ArkanTours is a company that brings into being a long-lived dream:
- To combine the pleasure of horse riding with getting to know the beauty and culture of Bulgaria, to feel the power and energy of this ancient land.
- To tell you about the legends of Orpheus, the Gods and the heroes
- To turn back time amidst Revival architecture (from the Bulgarian National revival period) of villages and historical towns.
- To reveal you the inner spirit of the Bulgarian people, which has been nourished by the thousand-year old horse (riding) tradition of Thracians and Protobulgarians.
- To let you feel the spirit of our folk-customs and festivities, folklore, unique rhythms and polyphonic songs.
- To let you be enchanted with our traditional arts and crafts, iconography, embroidery, weaving and pottery.
The word “ARKAN” emerges from the ancient times and holds the bond with our ancestors, it has the Protobulgarian meaning of a lasso - the rope used for taming horses. It has become our company's slogan and a symbol of our bond with nature.
Filled with respect and admiration for Bulgaria we put all our energy and imagination into creating adventure and ethno-art programmes which will have the least pressure on nature and the local communities. Proud of our tradition and cultural heritage we share the concern for their preservation and development, and we strive for being an example for stable and conserving tourism. Our wish is to uncover and bring closer to you the beauty, tradition and the original Bulgarian culture, and to win your trust with high, international standards of our products.
The team of ArkanTours