As we want you to explore the "real" Bulgaria with its unspoilt nature and wonderful people we would like to offer you some of the most intriquing local spots. We have chosen these places as they represent the Bulgarian spirit, culture, way of life and of course give you a chance to be touched by the astounding natural beauty of this part of Bulgaria.  We provide the transport and a local English-speaking interpreter who will introduce you to the local way of life and give you the chance to enjoy the experience in a way that suits you. For example, you can decide to spend more time on a particular place, to have a full meal in a local mehana or to have a quick sandwich and continue to a new destination.



  BELITSA AND THE BEAR PARK - price 30 EUR for 1-4 people


 There were an estimated 25 'dancing' Brown Bears being worked in Bulgaria. Today, most of these bears have been 'bought' (rescued!) and now live peacefully in a reserve in the mountains above Belitsa more


  The Rila Monastery - price 40 EUR for 2 people; 50 EUR for 3-4 people


  Rila monastery, arguably the most beautiful in Bulgaria, is recognized by UNESCO as part of the World Cultural Heritage. It was founded in 1335, burned down in 1833, but was rebuilt with public donations with the work continuing until 1961. more



  MELNIK AND ROZHEN - price 40 EUR for 2 people; 60 EUR for 3-4 people


  Melnik is reached by driving across the southern Pirin mountains, a journey where a camcorder or camera is a 'must'! It is nested in a small ravine with the impressive houses seemingly exploding out of the ravine sides. Melnik is the smallest town in Bulgaria now with 300 inhabitants more


  Kovachevitsa - price 40 EUR for 1-2 people; 60 EUR for 3-4 people


 High in the Rodope mountains (1020 asl), about 70 km. south of Bansko is the Architectural and Historical reserve Kovachevitsa. Built just into the steep slopes of the mountain it astounds the perception with its amazing architecture magnificence more 


  Horse riding - price 20 EUR per person with 1 hour horse riding


  The rural village of Bachevo is situated at the foot of the beautiful Rila Mountains, and is only 20 minutes by car from Bansko. A further 15 minutes along a mountain road is a small, family-run, riding school .. more