The package includes a wide range of activities designed to offer a comprehensive experience of Bulgaria’s natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Participants will enjoy easy treks through the mountains, cable car rides with breathtaking views, relaxing visits to hot springs, and exploration of picturesque lakes and rivers. Additionally, there will be opportunities to engage in local cooking classes, providing an immersive experience into Bulgarian cuisine. Exposure to Bulgarian culture is a key component, with activities that include experiencing folklore, dance, and music, offering a deep dive into the country’s traditions.

Located just an hour from Sofia Airport, the village of Raduil serves as the perfect base for this adventure, situated at the foothills of the Balkans’ highest mountain. The itinerary is thoughtfully crafted to include visits to stunning natural locales within the Rila Mountains—forests, rivers, lakes, and natural landscapes. Guests will stay in an authentic Bulgarian village, offering ample opportunities to interact with local residents and experience the true essence of Bulgaria.

7 days

6 to 24 people

Suitable for: families, friends, groups, initiatives, institutes, workplaces

sunshine from Bebalkan

BeBalkan: Seminar and Tourism Center

Nestled on the outskirts of the quaint village of Raduil and positioned beneath the towering Musala Peak, at the scenic confluence of the Maritsa and Ibar rivers, BeBalkan stands as an idyllic seminar and tourism center. Our facility is perfectly suited for hosting a variety of seminars, including yoga, art, group dynamics, dance, and music. We specialize in offering week-long packages designed for groups interested in a dual experience: engaging in enriching seminars and exploring the authentic life of Bulgaria along with the stunning beauty of the Rila Mountains.

The center is conveniently located at the village’s edge, just a hundred meters away from the river and in close proximity to expansive fields and lush forests. Raduil, a serene and vibrant village, is deeply connected to nature and brimming with authentic Bulgarian charm. It is situated merely 7 km from Borovets, one of Eastern Europe’s premier ski resorts, offering guests a blend of rural tranquility and picturesque landscapes. This setting provides an ideal backdrop for both personal growth and exploration of Bulgaria’s rich cultural and natural heritage.



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*Supplement for a single person in room 150€

Bebalkan from far


Exploring Raduil and Ibar Canyon

  • Morning: Introductory tour of Raduil, showcasing the confluence of the Maritsa and Ibar rivers, hidden chapels, and the mysterious “Miracle of the Lady of the Robe” monastery.
  • Afternoon: Adventure to the stunning Ibar Canyon, either on foot or by jeep.
  • Evening: Enjoy a traditional Bulgarian dinner in Raduil.


Mount Musala and Village Culture

  • Morning: Cable car ride from Borovets to Mount Musala, with a scenic walk to alpine lakes.
  • Afternoon: Return to Raduil to explore the village center, including houses and church, and meet local residents.
  • Evening: Village dance group performance and Bulgarian dance lesson, followed by dinner.
Ibar mountain hut


Malovitsa and Beli Iskar Eco Trail

  • Morning: Hike to Malovitsa hut, surrounded by the Rila mountains’ cliffs.
  • Afternoon: Explore Bulgaria’s deepest canyon valley, Beli Iskar, via the eco trail.
  • Evening: Bulgarian dinner in Raduil.
pool Dolna Banya


Kostenets Waterfall and Dolna Banya Hot Springs

  • Morning: Visit Kostenets waterfall and optionally hike to an eagle nesting area.
  • Afternoon: Relax in the hot springs water pool in Dolna Banya and walk along the Maritsa river.
  • Evening: Dinner in Raduil with a performance by the Ibarski Babas singing group.


Lake Iskar and Historical Samokov

  • Morning: Visit Lake Iskar for swimming or boating.
  • Afternoon: Tour the historical town of Samokov, including museum house Bet Arie, old synagogue, mosque, municipal museum, and monasteries. Visit Tsari Mali Grad fortress.
  • Evening: Bulgarian dinner in Raduil.


The Seven Lakes

  • Daytime: Explore five of the Seven Lakes in a circular route, each with unique energy and beauty.
  • Evening: Return to Raduil for dinner.
Singing Babas Raduil


Rila Monastery and Sofia City Tour

  • Morning: Visit Rila Monastery, Bulgaria’s largest and most significant monastery, featuring art, wood carving, and wall painting.
  • Afternoon: Short city tour of Sofia, including historical and cultural sites.
  • Evening: Conclusion of the tour.

The itinerary is flexible and can be customized to cater to your preferences and requirements.

Included in the price:

  • Airport pickup and drop-off at Sofia Airport.
  • Services of a proficient English-speaking Bulgarian guide, ideally from the Asen Marinov group if available.
  • Transportation throughout the trip via minibus or minivan.
  • A folklore activity in the village to immerse you in local traditions.
  • Six nights’ accommodation at the BeBalkan Guesthouse.
  • Access to two cable car rides for scenic views.
  • Visits to hot springs for relaxation.
  • Entry fees to all planned attractions and sites.
  • Full board meals, including packed lunches for day trips. Water is provided at meals.

Not included in the price:

  • Airfare to and from Bulgaria.
  • Beverages other than water during meals.
  • Mandatory medical insurance.
  • Any other expenses not specifically mentioned as included.