- 2 days (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Luxuriate in the warm flowing waters of one of Turkey's greatest natural wonders, the UNESCO-listed travertine pools of Pamukkale, on this overnight tour from Side. You'll discover the ruins of ancient Hierapolis, visit the Karahayit Hot Springs, tour a mosque, and shop for souvenirs including local onyx stone.
- Multi-Day Trip
- Buffet dinner included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Overnight accommodation
- Breakfast at the hotel
- Dinner at the hotel
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entrance fees to Cleopatra's Pool (optional)
- Swimming fees at Karahayit Hot Springs (optional)
- Meals not specified in itinerary
Hotel main entrance in Side
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original departure point
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Enjoy Turkey's stunning landscapes on the 4-hour drive from Side to Pamukkale, before breaking for lunch at a restaurant with views over the travertines. Wander the ruins of ancient Hierapolis, paddle through startling white travertine pools, then enjoy dinner at your hotel. The next day, after a buffet breakfast, you'll visit the ocher-hued hot springs at Karahayit, discover a mosque, and shop for souvenirs including leather, onyx, and fabric. You'll drive back to Side after lunch.
Day 1: Side – Pamukkale (D)
You will be picked up in good time for a 7:30am departure from your central Side hotel. Your first stop will be in the town of Korkuteli for breakfast – if you haven't arranged a breakfast box from your hotel, you can buy snacks, tea, and coffee in their cafe. There will be other stops along the 4-hour journey to Denizli, where you'll enjoy stunning views of Pamukkale's cascading travertine pools and an optional open buffet lunch (own expense).
After lunch, your guide will lead you through the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis, explaining the amphitheater, city walls, bath houses, cemetery, and more. Then stroll the snow-white travertines, paddle in brilliant blue pools, and bask in the warm waters of the Pamukkale hot springs. You may wish to swim in Cleopatra's Pool, a warm pool full of ancient statuary and columns: please note an extra charge applies. Finally, drive to your hotel for an included dinner.
Overnight in Denizli
Day 2: Pamukkale – Side (B)
Feast on an open buffet breakfast at your hotel before checking out to continue your tour. Your first stop is the Karahayit Hot Springs, which feature a similar stepped series of travertine pools to Pamukkale, but in ocher: swimming is at your own expense. Next, visit a traditional Turkish mosque to learn more about the religious beliefs of local people. You'll stop at shops specializing in leather, onyx, and fabric – whether to buy or window shop is up to you. After lunch (own expense) in Denizli, you'll head back to Side with a stop in Antalya, arriving back at your hotel in the late afternoon.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.