Rose Valley: Kalofer town at the entrance of Central Balkan National Park

Language Bulgarian, English, Russian
Price 35,00 EUR for excursion
Capacity Group of up to 10 people
Duration 8 hours

Kalofer is one of the beads of the Sub-Balkan necklace: a small town with heroic history, venerable architecture of Bulgarian Revival style, and affinity for folklore and tradition shared by both old and young generations . The most popular attractions for the Bulgarian tourists here are the museum of Hristo Botev, a highly respected national revolutionary and poet. The two monasteries of Kalofer will charm and stun you; one is within the town, and the other is in the countryside, just at the start of the remarkable The White River Eco Trail, and is less accessible because of the dirt road. The fans of the mountain and ecological tourism will always appreciates the magnificent environmentalist, as the town is one of the gates to Central Balkan National Park in its highest (including Botev Peak) and most pristine part Dzhandema with Raysko.Praskalo (The Heaven Splashing) Waterfall.

And of course, Kalofer long-haired goat breed [19] is another local celebrity, even though nowadays it is spread all over Bulgaria and especially where there are Kukers (mummers), because they make parts of their costumes of goat fur. Talking about this authentic goat breed, there is an annual festival of authentic breeds in Kalofer. The fans of the agritourism and farm tourism will enjoy themselves there too. The famous Jordan's Day celebration cannot be missed out; although being held in the middle of winter (6th January) it has huge appeal to crowds of both spectators and patriotic men from all over the country, who want to play the so called “men's horo dance” in the freezing water of the Tundzha river in accordance with the tradition.

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