Pamukkale tour from Side via Salda lake

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Full-day tour from Side to Pamukkale via the Salda lake route. Join us for an unforgettable day tour from Side to Pamukkale, which is a wonder of the world and is on the UNESCO world cultural and natural heritage protection list! Discover Pamukkale's cotton travertines and healing waters. Take an enjoyable daily tour from Side to Pamukkale with the difference of Vigo Tours!

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About this activity

  • Departure Location: Side
  • Event days:
  • Tour duration (Approx - including transfers): 15 Hours
  • Guiding & Support: English , Russian , German
  • Booking confirmation: Instant confirmation
  • Printed or mobile voucher: Both is accepted.
  • Wheelchair accessible: Available
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • Easy Online Booking: Fast, Easy & SSL Secure Booking
  • Vegetarian & Vegan meal: Available
  • Skip the ticket line: Available
  • Tour difficulty level: It can be tiring for pregnant women, families with babies and the elderly.
  • Tour ID: 225
  • Other Departure places:
    Alanya Belek Antalya Kemer

Highlights | Overview

  • Experience the natural beauty of Pamukkale and Salda Lake on a guided tour from Side. Book now and enjoy a day filled with stunning landscapes and history.
  • Discover the wonders of Pamukkale and Salda Lake on a day trip from Side. Our expert guides will take you on a journey through history and nature.
  • Don't miss out on the opportunity to visit Pamukkale and Salda Lake on a guided tour from Side. Book now and explore the breathtaking beauty of Turkey.

Full Description

Day tour from Side to Pamukkale with a visit to Salda lake

The duration of the tour may be longer than stated here, so the tour can be tiring for families with infants and elderly people.

The purpose of the Daily Pamukkale tour from Side is to allow participants to experience the travertines of Pamukkale, the ancient city of Hierpolis and the Roman bath (extra). There is a tour guide on the tour who looks after the participants, but a comprehensive cultural Engish tour guidance is not offered.

Explore the stunning natural wonder of Pamukkale on a full-day tour from any hotel in the Side region. The tour takes you on a scenic route via Salda lake, known as the "Turkish Maldives" for its crystal-clear mineral water. Salda lake is also the deepest lake in Turkey, with a depth of 180 meters. Don't miss the chance to witness the breathtaking beauty of Pamukkale and its surroundings on this unforgettable tour.

Salda Lake is a large body of water located in southwestern Turkey, within the terrain of Salda-Yeşilova basin. The lake was formed during the late Pleistocene era and covers an area of over 537 hectares. It is known for its mesmerizing turquoise color due to the high mineral content in its waters. The lake has no outlet or inflow, and is fed by groundwater from surrounding areas. Its panoramic views are a stunning sight for visitors to the local region.

Pick-up time from Side hotels 05:15 / 05:45
Arrival time in Pamukkale 11:30 / 12:00
Return time to Side 21:00 / 21:30
(Times might be slightly longer or shorter)

Pamukkale, which is included in almost all the must-see lists of the world and visited by around 2 million tourists every year, is one of the rarest examples, perhaps the first, of the places where nature plays the role of an artist. The fact that Pamukkale has 17 different hot springs in various colors, from 35 degrees to 100 degrees, has made Pamukkale a point of attraction for centuries.

The discovery of the charm and appeal of Pamukkale, where the white travertines formed as a result of the contact of the thermal waters with the air, form gradual shapes like a frozen waterfall, and sometimes terrace-shaped pools, goes back to the Roman Period.

Pamukkale, a natural wonder in Turkey, has been attracting visitors for over two thousand years. The Kingdom of Pergamon recognized the beauty of the travertine terraces and built the city of Hierapolis nearby. The thermal springs of Hierapolis were believed to have healing properties and were frequented by people seeking health and beauty. Today, visitors from all over the world continue to visit the thermal pools for their therapeutic benefits. While you can swim in the same waters as ancient kings and even Cleopatra, it's important to note that this delicate natural wonder is under protection. Visitors are only allowed to walk in certain areas and swim in designated pools to preserve its beauty for generations to come.

Price included

  • Pick up from all the Hotels in Side
  • Visit to Salda Lake
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Air-conditioned tour bus
  • Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
  • Entrance fee to Pamukkale
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Swimming at the Roman bath (Cleopatra pool)
  • Swimming at Red Water pool
  • Balloon ride in Pamukkale

Pick Up Place

All the hotels in Side region. Hotels in Kumköy. Hotels in Çolaklı. Hotels in Gündogdu. Hotels in Evrenseki. Hotels in Titreyengöl / Sorgun. Hotels in Kızılagac and Kızılot. Hotels between Alanya and Side.

Pick up Point

Main entrance gate of the hotels (not from lobby & reception).

Details to know

Day trip to the white paradise Pamukkale via Salda lake road including pick-up and drop-off from all the Side region hotels

This tour is a daily Pamukkale tour over Salda lake. Salda lake road is 50 km shorter and on this road, a stop is made in the famous Salda lake, which is called the Turkish Maldives.

From Side to Pamukkale: There may be changes in the tour program without prior notice, provided that the duration of the Pamukkale travertines visit does not change.

In order to offer a good price we organise Pamukkale tour with other agencies together.

The itinerary is subject to time availability.

Additional information

Tour program details of the day trip from Side hotels to Pamukkale over Salda lake (Turkish Maldives)

A pleasant day tour to Pamukkale from Side hotels: This tour from the hotels of Side region is a daily Pamukkale tour over Salda lake. The Pamukkale tour from Side is 50 km shorter via the Salda lake road, and a stopover is made at the famous Salda lake, which is called the Turkish Maldives.

Times can be shorter or longer.

  • Pick up from Hotels in Side 06:00
  • Drive through Taurus Mountains and Korkuteli town
  • Break in Salda lake (45 minutes / 1 hour)
  • Travel to Pamukkale from Salda (takes 2 hours)
  • Arrive in Pamukkale and entrance to white travertines
  • Swimming at the roman bath (extra)
  • Visit of Red water area (Karahayıt) 1,5 hour (extra) * At the request of the majority of the group and if time permits
  • End of the tour and return to the hotels in Side

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Hallo, vielen Dank, dass Sie uns kontaktiert haben. Auf unserer Pamukkale-Reise war, wie auf der Webseite angegeben, ein kleines Frühstück, Mittag- und Abendessen inbegriffen. Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Vigo Tours 
Hello, Thank you for your inquiry regarding the Pamukkale tour from Side. We are pleased to inform you that we have availability for Tuesday, June 6th, with a pick-up time from your hotel at 04:30. To secure your spot, we recommend making a reservation as soon as possible. Best regards, Vigo Tours.
Greetings from Vigo Tours, Thank you for contacting us. Please visit the following web page to get all the infos about Express trip to Pamukkale from Side: Your can also do online booking at the same web page. And please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions. We wish you a wonderful holiday in Turkey with unforgettable holiday memories. Kind regards, Vigo Tours

5 Overall Rating


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Kerstin Dittrich


Ein solcher Ausflug funktioniert nur mit einem engagierten Reiseleiter. Solches Glück hatten wir leider nicht. Deutsche Ansagen gab es nur auf Nachfrage und nur für die Auskunft, wann man wieder am Bus sein musste. Es gab keine Informationen über Geschichte von Pamukale oder die Bedeutung des Saldasees. Keine Infos zu Gegenden, durch die wir fuhren. Bei einem solchen Ausflug gehe ich davon aus, dass ich abends um eine Menge Informationen reicher bin. Fehlanzeige! Der beworbene eventuelle Stop am Rotwassergebiet war generell nicht vorgesehen, dafür mussten zwingend 1 Fabrikverkauf für Onyx und ein Outletbesuch absolviert werden. Es wäre aber alles OK gewesen, wenn der Reiseleiter ab und zu etwas Wissenswertes erzählt hätte. So fuhren wir den ganzen Tag mit wenigen englischen Mitteilungen durch die Gegend. Wenn Vigotours sich als Vermittler für deutsche Urlauber präsentiert, sollten auch darauf geachtet werden, dass beim Ausflug etwas Deutsch gesprochen wird. Abends mussten dann einige von uns, ich auch, noch etwas bezahlen, damit wir vom Reisebus überhaupt zurück zu unserem Hotel kamen. Der Bus fuhr die Hotels abends nicht mehr an. Ein Umstieg ist ja kein Problem, aber dann noch mal Geld zu verlangen, ist schon frech. Insgesamt hätte der Ausflug schön sein können, wenn es einen ausgeschlafen, engagierten Reiseleiter gegeben hätte.


Karin Loeffler


Ein sehr schöner Ausflug

Es ist zwar ein etwas langer, aber sehr schöner Ausflug. Es ist auf alle Fälle sehenswert. Der Reiseleiter Tom war Spitze. Das einzige Mango war das Fahrzeug. Es war in einem miserablen Zustand. Viele Teile defekt.....Sicherheitsgurte, Armlehnen, Lehnen. Es hatte auch den Anschein als wäre die Kupplung nicht in Ordnung.....ging beim Anfahren am Hügel meist aus und rollte zurück. Dazu fuhr der Fahrer furchtbar....auf Deutsch wie eine gesenkte S.....Von Sicherheit kann hier keine Rede sein. Es war auch für diese lange Strecke und vollbesetzt viel zu klein. Auch kein Platz oder Ablage für das Gepäck-Badesachen, Getränke. Viele haben sich diesbezüglich beschwert, aber der Reiseleiter konnte vor Ort ja auch nichts mehr machen.


Michael Langer


Anders als gekauft

Es war eine lange Tour. Die deutschsprachige Begleitung kam erst später dazu, war dann aber sehr gut. Die Startbegleitung bei der Abholung und Rückführung zum Hotel war eine Katastrophe, sie hat unser Hotel nicht gefunden. Das wir statt einer anvisierten Weinprobe 2 andere Verkaufsstopps hatten war lästig und zeitraubend. So blieb am Ende für den schönen Saldasee wenig Zeit, unerwartet auch erst auf dem Rückweg. Die Verpflegung war in Ordnung. Die Kalk Terrassen sind eine Wucht. Die Tour war schön, aber anstrengend.


Dorothee Vieten


Interesenting and long

Habe very good and funny guides especially Hüssein but also Viola. Didn’t like the vine testing stop. Would have preferred to stay longer at the destination. Was traveling from 4.30 to 23.30, didn’t take 11 hours like announced.




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