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- Accommodation in twin room
- All meals
- Rental car/bus, driver included
- Specialist English speaking tour guide
- Accommodation in single room
- Flights to Bulgaria and back
- Personal expenses
- Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
- Tips to guide and driver
The Eastern Rhodopes have a hugely diverse birding scene and local entrepreneurs create incredible nature adventures; Bulgarian’s nature scene has long been overshadowed by the neighbouring countries like Greece and Croatia, but it’s got both a vibrant history and a flourishing present. Visit the following to discover the amazing variety of birds in Sakar and Eastern Rhodope mountains. Here’s where you can experience authentic Rhodope cooking, whether that be traditional or contemporary, being Bulgarian mixed with Oriental cuisine.
The Eastern Rhodope’s sky is crowded with birds of prey which makes it one of the world’s most overwhelmingly green destinations. The mountains are blessed with a large number of bucolic countryside areas, and the reservoir Studen kladenets and river Arda are just minutes away from the accommodations, just like the bird watching points and forests.
Once known only for potato and tobacco growing, Eastern Rhodope & Sakar’s culinary scene is currently enjoying a Mediterranean moment in the sun, and has become a culinary destination in its own right. This delicious move takes in everything from the most traditional “mehana” restaurants to the local pubs “krachma”, or favourite “ho-re-mags” in small villages. The local taste of the traditional pastry “banitsa”, or “cheverme” (roasted whole lamb) is definitely incomparable.
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Meeting and transfer
Transfer from Sofia Airport to Topolovgrad in Sakar Mountains. Accommodation at a family hotel.
Early in the morning exploring the Sakar mountains for the Black stork, Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler, Orphean and Olive-tree Warblers, Isabelline Wheatear, and Black-headed Bunting. Visiting the Bird life Information center, devoted to the Imperial Eagle. On the way to Madzharovo (proceeding south) the Eastern Imperial Eagle, Booted and Lesser Spotted Eagles, Goshawk, Woodchat, Lesser Grey and Masked Shrikes will circle above our heads. Accommodation in Madzharovo.
Exploring the nature area west of Madzharovo where vultures and eagles will fight for their lunch. This special show can be watched at the vulture feeding place. Griffon vulture, Egyptian vulture, Black vulture, Golden eagle, Imperial eagle, Raven, White tailed see eagle are the participants. Not rarely wolves also come. Along the river there are colonies of Bee-eater and other colorful birds like Roller and Kingfisher. Accommodation at the bank of the Studen kladenets lake.
Transfer back to Sofia Airport and departure.
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More about this tour
- Tour type: Guided tour with professional wildlife guide. English speaking. Small groups.
- Group size: Up to 12 people
- Period: May-September
- NOTE: The program could be tailor made according to your wishes.