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"Seeing Grizzly Bears, Bison and the two wolves really close in the Hayden Valley, what a wow moment!"
Ann Thitchener, Yellowstone Spring 2015

"Birds, Bears, Beaver, Bisons and Beer! Amazing mountain scenery!"
Jenni & Keith Williamson, Yellowstone Spring 2015

"Seeing a bison corpse being devoured by a grizzly bear with a coyote and ravens in attendance and than joined by a bald eagle - pure magic!"

Sonia & Clive Adkin, Yellowstone Spring 2014

The best views we have had of Black Shouldered Kite, Montagus Harrier sky dancing and Spanish Imperial Eaglesand will be remembered forever."
Chris and Andy Mortimer, Extremadura 2015

"There were so many highlights - the gasp from my young son when he put his eye to the telescope and saw the eagle owl with its chick; watching two imperial eagles barking at a vulture as they dive bombed it; watching a male Great bustard displaying and then actually winning his female I could go on and on and on …"
Alex, Jess and Tom Rafinski, Extremadura 2014

"Seeing the Spanish Imperial Eagle, one mobbing a vulture and another with a Genet in its beak."
Alan Willison, Extremadura 2013

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Four-centre holiday to one of Europe's richest birding areas, where east meets west for species seen. Good hotels amidst beautiful landscapes from volcanic mountains to coastal wetlands. Walking generally easy with some wet areas

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Dates 20 - 28 May 2017
Prices £2,295pp (£250 single supp)

Leaders Roy Atkins plus local guide
Flights British Airways, Scheduled
Outbound: Morning, Heathrow to Sofia
Inbound: Afternoon, Sofia to Heathrow

Day 1 On arrival in Sofia we transfer to our hotel for our first night in the historic town of Tryavna
1 night at Hotel Familia, Tryavna

Days 2-3 Exploration of the Central Balkan National Park, before moving onto the shores of Lake Durankulak and the spectacular cliffs of Cape Kaliakra
2 nights at Birding Lodge, Lake Durankulak

Days 4-5 Heading south we’ll visit the forests of the Kamchia Reserve, before making our way to our next base; Burgas and birding in Atanasovsko, Pomorie and Mandra Lake
2 nights at Hotel Mirana, Burgas

Days 6-8 Drive to the Eastern Rhodope Mountains and Saker Mountains within the southeast of Bulgaria for some great raptor watching
3 nights at Wild Farm and village houses, Madzharovo

Day 9 Return to Sofia for our flight to Heathrow

Weather Generally very pleasant with plenty of sunshine but the chance of a shower or even rain in the mountains (12°-25°C), can be cool at dusk
Walking Easy walking on level ground but bring waterproof walking shoes or boots
Meals All included from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 9
Insects Mosquitos can be a nuisance in a few places so bring repellant
Accom Twin and single rooms all ensuite in all hotels and lodgings, including Wild Farm and village houses for our last 3 nights. Wild Farm accommodation will be allocated on a first come basis.
Group 12


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