Pamukkale guide - Book your Marmaris Pamukkale Day Tour 2019
Pamukkale is a natural wonder of unrivalled beauty. Here in the southwestern part of Turkey is Denizli Province, home to Pamukkale. The word means “cotton castle” and is the key natural feature in this region. Pamukkale is one of the best known attractions in Turkey with its unique waters (cotton castle) and the ancient Roman baths. The hot mineral waters that have been springing from the earth here for centuries have created a white stone wonderland, topped by the ancient city of Hierapolis above, sitting on the plateau.
The natural hot waters are a special treat. Bathing, especially in the morning or evening is a particular joy, surrounded by surreal yet stunning landscapes, long, undisrupted valley views, and all the time, you know that the waters are healing any stiff joints or ailments you may have! What more could you possibly wish for?
What is Pamukkale is and how it came to be?To say the least, Pamukkale is an overlooked natural wonder that is worth visiting whenever you vacation in Turkey’s southwestern region. The area contains numerous hot springs and carbonate mineral terraces (or travertines) that were left behind as mineral deposits from the river. These travertine features originated due to a shifting of the Menderes valley fault line.
As the fault continued shifting, extremely hot springs containing a high chalk content began to rise to the surface and build the terraces that are currently visible. These travertines were created by the reaction that occurs when the calcium and hydrogen carbonate are combined and forming calcium carbonate and limestone as a result. This calcium carbonate is referred to as travertine and it created the pools as well as the white coloration that Pamukkale is known for. A hat and sunglasses are highly recommended apparel when visiting here in the summer as the climate and the water in these pools gets extremely hot.
Things to Do & See in PamukkaleHistory, myth and legend
The city was originally established as a health spa of sorts and tourists have bathed in these waters for centuries. Over the years, many developers constructed hotels for the tourists visiting the area but they were always damaged as these structures were constructed atop the ruins of the ancient city. These remaining hotels were eventually destroyed when Pamukkale was designated as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in 1988. Many locals often talk about the legends and myths of the waters’ healing powers. One such legend is about a young and ugly woman that no one wanted to marry. Attempting to end her life, she threw herself off one of the travertines a pool in an attempt to commit suicide. Strangely enough, she did not die as she had planned and instead, emerged from the water as a pretty woman. Upon passing her, Lord Denizli gazed upon her features and immediately fell in love with her and they soon married.
In addition to the above, there are a few other attractions for tourists to take in when visiting the area in your Turkey holidays. These include;
* Kaklik caves – an underground version of Pamukkale located about 30 minutes away
* Karahayit – known as the red spring, it’s not quite the outcropping found at Pamukkale but it is only 5 minutes away
* Roman amphitheatre of Hierapolis – nearby is the ruins of this 12,000-seat arena
How to Participate to Marmaris Pamukkale Tour?
You can find several local tour agents organizing Marmaris daily tours. As a Marmaris insider, we highly recommend you to take the Marmaris tours via the Arbat Travel, the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB) registered (License No:11309) tour agent in Marmaris. You can be sure that you'll take the best service. You may read about the Marmaris Pamukkale Tour itinerary, prices and book with the form below. You'll be contacted and informed within 30 minutes. No pre payment!!! Pay on arrival.
Our Marmaris Pamukkale Tour Itinerary
Tour TimetableTour Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Tour Start Time: 06:00 Thru 07:00
Tour Ending Time: 18:00 Thru 19:00
Please note that all of our tours and activities include free pickup and drop off services for all participants. As such, collecting all participants might sometimes take longer than expected causing delays regarding the start and end of our tours. We kindly request all participants be ready for pickup and drop off by the shuttle service in the time frame specified here. Thank you for your cooperation.
Tour Programme1st Stop: Pamukkale Travertines, 2nd Stop: Hierapolis Ancient City, 3rd Stop: Cleopatra Pool
06.00 – 06.30 Collection of guests in Marmaris
07.30 – 08.00 Breakfast in Muğla
11.30 – 14.30 Free time in Pamukkale
15.00 – 15.45 Lunch at the restaurant
16.00 – 16.30 A visit to the Varol textile factory
16.30 – 20.00 Return to Marmaris
IncludedTransfer from the hotel and back to the hotel, Breakfast with hot drinks, Admission to Pamukkale, Lunch, English-speaking professional tour guide, Insurance
Not IncludedDrinks at lunch, Admission to the pool of Cleopatra, Personal expenses
What to Bring?Hair Accessories, Towel (if you plan to visit the pool of Cleopatra), Sunglasses, accessories, Budget for drinks and souvenirs
Children (7-12): £21.00
Infants (0-6): £0.00
Note: You can pay as GBP, USD, EUR, TL based on the daily exchange rate.
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Do I have to pay tour fee in advance?No pre payment!!! You can pay on arrival.
Marmaris Pamukkale Tour Reservation Form
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