Trip reference number: 21832

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Butterflies & Birds Of Bulgaria

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Enjoy some of Europe’s finest butterfly watching, including Balkan specialities such as Balkan copper, outstanding raptor viewing in the Eastern Rhodopes, historic buildings and Roman architecture.

With 218 recorded species, Bulgaria's butterfly fauna is among the richest in Europe outside the Mediterranean. We explore sites of interest in search of rarities, endemics and regional specialities including inky and Mediterranean skippers, lesser Bath white and olive bee hawkmoth. Many species, such as Apollo, have stable populations here. We also visit the Eastern Rhodopes, which many regard as Europe's finest site for large raptors, in search of eagles, vultures and a host of smaller birds.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Fly to Sofia & transfer to Melnik
  2. Days 2-3: Butterfly & birding excursions around Melnik
  3. Days 4-5: Western Rhodope Mountains
  4. Days 6-8: Eastern Rhodope Mountains
  5. Day 9: Transfer to Sofia & fly to the UK
  • Available*: Jun
  • Group size: 8
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £1,345 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £1,095 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Services of an expert leader
    • Transfers
    • Accommodation
    • Guided activities
    • All meals
  • Activities available:
    • Birdwatching


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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