Pirin Family Adventure
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A unique family adventure with a different challenge every day

During this week you will visit the most beautiful mountain in Bulgaria - Pirin. You will spend half a day in a park full of Bulgarian “Dancing” Bears. You will trek up in the Pirin National park to the biggest glacial lake in Pirin – Popovoto. One day horse-riding is also part of the trip as well as Rila Monastery - the biggest Bulgarian monastery and the most famous Bulgarian landmark.

Tour Highlights
♦ Rila Monastery (Xth century) is the most popular tourist site among all monasteries in Bulgaria equally for its size, natural surroundings, architecture, frescoes, icons and ancient history;
 
♦ Pirin Mountains are the second highest in Bulgaria after Rila Mountains and the third in the Balkan Peninsula (Mount Vihren 2914 m a.s.l.); 
♦ Dancing Bears Park
 in Belitsa is the largest bear sanctuary of its type in Europe;

♦  Popovoto Lake – the biggest and the deepest glacial lake in Pirin, but also one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in Bulgaria (2234 m.a.s.l.); 


 

Itinerary:

Day 1. Arrival
Arrival in Sofia. Tranfer to Balkan Jewel Resort. On our way we visit Rila Monastery (this is according to your arrival and departure time, if more comfortable we may do it on the last day of your trip before your departure. Overnight in Balkan Jewel.

Day 2. Dancing Bears Park, Belitsa
A short transfer to Belitsa, 12 km from Belitsa there is 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 a bear to “dance”. In 1998 this cruel entertainment was officially prohibited in Bulgaria. 2 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 with closest to the nature living environment: dense forests and hills for walk, digging and privacy, meadows and specially designed sunny places for rest, large pools for swimming and dens for hibernation. Overnight in Balkan Jewel.

Day 3. Trekking in the Pirin Mountains
In the morning we have a transfer to Gotse Deltchev Hut, which is just above the town of Dobrinishte. From Gotse Deltchev we take the chairlift to Bezbog Hut (2236 m.a.s.l.), situated in a beautiful area next to the Bezbog Peak and the Bezbog Lake just in front of the Hut. This is already part of the Pririn National Park, which is uder UNESCO. From this point we start our daily walk. 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. Overnight in Balkan Jewel.

Day 4. Horse Riding in Pirin
The plan of the day is to do some horse riding. After breakfast a short transfer leads you to Perivola Riding Centre for half a day excursion. 3 hours of trail ride for the whole family. The riding plan is flexible and it will change on spot according to the riding experience of the participants. Overnight in Balkan Jewel.

Day 5. Free day
This is your free day when you could have the programme on your own. There is the option to do some cycling in the area, to do some more trekking in the Pirin National Park or have a trip for SPA in the nearby village Banya, famous with its mineral water. Short transfers by car or a mini-van could be arranged to Razlog/Bansko/Pirin golf for free during the daytime, or you could rent bikes. Overnight in Balkan Jewel.

Day 6. Departure.
Transfer to Sofia airport for departure.

 

Balkan Jewel Resort is a 4**** complex in the Razlog Valley, Pirin Mountains, it is situated near Razlog, Bansko and Pirin Golf & Country Club. Complementing the Complex there are various amenities including a Reception, Lobby Bar, Restaurant , Fitness and Spa centre, Ski Rooms and Laundry, Children’s Outdoor and Indoor playing area, Indoor Games Room, Swimming Pool, Conference Centre. Your stay there will include the following: ►accommodation; ►use of sauna, steam bath, relax room and fitness; ►games room: billiards and table tennis; ►indoor and outdoor children’s playing areas; ►scheduled shuttle bus to Bansko, Razlog and Pirin Golf; ►cable internet access in every apartment.

Price includes: ► 5 nights in 4**** complex on HB (breakfast and dinner included) in triple rooms; ►all ground transfers according to the itinerary; ►transfers from/to Sofia; ►English speaking guide/instructor; ►rental of equipment according to the itinerary; ► entrance fees & lift passes according to the itinerary; ► VAT and all local taxes.

Not included: ►flight tickets; ► meals other than breakfast and dinner; ►drinks & other personal expenses; ►tips; ►insurances;

Other expenses: ► one day bike rent: for adults: 8 Euro;►one day bike rent for children up to 12: 5 Euro;

Good to know: ►Please note that the program on Day 1 and Day 6 is subject to change in connection with flight times, it is possible to have your sightseeing trip to Rila Monastery on Day 8, instead of on Day 1, if you have purchased tickets with late arrival/ late departure times; ►Extension at the Black Sea coast: we have a unique proposal, which gives you the opportunity to stay on a sea holiday for extra week after your active tour at an incredibly low price in Sozopol, Nessebar, Sunny Beach, Lozenets, St. Vlas, Golden Sands etc. and all this with arranged transportation right after your tour and before your departure flight.

We recommend trip in the period: June - September


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