Embark on an unforgettable adventure with our “Rising Highlands: Gito Badara Discovery Tour.” Discover the stunning beauty of the Gito and Badara Highlands, nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Rize, Turkey. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature as you explore breathtaking valleys, ancient bridges, cascading waterfalls, and majestic mountains. This tour promises an exhilarating experience, capturing the essence of the region’s natural wonders.
Our journey begins at 8:00 am as we meet at the designated location and hop aboard our vehicle. Our first stop is the Ortan Bridge, a remarkable structure located in the Çat Valley of Çamlıhemşin district, Rize. This ancient bridge, with its circular arch design, connects the Ortanköy and Armanlı neighborhoods, forming a link between Hemşin-Üsküt Pass and Çamlıhemşin. Take a moment to capture memorable photographs as we pause at this iconic landmark. After approximately an hour's drive, we arrive at the Gito and Badara Highlands, situated at an elevation of 2070 meters in the Çat Valley. Witness the awe-inspiring panoramic views of the Kaçkar Mountains, Altıparmak Mountains, and Toros Mountains. Indulge in a delicious lunch amidst the beauty and serenity of Gito Highland. Following our time at Gito, we proceed to the enchanting Şimşir Forests, where you can revel in the peaceful ambiance and take more scenic photographs. Our next destination is Palovit Waterfall, one of the highest-flowing waterfalls in Rize, cascading from a height of 15 meters. Experience the mesmerizing beauty of this natural wonder. Concluding our visit to Palovit Waterfall, we head to Zil Castle, perched atop a steep rock formation on Avup Mountain. Built approximately 750 meters above sea level and around 100 meters above the riverbed, Zil Castle offers a captivating sight. Originally named "Zir Kale," meaning "Lower Castle," it earned the nickname "Zil Kale" from the local community. We conclude the day's adventures at this historic site. Join us on this exhilarating "Rising Highlands: Gito Badara Discovery Tour" and immerse yourself in the unspoiled beauty of the region's highlands, cascading waterfalls, and architectural marvels.