- 5 days exploration on foot and snowshoe with local guide
- Cave visits and tour of Plovdiv
- Reasonable fitness required
Return flights from Heathrow to Sofia with British Airways (UK group flights only), airport transfers
7 nights accommodation in tourist class hotels
All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 7 dinners
Snowshoes and poles
Cave visits in Trigrad Gorge and Yagodina
Evening cookery lesson
Visits to Bachkovo Monastery and Yagodina Museum
Tour of Plovdiv
Tour leader throughout
Our first night is spent at a centrally located hotel in Plovdiv. We then have four nights in the village of Yagodina, in one of the most remote parts of the Rodopi Mountains. This family-run hotel offers comfortable twin rooms with en suite facilities. We then have one night at a spa hotel in Devin, a mountain town famed for its mineral water, before moving on for a final night at a hotel in Sofia.
All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 7 dinners.
Normal group size and age
Normally 6 to 16 plus local leader. Minimum age 16.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
In order to provide a more accurate grading system, where a trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or split grade, for example Leisurely/Moderate. Occasionally, there are optional activities available en route, in this case the optional grade is indicated in brackets, for example Grade Challenging (climb Tough+). Clearly, conditions may differ from region-to-region or month-to-month and as such the information given on these pages is designed to act as a guide only. In all cases you should refer to the respective holiday's Trip Notes for further details.
Exodus is always looking to improve our current itineraries and to offer something different. With many new trips this year, there is something unique and different to try every year.
Winter Activities: It's about seeking out alternative ways to have fun in unspoilt locations, you won't find standard skiing or snowboarding breaks here.
Wildlife: Trips may be wholly wildlife focused, or contain an element of wildlife viewing within a less specific itinerary.
Wilderness: Visit the deserts, jungles, plateaux, tundra and mountains of all seven continents, including Antarctica.