We will visit the traditional Bulgarian festival and see mummers (kukeri), go up to the Meteora monasteries, feed pelicans and take photos of pink flamingos.
Day 1, Meeting at the airport (January 25)
Meeting at the airport of Sofia. Moving to Pernik. Shooting at Mummers’ Festival (Kukeri).
Day 2 (January 26)
Transfer to Melnik where we’ll be stooting sunset and having an overnight stay. Visiting the well known Rila monastery on the way.
Day 3 (January 27)
Having an early start and shooting sunrise at the rocky pyramids over Melnik. Then moving to Greece and shooting the sunset at the Kerkini lake.
Days 4 — 5 (January 28 — 29)
On January 28th, right after the sunrise at the lake, moving to the Meteora monasteries where we are going to stay for 2 nights and visit all the interesting locations.
Day 6 (January 30)
Shooting sunrise at the Meteora and moving to Sandanski. On the way we are dropping into Thessaloniki to walk around the old town.
Day 7 (January 31)
Having a rest at the hotel with mineral springs or shooting sunrise in Melnik (in case of bad weather conditions at the first visit) and moving to Sofia airport in the afternoon.
The sequence of the tour program activities might be changed due to the weather conditions or other factors.
Required equipment and gear
- DSLR or MILC camera
- Lenses: wide (16-35, 12-24, 24-58, 24-70б etc.), normal (24-58, 24-70 etc.), telephoto (70-200, 70-300, 100-400 etc.)
- Gradient (hard, soft) and CPL filters
- Tripod and remote shutter release device
- Headlight or torch for the night shooting
- Spare batteries
- Photo backpack
- Windproof trousers
- Windproof jacket
- Fleece jacket
- Hiking boots
- Spare footwear (sneakers)