Pamukkale and Hierapolis

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Pamukkale and Hierapolis
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Succumb to the spectacular sight of Pamukkale - a unique natural wonder with dazzling white petrified lime cascades. At the ancient city of Hierapolis explore its Theater, a 2nd century AD building in Roman style. You'll also see the exceptional Necropolis, the largest ancient cemetery in Anatolia.
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In Brief

Location:
Izmir, Turkey
Country:
Turkey
Duration:
9 hours
Operates:
April to November
Daily
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In the morning you will leave Izmir behind and drive to Pamukkale. This amazing place is a beautiful and spectacular natural site, unique in the world with its fairylike, dazzling white, petrified lime cascades. There you will see the thermal spring water laden with calcareous salt, plunging down the mountain side which has created this natural formation of stalactites, cataracts and basins. The thermal water has been used since the Roman period for its therapeutic powers.

Next you will visit the Roman city of Hierapolis, which is not located not on earth or rock, but on solid limestone layers formed by limestone water that flowed for centuries over this raised level plateau. The name means "sacred city", and according to Stephanus of Byzantium the city was given this name because of the large number of temples it contained.

While here you will visit the Apollo Temple competing with Delphi, Monumental Nympheum (a 4th century Basicala) and the Theatre. After visiting the best preserved Necropolis, return to Izmir.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Centrally located Izmir hotels

Returns To

Returns to original departure point at approximately 7:30pm

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
  • In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
  • Not recommended for children aged 4 and under
  • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

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

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Erman, our tour guide , was very nice, friendly and he gave us lots of interesting information about Pamukkale and other attractions around ! About Pamukkale... I highly recomand it ! It’s incredibly beautiful!
• Submitted 23 Jan 2019
Cijan was WONDERFUL guide
• Submitted 03 Dec 2016
Best tour of turkey , very quiet, superb guide by Neon tours and Travels. Excellent english speaking knowledgeable guide.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2016
Excellent service. Very polite and professional group. I will go with them again.
• Submitted 21 Jul 2016
We were with our same guide Mehmet and driver from the previous day tour of Pergamum. It was great as we had them all to ourselves for the tour. Great lunch at a small restaurant. Pamukkale and the ruins are a must see when in Turkey.
• Submitted 01 Jul 2016
Great tour with a superb tour guide. We wondered if the long journey from Izmir would be worth it 3.5 hours each way but it proved to be a great decision to visit such a unique place. Both the Roman remains and the travertine pools are awe inspiring.
• Submitted 28 Jun 2016
Excellent tour. I advise to be very specific in regards to the pickup times on the vouchers. It added to some confusion.
• Submitted 10 Dec 2015
Very nice tour - both places were spectacular and worth the visit. We ended up having a private tour due to the low tourist season. We were picked up at our hotel in a very nice van and driven to the sites. Our tour guide did a nice job of explaining the Roman ruins and gave us all the time we needed at Pamukkale which is truly exceptional, the calcium deposit pools are everything you expect and more. Spend the extra 30 liras to spend time in Cleopatras pool - that is the natural thermal waters. It has sunken Greek and Roman columns and this is really where you can enjoy the warmest waters and the pool is plenty deep whereas the terraces are only knee deep.
• Submitted 30 Nov 2015
nice tour guide, small grp of ppl
• Submitted 27 Oct 2015
Small group of tour in fact it was just me and my partner! Tour guide was very knowledgable and the coach we travelled was very new 3 months old Highly recommended - far cheaper than what our hotel offered
• Submitted 21 Jul 2015
Pamukkale is one of a kind-definite must see!We booked this tour last minute (night before) and the tour company made sure everything was organised for us the next day!Small tour group (3ppl),luxury bus and our guide Engin was so friendly,informative and went out of his way to ensure a great experience!
• Submitted 17 Jun 2015
what a wonderful place to go to - the calcium pools looked splendid
• Submitted 27 May 2015
Really fantastic tour and well worth the effort of getting out to the location. Really enjoyed the ruins and highly recommend this tour if down this way. Make sure you take your bathing suit also as there is an opportunity to take a swim.
• Submitted 02 Jun 2015
Was really nice
• Submitted 27 Apr 2015
Superb! Tour was not cancelled even though we (2) were only who had booked the tour. Highly recommend
• Submitted 18 Dec 2014
AMAZING!!! The most fun I've had in years. This place is a MUST do if you are in Turkey. I went July 31st the weather was hot and the water was nice and cool. Words cannot do this place justice, please go and see it for yourself : )
• Submitted 20 Aug 2014
My family and I have traveled many places and this is definitely a must see !!!! Our guide, Lincoln made it even better because he was so informative and knowledgeable.
• Submitted 14 Aug 2014
I consider myself fortunate to go on this trip as I was the single traveler and Serhat was a great guide. The trip to Pamukkale was quite long from Izmir so I learnt a lot about the valley and the agricultural history of the region. The travertine fountains are a natural wonder but don't discount Hierapolis. I actually probably enjoyed Hierapolis more than the travertine pools and their views. Serhat gave me a lot of free time which was much appreciated and bring a hat and sunscreen as I was quite burnt at the end of it sll .
• Submitted 14 Aug 2014
Pamukkale is an extremely beautiful place and it's a great pity that the trip allows for only 2 - 2.5 hours for exploring it, whereas the road takes all 7-8 hours to destination and back. Therefore, it's worth considering to take 2-day tour to this beauty. The guide, however, was very good at making out the most out of our limited time.
• Submitted 25 Jun 2014
The trip was amazing, driver is very good and professional, and the guide is very experienced. We are only 4 people, we we got VVIP treatment, the whole day, the exclusive Guide is accompany with us, and the lucxury minibus. Thanks fro Aviator, we will choose Aviator for all our future trips.
• Submitted 14 Apr 2014
Impressive!
• Submitted 04 Nov 2013
It was a very nice trip with a wonderfull guide and friends from other country good job viator
• Submitted 02 Jan 2014
On time. Worth it.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2013
Great value tour and delivers everything as promised. Will book from Viator again!
• Submitted 11 Jun 2013

In Brief

Location:
Izmir, Turkey
Country:
Turkey
Duration:
9 hours
Operates:
April to November
Daily