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From Sofia: Private Excursion To The Rila Lakes And Rila Monastery

Enjoy a great day trip in the Rila Mountain by combining hiking around the famous Seven Rila Lakes and a visit to the remarkable Rila Monastery! Duration: 12 Hours (approx.)
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The tour starts at 8 am in the morning when the guide will take you from your place in Sofia. The Seven Rila Lakes are just 1 hour and 30 minutes away from the capital, which makes them a great day trip in nature. From the mountain village of Panichishte, you will take a cable car to the area of the lakes.

All seven of them have their own name which reflects its typical shape or characteristics. They are situated between 2,100 and 2,500 meters above sea level. In winter, they are frozen over and covered in snow; in summer, once melted, they are clear emerald green and are great for a picnic. The hiking path is of moderate difficulty and it takes about 4 to 5 hours.

Food: if you have forgotten to take a lunch pack or a sandwich with you, you can take advantage of the meals on offer in the two huts on our way.

In the afternoon you will also travel to the famous Rila Monastery, UNESCO heritage sight, where you can admire its amazing frescoes and architecture.

The tour in the monastery is about 1 hours. The expected return at Sofia will be at 8 pm. The tour operates from June to October.

- What To Expect

- Hike around the Seven Rila Lakes and see magnificent panoramic views
- Hiking with a moderate difficulty for about 3 hours
- Visit the Rila Monastery and learn about its interesting history
- This is a private tour, only your group will participate

- What Is Included

- Private driver- guide
- Transportation with a comfortable car with free Wi-Fi
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Trip to the Seven Rila Lakes
- Walking tour around the Lakes
- Trip to the Rila Monastery

- What Is Not Included

- Food and drinks
- Cable car fee- 10 euro
- Gratuities (optional)

- Know Before You Go

- Please wear comfortable walking shoes
- Please dress appropriately for mountain conditions
- It is recommended to have a jacket or a raincoat with you
- Women should have their knees and shoulders covered in the monastery

- Transfers

Hotel pick up at 8 am. Please indicate your hotel or address when making the reservation. Returns to the hotel at the end of the tour.

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- Duration: 12 hours
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Rila Mountain
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