The search for and collection of precious and semi-precious stones is one of the most modern types of tourism in Bulgaria. We will take you to the crater of a volcano that erupted more than 35 million years ago. Today on this place is the second smallest town in Bulgaria – Madjarovo. As a result of the active volcanic activity, the rocks around the city hide in their bowels over 16 types of precious, semi-precious stones and gold.
With a local guide, we will enter the old mine for precious stones, and in the area around it, we will embark on a real adventure in the Bulgarian Klondike – looking for agates, amethysts, chalcedony, jasper. Later we will look at a collection of over 1000 specimens of precious and semi-precious stones, we will learn about their energy and healing properties, we will have the opportunity to join a small bazaar for jewelry inlaid with stones.
In the Land of Orpheus we can not but visit the dwellings of the ancient Thracians – the sanctuaries Kovan Kaya and Hambar Kaya, as well as the famous Alexander’s tomb, built in the second half of the IV century BC. as the last home of a rich Thracian ruler.
And because the focus of “SlowTours.BG” is gastronomy and local food, on both days we will enjoy delicious Eastern Rhodope dishes and local specialties. The mentors of the reality TV show “The Farm” Blagovesta and Nikolay will welcome us on their farm with stuffed pumpkin with beef from pastured animals and delicious dairy beef appetizers. And in the neat hotel along the Arda River at the foot of the dam “Studen Kladenets” we will be treated to both days with delicious dishes according to old local recipes.