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From Sofia: Saeva Dupka and Ledenika Caves Tour

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Activity provider: V Travel Ltd

From Sofia: Saeva Dupka and Ledenika Caves Tour

Activity provider: V Travel Ltd

From US$ 99.86 per person

Visit two of the most interesting caves in Bulgaria. This tour is suitable for children – the caves take you into a fairy world.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Explore Saeva Dupka Cave’s five halls and 400 metres of corridors, some of the most beautiful cave formations in the country
  • Visit the incredible Ledenika Cave and watch a unique 3D laser lights show
  • Make a wish at the Lake of Wishes
Full description
Saeva Dupka’s five halls and 400 meters of corridors offer some of the most beautiful cave formations in the country. The cave has hosted many choral music performances due to its the excellent acoustics. Saeva dupka was named after two brothers, Seyu and Sae, who used it as a hiding place during the Ottoman occupation of Bulgaria. Recent excavations have shown the cave was inhabited since Roman times. Saeva dupka is one of the 100 top tourist sites in Bulgaria. Ledenika is a cave in the north-western part of the Balkan Mountains, 16 kilometers away from the Bulgarian town of Vratsa, with an entrance 830 meters above sea level. It features an abundance of galleries and impressive karst formations, including stalactites and stalagmites dating back a thousand years. The cave is about 300 meters long, and contains ten separate halls, the biggest of which is the Concert Hall. On the way you'll walk through the Passage of Sinners. Beware! Only those whose of pure heart may pass through. The cave was once full of water, but now only a small lake remains: the Lake of Wishes. legend says that if you dip your hand in the ice-cold water of the lake and make a wish, the wish will come true. Brestnica village is located 100 kilometers north-east of Sofia. After a drive of 1 hour and 30 minutes across the Balkan range (highway), you will reach the cave. A visit there takes about 1 hour. After this, you will continue to the town of Vratsa, where you can have lunch in the beautiful canyon called Vratsata (The Door), the best place for rock climbing in Bulgaria. From there you will continue with a short drive to Ledenika Cave, one of the most impressive caves in Bulgaria. Your return trip will be around 1 hour 40 minutes. This tour is suitable for children.
  • Transfer to and from your accommodation in Sofia
  • Guide in English
  • Parking fees
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
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  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Best period: winter for ice formations
  • Driving time: approximately 5 hours
  • Walking time: approximately 2 hours
  • Handicap accessible: Not accessible
  • Special requirements: Comfortable shoes
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4.8 /5

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Everything went very well on the trip. Our guide Ivan was on time at the pickup point and already on the way to the caves he told us a lot about Bulgaria. In addition, he always encouraged us to ask questions and was happy to answer them. At lunchtime he showed us a very great and cheap restaurant. All in all, we were very satisfied with the trip and glad that Ivan was our guide.

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March 17, 2022

The tour was very beautiful and informative

Our guide was very knowledgeable, very nice and helped us a lot

June 12, 2019

August 17, 2021


Product ID: 64667