Sumela Monastery, Karaca Cave and Zigana Daily Group Tour

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Are you ready for a wonderful trip full of visits to Altındere National Park, Sümela Monastery, Historical Zigana Pass (2050m), Karaca Cave, Torul Glass Terrace and Hamsiköy with our day trip departing from Trabzon?
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Duration 9 hours Depature time is 09.30 am
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19 This tour has increased the health and safety practices to ensure a safe experience.
Small group Limited to 10 participants.
Highlights
  • check_circle_outlineExplore the natural beauties of Altındere National Park and historical Sumela Monastery.
  • check_circle_outlineTravel through the historic Zigana Pass and Zigana Tunnel, visit Karaca Cave and Torul SkyWalk Terrace.
  • check_circle_outlineTake a break in Hamsiköy and taste the famous rice pudding.
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According to your reservation preference, you can join our daily tour to Sumela Monastery, Karaca Cave, Torul SkyWalk Terrace and Hamsiköy, which departs from Trabzon at 9.30 am.

We are moving to Sumela Monastery located in Altındere National Park. The Sumela Monastery, which is located on the steep slope of Karadağ Mount rising from the valley, can be reached by the local minibuses in the National Park. [Due to the restoration, Sumela Monastery will be closed between 03 November 2020 and 31 January 2021. For this reason, monastery can only be seen from the outside.] After the free time given for the visit to Sumela Monastery, we meet in our vehicle and move again for the Historical Zigana Pass. We have a lunch break at a local restaurant on the road.

Zigana Pass, which was one of the most important passages of the historical Silk Road, has connected the East Anatolia and Iran to the West throughout the history. We visit the Zigana Tunnel, and then we arrive at Karaca Cave located within the provincial borders of Gümüşhane. After the visit to Karaca Cave, which is an art gallery with its stalactites, stalagmites and travertines, we take a break at the factory outlet store that sells the famous Pestil (dried layers of fruit pulp) and coals of the Black Sea.

Our next stop is Torul SkyWalk Terrace. We move to Hamsiköy after the Torul Skywalk Terrace, where you will feel the adrenaline intensely. At the same time, we do not miss the chance to taste the famous rice pudding at Hamsiköy which will fascinate you by the view of Hamsiköy Road, which is the Historical (Old) Zigana Road.

At the end of the day, we arrive at Zenofon Tours in Trabzon, where our tour has started, and we leave with the hope to meet on another trip.

Includes
  • check_circle_outlineTransportation by new model air conditioned vehicle
  • check_circle_outlineAdmission fee for Altındere National Park
  • highlight_offMuseum and Entrance fees
  • highlight_offLunch
  • highlight_offShuttle service fee
Meeting point
Atatürk Square (Meydan)

We arrive 10 minutes before the tour departure time, across McDonald's in Atatürk Area (Square). The tour vehicle will meet you shortly after its departure.

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Important informations
  • Before departure we will contact you for the list of participants.
  • Guests at the meeting places and the hotel must be ready at the requested time. Otherwise the tour will move without you.
  • Depends on weather conditions our guide/agent can change by the course of a program.
  • After arriving to Altındere, due to the restriction for tour vehicles to go up the Monastery, our guests should take the Shuttle Services to the monastery..
US$ 17.78 Per person
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event Earliest availability: 1 Feb 2021
COVID-19 safety measures
done Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff.
done Face masks provided for travelers.
done Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
done Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
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