Bansko Jeep Safari
Information & Costs
Half day (3 hours) : 300 BGN for up to 4 people
Half day (3 hours) : 350 BGN for up to 6 people
All Day Safari (6/7 hours) : 475 BGN for up to 4 persons
All Day Safari (6/7 hours) : 500 BGN for up to 6 people
N.B: The prices are per trip not per person
Experience your own Balkan adventure with an off road jeep safari around Bansko. You will be completely immersed in the sights, smells and sounds of the area as you travel through the mountains. An off road safari is an unforgettable experience suitable for all age groups. The small group size and personal safari guide allows you the opportunity to chat and ask questions and see the amazing sights in the area.
Our trip includes some parts on bitumen roads but mainly the trip is off road, it visits places of interest around Bansko so that you really explore the area.
The Jeep - UAZ (ex Russian Milatary jeep) It can take up to 4 adults (clients/persons/guests), excluding the driver - (up to 6 if small children - due to weight) The Jeep is without a roof so it is weather permitting on the day of the safari (it's not so much fun in a snow storm or in the rain) Tours are possible by arrangement/appointment 3 hour trip - if clients want to stop for a drink or snack then we have a few places we can recommend such as Dobrinishte or Banya, time permitting. All Safari's are by appointment.
A typical excursion: Pick you up directly at 9am (10am if its particularly cold on the day, its slightly warmer by 10am!!) from your Chalet or Hotel, drive from Bansko to Dobrinishte cross country. On the way stop for a cultural visit to the church up in the mountains and visit the archaeological site / excavations. Then walk a short way to a fantastic viewing point near the top of the water fall, great views to be had (it's a great photo opportunity) then walk down to the waterfall. Then over to Banya of if the full day back in the Jeep to Dobrinishte (for a warm up) see the town. If time clients have time to buy a hot drink/beer, a snack if they would like to. Then back in the Jeep, 4x4 over to Banya, through a stream and then a river, potential if time to stop at a small cafe at the Banya baths (snack / hot drink) and then back to Bansko via the secret lake.
All Day Safari: On this trip you do the excursion as explained above but we also if we have time, go up into the hills on to the logging trails so its 4x4ing and getting right into the hills and mountains. Sometimes we do not see anybody, just nature and the "logging track".
Please note: The jeep is open and you are exposed to the elements, sun, warm, cold, rain. A winter jacket, hat and gloves are recommended as you will be outside all day (Summer Safari's - rain jacket (just in case) sun cream and water are advised on the day. Also we recommend walking shoes or boots are worn on the day to visit the archaeological remains, church & water falls.
To book, email or call with these details;
Your name, the date that you would like the Safari.
How many are you, 1 to 6.
A mobile telephone number that you will be using when in Bansko including any international dial code.
The name and address of the hotel or apartment complex where you are staying.
Choose either, the half day or the full day tour.
Please note: The Safari is weather dependent so if it is snowing or raining on the day then we would have to rearrange another day, doing a safari in the rain would not be a pleasant experience as the Jeep has no roof and you would get quite wet.
Here are some reviews on Trip Adviser..... The most fun you can have in a jeep..... A true 5***** experience..... See the views around Bansko - a truly exhilarating holiday tour - see Trip Adviser for all of our reviews.