Sumela Monastery Tour from Trabzon

Sumela Monastery Tour from Trabzon

Starts in: Trabzon Available: Every day
Private Guided Tour
Air Conditioned Transport
Entrance Fees Included
8 hour tour
From $49Per person
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Sumela Monastery Tour from Trabzon Highlights


Stop in the beautiful Altindere Valley for a scenic view at the roiling waterfalls


Discover the incredible Sumela Monastery, which is over 1600 years old , carved into a steep cliff


Enter the wondrous Karaca Cave, 1,150 meters above sea level, and discover its natural beauty


Drive through Cosandere Valley and the Zigana Pass, which are parts of the ancient Silk Road

Why we chose this tour

Our Sumela Monastery Tour from Trabzon takes you to the awe-inspiring Sumela Monastery, carved out the precipitous cliffs dangling above the steep valley below. You'll learn about the rich and fascinating history of this architectural oddity while marveling at the natural beauty that surrounds you, from the roaring waterfalls to hidden caves. Your guide will take you to a small local village for an authentic culinary experience that is unique to this isolated region right off of the critically important Silk Road. Dive into history and the splendid nature and interesting history of this area to round out your travels to Turkey. This tour is available every day and leaves with guaranteed departures.

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Sumela Monastery Tour from Trabzon Itinerary

9:30-10:00 - Pickup from Trabzon
  • We will pick you up from centralized hotels in Trabzon.
Guided tour Sumela, Karaca Caves and more
  • Our first stop will be the Altindere National Park with its natural waterfalls, babbling brooks, and verdant forests. You'll be given the chance to admire the scenic views across the landscape, and take some photos to memorialize this splendid experience.
  • From the waterfalls, you will take a 15 minute walk to the Sumela Monastery Observation point. Admire the marvelous monastery that was carved into the cliffs over a 1,000 years, and suspended 300 meters above the rolling valley below. Don't miss the breathtaking views over the forest below.
  • The next stop will be Cosandere Valley, where you have some free time to explore the nature on your own, from the roiling river to the towering trees.
  • You will stop for a lunch break at Zigana Pass, a strategic trading point along the ever-important Silk Road trade route.
  • After lunch we will continue to the ancient Tortul Castle. Take a walk on the 240 meter high glass observation platform and experience the unmatched views from above.
  • One of the highlights of our tour will be the guided tour of the Karaca Caves, located 1,150 meters above sea level, with an otherworldly underground beauty.
  • The final stop of the day will be the Hamsikoy region, made of 5 villages, which work and live together as one community. The Hamsikoy region is famous for its agricultural products and traditional recipes such as the "Sutlac" pudding, which you'll be given the chance to taste for yourself!
18:00 Drop off in Trabzon
  • You will be dropped off at the same location you were picked up from.
NB - all timings on Sumela Monastery Tour from Trabzon are approximate
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Important Details

Transportation to and from Trabzon
Fully guided tourĀ 
Lunch (Chicken Shish Kebab or Meatballs with rice, soup and salad); Vegetarian option available
Entrance fees
Personal travel insurance
What to Bring
Walking shoes
Essential Information
Children under 2 years join free of charge but must sit on the lap
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