Isparta, Burdur

4 Days Tour
with its natural beauty, surrounding and climate offers peace and adventure for those who seek it. Fragrant Rose Gardens and Lavender Fields... 
Lakes, mountains and plateaus that bring peace and adventure together. Burdur was the capital of Psydia. It is one of the oldest settlements in the world dating back to 7000 BC. City offers natural beauties and historical remains. Burdur is in the Lakes District of Türkiye and is an important habitat for waterbirds and bird migration routes. Turkish Cuisine, as usual practice, has a rich variety of regional tastes.

Day 1
Transfer to the airport for flight to Isparta. Meeting at Isparta Airport and transfer to hotel. Departure for Kuyucak. Lavender Village and walk in the lavender fields. You can see lavenders from beginning of July until the end of August . Lavender Fields are open-air photo-studios offering souvenir shots. Shopping possibility of the lavender products; lavender oil, soap, cologne, shower gel and severeal creams. Isparta city; Gönen and Keçiborlu districts are also famous for roses and rose products. You may visit the Rose Gardens starting from April until the end of June, with festival in May. Rose-oil (rosa-damascena) of Isparta is an important product in parfume and cosmetics industry which started from 1888. Other products are natural rose-water, cologne, hand and body lotion and severeal rose creams for hand and body . Return back to hotel, Dinner & overnight.

Day 2
Departure after breakfast for Woodcarving Arts Atelier, unique in the world. Besides well-known foreign artists such as Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Van Gogh, the works of well-known Turkish artists are woodcarved on elmwood, beech or linden tree. Visit to Eğirdir and Eğirdir Lake with different colors at different times of the day. Eğirdir tour of Cam & Yeşil Islands and lunch. Tea break at Akpınar Watch Terrace with a wonderful view of Eğirdir, the lake and the landscape from high above. Drive to Yalvaç, visit Yalvaç Museum. Yalvaç also holds the Temple of Men, the God of the Moon whose origin goes back to Mesopotamia 4000 BC. Kızıldağ, located in Şarkikaraağaç, a natural health treatment center for asthma and COPD patients. Visit to Burdur where St. Paul and Barnabas visited Antiocheia in Psidian during Paul's first missionary journey, and Paul's sermon in the Jewish synagogue caused a great stir among the citizens, the conflict with the Jews led to their expulsion from the city. Pisidian Antioch marked as an important turning point in Paul's ministry, as the city became fully gentile Christian Community. Return back to Isparta. Dinner at hotel & overnight.

Day 3
Departure after breakfast to Burdur. Visit Sagalassos, city of emperors, well preserved ancient city of Mediterranean. The ruins of the city are sited on Taurus Mountains. Recently, Sagalassos was placed on UNESCO Tentative World Heritage List.
İnsuyu Cave, second largest cave of the world. Lake at an altitude of 900 m. The cave is 597 m. in length. The stalactites and stalagmites formed by dissolution of caustic rocks presents a spectacular sight. The water in the cave is curing for diabetes. Lunch of special shish-kebab in Burdur. Drive to Salda Lake, one of the deepest, cleanest and most lucid lakes, 64 km west of Burdur at an altitude of 1140 m. from sea level. White beach of the lake is reminiscent of the rock structure of Planet Mars. The lake offering water sports; swimming, sailing, diving, also has an opportunity for birdwatchers with considerable species of water birds. Salda also has a ski Resort as a winter tourism center of the region. Return back to Isparta. Dinner at hotel & overnight.
Day 4
Departure after breakfast. Visit to Ethnographic Museum of 2500 different handmade Carpets & Kilim. Lunch of well-kebab at Kebapçı Kadir. Transfer to Isparta airport for flight to İstanbul.