”We thank everyone at Wild Echo for arranging such a good holiday for us. It is one we shall never forget. ”- Pat Hall - Birds, butterflies, bears - June 2016
”Like last year’s tour, we enjoyed this one so much, that we are looking foreward to join another Spatia / Wild Echo butterfly tour led by Mario. ”- Ron Demey & Rita Swinnen - Early Butterflies - May 2016
“We did enjoy the holiday and learned a lot from you, particularly about Bulgarian history, food and your conservation projects as well as the wildlife. We look forward to hearing from you and thanks once again for all your help in finding the birds and butterflies during our trip. “ - Val and Mike Walker – private photo tour
”Thank you very much indeed for looking after us all and for me, especially, so many "Life Ticks". Very impressed with the variety habitats that you introduced to and allowed us to explore at a leisurely pace guided by your wonderful skills in bird spotting! Thanks once again!”- John Berrington – Via Pontica tour – 2012
”Would like to say thank you for a great holiday. The holiday was run very professionally from answering emails at the start to being dropped off at the airport. Cannot fault the holiday at all, it was superb. Would you please pass on my thanks to the 2 guides, they both made this a holiday one I will never forget. Already saving and hoping to go back in two years time. Again a huge Thank you!” - Steve Davies – Birds and wildlife photo tour 2012
”Thank you for your email comments, needless to say last week was truly fantastic, so many highlights. Just the shear volume of birds was great to see. Flocks of Phalaropes, Wood Sands and the Calandra Larks, I wont forget in a hurry. Getting to know you and your country was also a pleasure. Your commitment to your tours is clearly 100%, I can see why you get a lot of return business.”- David – winner of the Birdwatch Magazine free tour.
“If you are interested in seeing lots of butterflies, many species and photographing them, then any of Spatia butterfly tours are sure to exceed your expectations. Mario is able not only to identify all the butterflies you will see, but more importantly he knows where to find them. He is a charming and friendly man with a good sense of humour and is an excellent leader.
From the first contact you make with Spatia you are treated as a friend and every effort is made to accommodate your needs. Flights and departures may not coincide with tour dates, if this is the case, hotel accommodation will be booked for you in Sofia or other special arrangements made for you.
Spatia also run butterfly and wildlife macro photography courses, providing excellent opportunities to photograph wildlife in the field with expert advice with regard to all aspects of your camera and also the tips on how to improve your photography are invaluable.” – Linda M Jones
“Thoroughly enjoyed my Spatia Wildlife tour of Bulgaria. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and took us to the prime butterfly locations around the country. Excellent value, a great introduction to the country and a most memorable holiday. And thank you all for contributing to what was a most enjoyable tour - I had an absolute ball!” - Derek Longhurst
“I had a great time .. loved every minute of it actually! .. and enjoyed the company too. And I have some great new butterflies and dragonflies to add to my photo list. For sure I will be returning to Bulgaria - there is just so much to take in (butterflies, dragonflies, wildflowers, meadows ... birds ... bugs too … and great food)!” - Bruce Graham
"I would like to say a big thank you for a brilliant week of birding, I enjoyed every minute. It was an honour and a pleasure to spend time with you, your knowledge and love of wildlife is really amazing. I really cannot thank you enough. Excellent accommodation and superb Food, and I would recommend Spatia Wildlife to all travelling Birders and will certainly be using them again." - Ernie Wells
"Dear Dobry, many thanks for a great trip that everyone enjoyed very much. It was well organised, the hotels were excellent and the birds and butterflies well up to expectations. We all thought that you worked very hard on our behalf, and I very much look forward to doing further trips with you in the future." - David Tomilnson
"Dear Dobry, just to thank you for the excellent tour, we both learnt a lot about your wonderful butterflies and appreciated the conversations about various aspects of Bulgaria. It was good travelling as a small group and staying in small hotels. Questionnaire just gone off to greentours with a high recommendation!" - John and Pam
"Dear Dobromir, many thanks for all your efforts in arranging our trip to Bulgaria which was a great success with wonderful birds, flowers, reptiles, amphibians, and insects. Mario was brilliant throughout the tour with excellent driving, interpreting, care of all the group needs, identifications, local history and a great sense of humour. He added so much to our enjoyment of the holiday. Best Wishes and Many Thanks" - Mike Tong
"Dear Dobry, just a quick e-mail to say thank you for an excellent tour which we all enjoyed. The food and accommodation was good, the last stop in Bulgaria brilliant and of course your company, guiding, driving and hard work were apreciated. Thanks" - Mike Robinson
"Having now participated in five Spatia Wildlife tours I can recommend the company without hesitation. Professional and friendly, the leaders not only have a deep knowledge of their subject but a genuine passion for natural history and a willingness to share their expertise and experience with the group." - Jeremy Milne
"I have been enjoying professionally guided butterfly/wildlife tours for over 20 years, and I thought that Mario was the very best of all the tour leaders I have travelled with. This is not just about knowledge of the wildlife encountered - anyone can learn that - but also the more difficult subject of "leadership". I have taught leadership to young RAF officers, so I know what it is about.
I thought Marios attention to the needs of the group as a whole, and to those of each individual member was spot-on. He worked really hard the whole time to keep us all happy, and I would recommend his trips to anyone."
- Ken Bailey
“Just to thank you for the excellent tour, we both learnt a lot about your wonderful butterflies and appreciated the conversations about various aspects of Bulgaria. It was good travelling as a small group and staying in small hotels. Good journey home and are now busy sorting photos for printing. Questionnaire just gone off to greentours with a high recommendation!” - John and Pam – Butterflies and birds tour 2010