Join our Marmaris Pammukale Tour for a journey of a lifetime.
The thermal ancient pools at Pammukale hang like a petrified cascade of a mighty waterfall from the rim of a steep hill. Majestic and spectacular.
The geological phenomenon that is “Pammukale “ is Cotton Castle in Turkish and is also at the same site as the remarkably preserved ruins of the Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis.
With such a unique combination of great wonders, it’s no wonder that Pammukale and Hierapolis have been made a UNESCO World heritage site, Turkeys most visited area and the Eighth wonder of the world.
We will tell you lots more information later on about these amazing places to whet your appetite.
Marmaris Pammukale Tour details:
We start at Marmaris between 6 and 6-30 am, very early as this is a very extensive and full fun packed day and to do that must start early. We have arranged a tour to give you a wonderfully interesting and comfortable day.
This tour is NOT suitable for guests with walking difficulties as there will be much walking involved.
We recommend you bring these essentials .most of all a camera. A bag to include a hat, swimsuit, sunglasses, sun cream, a towel and a change of clothing.
Bring enough money with you as this area is most prestigious and you may wish to buy souvenirs.
Access to the travertines in Pammukale is charged a reasonable price for each person also.
To minimize the damage to this incredible area visitors all have to walk barefoot up the hill and to the travertines, therefore a bag for your shoes would be useful.
Starting the Tour with Marmaris Pammukale Tour
to begin this remarkable tour we pick you up between 6 and 6-30 with your daily belongings from your hotel destination.
Locations Icmeler, Armutalan, Siteler or Marmaris City Centre.
You will enjoy the psychological as well as an informative journey with us in our luxury, well-equipped air-conditioned Modern buses.
When you board our bus you will meet our Professional fully licensed Tour Guide who will give you much information in your own
Although this area of Pammukale Hierapolis has been occupied earlier it was nit until 200BC that the reputation of the Holy City-of Hierapolis became a sacred place of healing.
Doctors at that time prescribed regular baths at Pammukale in the natural thermal pools and thousands upon thousands of pilgrims travelled from far and wide to seek cures.
The thermal pools contain many properties including healing minerals Thus includes bicarbonate, colloid iron, sulphur and calcium carbonate.
As the heat from the pools rise they leave behind deposits of calcite that created and still create these magnificent travertines.
The Turkish name “ Cotton Castles “ comes from the fact that the travertines look very cotton-like. The shimmering travertines cover every inch of all the 17 terraces.
Mythology talks of many people being cured by the healing properties of these pools.
There are many stories about Hierapolis and travertines.
One story is about a plain young lady who was so upset about her looks she plunged into a thermal pool. A lord coming past saved her and she was made by the pools into a beautiful woman and married the Lord
Breakfast is around 7-30 to 8 am. When we take a break to stretch our legs and enjoy a tasty Turkish Breakfast at a great Turkish Restaurant
We continue our journey in our buses that give you a great view of the surrounding area as you as you are sitting high up.
This gives you the best advantage to view the amazing landscapes, forests and small villages ..it’s a scenic drive that takes is three and three-quarter hours from Marmaris to Pammukale.
At Pammukale the three hours there will be very impressive for you with much to see and learn about to inspire your senses.
It took many thousands of years for the waters of Pammukale to create these incredible travertines with their white calcite deposits that stand out spectacularly in sharp contrast to the clear blue warm thermal waters of the pools.
It will take your breath away it’s so incredible the whole experience this was such a massive City and archaeologists have discovered 1200 tombs
Such was the fame of these pools that it drew Roman Emperors including Hadrian. Hadrian was too taken by it that he built the great Amphitheater.
A vast artistic tribute that seated 15,000 people. They sat amongst beautifully carved friezes and columns. The theme was Dionysius, “ The God of wine and fertility “
The century later another Roman Emperor Caracalla made his pilgrimage to Hierapolis and a Pammukale calling it a sacred and privileged place.
This was the golden age of Hierapolis with a population of 100,000 people. Many fine buildings were built. There are Collonaded streets, bathhouses, necropolis and theatres.
Some of the structures collapsed during the massive earthquake of 60 AD .but these fallen columns and quaint carvings provided a quaint historic touch to the amazing mineral thermal travertines today.
When the Christians arrived in the 3rd and 4th Centuries all changed at that time earthquakes shook the area and people fled leaving the area as it was.
Remember you are bathing in theses ancient thermal warm pools as the Romans did, filled with mineral-rich waters where you can swim amongst some submerged columns of antiquity.
It’s relatively easy to walk up the travertines and the views below and around you are just amazing.
At the top of the travertines lies the Ruins of Hierapolis City walking is easy and there are good paths .you can see all the incredible ruins. The city’s original Byzantine Gate, the temples.
The weather worm friezes of the theatre and so many more as you meander peacefully .a truly incredible place with views to die for from the top of the 200 meter high cliffs.
Whilst you are here at Hierapolis you can enjoy refreshments from the cafes at the top of the travertines and feel in awe of where you are. You have three hours
Another interesting fact is that The King of Permanon Eumenes 11 named the city in honour of his wife the founder of this dynasty.
So it was used by the Romans and during the Byzantine period.
There are also places on the Travertines with mud baths as well as the pools.
What is important to think about is that the thermal waters are said to be cures for rheumatism .sciatica, skin disinterest, nervous complaints, back pain and so many other ailments.
The waters are warm around 37-50 as the earth below from far beneath the core brings the heat up with the incredible minerals.
Ladies will love the fact that it’s said it stops wrinkles.
Connecting with history is important as well as caring for ourselves and giving ourselves some healing, fresh air and viewing a wonder of the world.
We know much to return with us wanting more of this spectacular place to enjoy, unwind and enjoy the opportunities here
At 14-30 we meet up again and take to the roads again feeling refreshed and wonderful
From around 15-00 to 15-45 we have a delicious lunch which is the perfection of Turkish cuisine and delicious. This is in a Turkish Restaurant you will love.
Our last stop will be around 16-00 when we will visit a textile
Factory and here you will learn the process of their incredible fabrics
Marmaris Pammukale Tour is here waiting for your arrival and we know you will never be disappointed with what we offer you.
You can contact us or book your place with us online.
Don’t hesitate as it’s the best and excellent value for money.
There is no doubt you will be inspired by Pammukale. Hierapolis, the Turkish landscapes and being in touch with an ancient civilization
Tour Days: Monday – Wednesday – Friday – Saturday Only
Tour Type: Cultural & Historical (Coach Tour)
Pick-Up Time: 06:30 a.m
Duration: 12 Hours
Tour Pick-Up Point: Please be ready at the main entrance gate of your hotel.
Remember To Bring: Towels, Comfortable Clothing, Comfortable Shoes, Swimming Costumes, Sun Cream, Sun Glasses, Camera, Hat.
What Is Including: Open Buffet Breakfast, Open Buffet Lunch, Professional Guidance (English Speaking), Free Pick-Up & Drop-Off Hotel Transfers, Full Insurance
What is Excluding: All Kind Of Drinks, DVD Recording, Personal Expense, Entrance Fees (Main Entrance & Cleopatra’s Pool:)
Caution: This is going to be a long and hard day for our guests who have walking difficulties. Have some snacks and drinks with you.
Pamukkale (Cotton Castle)
Pamukkale Mountain which has been uniquely shaped by natural conditions for years has beautiful, natural decorations on it: Pamukkale travertines.
An abundance of underground water that gave life to the ancient city of Hierapolis once, has gradually carved superb cotton castles by depositing calcium salts at this place over the years.
The rich thermal springs, which pour down the hillside, over thousands of years, have formed these bizarre cascades of travertines and mineral pools.
Ancient City of Hierapolis
Archaeologists think that this city was built by one of the Pergamum Kings.
King Telephos’s wife’s name was Hiera, hence the name Hierapolis. When you finish climbing, you will be able to wear your shoes again, since a perfect historical settlement waits for you to explore deeply: Ancient city of Hierapolis.
This ancient Roman city was famed for its sacred hot springs. Today, the ancient city is a World Heritage Site and a popular tourist destination in Turkey.
Fully Air-Conditioned Comfortable Coach Tour
We have our own fully air-conditioned modern bus fleet to do these kinds of long journeys.
With our comfortable buses, we offer the best transfer services during your entire stay with us.
We often check our vehicles, make sure that they are clean and in good condition…
Professional Licenced Guidance Service
Our qualified guides at your service are holders of professional degrees from some of the reputed Universities in Turkey.
They have immense knowledge of the landscape, history. Guided Tours certainly help you learn more about the places you will visit around Marmaris.
We arrange excellent guided tours to all the places on our list…
Free Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Back Service
When you book any of our excursions online, our professional service bus drivers will be informed before your Marmaris excursion day then we begin picking our customers up from their hotels.
All we need from you is to be ready at the main entrance of your hotels on time. We also take you back to your hotels after we completed our excursions.
And all these services are free of charge. Our newly bought brand-new, air-conditioned vehicles are available to be seen on Marmaris streets all-day
06:00 – 06:45
Pick-up From Hotels & Apartments
We will pick you up from your hotels & apartments by air-conditioned buses.
Open buffet breakfast
The bus trip from Marmaris to Mugla for approximate 50 mins.
Stop for breakfast for 30 min. We have open buffet typical Turkish breakfast with boiled eggs, cheese, tomatoes, different kinds of olives, butter, honey, different kinds of jams and fresh Turkish bread.
You can also pick up tea or coffee of your choice as a drink.
Breakfast is included in the price.
Getting to Pamukkale through City of Denizli
On the way, our guide will give you brief information about the schedule of the trip. You will have a great opportunity to sightsee the countryside while travelling.
As soon as we arrive at Denizli we stop for 20 minutes comfort break, where you will have the opportunity to use facilities like toilets and find some refreshments.
Visiting Pamukkale and Hierapolis for 3.5 hours. First 55 min will be accompanied by our guides to explain more about those attractions.
In our Marmaris Pamukkale Tour, you will have the opportunity to walk through the remains of the city of Hierapolis with your tour guide.
We recommend you while climbing towards the peak, enjoy every barefoot step, benefit from mineral-rich waters of Pamukkale and wide open your eyes to feast them with the perfect contrast of white and turquoise.
You will have also free time to explore the white cliffs of Pamukkale and take a dip in these hot thermal waters.
Cleopatra’s pool also an option swimming in Cleopatra pool( entrance fee is not included in the price), or other pools in white travertines or visit the old town of Hierapolis.
14:15 – 15:30
Open buffet lunch
On our way back 60 min break for lunch at a restaurant in Denizli.
In our fancy restaurant, you will have 10 different kinds of cold starter plus a large range variety of main course options where you can find also some vegetarian food.
Sweets, fruits & fresh Turkish bread is also in your menu.
Shopping break at Onix & textile factory
1- We will be in a factory price textile and clothes shop for learning the process and shop here.
2- Visiting the Onix stone and hand made souvenirs producing factory shop where you can buy the products for the cheapest prices from first hand.
Return Back To Marmaris
After a long but very interesting day, you will be turning back to the buses.
Heading back to Marmaris and delivering everyone back to their hotels & apartments.
For Families & Couples
Historical & Cultural
Open Breakfast & Lunch
Travertines & Hierapolis
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With Free Transfer
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