Pamukkale Day Tour from Selcuk

Duration: 11 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkish Aegean Coast, Selçuk

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  • 11 hours
  • Selçuk
  • E-Voucher
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  • Cancellable


This tour takes you from Selcuk out to the famous site of the Cotton Cliffs of Pamukkale. There will be a fully guided tour of the World Heritage Listed site and you will also have a guided tour of Hierapolis ruins whilst there. The full day tour with professional local guide is a fantastic way to learn about this popular spot in Turkey.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Pamukkale, 20190 Pamukkale/Denizli, Turkey

The ancient city of Hierapolis is located on a 200 meter high terrace of limestone deposits amid a wonderland of mineral water pools and petrified limestone waterfalls. The ancient city overlooks the modern town of Pamukkale in Turkey's Inner Aegean region. Founded as a thermal spa in 190 BC by Eumenes II, the King of Pergamon, the city was most likely named for Hiero, the wife of the legendary founder of the Pergamene dynasty.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Amphitheatre, Hieropolis-Pamukkale World Heritage Site, Pamukkale Turkey

It is located in the middle of Hierapolis and is very well preserved. it was built during the reign of Emperor Hadrian in 2nd century AD. In Emperor Severus' period the cavea and the stage of theatre were restored by using the remains of another old theatre built earlier on the north of the city. Roman Theatre had a capacity of 8500 – 10000 spectators and was divided into two parts as upper and lower parts of seat by a diazoma.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Hierapolis Apollon tapınağı, Unnamed Road, 20190 Pamukkale/Denizli, Turkey

Located on the main street between the theater and a sacred pool, this forty-by-sixty-foot temple was dedicated to the supposed god of light, Apollo. The entrance faced west and was approached by a broad flight of stairs.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale Turkey

The surreal, brilliant white travertine terraces and warm, limpid pools of Pamukkale hang, like the petrified cascade of a mighty waterfall, from the rim of a steep valley side in Turkey’s picturesque southwest. Truly spectacular in its own right, the geological phenomenon that is Pamukkale, literally "Cotton Castle" in Turkish, is also the site of the remarkably well-preserved ruins of the Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis. With such a unique combination of natural and man-made wonders it’s little wonder that Pamukkale-Hierapolis has been made a Unesco World Heritage site. With over two million visitors annually, it is also Turkey’s single most visited attraction.

Duration: 2 hours

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Amphitheatre
  • Entry/Admission - Hierapolis Apollon tapınağı
  • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Thermal Pools

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Infant meals not included
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
- From Selcuk or Kusadasi hotels are usually from 7.15 AM to 07.45 AM.
- Pick up times may vary depending on
a) your pick up point
b) how many other additional people/pick up points we have that day.
This means the final pick up time will be decided 1 day before.

- IT IS IMPORTANT that you contact our pick up operator on (call/WhatsApp/SMS) to find out your final pick up time.

If you are coming to our office to meet the tour, our office is located next to Ephesus Museum in Selcuk, opposite Selcuk bus station. Address: Ataturk Mah. Ugur mumcu sevgi yolu sok. No 16/b Selcuk, Izmir


  • Kusadasi Port

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


11 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Bethany C

08 Jun, 2017

Awesome Tour!! It was a great service, I was picked up on time from my hotel in Selcuk in the morning and dropped back in the evening, the Pamukkale day tour was a full day excursion. Well organised and with a fantastic guide, very friendly and knowledgeable! Also the group wasnt too large so I had plenty of opportunities to ask questions about the places and take photos. The free buffet lunch was GREAT. Pamukkale was simply amazing! Definitely my favourite place in Turkey, the natural pools are stunning and we all had time to dip into the thermal calcium pools. The tour included a walk around the Hierapolis ruins, the spa city and museum were really interesting. There are even thermal spa pools with ancient artifacts at the bottom! These werent included in the tour but we had free time to go for a swim. I would definitely recommend the tour with this company to anyone wanting to visit Pamukkale and Hierapolis!!


11 Jul, 2016

Picked up right outside my hotel ,excellent tour guide ,funny and excellent atmosphere ,great group of people on the tour bus ,stopped for buffet style lunch on the way ,shown in a shop how marble is made into ornaments and then drove to pamukkale ,amazing sight to see,well worth the long drive

Rachel H

15 Jun, 2017

This tour was disappointing. The one benefit was that tourism is really slow in Turkey right now June 2017 so it was less crowded than it probably could have been I can't imagine what this would be like during a busy time, Blech!.
The calcium terraces are very visibly worn by the volume of people visiting them, so they don't look as striking as the photos suggest. I think the water source is also diminishing, so the flow has slowed and shrunken the pooling area.
Hieropolis was a neat site, and is all in the same place as the cotton castle.
The guide that I had for this tour contributed to its disappointment. He was nice, but clearly not excited about being there that day maybe just an off day for him, who knows?, so he hardly told us anything interesting that we couldn't have just read on a sign.
All in all, the sign was not worth the length of the trip and expense to get there.

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