Day trip

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

3.9 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: Seven Tours

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

Activity provider: Seven Tours

From US$ 75 per person

Enjoy an unforgettable adventure of swimming and exploration on this guided day trip from Side to Pamukkale and Salda Lake, including breakfast and lunch at Pamukkale.

About this activity

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Duration 1 day
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Skip the line through express security check
Live tour guide
English, German, Russian
Pickup included
Pickup is available from all Side hotels in Kizilot, Kizilagac, Titreyengol, Sorgun, Side, Kumkoy, Evrenseki, Colakli, and Gundogdu. You will be picked up in front of your hotel's security gates. You will be sent a text the day before your tour with your pickup time
Wheelchair accessible
Private or small groups available


  • Discover the natural beauty of Pamukkale and Salda Lake
  • Get a taste of Roman history during a visit to the Hierapolis and Cleopatra Thermal Pools
  • Swim in the mud baths of Salda Lake
Full description
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.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Expert guide
  • Travel Insurance
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned bus
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Entrance Fee for Pamukkale Travertens and Hierapolis Ancient City
  • Entrance fee to the Cleopatra Pool
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The entrance fees can be paid in cash only
  • One-way transportation takes about 4-5 hours from Side to Pamukkale
  • There is no toilet on the bus, there will be stops for a break on the way
  • Please provide your phone number with the country code
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

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Hello, here is my short summary. I received the departure time a day before the activity. Due to our hotel location, we were lucky enough to be picked up at 5 a.m. The other fellow travelers came from Alanya and had been on the road since 3 a.m. The ride in the big bus took us to Antalya. This is where other travelers boarded. Altogether we were about 40 people. The 1st break was at 8 a.m. at the rest area near Korkutelli (breakfast was not included), then we continued to the first of two sales stops. Around 11:30 a.m. there was food, simple but good. Attention here were completely overpriced drinks for example 0.2 l soda water 2 €, beer 3.50 €, 0.5 l water 1 €. Approximately 1pm arrival in Pamukkale. Very nice landscape, 3h stay. We decided to book the Cleopatra pool (thermal bath) as an option. 16:30 continue to Salda Lake Stay 1 hour including dinner including 30 minutes of swimming. All meals in buffet form excluding drinks. So take a lot

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August 1, 2022

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.

July 28, 2022

A great trip. Myself, before buying tickets, I read the reviews and despite a few negative ones, I still decided to buy. I am very pleased with the guide, price and attractions. I didn't even notice that there was an additional attraction in the ticket price :) I think it's worth going on a trip and not worrying about anything. I heartily recommend it

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November 8, 2021

Product ID: 250962