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Pamukkale and Hierapolis Full-Day Tour from Bodrum

3.4 / 5

32 reviews

Pamukkale and Hierapolis Full-Day Tour from Bodrum

From US$ 62.25 per person

Discover the “Cotton Castles” of Pamukkale and the well-preserved ruins of the Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis on a full-day tour from Bodrum. Experience the limpid pools and travertine terraces of Pamukkale, and see the amphitheater at Hierapolis.

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Duration 14 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel in Bodrum between 6:00 AM and 7:00 AM, based on your hotel's location

Experience

Highlights
  • See the travertine terraces of Pamukkale
  • Explore the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis
  • Experience the hot springs and limpid pools of the Cotton Castles
  • Discover Cleopatra's bathing pool
  • Go to the Necropoilis of Anatolia
  • Learn more about the city of Hierapolis at the Archaeological Museum
Full description
Explore the unique travertine terraces of Pamukkale (literally “Cotton Castles” in Turkish), and enjoy a full-day trip to one of Turkey’s most popular attractions. Depart Bodrum and transfer by air-conditioned coach to Pamukkale, known as the “8th Wonder of the World” to those in the know. Explore the natural landscape of limpid pools, hot springs and travertine, terraces of carbonate minerals left by flowing water. Inscribed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1988, Pamukkale attracts some 2 million visitors every year. Get a view of the terraces from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli. Then, go to the ruins of the ancient Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis, built on top of the “Cotton Castles” in the 2nd century BC. See the remains of the Roman amphitheater, and visit the former Turkish Bath, now converted to an archaeological museum. Discover where Cleopatra used to swim, and the monumental tomb of the Christian apostle St. Philippe. Marvel at the Necropolis of Anatolia, filled with sarcophagi, most notably that of Marcus Aurelius Ammianos.
Includes
  • Transportation by non-smoking, air-conditioned bus
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Breakfast
  • Insurance
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Entrance to Cleopatra's swimming pool (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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  • Pickup is not available from all hotels; you may have to come to a meeting point close to your hotel/address
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.4 /5

based on 32 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.4/5
  • Transportation
    3.1/5
  • Value for money
    3.3/5
  • Safety
    3.8/5

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We really enjoyed the tour, especially on site! It is wonderful. We had 3 hours on site in Pamukkale. This is enough to see most of it, but you could definitely stay there much longer. I would have liked to have had more time here and left out the stops on the way there and back in the stone and leather shop. These were only for sale. Toilet breaks would have been enough for me. Otherwise everything was pretty well organized and it was a nice tour.

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October 29, 2019

The path is a bit long but it is worth it to see this fabulous landscape of indescribable beauty. On the other hand for the road plan something to eat the food is horrible and expect unnecessary stops like to see a leather factory or a bazaar ... Overall we were satisfied with the execution

June 23, 2019

Interesting but long-winded day.

The concept of a day in Pamukkale sounded great. Visit the Eighth Wonder of the World and enjoy the entire trip. In reality, we spent most of the day on the bus. The site itself was beautiful, the side activities on the other hand were a bit disappointing. Nobody cared to buy local leather products, so this could be skipped. Nevertheless, it was a nice day, full of new and unknown things to me. Recommended.

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June 28, 2018

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