Day Trip to Pamukkale from Kusadasi and Selcuk

Pamukkale Day Tour from Kusadasi and Selcuk

Pamukkale is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Turkey. All the historical and natural values in the Pamukkale region are visited by thousands of tourists every year. The area is an excellent destination for both domestic and foreign tourists, especially in the summer.

We organized a perfect tour for those who came from Selçuk, İzmir and Kuşadası, Aydın to visit Pamukkale. The destinations to be visited during the tour are Pamukkale Traventines and Hierapolis Ancient City, respectively. Read below to learn about Pamukkale Day Tour from Kusadasi and Selcuk.

Duration: Full Day
Tour Type: Regular
Departure Days: Everyday
Start: 08:00
End: 18:30
Transportation: Bus


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.

  1. 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.
  1. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


  • Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off
  • Transportations in the tour
  • English Speaking Local Tour Guide
  • Lunch
  • Parking and road tolls
  • Entrance fees to the visiting sights
  • Local Taxes
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks at the lunch
  • Entrance fee to swim at the Cleopatra Thermal Pool
  • Optional day tours to Ephesus, Didyma, Priene, & Miletos


  1. Yoko

    It is one of the best tours I had during my holidays. We visited many interesting places in Pamukkale. The white calcium mountain is amazing. That looks like a fairy tale. Landscapes were kind of dreamy. My personal favorite was the Hierapolis ancient city. I had no idea the Pamukkale had so much history. Ancient ruins were well-maintained and the theatre was impressive. Our local guide told us everything about the city and it was really interesting. I recommend this trip. It has a bit of everything in the area, This’s the best way to go around Pamukkale and you will definitely love it.

  2. Linda

    An amazing all day Pamukkale excursion from Kusadasi… Thanks, the tour company did an amazing job. We started out at 8 am from the hotel, had lunch at the local restaurant, and a full tour then returns back to the hotel. The walk up to the hot thermal antique pool was up the mountain, but not too bad. The pool was very healing. The Hierapolis ruins are amazing to see and the white terraces view breathtaking. Then you walk down the white terraces! Barefoot only. There are shallow pools to walk in and cover yourself with the clay or you can lie in the pools if you wish.

  3. Larry

    Fantastic daily excursion to Pamukkale from the beachside o Kusadasi! All our family loved every minute of this tour. Our local tour guide, Emel, was a mine of information and we also learned a lot about the history of Turkey. This is a long day trip but worth every minute. If you join the excursion we would recommend taking both swim options as in the travertines and antique pool. They are both completely different experiences, white calcium terraces and Cleopatra’s pool (that is an extra fee). You get to Pamukkale town until noon. You have lunch at Pamukkale town. Continue to visit Pamukkale and Hierapolis ruins sights. Totally wonderful excursion.

  4. Sarah

    My family trip to Pamukkale from Selcuk town of Izmir was perfect, delightful, and informative. Our local tour guide Sema was very active and lively. The terrace’s panoramic views were excellent. The white castle amphitheater and the ruins of the Hierapolis were excellent in Pamukkale.

  5. Lee

    Amazing Pamukkale day tour. Took a tour from Selcok town of Izmir (3 hours there and 3 back) but worth the trip to see one of the wonders of Turkey and the ancient historical Hierapolis city. Swam in the warm waters of the antique Cleopatra pool as well as paddling in the white travertine pools. well worth the early start of this guided tour.

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