1 day
Duration
Ledenika
Location
Apr – Oct
Calendar
VAN
Transport
7+
Age

THE LEDENIKA CAVE AND SAEVA DUPKA

Situated some 16 km from the town of Vratsa, the cave is located on the territory of Vrachanski Balkan Natural Park.

The name – “Ledenika” comes from the icy stalagmites that form in the entrance hall during the winter time. The cave was known to the locals since the times of the Ottoman Empire. Back then many shepherds used it all year around to preserve the milk longer, because of the low temperatures inside.

Since 1961 the cave has been facilitated for tourists and today it is listed under #16 in the 100 National Tourist Sights in Bulgaria. What is special about the cave, besides the natural formations that occur throughout in the entire place, there is a hall, with such amazing acoustical qualities that it has been called “The Concert Hall”. Often live orchestras perform inside.

About a 100 km from Ledenika Cave we find another very interesting cave under the name of Saeva Dupka. It bears the name of the two brothers – Seu and Sau, that accidentally discovered the cave during the 19th century. In the early 1880’s Prof. Zlatarski took on the first documented scientific explorations of the cave that kept going until the late 1960’s. Today we know that the age of Saeva Dupka is around 3 million years and together with the Yagodinska Cave it is considered as one of the two most beautiful caves in Bulgaria. A giant 60 m in diameter stalactite is one of the main attractions as well as the unique variety of colors found inside the cave.

An exciting journey into the underground world of Bulgarian caves this tour is excellent choice for all speleology enthusiasts!

 

PROGRAM

This is an example program, that can be modified according to your desires.

09:00 am – Pick up from previously arranged location

10:30 am – Arriving at Ledenika Cave

12:00 pm – Lunch

01:00 pm – Arriving at The Saeva Dupka

02:30 pm – Departing for Sofia

04:00 pm – Arriving back in Sofia

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

You should be well equipped: comfortable walking shoes are recommended for the tour, as well as raincoat and long pants, and a hoodie. The temperatures inside the caves are considerably lower than the outside temperature during the summer and you can easily get cold.

PRICES

Participants Price per person
4-7 persons 60 €
3 persons 70 €
2 persons 90 €
1 person 160 €

*If you are a group larger that 7 people, please contact us so we can offer you special rates!


Prices include:

  • Transportation with a comfortable vehicle with A/C
  • English – speaking mountain guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Travel insurance

Prices do not include:

  • personal expenses

SIGNING UP

Signing up can be made in person at our office or via e-mail up to 48 hours prior to the departure date you have chosen.

The reservation is confirmed after a full prepayment is made.

PAYMENT

  • Cash – in our office at 19 “Tsar Ivan Shishman” Str.. 3 Ap., 1000 Sofia
  • By credit card – in our office at 19 “Tsar Ivan Shishman” Str.. 3 Ap., 1000 Sofia
  • Bank transfer – once your request has been confirmed by our team, you can proceed to make the bank transfer. A digital invoice will serve as your confirmation.

Our bank details are:

Machirski Sport Ltd
BANK: DSK AD
IBAN: BG09 STSA 9300 0001 434 073
BIC: STSABGSF

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The chosen tour must be booked in advance!

To do so, please contact our office by phone: +359 2 981 57 12 or by email: office@machirski-sport.com

Cancellation Policy:

  • If you cancel at least 5 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 % cancellation fee.