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Bansko: Snowmobile Adventure

1. Bansko: Snowmobile Adventure

Your exciting experience will start from the meeting point in Bansko at the time you have selected when booking. А 30-40 minute drive will take you to the starting point, in the Dobrinishte ski area, where the instructor will be waiting for you. The activity lasts for an hour (5-10 minutes safety instructions are included in that time). You will be driving the snowmobile on a track following an instructor, who is looking after the safety of the entire group. The use of helmet and goggles is obligatory, but they are included in the price. After your snowmobile experience concludes you will be transported back to the meeting point in Bansko.

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Bansko: Thermal Pool Escape

2. Bansko: Thermal Pool Escape

Located in the village of Banya, these thermal pools are only a 15-minute ride away from Bansko. The mineral thermal pools are open daily at 11:00AM in the morning. Your experience will begin as you depart from the rental shop at a time of your choosing (after 10:30AM). At your disposal are 3 pools with natural mineral water from the nearby thermal springs: Thermal pool number 1: the big main pool where the water isn’t unbearably hot and great for swimming; Thermal pool number 2: a smaller pool which is shallow and warmer where your children can safely enjoy the benefits of mineral water and those of you who cannot swim can comfortably relax; Thermal pool number 3: a really hot pool, where the water temperature is well over 40 degrees Celsius, but at the same time nice (and not to mention healthy) There are changing rooms right next to the pool and a restaurant at your disposal, and at the conclusion of your experienced you will be returned to your point of origin.

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From Bansko: Horse Riding Experience

3. From Bansko: Horse Riding Experience

Start your day of adventure by arriving at the meeting location at your selected time slot. Upon arrival, enjoy a pleasant meet and greet with the local staff who will direct you to your drive. After a scenic, 15-minute drive to the nearby small town of Dobrinishte, you'll arrive at the horse ranch where you'll meet your instructor for this experience. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, this tour is perfect for you. For beginners, you'll learn the basics of horse riding and ride in a closed field. If you are more experienced at horse riding, you can explore the countryside with your instructor. When you complete the activity, you'll be driven back to Bansko, returned safely to the original starting location.

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Sofia: Pirin National Park Hike & Bansko Visit with Lunch

4. Sofia: Pirin National Park Hike & Bansko Visit with Lunch

Hike to admire Banderishki Lakes and see the highest peak of the mountain, Vihren. Go down to the biggest ski resort in Bulgaria, Bansko, to tuck into a traditional Bulgarian lunch. Take a guided walk in the historical part of the town and learn about the history and architecture of the Revival period. At 8:00 AM, be picked by your guide from your accommodation in Sofia. Enjoy a 2-hour drive on a very beautiful scenic road. See the highest mountain on the Balkans—Rila Mountain—on the way. Then, reach the starting point of your hike, Vihren hut. The hiking takes approximately 3.5 hours in both directions, during which you pass by 3 of the Banderishki Lakes. When back in your vehicle, head towards Bansko Ski resort, just 15 minutes from the parking. Upon coming down from the mountain, relax in Bansko, nestled in a valley. Have a Bulgarian lunch in the heart of the historical part of Bansko. Afterward, join a 30-minute walking tour of the place. Be introduced to the local Revival period architecture. Learn about the beginning of the Revival period in the 18th century. At around 04:30 PM, start your journey back to Sofia. Your guide will drop you off at your hotel.

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Bansko: Rare Bulgarian Pets Experience

5. Bansko: Rare Bulgarian Pets Experience

During a special 3-hour guided experience, discover rare breeds of domestic Bulgarian animals that have been rescued by animal welfare enthusiasts. Get introduced to these creatures by a local expert guide. Since the beginning of the 1990s, the association has been working to save the authentic Karakachan dog and two other breeds of Karakachans (the sheep and the horse), all of which were on the brink of extinction during socialist rule of Bulgaria.  Learn all about these lovely creatures: how they should be cared for and what makes them special. Hear about their history, their unique nature, and their breeding habits. Take part in a fun photo session with these furry creatures and snack on some delicious organic food from the region.

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From Bansko: Rila Monastery Half-Day Tour

6. From Bansko: Rila Monastery Half-Day Tour

Meet your driver in Bansko and board the air-conditioned vehicle to travel to Rila Monastery. Relax during the 1.5-hour drive as you admire the beautiful Bulgarian landscape. Arrive at the monastery at approximately 3 PM, giving you plenty of time to explore the complex inside and out. Admire its balconies and discover unique frescoes by one of the most famous painters of the Bulgarian National Revival period. See gilded iconostasis and enjoy the fabulous mountain views. Stop at one of the 2 restaurants in the complex to have something to eat or drink. Take the opportunity to discover more at the museum, or purchase souvenir icons and other items in the nearby shops. The departure time from Rila Monastery will be between 5 and 5:30 PM. At the end of the tour, your driver will drop you off at your accommodation in Bansko.

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What people are saying about Bansko

I had such an amazing time on the ride. The views are stunning and the horses are so well behaved. The staff are friendly.i couldn’t fault the place and would love to return in the future. Highly recommended 5*

Nadia collected us and was most helpful. She was very friendly and informative. I would highly recommend Nadia to anyone looking to travel to the thermal pool escape.

Must do visit to the mineral spa - party of 16 plus babies great way to relax /recover after a days skiing