-Highlights Day trip to Pamukkale and Hierapolis from Izmir or Kusadasi . Experience the soothing qualities of Pamukkale, with its thermal spring water and plunging waterfalls Visit the Roman city of Hierapolis Explore the Apollo Temple Lunch included English-speaking local guide Transport by air-conditioned Minibus.
What You Can Expect Pamukkale, Turkey Begin your Pamukkale and Hierapolis adventure with a morning pickup from your central Izmir hotel. With your guide, cruise to the mesmerizing natural wonder of Pamukkale. Capture stunning views of water trickling over white petrified limestone tubs. In this fairytale atmosphere, learn from your guide how calcium rich thermal water continues to cascade down the hillside leaving precipitates in the form of cataracts, stalactites and basins. Listen as you guide explains how Romans use to plunge into these waters to enrich their bodies with its therapeutic powers.Continue to Hierapolis, the ancient Roman city perched on a plateau formed over centuries by sedimentary limestone rock. Learn about the huge temples that resided here and how Stephanus of Byzantium helped form the city’s real name which translates to "sacred city." Next, enjoy the ancient grandeur of the Apollo Temple, the Theatre and the 4th century basilica - Nympheum. Then, finish your tour with a relaxing ride back to your Izmir hotel.