We organize a wide variety of agricultural tours, such as tours focused on specific crops, bioclimatic regions, and growing technologies, as well as various animal farms including cattle, dairy, pig, poultry, and other farms. Our tours are designed for farmers, industry professionals, educators, researchers and students. All tours can be customized to meet your specific needs and interests.
There are two main agricultural regions in Bulgaria: the Danubian Plain in the north and the Upper Thracian Plain in the south. They are separated by the majestic Balkan Mountains, which act as a climatic barrier. Due to the historic importance of the Balkan Mountains, the entire peninsula was named after them.
However, Bulgaria is known worldwide most of all for its rose oil, which is produced in the Rose Valley – a small, narrow valley located between two mountain chains in the central part of the country. Protected by the mountains and blessed with crystal-clear waters, the Rose Valley is the only place where the oil-bearing Rosa damascena is grown. Bulgaria is also the world’s largest producer of lavender oil.
The main cereal crops grown in Bulgaria are wheat and corn, followed by barley, rye, triticale, oats, millet and sorghum. The major fruits are apples, pears, apricots, peaches, plums, cherries, and walnuts. Livestock production is dominated by cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats, pigs, and poultry (chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese).
Catering to a wide range of interests, we can organize various agricultural activities, such as:
Field trips to the Rose Valley, offering visitors a unique opportunity to participate in rose and lavender picking, visit essential oil distilleries and see how rose oil is produced; take part in the Rose Festival in the city of Kazanlak; learn about plant and aromatic herb cultivation and harvesting;
Farm stays, enabling visitors to spend time with a local family and to experience the authentic rural life by joining their hosts in their daily work, as well as to learn how to make Bulgarian yogurt;
Nature walks, including plant collecting, wild herb and mushroom picking;
Beekeeping and honey production;
Vine-growing, wine and local brandy production;
Participation in various local festivals dedicated to yogurt, honey, local dishes, herbs, beans, etc.
All agricultural activities can be combined with other outdoor activities, such as horse riding, biking, hiking, and off-roading.