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From Selcuk/Kusadasi/Izmir: Pamukkale Full-Day Tour

1. From Selcuk/Kusadasi/Izmir: Pamukkale Full-Day Tour

Discover the stunning region of Pamukkale and its hot springs on a day trip from Selcuk, Kusadasi, or Izmir. Begin by meeting your driver/guide at the reception of your hotel in the morning and a transfer to Pamukkale. Explore the ancient city of Hierapolis, built on solid limestone layers formed by mineral-rich waters that flowed for millennia over a raised level plateau. See the most significant sites of the sacred city including the Theatre, the Temple of Apollo, and the Necropolis. Admire the Necropolis (Cemetery) of Hierapolis, one of the largest ancient burial sites in Anatolia. See a Roman bath, the Gate of Domitian, the main street of the ancient city, and the Byzantium Gate. Walk to the natural warm water terraces, formed by running warm water rich in calcium and temperatures of 35 Celsius all year-round. Get the chance to see the gleaming white travertine terraces of Pamukkale, located next to the ruins of Hierapolis.  Enjoy optional free time to swim in Cleopatra’s Pool before ending the tour with a transfer back to your hotel. And during the tour you'll have the chance to have a look at the Turkish traditional handcrafts.

Kusadasi: Quad Safari Adventure

2. Kusadasi: Quad Safari Adventure

Explore the unspoiled, rugged landscape of Kusadasi on a quad bike along Pamucak Beach. See the jagged peaks of the mountains that divide the coastal region from the plateau of Anatolia. Begin your 2-hour activity with a pick-up at your hotel. Be driven to the forest camping site. Once at the camping site, the starting point for the quad safari, receive information about the tour and course from a professional guide. Take your quad for a test drive before you head out. Drive along paths by rivers and through woodland areas during the safari. Arrive at Pamucak Beach and enjoy a drive along the sand. Stop for a short break at the café (refreshments at your own expense). After the short rest, drive the quad back to the starting point. At the end of the thrilling quad safari adventure, begin the ride back to your hotel.

Explore Kusadasi by Jeep

3. Explore Kusadasi by Jeep

Take in the beautiful natural sights of Kusadasi from the rugged comfort and safety of a Jeep, in this exciting wilderness tour. After being collect from your hotel at 9:00am in an air-conditioned coach, you’ll be given all of the information you need about your vehicle and the stunning areas you’ll be visiting during the tour by professional English-speaking guides. Then, it’s time to get motoring, with options for you to either share a Jeep (and the driving duties) with likeminded tour-goers, or have your own Jeep for an additional cost. Along the way you’ll see the sights of Samson Mountains and the stunning national park area that surrounds. There is even the chance for you to have a dip, with a swimming and lunch stop scheduled at Zues Cave on the return leg. And that’s not all. You’ll also see Eagle Stones, The Monastery, The Waterfall and the stunning seaside town of Guzelcamli, as well as marvelling at wild pigs, horse, snakes, rabbits, hedgehogs and birds. After a full day of sightseeing and exciting motoring, you’ll return to your hotel at approximately 17:00.

Pamukkale: Full Day Tour from Kusadası or Selcuk

4. Pamukkale: Full Day Tour from Kusadası or Selcuk

Enjoy a relaxing splash in the hot springs of Hierapolis, one of the sacred sites of Turkey, dating back thousands of years. They were used in Roman times because of their therapeutic powers. Also admire the white limestone terraces, known as travertines of Pamukkale.  Pamukkale has always been a very popular settlement, because of its hot springs, which are believed to have healing powers. Through this, the city became the center of a pagan cult in antiquity. Now it has transformed into an outstanding spa resort. The city was on the borders of the ancient states of Caria, Lycia and Phrygia and had a mixed population. Citizens were usually involved in the wool and textile industry. Its beautiful terraces were formed by running warm spring water. The temperature is around 35 C, containing calcium bicarbonate. When the water loses its carbon dioxide it leaves limestone deposits. These reveal themselves with different colours and shapes in the form of terraces with pools, overhanging surfaces and fascinating stalactite formations. Pamukkale takes its name from these formations.

Tour of Pamukkale Hot Springs from Kusadasi

5. Tour of Pamukkale Hot Springs from Kusadasi

In the morning, your guide will pick you up from Kusadasi and take you to Pamukkale, which is about 3 hours away. When you arrive, you will learn the history of this antique city, which has become famous for its thermal hot water springs and spas. The hot water springs here cure many sicknesses, and people have come to the region for centuries in order to take curative baths. The natural beauty of the rock formations are also incomparable. This beauty, combined with the healing powers of the water, will create an experience you are not likely to forget. After a day of relaxation on Pamukkale, your guide will take you back to your hotel.

Kusadasi: Jeep Safari Tour

6. Kusadasi: Jeep Safari Tour

Explore the areas surrounding Kusadasi during this amazing off-road jeep adventure. Drive through woods, over mountains, and past stunning lakes to Dilek Peninsula National Park. Get picked up from your hotel in the morning and transfer to the departure point of the tour where your guide will brief you about the route, your vehicle, and the areas you will be driving through. Then drive through thick forests of pine, alongside mountain streams, and through scenic countryside as your guide leads the way to unspoiled natural beauty. Taking the road to Davutlar, drive an unsurfaced road to the peak of Samson Mountain. Visit the ruins of an old monastery and be treated to a hearty barbeque lunch. The safari continues in the middle of wild forest and beautiful landscapes including a view over Samos Island. After the dirty and dusty trail, Zeus' Cave provides a welcome stop for a refreshing swim. Then stop at Long Beach and enjoy the sun and sea before returning to Kusadasi.

Kusadasi: House of the Virgin Mary Hike with Lunch

7. Kusadasi: House of the Virgin Mary Hike with Lunch

Experience the natural beauty of Turkey on a guided hike on the Mother Mary trail, a 4.5 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near the town of Selçuk and the city of Izmir. See beautiful wildflowers and Selçuk mountain views as you walk to the House of the Virgin Mary. In the morning, get picked up from your hotel or Kusadasi Port and enjoy a ride to the Arvalya area to start your hike to the House of Virgin Mary. Walk to the House of the Virgin Mary, a place where, according to the beliefs of many people, Mary, the mother of Jesus, spent the last years of her life. Afterward, meet your driver and have lunch in a local restaurant before returning back to the Kusadasi area where you will be dropped off at where you were picked up.

Kusadasi: Dilek National Park Trek with Lunch

8. Kusadasi: Dilek National Park Trek with Lunch

Discover the beauty of Dilek National Park, only a 30-minute ride from Kusadasi. Stroll among wildflowers, see wild horses and pigs, and descend into Zeus Cave. Enjoy convenient pick-up from your accomodations in Kusadasi and take the short drive out to Dilek National Park to begin your trek. Take in the beauty of the flora and fauna on your way to Zeus Cave. Descend some 50 feet down a stone pathway to reach the cave's pool, fed by mountain run-off and seawater. Go for a swim in this unique place. Drive to the sandy beaches of the park and enjoy a dip in the sea and some time in the sun. Dig into a delicious lunch of local food on your way back to your accommodations.

From Istanbul: Highlights of Turkey 7-day Guided Tour

9. From Istanbul: Highlights of Turkey 7-day Guided Tour

You'll explore the cultural and natural heritage of Turkey on this 7-day, 6-night guided tour. DAY 1: Arrival to Istanbul The local partner will meet you at the airport and provide private transfer to your hotel for your overnight stay in Istanbul. DAY 2: Full Day Istanbul Tour (Breakfast) After breakfast, you'll visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. In the afternoon, visit Istanbul's Grand Bazaar where you can enjoy some shopping time. Overnight in Istanbul. DAY 3: Full Day Istanbul Tour (Breakfast) After breakfast, your first stop for the day will be at the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar). Then enjoy a boat trip on the Bosphorus Strait which separates the continents of Europe and Asia. In the afternoon, visit the Underground Cistern. Overnight in Istanbul. DAY 4: Istanbul – Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast) After breakfast, you'll transfer from your hotel to Istanbul Airport for your flight to Cappadocia. On arrival in Cappadocia, you'll meet your guide and transfer to your hotel where you can leave your luggage. Then head out to the famous Three Sisters Fairy Chimneys in Urgup. Next you'll visit the Pigeons Valley and learn how important pigeons have been for Cappadocians. Finally you'll descend deep into the ground at the Kaymakli Underground City, one of the largest and the deepest of Cappadocia's more than 200 underground cities. Overnight in a cave hotel. DAY 5: Cappadocia Tour - Izmir - Kusadasi (Breakfast) After breakfast, head to the Devrent Valley where you'll walk through a lunar-like landscape of fascinating rock formations. You'll also visit Pasabag Fairy Chimneys Valley to see another amazing example of these unique structures. Then visit Avanos Town, which is famous for tile and pottery workshops. In the afternoon, visit Goreme Open Air Museum where you will marvel at fantastic rock churches and the beautiful frescos covering their walls from centuries of church decorating committees. Finally you'll visit Uchisar Rock Castle before transferring to the airport for your flight to Izmir. On arrival in Izmir, transfer to Kusadasi for overnight. DAY 6: Ephesus Tour - Istanbul (Breakfast) After breakfast, your first stop is at Artemis Temple. From there you'll continue on to Ephesus, where you can walk through history along marble streets to see the State Agora, Odeon, the Memnius Monument, the Temple of Domitian, the Polio Fountain, Curetes Street, The Trajan Fountain, the Baths of Scholastica, Hadrian Temple, and the Celcus Library. In the afternoon, you'll visit the House of the Virgin Mary, before the drive back to Izmir to catch your return flight to Istanbul. On arrival in Istanbul, transfer to your hotel for overnight. DAY 7: Home (Breakfast) After breakfast, you'll check out of the hotel and enjoy a private transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Ephesus to Pamukkale, Konya and Cappadocia Tour (Private)

10. Ephesus to Pamukkale, Konya and Cappadocia Tour (Private)

1. DAY You will join the tour at Izmir airport or Izmir Bus station and travel to Kusadasi Hotel in the city of Ephesus.  2. DAY You will be picked up from your hotel in Ephesus at 9:30 AM. You will wonder at the Pergamon Acropolis and Asclepion, Ancient hospital, health center and propylaeumof the Temple of Athena. You will then return to your hotel for the evening.  3. DAY You begin your second day in Ephesus at 9:30 AM where you are picked up from your hotel Kusadasi and proceed to the House of the Virgin Mary. Then you will see Ancient Ephesus and Temple of Artemis (Diana). Your tour will finish at 5:30 PM and drive to Pamukkale. Upon your arrival to Pamukkale you will be transferred to your hotel for the night. 4. DAY Your Pamukkale day tour begins, by pick-up at 9:30 AM. First, you will visit the red springs in the nearby village of Karahayit. You then enter Hierapolis from the North Gate, visiting the Necropolis, Bath and Basilica, Frontinius Gate, Frontinius Street, Latrina, Northern Byzantine Gate, Fountain of the Tritons and the Temple of Apollon.You will be given free time to swim in the Cleopatra Antique Thermal Pool (admission fee extra) and will finish the Hierapolis portion of the tour with a visit to the large and well-preserved Theatre and then you will travel to Konya. 5. DAY You begin this day at 9:00 AM and visit the Tomb of Rumi in the Museum of Mevlana, an important place of pilgrimage for Muslims. Then, you explore the Ottoman-era Sultan Selim mosque before having lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant. After your lunch you will travel to the Alaaddin Hill and then on to Cappadocia. You will arrive at 8:00 PM at your Cappadocia hotel for the evening. 6. DAY Hot Air Balloon Tour per person 120 Euro (Extra) The first Day in Cappadocia you will be picked up from your hotel at 9:15 AM. The first stop is Goreme Panoramic view. After, you will see underground city, Ihlara Valley and Selime monostry. Your tour will finish at 5:30 PM and you will return to your hotel. 7.DAY The Second Day in Cappadocia, you will be picked up from your hotel at 9:15 AM and you will discover Uchisar, Goreme open air museum, Cavusin, Avanos, Pasabagı Fairychimneys, Devrent Valley, Urgup. Your tour will finish at 5:30 PM and you will be dropped to airport (Nevsehir or Kayseri) or bus station.

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What people are saying about Kusadasi

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 13 reviews

We had a very nice afternoon, very fun! Kind and helpful staff. Stop of about 20min near a beautiful beach with the possibility of swimming if the weather permits. To do absolutely!! You can also buy the photos that the professionals take all along the circuit, which are quite affordable!! :)

Very well organized, the guide a 10 and the drivers very careful and complying with all traffic regulations. Rich buffet menu. The incredible visit, and bathing in hot springs in the ruins of a Roman forum is a unique experience in the world, only for this I hope to be able to return one day.

Great day in Pamukkale The guide was really nice with good explanations I also enjoyed the free time inside Hieropolis and the bath in Cleopatra pool Note that from Izmir it takes 4 hours and not 3. Lunch was good and pick-up time at the hotel perfectly Many thanks for this great experience!

Fatima was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable about Ephesus and its history. It was an unforgettable day and we will always remember it. We definitely recommend Fatima and her company. You won't regret it.

An experience that is worth the trip, wonderful landscapes, the very friendly and entertaining guide and the place, spectacular !!!