Join us on this full day Alanya Pamukkale Day Trip to visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Pamukkale. This ancient wonder is home to thermal springs as hot as 30 degrees Celsius and is a sight to behold. You will also be able to visit the historic city of Hierapolis with it’s famous amphitheatre and history museum, making this tour a must for the culture vultures and those keen to learn more about our rich history. Our tour includes all transfers meals and experiences. No hidden surprises.
Alanya Pamukkale Day Trip begins when our local driver collects you from your hotel. We have an interesting journey through the countryside of Alanya to our first destination of Pamukkale. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to bathe in the waters of one of the world’s oldest thermal spring towns. The waters have tremendous healing properties and many guests comment on the glow from their skin after enjoying a relaxing dip. For centuries travellers and locals alike have flocked to these pools to enjoy this natural health remedy.
The travertine (traces of carbon minerals left by flowing water) in Pamukkale create an almost lunar landscape which can be seen in Denizli town almost 20 km away. The famous limestone terraces will remain in your memory for some time as they are so unique which is why they have been awarded UNESCO world heritage distinction.
Following our rejuvenating dip we’ll continue our journey up to the town of Hierapolis and the necropolis. This town was built above the famous thermal pools and is a must visit for those with a passion for Turkish history. We’ll get a chance to visit the famous history museum which in days gone by was used as a Turkish bath house. We’ll also visit the ancient Cleopatra swimming pool, the monumental tomb of St Phillipe and the stunning Necropolis of Anatolia. Don’t forget to pack your comfortable walking shoes and of course your camera to capture the scenes around town.
Following a well-earned dinner of barbequed chicken and our favourite local salads we will then begin our journey home. The route will take us through the picturesque surroundings of the Taurus mountains with breath taking views around every corner. Upon our return to Alanya you will be driven back to your own hotel by our friendly drivers after a full on day of sightseeing and immersion into Turkish culture.
The surrounding countryside of Alanya holds one of the world’s most breath-taking sights. A visit to this area without seeing it is an injustice to your trip. Join us as we journey to the UNESCO world heritage site of Pamukkale and experience one of the world’s oldest thermal springs. Your first glimpse of the limestone pools of water will leave you breathless. Our guides will take you to the heart of this ancient health resort and show you how to get the very best out of bathing the Turkish way. We’ll also be exploring the wonderful city of Hierapolis with its Roman amphitheatre and fascinating history museum. Alanya Pamukkale Day Trip is a must for those wanting to know more about the area’s rich and powerful history.
Our friendly guides will come and collect you from your hotel to begin the day. Make sure you have comfortable clothes, your camera, sun cream and your swimming suits.
When we reach Korkuteli we will have a short break for breakfast. It’s important to know that this is not included in the price and you are welcome to bring a breakfast box from your hotel. There are cafes to purchase refreshments.
We will take a short break as we enter Pamukkale to prepare ourselves for the thermal springs.
Our expert guides are on hand to inform you about the fascinating history, both Greek and Roman about this area. You’ll be able to learn about the calcium formations that make Pamukkale so special as well as Greek mythological stories of the area. You will have approximately 3 whole hours to explore the town of Hierapolis and it’s Roman amphitheatre. You can choose to study the relics in the museum, or spend more time relaxing in the thermal springs. If you would like to swim in Cleopatra’s pool there is a small cover charge.
Returning Back & Dinner
We will take a break on our journey back to Alanya to enjoy a buffet with plentiful options to satisfy your hunger. This is all included in the price. Don’t forget that during our journey home we will be driving through the amazing countryside flanked on either side by the Taurus mountains. A perfect way to end the day.
Once we are back in Alanya your friendly local driver will transfer you back to your hotel.