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Prohodna, Saeva Dupka Cave and Glozhene Tour from Sofia

4.8 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: Azimut Tours

Prohodna, Saeva Dupka Cave and Glozhene Tour from Sofia

Activity provider: Azimut Tours

From £81.20 per person

Get back to nature and discover some of the most amazing caves in Bulgaria on a day trip from Sofia. Hike the Prohodna cave, explore the chambers of Saeva dupka cave and visit the 13th-century Glozhene Monastery on Stara Planina mountain.

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Duration 1 day
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in Sofia.
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  • Experience the amazing natural phenomenon of Prohodna cave
  • Learn the history of Karlukovo village
  • See the stunning stalagmite formations of Saeva dupka cave
  • Marvel at the 13th-century Glozhene Monastery on the cliffs of Stara Planina
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or accommodation in Sofia, and then take a scenic drive through the Balkan Mountains to arrive at the Iskar Gorge near the village of Karlukovo. Go for a 1.5-hour nature hike on arrival to explore the natural phenomenon of the Prohodna cave. Learn why the locals call it the Eyes of God. Journey through the largest cave passage in Bulgaria, and then continue to the Sueva dupka cave, where 5 halls and 400 meters of corridors reveal some of the most beautiful stalagmite formations in Bulgaria. Continue in the afternoon with a visit to the 13th-century Glozhene Monastery, perched like a bird’s nest on the northern slopes of the Stara Planina mountain. Take in the beauty of the natural surroundings before returning to Sofia in the late afternoon. Get dropped off at your hotel or accommodation on arrival.
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by new car or van
  • Guide
  • Licensed mountain guide
  • Entrance fee to the Saeva dupka cave
  • Local guide at the Saeva dupka cave
  • All local taxes
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees for museums and other attractions, except the Saeva dupka cave
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Other personal expenses
  • Optional gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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4.8 /5

based on 11 reviews

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Wow wow wow. This trip made our holiday ! Can’t say enough about George - what a guy ! So knowledgeable and a beautiful soul ! George took us off the beaten track with a beautiful hike to the eyes god cave - such an adventure ! Nectari the black monk at the monastery was so hospitable and the stalactites and mites in the Saeva Dupka was unbelievable- this tour is incredible 10/10. George’s kindness showed us how warm Bulgarians are ! Most enjoyable moment - all of it. Loved watching the bouldering in the caves. This is an absolute must of a trip - top top notch. Can’t say enough. Book book book this one

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19 May 2022

Velko was a perfect guide. He was intelligent, interesting and had a real enthusiasm for his work. The caves were great. The first a huge cavern where we explored the valley and walked to a very old tiny monastery. The second was an awe inspiring cave full of dramatic stalactites and stalagmites. Lunch was an authentic Bulgarian affair - can recommend the beef soup! The monastery was on a remote hill and was very atmospheric. We went at the end of March and we had all the attractions to ourselves. Highly recommend.

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30 March 2022

Best day from our 2weeks trip to Bulgaria! The attractions we visited were really interesting and the way everything was presented from our guide Kiril was absolutely stunning! We could not have wished for a better tour, a better guide and a better day! We were adapting the agenda towards what was interesting for us and we saw and experienced so much more than we were even wishing for! We did some tours during this trip also with other local tour operators which were also great, however this one was THE ONE! Thank you so much for taking such good care of us and we will definently come back for more! Can only recommend!!

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8 September 2020

Product ID: 116956