After arriving at Trabzon Int’l Airport, we begin our trip with visiting the 4th centurySumela 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 Gümüshane 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 . Check-in to hotel, dinner and overnight at Hotel Usta ** (D)
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 Akçaabat, lunch at a seaside restaurant serving famous Akcaabat Meatball. In the afternoon we drive to Uzungöl (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, dinner and overnight at Inan Kardesler Hotel & Bungalows (S) (B,D)
Today we are leaving from Uzungöl. 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 before sundown, check-in our wooden hotel, dinner and overnight at Kuspuni Mountain House (S) (B, D)
We’ll have time to explore that beautiful Alpine Plateau Ayder, traditionally dressed village ladies, thermal spring, waterfalls dropping down from hundreds metres and beautiful plateau houses are going to be of interest of you. We drive to Ortan villiage and have great view of Hemsins’ mountain villiages on the side of firtina river And leaving for Caglayan Valley in Findikli town to see typical laz houses and panoramic tea plantations then we drive back to Trabzon Airport for a homebound flight and say farewell. (B)
3 Nights Half Board accommodation
Modern, spacious, air-conditioned, vehicle for land transportation.