Rila Monastery – it is the largest cultural center in Bulgaria – 5th floors and four of them visible. Located in northwestern Rila Mountains, 117 km from Sofia, 1,147 meters above sea level.
We start our day program by meeting at the hotel or private address and departure by SUV at 8.30 a.m.
A short presentation of the route and main features are presented by the guide.
Traveling on the route Sofia-Plana.
Climbing Mountain Plan with the off-road program. Stop for tea and coffee with an amazing view of Sofia, Iskar Dam, and Rila Mountains.
Continue the route to go down as the Iskar Dam. Possibility to stop the Iskar Dam
We have lunch close to Rila Monastery in the Rila River Restaurant or the Bird’s Nest close to Iskar dam, there is an opportunity for a picnic in the mountains (on request)
We reach Rila Monastery by asphalt road.
Walk-in Rila Monastery: the largest monastery in Bulgaria.
The ensemble of the monastery covers an area of 8800 square meters, including a 5500 square meters building area.
In Rila Monastery keep manuscripts, books, documents ot14 century – 19th century, and the museum – many antiques and church plates, rods, icons, weapons, coin collection, etc.. Since 1983 Rila Monastery is under the auspices of UNESCO
Traveling on the route Sofia-Dupntsitsa
Group is back to the hotel/address at 18:30, just in time for Sofia nightlife!
Price: 115€ / person *
-Jeep and fuel for the route, parking
-Communication between a jeep
* the Minimum number of participants: 4 people per jeep or a minimum of 3 people in a car for more than 1 jeep.