Western & Eastern Black Sea
Western Black Sea Package
Tour Details
Tour Code: Season 2015 - All rates in EURO
Visiting: Abant, Safranbolu & Amasra • Single Person: Ask for a price
• Duration: 8 days - 7 nights • Per person on Double: Ask for a price
• Departures: Everyday all year-round • Per person on Triple: Ask for a price
 
Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Seven Lakes and Abant Lake Tour Visiting 7 lakes which are found to be different altitudes from each other and at the same time connected with each other on foot. You find seven small lakes in a valley formed as the result of a landslide: Büyükgöl (Big Lake), Seringöl (Cool Lake), Deringöl (Deep Lake), Nazlýgöl (Elegant Lake), Küçükgöl (Small Lake), Incegol (Thin Lake) and Sazlýgöl (Reedy Lake). The lakes are on an area of 550 hectares, while the National Park they are located in is 2019 hectares. The area is among the best-known trekking destinations in the region. There are only small bungalows belonging to the Forestry Ministry where visitors who want to linger can stay. Deer and trout production farms are also in the area. An entrance fee is paid according to the type of vehicle and the number of visitors. Tables, fire pits and fountains are available for picnickers. Fishing is available in Yedigöller between April 1st and September 1st. We will then have some lunch and depart for Abant Lake. Abant is most probably the most famous lake in Turkey. It is 30 kilometres away from Bolu, and you can reach it from the crossing on the Ankara-Istanbul highway. The lake is at the end of a 22-kilometer drive. The seven-kilometre walk around the lake offers a great opportunity to enjoy the area. Those who don't wish to walk can ride by horseback or complete the tour on a horse cart. Abant lake is surrounded with pine trees. The manner in which the lake was formed is a topic of discussion. Its deepest point is 45 meters. The countryside is pleasantly different in each season. Water lilies embellish the surface in summer. It is also famous for its trout. Later, we will have free time for shopping at the bazaar in the village. Spend your overnight stay near Abant in a traditional village house.

Day 2 - Safranbolu After breakfast, We have a walk to the historical Safranbolu Bazaar. We then visit Cinci Hodja Caravanserai, Cici Hodja Bath, Kaymakamlar House (Museum), Izzet Mehmet Pashamosque and more. Continue to Kastamonu, we visit government house, Kaya tomb, Seyh Saban-i Veli Mausoleum, Nasrullah Seyh Mosque and more historical sites. Overnight in authentic wooden houses in Safronbolu.

Day 3 - Ilgarini Cave Pinarbasi Today we will depart for Ilgarini Cave, which is in the region of Pinarbasi (northwest of Kastamonu), it is one of the largest naturally formed caves in Turkey. It is a wonderful place for trekking and exploration off the beaten path. The cave had been composed by two sections. The cave is an active one and the stalactite and stalagmite volcanic activity still continues. A chapel and a burial ground were found in this cave. Ilgarini Cave was chosen as the 4th biggest cave in the world. There are no roads to IIgarini Cave so we will be trekking to the Cave so make sure you bring suitable footwear. Overnight in Pinarbasi.

Day 4 - Ilýsu Waterfall & Varla Canyon. After breakfast we will visit Ilýsu Waterfall which is at Küre national Park, near Pýnarbaþý, which is in the town and district of the Kastamonu Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. After lunch you can either relax in the surroundings of this beautiful natural Turkish village or you can take a walk to the Varla Canyon. The walk to the Canyon is about 4km. Overnight in Pinarbasi.

Day 5 - Comlekciler Village Horse Riding After breakfast depart for Comlekciler Koyu this village has fantastic horse riding facilities which you can do as an optional activity. Horse riding is not only for the advanced riders they have lessons and treks for beginners also. This village is rich in natural beauty. All meals are home made the farm produce all their own vegetables, butter and milk. If you are interested in doing a week’s horse riding adventure then this can also be arranged. Overnight in Comlekciler Village.

Day 6 - Halacoglu Valley Tour After breakfast we depart for Halacoglu Valley. We will visit this valley by different methods of transport such a horses or tractors and a little bit of walking. This is one of the best valleys in this area. You can smell and breathe in the fresh mountain air. We will have a fantastic traditional Turkish BBQ lunch set in luscious green surroundings. On the way you will get to see many farms and shepherds who still work in this area. You will see how friendly everyone is in this area. Overnight in Comlekciler Village.

Day 7 - Amasra – Akcakoca Tour After breakfast, you will depart from your hotel to the ancient city of Amasra. A beautiful 1 hour scenic drive through the mountains, canyons and little villages, where we will stop along the way so you can take pictures of this spectacularly beautiful region. Once you get there you will have free time to discover Amasra. Visit Ceneviz Castle, historical streets and houses of Akcakoca. Akcakoca is one of the most beautiful places on the Western Black Sea coast, and famous for its fish and over 20 different Turkish vegetable dishes. Make sure you sample the local dishes before you leave. Akcakoca is the last stop of the tour before we depart back to Istanbul we will meet for one last get together at one of the restaurants. Overnight in Akcakoca.

Day 8 - After breakfast depart for Istanbul.

 
Your Accommodation
Hotels are subject to change based on the availability. Hotels can be upgraded upon request.
 
What is included
• 7 nights hotel accommodation
• Services of professionally licensed guides.
• ... meals: ... breakfasts, ... lunch.
• Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicles on tours.
• All taxes, entrance & museum fees, baggage handling. (unless otherwise stated)
 
What is not included
• International airfares.
• VISA needed for Turkey.
• Tips to guide, driver, hotel staff etc.
• Items of a personal nature.
• Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast).
• Travel Insurance and medical services.
 


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