Would you like to see the unique thermal springs of Turkey with your own eyes? Touch the ancient history of the Roman Empire? Are you visiting the real paradise on earth – the famous Turkish Maldives? Side Salda Lake and Pamukkale Tour will help you!
A tour to Lake Salda and Pamukkale is an excellent opportunity to walk along the white beaches of the Maldives, swim in the purest azure waters and heal the body in unique thermal springs. You will take an amazing journey to Lake Salda where you will see the amazingly beautiful landscapes created by nature itself. The most transparent turquoise water, a magnificent beach with white sand, incredibly beautiful mountains, a stunning lake and a unique mud spring. It will seem to you that you are in the Maldives, because that’s what this place is called – the Turkish Maldives.You will have the opportunity to swim in the cool waters of this fabulous lake, walk barefoot on the magical sands and feel the effects of a mud spring that is close to the shore and has no unpleasant smell. You can also take amazing photos to remind you of your journey to this heaven on earth. Then visit one of the most unique and famous places in Turkey – Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis.
The history of these places originated many thousands of years ago. Calcium-rich water flows down from the high mountains and forms snow-white travertines that flow down from the mountains like terraces. These terraces are filled with azure waters with a tremendous calcium content. You will stroll through the old, cobbled streets of the ancient city of Hieropolis. This city was founded over 4000 years ago. In the II century BC It became the center of the healing place of the Roman Empire, where large numbers of wealthy people gathered to improve their health.
You will be amazed by the ancient architectural monuments that have survived to this day: the ancient Roman amphitheater decorated with carved marble columns, sculptures and bas-reliefs, ancient Roman baths, Pluto’s Cave , the Temple of Apollo and the Fountain of Triton. But most of all you will admire the necropolis on the territory of this city. There are a variety of sarcophagi, tombstones and mausoleums here. To see all this splendor at a glance, paraglide over the city. You will receive many enthusiastic emotions from the flight and from the landscapes that open to your eyes.
You’ll also have the opportunity to swim in Cleopatra’s warm thermal baths yourself. During your long journey you will surely want to eat something, so the tour offers three full meals per day consisting of delicious traditional Turkish cuisine.
Side Salda Lake and Pamukkale Tour is a unique tour that lets you see Turkey’s famous sights in one day. Gives a lot of positive emotions, helps to heal the body and introduces you to incredible historical events of the past!
Salda & Pamukkale Basic Package Price: 30 €
Salda & Pamukkale All Inclusive Package Price: 45 €
Side Salda Lake and Pamukkale Tour price is 30 Euro for adults, 20 Euro for children from 4 to 11 years old and for children under 3 years old free.
Please note that we have ‘no hidden costs’
Early in the morning, a comfortable bus will pick you up from your hotel and you will go on an unforgettable journey to the most famous historical places in Turkey. You will stop in the old town of Korkuteli for breakfast. Then you will go to the unique lake Salda.
Here you will have 1.5 hours of free time to swim in the lake, take a walk and take fantastically beautiful photos. You will visit the thermal springs of Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis. You can also visit the Cleopatra pool and paragliding over Pamukkale or Salda Lake. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Side by a comfortable bus.
Lake Salda is one of the most famous natural attractions in Turkey. You will be amazed by the blue expanse and snow-white beach of this unique crater lake. For all this beauty, it is called the Turkish Maldives. You will be amazed by the literally azure color of the water, which is achieved due to the high content of hydromagnesite in the water. It also gives the water a sweet taste. This lake is one of the few reservoirs where ancient stromatolite algae grow. The area of the lake is 45 km², and the depth reaches 200 meters. In summer it is almost 10 degrees colder here, so this will be a real salvation from the heat for you!
You will have the opportunity to plunge into this azure water, feel its coolness with your whole body, relax and enjoy. In addition, you will have the opportunity to evaluate the effect of therapeutic mud, the source of which is located near the shore. The composition of the mud is unique, it contains a large amount of magnesium, which has a beneficial effect on the health of the body, while this mud does not have an unpleasant odor like hydrogen sulfide. You will be amazed by the extraordinarily beautiful surroundings of the lake. The scenery here is truly divine. You will have the opportunity to walk on the white sand, breathe in the fresh mountain air, admire the amazing landscapes, and take beautiful, memorable photos. Lake Salda is a real miracle of nature!
Pamukkale is a unique region in Turkey. It is famous for thermal springs created by nature itself. Pamukkale means “cotton castle” in Turkish. Indeed, the snow-white hills, from which water rich in calcium has been flowing for several millennia, resemble a cotton castle. You will be amazed by the geothermal springs with a water temperature of 36 °C.
For several millennia, azure-colored thermal water with a high calcium content, descending the mountainside, formed terraced reservoirs of snow-white travertine. You will be amazed by this incredible, unique place created by nature itself, which is not found anywhere else in the world. Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis are a natural and cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You will visit the ruins of the most ancient and beautiful city – Hieropolis. This ancient settlement has a long history. People started living here 4000 years ago. In the II century BC. e. it became a major trading center, and half a century later it became part of the Roman Empire and became a popular resort. From all over the vast state, wealthy people came here for treatment.
Some fragments of the ancient city are well preserved. You will have a unique opportunity to wander along its ancient streets paved with huge stone slabs. Looking at temples and fountains, ancient Roman baths and caves, you seem to be transported back many thousands of years and learn how people lived in those distant times. You will be especially struck by the main attraction of Hieropolis – a huge Roman theater, made in the traditional Roman technique – in the form of a bowl. Such a theater was designed for 12,000 spectators, and was decorated with incredible beauty with marble columns, statues and bas-reliefs. Another major monument on the territory of Hieropolis is the imposing necropolis.
There are a huge number of mausoleums, sarcophagi and tombstones, which are covered with intricate carvings. You will have a unique opportunity to see all the beauty of this beautiful place from a bird’s eye view if you decide to fly on a paraglider. This breathtaking flight over the most beautiful sights of Turkey will give you a lot of delight and positive emotions.
You will have the opportunity to visit a unique thermal spring – Cleopatra’s pool. According to ancient legends, Cleopatra herself bathed in this spring, so her skin was incredibly tender and beautiful, and the queen herself looked much younger than her years. You will be amazed, but as soon as you dive into the water, millions of bubbles will cover your skin.
Immersion in this clear water will give you a feeling of peace and bliss. Its rich mineral composition heals and rejuvenates the entire body. The depth of the pool is multilevel. There are very shallow places, and there are places reaching 10 meters. The water in the pool is so clear that you can see ancient fragments of the buildings of the Roman Empire at the bottom: stone columns and blocks.
The cost of Side 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 Side starts from 4:30am to 9:30pm. Total tour time is approximately 17 hours.
The price for a day trip from Side to Salda Lake and Pamukkale is 30 euros for adults, 20 euros for children from 4 to 11 years old and free for children from 0 to 3 years old.
Salda Lake and Pamukkale are 310 km away from Side.
Lake Salda is a medium-sized crater lake in south-west Turkey. And it is located in the southwestern province of Burdur and is called the Maldives of Turkey because of its crystal clear turquoise waters.