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Wildlife, Walking & Wellness Holidays in Bulgaria

As one of the most experienced and highly respected specialist wildlife, walking and wellness holiday operators in Bulgaria, Balkan Trek pride ourselves on designing and operating a unique range of tailor-made wildlife holidays, walking holidays and wellness holidays in Bulgaria for groups and individuals.

Balkan Trek's bespoke wildlife holidays, walking holidays and wellness holiday are not simply about observing wildlife, mountain walking and developing inner harmony, but also about conserving wildlife, as well as preserving the habitats on which that wildlife relies, and the traditional way of life of the local people who are its most important guardians. 

By choosing Balkan Trek for your tailor-made wildlife holidays, walking holidays and wellness holidays in Bulgaria, you will explore Bulgaria's finest wildlife havens, nature reserves and national parks on foot, having the chance to visit the best preserved and most representative wildlife habitats and sites in Bulgaria, and to observe and photograph the greatest diversity of nature, whilst also experiencing Bulgaria's lesser known but equally rich rural heritage.

 Observe & Conserve!

 

Realm of the Bear

Bear Watching Holidays in Bulgaria

Spend a week in the mountains of Bulgaria exploring the realm of the brown bear. Guided by brown bear expert Julian Perry, this bear watching holiday in Bulgaria gives a unique insight into the behaviour and ecology of these most iconic yet secretive carnivores. During the course of the week we make daily hikes through the heart of prime brown bear habitat, recording tracks, scats and other signs of bear activity as part of an on-going brown bear conservation project. On two evenings during this bear watching holiday in Bulgaria there will be the chance to visit a specially constructed bear watching hide from where there are good opportunities to see some of the bears whose activity we have been monitoring during our days in the mountains. In addition, we will also be collecting and collating images from several camera traps that will be set up in the surrounding forests. By the end of this bear watching holiday in Bulgaria we hope you will not only have seen brown bears in the wild but also have an understanding and appreciation of the fascinating way of life of these mysterious and often misunderstood animals.

 

2017

Scheduled Small Group Departures

13th May 2017

24th June 2017

16th September 2017

7th October 2017

 

2017

Scheduled Small Group Departures

13th May 2017

24th June 2017

16th September 2017

7th October 2017

Tailor-made Wildlife Holidays in Bulgaria

Tailor-made Walking Holidays in Bulgaria

Botanic Holidays in Bulgaria

Botanic Holidays in Bulgaria

Balkan Trek's tailor-made botanic holidays in Bulgaria will take you to some of the most outstanding wildflower sites in Europe. On a bespoke Balkan Trek botanic holiday in Bulgaria, you will have the chance to find and photograph some of the rarest and most beautiful orchids, endemic plants and alpine flowers in the Balkans.

Walking Holidays in the Rodopi Mountains

Walking Holidays in the Rodopi Mountains

Balkan Trek's tailor-made walking holidays in the Rodopi (Rhodope) Mountains allow you to explore on foot glorious flower-filled meadows and ancient forests. On a bespoke Balkan Trek walking holiday in the Rodopi (Rhodope) Mountains, you will also discover the rich wildlife, history and culture of the region.

Butterfly Holidays in Bulgaria

Butterfly Holidays in Bulgaria

Balkan Trek's tailor-made butterfly holidays in Bulgaria will take you to some of the prime butterfly areas in Europe. On a bespoke Balkan Trek butterfly holiday in Bulgaria, you will have the chance to find and photograph some of the rarest and most beautiful butterflies on the Balkan Peninsula.

Walking Holidays in the Balkan Mountains

Walking Holidays in Balkan Mountains

Balkan Trek's tailor-made walking holidays in the Balkan (Stara Planina) Mountains allow you to explore on foot one of the greatest wilderness regions on the Balkan Peninsula. On a bespoke Balkan Trek walking holiday in the Balkan (Stara Planina) Mountains you will also discover the unique natural and human history of the region.

Dragonfly Holidays in Bulgaria

Dragonfly Holidays in Bulgaria

Balkan Trek's tailor-made dragonfly holidays in Bulgaria will take you to some of the most outstanding dragonfly habitats in Europe. On a bespoke Balkan Trek dragonfly holiday in Bulgaria, you will have the chance to find and photograph some of the rarest and most spectacular dragonflies on the Balkan Peninsula.

Walking Holidays in the Rila Mountains

Walking Holidays in the Rila Mountains

Balkan Trek's tailor-made walking holidays in the Rila Mountains allow you to hike over the highest peaks on the Balkan Peninsula. On a bespoke walking holiday in the Rila Mountains, you will trek through spectacular mountain landscapes rich in wildlife and with many historical and cultural connections.

Birdwatching Holidays in Bulgaria

Birdwatching Holidays in Bulgaria

Balkan Trek's tailor-made birdwatching holidays in Bulgaria will take you to some of the most important bird areas in Europe. On a bespoke Balkan Trek birdwatching holiday in Bulgaria, you will have the chance to observe and photograph some of the most iconic and sought after birds on the Balkan Peninsula.

Walking Holidays in the Pirin Mountains

Walking Holidays in the Pirin Mountains

Balkan Trek's tailor-made walking holidays in the Pirin Mountains allow you to trek through some of the most stunning and rugged alpine landscapes on the Balkan Peninsula. On a bespoke walking holiday in the Pirin Mountains you will hike over a succession of dramatic peaks and ridges and past shimmering glacial lakes.

Field Herping Holidays in Bulgaria

Field Herping in Bulgaria

Balkan Trek's tailor-made field herping holidays in Bulgaria will take you to some of the most rewarding areas for amphibians and reptiles in Europe. On a bespoke Balkan Trek field herping holiday in Bulgaria, you will have the chance to find and photograph some of the most exciting reptiles and amphibians on the Balkan Peninsula.

Snowshoeing & Winter Activity Holidays in Bulgaria

Snowshoeing in Bulgaria

Balkan Trek's tailor-made snowshoeing holidays in Bulgaria allow you to explore the breathtaking beauty of the Bulgarian mountains in winter. Balkan Trek can also offer memorable bespoke family winter activity holidays, providing a safe yet exciting adventure for children of all ages in a beautiful winter wonderland.

Mammal Watching Holidays in Bulgaria

Mammal Watching Holidays in Bulgaria

Balkan Trek's tailor-made mammal watching holidays in Bulgaria will take you on an exploration of some of the wildest mammal watching habitats on the Balkan Peninsula. On a bespoke Balkan Trek mammal watching holiday in Bulgaria, you will have a privileged opportunity to observe some of Bulgaria's most elusive mammals.

Walking & Wellness Holidays in Bulgaria

Yoga Holidays in Bulgaria

Balkan Trek's tailor-made yoga & wellness holidays in Bulgaria offer a relaxing and inspirational escape amidst some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes that can be found in Bulgaria. On a bespoke Balkan Trek yoga and wellness holiday in Bulgaria, you will enjoy relaxation and invigoration for both your mind and body.