Lakes: In terms of numbers of lakes, the Eastern Anatolia region is the richest. It contains Turkey's largest, Lake Van (3713 sq.km.). There are also many lakes in west Tourus Mountains area; the Beyşehir and Eğridir lakes. Important lakes are; the second largest lake in Turkey, Tuzgölü, Burdur, Sapanca, Iznik, Ulubat, Manyas (bird sanctuary), Akşehir, and Eber. As a result of the construction of dams during the past thirty years, several large dam lakes have come into existence in the Eastern Anatolia such as, Keban, Karakaya, and Atatürk
Drive an exciting route along winding roads, through dense pine forests. Many of the trees soar to heights of up 65 feet (20 meters). Navigate your way through rural hazards, such as flocks of sheep, and look out for traditionally dressed village women. You will come across mountain villages, and look out for wildlife. This is an ideal tour to take from Kemer when you want a break from the heat of the beach, with cooler temperatures in the mountains, you will also get the chance to jump into refreshing waterfalls.
Driving in convoy, make your way through narrow tracks, ascending the Taurus Mountains to a height of almost 5,000 feet (1,500 meters). Enjoy breathtaking views as you drive, and stop by a riverside or rural cottage restaurant for a delicious lunch.
At the end of one dusty trail, you can take a refreshing dip in the secret waterfalls of Selale, hidden among the trees. Jump into the crystal cool waters and feel the grime of the day wash away.
JEEP SAFARI PROGRAM and ROUTE: Depart from Kemer at about 09:00 am, along the way of Aslanbucak, a small town and going by Kesmebogazi, Somakseri, Gedeleme, Kucuk Ovacik. Here we will have a tea break in a Traditional Turkish village house. Our will tour continue on the road to mountain Ovacik, Sogucaksu, Agalaryolu . We will take a break in the famous cedar forests, and then drive on to Altinyaka where we will arrive around 13.00. Here we will have our lunch at the restaurant enjoying their well known delicious fresh Speckled Trout. At around 14:30 pm, we will depart from Altinyaka along the road to Golcuk, Saraycik, Kuzcayolu small villages and at 15.30 pm we arrive at then Alakir stream. We will have a swimming break here. (weather permitting). At 16:00 pm , we depart from Alakir in the direction of Sogutcumasi, Ucoluk Plateau, Ovacik, Kizilgol, Cinarlipinar and then we get on the road to Kesmebogaz. Here we will have a break under a stone bridge. The Jeep safari tour will finishes in Kemer at around 18:00 pm.
Jeep Safari is an unforgettable adventure. If you prefer, you can take control of the jeep under our leadership or you can give control to our driver or another guest who would like to drive. Visiting a small Turkish village, bathing break in the mountain river, the lunch in the small local restaurant are the highlights of this adventurous trip.
Included in the price: Pick up and drop-off at your hotel Jeep safari with 4, 6, and 8-seat jeeps Lunch (3 Courses with Turkish Tea)
Did you know that Anatolia played a crucial role in the organization and spread of Christianity. The religious councils, which are integral to Christianity, were all convened in Anatolia. -Nicaea Council (325 AC) -First Constantinople Council (381 AC) -Ephesos Council (431 AC) -Chalcedon Council (451 AC) -Second Constantinople Council (553 AC) -Third Constantinople Council ( 680-681 AC) -Second Nicae Council (787 AC) -Fourth Constantinople Council ( 869-870 AC)