Your rafting day tour

At 9:30, the tour will start from our meeting point in Sofia– behind Alexander Nevski cathedral. After 1.5 hours drive we will reach the gorge where after a briefing by your professional instructor you will receive your equipment and final instructions before the action. Approximately hour and a half will take you to finish the river trace. A vehicle will wait for you at the end of it and you will be transported back to the base, where you will return the equipment and dress up. If the appetite has increased after the adrenaline rush you can have lunch nearby, before you start the journey to the most visited UNESCO World heritage site.

You will be at the Monastery of Rila around 15:00 and have 1 full our to explore the complex with our audio-guides in English, Spanish, Italian, Russian and German languages. You will be back in Sofia center around 18:00.

Struma river rafting experience

Refresh yourself after a long Friday party night on a wonderful white-water river adventure and see some of the very beautiful nature in Bulgaria. We are offering day trip to Struma river gorge, where you will have 12 kilometers of rafting and fun.

Rila Monastery

The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, better known as the Rila Monastery is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. Founded in the 10th century, the Rila Monastery is regarded as one of Bulgaria's most important cultural, historical and architectural monuments and is a must-visit tourist attraction for both Bulgarians and foreign visitors.

The monastery complex, regarded as one of the most impressive masterpieces of Bulgarian National Revival architecture, was declared a national historical monument in 1976 and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.


The price is based on the number of people in your party and includes hotel pick-up:

2 persons 3 persons 4-8 persons 9-18 persons
79 € per person 69 € per person 59 € per person 49 € per person

Included in the price: full transportation costs, English-speaking driver, rafting instructor (English speaking) and 90 min rafting experience (neoprene suit, shoes, helmet and jacket provided), audio-guide for Rila Monastery with 30 min explanations in English, Spanish, German, Italian and Russian.

Check all prices and book online here: V Travel Online Booking

Departure point Free pick-up from your hotel or accommodation.

star rating  I was so thankful to this company for running the trip despite the fact that I was the only person going. My guide, Michael, was brilliant. He drove incredibly safely... read more

Jasmine K

star rating  Unfortunately I had to cancel this tour because I was ill (and we all know that during this pandemic situation we can't take any risk, not for ourselves and not... read more


star rating  Really good trip in comfortable mini bus. The tour guide was well informed and had very good English. Rila Monastery is impressive (both inside and out) and it's... read more


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