Bulgarian village – a journey back in time

Sofia – Ognianovo – Kovachevitza – Leshten – Ognianovo – Sofia

Price from: 129 euro/ person

3 days / 2 nights


  • Visit one of the most unique and beautiful Bulgarian villages;
  • Taste traditional Bulgarian cuisine;
  • Discover the health properties of the mineral water from the region.

Departs From: Sofia around 08:00 am

Meeting Point: Hotel pick-up

Best time: April – November

Daily Program

Day 1 Sofia – Ognianovo

Departure from Sofia to Ognianovo. The distance is about 190 km (around 2:50 hours of traveling time). Arrival and accommodation in Ognianovo. Depending on the time of arrival, you will have the opportunity for free time or relax in the SPA. The Village holds one of the most famous SPA resort in the Rhodope Mountains. The climate allows year-round SPA and climatic treatment. The village is also famous for its great wealth of colorful rugs, woven in the old home looms. The mineral water is clear, colorless, odorless, slightly mineralized, hydro- sodium, silicon and fluorine. It has strong alkaline PH 8.1 – 9.4. It is suitable for treating a number of diseases:

  • Bone diseases
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Gynecological diseases
  • Gastrointestinal and liver diseases
  • Diseases of the urinary system
  • Endocrinological diseases
  • Children, nursing and occupational diseases

Dinner. Night .

Day 2 Kovachevitza – Leshten

Breakfast. After breakfast – departure towards Kovachevitza. Exploration of the village, followed by free time. The village was established at the end of the XVII century. The first school was founded in 1830. St. Nicholas Church was built in 1848. The houses in the village are almost entirely made ​​of stone, including rooftops. In 1977 the village was declared an architectural reserve and it still retains its picturesque Renaissance architecture.

The village name dates long back in time. It was named after a skilled blacksmith and farrier (“kovach” in Bulgarian), who died, leaving the fate of the orphaned family to his wife. When friends and relatives from neighboring villages were visiting her, they were saying “I am going to Kovachevitsa” (which means they were visiting the wife of the “kovach”). Thus, over time, was established the name of the neighborhood, around which, at a later stage, grouped all the surrounding neighborhoods to defend themselves from frequent bandit attacks. This gave the beginning of the current village Kovachevitza.

At noon – departure for Leshten. Walk through the village and looking at Renaissance houses. The first thing that makes impression, upon entering the village, is the view of the numerous houses perched on the steep slopes of the mountain. They wear the true spirit of the Bulgarian village . Among the architectural monuments stands the church of “St. Paraskeva “, dated back to 1836, as well as the Religious School. The frescoes in the church are edrar touch and bright colors. The village offers accommodation in attractive ecobuildings – clay (adobe) houses. These houses revive the use of old building materials such as clay, straw and wood. Enjoyment of a sip of morning coffee on the veranda can be extended in this unique place with an afternoon relaxation.

Lunch with traditional Bulgarian cuisine.

Departure to Ognianovo. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 3 Ognianovo – Sofia

Breakfast. Free time for lunch, then a trip back to Sofia.

Bulgarian village – a travel back in time 3 days

Nmb of passengers


3 till 6

7 till 10

30 till 50

Price per passenger

204 euro

199 euro

179 euro

129 euro

The prices are in euro per person

The price includes:

  • Accommodation in hotel 3* or guest house;
  • Transport;
  • Breakfast and dinner as per the program;
  • One lunch with traditional Bulgarian cuisine;
  • Professional guide in English, French and Russian;
  • Driver in English.

The price does not include:

  • Medical insurance;
  • Entrance taxes.

Necessary documents: International passport valid minimum 6 months and for the tourist from the EU countries ID card.