Get Prepared for Ephesus Pamukkale Tour from Bodrum
Before getting into the details about where we will visit during our tour, we would like to share some general information that you should know before signing up for it and also, how to prepare your bag perfectly.
- First of all, this 2 days trip has a lot of walking sessions in order to explore deeply the places we will visit. Thus, it is not suitable for the guests with walking difficulties.
- Secondly, please do not forget to bring your hat, sun cream, sunglasses, extra clothes, swimsuit, towel, a bottle of water, snacks and money with you.
- And lastly, before being picked up by us, we recommend you to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
The First Day of Bodrum Ephesus Pamukkale Tour
To start our trip officially, we will pick you up from your hotel where you stay in Bodrum by our fully-equipped, modern and comfortable tour bus at roughly 6:30 am. Yes, it sounds a little bit early, but you should know that we will travel a lot!
When all of our guests get on our bus, we will head to Bafa Lake where we will have a breakfast break. Also, during the time on the roads, you will have an entertaining time thanks to the interesting information that our professional and licensed guide will give.
The Breakfast near Bafa Lake (Extra)
To have a good start in the morning, we will get to a local restaurant which is settled nearby Bafa Lake.
In there, you can order a delicious breakfast by paying for it, or you can eat the food that you brought with you. In any case, we suggest you to fill your energy bar up since you will need it!
When the break is over, everyone is full and the photos are shot, we will depart and take to the roads to Selcuk, where Ephesus is located.
Turkish Delight Factory in Selcuk
The first stop will be a Turkish Delight Factory in which you will be able to learn the production process step by step and (if you want) buy some special Turkish delights and desserts. This stop will make the tour sweeter, for sure!
The Remains of Artemis Temple
Next, we will start exploring the outstanding places that Selcuk, Izmir holds, such as our next stop, the remains of Artemis Temple.
This name might sound quite familiar, since it is one of the UNESCO’s 7 Wonders of the Ancient World! Even if there is not the whole of it anymore, you will be able to see how it used to look like and learn its importance and story through our guide.
The Ancient City of Ephesus
Then, we will head to one of the main stops of our Ephesus Pamukkale Tour from Bodrum: The Ancient City of Ephesus.
This historical place which has been well-protected through the centuries will offer you a spectacular timeline that is diversified by the remains of Romans and Byzantines.
While we all are walking on the significant sections and streets on it, you will be able to observe this “pale city” and its marbles, columns, gates, libraries, theatres, altars, agoras, tombs, temples, caves and traditional baths.
Moreover, our guide will provide you with amazing facts and stories, all of which will expand your mind and cultural accumulation during the trip.
The House of Virgin Mary (with Entrance Fee)
When our time is up in Ephesus, we will unite and leave there to get to the following stop of our Bodrum Ephesus Pamukkale Tour.
This place, specifically, The House of Virgin Mary, will require a cheap entrance fee and give you an amazing atmosphere in return.
Made of rocks, the house is believed that was the shelter of the last days od Virgin Mary. Thus, you can easily guess how captivating its aura will be!
The Lunch in Selcuk
When we say goodbye to the Virgin Mary’s soul, we will head to a local restaurant in Selcuk to have a delicious lunch break.
In there, we will eat some appetizing dishes that prove the importance of Turkish cuisine and fill our energy bars.
Then, we will get ready to take to the roads to end the first day of our Ephesus Pamukkale Trip
The Dinner & Hotel in Pamukkale
We will depart from Selcuk and have a couple of hours on the road to arrive to Pamukkale. We will head to our small and lovely hotel in there directly, and the process will be done.
After some free time, the dinner will be served and you will be able to fill your stomach. Then, you can get rest in your room, spend your time to explore around or enjoy the facility.
The Second Day of Bodrum Ephesus Pamukkale Tour
The second day will start with a tasty breakfast in the hotel. We will eat fresh foods and get more energized, and totally get ready to explore Pamukkale from head to toe!
In the morning, we will start our journey in Pamukkale by visiting famous Pamukkale Mountain.
The natural white color of it, the travertines, puddles that are made of thermal waters and white muds that have a healing power will make the hiking quite satisfying.
Until we climb to the top, by the way, you will be walking barefoot by feeling the warmth of the thermal waters that flood over the rocks.
This spectacular experience will relax your body and mind for a while. During the time, you should take photos as many as possible, because the beauty of it is worth immortalizing!
Cleopatra Pool (with Entrance Fee)
Our Bodrum Ephesus Pamukkale Tour will continue with a visit to an antique pool which has a “cool” story and matchless features.
Being located at the top of Pamukkale Mountain and known as Cleopatra Pool, it was born after the destruction of an enormous earthquake in the ancient eras and the following flood of thermal waters.
This natural pool has become one of the most popular places to bath and swim in in years, and even Cleopatra came there to heal her body and make it prettier. To have an exclusive chance as her, you can pay for an entrance fee and swim in the pool.
The Ancient City of Hierapolis (Holy City)
Next, we will head to the last main stop of our Bodrum Ephesus Pamukkale Tour and it will be an impressing ancient site.
The Ancient City of Hierapolis, also known as Holy City, will greet us warmly and show its outstanding historical beauties which come from ancient times.
The site has a large area which is full of gates, columns, statues, tombs, altars, temples, a theatre and more, and they carry the fingerprints of Romans and Byzantines.
Of course, you will learn the related information while you are walking on its streets in companion with our guide and admire every step that you take, especially if you are a true history lover!
When the total 4-hour duration in Pamukkale ends, we will unite again and depart from Pamukkale Mountain and get to a local restaurant for a delicious lunch. After enjoying the delicious foods, we will take to the roads to Bodrum.
After a couple of hours on the roads with short breaks, we will get to Bodrum and take you to your hotel at approximately 8 pm. Upon the arrival, the tour will end successfully.
If you like the content of our Bodrum Ephesus Pamukkale Tour, you can book it online as well other Bodrum excursions we arrange. Also, you can contact us 7/24; we will gladly help you.