Private tour

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Sumela, Hamsiköy Village and Karaca Cave Private Tour

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Visit Sumela Monastery with a private tour starting from Trabzon, travel on the Historical Silk Road and Zigana Pass. Then, take a break in Hamsiköy after visits to Karaca Cave and Torul SkyWalk Terrace.

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Duration 8 hours

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Guiding service


  • Enjoy the driverguided air-conditioned car and experienced service with your own chauffeured service and adjust the stopping places and times.
  • Explore the natural beauty of Altındere National Park and Historical Sumela Monastery.
  • Travel on the Historical Silk Road and Zigana Pass, visit Karaca Cave and Torul SkyWalk Terrace, then take a break in Hamsiköy

Full description

We start our trip from your hotel or an address at the meeting place and meeting time according to your booking preference.

We start Sumela, Hamsiköy and Karaca Cave Private Tour from Trabzon and move first to Sumela Monastery located in Altındere National Park. After about an hour's journey, we arrive at Altındere National Park. To reach the monastery, we first use shuttle service in the national park. For the last 300 meters, we arrive at Sumela Monastery by using a path through the forest. If you wish, you can take a short break in the cafeteria right next to the monastery, or you can start visiting the Sumela Monastery immediately by using the tickets you buy from the national park toll booths.

After your visit to Sumela Monastery from the guard area, library, kitchen, guest and student area, holy spring and main rock church, we return to our tour vehicle with National Park services. We continue our tour by moving to the historical Zigana Pass. Get a local recipe for your meal at Zigana.

Zigana Pass, one of the most important passages of the historical Silk Road, has been the door of East Anatolia and Iran opening to the West throughout history. We see the Zigana Tunnel, then we arrive at the Karaca Cave located within the provincial borders of Gümüşhane. After a visit to Karaca Cave, which is an art gallery with stalactites, stalagmites and travertines, we take a break at the factory outlet store that sells the famous Pestil and Köme of the Black Sea.

Our next stop is Torul SkyWalk Terrace where the height of the adrenaline will be intense. After the SkyWalk Terrace visit, we move to Hamsiköy the Historical (Old) Zigana Route for testing its famous rice pudding (sütlaç).

At the end of the day, we end up in Trabzon where our tour started, and we bid farewell to meet on another trip.


  • Transportation by driver-guided new model air conditioned vehicle.
  • Pick-Up and drop-off service from your hotel
  • All trips mentioned on the program
  • Admission fees for Sumela Monastery, Karaca Cave and Torul SkyWalk Terrace.
  • Shuttle service fee for the monastery

Important information

  • Before departure we will contact you for the list of participants.
  • Free pick-up and drop-off service from the hotel or address is provided from Trabzon Merkez, Akçaabat, Yomra, Pelitli, and Kaşüstü. Please contact us for your different location requests.
  • 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.

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