Water activity

Sofia: Struma River Rafting Tour and Rila Monastery Visit

Activity provider: V Travel Ltd

Sofia: Struma River Rafting Tour and Rila Monastery Visit

Activity provider: V Travel Ltd
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From US$ 89.78 per person

Likely to sell out

Experience a wonderful adventure and visit the famous, UNESCO-listed Rila Monastery with an audio guide. 2 hours outside of Sofia, you will travel to the Struma River gorge where you will enjoy 12 kilometers of rafting and fun.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Experience an adventure in the wild
  • Visit the famous Rila Monastery with a personal audio guide
  • Go rafting on the Struma River
Full description
Your tour will start at 9:00 AM at your hotel or accommodation in Sofia. After a 2-hour drive, you will reach the gorge where your activity will begin. You will have a safety briefing by your professional instructor, before receiving your equipment and final instructions before the action begins. Your rafting activity will take approximately an hour and a half, and a vehicle will wait for you at the end of it to transport you back to the base where you will return the equipment and dress up. If your appetite has increased throughout the adrenaline rush, you will have the option to have lunch nearby. After the rafting activity, embark on a one-hour road trip to Rila Monastery for a self-guided visit with a personal audio guide in English, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and German. At the conclusion of your activity, you will be returned to Sofia.
  • Transfer from and to your hotel/accommodation in Sofia
  • Boat rental
  • Equipment
  • English-speaking instructor
  • Insurance
  • GoPro video clip and pictures during your paddling tour
  • Lunch and personal expenses (you can request them on the spot throughout your tour)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Please wear the appropriate shoes or sandals, a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

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We were with 4 students. First we went to the Rila Monastery (which was about a 2.5 hour drive) where we had the chance to walk around for about an hour. Tip: you are obligated to cover up your shoulders and knees. After that we had to drive for another hour to the rafting place. The people speak English very well and it was a very nice experience! If you go to Sofia and want some action this trip is recommended (it is very refreshing on a hot day).

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July 18, 2021

A super driver

Only the rafting was disappointing had expected a little more action jumping off the rock was super cool to do

June 19, 2019

September 19, 2021

Product ID: 231297