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Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour from Marmaris and Icmeler

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Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour from Marmaris and Icmeler

Activity provider: TOURMANIA
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Discover the travertine terraces of Pamukkale, meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, on this 1-day tour from Marmaris. Explore this magnificent natural wonder as well as the sights of the ancient city of Hierapolis.

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Duration 10 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the natural travertine terraces of Pamukkale
  • Discover the ancient city of Hierapolis
  • Visit the ancient Roman amphitheater, the historical museum, the ancient swimming pool, the tomb of Saint Philippe, and the Necropolis
Full description
On this 1-day tour from Marmaris you will visit Pamukkale, known as the 8th Wonder of the World. Meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, this natural formation contains hot springs and travertine, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. Because of the glorious white travertine and historical value, Pamukkale was added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 1988. Pamukkale can be seen from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli, 20 kilometers away. On the top of this white “castle”, which is a total of 2,700 meters long, 600 meters wide, and 160 meters high, the ancient city of Hierapolis was built. Here you can visit an ancient Roman amphitheater, the historical museum which was formerly a Turkish bath, the ancient Cleopatra swimming pool, the monumental tomb of Saint Philippe, and the most magnificent Necropolis of Anatolia.
Includes
  • Transportation (comfortable, non-smoking, air-conditioned buses)
  • Insurance
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Drinks
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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3.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    3.8/5

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Had the best day at Pamukkale, as other people have mentioned, you could spend a lot longer than 3 hours at the actual site, just to really enjoy all that is on offer. It was absolutely beautiful, not to be missed. We didn't actually have time to see the Amphitheatre as we spent too much time basking in the Cleopatra Pool. The stops along the way at the factory/textile market were fine, clearly just to break up the journey, they were only half an hour each, and a chance to stretch your legs. breakfast was very disappointing, but the lunch was good, a big buffet style spread. Our coach was full of people complaining about the extra charges, bear in mind this trip was roughly £24 per person, it was an additional £13/4 per person to enter the site, and bathe in the Cleopatra pool (this is optional, you can simply sunbathe and watch the swimmers, have a bite to eat). Hardly extortionate....

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May 16, 2022

It takes about 3 hours to drive from Marmaris to Pamukkale. 2 hours drive on the way there. Then a stop for breakfast. Then another hour's drive to arrive. 110 TL additional entry and to be able to enter the premises. It costs 100 TL if you also want to swim in the Cleopatra bath. Pamukkale very impressive and definitely worth seeing. On site you have about 3 hours to explore everything independently. Then you drive to a stone factory. Then it's off to lunch (buffet style, selection ok, drinks are extra) Next, off to the leather factory. In my opinion a very unnecessary stop, there was only a fashion show and then they tried very hard to sell you something. Leather jackets for at least €500 or even more expensive. Then it's back to Marmaris (3 hours drive) we were back at the hotel around 7pm. Nice recommended trip. Good price

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November 1, 2021

3 hours was not enough time to see all of Hierapolis and Pamukkale.

Long trip there and back for a 3 hour site time, Absolutely loved exploring Hierapolis.... what an amazing site. And the information provided around it about each area was very good. Make sure you pack good footwear. Pamukkale was quite dry at this time of the year but still very busy with tour groups, can imagine that July and August is hectic. Still very beautiful and an amazing natural wonder. Next time I go, I will hire a car so I can wander around at my own pace and not feel like I was on the amazing race.

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June 12, 2015

Product ID: 34926