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We start the day with a pick up and drive to Macka Altindere Valley National Park. Getting off at the entrance of the park, get transfered to another smaller vehicle provided by the park authorities to climb up to the entrance of the Sumela Monastery and this ride takes almost 10 minutes. Upon arrival we visit the beautiful Greek Orthodox Monastery dates back to the late 4th century AD built during the reign of the Emperor Theodosius. It reached its present form in the 13th century after gaining prominence during the existence of the Empire Trebizond.
After Sumela Monastery we drive to one of the most beautiful villages of the city called Hamsikoy which is famous with its incredible nature and home made pudding.
We then move to Zigana pass which connects the Black Sea coastline to Eastern Anatolia and Limni lake located on the summit of the Mount Zigana, have free time here to enjoy the beautiful nature.
We will leave the Limni lake after free time and taking nice photos, drive back to the city center and finish the day by dropping you off at your hotel.
Blue line: Driving route
Visited locations: Macka Altindere Valley National Park, Sumela Monastery, Hamsikoy, Zigana pass, Zigana mountain, Limni lake
General Information & Conditions
* Phone call needed for last minute reservations
* This tour is operated with driver only, no licenced guide will attend
* We kindly request our guests to be ready 15 minutes prior to departure time. Guests need to arrive promptly at the meeting points given by Tourkeystay, or the tour will proceed without them
* 30% discount applies for children aged 2-7. Children under 2 tour free of charge
* Tours will only be refunded if cancelled more than 72 hours prior to commencement
* Effective sales rates of the Turkish central bank are valid for payments
* Tourkeystay is not responsible for any loss or theft of belongings during the tour
* Due to traffic conditions beyond our control, pick up may be delayed
* Parking and road tolls
* VAT is included in the rates
* Pick up and drop off at your accommodation
* Transportation in A/C non-smoking vehicle with professional driver and his daily expenses
* Private group tour
* Entrance fees
* Suggested optional activities
* Tip of the driver
* Items as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
* Personal expenses
* Any other expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
* Pick up by 10:00, drop off by 19:00
* Pick up locations: Central Trabzon hotels