Duration: 07 Days / 06 Nights
Sites: Trabzon, Sumela Monastry, Uzungol, Rize, Ayder, Karagol, Artvin, Yusufeli, Erzurum
Run: 17 June / 01 July / 12 August
DAY 01 – Arrival to Trabzon
On arrival to Trabzon Airport, you will be met by an representative and transferred to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Trabzon.
DAY 02 – Sumela Monastry and Karaca Cave
Depart for Sumela Monastery, visit the 4 th century Sumela Monastery, clings to a sheer cliff face in a deep forest, relax beside a fast flowing stream at Altindere Valley National Park, lunch, traveling along the old Silk Road through the Zigana Mountains will take us to Karaca Cave, considered the most beautiful in Turkey for its colors and formations; return to Trabzon. Dinner and overnight in Trabzon.
DAY 03 – Trabzon City and Uzungol
After breakfast, depart for St. Sophia (Ayasofya), a 13'th century church and study extraordinary collection of byzantine frescoes, depart for Gulbahar Hatun Mosque, Castle and Ataturk's Mansion, a picturesque hilside retreat, visit Ortahisar Mosque, a Comneni cathedral in the old town, Girls' Monastery, a nunnery built by Alexios III in 13.th century. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Boztepe. Depart for Uzungöl, one of the most photogenic locations in the region, lunch at a fish restaurant. Dinner and overnight in Uzungol.
DAY 04 – Rize, Firtina Valley, Ayder Plato
Drive to Ayder, visit botany garden and have a panoramic view of Rize, drive to Camlihemsin through the beautifull Firtina Valley, enjoy the panorama with many of waterfalls, stone bridges on firtina valley and lush green forests on the foothills of the magnificient Kackar Mountains, lunch and sightseeing in Ayder. Dinner and overnight in Ayder.
DAY 05 – Ayder, Borcka, Karagol, Artvin
Drive to Artvin, visit Borcka Karagol and ancient Georgian Churches Dolishane, Yeni Rabat (Shetberdi) Church in Ardanuc, you'll be driven beside River Coruh the fastest flowing and best rafting river of Turkey. Dinner and overnight in Artvin.
DAY 06 – Yusufeli and Erzurum
Driving through the River Coruh Valley will take us to other Georgian Churches; Ishan, Oshk-Vank and visit Tortum Waterfalls on the way, lunch en route, drive to Erzurum. Dinner and overnight in Erzurum.
DAY 07 – Erzurum and Transfer to airport
Morning visit Selchuk & Mongolian monuments; Cifte Minareli Medrese, a theological school named for its towering twin minarets, Yakutiye Medrese, built by Mongolian Prince Olcayto in 1308, is topped with a richly tiled minaret. Ulu Mosque and Erzurum Castle, transfer to Erzurum Airport for a homebound flight, and say farewell...
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