Lavender fields of Bulgaria

Summer tour to Bulgarian Provence — roses and lavender valley.

Last few year Bulgaria became world’s leader in lavender production and export. Even France is outmached by Bulgarian elndless lavender fields.
This tour gives great opportunity to get amazing shots for your portfolio. You can catch apogee of the lavender in bloom just during two weeks in the year and we would like to invite you to do it together with us. During the tour we will visit some different lavender fields with different shooting positions and will travel to one of the brightest symbols of Soviet epoch — abandoned and beautiful Buzludzha monument.

 

Tour schedule

Day 1 — Meeting in Kalofer or transfer from Sofia airport, sunset at Tazha field

Day 2 — Sunrise at one of the Tazha fields, visit of Damascena ethnographic complex, sunset shooting.

Day 3 — Flight with airtrike (optional) or sunrise at one of the fields, then traveling to Plovdiv, sunset at the field in Pazardzhik district.

Day 4 — Sunrise in Plovdiv, traveling to Yambol, where we will shoot sunset at the lavender field nearby.;

Day 5 — Sunrise at Straldzha field and traveling to the Tulenovo village, sunset at the lavender fiels with wind generators, night shooting at the same field.

Day 6 — Sunrise at the Black sea shore at «July morning» event, then we can visit mussel’s farm, Kaliakra fortress and Bolata bay, sunset at the one of the fields there.

Day 7 — Sunrise at Tyulenovo bay, traveling back home or to the airport.

Tour program order can be changed due to the weather conditions or other factors.

Optionally we offer one flight with air trike (motorized delta glider) over lavender valley and nearby villages. Fot the flight we advise you to get arm straps for you camera.

 

Tour price: 790 EUR

Additional 5% discount is available for participants of  35Awards contest.

Included:

  • Transer from airport to the hotel and back, including all following transport costs to all shooting points in the tour.
  • 6-days double or twin bedroom accomodation in different shooting locations.
  • Breakfasts daily.
  • 4-day landscape and nightscape photography workshop with analisys of the made photos (up to 10 photos).
  • Assistance and help during shooting on site

Not included:

  • Flight to Bulgaria
  • Bulgarian visa (whether required) and travel insurance
  • Dinners (15 EUR is average dinner price)
  • Air trike flight — 40 EUR/15minutes (to be paid at place) Flight time can be increased by your request.

Standard accomodation is in 3*-4* hotels, twin or double room, with breakfast and lunch.

Up to your request, we can provide you with single or family suite. 

Payment conditions

— 30% (225 EUR) for the reservation
— 70% (565 EUR) at 20 days before the tour starting date.

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 at 20 days before the tour starting date.

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Equipment and wearing during the tour

  • DSLR camera with wide angle lens (14 to 24mm.)
  • Telephoto lens for the flight with the air trike and long-distance landscape.
  • Macro lens.
  • Gradient (hard, soft) and CPL filters
  • Tripod and remote shutter release device
  • Headlight or torch for the night shooting.
  • Clothes both for warm and cold weather. We will shoot mainly in the valley, under the hot summer sun, but we will also shoot Buzludzha, which is situated at 1400m. above the sea level, where temperature fall down to 5-7C.
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