Pamukkale offers a wonderful time sightseeing with many historical structures and natural beauties. The famous cotton castle travertines are considered the 8th wonder of the world and the one of a kind historical sites are open for visiting. If you’re in Turkey for vacation, Pamukkale Tour can be a great choice to experience one of the most interesting and famous places in Turkey.
The Pamukkale Tour package includes the below steps, but you can customise your trip by letting your driver know which places you want to see. Your driver will be knowledgeable about the areas you will be visiting, so you can also ask him for a little info about each of your stops along the way. At the same time, you can enjoy the city from the comfort of your private vehicle, use the complimentary WiFi and enjoy snacks and refreshments during the ride.
Your driver will be waiting for you in the vehicle during each visit to the below steps.
1. The Pick-up
Your designated driver will pick you up from your desired location in Bodrum and you will start your journey to Pamukkale, the drive to your first place of the visit will take around 3 hours.
2. Karahayit Kirmizi Su
Considered a natural wonder, Karahayit’s naturally red spring water is known for its healing effects. The water and the thermal mud are very warm throughout the year; according to the studies and research did by the hydro-climatology institute of Ege University, the water is very rich in minerals, hence the healing abilities for neurological and orthopaedical conditions.
After Karahayit, you will head to Hierapolis with a 15-minute drive.
Hierapolis is a place where historical and natural wonders collide. With beautiful white travertine formations due to high calcium oxide waters and archaeological structures from the Hellenistic and Roman eras, the ancient city of Hierapolis is considered a world heritage site and is protected by UNESCO. The buildings and structures in the ancient city date back to as far as the 2nd century B.C.
4. Hierapolis Theatre
Hierapolis Theatre is a signature of mankind’s remarkable architectural work from the early eras. With an amazing capacity of 10.000 people, the theatre is believed to be constructed in the first century, A.D. The theatre also received additional stonework and renovations in the 3rd century by the order of Roman Emperor Septimius Severus.
5. Antique Pool
Dating back to the 2nd century B.C, Antique Pool, also known as Cleopatra Pool, is an ancient place of leisure; it is said that this pool was favoured by Egyptian Queen Cleopatra. Today, the waters are still clear and even though the structures are in ruin, you can still go for a swim in the historical pools!
6. Hierapolis Archaeology Museum
Exhibiting the findings from the ancient city of Hierapolis, the museum is composed of three main halls.
One of the halls is dedicated to sarcophagi and various busts, sculptures, and statues. Displaying the findings from Laodikeia as well as Hierapolis, this hall features some of the finest artworks from the Roman Empire.
The second hall is dedicated to the display of small tools, trinkets, and wares from various archaeological excavations. The findings date back to as far as the 4th century B.C.
The third hall is dedicated to the findings from Hierapolis Theatre. You can view wall reliefs about Dionysos, the legend of Niobe, the crowning of Septimius Severus, the legend of Marsyas, and many more. The reliefs are respected as early historical records of contemporary events.
Next, you will be heading to the Ancient City of Laodikeia with a 25-minute car ride.
7. The Ancient City of Laodikeia
Assumed to be built in the 2nd century B.C., Laodikeia is an ancient city of high importance throughout history for both Hellenistic and Roman empires. The city has one large and one small theatre, a stadium and gymnasium, a monumental fountain, a grand church and a temple dedicated to god Zeus.
After Laodikeia, you will be heading to Aphrodisias Museum. The ride will take around 1 hour.
8. Aphrodisias Museum
Opened in 1979, the museum is mostly dedicated to the display of statues from Aphrodisias excavations. It is discovered that there was a high-profile school of sculpting in Aphrodisias between the 1st century B.C. and 6th century A.D., which explains the abundance of statues and sculptures found in the excavation. The artworks displayed in the museum present an astonishing experience to witness how the art of sculpting evolved throughout the centuries in these lands.
After Aphrodisias Museum, your driver will take you back to Bodrum and drop you off at your desired location.
Following your booking, you will receive a confirmation email. You will also receive a second mail 1-2 days prior to your journey, containing your driver’s details and pick-up/drop-off information. You can always reach out to us via email or phone if you have additional questions.
Yes, though there may be additional charges for certain places such as airports. Detailed info will be provided during the booking process.
Of course, the tour is fully customisable during the ride.
We provide a 100% refund on cancellations up to 24 hours before the tour date and time.
While our drivers have local knowledge of the areas of visit, they are not qualified tour guides. The drivers will readily wait for you in the vehicle while you visit attractions.