Plovdiv, Bachkovo Monastery, And Red Wall Nature Reserve Hike Tour From Sofia

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Days
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  • Departure Time :
    8 am
  • Departure Details :
    Your hotel or address in Sofia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
    • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
    • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
    • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
    • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore the largest biosphere reserve in the Rhodope Mountains the Red Wall. This paradise for orchids was included in UNESCOs Man and the Biosphere Program back in 1977, due to its rich biodiversity. The centuries-old beech tree forests of the Red Wall host more than 20 species of orchids including the unique ladys-slipper, which can be seen only in this reserve. Hike to one of the tallest waterfalls of the Rhodope Mountains Slivodolsko Padalo (49 m,) where there will be a stop for a refreshing rest under the mist of the falling water, before visiting Bachkovo, among the largest Eastern Orthodox monasteries inEurope. The tour ends with a sightseeing tour of Plovdiv, one of the oldest cities in Europe, ranked by Lonely Planet as one of the best cities to visit in 2015.TOUR


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Excellent value for money
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Ideal choice for families

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You will be picked up in the morning from your hotel or address in Sofia and within two hours journey by private car or minivan you will arrive at the starting point of the hike in the Rhodope Mountains. Walk on a picturesque trail upstream Slivov Dol river and its numerous cascades, where many orchids can be spotted. Reach Slivodolsko Padalo waterfall (49 m), among the tallest in the Rhodope Mountains. After a short break walk back to the car and after a short transfer arrive in Bachkovo Monastery for a sightseeing tour and lunch. Later the journey continues with a short transfer and city tour of Plovdiv, one of the oldest cities in Europe. In the late afternoon head towards Sofia, where your driver will leave you at your place.

Walking time:approx. 2hours
Total ascent / descent:approx. 180m
Bus / car transfers duration:approx. 4 hours


  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel in Sofia or Plovdiv
  • All transfers with private car or bus as per itinerary
  • Licensed mountain guide member of UILMA
  • Guidance in Bachkovo Monastery, Plovdiv and throughout the tour
  • VAT and all local taxes


  • Entrance fees tomuseums and sites not mentioned in the program
  • Lunch and drinks (allow 5 - 6 for lunch pack or 10 - 13 for 3 course lunch in a restaurant)
  • Other personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Moderate walking tour

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

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