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“Seven lakes and Rila monastery - a pretty good full day trip from Sofia”

Traventuria - Day Tours
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$66.43*
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The Seven Rila Lakes & Rila Monastery
Ranked #3 of 50 Outdoor Activities in Sofia
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Owner description: Traventuria Ltd is a fully bonded Bulgarian tour operator, possessing a management with experience of over 10 years in the field of the incoming tourism in Bulgaria and the Balkans. The company offers cultural and active holidays, private transfers, ski and snow board packages. Flexibility, local knowledge and perfection in all our services are our distinctive feature!
Reviewed September 26, 2011

Perfect organization - which enabled us to do the hike in front of most of the others, no queues... Plus the background stories were really a great bonus. I got an impression of the local landscape and learnt something about Bulgaria. To have an educated, enthusiastic guide, with a deep knowledge of history and so being able to give an answer to all our questions is priceless - everything else you can buy using your credit card...
Safe back home at our appartment in the evening - exactly at the time calculated :)

Thank Koi H
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

A long day, but really worth the effort and it will need some effort :-)
Ivailo our guide, collected us from our hotel in Sofia, and drove us to the gondalla lift.
Thats where the easy part finished, and the walking began.
Ivailo walked at our pace, stopping when needed, and I needed to stop regularly.
The views were stunning, from the moment you start walking to the moment you get to the top.
Just point a for the ladies, go to the toilet before you start, the one toilet on the whole hike, is a little basic squat one!
There are stop off points for food its cheap and simple but tasty.

Thank Goodandhard
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Reviewed September 6, 2011

I have just come back from a walking holiday in Bulgaria. With Traventuria I have made the self-guided Tour in the Rhodope Mountains called "In The Steps Of Orpheus". It was a wonderful experience walking in this Pomak region in the south-east of Bulgaria. The organization by Traventuria was really impeccable! The walks were nice, the documentation very good, the hotels very well chosen and the assistance of Simona was excellent and very professional.

1  Thank BelgianWanderer
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Reviewed September 4, 2011

During my eight day stay in Sofia I travelled three full days with Traventuria in Bulgaria. The staff was very helpful to customize these trips to meet exactly what I wanted: see the natural scenery and interesting, also lesser known, places and explore culture. Svet and Atanas are pleasant company and have a very good grounding in their specific area and Bulgarian history in general. They deliver excellent value for money. And they drive very safely.

2  Thank Jean-Marie S
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TraventuriaAdmin, Manager at Traventuria - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2011

Hi Jean-Marie,

Many thanks for the good words.
We are looking forward to seeing you again in Bulgaria!

Atanas

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Reviewed September 2, 2011

Svetoslav Velkov gave us two great day trips of bulgaria one of Rila monastery and the other of plovdiv. Very informative and very friendly tour guide. Highly recommend traventuaria and it is affordable

1  Thank magda_koufariotis
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