Arrival and departure airport transfers
Transportation with comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
5 nights on HB basis (breakfast and dinner) in double/triple room in 4* hotel complex in the area of Razlog/Bansko
Entrance fees for tourist sites visited in the itinerary
Lift passes on the itinerary
Rental of equipment (bicycles, horses) on the itinerary
Professional English-speaking guide/instructor
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Meals (lunch) and drinks
Personal expenses and entrance fees for tourist sites visited individually
Porterage, tips for the guide and the driver
Visa support (if required) and any other documentation and services required by the authorities for entering Bulgaria
SOFIA – BELITSA – RAZLOG – PIRIN MOUNTAIN – SOFIA
6-day excursion from €440
Arrival at Sofia Airport and transfer to Razlog (Balkan Jewel Resort). On the way visit to Rila Monastery, largest monastery complex in Bulgaria, included in UNESCO world heritage list (according to arrival/departure time, this visit can be made on the last day). Accommodation, dinner and overnight in the area of Razlog/Bansko.
Breakfast. Transfer to Belitsa. 12 km from this town is located the Dancing Bears Park, where we will spend half a day. In the past in Bulgaria there were “mechkari”, people who were gaining money by making their bears “dance”. In 1998 this cruel entertainment was officially prohibited in Bulgaria. Two years later a park was settled in Belitsa and now over 20 of the animals live freely in an environment that is natural and suited to their species. It provides the former dancing bears a living environment that is closest to their natural environment: dense forests and hills for walks, digging and privacy, meadows and specially designed sunny places for rest, large pools for swimming and dens for hibernation. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in the area of Razlog/Bansko.
Breakfast. Transfer to Gotse Delchev Hut, located just above the town of Dobrinishte. From Gotse Delchev Hut we take the chairlift to Bezbog Hut (2236 m.a.s.l.), situated in a beautiful area next to Bezbog Peak and the Bezbog Lake. This is already part of the Pririn National Park, which is included in the world natural heritage list of UNESCO. From this point we start our hike. Our goal is to get to Popovo Lake, beautifully situated among the rocky peaks of Pirin. The route may be changed on spot depending on participants’ wishes and abilities. In the evening – return to the hotel, dinner and overnight in the area of Razlog/Bansko.
Breakfast. Today you will enjoy horse riding tour. After breakfast a short transfer leads you to Perivola Riding Centre for half-day excursion – 3 hours of trail ride in Pirin Mountain. The riding plan is flexible and it will change on spot according to the riding experience of the participants. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight in the area of Razlog/Bansko.
Breakfast. Free day with optional cycling in the area, trekking in Pirin National Park or enjoying SPA in the nearby village of Banya, famous for its mineral waters. Short free transfers by car or minivan could be arranged to Razlog/Bansko/Pirin golf during the daytime, or you could rent bikes. Dinner and overnight in the area of Razlog/Bansko.
Breakfast. Transfer to Sofia Airport and departure.