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From Alanya: Pamukkale and Salda Lake Guided Tour

1. From Alanya: Pamukkale and Salda Lake Guided Tour

Start your day with an early-morning pickup. Board an air-conditioned bus and stop first at a local restaurant in Korkuteli Town for breakfast.  Continue driving to Salda Lake, a pristine lake surrounded by white magnesium rocks similar to the ones found on Mars. Make a one-hour stop and enjoy walking along the white sandy beaches and swimming in the lake's clear turquoise waters.  After your refreshing break in the Turkish Maldives, head to Pamukkale. Stop at a local restaurant on the way and have lunch. Then get ready to see one of the world's most unique natural wonders with a 4-hour stop at Pamukkale and Hierapolis.  See firsthand why the hot springs were given the name Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish. Stroll along the white calcium travertines overflowing with thermal water.  Swim in Cleopatra’s Pool and explore the ruins of the ancient Roman spa city of Hierapolis, which include the largest necropolis in Turkey and one of the largest amphitheaters.  Then swing through Karahayit where you will have the option to swim in a thermal pool. On the way back to Alanya, stop back in Korkuteli Town for a delicious dinner. Arrive back at your hotel at around 10:00 PM.

Side or Alanya: Guided Day Trip to Pamukkale & Salda Lake

2. Side or Alanya: Guided Day Trip to Pamukkale & Salda Lake

Start the tour with pickup from your hotel at 4:00 AM. Meet your guide and board the air-conditioned bus. Your first stop will be at Korkuteli Town, where you’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast in a local restaurant. Next, continue the journey to Salda Lake. Once you’ve arrived at the lake, enjoy 1 hour to take photos and swim in the natural mud baths. After your swim, drive from Salda Lake to Pamukkale, stopping for lunch along the way. Following lunch, you’ll then visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, the Pamukkale Travertens, and the ancient Roman Kleopatra Pool. You’ll also take a short trip to Karahayit Hot Springs for a second swim. After a full day of exploring these history and scenic sites, be returned to your hotel between 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM, in time for your dinner.

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What people are saying about Lake Salda

Overall rating

3.4 / 5

based on 38 reviews

Be prepared for a very long but fantastic day! I was picked up at 02.30 AM at my hotel in Alanya and was home again around 11.00 PM. The road there was long, but the beautiful scenery made it not particularly difficult. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were offered. There were also some shorter stops to stretch the legs, shop or go to the toilet. I traveled alone but still had a great time. Met new nice people on the trip. Salda lake was incredibly beautiful, but Pamukkale was still the best. Incredible beautiful! Among the coolest things I've been a part of.

The excursion must be done but the comfort in the bus for the journey remains to be desired.. my seat comes off the armchair.. apart from having to drive 10 hours for a 3.5 hour visit, it's hard to swallow too, but the landscape is good we are dealing with deserves all of this! Because there are several things to see on the site

It so nice to visit Pamukkale & Salda lake. Just a long journey from where we stayed on however it is good experience. Our guide from Pacho tours is so helpful, too. Lunch & dinner included & were delightful. Will recommend this activity when you visited Turkey. It is once in a lifetime experience.

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Unfortunately very touristy. But the tour itself was great