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  • Reviewed November 2017
    Holly Tappenden

    What an amazing place!

    This was my first ever trip with exodus and it was absolutely incredible. The scenery was beautiful, the walks were great, plenty of opportunity to look for bear activity, and one of the best experiences in my life. We saw a bear and cubs, and that was such an amazing sight! Julian and the staff at Yagodina were lovely, the group were very friendly, and it was just simply a lovely trip!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I think it was the 4 hours spent in the hide one night not actually seeing anything and remembering that the bears are wild animals and so when we went on another night and seeing the bear and cubs arrive, that was the most awe inspiring moment! I also loved going to the summit of the mountain and looking at the incredible panoramic view of mountains and forest! simply a view that would take me back there in a heartbeat!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Julian was very accommodating, very friendly and very knowledgeable. He could answer any question that the group had and more!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take a moment to sit on the side of the mountain and take in the views. Even if you don't see a bear the walks are worth it!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Thank you so much for making my first exodus trip a memorable one!
  • Reviewed October 2017
    v Roberts

    Wonderful bears!

    Beautiful scenery, fantastic guide. Observing bears was a real highlight.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Seeing mother and cubs at the hide and their interaction with the wild boars.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Julian "I'll tell you later" is a charming, knowledgeable, engaging guide. We learned a lot about bears, other fauna and flora, the culture and history. I've done a number of these trips and he's one of the best guides I've ever had.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    I found some of the walking quite strenuous - you must be fit. Walking sticks are useful.
  • Reviewed August 2017
    N H

    Bulgaria: The Realm of the Brown Bear

    A wonderful week in the magnificent Rodopi Mountains. Excellent walks, lots of flora and fauna with very good photographic opportunities. Led by such a great guide who gave us insights into the local culture and taught us so much about the bears that roam this fascinating wild corner of Europe.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Seeing a bear from hide (as well as the wild boar and their piglets). The wonderful array of wild flowers and butterflies in the alpine meadows were just stunning. Some awesome lizards! The traditional local dishes made with naturally grown ingredients are very tasty too :-)

    What did you think of your group leader?

    You would be hard pressed to find another guide as passionate and informative as Julian. He has such an in depth understanding of the bears and wildlife as well as the language, culture and customs of Bulgaria. A very likeable and friendly guide.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take the opportunity on the non-bear hide evenings to walk around the village. We saw hedgehogs snuffling about about early evening and stunning sunset views can be seen from the little white church on the hill.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    If you are interested in wildlife and walking in a beautiful natural alpine region then this is the trip for you!
  • Reviewed June 2017
    Hilary Bailey

    Bulgaria, The Realm of the Brown Bear

    We had an excellent trip, learning about the evolution, distribution, habitat, food and habits of bears. We studied and measured " bear " trees and scats and were able to deduce the age and sex from these! The walks were well varied through stunning scenery.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Seeing a bear from the hide for the first time. There was also stunning mountain scenery

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Julian was very knowledgeable, well organised and kind and patient.He has built up an excellent relationship with the local villagers . I was very impressed with his Bulgarian !

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    There was (for me) some quite strenuous hiking and I was very glad I had taken good boots and walking poles.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I Love Bulgaria !
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