Watch bears in their native habitat / Wildlife & Nature

Wildlife trip to watch bears in the Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria

During this 5 days trip you will watch BEARS IN THEIR NATIVE HABITAT in the most wild places of the Rhodopes mountains. Chance to see the Brown bear – 90 %. Chance to see Brown bear's footprints – 100%

  • Tour type: Guided group and individual tours – the guides are wildlife professionals with good knowledge in English. The groups are up to 6 people.
  • Group size: 2 to 6 people
  • Period: April – May
  • NOTE: This wildlife trip could be tailor made according to your wishes.



Tour description:

Day 1

Transfer from the Airport Sofia / Plovdiv to the Western Rhodopes where you will meat your guide to discuss the next three days program.

Day 2 to 4

Be prepared for a wild experience. Days 2 to 4 will be devoted to peregrination in the brown bear's territories. We will cross the bear's paths, and definately will see many bear footprints. There will be a chance to visit the bear's lair. It is recommended you take sleeping bags, because we will spend at least one night (maybe all) in a hide waiting for the bear to show up. During the tour other mammals like Balkan chamois, wolf, red deer, roe deer, wild boar, badger, and wild cat could be observed. Exploring the area also for Wood Grouse (Capercaillie), Black Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, White-backed woodpecker, Hazel Grouse, Golden Eagle, Nutcracker, etc.

Day 5

Departure to Sofia for the return flight.

Price per person:

  • 2-3 pax: 510 € per person
  • 4-5 pax: 420 € per person
  • 6-7 pax: 315 € per person
Prices include:
  • Transport by car, or minivan from Sofia and back
  • Local transport specialized for the mountain terrain
  • 4 overnights FB at a guest house 2*
  • The hides are underground, stone built and oak-panelled. There are chairs, wooden beds, night watching tube, and a toilet inside.
  • English speaking guide/driver
  • Local specialist for Brown bear, Balkan Chamois, and other mammals viewing, as well as for Capercaillie observations.

Prices exclude:

  • Flights to Bulgaria and back
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurence

Common terms

  • The accommodation is in double rooms with separated beds and private toilet with shower.
  • Single room supplement – 55 euro PP.
  • Extra day – 20 % of the above prices pp
  • The program could be changed according to your wishes.
  • Best time to see the Brown bear in Bulgaria is from April to November, but most likely you will see it in April-May and September-November.