Salda Lake and Pamukkale Full-Day Guided Tour from Alanya
Salda and Pamukkale day tour from Alanya is a great opportunity to discover two natural beauties of Turkey in one day. Salda Lake is known as Turkish Maldives for its white sandy beaches and extremely clear water. Pamukkale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is famous for its white calcium travertines, hot springs and thermal pools.
Your tour begins at around 4:00AM as you are picked up from your accommodation in an air-conditioned bus. Your first stop will be at a local restaurant in Korkuteli Town. Following breakfast you will continue driving to the cleanest lake of Turkey, Salda Lake.
During a 1-hour stop at this lake (also known as the "Turkish Maldives"), you can enjoy walking along the white sandy beaches and can also swim in the clear turquoise waters. Located among the mountains, Salda Lake has protected its natural beauty and enchants visitors with a great combination of white, green, and blue colors. It is also the deepest lake in Turkey (184 meters), and its high magnesium white rocks on the lake shore are similar to those found on Mars. Following your break in the "Turkish Maldives", you will continue driving to Pamukkale. Before arriving, there will be a stop at a local restaurant where you will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch.
Following that, you will see one of the most unique and wonderful places in the world: Pamukkale (which means the "Cotton Castle" in Turkish). You can stroll along the white calcium travertines and their hot springs, swim in the ancient Cleopatra’s Pool, and discover the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis. You will also see the largest necropolis in Turkey, as well as one of the largest amphitheaters. You will have a total of about 4 hours to explore Pamukkale and Hierapolis, which is a UNESCO Heritage Site.
Following Pamukkale there will be a short visit to Karahayit, with optional swimming at a thermal pool. On the way back to Side you will stop at Korkuteli Town for a delicious dinner, following which your approximate time of arrival to Alanya is between 10:00PM-11:00PM.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Tour guide
- Entrance fees to Salda Lake
What's not included
- Entry/Admission - Cleopatra's pool
- Entrance fees to Pamukkale and Hierapolis
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible