Experience one of Turkey’s most impressive natural wonders on this exciting day tour from Istanbul to Pamukkale. Get a close-up view of Pamukkale’s stunning white travertine terraces, glistening in the sun, and bathe in one of its small pools. The terraces of Pamukkale appear like a white castle, stretching 2700 metres in length and 160 metres high. You can follow the designated pathways along the travertines, which help to protect them from damage, and capture photographs amidst this gleaming white landscape. After witnessing this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can explore the ruins of the ancient spa city of Hierapolis, protected within an archaeological museum. The Romans long recognised the healing properties of Pamukkale’s thermal waters, building baths using large stone blocks which date back to the 2nd century BC.
Day trip to Pamukkale and Hierapolis
Experience the therapeutic qualities of Pamukkale, with its thermal spring water and rushing waterfalls
Explore the ancient Roman city of Hierapolis
Be led by a specialist, English-speaking local guide
Enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch
Relax on a comfortable, air-conditioned coach
Pamukkale day tour itinerary
You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and transferred to the airport for your flight to Denizli. Upon arrival, you will travel by air-conditioned coach to Pamukkale, with this unique natural landscape visible well before you arrive in the village which lies at its base. The water in Pamukkale originates in nearby hot springs and has a high mineral content. As it cascades down the hill, calcium carbonate is deposited and gives the appearance of a frozen waterfall when it hardens into the travertine terraces seen today. Long before the terraces of Pamukkale were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Romans built the spa city of Hierapolis which lies above. After exploring its captivating ruins, you will be transferred back to the Denizli Airport for your flight to Istanbul, where you will be met on arrival and transported back to your hotel.
Available days: Everyday
Available from: Istanbul
Price includes: Transport | Insurance | Guided Service | Entry Fees | Lunch
Price excludes: Flight Tickets
Duration: Full day 15 Hours
Pick up time: Old City 06:00 | Taksim Area 06:00
Drop off time: Approximately 21:00