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Black Sea Family Adventure

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Day 1: Trabzon

Stop At: Sumela Monastery, Trabzon Turkey
Your tour starts with a warm welcome from your experienced local guide at Trabzon, a delightful port city influenced by Greeks, Medes, Hellenes, Byzantines and more. These civilisations and empires created a fascinating blend of culture, history and architectural beauties to be explored. First stop is Sumela, a dramatically situated monastery, perched high on the cliff-side with its breath-taking views. Kids will be fascinated by the location of this hidden gem. A local favourite, Akcaabat meatball, will satisfy your taste buds and will be crowd pleaser after the picturesque hike up and down the monastery.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum, Fatih Mah.Ayasofya Sok. Merkez Karadeniz manzarali, sahil karşisi., Trabzon Turkey
If you have seen Istanbul before, older parts of the city might feel like a miniature version of it without the head spinning crowds. As part of the old town, you will get to learn Aya Sofya, rare surviving examples of 13th century Byzantine architecture with extraordinary New Testament frescoes and a striking Ottoman-era monument, Ortahisar Mosque, before enjoying a delicious local dinner and retiring to your hotel in the city
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 4 Star hotel, 1 Night, Trabzon

Day 2: Artvin

Stop At: Kamilet Vadisi, 08290 Arılı/Arhavi/Artvin, Turkey
Today you start your journey to Kamilet Valley with its very rich flora. Go over the 18th century twin bridges with their high arches and be intrigued by their architectural wonder.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mencuna Waterfalls, Arhavi Kamilet Vadisi 4.km, Artvin Turkey
A short trek will take you to one of the highest waterfalls of the country. During spring months, it is more powerful and colder with the freshly melted glacier that feeds it. Imagine the excitement on your child’s face as mother nature is showing off her power.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Borcka Karagol Tabiat Parki, Artvin Turkey
After a chance to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, get ready to meet Karagol and be mesmerised by the beauty that surrounds it. You can take a walk around the lake, hire a rowing boat, let the kids have a go or sit and enjoy its serenity.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Macahel, Camili Bucağı, 08490 Borçka/Artvin, Turkey
Next stop will be your hotel up in the mountains surrounded by heavenly nature in the village of Macahel, a biosphere protected by UNESCO. The local family at your hotel will serve you your delicious dinner.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Mountain Hotel, 1 Night, Macahel

Day 3: Macahel

Stop At: Maral Selalesi, Macahel Vadisi, Artvin Turkey
Today will focus on Macahel with its unspoilt views and nature that leaves a deep memory in people’s minds. Fuel up with locally sourced breakfast and put your trekking shoes on as the waterfalls and highlands of this region are not accessible by a vehicle after a certain point- which helps keep the area so raw. Kids will keep adding to their knowledge of nature today and don't forget to bring your swimwear because we think you might be tempted to take a refreshing dip. If not, Maral waterfall will give you a thrill by merely being near it as it is falling down from 64 meters high
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: İremit Camii, Unnamed Road, Maralköy/, 08490 Maralköy/Borçka/Artvin, Turkey
Visit local mosques with their colourful wooden detailing. First one before lunch: Iremit and next one after lunch: Camili. You will want to have your camera ready for these stops.
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Sarpi Checkpoint, E70, Sarpi, Georgia
Before you begin your journey to cross the border to explore a completely new country: Georgia, you will get to learn about the history of the relationship of two neighbouring countries.

Stop At: Monument Ali and Nino, Batumi Georgia
Another night of fun, local dance and music awaits you in Batumi to accompany your authentic dinner. To finish off the night, you can join your group and take a gentle stroll in the town to watch a show that will please the big and the small kids- ‘Batumi by night’ light and water show next to Ali and Nino Monument. Hear the story of courage and love from your guide.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 5 start notel, 1 night, Batumi

Day 4: Batumi, Georgia

Stop At: Europe Square, Memed Abashidze Avenue, Batumi Georgia
Travelling is probably one of the most fun way of learning. Discover the cultural and historical sites of Batumi including the Medea Monument. Feel surprised by the variety of buildings and structures that will move you from one century to another as you walk through the streets of this Georgian city
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Church of St. Nicholas, Parnavaz Mepe St., 20, Batumi Georgia
The St Nicholas Church is located in the very center of Batumi. This Church is more than 150 years old and it is one of the oldest churches in the city. It is not only a cultic monument but also one of the city’s most beautiful architectural and historical monuments.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Batumi Botanical Gardens, Mtsvane Kontskhi (Green Cape), Batumi Georgia
​Before your cross the border back into Turkey enjoy the botanical gardens that will take you to a different world with its views and ancient trees.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hopa, 08600 Hopa/Artvin, Turkey
A short stop to meet the hawks of the region and hear stories from falconry experts. Kids will be interested in petting and learning about them.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ayder Yaylasi, Camlihemsin 53890 Turkey
Begin your journey across the border to start discovering the Firtina Valley, with its lush green Swiss-Alps like Kackar mountains and traditionally dressed village women and local entertainment at your own pace before capping off the day with a local meal and settling into your hotel for the night.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Boutique hotel, 1 Night, Ayder

Day 5: Camlihemsin

Stop At: Firtina Deresi, Ardesen 2 km batisinda, Rize Turkey
For those of you who would like to get their heart pumping a little faster, you will have a chance to do rafting or zip-line over Firtina River. Or you could take a walk around the valley and discover some hidden spots at your own pace.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Zilkale, Firtina Valley, Camlihemsin 53780 Turkey
A little drive will take you to a medieval castle that once guarded the passage of Silk Road. Castles are magical for kids and sometimes adults too! Zilkale Castle stands strong as a stark contrast to the backdrop of the deep green forest that surrounds it. Get ready to feel the tingle in your spine when you look down at the valley below.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Palovit Selalesi, Kackar Daglari Milli Parki, Camlihemsin Turkey
Next stop is Palovit, the waterfall with the highest flow in the city. You can either enjoy the scenery from the top or take the steps down to the base of it to get up close with it and feel the mist on your face.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Huser YaylasI, Camlihemsin Turkey
Enjoy the ride up to Huser, a captivating table top with views of rugged mountains and deep valleys. Most days, the fog rolls in and gives you the magical experience of being over a sea of clouds. A signature experience of tour: The swing over the clouds, another heart pumping moment for those that are keen. On your hike down to your hotel, keep enjoying the fresh mountain air and atmosphere that wash away your worries.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ayder Yaylasi, Camlihemsin 53890 Turkey
Explore Ayder valley with its traditionally dressed village women and local entertainment at your own pace while your child can attend one of the workshops on learning local skills (weave a stool, milking a cow and making yoghurt, harvesting tea, or weaving a basket from corn husks) Adults can have a go too.

Satisfy your tastebuds with a regional dish and maybe join the circle of horon- a local dance paired up with the traditional bagpipe and free-style songs sang by locals.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Boutique Hotel, 1 Night, Ayder

Day 6: Camlihemsin

Stop At: Konaklar, Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
Before you go up the mountains, walk through the historical houses of Konaklar town and learn about their history and admire their beauty. Your lunch will be served in a traditional house with great atmosphere. Another hidden away waterfall and a watermill awaits for your exploration. There will be another chance to try another workshop today for the kids.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Çat Vadisi Doğa Köyü, Çatköy Köyü Yolu, 53780 Çatköy/Çamlıhemşin/Rize, Turkey
To finish your tour on a high note, you will visit the village that has inspired this tour, Cat Village. In front of you, the frost tipped mountains, around you, local stone and wood houses sitting on green fields and at the bottom Firtina river turning and bending, making its mark in the valley as it is rushing to get to the Black Sea.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ayder Yaylasi, Camlihemsin 53890 Turkey
Your belly full with delicious food and mind with the memories of a lifetime, your tour will come to an end. From here the choice is yours! Head back to Trabzon Airport with your tour guide or stay and explore the region a bit longer
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Trabzon Airport, Konaklar, 61010 Merkez/Trabzon, Turkey
Departure Time
8/2/2020 - 8/2/2020Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Duration
6 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 5x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Sumela Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Mencuna Waterfalls
  • Entry/Admission - Borcka Karagol Tabiat Parki
  • Entry/Admission - Maral Selalesi
  • Entry/Admission - Church of St. Nicholas
  • Entry/Admission - Batumi Botanical Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Zilkale
  • Entry/Admission - Ayder Yaylasi
Exclusions
  • Transportation to and from the pick up location
  • Any meal or drinks that is not part of the inclusion
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Firtina Deresi
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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