Day 01 - Sumela Monastery - Zigana - Karaca Cave After arriving at Trabzon Int'l Airport, we begin our trip with visiting the 4th century Sumela Monastery and Altindere National Park. Later on we drive you up to Zigana Mountain, crossing the mountain with spectacular views of villages on Pontic Mountains. We arrive at Gumushane to visit Karaca Cave, considered the most beautiful in Turkey for its colours and formations. Drive back to our hotel located at the centre of Trabzon. Overnight in Trabzon

Day 02 - Trabzon City Tour - Uzungol Today we will explore the highlights of Trabzon city; study the extraordinary collection of Byzantine frescoes in the 13th century church of St. Sophia, visit Ataturk's Mansion on Soguksu hill facing Black Sea, Girls' Monastery on Boztepe Hill, Sera Lakeon the way to Akcaabat, lunch at a seaside restaurant serving famous Akcaabat Meatball. In the afternoon we drive to Uzungol (long lake). It's a hidden paradise in the Pontic Alps. We hike around the lake and village and check-in to our wooden hotel. Overnight in Uzungol

Day 03 - Rize - Camlihemsin - Zilkale - Ayder Today we are leaving from Uzungol. Short break at Rize for panoramic view of the city from the Botany Garden, we visit kiwi and tea plantations here, then we arrive to Firtina (Storm) Valley which takes us to Ayder Plateau. Before arriving in Ayder we will see Camlihemsin, Konaklar, Senyuva Bridge, Zil Kale. Gentle trekking to Goksu Fall which is the highest and most beautiful in the region. we arrive in Ayder valley before sunset, check-in our wooden hotel. Overnight in Ayder Valley

Day 04 - Ayder - Trabzon Today we have time to explore that beautiful Alpine Plateau is Ayder until noon. Traditionally dressed village ladies, thermal spring, waterfalls dropping down from hundreds metres and beautiful plateau houses are going to be interest of you. In the afternoon we drive to Turkish - Georgian border on Eastern Black Sea coast, after viewing Georgia from Sarpi Gate, we drive along the Black Sea coast back to Trabzon Airport for a homebound flight and say farewell. We hope you had a memorable tour


Sumela Monastery Karaca Cave Uzungol Ayder Plateau

Tour Includes

Return airport transfers4 star and Boutique Hotels in each area1 nights hotel in Trabzon including breakfast and dinner1 night hotel in Uzungol including breakfast and dinner1 night hotel in Ayder including breakfast and dinnerGuided Trabzon Sumela Monastery, Zigana and Karaca Cave TourGuided Trabzon Uzungol TourGuided Riza Firtina Valley and Ayder TourAll entrance fees mentioned in the itineraryTransportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coachProfessional English-speaking tour guides

Tour Not Includes

International flightsPersonal expenses: Lunches, extras at hotel or additional mealsTipping: Tips for guides and driversInsurance: All types

Tour Highlights

Trabzon - Uzungol - Ayder - Trabzon


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