7 Rila lakes hiking tour & rafting adventure

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. “
H. Keller

5 days/4 nights

 

1-st day

Transfer from Sofia airport, another airport or from a particular place where we will welcome you. Panoramic sightseeing tour around the capital depending on the time of arrival, accompanied by a company’s guide. Departure to Separeva Banya (70-80 km). Accommodation at the hotel. Dinner. Night accommodation.

2-nd day

Breakfast. We will head to a meeting with our leadership team for hiking to the beautiful Seven Rila Lakes. Climbing by lift to the chalet Rila Lakes. Hike (about 1.5 hours long with a steep initial section 30 min.) to Bubreka (Kidney) Lake. On the way to the lake, there is a beautiful view from above to the lakes. Some participants may stop to take a break at the Bubreka Lake. The others will climb Lake peak (1 hour), where you will be able to see all the seven lakes. Descent to Pionerska Hizha (Pioneer’s Chalet) by lift. We will make a pause there for taking some photos at the Geyser in Sapareva Banya – it is one of the hottest in the world with its 103 degrees. Single in the whole Europe, it is the most impetuous amongst all the geysers – it pulsates in 5-6 seconds. The geyser is a unique landmark and a symbol of Sapareva Banya. On the way back to the lift station we will pass beside the circus past Bliznatsite (the Twins), Trilistnika (Trefoil) and the Fish Lake. Return to the hotel in Separeva Banya. Dinner. Night accommodation.

The daily program includes:

3-rd day

Breakfast. Departure to the place for start-up of the boats and start of the rafting adventure along the Struma River which will last for about 3 hours. Return to the rafting camp base. Here there will be a bar and a kitchen at your disposal where lunch will be held. Late in the afternoon we will head to Shaitan Dere (Gully) a canyon along the river valley of the Arda River. A walking tour, including a naturally formed rock water slide. We will depart to the town of Sandanski (30 – 40 km). Free time. Night accommodation.

4-th day

Breakfast. Short ride by bus to the village of Vlahi – the birthplace of Yane Sandanski, where you will see the old church, the Visitor’s Center for Wild Animals. A full-day program including rappel descent along Vlahinski Waterfall or 35 meters of extreme experience, accompanied by the colorful atmosphere of the village of Vlahi and eco projects for protection of the predators. An evening meal will be organized in the form of a picnic. Optional opportunity for leisure and walk to the beautiful town of Sandanski – the sunniest and the warmest town in Bulgaria, situated at the foot of Pirin Mountain (ride 30 km).

5-th day

Breakfast. We will head to the end point of your journey.

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