Balkan Mountains Tour

The itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to your preferences and interests. The journey is designed to showcase the best of Bulgaria within the Balkan Mountain range area, featuring explorations of the Rose Valley and the Valley of the Thracian Kings, visits to serene monasteries and vibrant towns, and adventures through lush woods and along flowing rivers. Discover breathtaking mountain passes and trails that highlight the natural beauty of Bulgaria. Your base will be an authentic guesthouse in Kalofer, known for its connection to Nikolay the Dancer, offering a genuine experience of Bulgarian hospitality and culture.

7 days

up to 30 people

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Situated at the base of the highest peaks of the Balkan Mountains Park, the town of Kalofer sits prominently in the heart of the Rose Valley. This region is renowned for cultivating the majority of the world’s roses used in the perfume industry. Nearby, the formidable cliffs of Mount Botev loom, home to Bulgaria’s tallest waterfall, cascading from a height of 130 meters. Surrounded by lush beech and pine forests, the area is dotted with picturesque villages and historic towns. Kalofer serves as a hub of cultural and artistic activities, boasting local arts, crafts, wineries, and remarkable temple tombs constructed by the Thracian kings.

We invite you to explore the Balkan Mountains on a private tour tailored for groups, starting from 6 participants. This journey offers an intimate glimpse into the natural beauty and rich heritage of this unique region.



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in a group of 6-10 people


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in a group of 10-15 people


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in a group of 15-24 people

*Supplement for a single person in room: 150€

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Arrival and Exploration of Kalofer

  • Morning: Arrival in Sofia and a 2-hour drive to the picturesque Balkan Mountains, reaching Kalofer.
  • Afternoon: Discover Kalofer’s riverside houses, the historic Botev Museum and House, local monasteries and churches, and the lavender and rose fields.
  • Overnight: Stay in Kalofer.


Nature and Culture in the Balkan Mountains

  • Morning: Traverse the stunning River Trail in the Balkan Mountains Park, crossing bridges and waterfalls.
  • Afternoon: Visit a local distillery for Rakia tasting, experience traditional sheep farming and cheese production, and learn Bulgarian dance steps.
  • Overnight: Stay in Kalofer.
Balkan Waterfall


Waterfalls and Folklore

  • Morning: Hike to the highest waterfall in the Balkan Mountains, below Mount Botev.
  • Afternoon: Visit Shushitsa village to meet the local folklore group and immerse in Bulgarian singing and dances.
  • Overnight: Stay in Kalofer.


Rose Valley and Thracian Sites

  • Morning: Tour the Damascena Rose Distillery, explore the rose garden, and learn about rose oil production.
  • Afternoon: Explore Kazanlak, visit the Rose Museum, and begin exploring the Thracian Valley of the Kings.
  • Overnight: Stay in Kalofer.


Hisaria Hot Springs and Thracian Temple

  • Morning: Enjoy the Hisaria hot springs and explore the ancient Roman city.
  • Afternoon: Visit the Thracian temple of Starosel and enjoy wine tasting at a nearby wine temple.
  • Overnight: Stay in Kalofer.
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Karlovo and Balkan Mountains

  • Morning: Travel to Karlovo for a cable car ride into the Balkan Mountains and visit local attractions including the Vasil Levski museum.
  • Afternoon: in Kalofer
  • Overnight: Stay in Kalofer.
Alexander Neivski Church Sofia


Koprivshtitsa and Sofia

  • Morning: Drive to Koprivshtitsa to explore the museum village and its Revival-era houses.
  • Afternoon: Continue to Sofia for a city tour, including sites, museums, and churches starting from the city center.

Customizable Itinerary and Pricing

The itinerary is adaptable to meet your preferences and requirements.


  • Participation in local cultural events and festivals.
  • Folklore activities and shows.
  • Services of a proficient English-speaking Bulgarian guide, possibly the dancer and folklore expert, Nikolay.
  • Transportation for the entire trip in a minibus or minivan.
  • 6 nights in Cucovata Guesthouse in Kalofer or similar.
  • One cable car ride, hot springs visit, and entry fees.
  • Half board (breakfast and dinner).

Not Included:

  • Flights.
  • Beverages other than water during meals.
  • Lunches, tips, and mandatory medical insurance.
  • Any other expenses not specifically mentioned as included.