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Bodrum Pamukkale Tour

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Overview

Pamukkale Tour from Bodrum

The Bodrum Pamukkale tour is a trip full of natural beauty which will surely leave you mesmerised. Pamukkale and it’s magical wonder of the world will leave you speechless with it’s spectacular landscape, named the ‘cotton castle’ for it’s white, cascading frozen water appearance. This has been formed over a long period of time from solidified calcium in the water that flowed down the mountain.

The guide will give you free time to explore once you are inside to Pamukkale gates and will tell you what time to be back at the coach. You can use your time to spend as long or as little in the different areas as you would like.

How do we get from Bodrum to Pamukkale?

You will be collected from your accommodation in an air conditioned coach from anywhere in the Bodrum peninsula at around 6 am. You will travel for approximately an hour and then stop for breakfast in an area called Mugla. Breakfast isn’t included in the price but there is plenty that you can choose from. After breakfast you will continue on in the coach towards Pamukkale. A professional guide will ride on the coach from Bodrum to Pamukkale with you and will begin to give you the fascinating information of the area and it’s history.

Bodrum Pamukkale Tour
Bodrum Pamukkale Tour

What will we do on the Bodrum Pamukkale Tour?

On the Pamukkale tour from Bodrum you will see the amazing sights of Pamukkale. This includes the hillside that could look like snow from a distance if you couldn’t hear gentle sound of the cascading water. Hieropolis City is set withing the grounds of Pamukkale and you have some time to walk around the beautiful ruined city.

On the Bodrum Pamukkale tour you can learn about the areas history from the 2 museums that are on site. Both require a minimal entrance fee which is payable if you choose to go in. Cleopatra’s pool is also on-site, but to swim in it’s pool there is a separate entrance fee. It’s worth doing though as there aren’t many places in the world that have a pool such as this. There are changing rooms and a cafeteria inside the vicinity of Cleopatra’s Pool.

A delicious buffet lunch will be served to you after your time in Pamukkale. The day trip to Pamukkale from Bodrum allows you a special treat. After lunch you will board the coach again and visit the ruins of Artemis Temple. This is a very important site that dates back nearly 15 centuries. It has since been added to the list of the 7 man made wonders of the world.

Places of Interest in Pamukkale

Thermal Travertines

The Bodrum to Pamukkale tour takes you to the amazing mountain that is Pamukkale. The mountain is white and it’s nickname is the ‘Cotton Castle’. Its’appearance is made by solidified minerals in the water that flows from thermal pools at the top. The thermal water in the pools of Pamukkale are thought to be healing, and many with ailments flock to them for their healing powers.

Cleopatra’s Pool

Cleopatra’s Pool in Pamukkale is said to belong to Cleopatra herself, the Queen of Egypt. Legend says that her warm tears filled the pool when her father refuse that she could marry the man she loved. The pool of course is filled with the same thermal water that cascades down the mountain. The pool was once enclosed by a temple of ornate columns. Some of these columns are still standing, or have fallen into the water in which you can swim. The entrance to the pool has an extra charge which is not included in the Bodrum to Pamukkale tour.

Hieropolis City

Hieropolis City is an ancient greek city that was built on top on the Pamukkale mountain. It was built by rich Romans who used it’s location to build a spa using the thermal waters that come from Pamukkale. It was a place where the rich would retire so they could enjoy their time, or even go to die. There was a huge themal bath that was originally built here, as well as a gymnasium and library. Not many of the structures remain in their natural form but the museums here give you the insight you need to imagine. The museums carry a minimal entrance fee that isn’t included in the Bodrum to Pamukkale tour price.

The Best bits of the Bodrum to Pamukkale Tour

  • Walking down the mountainside in the thermal water pool – it’s an amazing photo opportunity.
  • Swimming in Cleopatra’s Pool – Ancient Roman columns inside a huge thermal pool.
  • Seeing the fairly well preserved Hieropolis city that used to serve as a luxury spa in ancient times.

If you want to combine a trip to Pamukkale with a visit to the ancient city of Ephesus then check out our 2 day trip

Contact us with any questions and book with Easy Book Tours for an unforgettable experience.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Walking down the mountainside in the thermal water pool - it's an amazing photo opportunity.
  • Swimming in Cleopatra's Pool - Ancient Roman columns inside a huge thermal pool.
  • Seeing the fairly well preserved Hieropolis city that used to serve as a luxury spa in ancient times.
  • Hierapolis Archaeology Museum
  • Roman Theatre
  • Temple of Apollo

Itinerary

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Hotel Pickup

The coach will pick you up at around 6 am from your accommodation in the Bodrum Peninsula. A more accurate time for the area you are staying in will be given at time of booking

Breakfast

After about an hour of the coach ride you will stop for breakfast at a scheduled stop. Breakfast isn't included in the price so it's optional as to whether you eat here or not.
After the breakfast stop there will be 1 more scheduled stop at a leather factory or similar before you reach Pamukkale.

When you arrive

Once you arrive at Pamukkale your guide will show you through the main gate. You'll have approximately 3 hours free time in Pamukkale and you will be told at what time to return to the coach.

Pamukkale

With your entry to Pamukkale you have access to the ruins of Hieropolis City which you will walk through to get to the famous white mountainside of thermal pools.
You are also permitted to paddle in the pools on the mountainside where you should pose for some outstanding pictures.
Cleopatra's Pool is onsite too but there is a separate entrance free which is payable upon entrance, therefore it is optional.
The museums around the site of Pamukkale also have a minimal fee to enter if you wish.

Lunch

After you have visited Pamukkale, you will re-board the coach and be taken to a scheduled lunch hall. A buffet lunch will be served to you here which is included in the price. There are options available for vegetarians.

Heading back to Bodrum

After your day in Pamukkale and your lunch, you will start heading back to Bodrum. There will be 2 scheduled stops for your comfort along the way. One will be at a gold factory or similar.
You will arrive back in Bodrum somewhere between the hours of 7 pm and 8 pm, although these times are just a guide.

Included

  • Full Insurance
  • Return transfer on air conditioned bus
  • Professional Guide
  • Entrance to Pamukkale
  • Buffet Lunch

Excluded

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks
  • Entrance to Cleopatra’s Pool

FAQs

Extra Information
- Take swimwear, towel and camera.
- Travel time approximately 4 hours each way, stopping once for breakfast and once each way at a leather or gold factory.
- 0-6 years FREE (not gauranteed own seat on coach). select half price child to gaurantee a seat.
Transfer
Transfer from all areas of the Bodrum peninsula are included
Pick Up Points
Hotel Pick up - Please wait in reception or if your hotel has an external security gate, please wait there.
When does this tour start and finish?
Pick up will be around 6am, and you will be back in Bodrum by about 8pm

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