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Would you like to experience a stormy pleasure when you visit the wondrous natural wonder – the travertine of Pamukkale Cotton Castle and the snow-white beaches with turquoise waters of the “Turkish Maldives” of the Salda River? Your trip Excursion from Pamukkale and Lake Salda from Kemer will be a bright and unforgettable event of your vacation in Turkey.
Travel back in time, pass through the front gate – the Arch of Domitian, breathe in the aromas of wildflowers and walk through the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis. Admire the magnificent view of the incredible ancient amphitheater. The remains of the former architecture of the Temple of Apollo will amaze you with its majesty and size, as the temple was considered the tallest building in the city. Be amazed by the size of the necropolis, which includes around 2,000 sarcophagi, crypts, Lycian tombs and monuments and stretches 2 kilometers outside the city walls.
You must see Pamukkale with your own eyes. Not a single story will convey genuine emotion from this wondrous natural wonder. For centuries, nature has created this wonder, which has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
You will feel the perfect unity with nature, touch the snow-white travertines with turquoise mineral water and breathe in the purest mountain air.
The thermal water in the Cleopatra Pool has healing properties and you have a unique opportunity to recharge your batteries, regenerate, restore strength and mental balance in a historical place.
You will be lucky enough to visit Lake Salda of tectonic origin. When you see the shores of this lake from afar, you will think that it is coral sand, just like the sand in Maldives. But you will be pleasantly surprised, because this is hydromagnesite – a mineral of volcanic origin.
A tour to Pamukkale and Lake Salda from Kemer will certainly bring joy and pleasant impressions. With the most beautiful photos and videos, your mind will always revisit an unusually hot Turkey and the places you were able to visit.
Salda & Pamukkale Basic Package Price: 30 €
Salda & Pamukkale All Inclusive Package Price: 45 €
Kemer Pamukkale and Lake Salda price is 30 Euro for adults, 20 Euro for children from 7 to 11 years old and for children under 6 years old free.
Please note that we have ‘no hidden costs’
Around 04:30 in the morning, a comfortable air-conditioned bus will pick you up from your hotel and embark on an exciting journey through the amazing places that nature has created in Turkey.
You will meet the sunrise at breakfast in Korkuteli, an unusual place amidst the picturesque mountains and hills. This is the first stop on the way from Kemer to Pamukkale.
You will arrive near Pamukkale around 10am. Also, you will walk around the area with the majestic architecture of the ancient city of Hierapolis for 1 hour in the company of a professional English-speaking guide.
After the guide tells you about the area, within 2 hours, if you wish, you can independently inspect and explore the territory of Hierapolis, the largest necropolis in Turkey, swim in the healing mineral waters of Cleopatra’s Basin, visit the Archaeological Museum and the amphitheater and arrange a breathtakingly brilliant photo session on snow-white travertines with turquoise water.
Next, on the territory of the village of Pamukalle, you will find a delicious and hearty lunch based on Turkish tradition.
After lunch, drive to the snow-white shores of Lake Salda, nicknamed “Turkish Maldives”. For 1 hour you can take a mud bath or just swim in the refreshing waters of the lake.
A hearty dinner awaits you in Korkuteli. And after a delicious traditional Turkish dinner, you will be transferred to the hotel around 11:30 p.m., filled with lively impressions and a little tiredness.
After breakfast in Korkuteli, you will reach the surroundings of travertine and ancient Hierapolis . A qualified German-speaking guide will familiarize you with the area. The city experienced several earthquakes and was rebuilt. You will witness the restoration work being carried out.
The first buildings of the city appeared in the 2nd millennium BC. Gradually, the city became restless and became known as a place where you could improve your health in the healing waters.
After the last strong earthquake in 1354, most of Hierapolis’ buildings were destroyed to the ground. But some survived and survived quite well. You have an exceptional chance to check this out in person.
You will see the beautifully preserved Roman Arch of Domitian leading to the entrance of the city. The Amphitheater Completed in 206 AD The theater is designed for 12,000 spectators. It offers a magnificent view of Denizli province. A music festival is still held here every year.
You can visit the place where the temple was built to commemorate one of the 12 apostles of Christ – the Temple of Saint Philip, who was very cruelly executed by crucifying him upside down. Also on the territory of the Holy City (translated as Hierapolis), not far from the Temple of Apollo, there is the “Gate to the Underworld”. The place is called Plutonium. It was discovered in 2011. The place is considered dangerous. Outside the city walls you will see the largest necropolis in Turkey. You will be amazed that the territory, which is about 2 kilometers long, is literally strewn with the remains of crypts, sarcophagi and monuments.
Pamukkale – translated from Turkish – cotton castle. You will see the slope of the mountain covered with boiling white like snowdrifts, petrified limestone deposits where water from a thermal spring cascades down to a turquoise lake.
Thermal springs with high calcium content, gradually flowing down the slope, formed snow-white travertines layer by layer. They look like huge piles of cotton scattered on a mountainside.
As a result of earthquakes, faults appeared at the site of the Roman baths, filled with hot mineralized water rising from the bowels of the earth. The temperature of the thermal water is always + 36 ° C, so you can swim at any time of the year.
At the top, at the very beginning, the water is warm in the limestone terraces, getting cold towards the foot of the mountain. Against the backdrop of the snow-white mountains and the turquoise waters of the lake, at the foot of the travertines, you can take incomparable souvenir photos. Feel like in paradise, in complete unity with nature, on catamarans on the reflective surface of the water.
You will have the opportunity to swim at your leisure, rejuvenate and rejuvenate in the mineralized waters of the famous Cleopatra Pool, rich in nutrients and minerals.
The pool was built on the site of the Roman baths that were destroyed by the earthquake. The ditch was filled with thermal water from underground springs. The water temperature is always + 36 ° C at any time of the year. You will feel like a part of the history of the ancient resort city of Hierapolis.
The water is highly mineralized and it is recommended not to stay in the pool for more than 2 hours. If you wish, you can lie down on the sun loungers in the shade and enjoy the clean air and the sound of birdsong.
Next to the pool you will find a café where you can order aromatic Turkish coffee and relax a little while enjoying the view.
Here you’ll taste a hearty, wholesome Turkish lunch overlooking the travertines and get ready to see another natural wonder that rivals the splendor of the Cotton Fortress.
The next point of your journey will be a lake of tectonic origin. It will meet you with snow-white shores and transparent turquoise waters surrounded by mountains covered with coniferous forest. This view will hit you right in the heart.
Lake Salda was formed in the crater of an extinct volcano. It is considered the second deepest freshwater lake in Turkey. 184 meters deep. But for swimming you need to move 30-40 meters from the shore. The bluest water of the lake has a temperature of 18-20 ° C even on the hottest day.
On the shore of the lake you will find healing earth with lots of minerals and nutrients. By using clay you will immediately notice the beneficial effects on your skin.
Dissolved in water, hydromagnesite gives the lake a turquoise color. The water temperature is + 18-20 ° C even on the hottest day, so you can refresh yourself with a swim in the lake and enjoy a breathtaking view of the wonderful and unusual place that formed around the mouth of a long-extinct volcano.
On the way back you will spend this great day enjoying a traditional dinner in the warm company of new friends. And then your journey continues to Kemer.
The cost of Kemer to Salda Lake and Pamukkale excursion includes transfer from your hotel and back, insurance, professional English-speaking guide.
The excursion from Kemer to Salda Lake and Pamukkale lasts from 04:30 to 22:00. The total duration of the tour is approximately 17 hours.
The price of the excursion from Kemer to Salda Lake and Pamukkale costs 30 euros for adults, 20 euros for children from 7 to 11 years old and free for children from 0 to 6 years old.
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