Transfer from the Airport Sofia to the town of Kardzhali in the Eastern Rhodopi mountains. Accommodation at a guest house in a nice rural setting at the bank of lake Studen kladenets.
Exploring the surrounding nature areas for local endemits plants such as Verbascum Rupestre, Lathrea rhodopea, Carpinus Orientalis, Hypericum rumeliacum, galium velenovskyi, Potentilla regis-borissii, Haberlea Rhodopensis, Black pine (Pinus Nigra), Populus nigra, Salix alba, Alnus Glutinosa, Black maidenhair fern (Adiantum capillus-veneris), etc.
Day 3 and 4
Travel South-east to Ivaylovgrad area to visit nature areas where the vegetation consists of riverine Platanus orientalis forest, mixed oak forest, and pseudo-maquises. On this and the next day you will meet the Dactylorhiza romana, Platanus orientalis, Alnus glutinosa, Salix vitalba, Vitis sylvestris, Humulus lupulus, Phyllirea Latifolia, Asparagus acutifolius, Cistus incanus, Arbutus andrachne tree, Cephalanthera epipactoides, Ophrus cornuta, Ophrus mammosa, Ophrus apifera, Himantoglossum caprinum, Limodorum abortivum, Orchis papilionacea, etc. Also Salvia verbenaca and Polygala monspeliaca.
Transfer back to Sofia Airport and departure. Both transfers could be done from Sofia, Varna, Burgas and Plovdiv aiports.
- Transfers for the whole tour with tour bus/minivan/car
- 4 overnights HB in family hotels and guest houses 2/3*
- 3 lunches / picnics
- Specialist English speaking leader