Would you like to visit the Maldives without leaving Turkey? And admire the magnificent Pamukkale Cotton Castle? Your journey from Alanya to Salda Lake and Pammukale will be one of the most unforgettable moments of your vacation!
You will walk along the snow-white sandy beach bordering Turkey’s deepest and most beautiful lake – Salda. A beautiful and amazing place, which in its colors is very different from the rest of Turkey’s nature, deservedly received the title of Turkish Maldives. You will have the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear water and enjoy the scenic view of the mountains surrounding the lake. On its shores you can find places where there is healing clay, which contains a lot of useful minerals and substances. When you cover yourself with this therapeutic mud, you will immediately feel the beneficial effects on the skin.
The unique thermal springs of Pamukkale, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, will amaze you with their beauty and originality. There are no people in the world who have not heard of them, and you will be lucky not only to see them, but also to take a walk along these wonderful snow-white waterfalls filled with cold turquoise water. Nature itself worked on this masterpiece many centuries ago. It is not for nothing that the ancient Romans noticed this place and created a city here – a place for their noble citizens.
The city of Hierapolis has preserved its ruins to this day. You can walk through the large cobbled streets of this ancient city. Admire the grandeur of the amphitheater with incredible acoustics. You will admire the graceful Fountain of Triton, the remains of the former luxury of the Temple of Apollo, as well as the Gymnasium of Hierapolis.
The necropolis will impress you not only with its large area, but also with the number of different monuments, crypts and sarcophagi. The waters of the Cleopatra thermal baths, based on the territory of the Roman baths, will fill your body with new strength. The thing is that the water contains a large amount of minerals that have medicinal properties. After swimming in the pool you will feel unprecedented lightness and a surge of energy. The water in spring has a constant temperature of + 36 * C, so the time of year does not matter to visit this wonderful place.
Salda Lake and Pamukkale from Alanya is an interesting day tour that evokes only positive emotions and pleasant memories. This is a great opportunity to visit Turkey’s most interesting sights in one day.
Salda & Pamukkale Basic Package Price: 30 €
Salda & Pamukkale All Inclusive Package Price: 45 €
Price List for Salda Lake and Pamukkale from Alanya 2022
|Age||Standard Price||Online Price|
|Adult (≥ 12)||34 Euro||30 Euro|
|Child (7 — 11)||22 Euro||20 Euro|
|Infant (0 — 6)||Free||Free|
Salda Lake and Pamukkale from Alanya Days – Times:
Every Day – From 03:00 to 20:00
A comfortable, air-conditioned bus will pick you up from your hotel and start a unique day trip through the most interesting places in Turkey. Your first stop is in the town of Korkutelli. Here you will have breakfast and then drive to the outskirts of Pammukale and the ancient city of Hierapolis .
Accompanied by a professional English-speaking guide, you will stroll for an hour through the majestic architectural structures of antiquity and the wonders of nature. You will have the opportunity to walk in the magnificent calcium pools, take unforgettable photos and swim in Cleopatra’s medicinal pool. You will have 2 hours and 15 minutes of free time to spend at your own discretion. Enjoy a hearty lunch at a Turkish restaurant.
And then drive to Lake Salda, also known as “Turkish Maldives”. Here you can swim or take a therapeutic mud bath. After a hearty dinner in the town of Korkutelli, you will be transferred to your hotel.
After breakfast in Korkutelli town, arrive in Pamukkale. A qualified Russian-speaking guide will provide you with information about the region. You will walk the streets of the ancient city of Hierapolis. The first buildings in the city were built in the 2nd millennium BC. As a result of the earthquake, it was destroyed and then rebuilt.
After being under the patronage of Rome, the city gradually flourished and became known among the nobles as a place of healing waters where you can improve your health. It also played an important role in the spread of Christianity: in the 1980s, one of the 12 apostles, Saint Philip, was crucified upside down here.
In 1354, a strong earthquake left only the ruins of the city, which have survived to this day. You can admire the unique Roman theater that is well preserved. Music festivals are still held here today. The amphitheater offers space for about 7000 spectators and impresses with its excellent acoustics. You will be amazed by the splendor of the Roman monument – the Arch of Domitian. Outside the fortress walls, Turkey’s largest necropolis stretches for almost 2 km. You will be surprised how big it is and how many architectural objects it contains in the form of crypts, sarcophagi and monuments.
In the ancient city of Hierapolis, you can plunge into the atmosphere of the ancient world and imagine for a moment the life that raged here many centuries ago.
You will see the world famous thermal springs, which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List and are carefully protected. You will be amazed by the extraordinary beauty of this wonderful natural monument. Snow-white limestone terraces filled with turquoise waters cascade down from a high cliff, giving the feeling of being in a fairy tale.
“Pamukkale” is translated from Turkish as “cotton castle”. This amazing structure really looks like a snow-white castle. Many centuries ago, as a result of an earthquake, cracks formed in the rock, which released an outlet for thermal water rich in calcium. The water with calcium went down the rocks and laid these wonderful travertines in layers in the form of cascades.
You can walk along these beautiful and extraordinary terraces and take unforgettable photos.
Cleopatra’s pool was created on the site of ancient Roman baths, the water temperature here is constantly +36 degrees and is rich in useful substances and minerals. It is known that Queen Cleopatra herself visited these places to heal and rejuvenate. The unique composition of the water helps get rid of edema, is useful in various skin diseases, as well as in gastritis and bronchitis. But even if you are completely healthy, you will enjoy bathing in this mineral water. You will feel 10 years younger when you visit Cleopatra’s Healing Pool.
You have 2 hours of free time to swim in the healing waters of Cleopatra’s pool, visit the poolside cafe or return to the travertines of Pamukkale.
A hearty buffet lunch with a wide variety of Turkish dishes awaits you during an eventful excursion.
You will be amazed by the beauty of the most beautiful and deepest lake in Turkey – Salda. The water is light blue and white sand so comfortable to walk barefoot became the reason the lake was named the Turkish Maldives. The lake was formed on the site of the crater of an extinct volcano and has a tectonic origin. The peculiarity of water is a sweetish taste due to the content of a special substance – hydromagnesite.
Thanks to him, the color of the water becomes unusually turquoise. The reservoir is deep enough at 185 meters. You have the opportunity to swim in these azure waters and feel their coolness. There are also mud springs on the banks of the Salda. Their peculiarity is that, unlike other medicinal muds, they do not have an unpleasant odor. You can apply healing clay and after washing it off you will feel an amazing effect, because it contains a lot of useful minerals that have a beneficial effect on the body as a whole. Mesmerizing views of wildlife, mountains covered with evergreen forests, blue lake water and white sand will amaze you with their pristine beauty and beauty.
On the way back to the town of Korkutelli, a delicious buffet dinner awaits you with a choice of starters, salads and main courses.
The cost of Alanya to Salda Lake and Pamukkale tour includes transfer from your hotel and back, insurance, professional English speaking guide.
The Salda Lake and Pamukkale tour from Alanya starts from 4.30am to 9.30pm. Total tour time is approximately 17 hours.
The price for a day trip from Alanya to Salda Lake and Pamukkale is 30 euros for adults, 20 euros for children 7-11 years old and free for children 0-6 years old.
Salda Lake and Pamukkale are 285.5 km away from Alanya.
A way around the world from the surface of Mars to two special places in Salda Lake is known as one of the enchanting beauties of Turkey. This lake, which is located about 4 km from the center of Yesilova district in Burdur, covers an area of 44 square kilometers. Yeşilova District, Doğanbaba and Salda Lake are surrounded by Kayadibi and are among the deepest lakes in Turkey with a depth of up to 184 meters.