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SALDA LAKE AND PAMUKKALE TOUR FROM SIDE

TOUR DURATION: 18 Hours
TOUR LANGUAGE: English
TOUR PERIOD: 1/1/2023 - 30/11/2030
TOUR DAYS: Everyday
PICK UP PLACE: Main entrance of accommodation place
DROP OFF PLACE: Main entrance of accommodation place
$ 70,00
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TOUR DETAILS

Salda Lake and Pamukkale tour from Side in Turkey. Price and details are here. Transfer is included in the price from hotels in Gundogdu, Colakli, Evrenseki, Kumkoy, Side, Sorgun, Titreyengol, Kizilot, Kizilagac.



TOUR PROGRAM

  • Our guests will be picked up from hotels
  • Breakfast stop at restaurant for 20 minutes
  • Visit to textile center
  • Arrive in Pamukkale Free time on site
  • Guide's story about Pamukkale and the ancient theater
  • Issuing tickets to the Cleopatra pool and keys to the lockers
  • Free time to visit Pamukkale, the ancient theater and swim in the Cleopatra pool. (2.5 - 3 hours)
  • Returning the keys and returning to the bus
  • Collection on the bus
  • Lunch
  • Salda Lake (Turkish Maldives)(45-60 min)
  • Dinner
  • Our guests will be dropped off at the hotels
Attention!
  • The guide reserves the right to change the order of the tour without changing the program as a whole.
Children's Free Travel Information
  • Children who travel for free on the tour are not provided with separate seats on the bus. Children take places together with adults (sitting on their hands).
  • If you would like your child to occupy a separate seat on the bus, please designate it at the time of booking as a child for which you need to pay or as an adult.

PICK-UP TIMES FROM HOTELS BY REGIONS (Approximately)

  • At 04:30 from hotels in Gundogdu
  • At 04:30 from hotels in Colakli
  • At 04:30 from hotels in Evrenseki
  • At 04:30 from hotels in Kumkoy
  • At 04:30 from hotels in Side
  • At 04:30 from hotels in Sorgun
  • At 04:30 from hotels in Titreyengol
  • At 04:30 from hotels in Kizilot
  • At 04:30 from hotels in Kizilagac

Please Note

  • After booking, we will send you the exact time and details of the excursion via WhatsApp or Viber.

DROP-OFF TIMES TO HOTELS BY REGIONS (Approximately)

  • At 21:30 - 22:30 to hotels in Gundogdu
  • At 21:30 - 22:30 to hotels in Colakli
  • At 21:30 - 22:30 to hotels in Evrenseki
  • At 21:30 - 22:30 to hotels in Kumkoy
  • At 21:30 - 22:30 to hotels in Side
  • At 21:30 - 22:30 to hotels in Sorgun
  • At 21:30 - 22:30 to hotels in Titreyengol
  • At 21:30 - 22:30 to hotels in Kizilot
  • At 21:30 - 22:30 to hotels in Kizilagac

DISTANCE FROM PAMUKKALE

  • Distance from Pamukkale to Salda Lake: 100 km - 1 hours 20 minutes
  • Distance from Kizilot to Pamukkale: 324 km - 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Distance from Colakli to Pamukkale: 297 km - 3 hours 25 minutes
  • Distance from Evrenseki to Pamukkale: 300 km - 4 hours
  • Distance from Side to Pamukkale: 307 km - 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Distance from Sorgun to Pamukkale: 309 km - 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Distance from Titreyengol to Pamukkale: 313 km - 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Distance from Gundogdu to Pamukkale: 293 km - 3 hours 25 minutes
  • Distance from Kizilagac to Pamukkale: 321 km - 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Distance from Kumkoy to Pamukkale: 302 km - 4 hours

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

  • Transfer from and to the hotel
  • Air-conditioned bus
  • Insurance
  • Guide services
  • Supper
  • Lunch
  • Entrance ticket to Pamukkale terraces is included
  • The entrance ticket to the ancient Hierapolis is included
  • Entrance ticket to Lake Salda

TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES

  • Personal expenses (photos, souvenirs, etc . . . )
  • Any drinks during the tour
  • Cleopatra's pool (optional). The approximate price is $ 15-17, because the dollar
  • exchange rate changes every day. During the tour, the guide will tell you the exact price

PLEASE BRING WITH YOU

  • Camera, water
  • Towel, swimsuit
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Money for personal expenses
  • Order a lunch package (dry ration) the day before the tour at the reception

MORE ABOUT THE TOUR

SALDA LAKE (TURKISH MALDIVES)

  • Lake Salda (Salda Gölü) is located at the foot of Mount Esler. The lake area is about 44 km2, depth -185 meters. It is the deepest freshwater lake in Turkey.
  • Due to the rare combination of white sand, white shores and turquoise water, it is often called the "Turkish Maldives". The water in the lake is crystal clear, so much so that you can see the bottom. You can swim in the water of Lake Salda, and there is natural therapeutic mud near the shores! This is clay, it is rich in minerals, in particular, hydromagnesite, without any smell, unlike the terrible hydrogen sulfide mud. The clay is located right in a hole near the shore - you can climb there with your feet and smear yourself from head to toe :) It is very useful for joints and has a beneficial effect on the skin.
  • 110 species of birds, 4 species of fish, 301 species of plants live around the lake.
  • In 2011 , a 12 - hectare area around Lake Salda was turned into a nature park .
    "Lake Salda is a tourist center of the future "

PAMUKKALE

  • Pamukkale is a huge open–air museum complex, formed equally by the forces of nature and human hands. The cultural and natural heritage of the country, the eighth wonder of the world, it includes snow–white travertine terraces, the ruins of the "Holy City" of Hierapolis, in which the main attractions are the ancient theater, perfectly preserved to this day and the largest necropolis in the country, as well as the ancient pool of Cleopatra, filled with the healing waters of 17 springs of the Cotton Castle.
  • They say that whoever has not been to Pamukkale has not been to Turkey. During the tour, you are given 3 hours to see firsthand all this beauty, walk along the travertines and take beautiful photos. You may get the impression that you are standing in summer clothes against the background of a snow-covered slope or a huge snowdrift.
  • If desired, for an additional cost, you can buy a ticket to Cleopatra's pool and evaluate the full benefits of thermal water saturated with minerals. It has a unique rejuvenating effect. After swimming, you will definitely feel 10 years younger. In addition, it has a beneficial effect on the general condition of the body as a whole, but especially on the nervous system, musculoskeletal system and skin. Swimming in Cleopatra's pool causes pleasant, relaxing sensations thanks to millions of air bubbles. Those who dreamed of being in a bathroom filled with champagne will definitely like it here!
  • The mineral water of Pamukkale springs can be consumed inside, it has a therapeutic effect in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, and tastes like "Borjomi". For these purposes, a column is installed next to the pool.
  • The price of the tour includes a transfer on a comfortable bus in both directions, lunch, an entrance ticket to the terraces and ruins of the city, as well as the services of a professional, Russian-speaking guide-historian.

Our buses for excursions in Pamukkale
  • Mercedes
  • Man
  • Mitsubishi Safir
  • Isuzu Turkuaz
  • Novo lux
  • Otokar Sultan
  • Temsa Prestige
  • Mercedes Sprinter
  • Volkswagen Crafter

WEATHER IN PAMUKKALE Average daytime temperature in Pamukkale

  • Weather in Pamukkale in January : +10
  • Weather in Pamukkale in February : +12
  • Weather in Pamukkale in March : +15
  • Weather in Pamukkale in April : +20
  • Weather in Pamukkale in May : +26
  • Weather in Pamukkale in June: +31
  • Weather in Pamukkale in July : +35
  • Weather in Pamukkale in August : +35
  • Weather in Pamukkale in September : +29
  • Weather in Pamukkale in October : +23
  • Weather in Pamukkale in November : +17
  • Weather in Pamukkale in December : +12

What sights can be visited during a guided tour in Pamukkale

Pamukkale How is Pamukkale translated

  • Pamukkale in translation into Russian means cotton fortress.
Where is Pamukkale located
  • The total area of Pamukkale is 1,077 hectares, located from the province of Denizli, in southwestern Turkey.
The Legend of Pamukkale
  • An old legend about the Titans who once lived in this territory has come down to our days. Titans picked cotton and dried it in the sun. But one day the Titans forgot to remove it. And the cotton remained lying there. Over time, it hardened and turned into white mountains.
How Pamukkale was formed
  • 400 thousand years ago, an earthquake and a fault in the earth's crust occurred in this area. And hot mineral waters enriched with various minerals and chemicals, among which calcium predominates, came to the surface from this fault.
  • Water evaporates under the rays of the hot sun, and calcium settles, layers and forms bizarre formations that resemble snowdrifts, fortress walls or steps, terraces. These terraces are also called travertines.
  • Such a miracle of nature has no analogues in the world, these are unique formations. However, earlier people did not understand the value and uniqueness of travertines, walked on them in shoes and gradually destroyed them. Since 1988, UNESCO has taken everything into its own hands, opened to the public only an area of 5000 m2, where you can walk and admire the views, but the rest of the terraces are closed and regularly irrigated with water from the very ancient spring that scored 400 thousand years ago.
  • You will also be able to enjoy the views of the white Pamukkale mountain, walk along the travertines and take very beautiful photos. The impression is as if you are standing in summer clothes or in swimsuits against the background of snowy slopes. In fact, those who have not been to Pamukkale may not believe your stories that it is not snow and that the water is very warm. They also say that those who have not been to Pamukkale have not been to Turkey.
Cleopatra's Pool
  • It is also called the antique pool, because at its bottom there are antique columns from the main street of Hierapolis.
  • The water temperature reaches 36 degrees. It is very pleasant, and even slightly carbonated, so you may get the impression that you are bathing in warm champagne.
  • And they also say that the water in Cleopatra's pool has a unique rejuvenating effect. After swimming, you will definitely feel 10 years younger. But you should not abuse water either - for medical reasons, at most, you can spend 2 hours in Cleopatra's pool.
  • The water is quite heavy, very saturated with minerals. And this water helps with diseases of the musculoskeletal system, skin diseases, overweight, sunburn.
  • And if it is taken orally, it helps with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. You will be able to drink water from the pump next to the pool. It tastes like borjomi and cleanses the intestines well.
Ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis
  • The name of the city of Hierapolis is translated from Greek as " holy city "
  • Hierapolis originated in the II century BC and was part of the Great Roman Empire. It was built as a balneological resort. After learning about the healing properties of calcium water, people began to come here to improve their health. That is why the population of the city grew rapidly. Its population was about 100 thousand people. Which is not a little by antique standards.
  • There have been several earthquakes here. And each time the city was rebuilt anew. The Seljuk Turks conquered the city in the 12th century, and during the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century, the city was again destroyed by earthquakes and the last inhabitants left it. That is, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuk Turks and Ottomans lived on this territory.
  • Since the end of the 19th century and to this day, archaeological excavations continue here. The first excavations were conducted by the German scientist Karl Humman, and after the 50s of the twentieth century they were continued by the Italian professor Paolo Verzone. In 1988, Pamukkale and the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Hierapolis Museum
  • The museum exhibits coins, sarcophagi and other items found during excavations in the ancient city of Hierapolis. The museum building used to be a Roman bathhouse.
    The entrance to the museum costs 12 Turkish lira (only Turkish lira is accepted for payment).
City of the Dead (Necropolis in Hierapolis)
  • Necropolis is a city of the dead. Necropolises were taken out of the city. They did this for hygiene purposes and so that once again without a reason not to disturb the souls of the dead.
  • The necropolis in Hierapolis is the largest in Asia Minor. There are three types of graves preserved in it - Phrygian burial mounds, sarcophagi and crypts.
Theatre in Pamukkale
  • There are 206 Roman theaters in Turkey. The theater in Pamukkale was built in the II century AD and housed 15,000 spectators. The Pamukkale Theater is the third largest after Ephesus and Aspendos.
  • By the way, the theater is still used today, for example, when the Pamukkale Festival is held.
St. Philip 's Church
  • In the 1st century, Saint Philip (one of the disciples of Jesus Christ) arrived in Hierapolis with a mission to spread Christianity. However, he was not understood and not accepted by the locals. In Hierapolis, the Apostle Philip was martyred. In the 5th century, during the Byzantine Empire, a church was built in his honor on the place where the Apostle Philip was crucified. For 30 years, Italian researchers have been searching for the grave of St. Philip. The ruins of the basilica were discovered 40 meters from the church of St. Philip, and there was also the grave of the Apostle Philip.

Which cities do you pass during the tour Korkuteli (Korkuteli)

  • The population of the city of Korkuteli is 53 thousand people. Korkut, the brother of the Ottoman Sultan Selim the First, lived here. The city was named after him. Korkuteli means "the city of Korkuta" in Turkish.
  • Residents of Korkuteli are engaged in growing champignons. There are about a thousand families engaged in this business. Seventy percent of the entire harvest of champignons in Turkey is from the city of Korkuteli. In a year, the harvest of champignons is harvested six times.
Ajipayam (Ac─▒payam)
  • The population of Ajypayam is 55 thousand people. The name of the city comes from the almond trees growing in the area. Locals call almonds payam. And ajy translates as bitter. Ajypayam, that is, bitter almonds. Residents of Ajipayam mainly grow melon, watermelon and tobacco.
Serinhisar (Serinhisar)
  • The population of the city of Serinhisar is 15 thousand people. The famous Turkish delicacy Leblebi (fried peas) is produced here. Lebleby is produced with different flavors. In Serinhisar, clay products are also produced.
Denizli (Denizli)
  • The population of the city of Denizli is more than one million people. It is one of the most developed industrial cities in Turkey. Denizli is rightfully called the textile capital of Turkey. After all, there are more than 200 factories for the production of home textiles. In the city of Denizli, bathrobes, towels and bed linen are produced not only from cotton but also from bamboo.

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