In recent years the popularity of Dragoman marsh and Chepan Mountain as a place for recreation, hiking, photo tourism and surveillance of wild nature has grown.
There is hardly anyone to be disappointed by the impressive biodiversity of the region. There is growing the highest grass of the earth, the smallest flowering plant on the planet, insectivorous plants, the beautiful water lilies and many other amazing representatives of the Bulgarian flora. Fauna adapted to aquatic life is no less impressive: playful otters, predatory terrapins, secretive bitterns, loud-voiced warblers, tree frogs and many others. Only the birds are numbering over 215 species! Chepan mountain is like an outdoor botanical garden – the limestone ridges are rich in Balkan and Bulgarian endemic species.
Well marked eco-routes, wooden bridges, observation tower and information boards promote safety and awareness to every visitor. In 2009, the Wetlands conservation center “Dragoman marsh” opened its doors and now welcomes its visitors with the wetlands exhibition, also provide binoculars, scopes, bicycles and tourist guide services.
Tourist Company Traventuria will take you to this unique area, located just 40 km from Sofia.
A special educational program has been developed for school groups. It presents the merits of wetlands in Bulgaria in an interesting and attractive way. The objective is to cultivate friendly behavior in the young generation, to teach pupils how to use binoculars, scopes and bird guides. Each participant will realize the importance of wetlands and will see the movie “The live marsh”, as well as will examine samples of the most common aquatic plants .
Programs for one-day and half day trips can be found on www.pytuvane.com.
For Further information – Traventuriya Ltd. – 02/4890883 02/4890885 and. More about the conservation activities of Balkani Wildlife Society in the region:
Price for full day trip: 18 BGN
Period of implementation: April-October
Price is per person, valid for a minimum of 35 registered participants and includes: a professional guide from the Agency, a local expert, bus Sofia – Dragoman – Sofia, entrance fees, binoculars, birdguides, scopes and medical insurance.