic to the early Christian period. The grave structures in the region are quite interesting.
- The Temple of Apollo: Apollon was the most important god believed by individuals living in Hierapolis. This sanctuary in the name of Apollo was considered a place of worship. Rumour generally says that this is exactly where Apollo came to visit the city. This structure was built in the 1st century BC. In the 3rd century BC, some changes were made in the structure and the structure became more modern.
- Cleopatra Antique Thermal Pool: This pool is one of the most interesting tourist destinations with its hot spring. You will also have the chance to visit here as part of the tour. But if you want to swim in the pool you will have to pay extra. It is believed that Cleopatra swam in this pool.
16:00 ─ When the Pamukkale tour ends, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Kuşadası or Selçuk.
If you’re looking for a unique and unforgettable experience during your visit to Kusadasi, I highly recommend taking a day tour to Pamukkale. This natural wonder is unlike anything else in the world and the day tour from Kusadasi was the perfect way to explore it.
Our tour guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic, providing us with interesting facts and stories about the area throughout the day. The journey to Pamukkale was comfortable and scenic, passing through picturesque countryside and small Turkish villages.
Upon arrival at Pamukkale, we were greeted by the stunning sight of the gleaming white travertine terraces that cascade down the hillside. We had plenty of time to explore and take in the breathtaking views, with the added bonus of a dip in the thermal waters, which was truly magical.
The tour also included a visit to the nearby Hierapolis archaeological site. Our guide expertly led us through the ruins, explaining the history and significance of each landmark. The highlight for me was the ancient theater, which still stands in remarkable condition after thousands of years.
The tour included a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, which offered traditional Turkish dishes, before returning to Kusadasi.
Overall, I can recommend the Pamukkale day tour from Kusadasi. It was an incredible experience that I will never forget. The natural beauty and rich history of the area make it a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Turkey.
This was a wonderful Pamukkale and ancient Hierapolis tour! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and his expertise during the tour of ancient Hierapolis, Pamukkale, and also Turkey’s history was really appreciated.
We have been to Turkey a couple of times and we got really interested in visiting Pamukkale. Its place is so unique, I can’t compare it with anything else around the world. There are too many interesting spots to see in the area. The tour agency did a great job. They picked us up from the hotel in Kusadasi. The Tour driver was very good. We went to Hierapolis and learn the history of the Pamukkale. The antique thermal pool is a must if you never tried it before. The water was so warm and nice. We really enjoyed our time there. The lunch was tasty with many options on the buffet.
Pamukkale is among hundred places to see before you die and it’s really worth visiting the town. Our tour was a good choice due to the reasonable price. We had a great day trip and found the guide very informative and helpful. He was very professional with excellent knowledge of Pamukkale & Hierapolis history. Also impressive with on time schedule and have exceeded my expectations. It is worth it in a day.