General

Tour Style : Private Tour

Duration : 7 Days 6 Nights

Departure:Everyday

DAY 1  TRABZON & SUMELA MONASTERY
Meet at Trabzon Int’l Airport, 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 Altındere Valley National Park, return to city centre and visit Ayasofya, a 13 th century church and study extraordinary collection of byzantine frescoes, depart for Gulbahar Hatun Mosque, Ataturk’s Mansion(a picturesque hilside retreat)  visit Ortahisar Mosque (a Comneni cathedral in the old town) drive to Boztepe, enjoy your tea with the panoramic view of the city. Check-in to hotel, dinner and overnight at Hotel Usta Park 4 Star

DAY 2  TRABZON, UZUNGOL, DEMIRKAPI
Depart for Uzungol (long lake), one of the most photogenic locations in the region, lunch at a fish restaurant, a full day excursion to Demirkapi on the foothills of Soganli Mountains, sightseeing around Balikli & Aygır glacier lakes, enjoy the panorama with beautifull landscapes, return to Uzungol, it’s a hidden paradise in the Pontic Alps. We hike around the lake and village surrounded by emerald green forests and check-in to our boutique hotel, dinner and overnight at Inan Kardesler Hotel (S)

DAY 3  UZUNGOL, RIZE, AYDER
Sightseeing at Uzungol. And depart for Ayder, visit to a tea factory, 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 Valley which takes us to Ayder Plateau, 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 Kuşpuni Mountain House (S)

DAY 4  AYDER, CAGLAYAN VALLEY, BORCKA-KARAGOL, MACAHEL
Sightseeing at Ayder, enjoy the panorama with many of waterfalls, traditionally dressed village ladies, thermal baths and lush green forests on the foothills of the magnificient Kachkar Mountains. 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 to Borçka sightseeing around Karagol (Black Lake) and pass Mt. Karchal to get to Macahel, famous for its untouched nature, local life and Caucasus bee honey, dinner and overnight at Tema Guest House (S)

DAY 5  MACAHEL ( CAMILI )
Discover Macahel, the area is renowned throughout Turkey for its intensive practices of beekeeping and the high quality of honey it produces, a short brief about beekeeping and visit nicely decorated wooden mosques of Macahel and Maral villiages, hiking to Maral fall and sightseeings in Efeler Valley and Kayalar villiage, dinner and overnight at Tema Guest House (S)

DAY 6  MACAHEL & ARTVIN & KARS
Drive to Kars, following the fastest flowing River Coruh valley reach Artvin, visit Hell’s Gorge at Ardanuc and have a scenic drive to Kars via Savsat Sahara National Park, arrival in Kars, dinner & overnight at Grand Ani Otel 4 Star

DAY 7  KARS 
Drive to Ani, visit medievel armenian capital from 10’th C, Ani Ruins at the Turkish-Armenian border and return Kars, the city is very well planned especially during Russian invasion before World War I. And have a great castle with many chuches before 12.th centry, visit Kars Castle and The Holly Apostles Church, transfer to Kars or Erzurum airport and say farewell….

What is included

  • Internal Flight Tickets Istanbul to Trabzon and Kars or Erzurum to Istanbul
  • 6 nights accommodations at 3 - 4 stars hotels
  • Modern, spacious, air-conditioned, vehicle for land transportation
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • 12 meals : 6  Breakfasts,  and 6 dinners
  • Parking, portage, tipping (except guide, driver), tolls
  • Admission fees to sights and museums
  • V.A.T.

Not included

  • Air and departure taxes
  • Bottled beverages or alcohol
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas, laundry, and personal items

Hotels, Prices, Booking

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Hotels we use

TRABZON :USTA PARK HOTEL http://www.ustaparkhotel.com/

AYDER: HAŞİMOĞLU HOTEL www.hasimogluotel.com

UZUNGOL: Inan Kardesler Hotel & Bungalows www.inankardesler.com.tr

KARS :GRAND ANI HOTEL

Tour code

YK697

Per Adult in Double or Twin Room

875 EUR

Per Adult in Triple Room

745 EUR

Per Adult in Single Room

1345

Per child 7-11 years old (under 12)

559 EUR

Per child 3-6 years old

373 EUR

Per child 0-2 years old

186 EUR

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