Day 1 Morning flight to TRABZON. Visit to the 4th. century SUMELA MONASTERY, keeping the remains of magnificent frescoes, built at an altitude of 1300 meters in ALTINDERE NATIONAL PARK. Later on drive up to ZİGANA MOUNTAIN, crossing it with spectacular views of mountain villages. Arrive at GÜMÜŞHANE to visit KARACA CAVE, considered as the most beautiful cave in Turkiye for its colors and formations. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2 Departure after breakfast to explore the highlights of TRABZON, where the most attractive points are: 13th century Byzantine church ST. SOPHIA MUSEUM, ATATURKS' S MANSION, BOZTEPE, LADIES' BAZAAR and SERA LAKE. Lunch at a seaside restaurant serving famous Akçaabat Meatball. In the afternoon, drive to Uzungöl (Long Lake), a hidden paradise in the PONTIC ALPS. Hike around the lake and the village. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Start after breakfast for Uzungol, lovely alpine lake. Short break at Rize for a panoramic view of the city from the BOTANIC GARDEN. Arrive at FIRTINA (Storm) VALLEY which takes you to AYDER PLATEAU. Before arriving Ayder, you will see ÇAMLIHEMŞİN, KONAKLAR, ŞENYUVA BRIDGE and ZİL KALE. Gentle trekking to GÖKSU WATERFALL which is the highest and most beautiful in the region. Arrive to AYDER before the fascinating sunset. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4 Departure after breakfast to explore the beautiful Alpine Plateau Ayder until noon. Traditionally dressed village ladies, thermal spring waterfalls dropping down from hundreds of meters, beautiful plateau houses. Afternoon transfer to Trabzon Airport for flight to İstanbul.
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Tour Includes: Round trip tickets, tranfers, half-board accommodation at 4* hotels (breakfast & dinner), professional guidance, museum entrance fees, lunch during tours and V.A.Tax (18%); excludes drinks and transfer from the bus station to the hotel in Istanbul in the bus package.
By Plane: 1 hour 40 minutes / way