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Rila Crocus

Summer tour to Rila and Pirin mountains

Tour to Rila lakes is the great possibility to shoot crocus in bloom and visit one of the famous Bulgarian landrarks – Seven Rila Lakes.
We will shoot night scenes as well with traditional must-have introductory seminar with Krasi Matarov.

Tour schedule

Day 1 

Landing at Sofia international airport, travel to the cog railway for “Rila lakes” mountain hut, hiking to the “Seven Rila Lakes hut”.

Day 2

Landscape photography seminar, checking shooting positions, sunset shooting.

Day 3

Sunrise at one of the lakes, second part of the seminar, sunset and night shooting.

Day 4

Hiking back to the cog railway and moving to Malyovitsa mountain hut. Checking positions and sunset shooting.

Day 5

Sunrise shooting at Malyovitsa and travel to Bansko sli resort, sunset shooting.

Day 6

Sunrise shooting and tour summing up. Dinner in Bulgarian authentic restaurant.

Day 7

Traveling to Sofia airport.

Tour schedule is not final and can be corrected.

During the tour we will sleep in 3*-4* hotels and mountain huts.

Tour price: 750 EUR


  • Transer from airport to the hotel and back, including all following transport costs to all shooting points in the tour.
  • Double or twin bedroom accomodation in hotels and dorm rooms in mountain huts.
  • Breakfasts and lunches daily.
  • 4-day landscape and nightscape photography workshop with analisys of made photos (up to 10 photos).
  • Assistance and help during shooting on site
  • Test of the latest Nikon equipment.

Not included:

  • Flight to Bulgaria
  • Bulgarian visa (whether required) and travel insurance
  • Dinners (15 EUR is average dinner price)

Each lake carries a name associated with its most characteristic feature. The highest one is called Salzata (“The Tear”) due to its clear waters that allow visibility in depth. The next one in height carries the name Okoto (“The Eye”) after its almost perfectly oval form. Okoto is the deepest cirque lake in Bulgaria, with a depth of 37.5 m. Babreka (“The Kidney”) is the lake with the steepest shores of the entire group. Bliznaka (“The Twin”) is the largest one by area. Trilistnika (“The Trefoil”) has an irregular shape and low shores. The shallowest lake is Ribnoto Ezero (“The Fish Lake”) and the lowest one is Dolnoto Ezero (“The Lower Lake”), where the waters that flow out of the other lakes are gathered to form the Dzherman River. 

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Payment conditions

– 30% (225 EUR) for the reservation
– 70% (525 EUR) till the 16th of May 2016.

Full refund in case if the event cancelled by the organizer.
Full refund in case if participant cancells participation in one month before the event as latest.
50% refund in case if participant cancells participation within the last month before the event.
Final payment has to be done till 16th of May 2016 as latest.

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Equipment and wearing during the tour

  • DSLR camera with wide angle lens (14 to 24mm.)
  • Macro lens.
  • Gradient (hard, soft) and CPL filters
  • Tripod and remote shutter release device
  • Headlight or torch for the night shooting.
  • Mountain hike wear, trekking sticks.
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