The Seven Rila Lakes (Седемте Рилски Езера in Bulgarian) have occurred as a result of ice-melting processes of about a million years ago!
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Your day trip will start early in the morning with a pick up from your hotel. Your professional guide will take you to the highest mountain on the Peninsula, Rila, just 1, 30 h away from the capital Sofia . Then, with the Panichishte Resort cable car you will head to the Seven Rila Lakes Cirque. The hike takes around 3 h. If you wish to make your walk harder or easier, your guide will be able to adjust the group program accordingly.

All seven of the lakes have their own name which reflects its typical shape or characteristics. They are located between 2,100 and 2,500 meters above sea level.

The day trip continues with a visit to the capital of the thermal spa on the Peninsula, called Sapareva Banya. There you will have a unique opportunity to admire the hot thermal waters and enjoy the magnificent panorama of the mountain skirts. There is also located the hottest gayser in Europe.

Mineral water is highly regarded and used as a cure by Thracians and Romans . Saparevian mineral water is clear, colorless, with a smell of hydrogen sulfide, hyper thermal (103 ° C), hydro carbonate, sulfate-sodium, fluorine, silicon and sulfate. Hydrogen sulfide is 15.5 mg / L. It is claimed to be a water treating disorder of the musculoskeletal system, nervous system, and upper respiratory tract.

After the spa your guide will take you back to your hotel.


Pick up.

The day starts with pick up from your hotel. You will meet your guide and driver and you will start the tour, full of smiles and positive energy!

First Stop: Seven Rila Lakes Cirque.

After 1 hour and 30 minutes drive, you will reach the highest mountain of Rila Peninsula and take the cable car to see the 7 lakes. While being on the cable car you will have the chance to marvel the specatucal sceneries and take beautiful photos. Once you arrive at the lakes, you will learn everything abou them and admire their beauty. Did you know that all of them have names?

Second Stop: Sapareva Banya.

This is the capital of the thermal spa on the Peninsula. You will have the chance to admire stunning sceneries and enjoy a relaxing spa!

Drop off.

After this amazing day, you will be dropped off back to your hotel, full of great memories!

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What's included

  • Private tour.
  • Professional English Speaking guide.
  • Hotel pick up and drop off.
  • Transportation by an A/C car with free Wi Fi.
  • Hiking tour.
  • Landing and facility fees.

What's excluded

  • Cable car fee- 9 euro.
  • SPA center fee- 8 euro.
  • Food and drinks.
  • Gratuities.
  • Up to 10 euro more per person if a guide in Spanish language is selected- should be paid directly to the guide.
  • Entry/Admission - Seven Rila Lakes.
  • Entry/Admission - Saparevo Banski & SPA.

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable hiking shoes.
  • Swimming suit.
  • Flip flops.
  • Towel.
  • Money for fees and personal expenses.
  • Anything that might be useful to you.

Important information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • In case of bad weather the hiking can be shortened and will be at the covered spa pool.
  • Near public transportation.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems.
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • Please note: This tour includes hotel pick up and drop off service. Simply select the pick up place of your preference from the list under the availability section and our driver will be on his way!

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled



Guided Language

  • English
  • Español


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