Day 1 White calcium formations of Pamukkale
04:30 This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Denizli at 06:00 (Duration of the flight is 1hr10mins). On arrival you will be met and transferred to Pamukkale. As you approach the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pamukkale from Denizli airport, 65km south, it clarifies into the edge of a plateau, more than 100m above the valley and edged in white travertine terraces.
09:30 Home of the famous gleaming white calcium terraced pools. Known locally as the Cotton Castles, they are a natural phenomena and gift of Mother Nature. Pamukkale was formed when warm, calcium rich mineral water cascaded over the cliff edge, cooling and depositing in the process. The calcium built natural shelves and pools on the cliffs, known as travertines. Today, many of the pools are closed to tourists. However, areas of the travertines can be walked upon, albeit in bare feet.
We can also opt to enjoy a unique and very pleasant dip in the warm waters at the Pamukkale Thermal, with its submerged fragments of fluted marble columns near the centre of the ruined spa town of Hierapolis, which was a was a cure centre founded around 190 BC by the Romans. The Romans were aware of the curative powers of mineral springs and created communal baths.
17:00 This evening you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the exotic city of Istanbul. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. We are able to organise extra post-trip accommodation and day tours/activities if you wish to extend your stay. Happy travels! (L)
(B – Breakfast, L –Lunch, D –Dinner)
>>Tour Package Includes:
0 Pick-up and drop-off to your accommodaton in Istanbul
0 Transfers between domestic airports and hotels
0 Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking minivan
0 Domestic flights as per itinerary: Istanbul to Denizli and Denizli to Istanbul
0 Professional English-speaking local tour guide
0 Guided sightseeing at Pamukkale and Hierapolis ancient city
0 Entrance fees for all included sightseeing
0 VIP entry to many sights
0 Tips except driver and guide
0 Local taxes and service charges
0 24-hour emergency hotline
0 1 lunch
>>Tour Package Excludes:
0 Entry visas where applicable
0 Meals unless otherwise stated
0 Personal expenses
0 Transport to and from Turkey
Low Season (01.11.2016-15.03.2017 ⊥ 01.11. 2017-15.03.2018)
199 Euro per person
35 Euro single supplement
High Season (16.03.2017-30.10.2017)
215 Euro per person
45 Euro single supplement
If you are travelling with children you may be eligible for a discount, please advise childrens ages.