Allow us to take you on our Ultimate Adventure through the Reflections of Taurus – journey through the stunning Taurus mountains, onto the Lisinia Project – a unique wildlife conservation centre and organic medicinal research facility – immerse yourself in the decadence of nearby magnificent lavender, rose and sage fields – responsible for 90% of the worlds supply of the essences of each product, culminating in a fabulous sunset at the breathtaking Salda Lake.
Twice a month we will begin our trip by collecting you from your accommodation in our minibus at 8.30am. Enjoy a simple but delicious picnic breakfast on board as we travel towards our first destination. The journey to reach here lasts approximately 3 hours so we will ensure to have plenty of comfort breaks along the way, as well as frequent stops at places of particular beauty for photograph opportunities. As we travel we will show you the seemingly endless wonders of the Taurus Mountains – so stunning you will be unable to tear your eyes away from what you see before you. Words cannot do justice to the view you will experience.
Our first stop at approximately midday will be at the famous Muhtarın Yeri Restaurant. As we begin to approach our destination the unbelievable views of Burdur Lake will being to appear in front of you. The restaurant is situated directly opposite the lake so once we arrive, stretch your legs and walk around the beautiful grounds with the views surrounding you before sitting down for a sumptuous feast. This venue is renowned for it’s speciality meat dishes – lamb, beef, chicken are all cooked in a top secret way resulting in a taste sensation you will never experience anywhere else. Accompanied by homemade soups, a range of mezzes and breads, delicious deserts and a complimentary alcoholic or non alcoholic drink, this will be the first of many experiences you have today that you will never forget. (Vegetarian options are also available)
After an hour or so here we will reboard the bus and make a short fifteen minute journey along the lake road allowing you a closer look at this wonderful scenery, after which we will be proud to introduce you to The Lisinia Project. The Lisinia Project is the life’s work of veterinarian Öztürk Sarıca. Here sick and wounded wildlife are treated and whenever possible returned back to the wild. Currently being cared for are wolves, eagles, jackals, hawks, storks, wild boars and many more. Sample the home brewed organic lavender tea or water as you are educated in the history behind the project and the way it runs, as well as learning about the pure, organic products that are made from the vast lavender, rose and sage fields nestled in the grounds near to the wildlife rehabilitation centre. The essences extracted from the flowers that grow in these fields are used in 90% of the worlds organically scented lavender and rose products. It is a truly humbling and awe inspiring atmosphere and one which we know you will adore. There is no entrance fee and the project does not accept donations from anybody. It is self-supporting by selling its pure, natural products to visitors; the area in which they make the products from the raw materials will be fully operational when we visit so you will have the opportunity to observe the process and even participate. The project has also invested significant time and energy into research behind the causes of cancer and truly believe that educating people on the importance of living an organic lifestyle can be of benefit – something which you can also learn about thanks to their investigation pods.