Eastern Rhodopi Photography Tour

€1300 per person

This is a wildlife photography tour focused on the raptors and mammals that roam the Eastern Rhodopi Mountains.  You will have the delight to photograph and enjoy the birdlife of a stunningly beautiful and diverse area. You will have photographic sessions from purpose-built hides, but also some of your holiday time will be spent exploring this marvellous region and its wildlife.

Eastern Rhodopi Mountains are a unique region in the Balkans. Rolling hills dotted with peaceful villages,  meadows grazed by small cows of a local breed, dazzling lakes and fish-rich rivers, fascinating rock formations, and many wild animals and rare plants thriving alongside culture-rich peasant communities This harmony has been established for centuries.

Rugged stone churches and dazzling monasteries dot a pristine landscape of rocky mountains and rolling hills.

This is a private tour and can be tailored to your needs, interests and time budget.

The tour can be extended with our photographic tour at Lake Kerkini.

Maximum capacity
6 persons
  • Duration
    6 days
  • What is included
    English-speaking guide, ground transportation costs, accommodation on full board, hide rental, tour with a local ranger
  • What is not included
    flights, insurance, personal expenses, tips
  • Best period
    Dec - Oct
Day 1
Upon your arrival at Sofia or Plovdiv airport, you will be picked up by your guide and transferred to the Eastern Rhodopi Mountains, in the southern part of Bulgaria. For accommodation, we will use the lodge a few minutes' drive from the fixed photo hide. Over dinner your guide will lay out the possibilities for the next days of the tour.
Day 2
Over the next 3 days, we will have photographic sessions with a wonderful array of wildlife in the area. We will be at a specially build hide for raptor and mammal photography.  Attracted by the carcass in front of the hide, species such as Griffon Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Black Vulture, White-tailed Sea Eagle, Red Fox, Wolf, Golden Eagle, Black Kite and other raptors may turn up for a spectacular show. Throughout your time in the photo hide, your guide will be on hand to provide guidance and tuition helping you to get the most out of your images.
Day 3
Intriguing birdlife will be again the theme of our fascination during the day in the hide.
Day 4
We can spend the whole day in the hide or have a morning photographic session and dedicate the afternoon for easy walks, birdwatching and photography in the Eastern Rhodopi.
Day 5
This will be a day for the exploration of the area with a local game reserve ranger. The prime subjects of our observations and photography will be the European bison, semi-wild horse, Fallow Deer, Roe Deer, Grey Wolf, Red Fox and great diversity of birds.
Day 6
This is the final day of our itinerary. If time allows we can do birdwatching and photography in other part of the Eastern Rhodopi or make birding stops on the way to the airport.


  • € 1450 per person for a group of up 2-3 persons;
  • € 1300 per person for a group of 4 persons;
  • Single room supplement: € 100.
Price includes
  • English-speaking guide throughout the tour;
  • Rental of photo hides according to the itinerary;
  • All ground transportation costs are included; We will be travelling to the Eastern Rhodopi Mountains with a  modern and comfortable vehicle from Traventuria's fleet;
  • Accommodation in a double/twin room in mountain lodge with en suite double rooms on full board;
  • A day tour with a local ranger for observation and photography of European bison and other mammals.
Price excluded
  • Flights;
  • Insurance;
  • Personal expenses;
  • Tips.
Recommended camera equipment
At least 300mm lens plus converter. Stable tripod, gimbal head (recomended); Teleconverters; Batteries; Extra memory cards.
Recommended clothing
It`s forbidden to leave the hide during the day. Warm clothes and shoes, hat, gloves are necessary. There is a gas heater in the hide. Comphortble and water proof shoes for the safari. Regular clothes for the hotel.

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