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Rila National Park, Rila

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Visit Bulgaria's largest national park, Rila National Park, filled with meandering rivers, rolling mountains, and rich wildlife. Nestled on the highest mountain range of the Balkans, the park covers 81,046 hectares (200,269 acres) and reaches heights of 3,000 m (9,800 ft). Spend time hiking through landscape and observing some of the 172 animal species, including bears and abundant predatory birds. Alternatively, join guided nature activities like horseback riding, camping, and skiing. At certain parts of the park, you can visit mountains and forests during the daytime and dress up to experience Bulgaria's vibrant nightlife in the evenings. Rila National Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Rila Edition.
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  • Definitely the best experience during my short stay in Bulgaria, the views and the lakes are stunning. An easy day trip from Sofia that is a must.  more »
  • This is an unique and totally amazing place. It's very beautiful and peaceful and there the time just stops. Anyway you need to have in mind that even in the hottest days of the summer there is really...  more »
  • This place is great. If you love hiking and nature you should visit Rila National park. Rila National Park proves you for beautiful nature not necessarily to the other side of the world have to travel.
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