Amphibians and Reptiles

    We offer you a tour for observation of reptiles and amphibians. Price for a guide: 100 BGN + fuel for the vehicle (transport on site). The tour is all day round, available from April till September, with 4WD car along the valey of Arda River. Our guides know perfectly the ecological requirements of all species of amphibians and reptiles in the Eastern Rhodope region and know many of their localities.

Species of reptiles that are found in the region: Hermann’s Tortoise / Testudo hermanni /; Spur-thighed Tortoise / Testudo graeca /; plain pond turtle / Emys orbicularis /; Balkan Pond Turtle / Mauremys rivulata /; Balkan gecko / Cyrtopodion kotschyi /; slow-worm / Anguis fragilis /; sheltopusik / Pseudopus apodus /; striped lizard / Lacerta trilineata /; ophisops elegans / Ophisops elegans /; Macedonian lizard / Podarcis erhardii /; wall lizard / Podarcis muralis /; Crimean lizard / Podarcis taurica /; short-legged lizard / Ablepharus kitaibelii /; European blind (European worm snake) / Typhlops vermicularis /; Turkish boa / Eryx jaculus /; great shooter / Coluber caspius /; Slim shooter / Platyceps najadum /; Coronella austiaca / Coronella austriaca /; Aesculapian snake / Zamenis longissimus /; blotched snake / Elaphe sauromates /; Montpellier snake / Malpolon monspessulanus /; gray snake / Natrix tessellata /; grass snake / Natrix natrix /; adder / Vipera ammodytes /.

    There are 11 species of amphibians: Salamander / Salamandra salamandra /; small crested newt / Lissotriton vulgaris /; southern crested newt / Triturus karelinii /; Green Toad / Bufo viridis /; brown toad / Bufo bufo /; Yellow-bellied Toad / Bombina variegata /; marsh frog / Pelophylax ridibundus /; agile frog / Rana dalmatina /; European tree frog / Hyla arborea /; Syrian spadefoot / Pelobates syriacus /; Greek stream frog / Rana graeca /.

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    Searching for amphibians and reptiles can be combined with observation of the feeding of vultures, observation of the colony of the Griffon Vultures, visiting historic sites and introduction to local crafts.